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How to Prepare for UPSC Current Affairs

Apr 05, 2022

How to Prepare for UPSC Current Affairs

With fast change in the pattern of UPSC Prelims and Mains examination and the availability of a plethora of resources for UPSC by different coaching institutes and individual YouTube channels, preparation for the Current Affairs has become very complex and challenging, especially for new aspirants.

If you are currently preparing for Current Affairs, then this article is a must-read. Various factors should be kept in mind while preparing for Current Affairs during the UPSC exam preparation, such as:

  • Reliance on Single Source: Current affairs are unlimited if covered from different sources and it would be difficult to devote time to static subjects. So, it is recommended to follow one booklet (PrepMagazine) that can be followed on regular basis.
  • Multiple Revisions of Current Affairs magazines: To grasp more details of news in current affairs, the same booklet should be revised multiple times, especially before preliminary examination.
  • Solving Mock Tests of Different Coaching Institutes: To get confidence, it is always suggested to solve maximum mock tests of preliminary examinations. Also, highlight the new facts and concepts which need to be revised just before the preliminary examination to have more confidence and less error in the real examination.
  • Coverage of Newspaper and Note Making: It is always suggested to refer to one newspaper (The Hindu or Indian Express) on a daily basis as it helps in better understanding and contextualising the various topics. It would also enhance your interest in current happening and certainly, make the journey of UPSC Preparation more interesting and enriching. Also, try to make short notes preferably in the electronic mode for better revision during Preliminary and Mains examinations. 

Related Article: How to Read Newspaper for UPSC Civil Services Preparation?

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Ultimately try to believe in yourself and your resources as UPSC is continuously changing the type of questions and no single source is enough for solving all questions but at the same time, options can be eliminated if a single source is covered holistically on multiple occasions and that is supplemented with the mock tests.

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