8 Simple Ways to Prepare - Current Affairs [UPSC Exam]

This article provides 8 simple ways to prepare for the Current Affairs section in the UPSC Civil Service Exam. Current affairs are the fulcrum in the preparation of the Civil Service Exam. The range of topics that needs to be covered is humongous, hence there needs to be a strategy to cover the topics very efficiently and effectively in a limited time span, and this article will help one to develop that simple strategy.

Aspirants would find this topic very helpful while preparing for the IAS Exam.

Aspirants should begin their preparation by solving UPSC Previous Year Question Papers UPSC Previous Year Question Papers now!!

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Make a Habit of Reading the Newspaper Every Day

IAS Aspirants can choose their method either by reading the newspaper on their own or our Comprehensive News Analysis (CNA) regularly and should make sure not to miss on any contemporary issues that hit the news frequently such as economic and political issues, environmental disasters or programmes, a new development in the science and technology world etc.

Don’t Choose too Many Newspapers to Read

Two or three major newspapers or refer to our Comprehensive News Analysis (CNA), which is divided into four papers GS Paper I, GS Paper II, GS Paper III, and GS Paper IV with is further sectioned into various categories and topics that falls under these papers, our CNA also covers important editorials and PIB articles for UPSC Current Affairs.

Follow the News Updates

Updates provided by the ministries and organizations such as the ministry of finance, RBI and others are important (covered in our PIB section).

Make Current Affairs Notes of your Own

Refer to our CNA, candidates can make the current affairs notes in chronological order, for which they can refer to our Monthly and Weekly News Analysis. For e.g. the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)was in news frequently for launching Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, nanosatellites, keep an eye for such kind of news that makes the newspaper frequently. Understand nanosatellites; know the basics about satellites, ISRO, list of satellites launched by ISRO till now etc.

Also read:

  1. Gist of Yojana
  2. Gist of Kurukshetra

These monthly magazines of the Government of India are important in the point of preparing a topic descriptively. The gist collection of BYJU’S provides the right information needed by the aspirants.

Any Issues Related to Geography or International Affairs

Make sure to prepare this area, keeping a map aside. As, this will help you to understand and analyse the issues with the neighbouring countries as well as you will get a complete picture of political, geographical or societal problems faced by the people regionally.

Do Not Try to Mug Up

In UPSC Syllabus tradition subject-based, there are certain areas that are to be mugged up, but you cannot apply the same mug up the process while preparing for the Current Affairs section of the UPSC Exam. Hence, it is advised to remember the dates by associating them with some issues also it is important to remember the organization or country related to it.

To ease the remembering process, BYJU’S Topic of the Day section discusses the important events on important dates and also mentions similar important events occurring on the same day at the end of the page. This way, the aspirants can easily mind-map dates and remember things seamlessly.

In order to know which international relations article is important in the perspective of the UPSC exam, one can go through the UPSC syllabus page and Important topics in International Relations GS 2 to get an idea of the topic relevant.

Keep following our Reliable Comprehensive News Analysis

For IAS Current Affairs to make sure that you have covered all the major issues for the exam.

Final step

Get an idea of what kind of questions can be asked from the current affairs section and to get a fair knowledge about this try to solve current affairs quiz daily or weekly basis.

These are the 8 simple ways to prepare for the current affairs section of the UPSC Syllabus for Civil Services IAS Exam, follow these regularly to get an upper hand in this area.

The above details would help candidates prepare for UPSC 2021.

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