Why Current Affairs Necessary?

With the General Study getting higher weightage in UPSC Civil Service Exam, the importance of current events analysis has increased manifold. UPSC usually does not ask direct and static questions from current affairs in Mains. Questions are written by combining current affairs with conventional knowledge. One interesting reason behind this type of strategy is to check the ability of correlation a candidate has. It is a test of alertness and awareness and not just knowledge!

Current events are important in all stages of the examination, prelims, mains and interview. GS Mains question now days are mostly based current events. The study of current events is also important in preparation of essay. Studying current events at Pravaah you can cover the syllabus of different subjects for that particular year.

The right strategy for preparation of current events analysis means to know the requirements of the paper and the right approach to fulfil those needs.
The technique of studying the current events results into covering General Studies for prelims and mains.

How to study current events?

  • Gather current events from important resources such as newspapers (Hindu, Indian Express),internet, government sources
  • Analyse the events according to different sections of the syllabus
  • Understand the background of each and every event
  • Questions asked may be direct or related events
  • Based on the current events cover the General Studies which will help in answering the analytical questions.
  • Covering Current Events need integrated approach by interlinking different sections of syllabus for example Child issues is from Social issues but need to cover the constitutional provision for that issue.

At Pravaah we have designed different courses for preparation of current events analysis for prelims and mains which follows the approach for current events analysis discussed above.
The sources used for Current affairs collection or study are as follows: The Current Events Analysis course includes extensive coverage of information from sources like The Hindu, Yojana, Kurukshetra, Frontline, Indian Express, Economic Times, Science reporter, India Today, World Focus, Economic and Political Weekly, etc.

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