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Integrated Prelims Cum Mains Test Series FAQ's

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Where can I register for the integrated prelims cum mains (IPM) test series?

The Integrated Prelims Cum Mains Test Series registration can be done at www.insightsactivelearn.com/subscribe

What's the total cost?

The total cost is Rs.39000/- including the service charges.

Will there be any discount?

Yes, 18% discount for those who want to purchase integrated prelims cum mains test series and retain their prelims 2020 test series.
15% discount for old Insights ias prelims paid users to purchase integrated prelims cum mains test series.
Provided email and contact number must match our database.

Is mentorship available for the subscribers?

Yes. From October each subscriber will be allocated a mentor whom they can contact in case of any queries.

How to avail mentorship?

Students have to book an appointment which will be of 20min slot. Offline students can come and meet their mentors directly. Online students will be given a phone number which they can call on and the call will be connected to their mentor.

Will there be discussion of the test?

Yes. After every test there will be discussion taken up by experienced team. Video of the same would be uploaded for the online students. In addition there will be special sessions on Essay, Ethics and GS answer writing tips.
NOTE: Discussion is only for the mains test not the prelims tests.

I have already subscribed for the Text book based prelims test series of Insights. Can I shift to integrated test series now? If yes then what will be the amount that I have to pay?

Yes. Any student who have subscribed for the Insights prelims test series can shift to the integrated prelims cum mains test series. For online students SWITCH button will be enabled for the transfer and offline students have to visit the centre for the transfer.

The balance amount that a student has to pay is 39000 minus the transferable amount. Transferable amount = Total fee of the prelims test series

Do I need to take the test on the prescribed date or the dates are flexible?

No. There is no such restrictions. You can take the test series at any time from the day the test goes live till the end of test series. The dates of tests are fully flexible to suit the needs of students. (Offline students can write tests on all 7 days of the week between 10 am to 7.30 pm).

When will I get the synopsis of the test?

The detailed synopsis will be provided for each test. Offline students will get the hard copy of the synopsis after the test. For the online students the download link will be enabled immediately after they submit their copies. The download link for all the test synopsis will be enabled after 15 days from the last test.

What’s the study material that I am going to get?

The study material will be provided for the mains topics like world history, internal security, Governance etc. It will cover the static portions, recent developments, examples and diagrams which will aid the students in comprehensive understanding of the topic and give edge to answer to fetch the extra marks in every question.
For example study material on issue of women would cover constitutional provisions, the government programmes, reports, indices, committees, etc.

How do I scan and upload the copy once the test is taken?

Please go through the instructions to upload the scanned copy.

What’s the time within which I can get my copy evaluated?

You will get your evaluated copy uploaded in your dashboard within 12 WORKING DAYS from the day of submission of the answer script.

NOTE: In calculation of the working days the national holidays are excluded. So 12 working days will not be same as the calendar days.

What’s special features of insights evaluation?

The evaluation team of insights consists of the veterans who have given mains and interviews. All the evaluators are hard trained by team insights to ensure the upmost quality feedback. The features of evaluation are
1) Time bound evaluation
2) Comprehensive and constructive feedback
3) Personal feedback by Vinay sir

Do I get All India ranking?

Yes. But the ranking will be dynamic that is it will be changing.

For example on 12 th august you have given the test and secured x marks according to which your ranking is 34. On 19 th august Mr.A will give the same test and secure x+1 marks. So ranking of Mr.A will be 34 and your rank will change to 35.

Do I get the performance analysis?

Yes. For both prelims and mains the performance graph will be provided for each student which will help the students in self-assessment.

For prelims the categorical analysis will be provided in both difficulty level and each subject.

For Mains the performance will be provided Paper-wise (Each section) and also the overall analysis of highest marks, average marks and score of student.

The website mentions that if I write all Mains tests of Insights Integrated Prelims cum Mains Test Series – 2020 I will be given free FREE mains test series post 2020 prelims. What’s the criteria for availing the benefit?

Post 2020 Prelims Insights will be launching mains test series of 25-30 test to give extensive writing practice for the 2020 Mains and it will be priced around Rs.25000. Subscribers of our integrated test series will be given free access to this.

The criteria for eligibility are
1) Student must have written all the tests.
2) Student must have secured 10% of marks in each test (As per UPSC standard)

Apart from subscribers of IPM test series the benefit is available for students who have subscribed for prelims test series (text book based approach or Subject wise approach) and Yearlong Mains test series.

Note: The benefit is not applicable for students who have subscribed to either prelims test series or yearlong mains test series alone.