GS Foundation for IAS 2019


NEW: A comprehensive primer on GS Preparation

The booklet contains:

  1. About the Civil Services
  2. About the Civil Services Exam
  3. About the CSE General Studies
  4. A strategy for success
  5. Secrets of effective answers
  6. What to read for GS
GS at Evolution

In recent years, General Studies has become the deciding factor for one’s selection in the IAS. Its importance goes much beyond the GS paper alone. Your command over GS is being tested also through the Essay paper, Interview and even through a number of questions in the Optionals.

When the UPSC announced changes in the pattern of the Civil Service Main Examination in early March 2013, GS and its dependent areas went on to claim nearly 75% weightage in the total allocation of marks for the Civil Service Main stage.

Under the present scheme GS at the IAS Main Examination stage is going to have four papers now. These papers are:

General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society-250 Marks

General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations-250 Marks

General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management-250 marks

General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude-250 Marks

A balanced strategy for IAS preparation would now assign at least 70% of the total time and energy invested in overall preparation to General Studies alone.

This would involve not only mastering the traditional parts of the GS (such as History, Geography, many parts of Indian Polity etc.) but also the fast changing parts (such as Indian Economy, Social Issues, India and the World, International Affairs, Science and Technology etc.).

The task of doing GS entirely on one’s own often proves very daunting due to four factors: 1. Lack of clear, topic by topic orientation on what to study and what to leave; 2. Too much of material on some areas; 3. Too little authentic and properly processed material on certain other areas; and 4. Paucity of time on the part of the candidate.

This is exactly where our GS Course for IAS seeks to contribute. Our scientifically designed GS Course for the  new pattern is totally a revamped and upgraded version of our already highly acclaimed GS course.

Our new GS modules are meant to be comprehensive and step-by-step solution to the new GS challenge, even if you are an absolute beginner today.

Who can benefit from this course?

We can confidently say that no serious IAS aspirant can afford to ignore this course. This is an “absolute first-thing-first” in IAS preparation.

What makes our GS Course so complete
  • Expert faculty for different areas of the syllabus
  • Experts drawn from different colleges of Delhi University, IITs and different fields such as law, media etc.
  • Course planning based on the suggestions of recently selected Civil Servants
  • Continuously evolving course structure in alignment with the merging trends of the examination
  • A dedicated team of content developers and researchers to develop high quality study material
  • 100% complete study material covering the entire syllabus and current developments
  • Intensive classes for Essay paper
  • Dedicated classes for Interview Preparation
  • Daily writing practice and model answer discussion to sharpen your writing skills
  • Weekly classes on current affairs
  • Current affairs support from our dedicated website:
  • Weekly practice tests
  • Revision Test Series after completion of the course
Course inclusions

Paper– I of Preliminary Examination

Paper–II of Preliminary Examination ( CSAT Course)

The prescribed syllabus of the IAS Main Examination–all the four papers

100% complete study material covering the entire syllabus and current developments

Current affairs notes in the form of Weekly Newsletters

Revision Tests

Course duration

About 10 months for both Prelim and Main – with close to 800 hours of class lecture and discussions.

Interview classes will be held after the announcement of the Main Examination results. Only the candidates having received a call for the Personality Test will be attending these classes.

Class Frequency

5 – 7 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

Updated content through a dedicated website:

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