Batch 1: Saturday, 10 June 2023

Evolution Test Series for IAS & IFS Main 2023

Score high in IAS and IFS Main with India's most experienced team.
We will help you convert your knowledge into marks-fetching answers through UPSC-style assessment, feedback and strategic advice.

Check the subject specific calendars
Meticulously planned test papers covering most important topics
Careful evaluation and feedback to highlight your strengths and weaknesses
Challenging calendar to help you revise fast and push you for the best
In-depth discussion and strategic advice for the Mains by the faculty


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 you need a Test Series?

Get a hold over nuances of effective and marks-fetching answer writing for the main Examination.

The Civil Service Main Examination evaluates your ability to express yourself clearly and logically.
Your performance is assessed not only based on your knowledge but also on how well you organize your thoughts and ideas, construct a coherent and well-structured argument, and present your case persuasively.
To excel in the Civil Service Main Examination, it is crucial to practice clear and concise writing, which enables you to maximize your scoring potential by presenting your knowledge effectively.
To assist you in preparing for the upcoming CSE Main Examination, we offer our Test Series, which includes supervised answer-writing practice for questions similar to those in the actual examination, along with feedback and discussion of your responses.
Utilizing these tools will help you enhance your presentation skills and enable you to perform to your full potential.

Main features

If you are prepared with your syllabus coverage, this course will convert your content into marks-fetching answers.

  • Online mode: Avail the Test Series from anywhere, without wasting time.

  • Just 50 Seats per subject: We are doing this to maximise personal attention and accelerate your improvement.

  • 10 Tests covering all the important themes for this year's Main Examination. Get a good practice on the most probable questions.

  • Strict timeline and deadlines. Unlike most test series, this one follows a system of strict deadlines, so that you finish everything in time with the level of discipline that is needed so much at this stage.

  • Quality evaluation: We will be checking our answer-scripts on the UPSC pattern, following the UPSC marking scheme.

  • Feedback: Our focus will be on the holistic development of your answer writing skill. This is done through sustained practice and feedback.

  • Discussion: The faculty will host live-online classes to discuss the questions and answers to help you frame a good answer.

Programme objectives

  1. Testing your ability to produce a well-written, coherent answer within 150-word framework and a 250-word framework. This also includes testing appropriate language and grammar.
  2. To test your ability to write an answer within a tight time-limit, a situation that you will face in the Main Examination.
  3. Assessing your ability to think critically and organise your knowledge and ideas.
  4. To help you identify and work upon the most important topics for the Main Examination 2023.
  5. To help you select the needed reading resources so that in less time you can do more. We know that finding the right resources can be daunting, so we will help you out.
  6. To help you on the queries that you may have about the subject or the examination in general.

About the Test Series 2023 and its Plan

Plan of the Tests
Please click on the links below to see the subject specific schedule.
Test Series 2023-BOTANY.pdfTest Series 2023-AGRICULTURE.pdfTest Series 2023-ZOOLOGY.pdfTest Series 2023-FORESTRY.pdf
Features of the programme
  1. ONLINE MODE only: The Test Series is entirely online – there is no offline in-person component. Test-paper upload, answer-script submission, return of the evaluated answer-scripts and live-online discussion of the tests will all be conducted on our learning portal. We recommend that you only join the Test Series if you are comfortable with the online mode of Test Series.
  2. Just 50 seats per subject to maximise personal attention and accelerate your improvement.
  3. 10 well planned tests in each programme, in which the questions have been carefully chosen from the most significant topics for the current year's Main Examination.
  4. Evaluation of your answer scripts by the faculty member with proper feedback and marking on the lines of UPSC Examiners.
  5. Detailed online discussion by the faculty for every test paper and including advice for ideal answer.
  6. Direct online interaction with the faculty to discuss your individual queries and strategy.
How the Test Series will be conducted
  1. All components of the Test Series are online. There is no offline component.
  2. The question paper and QCA (Question-cum-Answer) booklet for the test will be uploaded to the test portal as per the test plan. You will be downloading them.
  3. There are two ways to answer the tests: using the QCA booklet or on plain sheets of paper.
    A) To use the QCA booklet, you will first need to download it from the test portal. Then, print it out and write your answers in the space provided in the QCA. After that, scan and upload the QCA as PDF on the test portal.
    B) You may also use plain sheets of paper to write your answers. Once done, you will need to scan your answer script and upload it as PDF on the test portal.
  4. You will have 48 hours to attempt a test paper and upload the answer script on the test portal.
  5. The 48-hour deadline is inflexible. To keep you committed to the rigours of the Main Examination, late submissions are not accepted. Please keep this stipulation in consideration, when deciding to join this programme. This system of strict deadlines will allow you to finish everything in time with the level of discipline that is needed so much at this stage.
    If you consider this essential discipline as limitation, this Test Series will not be suitable for you.
  6. In about 10 days’ time after the submission deadline, the faculty will return the evaluated answer script with comments. The answer script will be uploaded back on the portal.
  7. The faculty will host live-online sessions to discuss the question paper and the answers. These sessions will be hosted on the test portal. You will also have opportunities to ask questions to the faculty. The dates for these sessions will be pre-announced on the Test Portal.
  8. If you miss any live-online session, you will have the recording available on the test portal. The recordings are usually posted within 24 hours of the live session.
  9. Candidates who have registered for the CSE Main Examination will be able to access the test portal till the conclusion of the CSE Main Examination 2023.
  10. The test portal for candidates taking the IFS Main Examination will be open until the conclusion of the IFS Main Examination in 2023.


The Test Series is entirely online.

Test-paper upload, answer-script submission, return of the evaluated answer-scripts and live-online discussion of the answers will all be conducted on our learning portal.  

Plan of the Tests





Seats per course

Just 50 seats per subject to maximise personal attention and accelerate your improvement.

Modules of the course

10 Tests on the lines of the CSE Main. 6 tests will be on specific sections and 4 tests will be on full syllabus. Though primarily designed on the lines of the CSE Main, these tests will be equally helpful for the upcoming IFS Main Examination. The tests will be conducted online. Please refer to the section below to know more about how the Test Series will be conducted.

Evaluation with feedback for the answer-scripts submitted within the deadline.

Live-Online Discussion Sessions by the faculty

Addressing your queries regarding your CSE or IFS Main preparation


Evolution Online Portal on a single device (Accessible on Android and iOS Mobile Phones and Tablets)


From Saturday, 10 June 2023 till Saturday, 12 August 2023

Last date for taking admission

Monday, 5 June 2023 4:00 PM or till the availability of seats, whichever is earlier.

Fee: Rs. 15,000

Inclusive of GST

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How to enroll for Evolution Test Series

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 Test Series of your choice. We will send you the access details a day before the Test commencement.
4. That's it. We will send you the access details a day before the Test commencement. Now you are ready to prepare with the Evolution Test Series.

Ready to start?

Accelerate your journey to a high score in the IAS and IFS Main Examination with Evolution Test Series 2023.

Seats available: 50 for each subject.

Last date for taking admission: Monday, 5 June 2023 4:00 PM or till the availability of seats, whichever is earlier.

Programme Fee: Rs. 15,000 for each subject.

The programme fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Evolution reserves all rights related to admission.

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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:)