To prepare for any competitive exam, one of the important sections to read and learn is current affairs. Exams like UPSC, or any Government (Sarkari) Exam demand aspirants to be updated with what’s happening in India and around the world. The current affair is an integral part of the general awareness section of these exams.
In order to prepare you for the challenges in the exam or competition you are aspiring for, we cover the periodic and category-wise current affairs topics that are relevant for all types of competitive exams mentioned above.
Why is it important to read current affairs?
Current Affairs refer to the events of national and international importance relevant from competitive exams perspective like Civil Services Exam, Bank exam, etc. With the change in the pattern of examinations, questions related to current events and news have assumed a major role in deciding the fate of students.
Broadly, the type of questions asked in the general awareness section can be divided into two:
The static portion pertains to that section of the UPSC syllabus or other exams syllabus that doesn’t change. For instance, the Revolt of 1857, the physical features of India, etc.
The dynamic portion pertains to current affairs. The best bet to cover current affairs is the daily newspaper and following credible sources like the Press Information Bureau (PIB) and Yojana Magazine.
A good understanding of Current Affairs is central to success in the IAS exam, Government exams, or any competitive exam. The current affairs span subjects like history, geography, economy, environment, and ecology, polity, science, and technology, etc.
Candidates should remain updated on current affairs that create headlines nationally as well as internationally. In fact, recent trends have shown that the static and dynamic portions of the current affairs syllabus have a significant overlap. The probability of encountering unexpected questions from current affairs in the traditionally static portions of the syllabus is quite high.
Coverage of Competitive Exam Current Affairs
- Get the daily Current Affairs and news analyzed and in a ‘notes-format’
- Get monthly Current Affairs compilations of the important national and international events in a magazine PDF
- Watch video analysis of ‘The Hindu’ newspaper every day
- Analysis of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) articles
- Regular analysis of the Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) programs for UPSC
- Gists of the Yojana and Kurukshetra magazines
- Weekly Current Affairs webinars exclusively for UPSC, Bank, SSC, and other Government Exams.