Yearlong Mains Test Series -2019 by Insights IAS is aimed at giving all UPSC civil services aspirants a platform to improve their writing skills in all aspects so as to maximise their marks in all General Studies + Essay papers in UPSC civil services Mains. You can be sure of improving marks as our evaluation focuses on identifying even smallest mistakes you commit in your answers and prescribe useful solution that would enhance quality of your answer.
Yearlong test series gives you flexibility to prepare meticulously by following our Mains timetable without compromising preliminary exam preparation. Coupled with our popular initiative of answer writing - Insights Secure - you can be sure of scoring very high marks in Mains - 2019. This test series is also flexible in the sense that you can write tests at your convenience and submit your answer scripts anytime for evaluation.
Through this test series you will realise importance of every aspect of art of answer writing - be it presentation, handwriting, structuring intelligently so as to make evaluators’ job smooth, tips to prioritising content in answers within word limit etc.
Our primary focus will be to give quality feedback within 10 days of submission of your copy thereby letting you know your mistakes before you give next test. By the end of this test series, you will be a pro in UPSC mains GS+Essay papers - provided you give all tests and work on our feedback
Total 30 Tests (12 Sectional Tests + 12 full length tests + 6 Essay Papers)
Time Period : Oct, 2018 to Sep, 2019
A flexible test series - Schedule as per your convenience.
We Promise to upload the evaluated copies within 10 days so that you could rectify your mistakes on time.
20 Tests (12 ST+4 FT+4 Essay) prior to Prelims 2019 (by the end of March) and 10 Tests post Prelims 2019 (8 FT + 2 Essay).
Sectional tests will focus majorly on helping you to revamp basic reading and gain much of conceptual clarity while still accommodating current affairs.
Essay Tests prior to Prelims 2019 will be theme based,which will help you familiarize with the broad topics asked by UPSC.
A set of full length revision test prior to Prelims 2019 will help you in revising the whole Mains syllabus.
Leave no stone unturned as the 8 FT is accomodative of current affairs upto the month of September.
Designed in Essay + GS (1-4) papers format so that the student stays in touch with all the papers throughout the length of the test series.
We urge you to give these tests on the same day so that there would be no backlog for you. This is good for you as you will see great improvement in your approach to answer writing by the end of the Test series.
You can submit answer copies of first leg of test series (27 October 2018 to 30 March 2019) till 5 April 2019 to get them evaluated. On request we will make few exceptions where we will evaluate copies of first leg of test series after Prelims - 2019 as well. During the second leg of this test series i.e. post-Prelims 2019 part, the last day of submission of answer scripts is 10 September 2019.
Payment once made is non-refundable and non-transferable.
The answer booklet uploaded must be clear and readable to evaluate. Click here for guidelines to scan.
The face page and evaluator’s comments page must be scanned without fail.
It shall be student’s responsibility to get print of the question booklet and write answers in the prescribed format only. Answers written in any paper other than Insights booklet format will be rejected.
Please adhere to the file size (15MB) prescribed for uploading your answer booklet.
Please mention your Registration ID in bold letters on the answer booklet front page without fail before scanning.
If you can write your Registration ID on all the pages it will be of great help to manage and not miss any of your pages.
You have to mention the number of pages that you are uploading on top of the front page, for ex. if your answer booklet contains 30 pages, then write "Total Page-30".
Answer booklets sent via mail to will not be accepted for evaluation. It is compulsory for you to upload it in the portal itself.
Please scan all the pages of answer booklet, like even the page (rough sheet) where you brainstorm, especially for essay paper, so that we can evaluate better.
Evaluated copies will be uploaded only after 10 working days from the date of your submission.
At any point of time, subscription will not be carried forward to next series even if you don’t give single exam under present test series package.