General Studies Foundation

Comprehensive academic programme for GS preparation with emphasis on clear concepts, strategic focus areas, constant updating and effective presentation. Our experienced and committed faculty will help you build a solid foundation in GS leading to an outstanding performance.

How to prepare General Studies

Download a detailed information booklet that tells you:
  • About the Civil Services
  • About the Civil Services Exam
  • About the CSE General Studies
  • A strategy for success
  • Secrets of effective answers
  • What to read for GS
  • Comprehensive Guidance covering

    Prelims GS


    All 4 papers of Main GS

    General Knowledge for IFoS


    IFoS English

    Personality Test

    Focus on the real demands of the examination
    Exclusive study material, totally aligned to the examination
    Time bound preparation plan, that gets you ready in time
    Personal mentoring and planning by senior faculty
    High quality mock tests to sharpen your presentation

    Course overview

    If you are a beginner and want to clear the hyper-competitive UPSC examinations in the very first attempt and that too with a good rank, your choice is obvious. General Studies must acquire the central position in your overall preparation plan. Evolution GS Foundation Course offers you the most complete and most reliable solution for the UPSC Civil Service Examination General Studies and the Indian Forest Service Examination General Knowledge Papers.
    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 12 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 to 3 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

    What the Toppers say about us

    Vaibhava Srivastava

    All India Rank - 1, Indian Forest Service Eaxm, 2017

    I have learnt so much from the way Abhishek sir articulates and presents his thoughts. It used to be absolute pleasure for me to just listen to him. 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. Prashant sir was extremely cordial and kind in entertaining my various queries, and guided me throughout the preparation.

    Abhishek sir, thank you so much for creating such an enabling and friendly environment!

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