Important Tips to Read Newspaper for IAS Exam
UPSC exam is one of the most challenging exams in the country. It requires a lot of dedication, determination and consistency to clear the exam. Current affairs assumes huge importance in all the three levels of this exam. It is impossible to clear the examination without current affairs preparation. An aspirant must make it a habit to read the newspaper on a daily basis. It is important to read at least one newspaper thoroughly and make short notes out of it so that it comes handy at the time of revision. So develop a habit of reading at least one newspaper on the daily basis. Read on to understand how to read Newspaper for IAS Exam.
Things to keep in mind while you Read Newspaper , if you are preparing for Civil Services Exam
- Keep a copy of the UPSC syllabus while reading the Newspaper so that you know the articles that are relevant for the exam. One does not have to read all the articles in the Newspaper, as the questions that are asked in the exam are well within the boundaries of the syllabus.
- Follow one Newspaper regularly. Choose a News Paper, preferably The Hindu and follow it on a daily basis. One does not have to read many Newspapers. Reading one Newspaper thoroughly would suffice.
- You can skip the articles relating regional news as it won’t be asked in the examination. You can read through an article if you think it will help you answer any sort of question related to your region in the personal interview.
- National news is extremely important. Aspirants must focus on the verdicts given by the Supreme Court and the High Court, orders passed by the government, bills tabled in the parliament etc.
- Make sure to cover the Editorials extensively. This is the most important area in the Newspaper which holds relevance in UPSC preparation. Aspirants must read the editorials thoroughly and make short notes out of it, which will come handy at the time of revision. The editorials provide in-depth analysis of the issue in news. This helps in understanding various perspectives to a single topic.
- Avoid reading political news as they do not serve any purpose in the UPSC preparation. Just rush through the articles if you feel that they have relevance to the UPSC syllabus.
- News articles dealing with International issues must also be covered thoroughly. This helps in covering the International Relations part of the UPSC syllabus.
- Business News has relevance to the Economy portion of the UPSC Syllabus. Hence, the aspirant must selectively read the articles related to education, health, women, etc.
- Sports section holds minimal importance for the UPSC Civil Service You can avoid this page unless you like to follow the news relating to your favorite sport.
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