The best suited online GS course for a beginner

General Studies Comprehensive: Online Course

A comprehensive online course for General Studies for IAS & IFS  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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New Live-online Batch starting from 15th April 2022, 16 May 2022 & 16 June 2022


A team of experienced subject-experts and recently selected Civil Servants working with Dr. Abhishek Kumar as Programme Director

Modules of the course

1. Examination aligned classes for the entire syllabus 2. Enriched class-notes and handouts 3. Personal mentoring and guidance from the faculty 4. Class-tests and discussion 5.Special revision sessions

Venue of classes

Evolution Classrooms in Dr. Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi

Availability of live-online mode

Live-online access to this batch is also available for the students not able to join it in the classroom mode

Course duration and class frequency

15 Months with 6 days a week classes

Study material

Class-notes, notes in printed format plus selected supplemental handouts


For classroom mode: ₹ 1,40,000 inclusive of 18% GST
For live-online mode: ₹ 1,20,000 inclusive of 18% GST

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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.

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 printed format
  • Tests for the Prelims and Mains
  • Course access till Mains 2023

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

Study 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

Support Emails

Reach the faculty directly through e-mail to discuss your queries and issues.

Toppers recommend 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.

During office hours (10 AM - 6 PM from Monday to Saturday), it takes only about 30 minutes to complete all these steps.
Payment: After counselling, our course advisor will send you the payment link for the course fee for the online course you plan to join.
Confirmation: After we have received the payment, our office will send you an email with confirmation of payment and enrolment form.
Admission: Once you have also filled the admission form, we will enroll you for the course and send you an email with instructions for intsalling the Evolution Learning App and your login credentials.
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?

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.

On what devices can the lecture videos be watched?

Our online courses are available only on our Android and iOS Apps.
You can access the course on a single Android or iOS phone or tablet.
The course will not be accessible on a PC or Mac though browser.
You must consider this factor when you are joining the course.

Can I watch the videos offline?

Yes.You can download and save the video and handouts within the App for offline viewing.
This is helpful when you do not have a very reliable internet connection.

Can I see demo videos lectures 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.
Please fill in this form, and we will send you the samples.

How long will I have access to the course?

Full term GS Courses and Integrated Courses: 1 - 2 years of access depending on the package opted by you.

Full courses of optional subjects: 6 months - 1 year's access depending on the package opted by you.

Crash courses and other short courses: As specified on the course information page

On how many devices can I access my course?

You can access your online course from only one device - either a mobile phone or a tablet.
Our system will remember the device (tablet / 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 including relevant study material in printed or digital format.
The study material is 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 your answers by email for the faculty's feedback. This will help you sharpen your answer writing skills.
Please note that Evolution Test Series is a separate programme and not a part of the online course. You can join it separately at discounted fee options for Evolution's existing students.

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.

You can also interact with your instructor through email and also send your answers for evaluation and feedback.

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 total 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 an SMS 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 (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.

Opportunities for faculty interactions

All online courses feature weekly 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.

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.