Self-Paced Online Courses

Self-paced courses based on recorded video lectures from Evolution's team of excellent teachers, augmented by to-the-point study material. In addition, we have added regular live online sessions to help you with conceptual clarity and also improve your answer writing skills.

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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

Self-Paced Online Courses

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Self-paced Online Course


Self-paced Online Course


Self-paced Online Course


Self-paced Online Course


Self-paced Online Course


Included in self-paced online courses

  • Structured, examination-aligned and engaging lectures covering the entire syllabus prescribed by the UPSC
  • You will be making high quality class-notes with these lectures, plus you will get the reference material, covering together the entire UPSC syllabus with such high standards that your competition will find hard to match
  • Special live-online sessions by the faculty to enrich you with strategy and share tips and methods to crack the CSE and IFS Examination
  • Practice test papers and UPSC standard questions to sharpen your writing skills and understand the demands of the examination better
  • Access to the faculty's special sessions before your CSE and IFS Main Examinations

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.

  • 9 All India Toppers and 100+ positions in the Top-10 list of the Civil Service Examination and the Indian Forest Service Examination
  • A total of 2100+ selections in the CSE and IFS Examination
  • 14.7% average selection rate (arguably, the highest success rate among all coaching institutes) in the Civil Service Examination and the Indian Forest Service Examination.
  • On an average 54% of all selected candidates for the Indian Forest Service in the last decade have been trained by Evolution at some stage of preparation.
  • 63% of all selections with Agriculture, Forestry, Botany and Zoology optional subjects in the last decade were from Evolution.
  • 87% of all top-scoring candidates with Agriculture, Forestry, Botany and Zoology optional subjects in the last decade were from Evolution.

Why Evolution

Evolution is one of India's most credible institute for CSE and IFS Examination. Our faculty, our notes and our guidance combine to give you far superior preparation than your competitors.

Outstanding faculty

Team Evolution is made of experienced and committed experts from reputed premier institutions of India such as Delhi University, JNU, AIIMS, IARI, IITs, FRI. Each one of them brings to you unmatched insight into the subject and also 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 faculty aided by an 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.

Loved and Recommended by Toppers

The journey of many inspiring IAS and IFS Toppers started as beginners at Evolution. We have proudly made the IAS and IFS journey of 2100+ candidates possible, including those of 9 All-India Toppers and 100+ Top-10 Rankers.

Smriti Mishra

IAS Rank - 4, 2022

I enrolled in both the Zoology Optional Regular Course and the Zoology Test Series at Evolution, which played an instrumental role in my UPSC preparation.

Evolution enabled me to prepare comprehensive, high-quality Zoology notes which became the backbone of my Main Examination study material. Despite having been a B. Sc. Life Sciences Topper (Rank-2) at Delhi University, the classes at Evolution served to enhance my understanding, added significant value to my existing knowledge base and helped me frame my answers.

I also feel that many topics and questions in the Main Examination are at the Masters level. Thanks to Evolution, I was able to grasp these advanced topics also efficiently.

The classes are consistently meticulously planned and executed, allowing students to master the concepts and facts without wasting time and effort.

Abhishek Sir has been a constant pillar of support throughout my journey. He took the time to patiently check our work and provided us much-needed mentorship. Even two years after completing the course, I was able to reach out to him and the rest of the team and received help and encouragement, which is truly remarkable.

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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:)

Benefits of self-paced online preparation

More flexibility

There is no need to leave your hometown or job or your university course to join the coaching class. You can attend your classes anytime - because we give you an asynchronous class: an online class where you do not have to log in at a specific time for a live session, but you can study anytime.

Same teachers and the same content

At Evolution online courses, the same teachers create online lectures and tutorials who have been teaching for years in our classroom courses. So, you get the same quality of preparation that your classroom peers are getting. We also make no difference in the content that we share with our students, irrespective of what mode of preparation they have chosen to adopt - classroom, online or guided self-study.

Lower costs

You are studying online means that you pay less tuition fee and bear no overhead cost (like paying for your stay in a big city). Depending on the course and the required duration of stay in a city like New Delhi, you could be saving up to Rs. 3,00,000 (Rupees three lakh) in a year.

Self-discipline and responsibility

Studying online requires more self-motivation and time-management skills because you will spend a lot of time on your own. Thus, your online course will not only teach you your subject, but it will also help you become more self-motivated, a trait that will make you stand out in the UPSC journey.

Opportunities for faculty interactions

All online courses feature regular live sessions by the faculty to address your doubts and to guide you for the examination. Moreover, you can reach the faculty directly through e-mail to discuss your queries and issues. Our faculty will respond by email or call depending on the nature of your query.

More choice of courses

We, at Evolution Online, are continuously creating new meaningful courses for the CSE and IFS Examination. Studying online allows you to no longer worry about class location or duration when you are choosing what to learn next. Feel free to take any new course that you find beneficial.

What makes our self-paced online courses stand out

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


Enjoy total flexibility of time and learn at your optimal pace with these asynchronous lectures


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


Additional reference material based on the best text books, journals and web-resources

Practice Questions

Test papers and practice questions to apply your knowledge and develop the answer-writing skills

Connect with the faculty

Connect with your faculty through emails and periodic live-online sessions and learn the finer aspects of preparation.


Connect with excellent peer group from all over India through the live sessions hosted by the faculty

How to enroll for Evolution Courses

A simple, 3-step process to join the course you want

1. Payment: Please make the payment for the course-fee. You have the option of paying by Credit Card, Debit card, Wallets, UPI or Account Transfer.
2. Filling-up Admission Form: After we have received the payment, we will send an Online Admission Form by email. You will be filling this up fully and submitting it online.
3. Enrollment: After verification of your payment and submitted Online Admission Form, we will enroll you into the course of your choice. This is usually completed within one-working day.
4. That's it. Now you are ready to prepare with the Evolution Classroom, Live-online Course or Self-paced Course of your choice.


FAQs: Frequently asked questions

Your most common queries about self-paced online courses. Answered.

What is Evolution's course plan?

Like other courses, the self-paced online courses at Evolution 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 the syllabus,
incorporating the special demands arising out of the question papers, and then delivering the lectures in a systematic way.

What is Evolution's 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 meticulously by the teachers keeping in the mind the needs of the UPSC Examinations. We keep the lecture 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 classes beginner-friendly by using visual teaching aids and other innovations.

What type of videos will I be getting?

All the videos are recently recorded lecture videos. They contain lectures recorded in the classroom or studio set-up. All the videos are HD quality but optimised for adaptive streaming even over low bandwidth of internet connection. Our team is continuously creating new video lessons to incorporate recent content and modifications. So, you can be sure about the lecture video content being updated.

How will I receive these online classes?

We will be making available self-paced online courses on our secure platform, which you can access using our mobile app available for Android and iOS devices (both phones and tablets). Our learning app is not available for laptop or desktop computers or for any web-browser. You will be able to access the course from that single device where you first log in.

On what devices can the lecture videos be watched?

The Evolution Learning App will be compatible for:
iPhone 6 onwards with the latest version of iOS
iPad, iPad Pro and iPad Air the latest version of iPad OS
Android 9 or later OS based mobile phone or tablet

The Evolution Learning App will NOT work on:
Windows based PC (Laptops and Desktops)
Apple Mac Computers (Laptops and Desktops)
Any web browser

On how many devices can I access my course?

Your course can be accessed only on a single device. Our system will remember the device (tablet/mobile) where you first log in. You will always have access on this device only. Login from a second device will fail and such an attempt will automatically block your account.

What kind of notes and study-material will I be getting?

Each classroom and live-online course includes relevant study material. The study material, rather than being bulky, is 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. This material will strongly augment the learning that you build in this course and help you write impactful answers without the need to look for any extra book.Please note that the updated version of this collection is not available anywhere else except circulated to our students.

Will there be tests?

Since different students join the self-paced online courses at different points of time and their progress arc varies widely, we can not conduct tests for the self-paced online courses.
But, we have included practice test papers and practice questions in almost all the self-paced online courses. Please check the course specific details to know about this.

Will there be post-course support?

As a student of Evolution, you will be entitled to the updates and current developments related to your subject. We 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.

Can I watch the videos offline?

Yes. You can download and save the videos within the App for offline viewing. The downloaded videos will be available till the validity of the course.

Any limitation?

1. Video lectures are accessible only through the app on a mobile device or a tablet and they cannot be viewed on Mac / Windows PC. Please keep this limitation in mind, while signing up for a course.

2. Your course can be accessed only on a single device. Our system will remember the device (tablet / mobile / web-browser) where you first login. You will always have access on this device only. Login from a second device will fail and such an attempt will automatically block your account.

Evolution Code of Conduct and anti-piracy policy

As a centre of learning, it is essential that we set high standards of conduct for ourselves and our students. We take the Evolution Code of Conduct very seriously and have zero-tolerance policy for violations. All the classroom and live-online students are bound by it from the time of taking admission til their association with Evolution.
For our online courses and study material, we have zero-tolerance policy for piracy. Our platform has in-built and continuously updating security features to detect attempts for multi-device login, attempts to download course content and attempts to capture the screen.
Violating these terms and conditions leads to immediate and permanent suspension of services with no-refund.

What is your refund policy?

Since we let our prospective students view a cross-section of our lecture videos and tutorials if they so desire, we assume that you have taken an informed decision to join an online course.Therefore, we do not offer refunds.

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 an SMS to +91-9810975937. Our team will be in touch with you soon.

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