IFS General Studies Mains

General English + General Knowledge + Mains Answer Building + Essay

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What is IFS General Studies Mains by Synopsis IAS?

It is a combo course. For General Course Details, Faculty Details, No of Pages, Validity, Demo Videos and Content, Rating and Reviews, and other Details for a Course, please click on the following course links:

It is a detailed and comprehensive Course for UPSC CSE Aspirants, designed by Krishna sir.

This course contains the following:

General English + General Knowledge + Mains Answer Building + Essay


Multiple Faculties

Course Pages

800+ Pages

Course Duration

200 hours


IFS Mains 2025

Course Content / Syllabus

Following subjects are covered:

This course covers Paper I - General English, and Paper 2 - General Knowledge. This course dosn not cover Prelims Part.

This course Includes Mains Answer Building and Essay Courses.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Indian Forest Service (IFS) syllabus is divided into three categories: Preliminary, Mains and Interview.


The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

Note :

(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).

(ii) The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

(iii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

(iv) Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.


The written examination consisting of the following papers:—

Paper 1 —General English 300 Marks

Aspirants have to write an essay in English. Other questions are designed to test their understanding of English and simple use of words.

Passages are usually set for summary or precis.

Comprehension of given passages

Precis Writing

Usage and Vocabulary

Short Essays

Paper 2 — General Knowledge 300 Marks

UPSC has not defined the syllabus for this paper. However, there are total six questions generally, with four sub-questions each.  The order of these Subjects are History, Economy, Polity, Geography / Environment, Environment, Science and Technology.

Papers 3-6 (Two Optionals)- Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional subjects set out in para 2 below. Each subject will have two papers.— 200 marks for each paper.

Note : Answer scripts of only those candidates who have obtained the minimum marks as decided by the Commission for Paper II (General Knowledge) will be evaluated.


 Interview for Personality Test of such candidates as may be called by the Commission. Maximum Marks : 300

General Details

Lectures: There are pre recorded lectures by the highly qualified and experienced faculties.

Study material: Course study material will be available for registered students in downloadable and printable PDF format on the student dashboard. 

Personalized student dashboard: Registered Students get a Personalized student dashboard with a login password. You can watch the lectures anywhere, anytime and any number of times.

Two-way feedback: We take students’ feedback seriously. We can remove or replace faculties if the feedback is not good.

It is a Paid Batch for UPSC CSE aspirants. However, a number of videos are uploaded at YouTube for Demo and Awareness purpose.

Course Completion Date: 1 month before exam

Validity: One month after exam.

How is this course different from similar courses by other coachings?

Other coachings provide too much content.

Still, a number of topics are left out. Students are forced to follow two or three coachings, along with a newspaper like The Hindu, Indian Express, Dainik Jagran etc.

Ultimately, students tend to confuse and get stressed. A number of students even do not appear in the exam due to the phobia of Current Affairs, PT type compilations, The Hindu, Indian Express.

At Synopsis IAS, we provide to the point and Synoptic Content.

No other Study Material / Book needed: For making content, we start with NCERTs, and refer newspapers, standard text books, reference books, research papers and journals. We update the content with current affairs regularly. After making content for any topic, we also refer to the other major institutes notes to ensure that we don't miss any important point or topic.

Still, the content is available in approx 1/3rd pages as compared to the other institutes.

Krishna sir is the content head at Synopsis IAS. The course content is thoroughly reviewed by him. He has gained 7+ years of experience in Research and Development while in services at DAE, GOI.


We do not waste unnecessary time in selling coupons for courses, marketing, and promotions. The faculties just teach, teach and teach, and do not beat around the bush. The lecture duration is short – If other institute has covered the same topic in 1 hour, we cover that just in approx. 15-20 minutes.


We teach in easy Hinglish language. The content slides for the course are in Hinglish (One line English, One line Hindi).

The course is available in English and Hindi Mediums. The Study Material is in Three Languages: First file is in English, Second file is in Hindi, Third file is Bilingual (one line English, one line Hindi). The Lectures are delivered in Hinglish.


When it comes to guidance, noone can even come closer to Synopsis IAS. The Synopsis IAS institute is based on the vision of a person, who left services just to teach and provide genuine Guidance.

There are Strategy Videos by Krishna Sir: He has discussed the strategy to prepare for UPSC in cover in a realistic way in his most popular Guidance Series.


The course is available for a very less price compared to any other online or offline coaching.

Content Developers and Faculties

Multiple Faculties


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