Botany for IAS and IFoS

A short introduction

Botany being a science subject has a straight and clearly laid out syllabus. It has lately become popular as a safe and scoring optional in the IAS and the IFoS.

For scoring well in this subject, you have to know the core facts and concepts with clarity. You also need to know how to present your answer well.

During UPSC evaluation, there is always a great degree of objectivity because of the straight forward nature of questions. So, you can be sure of not losing any marks on the grounds that your line of arguments / interpretation did not match with that of the examiner. In sciences, there are only facts and concepts, which if correct, are bound to fetch you high marks. Therefore, with Botany you can be fairly sure of scoring just on the basis your examination hall performance.

We have guided many students who have scored more than 60% marks in the IAS Main (a score, which is good enough to make you a top ranker). In the recent years, about 20% of the total selections in the IFoS too have come from this optional.

Recent Results with Botany

Vidushi secured IFoS Rank 1 (IFoS 2016) with Botany and Forestry optional subjects.

In IAS 2015, our student Divya Jyoti Parida got 26th Rank with this subject.

Some other notable results in the recent past include:

Abhilasha – Rank 2 – IFoS 2015

Aditya M. – Rank 5 – IFoS 2015

For more results, please visit our results section.

Who can benefit from our Botany Course?

In our experience, both good and average students can gain from our Botany Course, especially in the following ways:

  1. In clearing the fundamentals of the subject. In the examination paper of Botany; most of the questions are direct and fundamental in nature. Hence, having a clear grasp over the basics is of crucial importance.
  2. In adding value to the answer. With us, you will be exposed a number of specialist teachers – each one a master of his / her area. Such teachers dedicate a considerable amount of time in developing updated coverage of various topics they teach. Due to this continuous effort, you get a fast and highly effective value addition to your answers.
  3. In organizing the entire course as per the demands of the IFoS / Civil Service Examination. Thus, you can understand the emphasis areas and focus on them appropriately.
  4. You can be selective in coverage and maximize the quality of answers in the areas chosen.
  5. You learn the intricacies and techniques to write effective and marks-fetching answers, without which much of the preparation may go in vain.

If you have been a biological or allied science student, you’ll find the entire course extremely rewarding and easy to manage. Hundreds of such students have already benefitted from our Botany course so far. It is your turn now.

Course inclusions

Paper – I of IAS Main Examination / IFoS Botany – Full coverage with study material

Paper – II of IAS main Examination / IFoS Botany – Full coverage with study material

Updated study material with 100% coverage of the syllabus

Revision Tests

Course duration

5 Months

Class Frequency

5-6 days a week depending on the stage of the Course

Lecture Duration

2.5 Hours a day


Revision Tests along with the classroom coverage of the subject

Refresher Tests after the completion of the classroom coverage of the subject

Test frequency is usually once a week

After-course support

Supplementary notes on recent updates (provided in e-book form)

Refresher tests after the completion of the course based on IAS Main and IFoS Pattern