How is All India Radio Helpful in UPSC IAS Exam?

The UPSC IAS exam preparation requires lots of patience and hard work. To accelerate the UPSC IAS Exam preparation aspirants need to read basic books such as NCERT, newspaper, All India Radio news etc. The power of audio-visual learning to aid the aspirant to recall recognizes, and retain. The “All India Radio” broadcast most significant programs daily which are useful for IAS Prelims examination. The new, Spotlight, Countrywide are some of the important programs. In this program, which keeps running for 15 minutes every day, one topic will be taken up for debate with an expert on the corresponding subjective matter. If aspirants can spend 15 minutes on heeding those debates every day, their memory will be improved and thought process will be enriched.

Important Programs in All in Radio for UPSC

The below-listed programs will be helpful for UPSC IAS Exam preparation.

    • Spotlight

It is the best part of All India Radio. It is in a question-answer presentation and highlights a journalist and a subject expert. It is a great add on to the editorials in the newspaper.

You can get a gist of AIR Spotlight discussions in the link.

    • Current Affairs

On Tuesday it covers economics and on Friday current affairs and so on. 50% of the content is covered in English and remaining in Hindi.

    • Money Talk- Tuesdays at 9:30 pm

Money Talk Weekly Broadcast Programme.

    • Countrywide- Thursdays at 9:30 pm

They also provide Screen Reader Access to assist people with visual impairments to access the website using assistive technologies. The aspirant should listen to the topic that is being discussed first and then decide if you should listen and download it. The best time to listen to All India Radio news is 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Schedule of All India Radio

  • 9:00 – 9:15: English news
  • 9:15 – 9:30: News Analysis (Spotlight)
  • 9:30 – 10:00: Current affairs analysis (Fridays at 9:30 pm)

All India Radio and UPSC Exam

The finest plan is to have your dinner during this news time. Another way is to download these episodes from the AIR website itself and listen while travelling or relaxing. UPSC has interested in picking topics from All India Radio debates. For instance, in the month of November 2014, the Spotlight show had a specific demonstration on Tourism where the tourism minister was invited. In the same year, UPSC has asked a question in Essay Paper “Is Tourism the next big thing for India?” If aspirants are listening AIR news and programme, they won’t face any hurdles in UPSC IAS Exam.

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