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Daily Current Affairs for IAS Exam 2019

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Current affairs is the most important segment of the UPSC syllabus . With the change in pattern of the UPSC exam, questions related to current events and news have assumed a major role in deciding the fate of students. Broadly, the type of questions asked can be divided into two – static and dynamic. The static portion pertains to that section of the syllabus that doesn’t change. For instance, the Revolt of 1857, the physical features of India, etc. The dynamic portion pertains to current affairs. The best bet to cover current affairs is the daily newspaper.

A good understanding of Current Affairs is central to success in the UPSC IAS Exam. The UPSC focuses on current affairs spanning subjects like history, geography, economy, environment and ecology, polity, science and technology etc. Candidates should remain updated on current affairs that create headlines nationally as well as internationally. In fact, recent trends have shown that the static and dynamic portions of the UPSC syllabus have significant overlap. The probability of encountering unexpected questions from current affairs in the traditionally static portions of the syllabus is quite high.

Here is an analysis of the number of questions from each subject in the last eight UPSC Prelims (General Studies I) Exam:

Year No. of Questions from Current Affairs Subject – wise Breakup of Number of Questions from Other Subjects
2018 14 History – 22

Geography – 10

Polity – 13

Economy – 18

Science & Tech – 10

Environment – 13

2017 15 History – 14

Geography – 9

Polity – 22

Economy – 16

Science & Tech – 9

Environment – 15

2016 27 History – 15

Geography – 7

Polity – 7

Economy – 18

Science & Tech – 8

Environment – 18

2015 22 History – 17

Geography – 16

Polity – 13

Economy – 13

Science & Tech – 8

Environment – 11

2014 8 History – 20

Geography – 14

Polity – 14

Economy – 10

Science & Tech – 16

Environment – 18

2013 0 History – 16

Geography – 18

Polity – 16

Economy – 19

Science & Tech – 14

Environment – 17

2012 1 History – 19

Geography – 17

Polity – 20

Economy – 17

Science & Tech – 9

Environment – 17

2011 13 History – 11

Geography – 11

Polity – 12

Economy – 19

Science & Tech – 19

Environment – 15

As is clear from this table, Current Affairs has been a major subject in the IAS exam most of the time. Even when the count is low, the other subjects contain questions related to current affairs related to them.

Aspirants have a tough time deciding what news items to read and what to avoid while preparing for the UPSC exam. This is where the guidance of experts will come in handy. Every day, there is a whole gamut of newsworthy events occurring in the country and worldwide. Now, out of all the noise, how do you select the news relevant for IAS exam? Instead of spending a lot of time deciding which news item to read and study, and then making notes on them; what if you can get the daily news analysed and dissected especially for the IAS exam? This is exactly what BYJU’S current affairs offerings are all about.

With BYJU’S coverage of current affairs, you can

  • Get the daily news analysed and in a ‘notes-format’
  • Get monthly compilations of the daily news in a magazine PDF
  • Watch video analysis of ‘The Hindu’ newspaper every day
  • Analysis of the daily PIB articles
  • Regular analysis of the RSTV programmes for UPSC
  • Gists of the Yojana and Kurukshetra magazines
  • Weekly webinars exclusively for IAS current affairs

In the following table, you can read about our current affairs offerings:

Comprehensive News Analysis (CNA) The daily news analysed and classified as per the UPSC syllabus. Read BYJU’S Comprehensive News Analysis 2019
Best of PIB The daily Press Information Bureau (PIB) articles selected for UPSC. Read the ‘Best of PIB’ section on our free website
The Hindu Video Analysis Free YouTube video lectures of the daily news from ‘The Hindu’. Subscribe to channel ‘BYJU’S IAS’ for more
UPSC Monthly Magazine The daily news compiled and classified for IAS preparation in a downloadable magazine in PDF format. Download the BYJU’S UPSC Monthly Magazine
Gist of Yojana Gist of the important articles in Yojana magazine for UPSC preparation. Get the Gist of Yojana
Gist of Kurukshetra Gist of the important articles in Kurukshetra magazine for UPSC preparation. Get the Gist of Kurukshetra
Gist of RSTV Important programmes in Rajya Sabha TV like ‘India’s World’, ‘The Big Picture’ and ‘In Depth’ analysed and summarised. Read more Gist of RSTV
Issues in News All major issues featuring in the news analysed and provided in a crisp format. Read Issues in News for IAS preparation
Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) Analysis of important articles from the EPW magazine; updated weekly. Read BYJU’S EPW – Economic & Political Weekly
Economy This Week Weekly updates of the important business news for IAS preparation; you can download the PDF notes and watch the video lectures as well; read ‘Economy This Week’ for updates on the business world
Topic of the Day Read about a new topic every day in brief, get today’s Topic of the Day
This Day in History Read about the news and events that happened on this day, every day; get today’s ‘This Day in History’
Current Affairs Quiz Take a quiz on current affairs and general knowledge and evaluate yourself. Take the current affairs quiz now !
Weekly Current Affairs Webinar Enrol for the weekly current affairs webinar taken by experts in the field

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