For IAS Prelims
On-demand video classes plus live-online sessions

Prelims 2023 General Studies: A Comprehensive Course

Secure the first stage of your IAS and IFS dream with a meticulously designed course that allows you to safely cross the threshold and also gives you a solid base for the Main Examination.

A course by

Dr. Abhishek Kumar

The Chief Mentor of the GS Programme

One of India’s leading experts in guiding students through the UPSC Civil Services and Indian Forest Service examinations. In his teaching career of 20 years, he has helped close to 2000 candidates get a selection in the UPSC Civil Service and IFS Examinations, including 9 All India Toppers.
He is widely recognised for his clear, examination focused approach and making concepts easy to grasp without sacrificing academic rigour.


Team IAS GS 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.

What you'll learn in this course

  1. Foundational concepts on all the vital topics of the syllabus, which form the core of GS prelims
  2. Advanced and dynamic topics under areas like Indian Economy, Indian Polity and Governance, Culture, Environment, Science and Technology etc.
  3. Current affairs for the Prelims
  4. Important topics and important sources for the Prelims
  5. How to make notes and organise things for the Prelims
  6. Hoe to revise for maximum retention
  7. How to approach the test papers
  8. How to make intelligent guesses

How this course will help you

  1. You will learn each area of General Studies right from the basics. It does not matter even if you are a beginner.
  2. Experienced experts will guide you through individual subjects, helping you master the key concepts and facts.
  3. Comprehensive content will provide an excellent reading base for most of your preparation requirements.
  4. Special classes on current affairs will take care of all your current affairs requirements for the Prelims
  5. Mentoring and doubt removal sessions by the faculty will keep you focused and confident through the journey.
  6. Interaction with your classmates will instil in you a sense of community as well as a sense of competition.
  7. Sessions by selected candidates and senior officers will keep you motivated.
  8. 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.

Course Content

Major themes covered

  1. Current events of national and international importance.History of India and Indian National Movement.
  2. Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  3. Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  4. Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  5. General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change
  6. General Science
Next cohort starting on
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Course Fee: 
Rs. 20,000
Special offer: 
Rs. 9,990
Special offer available till: 
August 31, 2022
Admission opens on: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022
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Course features and inclusions at a glance

  1. A combination of newly recorded lecture videos and regular live-online sessions
  2. Lecture videos aligned to the requirements of the UPSC Prelims starting from the basics in a structure friendly to a fresher
  3. Coverage including all parts of static GS, dynamic GS and current affairs (CSAT is not included)
  4. Full coverage of all the required NCERT and other school books
  5. All relevant points from standard textbooks already incorporated within the course and the study material
  6. Extensive class-notes and supplementary handouts
  7. Structured tests on the lines of the UPSC GS Prelims Examinations
  8. Special live sessions with selected candidates
  9. Special classes and notes on current events and related general awareness
  10. Personal mentoring and count resolution on enhancing your Prelims performance
  11. 11 practice tests before the Prelims

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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