Modules of this Self-study Course: 1. Streamlined PDF material on core syllabus 2. Streamlined PDF material on current affairs 3. Self-study preparation calendar 4. Weekly live classes and Discussion forum for doubt removal and guidance 5. Test papers
Platform of delivery: Evolution Online Learning Portal and Evolution Android App
Course delivery: Study-materials and other contents will be uploaded according to a course schedule
Study material format: Notes in PDF format covering the whole syllabus
Course access duration: 36 months
Regular Fee: ₹ 12,500 inclusive of 18% GST.
Promotional Fee till July 15, 2020: ₹ 8,500 inclusive of 18% GST.
The syllabus is interesting and relevant to the issues faced by farmers in the country. Students from any Science or Engineering background can handle the demands of the syllabus very well.
The syllabus of UPSC IAS Mains exam Agriculture optional is not lengthy and you can finish it in very reasonable time-period.
Several topics in agriculture have direct overlap with the GS papers, particularly in Geography and Economy.
With our guidance, a score of 60 percent or more becomes easy in this optional. Our students have achieved that year after year.
A recent data released by the UPSC establishes that Agriculture is the optional subject is the highest success rate (18.6%).
In IFS Examination 2017, the All India Rank -2 holder, Anupam Sharma had agriculture optional, though he is not an Agriculture graduate.
Being a science subject, it has a straight and clearly laid out syllabus. With a proper planning provided by us, you can cover the entire syllabus in a reasonable time frame with ample time to spare for General Studies. After a proper coverage and notes-making, revision is also quick and effective.
Questions in Agriculture are direct in nature. With basic concept and facts, you can answer most of the questions.
During UPSC evaluation, there is always a great degree of objectivity because of the straight forward nature of questions.
With our guidance, you can comfortably write fact-rich, coherent and well-illustrated answers.
There is no unpredictability in the scores. You write well and you score well. No guessing games like may humanity subjects.You will not be losing any marks on the grounds that your line of arguments / interpretation did not match with that of the examiner. In sciences, there are only facts and concepts, which if correct, are bound to fetch you high marks.
Most of your competitors, who are not getting a good guidance, would rely on common resources and find the subject too big and hard to manage. We have made Agriculture preparation simpler for you with streamlined content, updated and enriched material and step-by-step mentoring. We will also help in organizing the entire course as per the demands of the examination. Thus, you can understand the emphasis areas and focus on them appropriately.
Cropping Patterns and Farming Systems
Important features and scope of various types of forestry plantations
Soil Science, Fertilisers and Irrigation
Genetics, Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Plant pathology, Entomology and Plant protection
Food security: Production and Policy Aspects
Click here to see the detailed syllabus of Agriculture for IAS & IFS Main
Experienced and committed experts from reputed colleges of DU and other premier institutions such as IARI, IITs, FRI
Each expert with deep insight into the needs and trends of the UPSC Examinations
Specialist faculty helps you in developing clear concepts of the topics and also bring marks-fetching depth and value addition to your answers.
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.
Crisp notes on all the topics – easy to grasp and retain
Each topic prepared from standard reference books
All notes prepared by our in-house research team
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
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.
Get access to excellent preparatory material and guidance anywhere, anytime.
Much lower course fee compared to other options and zero overhead costs
Weekly live interactions with the faculty for doubt removal and preparation guidance
High quality and focussed PDF material based on the best of the books, journals and web-resources
Practice question papers with model answers of many questions for a good practice
You can interact with your instructor and fellow classmates through the discussion forum.
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.
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.
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.
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 CAN WE HELP?
You will be getting the same study material that we use for our classroom courses and online courses. Evolution Guided Self-study Material is developed by our experienced research team under the guidance of senior faculty. Each material is sourced from authentic textbooks, reference books, journals, and online resources. Further, the study-material is concise, and examination oriented rather than being bulky and covering unnecessary stuffs.
The study-material will be available to you as PDF documents hosted on our secure learning portal or our learning app on Android platform.
If you prefer printed study-material, you have an upgrade option. You can know about the upgrade option from the respective course webpage or by speaking with one of Evolution's course advisors.
It is always better to have a background in the subject for which you are joining Evolution's Guided Self-study Course. With this background, you will be able to use the study material faster and more effectively. You can develop a reasonably acceptable background in the subject by reading certain basic books, which we will suggest in the very first part of the self-study course.
Yes. For most of the courses, you can get the printed version of the Self-study Course Materials by opting for a paid upgrade.
Details are available on the course webpage. For more clarity, you are welcome to speak to one of our course advisors.
There are 4 main reasons for this transition:
1. Delivering online allows us to continuously update the content.
2. It allows us to reduce the course fee and make the course affordable to most students.
3. It gives you the freedom to access your course materials anytime, anywhere.
4. Weekly live sessions and discussion forums are feasible online only.
Plus, you always have an option for an upgrade to get the printed copy of the materials.
Normal download option to a local on-device folder is not available.
But, if your course is available on Evolution Learning App for Android Devices, you can download and save the material within the App for offline reading. This is helpful when you do not have a very reliable internet connection.
For browser based access, such an option is not available.
3 years of access for full term GS Self-study Courses and Integrated Self-study Courses
3 years of access for full Self-study Courses of optional subjects.
1 year's access for short Self-study Courses, such as a module of General Studies, a module of an optional subject.
Yes. We let you view a cross-section of our study material before you join.
If you like what you see, you will love what the rest of the course has to offer.
You can access your course from only one device - a personal computer or a mobile device or our App.
Login from a second device will fail and such an attempt will automatically block your account.
We have included a good number of practice questions in each Self-study Course offered by Evolution. You are welcome to submit some answers for faculty's feedback on discussion forum. This will help you sharpen your answer skills.
You will have access to the weekly live sessions by the faculty to address your doubts and to guide you for the examination. Moreover, on our platform, you can also interact with your instructor and your classmates through the discussion forum.
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.
Such accounts are automatically and permanently blocked.
Since we let you view a cross-section of chapters from our study material, we assume that you have taken an informed decision to join a Self-study Course.
Therefore, we do not offer refunds.
All our Self-study Courses have extremely resaonable fee, which is significantly lower than the classroom course or online course for the same subject. Running our service and supporting students is a significant undertaking, so we do not offer discounts.
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.
There is no need to leave your hometown or job or your university course to join a coaching class. You can avail self-study material and guidance anywhere and anytime. You can plan your preparation and study anytime.
Evolution Guided Self-study Material is developed by our experienced research team under the guidance of senior faculty. Each material is sourced from authentic textbooks, reference books, journals, and online resources. Further, the study-material is concise, and examination oriented rather than being bulky and covering unnecessary stuffs.
If you are opting to go for self-study mode, you will pay an exceedingly small amount of fee compared to the classroom or online coaching fee and bear no overhead cost (like paying for your accommodation in a big city). By a rough estimate, you could be saving up to Rs. 4,00,000 (Yes! Rupees four lakh) in a year.
In Guided Self-study Programme, you are connected to the faculty through the discussion forum and weekly online live sessions. You will also be getting access to practice papers and model answers. All these provide you opportunities to refine your examination strategy.
Self-study requires much more self-motivation and time-management skills because you will spend a lot of time on your own. Thus, self-study will not only teach you your subject, but it will also help you become more self-disciplined, a trait that will make you stand out in the UPSC journey.