For IAS & IFS Main | Pre-Recorded Video Course (with Live-online component)

Geology for IAS & IFS Main

A course by a committed expert designed keeping in mind the difficulty students face while preparing for IFoS and CSE with Geology optional. The course focuses on clear concepts, strengthening strategic focus areas and correlation of different topics to understand Geology in holistic manner and score well.

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This is a course by

Dr. Pradeep Adaka
With his deep interest in Geology and Earth Sciences and data-driven analysis into the UPSC trends, Dr. Pradeep has organised the entire Geology syllabus into small, easy to understand modules. He has created a simple and visual approach to teaching Geology, making the subject matter graspable even to a beginner.


This course at a glance

  • This course is primarily based on pre-recorded video lectures.
  • You will be having access to these lecture within the Evolution Learning App (available for Android and iOS devices but not for PC, Mac and Browsers).
  • The lecture video access will be available till the validity of the course.
  • You will be able to download the lecture videos within the app for offline viewing during the validity of the course.
  • We strongly recommend making lecture notes while you watch the lecture videos. They are highly recommended by the past Toppers as well.
  • We strive to continuously add new content to this course and the date of most recent update is given in the description below.
  • This course is supported by reference material that we will send to your address by post or courier.
  • This course also includes practice questions curated and framed by the faculty. Details are given below.
  • The lecture recordings are in HD quality (1280p x720 p) but optimised for adaptive streaming. It means that the video resolution will adjust automatically to the quality of internet connection you have.
  • Direct interaction with the faculty is available for clearing your doubts and getting preparatory guidance. Details are given below.

Content last updated on

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Course length and expected time investment

  • You will get Paper 1 as recording of the classes conducted from March 2022 to May 2022.
  • You will cover Paper 2 in live online mode from June 2022 till early September 2022.
  • Total approximate length of video + upcoming live-online lectures: About 150 hours
  • Expected time to complete the course: About 3 months with an average of 4 hours of daily coursework. This also includes the time you will invest in making your class notes while watching the video. 
  • Making class notes is essential and very highly recommended by our faculty and most of the IAS and IFS Toppers.
  • The time will vary from one student to another but this is the average time taken by our learners to finish this course.

Platform for course delivery

Evolution Learning App available for Android and iOS platforms (including both mobiles and tablets)

Compatible devices for the Learning App

The Evolution Learning App will be compatible for: 

  • iPhone 6 onwards with the latest version of iOS
  • iPad, iPad Pro and iPad Air the latest version of iPad OS
  • Android 9 or later OS based mobile phone or tablet

The Evolution Learning App will NOT work on: 

  • Windows based PC (Laptops and Desktops)
  • Apple Mac Computers (Laptops and Desktops)
  • Any web browser

Device restriction

Your course can be accessed only on a single device

Our system will remember the device (tablet/mobile) where you first log in. You will always have access on this device only

Login from a second device will fail and such an attempt will automatically block your account.

Schedule of lecture release

You will get Paper 1 as recording of the classes conducted from March 2022 to May 2022. You can watch these lecture in a self-paced manner.

You will cover Paper 2 in live online mode from June 2022 till early September 2022. These classes will be conducted 3-days / week. If you miss any class, you can access the recording through the validity of your course.

Please watch the lectures in the same sequence as given in the course. This is to facilitate structured learning, which will ultimately help you get the most out of this course.

Access duration

Depending on the package, it can be:

1 Year from the date of enrollment

or

6 months from the date of enrollment

Key inclusions in this course

  1. Video lectures and class notes. Video lectures aligned to the requirements of the UPSC syllabus starting from the basics in a structure friendly to a fresher. You will be able to make high-quality lecture notes while watching the video lectures. By taking good lecture notes, you will be able to make the most of the videos. The notes will act as a guide to help you recall the lecture, as well as a reminder of the key points that were covered.
  2. Reference material. High-quality reference material, covering the entire UPSC syllabus with such high standards that your competition will find it hard to match. 
  3. Test Papers. 4 structured tests-papers along the lines of the UPSC Main Examination for your practice.

How this course will help you

You will learn each area of this optional subject right from the basics. It does not matter even if you are a beginner.

Experienced specialist faculty will guide you through individual areas, helping you master the key concepts and facts.

Comprehensive reference content will provide an excellent reading base for most of your preparation requirements.

Practice test papers will help you develop marks fetching answer writing skills.

Email based access to the faculty will help you resolve your doubts and keep you focused and confident through the journey.

Reference material

The faculty has prepared a unique set of study material and handouts from authentic textbooks, reference books and authoritative internet resources

This material will strongly augment the learning that you build in this course and help you write impactful answers without the need to look for any extra book.

Please note that the updated version of this collection is not available anywhere else except circulated to our students. 

Live interaction with the faculty and peers

You can reach out to Pradeep Sir on  email for all your doubts and examination related advice.

Practice tests and questions

A total of 4 tests are included in this course. The break-up is as follows.

  • Test 1: Paper 1 Full
  • Test 2: Paper 2 Full
  • Test 3: Paper 1 Full
  • Test 4: Paper 2 Full

How to make the best use of this course

It is important to maintain some discipline when taking online courses. In fact, the outcome of an online course depends heavily on your self-discipline.

Here are some tips from our faculty and successful candidates from our online courses.

  1. Create a daily time slot to study and follow the sequence of classes. This will help you stay on track and avoid getting behind. 
  2. Follow the order of lectures as given in the course. It is important to follow the order of lectures as given in the course. Jumping the sequence can cause bad understanding and broken concepts. Topics are often linked with each other, so it is important to stay on track.
  3. If possible, set aside a single sitting of 3 to 4 hours each day. If you want to complete the course in a timely manner, it is best to set aside a single sitting of 3 to 4 hours each day. This will allow you to make brisk progress and maintain a sense of accomplishment, which will keep you motivated. Plus, you'll have plenty of time to revise your answers before the final exam.
  4. Making lecture notes as you watch the videos is essential. All the toppers recommend it strongly. Even our faculty strongly suggest it. It will create a ready to revise compact resource which you can revise many times before the examination and you will be able to easily reproduce the material. In fact, it is a key differentiating factor between the people who are successful in this examination and those who are not.
  5. Practice writing answers. If you want to do well in the CSE or IFS Exam, it is important to practice writing out your answers. By doing so, not only will you present your answers better, but you'll also be able to fetch much better marks.
  6. Make use of the reference material. When preparing for a competitive examination, it is important to make use of all the reference material provided. This will provide extra insight into the subject and give depth to your answers. This will differentiate your answers from others and fetch you a high score. After that, no extra book should be needed.

Good to know

  • Geology is considered a highly scoring subject. It is especially beneficial for candidates taking both the Civil Services and the Forest Services (IFS) Examinations.With our guidance, getting 60 percent or more becomes easy in this optional.
  • Every year, about 55% of the Geology selections are from Evolution. In the last two years, some notable results have been: Rahul Gupta - Rank - 22, IFS 2019, Abhishek Samria - Rank - 61, IFS 2019, Lekhraj Meena - Rank - 63, IFS 2019, Arvind Meena - Rank - 68, IFS 2019, Lakshmi Nagappan - Rank - 50, IFS 2018
  • With our guidance, getting 60 percent or more becomes easy in this optional. Our students have achieved that year after year. This is the kind of score that UPSC Toppers get. You can easily touch that kind of score with our guidance.
  • Geology being a science subject 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.
  • Unlike most other academies, Evolution's  approach is not based on spoon-feeding you with excessive amount of content. This simply does not work. We will teach you to identify what matters and how to prepare it at least 2x better than your competitors.
  • All our courses are designed with a core philosophy: cut out needless stuff, focus on what really matters, and prepare it exceedingly well.
  • This course is based on streamlined and optimized study material that has no unnecessary content. Only the essentials based on rigorous analysis of the exam. Cover 85-90% of your exam needs in half the time compared to competitors who forage from multiple sources.

Resources related to this course

Syllabus to be covered

Paper 1

General Geology

Geomorphology and Remote Sensing

Structural Geology

Palaeontology

Indian Stratigraphy

Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology

Paper 2

Mineralogy

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Sedimentary Petrology

Economic Geology

Mining Geology

Geochemistry and Environmental Geology

Why Botany? 

Highly scoring

With our guidance, getting 60 percent or more becomes easy in this optional. Our students have achieved that year after year.
This is the kind of score that UPSC Toppers get. You can easily touch that score with Botany.

Excellent results

Every year, nearly 90% of the Botany selections in IAS & IFS are from Evolution. Top Rankers like Vidushi (Rank 1, IFS 2016), Divya Jyoti Parida (Rank 26, IAS 2015), Abhilasha (Rank 2, IFS 2015), Aditya M. (Rank 5, IFS 2015), have all been trained by us for Botany optional.

Well-defined and short syllabus

Botany being a science subject 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.

Direct questions

Questions in Botany 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.  

Simple answers can fetch high marks

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.

Easy to get a competitive advantage

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 Botany 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.

Why Zoology? 

Highly scoring

With our guidance, getting 60 percent or more becomes easy in this optional. Our students have achieved that year after year.
This is the kind of score that UPSC Toppers get. You can easily touch that score with Zoology.

Excellent results

Every year, 80% of the Zoology selections are from Evolution. Top Rankers like Rachit Raj (Rank 3, IAS 2013), Dr. Arun Thambhuraj (Rank 6, IAS 2012), Dr. Adapa Karthik (Rank 1, IAS 2007), Dr. Amit Saini (Rank 2, IAS 2006), Dr. Basant Garg (Rank 2, IAS 2004), have all been trained by us for Zoology optional.

Well-defined and manageable syllabus

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.

Direct questions

Questions in Zoology 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.  

Simple answers can fetch high marks

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.

Easy to get a competitive advantage

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 Zoology 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.

Why Agriculture

Easy, Interesting & Scoring

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.

Scoring & Excellent results

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.

Well-defined and manageable syllabus

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.

Direct questions

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.  

Simple answers can fetch high marks

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.

Easy to get a competitive advantage

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.

Why Forestry? 

Easy, Interesting & Scoring

The syllabus of Forestry is short, easy and interesting. Above all, it is highly relevant to a career in the Indian Forest Service.
Students from any Science or Engineering background can handle the demands of the syllabus very well.
Several topics in Forestry have direct overlap with the GS sections, particularly in Environmental Ecology.

Scoring & Excellent results

With our guidance, a score of 60 percent or more becomes easy in this optional. Our students have achieved that year after year.
Forestry is the optional subject with the highest success rate (27.2%) in the Indian Forest Service Examination.
In the final list of the IFS for the last 10 years, at least 15 students from Evolution Forestry Programme have been securing selection every year.

Well-defined and manageable syllabus

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.

Direct questions

Questions in Forestry 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.  

Simple answers can fetch high marks

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.

Easy to get a competitive advantage

Most of your competitors, who are not getting a good guidance, would rely on common resources and find the subject non-scoring. We have made Forestry 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.

Why Geology? 

Highly scoring

Geology is considered a highly scoring subject. It is especially beneficial for candidates taking both the Civil Services and the Forest Services (IFS) Examinations.
With our guidance, getting 60 percent or more becomes easy in this optional.

Excellent results

Every year, about 55% of the Geology selections are from Evolution. In the last two years, some notable results have been:
Rahul Gupta - Rank - 22, IFS 2019
Abhishek Samria - Rank - 61, IFS 2019
Lekhraj Meena - Rank - 63, IFS 2019
Arvind Meena - Rank - 68, IFS 2019
Lakshmi Nagappan - Rank - 50, IFS 2018

Direct questions

The subject is a part of earth sciences. Nothing is left to the interpretation of the examiner and the content material is mostly facts. So, if you have written the correct answer, you should get reasonable marks. You can also increase your marks with diagrams and make the presentation better.

Manageable syllabus

The syllabus is well defined and and the content material is mostly facts. This subject doesn’t need regular updation like some of the humanities subjects. There is very little current affairs linkage in this subject.
Plus, many topics in Geology are linked with physical geography which features in the General Studies Paper I.
Most of the questions asked are repeated. So, practicing previous year UPSC question papers diligently will reap benefits.

Simple answers can fetch high marks

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.

Easy to get a competitive advantage

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 Geology 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.

Why Evolution

Evolution is one of India's most credible institute for CSE and IFS Examination. Our faculty, our notes and our guidance combine to give you far superior preparation than your competitors.

Outstanding faculty

Team Evolution is made of experienced and committed experts from reputed premier institutions of India such as Delhi University, JNU, AIIMS, IARI, IITs, FRI. Each one of them brings to you unmatched insight into the subject and also the needs and trends of the UPSC Examinations.

Clear competitive edge

Specialist faculty helps you in developing clear concepts of the topics and also bring marks-fetching depth and value addition to your answers.

We simplify everything

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.

Complete & authentic material

Crisp notes on all the topics – easy to grasp and retain
Each topic prepared from standard reference books
All notes prepared by our faculty aided by an in-house research team

Unmatched mentoring

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

Insights on high scoring answers

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.

The success percentage at Evolution is among the highest in the country.

Evolution's courses maximise your chances of selection, getting a high score and becoming a Topper.

  • 9 All India Toppers and 100+ positions in the Top-10 list of the Civil Service Examination and the Indian Forest Service Examination
  • A total of 2000+ selections in the CSE and IFS Examination
  • 14.7% average selection rate (arguably, the highest success rate among all coaching institutes) in the Civil Service Examination and the Indian Forest Service Examination.
  • On an average 54% of all selected candidates for the Indian Forest Service in the last decade have been trained by Evolution at some stage of preparation.
  • 63% of all selections with Agriculture, Forestry, Botany and Zoology optional subjects in the last decade were from Evolution.
  • 87% of all top-scoring candidates with Agriculture, Forestry, Botany and Zoology optional subjects in the last decade were from Evolution.

2000+

Selections in the UPSC Civil Service Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination

9

All India Rank -1 in the UPSC Civil Service Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination

100+

Positions within the Top-10 lists of the UPSC Civil Service Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination

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 2000+ candidates possible, including those of 9 All-India Toppers and 100+ Top-10 Rankers.

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!

Vidushi

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:)

Included in self-paced online courses

  • Structured, examination-aligned and engaging lectures covering the entire syllabus prescribed by the UPSC
  • You will be making high quality class-notes with these lectures, plus you will get the reference material, covering together the entire UPSC syllabus with such high standards that your competition will find hard to match
  • Special live-online sessions by the faculty to enrich you with strategy and share tips and methods to crack the CSE and IFS Examination
  • Practice test papers and UPSC standard questions to sharpen your writing skills and understand the demands of the examination better
  • Access to the faculty's special sessions before your CSE and IFS Main Examinations

What makes our self-paced online courses stand out

Everything that you need to get a top rank in the CSE and IFS Examination

Self-paced

Enjoy total flexibility of time and learn at your optimal pace with these asynchronous lectures

Faculty

Experienced experts from premier universities with great track-record of results

Focus

Targeted approach based on extensive research into the pattern and trends of the exams

Innovation

Modern teaching tools and methods for easy and better mastery of preparation

Good for beginners

Beginner friendly course design, covering from the basics to the required advanced level

Content

Additional reference material based on the best text books, journals and web-resources

Practice Questions

Test papers and practice questions to apply your knowledge and develop the answer-writing skills

Connect with the faculty

Connect with your faculty through emails and periodic live-online sessions and learn the finer aspects of preparation.

Peers

Connect with excellent peer group from all over India through the live sessions hosted by the faculty

Benefits of self-paced online preparation

01
More flexibility

There is no need to leave your hometown or job or your university course to join the coaching class. You can attend your classes anytime - because we give you an asynchronous class: an online class where you do not have to log in at a specific time for a live session, but you can study anytime.

02
Same teachers and the same content

At Evolution online courses, the same teachers create online lectures and tutorials who have been teaching for years in our classroom courses. So, you get the same quality of preparation that your classroom peers are getting. We also make no difference in the content that we share with our students, irrespective of what mode of preparation they have chosen to adopt - classroom, online or guided self-study.

03
Lower costs

You are studying online means that you pay less tuition fee and bear no overhead cost (like paying for your stay in a big city). Depending on the course and the required duration of stay in a city like New Delhi, you could be saving up to Rs. 3,00,000 (Rupees three lakh) in a year.

04
Self-discipline and responsibility

Studying online requires more self-motivation and time-management skills because you will spend a lot of time on your own. Thus, your online course will not only teach you your subject, but it will also help you become more self-motivated, a trait that will make you stand out in the UPSC journey.

05
Opportunities for faculty interactions

All online courses feature regular live sessions by the faculty to address your doubts and to guide you for the examination. Moreover, you can reach the faculty directly through e-mail to discuss your queries and issues. Our faculty will respond by email or call depending on the nature of your query.

06
More choice of courses

We, at Evolution Online, are continuously creating new meaningful courses for the CSE and IFS Examination. Studying online allows you to no longer worry about class location or duration when you are choosing what to learn next. Feel free to take any new course that you find beneficial.

How to enroll for Evolution Courses

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 course of your choice. This is usually completed within one-working day.
4. That's it. Now you are ready to prepare with the Evolution Classroom, Live-online Course or Self-paced Course of your choice.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

FAQs: Frequently asked questions

Your most common queries about self-paced online courses. Answered.

What is Evolution's course plan?

Like other courses, the self-paced online courses at Evolution cover the syllabi for the UPSC Civil Service Examination and the
Indian Forest Service Examination in an intensive manner. It means identifying the emphasis areas, re-organising the the syllabus,
incorporating the special demands arising out of the question papers, and then delivering the lectures in a systematic way.

What is Evolution's teaching methodology?

We believe that the formula for outstanding results in these competitive examinations comprises of motivated students, committed faculty and rigorous academic work. You’ll find all these at Evolution. Our classes are planned meticulously by the teachers keeping in the mind the needs of the UPSC Examinations. We keep the lecture structure examination focused, so that you get most effective preparation in the shortest period of time. At the same time, we strive to make our classes beginner-friendly by using visual teaching aids and other innovations.

What type of videos will I be getting?

All the videos are recently recorded lecture videos. They contain lectures recorded in the classroom or studio set-up. All the videos are HD quality but optimised for adaptive streaming even over low bandwidth of internet connection. Our team is continuously creating new video lessons to incorporate recent content and modifications. So, you can be sure about the lecture video content being updated.

How will I receive these online classes?

We will be making available self-paced online courses on our secure platform, which you can access using our mobile app available for Android and iOS devices (both phones and tablets). Our learning app is not available for laptop or desktop computers or for any web-browser. You will be able to access the course from that single device where you first log in.

On what devices can the lecture videos be watched?

The Evolution Learning App will be compatible for:
iPhone 6 onwards with the latest version of iOS
iPad, iPad Pro and iPad Air the latest version of iPad OS
Android 9 or later OS based mobile phone or tablet

The Evolution Learning App will NOT work on:
Windows based PC (Laptops and Desktops)
Apple Mac Computers (Laptops and Desktops)
Any web browser

On how many devices can I access my course?

Your course can be accessed only on a single device. Our system will remember the device (tablet/mobile) where you first log in. You will always have access on this device only. Login from a second device will fail and such an attempt will automatically block your account.

What kind of notes and study-material will I be getting?

Each classroom and live-online course includes relevant study material. The study material, rather than being bulky, is concise and aligned to the demands of the CSE and IFS Examination. Additionally, we also share with you the lecture handouts for many classes, whenever the teacher considers it necessary for explaining a topic. This material will strongly augment the learning that you build in this course and help you write impactful answers without the need to look for any extra book.Please note that the updated version of this collection is not available anywhere else except circulated to our students.

Will there be tests?

Since different students join the self-paced online courses at different points of time and their progress arc varies widely, we can not conduct tests for the self-paced online courses.
But, we have included practice test papers and practice questions in almost all the self-paced online courses. Please check the course specific details to know about this.

Will there be post-course support?

As a student of Evolution, you will be entitled to the updates and current developments related to your subject. We encourage all our students to stay in active contact with their respective teachers, through the preparation period, in order to keep gaining tips, techniques and insight.

Can I watch the videos offline?

Yes. You can download and save the videos within the App for offline viewing. The downloaded videos will be available till the validity of the course.

Any limitation?

1. Video lectures are accessible only through the app on a mobile device or a tablet and they cannot be viewed on Mac / Windows PC. Please keep this limitation in mind, while signing up for a course.

2. Your course can be accessed only on a single device. Our system will remember the device (tablet / mobile / web-browser) where you first login. You will always have access on this device only. Login from a second device will fail and such an attempt will automatically block your account.

Evolution Code of Conduct and anti-piracy policy

As a centre of learning, it is essential that we set high standards of conduct for ourselves and our students. We take the Evolution Code of Conduct very seriously and have zero-tolerance policy for violations. All the classroom and live-online students are bound by it from the time of taking admission til their association with Evolution.
For our online courses and study material, 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.
Violating these terms and conditions leads to immediate and permanent suspension of services with no-refund.

What is your refund policy?

Since we let our prospective students view a cross-section of our lecture videos and tutorials if they so desire, we assume that you have taken an informed decision to join an online course.Therefore, we do not offer refunds.

I have some other question.

Why not? We’ll be happy to address all your queries and concerns. Please drop us a mail at contact@evolution.co.in or send an SMS to +91-9810975937. Our team will be in touch with you soon.

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