The best suited online GS course for a beginner

General Studies Comprehensive: Online Course

A comprehensive online course for General Studies for IAS & IFS 2021 Prelim and Main Examinations. Featuring video lectures by expert faculty, comprehensive notes, mentoring and doubt removal through live sessions and practice tests papers.
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Faculty: Dr. Abhishek Kumar, Niraj Sir, Amit Sinha Sir, P. K. Mishra Sir, Prince Mishra Sir, Chiranth Sir, Pradeep Sir, Ashish Sharma Sir, Dhananjay Sir, Payal Ma'am and other experts

Modules of this Online Course: 1. Video-lectures on core syllabus 2. Video-lectures on current events and issues 3. PDF Study material 4. Weekly live classes for doubt removal and guidance 5. Tests and Discussion

Platform of delivery: Evolution Learning web-portal + Evolution Online Learning App (Accessible on Android and iOS Mobile Phones and Tablets)

Course duration: 18 months (from June 2020 till the CSE & IFS Main Examination 2021)

Study material: Notes in PDF format covering the whole syllabus

Course access duration: 24 months (Till May 2022) for lecture videos and 36 months for study materials

Fee: ₹ 80,000 inclusive of 18% GST. (Installments available)

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


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


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

Why do you need coaching for GS? 

GS is everybody's requirement

A very good preparation of General Studies is essential to clear any stage of the IAS or the IFS Examination. Without GS, nothing matters in the overall preparation.

The GS syllabus is huge

You need the teaching and guidance from experts to get a hold on the syllabus. Concise study material will reduce the workload significantly.

You cannot be good in every area

Irrespective of your background, there will be many areas in GS, where you will need a teacher. A teacher will simplify the concepts and help you develop a solid command over the topics.

Understanding the trend is critical

Only an experienced team of mentors can help you gain an insight into the pattern of the examination, and give your efforts a proper direction.

The vastness of Current Affairs

Current Affairs section requires simplification, organisation and direction from teachers, so that you can use it in the examination to boost your performance.

Testing under the teachers guidance

When you prepare with us, we not only teach but we continuously evaluate you to help you know where you are going wrong. This gives you many opportunities for course correction.

Why you should be with Evolution for GS Foundation

A team of experts

Only experienced and committed experts from reputed colleges and universities

Exam directed planning

Structured course plan starting from basics but covering till advanced levels

Concise material

Easy to cover and revise study material covering all topics of the syllabus

Targeted current affairs

Weekly capsules on current events and issue-analysis by an experienced teacher

Proper mentoring

Step by step guidance at each step of your preparation with ample space for revision


Properly designed tests for both Prelims and Mains to go with the coverage

How this online course on General Studies Foundation will help your preparation

You will learn each area of General Studies right from the basics. It does not matter even if you are a beginner.
Experienced experts will guide you through individual subjects, helping you master the key concepts and facts.
Comprehensive study material will provide an excellent reading base for most of your preparation requirements.
Mentoring and doubt removal sessions by the faculty will keep you focused and confident through the journey.
Weekly current updates will take care of all your current affairs requirements for the Prelim, Main and Interview.
Interaction with your classmates on the discussion forum will instil in you a sense of community as well as a sense of competition.
Practice papers and tests for the Prelim and Main will equip you for a confident examination hall performance.
We will share with you a lot of curated content from books and the internet, so that you do not have to waste your time searching for additional sources.
Online sessions by selected candidates and senior officers will keep you motivated.

Course Calendar

June 2020 - January 2021
Comprehensive Prelims cum Mains coverage & Tests for Current Affairs, Indian Polity, Indian History, Geography, Indian Economy, Governance, Social Justice, Environmental Ecology, Disaster Management and Science and Technology
February 2021 - April 2021
Intensive Revision and Practice Tests for the Prelims for Current Affairs, Indian Polity, Indian History, Geography, Indian Economy, Environmental Ecology and Science and Technology
CSAT Classes and Tests for the Prelims
June 2021- Mains 2021
Intensive coverage for
Post-independence India, Social Issues, International Relations, Internal Security, Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude and Essay
Tests for all areas of Mains Syllabus
The UPSC has not yet declared the Examination Calendar for the year 2021
This plan may need to be modified, of the 2021-Examination Calendar of the UPSC demands changes.

Experience from COVID-19 has made us add this note
We will do our best to follow this plan, until circumstances beyond our control force us to deviate. Even in such cases, we promise that our team will strive and find ways to keep your preparation on track.

This GS Online Courses includes:

  • Hundreds of lecture videos and tutorials covering all the topics of the GS syllabus for Prelims and Mains
  • Supporting study material in PDF format
  • Tests for the Prelims and Mains
  • Access to weekly live sessions by the faculty to address doubts and share tips and methods about the CSE and IFS Examination
  • Access to a discussion forum to interact with your classmates and faculty
  • Course access till May 2022 with 1.5x video viewing allowance

Features of Evolution Online Programmes

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


Get access to excellent preparatory guidance anywhere, anytime.


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

Lecture videos

Engaging lecture videos to cover the syllabus in a streamlined, exam oriented manner

Study material

Focused PDF material based on the best text books, journals and web-resources


You can study any time that suits you. There is no need to log in at a specific time.


Lower course fee for the same preparatory guidance and zero overhead costs


Targeted approach based on extensive research into the pattern and trends

Beginner friendly

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


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

Test Papers

Practice question papers included with every course to give you directed exercise

Live interaction

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

Peer interaction

Interact with your instructor and fellow classmates through the discussion forum.

What the toppers say about Evolution

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!


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:)

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

You fill-up the online admission form and then make online payment for the course.
In 5 minutes, you will get an email with your login credentials for the online course.
For portal based online 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 Online Course of your choice.


FAQs: Frequently asked questions

What type of videos will I be getting?

About 95% - 100% of the videos are Lecture Videos. They contain lectures recorded in the classroom or studio set-up.
In this course, up to 5% videos are Tutorials, that is they are essentially presentations with teacher's narration. This is due to just factual nature of the 5% topics which we will cover through the tutorials.

On what devices can the lecture videos can be watched?

This course is available both on browser and on Android App.
But, you will be able to access the course from any one platform.
You must consider this factor when you are joining the course.

Can I watch the videos offline?

On our Android App, you can download and save the video within the App for offline viewing. This is helpful when you do not have a very reliable internet connection.
For browsers based viewing, such an option is not available.

Can I see demo videos and notes before I join?

Yes. We let you view a cross-section of our online lecture videos and tutorials. If you like what you see, you will love what the rest of the course has to offer.
We will also send you sample notes for the online course you are interested in.
Please fill in this form and we will send you the samples.

How long will I have access to the course?

2 years of access for videos of this GS Course plus 3 years of access for all notes.

You will have access to all video contents till May 2022 and access to all notes till May 2023.

On how many devices can I access my course?

You can access your portal based course from only one device - either a personal computer or a mobile device. Our system will remember the device (laptop / desktop / mobile) 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.

What about notes?

Each online course will be containing relevant study material in PDF format.
The study material, rather than being bulky, will be concise and aligned to the demands of the CSE and IFS Examination.

Will there be tests?

We have included a good number of practice questions in each online 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 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.

How many times can I watch the lectures?

For all online courses, you have 1.5 times viewing allowance with unlimited clicks.
For eaxmple, if the course duration is 100 hours, you total viewing allowance will be 100 hrs. x 1.5 = 150 hrs.

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.
Violating accounts are automatically and permanently blocked.

What is your refund policy?

Since we let you view a cross-section of our online lecture videos and tutorials, plus chapters from our study material, we assume that you have taken an informed decision to join an online course.
Therefore, we do not offer refunds.

Do you offer discounts?

All our online courses have resaonble fee, which is significantly lower than the classroom 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.

I have some other question.

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

Benefits of online preparation

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.

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.

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 (Yes! Rupees three lakh) in a year.

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.

Opportunity for live interactions

All online courses feature 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 a discussion forum.

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.

Do you have questions? We can 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.