One of the easiest Science optionals and highly scoring too


An easy to understand and a highly scoring optional known to produce IAS & IFoS toppers. Evolution students have been claiming more than 70% of all selections with Agriculture for last 15 years.
Join this course for: targeted coverage, complete notes, updated content and mentoring by faculty.
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New Classroom Batch starting from 14 May 2022 & 11 June 2022


Dr.Pradeep Adaka

Modules of the course

1. Examination aligned classes for the entire syllabus 2. Enriched class-notes and handouts 3. Personal mentoring and guidance from the faculty 4. Class-tests and discussion 5.Special revision sessions 6. Personal mentoring

Venue of classes

Evolution Classrooms in Dr. Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi

Availability of live-online mode

Live-online access to this batch is also available for the students not able to join it in the classroom mode

Course duration and class frequency

5 Months with long classes on Weekends (Saturday and Sunday)

Study material

Class-notes, notes in printed format plus selected supplemental handouts


₹ 50,000 inclusive of 18% GST


Selections in the UPSC Civil Service Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination


All India Rank -1 in the UPSC Civil Service Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination


Positions within the Top-10 lists of the UPSC Civil Service Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination

Why Agriculture? 

Easy, Interesting & Scoring

The syllabus is interesting and relevant to the issues faced by farmers in the country. Students from any Science or Engineering background can handle the demands of the syllabus very well.
The syllabus of UPSC IAS Mains exam Agriculture optional is not lengthy and you can finish it in very reasonable time-period.
Several topics in agriculture have direct overlap with the GS papers, particularly in Geography and Economy.

Scoring & Excellent results

With our guidance, a score of 60 percent or more becomes easy in this optional. Our students have achieved that year after year.
A recent data released by the UPSC establishes that Agriculture is the optional subject is the highest success rate (18.6%).
In IFS Examination 2017, the All India Rank -2 holder, Anupam Sharma had agriculture optional, though he is not an Agriculture graduate.

Well-defined and manageable syllabus

Being a science subject, it has a straight and clearly laid out syllabus. With a proper planning provided by us, you can cover the entire syllabus in a reasonable time frame with ample time to spare for General Studies. After a proper coverage and notes-making, revision is also quick and effective.

Direct questions

Questions in Agriculture are direct in nature. With basic concept and facts, you can answer most of the questions.
During UPSC evaluation, there is always a great degree of objectivity because of the straight forward nature of questions.
With our guidance, you can comfortably write fact-rich, coherent and well-illustrated answers.  

Simple answers can fetch high marks

There is no unpredictability in the scores. You write well and you score well. No guessing games like may humanity subjects.You will not be 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.

Easy to get a competitive advantage

Most of your competitors, who are not getting a good guidance, would rely on common resources and find the subject too big and hard to manage. We have made Agriculture preparation simpler for you with streamlined content, updated and enriched material and step-by-step mentoring. We will also help in organizing the entire course as per the demands of the examination. Thus, you can understand the emphasis areas and focus on them appropriately.

Principal areas of coverage in this course

Paper 1



Cropping Patterns and Farming Systems

Important features and scope of various types of forestry plantations

Weed Management

Soil Science, Fertilisers and Irrigation

Farm management

Agriculture Extension

Paper 2

Cell Biology

Genetics, Plant Breeding and Biotechnology

Plant Physiology and Biochemistry


Seed Technology

Plant pathology, Entomology and Plant protection

Food security: Production and Policy Aspects

Click here to see the detailed syllabus of Agriculture for IAS & IFS Main

Why you should be with Evolution for Agriculture

Evolution is India's most credible institute for Agriculture with 70% plus of all UPSC selections with this optional in the last 16 years. Our faculty, our notes and our guidance combine to give you far superior preparation than your competitors.

Outstanding faculty

Experienced and committed experts from reputed colleges of DU and other premier institutions such as IARI, IITs, FRI
Each expert with deep insight into the needs and trends of the UPSC Examinations

Clear competitive edge

Specialist faculty helps you in developing clear concepts of the topics and also bring marks-fetching depth and value addition to your answers.

We simplify everything

We specialise in making the subject matter beginner friendly.
While teaching, we break each topic into logical sub-topics and then go about building concepts step-by-step.

Complete & authentic material

Crisp notes on all the topics – easy to grasp and retain
Each topic prepared from standard reference books
All notes prepared by our in-house research team

Unmatched mentoring

Special Sessions with Faculty to address all your doubts and queries
We help you see the larger picture and implement your strategy with micro-planning which is in 100% alignment with the examination

Insights on high scoring answers

With the teacher's guidance, you will learn the intricacies and techniques to write effective and high score-fetching answers, without which much of the preparation may go in vain.


All the Evolution Classroom Courses always include:

  • Regular and engaging classes covering the entire syllabus in an examination oriented manner
  • High quality class-notes plus lecture handouts, when and where required
  • Special sessions by the faculty to address doubts and share tips and methods about the CSE and IFS Examination
  • Regular Sectional Tests and Feedback for developing marks fetching answer writing skills
  • Full-syllabus mock tests before your CSE and IFS Main Examinations

What makes our classroom courses stand out

Everything that you need to get a top rank in the CSE and IFS Examination


Experienced experts from premier universities with great track-record of results


Targeted approach based on extensive research into the pattern and trends of the exams


Modern teaching tools and methods for easy and better mastery of preparation

Good for beginners

Beginner friendly course design, covering from the basics to the required advanced level


Focused study material based on the best text books, journals and web-resources


Regular and scientifically structured tests and feedback to consolidate preparation

Small batches

Optimal batch sizes to ensure a healthy teacher-student ratio and effective learning


Personal attention on individual progress, performance and problems


Excellent peer group from all over India to both compete and collaborate

Personal Development

Not just academic preparation but directed personality development also

Time bound

Optimal utilisation of time to finish the preparation timely and get ready for the examination


Periodic interaction with Civil Servants for motivation and insights

Toppers recommend Evolution

Vishal Khatri

IFS Rank - 5, 2019

I had joined the following courses at Evolution, both in online mode - 1) Interview Preparation Module with  2 in-person mock interview + lectures on Current Affairs and Forestry 2) Prelims modules - Current affairs, Environment and Science-Tech.

Evolution helped me quickly improve my Env preparation from a generalist CSE paper 3 level to the depth required for IFoS. I have seen many of my friends struggle in Env and SciTech due to lack of a good, consolidated source. Evolution's extremely relevant and comprehensive coverage of these topics definitely added value to my preparation.

Abhishek Sir's lectures were rigorous, yet focused and engaging. The narrative format of delivery improved my understanding, as well as retention, reducing the need for revision. His broader guidance on framing of answers (structuring, prioritisation) and IFoS-specific questions was also immensely helpful. Chiranth Sir helped me cover high-scoring areas like Env legislation for Prelims and revising Forestry. I would unhesitatingly recommend these courses to any serious aspirant. I've myself been using them for the coming attempt.

Lakshmi Nagappan

IAS Rank - 45, 2018 | IFS Rank - 50, 2018

I joined a course on Geology at Evolution under the guidance of Sir Prabhakar Priyadarshi (AIR 31, IFS 2017) .

Joining this course made my work simpler... I am glad to have made the right choice and grateful for his immense help to crack the examination successfully.

Vaibhava Srivastava IFS Rank 1, IAS Rank 93

Vaibhava Srivastava

IFS Rank - 1, 2017 | IAS Rank - 92, 2017

I have learnt so much from the way Abhishek sir articulates and presents his thoughts. Thank you so much, sir, for your encouragement, guidance and support!

Prashant sir and Chiranth sir helped me immensely in covering Forestry in such a little time.
Abhishek sir, thank you so much for creating such an enabling and friendly environment!


IFS Rank - 1, 2016

I prepared both my optional subjects with Evolution for the Civil Service and IFS Examinations.

Despite being a B.Tech. in Computer Science, I mastered subjects like Botany with Forestry with reasonable ease and felt confident in the exams.

The classroom course and notes have been exactly in tune with the needs to the examination. For most of my preparation, I relied only on my class-notes.

Anupam Sharma

IFS Rank - 2, 2017

Every member of the Evolution team (Abhishek sir, Suman ma’am, Chiranth sir and others) has been a source of immense help, support, guidance and motivation for me.

In fact, now I identify myself also as a part of it. While many persons & institutions helped me in achieving my & my family’s dream, Evolution’s was the most dominant force …the Optimus Prime. I shall always remain indebted to Evolution. Thanks a lot:)

How to enroll for classroom courses? Simple as 1, 2, 3.

Registration: After counselling, our course advisor will send you the payment link for ₹ 10,000 towards registration to the classroom course you plan to join.
Confirmation: After we have received the payment, our office will send you an email with Confirmation of Registration. Now, we have blocked a seat for you in the classroom course of your choice.
When you arrive at Evolution: Report to Evolution Office on or before the Batch commencement date, fill-up the Enrollment Form, pay the remaining course fee and it's done.
That's it. Now you are ready to prepare with the Evolution Classroom Course of your choice.


FAQs: Frequently asked questions

I need to know about the course plan.

Like other courses, the classroom courses at Evolution are planned to cover the syllabi for the UPSC Civil Service Examination and the Indian Forest Service Examination in an intensive manner.
It means identifying the emphasis areas, re-organising the structure of the syllabus, incorporating the special demands arising out of the question papers, and then delivering the lectures in a systematic way.
As a student, you will be having the broad road-map of the entire course plus each month's class-plan and test plan.

What is your teaching methodology?

We believe that the formula for outstanding results in these competitive examinations comprises of motivated students, committed faculty and rigorous academic work. You’ll find all these at Evolution.
Our classes are planned by the teachers well in advance. We keep the structure examination focused, so that you get most effective preparation in the shortest period of time. At the same time, we strive to make our classs beginner-friendly by using visual teaching aids and other innovations.

How long will I need to stay in Delhi?

The Integrated Courses for IAS and the Integrated Courses for IFS or the Mega-Dual Integrated Course will require you to stay in Delhi for about 16 - 18 months.

The GS Comprehensive Programme is a 15 month programme.

Optional subject courses are shorter in duration, lasting between 4 to 6 months.

Most of the the students simultaneously attend classes for two courses together.

What about notes?

Each classroom course will be including relevant study material in printed format.
The study material, rather than being bulky, will be concise and aligned to the demands of the CSE and IFS Examination.
Additionally, we also share with you the lecture handouts for many classes, whenever the teacher considers it necessary for explaining a topic.

Will there be tests?

The practice tests are essential part of all the classroom courses.
Practice tests are held during the coverage of the syllabus on a weekly / sectional basis. When the course syllabus is covered, we also conduct the full syllabus mock tests before the actual examination with the purpose of enabling a you to go through supervised revision and practice the writing skills.

Will there be post-course support?

As a student of Evolution Classroom Course, you will always be entitled to the updates in the course material and current developments related to your subject.

We also encourage all our students to stay in active contact with their respective teachers, through the preparation period, in order to keep gaining tips, techniques and insight.

How will my doubts be addressed?

You will have access to special sessions by the faculty to address your doubts and to guide you for the examination. Moreover, you can also interact with your instructor and your classmates through the group discussion sessions held time to time.

Any restrictions?

We have zero-tolerance policy for piracy and indiscipline.
All the classroom students are bound by the terms and conditions, which must be agreed to at the time of taking admission.
Violating the terms and conditions leads to immediate and permanent suspension of services with no-refund.

What is your refund policy?

Since we let you view a cross-section of our  lectures in video form and chapters from our study material, we assume that you have taken an informed decision to join an online course.
Therefore, we do not offer refunds.

Do you offer discounts?

All our courses have resaonble fee, at par with or less than most of the established and reputed coaching institutions.
Running our service and supporting students is a significant undertaking, so we do not offer discounts.

Can I pay in instalments?

The option is available when you pay online with credit card issued by ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, HSBC Bank & Kotak Mahindra Bank.
EMI amount will be added to your monthly credit card bill for the duration you choose. Bank charges will apply.

I have some other question.

Why not? We’ll be happy to address all your queries and concerns. Please drop us a mail at or send SMS to +91-9810975937.
Our team will be in touch with you soon.

The success percentage at Evolution is among the highest in the country.

Evolution's courses maximise your chances of selection, getting a high score and becoming a Topper.

Do you have questions? We can help you.

  • We will always give you unbiased academic advice based on your academic background and stage of preparation.
  • Our advisors will offer suggestions drawn fom their experience of having interacted with thousands of IAS & IFS aspirants.
  • Our academic advisors keep themselves updated with the latest trends of the IAS and IFS examination.
  • Depending on your present level, we will suggest you the best course for starting your preparation - Classroom, Online or Guided Self-study.