The best suited online GS course for a beginner

General Studies Comprehensive Course

A comprehensive classroom course for General Studies for IAS & IFS 2023 Prelim and Main Examinations. Featuring engaging lectures by expert faculty, comprehensive notes, mentoring, regular testing and personal mentoring.
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New Classroom Batch starting from 15th April 2022, 16 May 2022 & 16 June 2022


A team of experienced subject-experts and recently selected Civil Servants working with Dr. Abhishek Kumar as Programme Director

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

15 Months with 6 days a week classes

Study material

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


For classroom mode: ₹ 1,40,000 inclusive of 18% GST
For live-online mode: ₹ 1,20,000 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 do you need coaching for GS? 

GS is everybody's requirement

A very good preparation of General Studies is essential to clear any stage of the IAS or the IFS Examination. Without GS, nothing matters in the overall preparation.

The GS syllabus is huge

You need the teaching and guidance from experts to get a hold on the syllabus. Concise study material will reduce the workload significantly.

You cannot be good in every area

Irrespective of your background, there will be many areas in GS, where you will need a teacher. A teacher will simplify the concepts and help you develop a solid command over the topics.

Understanding the trend is critical

Only an experienced team of mentors can help you gain an insight into the pattern of the examination, and give your efforts a proper direction.

The vastness of Current Affairs

Current Affairs section requires simplification, organisation and direction from teachers, so that you can use it in the examination to boost your performance.

Testing under the teachers guidance

When you prepare with us, we not only teach but we continuously evaluate you to help you know where you are going wrong. This gives you many opportunities for course correction.

Why you should be with Evolution for GS Foundation

A team of experts

Only experienced and committed experts from reputed colleges and universities

Exam directed planning

Structured course plan starting from basics but covering till advanced levels

Concise material

Easy to cover and revise study material covering all topics of the syllabus

Targeted current affairs

Weekly capsules on current events and issue-analysis by an experienced teacher

Proper mentoring

Step by step guidance at each step of your preparation with ample space for revision


Properly designed tests for both Prelims and Mains to go with the coverage

How this course on General Studies Comprehensive will help your preparation

You will learn each area of General Studies right from the basics. It does not matter even if you are a beginner.
Experienced experts will guide you through individual subjects, helping you master the key concepts and facts.
Comprehensive content will provide an excellent reading base for most of your preparation requirements.
Mentoring and doubt removal sessions by the faculty will keep you focused and confident through the journey.
Weekly current updates will take care of all your current affairs requirements for the Prelim, Main and Interview.
Interaction with your classmates on the discussion forum will instil in you a sense of community as well as a sense of competition.
Practice papers and tests for the Prelim and Main will equip you for a confident examination hall performance.
We will share with you a lot of curated content from books and the internet, so that you do not have to waste your time searching for additional sources.
Sessions by selected candidates and senior officers will keep you motivated.

Course Calendar

April 2022 - January 2023
Comprehensive Prelims cum Mains coverage & Tests for Current Affairs, Indian Polity, Indian History, Geography, Indian Economy, Governance, Social Justice, Environmental Ecology, Disaster Management and Science and Technology
February 2023 - June 2023
Intensive Revision and Practice Tests for the Prelims for Current Affairs, Indian Polity, Indian History, Geography, Indian Economy, Environmental Ecology and Science and Technology
CSAT Classes and Tests for the Prelims
June 2023- Mains 2023
Intensive coverage for
Post-independence India, Social Issues, International Relations, Internal Security, Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude and Essay
Tests for all areas of Mains Syllabus
The UPSC has not yet declared the Examination Calendar for the year 2021
This plan may need to be modified, of the 2021-Examination Calendar of the UPSC demands changes.

Experience from COVID-19 has made us add this note
We will do our best to follow this plan, until circumstances beyond our control force us to deviate. Even in such cases, we promise that our team will strive and find ways to keep your preparation on track.

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

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.

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.

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.