How to Prepare Current Affairs for Indian Civil Service Exam?

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services Exam (CSE) which is a nationwide competitive exam in India for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, which includes Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), etc. The Indian Civil Service exams are conducted in 2 phases: Preliminary exam and mains exam which is followed by a personal interview.

The first step to prepare for any competitive exam is to know the requirement of the exam. One of the most important and scoring section in the examination is general knowledge and current affairs. The word ‘current’ means day to day or recent and the word ‘affairs’ mean issues or events. So, current affairs are the day to day events and incidents that happen around us. It revolves around various fields such as sports, science, international, national, environment, history, science, etc. Aspirants preparing for civil service exams should prepare well for this section to score good marks in the exam. Some tips to prepare current affairs for Indian Civil Service Exam is given below.

Read newspapers and magazines

Aspiring candidates should make a habit of reading the newspaper daily. They can follow newspaper such as “The Times of India”, “The Hindu”, “The Telegraph”, “Dainik Bhaskar”, etc. Reading more than one newspaper can be very helpful for their current affairs preparation. Magazines are also a great source of getting latest news that happens around us. Candidates can follow different current affairs magazines like Pratiyogita Darpan, Business Today, Manorama, etc.

Follow news channel

Following news channel on a daily basis along with reading newspaper and magazine can be helpful for candidates. By following news channel, they can build their interest in Current Affairs. Aspirants should dedicate at least 40 to 50 minutes watching a proper news channel. They can follow news channel such as ABP News, NDTV, Republic TV, Times Now, India TV, etc.

Make notes

Making quick short notes is the best way to collect all the important points in one place. Candidates should make a habit of writing down all the important events and activities in their notebook which can help them during the time of revision.

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