One of the most popular Science optionals; the choice of many toppers

ZOOLOGY for IAS & IFS Main: Online Course

Always a highly scoring optional known to produce IAS & IFoS toppers. Evolution students have been claiming more than 80% of all selections with Zoology for last 15 years.
Join this course for: targeted coverage, complete notes, updated content and mentoring by faculty.
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Faculty: Dr. Abhishek Kumar, Dr. Yadav, Ms. Das

Modules of this Online Course: 1. Recorded video-lectures for the entire syllabus 2. PDF Study material 3. Weekly live classes for doubt removal and guidance 4. Practice papers 5. Discussion forum

Platform of delivery: On Evolution Online Learning Website & Evolution Online Learning App (Android only)

Course duration: About 200 hours of video content covering the whole syllabus

Study material: Notes in PDF format covering the whole syllabus  

Access duration: 12 months for Lecture Videos; 36 months for Study Materials

Update History: Last updated - March 2020. New content are being added from May 2020

Fee: ₹ 45,000 inclusive of 18% GST. (Installments available. Please send SMS / WhatsApp to 9810 975 937 for details)

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

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

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

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.

Principal areas of coverage in this course

Paper 1

Non-chordata

Chordata

Ecology

Ethology

Economic Zoology

Biostatistics

Instrumentation Methods

Paper 2

Cell Biology

Genetics

Evolution and Systematics

Plant Breeding

Biochemistry

Biostatistics

Physiology (with special reference to mammals)

Developmental Biology

Click here to see the detailed syllabus of Zoology for IAS & IFS Main

Why you should be with Evolution for Zoology

Evolution is India's most credible institute for Zoology with 80% plus of all UPSC selections with this optional in the last 16 years. Our faculty, our notes and our guidance combine to give you far superior preparation than your competitors.

Outstanding faculty

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

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 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.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

All the Evolution Online Courses always include:

  • Lecture videos and tutorials covering the entire syllabus in an examination oriented manner
  • Supporting study material on the entire syllabus as PDF documents
  • 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
  • Generous course access duration and video viewing allowance
  • Availability on browser and / or Android App.

Features of Evolution Online Programmes

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

Flexible

Get access to excellent preparatory guidance anywhere, anytime.

Faculty

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

Asynchronous

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

Affordable

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

Focus

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

Innovation

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!

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:)

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.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

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 some courses, up to 5% videos may be Tutorials, that is they are essentially presentations with teacher's voice-narration.
The course information page will clearly mention the break-up of lecture videos and tutorials.

On what devices can the lecture videos can be watched?

Some courses are available only on our Android App. While some courses are available both on browser and on Android App.
The course information section will clearly mention the platform where the course is available.
You must consider this factor when you are joining the course.

Can I watch the videos offline?

If a course is available 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 browser based courses, 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?

Full term GS Courses and Integrated Courses: 2 years of access

Full courses of optional subjects: 1 year's access

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 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 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 info@evolution.co.in or send a WhatsApp message to +91-9810975937.Our team will be in touch with you soon.

Benefits of 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 (Yes! 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
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.

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.

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.