How to prepare Current Affairs for UPSC

Current affairs are a very important part of the UPSC civil service examination at all three phases: prelims, mains and interview. Questions based on current affairs are dynamic in nature and put everyone under a lot of stress. It is very vast and keeps changing every year.


How to prepare current affairs for UPSC

Reading a standard newspaper preferably ‘The Hindu’ or Indian express, it’s something you should never miss. We have a tendency of reading sensational news therefore you will not find it interesting enough to read. However, later you would develop a habit to cover them. Youth Destination provides you with the daily news analysis to guide you in covering daily current affairs for UPSC.

Monthly magazines are also important to prepare for current affairs. Sometimes you don’t cover some important topics from the newspaper due to some unavoidable reasons. In this case, magazines are really helpful and cover the most important news.

Some other most important sources for current affairs are RSTV, Yojana magazine, Kurukshetra magazine, Down to Earth etc.


How to read current affairs

Don’t try to mug up the facts. You must understand the issue at hand. Focus on one monthly magazine. There is no need to cover a lot of sources. Moreover, keeping your sources limited and multiple revisions will give you an edge over other candidates in the exam. Making notes is a very efficient way to cover current affairs. Make notes issue wise so that you can cover current affairs in a comprehensive way.

Preferably, candidates should cover daily current affairs for UPSC civil service exam past 12 months before the exam date.

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