“Current events of national and international importance” or the most favorite word “Current Affairs” among the students is “ACHILLES HEEL” in the Best UPSC Coaching in Delhi Preparation journey. Trust me, it is and it will always be the area of concern among the students. In this article I will guide you to cover the current affairs as a whole then I will come to YOUR QUESTION how to cover current affairs in the last two months (though you have demanded more in less 😊😉)
More or less everyone follows the same things but the execution varies. So, let’s come to the point:
What should be sourced?
- The Hindu Daily News Paper: paper or Offline (whichever is comfortable for you)
- Indian Express (if you are not able to read the whole try, to read its explained page, you can access it on the website for a comprehensive understanding of the particular topic.)
- One daily compilation (Choose any among Eden IAS/ Insights/ Vision/ Civils Daily etc.)
- All India Radio— Spotlight/Discussion
- (RSTV’s Big Picture, India’s World, and PRS India)
Don’t be the crowd of finding the best website for current affairs covering, rather find any good one and stuck to it. It should be complimentary after you have covered the newspaper, not the source for the covering news.
- Try to not spend more than two hours in any case over current affairs.
- This time includes note-making time too.
Focus Area in the News Paper:
- Try to cover the issues, don’t put much focus on news (though don’t skip it). Example: Issues of ‘Intolerance in India’, and news related to it are; Award Wapsi, Dadari Lynching, killing of writers etc.
- When you are covering the issue try to read it on the following given references:
- Why is the issue in news?
- What is the background?
- Current status
- Both sides of the issue.
Note:Try to include the given suggestions of editorial/opinion pages in your notes it will help you in writing answers in general studies and Essays.
Last but not least:
If you are following the above steps, you are covering almost 90-95% of current affairs relevant to UPSC Examination. But the most important thing for retaining this news is to revise, re-revise and repeat. This will help you subconsciously link the static and the current and help you write a good answer when you take the test.
For revising things, you can follow the pattern of solving MCQs and then if you are getting stuck in any concept, go and revise.
If possible, try to make your notes online, it will help you in updating the material easily and save your time in making notes.
Now the answer to your question of covering the Current Affairs in the last two months is, to read and revise your made notes or if you are in the category, who hasn’t made the notes, then you can purchase any compilation from the market and read and revise through it.
Which is the best Prelims test series for UPSC 2021?
As I am an aspirant preparing for USPC CSE, I think I am in a better place to give the right answer. Last year I have also written the UPSC mains and but because of some reasons, I was not able to make it to the final list. But forgiving one idea about Prelims I think I am the right person,
Last year I have joined the Vision IAS Prelims series plus EDEN IAS Mission Prelims. The reason for joining the Vision IAS test series was their name and fame, but I get disappointed because if one is facing any problem and any kind of self-doubt no one was accessible to solve your issues. Here Comes the time to write for us about solutions.
The best thing about the EDEN IAS Mission Prelims program was, the classes of the program, supportive teachers, and one-to-one doubt sessions if you need it.
So, credit for making me worth to sail through the storm called Prelims goes to EDEN IAS only.
They have designed the program in such a way that it gives equal importance to both current affairs as well as the static portion.
I would suggest if one is in the thought of joining any crash course then it must be EDEN IAS crash course for UPSC prelims 2022as you are not going to regret.
Attempting the full-length paper comprising of 100 questions each time helps in making sure that as aspirants we are well versed with the pattern as well as get acquainted with the time duration. I have found them to be quite helpful.