Best Newspaper for UPSC Preparation
The importance of Newspaper reading for the UPSC exam preparation cannot be emphasized enough. The only source you can completely rely upon to not miss out on any current affairs updates is the newspaper. The trend analysis of previous year question papers shows that the number of questions asked from Current Affairs has been increasing, every year. But choosing the best newspaper is a big deal. Most of the times aspirant fail to choose the right newspaper. Here is a list of the best newspaper which may help you in UPSC IAS exam preparation.
The most widely accepted newspaper among UPSC aspirants is The Hindu. Does it mean you avoid other newspapers? Definitely not. Every newspaper may not be good, but there is always something good in every newspaper. This article talks about the various newspapers you should read and also how to read them.
Which newspaper to read for IAS Exam Preparation:
List of newspapers to read:
The Hindu is easily the most recommended newspaper for civil services aspirant. The language is simple and understandable. The articles published are comprehensively covered. Also, it has good editorials on matters that are related to the UPSC syllabus. From the analysis of previous year question papers, it can be seen that many questions asked in the examination have been p[iciked up directly from The Hindu’s newspaper articles.
The Indian Express
The Indian Express is also a widely read newspaper by UPSC aspirants because of its coverage of issues. It also sometimes contains special series on certain issues explaining them in detail. Such articles give good fodder points for writing answers in the mains examination.
It is India’s leading business daily and is recommended for economic news. The articles cover the news related to Indian Economy in a comprehensive and simplistic manner. The aspirants can rely upon this newspaper for current affairs news from the economy section.
Economic Times (ET)
This particular business paper of the Times Group, ET is a good source of information on economic issues. Though this newspaper does not cover articles from various arena such as polity, science, and technology etc. The Economy articles will definitely prove to be helpful during IAS Exam preparation.
Things to remember while using the newspaper for UPSC civil services preparation:
- Learn what topics to read and what to avoid.
- Don’t go in depth in an article where it is unnecessary.
- Don’t go through all the newspapers in the market. Select from the above sources and optimize their use.
How to read newspaper for UPSC preparation?
For the UPSC Exam preparation, the whole newspaper need not be read from end to end. You must only pick those articles that are relevant to the UPSC Prelims and Mains syllabus. You must make notes while reading the newspaper so that they come handy at the time of revision. For the purpose of making notes, the articles in the newspaper can be divided into the following categories:
- World/bilateral relations
- Arts and culture-related news
- Science and technology (Thursday’s edition of The Hindu)
- Social issues
- Judgment/Ruling /remark by Supreme Court/High Court
- National news/ Schemes/ Policies
- Administration and polity/ amendments
- Geography related news
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