For UPSC CSE Main 2021 Personality Test
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Interview Guidance for IAS 2021

A unique course not available anywhere else. Four recently selected Civil Servants, two experienced CSE experts and Dr. Abhishek Kumar will guide and teach you crucial interview skills, in-depth analysis of most important issues, do's and don'ts of the CSE interview, and how to easily score much higher than your competitors. A programme unmatched in terms of focus, quality, and depth of coverage.

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A handpicked team comprising some of India’s leading GS experts and four recently selected Civil Servants with a collective experience of 50 years. Our experience and expertise give you unmatched preparation support, both in terms of coverage and quality of analysis. We have helped close to 2,000 candidates get selected in the UPSC Civil Service and IFS Examinations, including 9 All India Toppers.

We offer you quality that you will not find anywhere else.

What you'll learn in this course

  1. The essential personality-related questions you must be prepared for
  2. How to analyse your strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan to answer questions from these areas
  3. How to project the key traits that the board is looking for in interview candidates
  4. What questions can be asked from your DAF, optional subject, subjects of graduation, and hobbies
  5. Interview etiquette, body language, dressing, tricky situations and how to handle them, essential do's and must-avoid don'ts
  6. How to present yourself so that the board pays attention and rewards you highly
  7. Most important contemporary issues, of which you must have an in-depth and multi-dimensional knowledge
  8. How to read newspapers from now till the interview date and prepare responses to expected questions
  9. Major themes for case-study/ situation-analysis type questions
  10. How to use knowledge of government policies and their impact in your answers
  11. How to express your views on a controversial subject without jeopardising your chances of scoring well
  12. How to prepare your mind and body so that you are in peak mental and physical state to face the interview board

How this course will help you

  • You will learn the finer techniques of doing exceedingly well in the interview and avoiding the most common mistakes your competitors are likely to make.
  • We will guide you on most important contemporary issues from where a high number of questions could feature in the actual interview.
  • You will be able to anticipate up to half of your interview questions by analysing your DAF and background using our technique. This way, you can handle the questions with ease and score better.
  • You will be able to handle tricky questions with poise and balance. This can be one of the most rewarding points in your interview.
  • Using Dr. Abhishek's 4-step method, you can easily handle most of the case-study/ situation-analysis type questions.

Course Content

Module 1

  1. An overview of the CSE personality test, its dynamics, the nature of questions, expectations and what attributes are being assessed
  2. Fillng up DAF-II
  3. In-depth: Types of questions, their relative frequency, how to handle different types of questions to maximise your advantage
  4. In-depth: The kind of questions you can expect from your DAF, hobbies, academic background, professional background, and optional subject
  5. In-depth: Dressing for the interview, interview etiquette, body-language, tone, pitch and choice of words, formal expressions, eye-contact, framing your answers, most common mistakes to avoid, most common tricky situations
  6. Q&A with the candidates

Module 2

  1. Advanced techniques for answer framing and presentation for maximum reward
  2. Frequently asked case-study/ situation-analysis type questions and their balanced answers
  3. Frequently asked tricky questions and their balanced answers
  4. Q&A with the candidates

Module 3

  1. High probability domestic, economic, governance, and policy issues and their interview-aligned discussion
  2. High probability international issues and their interview-aligned discussion
  3. High probability issues in the realm of environment and technology
  4. Q&A with the candidates
Next cohort starting on
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Course Fee: 
Rs. 9,995
Special offer: 
Rs. 1,995
Special offer available till: 
April 18, 2022
Admission opens on: 
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Course features and inclusions at a glance

  • 20 in-depth live online sessions with Q&A segment on CSE Personality Test 2021 by recently selected Civil Servants and experienced CSE experts
  • Recordings to be available, if you miss any live session
  • Validity till the end of CSE 2021 personality test with no limit on video playbacks
  • Available on Android Learning App or Web
  • Selective supplements with concise content for value-addition, available for download and printing
  • Access to the course community for discussion and doubt-resolution

Loved and highly rated by toppers

Vishal Khatri

IFS Rank - 5, 2019

I had joined the following courses at Evolution (GS wing), 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.

It helped me quickly improve my Environmental Ecology preparation from a generalist CSE paper 3 level to the depth required for IFoS. I have seen many of my friends struggle in Environment 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) was immensely helpful. I would unhesitatingly recommend these courses to any serious aspirant.

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!

Abhishek sir, thank you so much for creating such an enabling and friendly environment!


IFS Rank - 1, 2016

I prepared for my optionals and the Personality Test with Evolution for the Civil Service and IFS Examinations.

The course and notes have been exactly in tune with the needs to the examination and helped me significantly getting where I am today.

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:)

Why do you need coaching for GS? 

GS is the universal requirement

Very good preparation of General Studies is essential to clear any stage of the Civil Service Examination. Without GS, nothing matters in the overall preparation.

The GS syllabus is huge

General Studies syllabus includes topics from more than 10 subject areas, with a large number of open-ended topics. You need guidance and teaching from experts to get a hold on the syllabus.

Good preparation material is not easily available

There is an abundance of free resources but quality study material for GS is still rare. Our concise study material will greatly reduce your workload and time investment.

You may not be equally good in every area

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

Current Affairs poses a really big challenge

The current affairs section requires simplification, organisation and direction from teachers. Without guidance, this section may be unmanageable.

Understanding the trend is critical

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


What type of lectures will I be getting?
Depending on the course, the lectures will be live-online or recently recorded videos. This is always mentioned under the Course features and inclusions at a glance section of the course details webpage. Please go through this section carefully before signing up.
Tell me more about recorded videos
All the recorded videos are recently recorded using desktop recording softwares or in a proper studio set-up. The videos are in HD quality but optimised for adaptive streaming over low bandwidth internet connection.
Our team is continuously creating new video lessons to incorporate recent content and modifications.
How will I receive the live-online classes?
We will stream the live-online classes on our secure platform, which you can access using our mobile app available for Android devices (both phones and tablets). The iOS version will also be available soon. Some courses may be available over web-browser for a brief transition period. This will always be mentioned under the Course features and inclusions at a glance section of the course details webpage.
What if I miss a live-online class?
The recording of a live-online class will be available for you within the app / portal through the validity of the course. You can watch and revise your classes anytime.
Can I watch the recoded videos offline?
Yes. You can download and save the videos within the app for offline viewing. This is helpful when you do not have a very reliable internet connection.
From how many devices can I access the course?
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.
Any limitation?
Video and live-online classes 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. Only a few courses may be available on web browser for a brief transition period. In such cases, this is always mentioned under the Course features and inclusions at a glance section of the course details webpage.
What is included in the Free Trial?
For most - but not all - courses, you can 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.
How long will I have access to the course?
The video content of a course remains accessible till its validity. The PDF files shared in the course can however be downloaded by you. Course validity is always mentioned under the Course features and inclusions at a glance section of the course details webpage. Please go through this section carefully before signing up.
What about notes?
Most -but not all - courses will include 2 types of PDF content available for download and printing: (1) Lecture slides with teacher's annotations, and (2) Selective need-based supplements with concise value-addition content.
What about tests?
Most - but not all - courses include a certain number of tests designed to replicate the UPSC standard, and help you test and consolidate your knowledge. We focus on ensuring a good standard rather than on overwhelming you with hundreds of questions.
How will my doubts be addressed?
You can connect with your faculty on IAS GS Social, our community that brings together our faculty and all the learners. This is an amazing platform have discussions with your peers and teachers.
Any restrictions?
Only One. 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 videos and attempts to capture the screen.
Violating accounts are automatically and permanently blocked.
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