List of best newspaper for IAS preparation

“Which is the best newspaper to read for UPSC  IAS Exam?”- It is very frequently asked question by IAS Aspirants, who in their early stages of UPSC preparation. For UPSC civil services IAS exam, it is mandatory to read a newspaper. This will help you to build your awareness about current events happening in your society, country etc. Read on to find out which is best newspaper for civil service preparation.

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Here we are providing a list of the best newspaper for IAS. Read more to know why we mentioned here the list of newspapers for UPSC IAS Exam.  The listed are the major newspapers which an aspirant must read to fetch good score in General studies Paper of prelims and mains in civil services exam. These newspapers are in English hence it is supportive for the English mediums aspirants.

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The Hindu

The Hindu is an English-language Indian daily newspaper launched as a weekly in 1878. The Hindu newspaper gives importance to the major National news. It never gives an eye on the unnecessary news. Along with that, they provide authentic information analyzed by experts and government websites like PIB and PRS. The aspirants should keep a thorough eye on the Business section, editorial, Science and Technology, art and culture section published by the newspaper which is really useful for both UPSC prelims and mains exams.

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Business standard

The Business Standard is certainly a good business daily published in the English language.  The editorial and articles in this newspaper will help one to collect genuine information on the current events happening in economics, which is a crucial subject in UPSC IAS exam.

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Times of India

The Times of India (TOI) is also an English-language daily newspaper. It is considered as the world’s six best newspapers. The times of India are also suggested by successful candidates for IAS exam preparation.


Indian Express

This is English daily which is useful for UPSC IAS Exam. The editorial and selected article will help the aspirant to gather the information which will help them in their UPSC IAS exam preparation.



The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the world’s oldest national broadcasting organization. The articles published in the BBC are helpful for UPSC prelims and especially mains. Reading BBC will help the aspirant to develop a vast and wide idea about the international affairs.

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