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Evolution Guided Self-study Courses

Concise examination-oriented study material, prepared by our faculty using authentic textbooks, reference books, journals and online resources. The best content that you can get for your IAS and IFS preparation, plus a systematic self-study plan, doubt removal by the faculty, peer interaction, practice papers and model answers.
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Guided Self-study Courses for IAS and IFS Exams 2020 and 2021

Guided Self-study Course

An Overview

What it is all about? What is included?
How does it work?
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Guided Self-study Course

GS Comprehensive

PDF Notes, Practice Questions, Model Answers, Study Planner. Doubt-removal
Admission Open
Guided Self-study Course

GS Prelims 2021

PDF Notes, Practice Questions, Model Answers, Study Planner. Doubt-removal
Admission Open
Guided Self-study Course

Current Affairs

Weekly Newsletter, Issue Analysis for the Mains, Current Events for Prelims & related GK
From 20-Jun-20
Guided Self-study Course

Botany

PDF Notes, Practice Questions, Model Answers, Study Planner. Doubt-removal
Admission Open
Guided Self-study Course

Zoology

PDF Notes, Practice Questions, Model Answers, Study Planner. Doubt-removal
Admission Open
Guided Self-study Course

Agriculture

PDF Notes, Practice Questions, Model Answers, Study Planner. Doubt-removal
Admission Open
Guided Self-study Course

Forestry

PDF Notes, Practice Questions, Model Answers, Study Planner. Doubt-removal
Admission Open

Benefits of Guided Self-study

01
More flexibility

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.

02
High quality content

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.

03
Highly affordable

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.

04
Not just material, but guidance too

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.

05
Self-discipline and responsibility

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.

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Opportunity for live interactions

All self-study programmes feature weekly live session 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.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

All the Evolution Guided Self-study Programmes always include:

  • Concise, examination-oriented study material prepared from authentic sources
  • A systematic plan for self-study of the subject with an actionable timeline
  • Access to the study material in PDF format with an upgrade option to get the material in printed form also
  • Access to weekly live sessions by the faculty to address doubts and get tips and methods about the CSE and IFS Examination
  • Access to a discussion forum to interact with your classmates and faculty
  • Practice questions with every section of the syllabus and model answers to many questions
  • Availability on the secure portal and / or Android App. Please check course-detail for technical availability and requirements.

How does it work? Simple as 1, 2, 3.

You fill-up the online admission form and then make online payment for the Self-study Course.
In 5 minutes, you will get an email with your login credentials for the Self-study Course.
For portal based Self-study Course, you can directly login and start accessing the course content. For Android App based courses, you will get instructions for intsalling and login into the app.
That's it. Now you are ready to prepare with the Evolution Self-study Course of your choice.

Features of Evolution Guided Self-study Programmes

Excellent preparation guidance and content for CSE & IFS, wherever you are.

Flexible

Get access to excellent preparatory material and guidance anywhere, anytime.

Highly Affordable

Much lower course fee compared to other options and zero overhead costs

Faculty guidance

Weekly live interactions with the faculty for doubt removal and preparation guidance

Study material

High quality and focussed PDF material based on the best of the books, journals and web-resources

Test Papers

Practice question papers with model answers of many questions for a good practice

Peer interaction

You can interact with your instructor and fellow classmates through the discussion forum.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

FAQs: Frequently asked questions

What type of materials will I be getting?

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.

In what format will I be getting the study material?

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.

Will I need to study anything else beyond the study material?

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.

Can I get printed notes?

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.

Why are the Self-study Courses  now online?

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.

Can I download the PDF material or access the material offline?

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.

How long can I access the materials?

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.

Can I see the study material before I join?

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.

On how many devices can I access my Self-study Course?

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.

Will there be tests?

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.

How will my doubts be addressed?

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.

Any restrictions?

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.

What is your refund policy?

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.

Do you offer discounts?

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.

Can I pay in instalments?

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.

Do you have questions? Allow us to help you.

  • We will always give you unbiased academic advice based on your academic background and stage of preparation.
  • Our advisors will offer suggestions drawn fom their experience of having interacted with thousands of IAS & IFS aspirants.
  • Our academic advisors keep themselves updated with the latest trends of the IAS and IFS examination.
  • Depending on your present level, we will suggest you the best course for starting your preparation - Classroom, Online or Guided Self-study.
  • Please share your mobile phone number. One of our academic advisors will call you on the same or the next working day. If you are unavailable, we will drop a text message for you.