Tips to Prepare Current Affairs for UPSC


The Union Public Service Commission shortly known as UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examinations which is a competitive exam conducted all over India. The Civil Services Exam is widely considered as one of the prestigious and toughest examinations conducted in the country. The UPSC prescribes a common syllabus pattern for civil services such as the Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Administrative Service to name a few. The UPSC online exam is conducted in 3 phases:

  • Phase I: Indian Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam (Objective Type)
  • Phase II: Indian Civil Services (Mains) Exam (Descriptive Type)
  • Phase III: Personal Interview (Personality Test)

Current affairs play a very important role in UPSC exams, as a lot of questions are being asked from this section in the recent years. One of the most scoring sections in the exam is current affairs. Current affairs are the day to day incidents that happen around us. Here are some tips which aspiring candidates can follow to prepare current affairs for UPSC exam.

Read Newspaper

Candidates must make a habit of reading the newspaper daily. They should follow newspapers such as “Dainik Bhaskar”, “The Hindu”, “The Times of India”, “The Telegraph”, etc. Reading newspaper is very useful while preparing for current affairs and candidates should try to follow more than one newspaper to make their preparation stronger.

Watch News

Following proper news channels on a daily basis is one of the best ways to prepare current affairs for UPSC exam. Candidates should watch the news on a daily basis along with reading the newspaper. They should dedicate at least 30 to 40 minutes each day watching a new channel. Aspirants can follow news channel like Republic TV, India TV, ABP News, NDTV, BBC World, Times Now, CNN, etc.

Make Notes

Making short notes is one of the best ways to get all the essential points in a single place. Aspirants should practice writing down all the crucial activities and events in their copy or book which can help them revise before their examination.

Aspirants preparing for UPSC exams should strictly focus on the exam. Subscribe to Buju’s YouTube Channel to watch interactive video lessons on interesting topics and prepare for UPSC exam in a better way.


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