UPSC conducts the prelims exam on Oct 10, 2021. You have to focus on your preparation. The IAS aspirants need to revise current affairs and general studies before 4-5 months of the exam. IAS current affairs are the most important section for the examination. So, in this article, you will know about the preparation of current affairs for UPSC IAS prelims exam 2021:
Read a daily newspaper:
You have to read consistently The Hindu/The Indian Express. Try to keep the reading duration limited to 1 hour. You need to stay away from inconvenient note-production straightforwardly from paper, science coaching organizations improve work in newspapers issues. Always try to focus on the editorials to flex your brain muscles and improve “comprehension skills”.
Read One monthly current affairs magazine:
Read IAS parliament current affairs for the latest update about politics. You have to make handwritten notes from this magazine separately for Prelims and Mains in easy and short words or sentences. You have to make these notes separately from the beginning of the preparation because it will help you to know which topic you have to focus on more.
Note Making for current affairs has a very high cost-benefit ratio. It is true nowadays. when UPSC does a volte-face on its pattern/marking/priority areas every year in the syllabus. So, your primary resource of the magazine should serve as the same base material for note-making while preparation. This needs to be bolstered with secondary material, to ensure that you are not missing out on anything important which others are covering.
These notes from Today's current affairs UPSC should be segregated according to subjects/topics as per the needs of Prelims/Mains. The division would be for the prelims exam is - Polity, Economy, Environment, ST, Art and Culture, Ancient and Medieval History, etc. The divisions would be according to GS papers and further subdivisions as per topics for Mains exam - Social issues, Energy, PPP, etc.
Thus, the above-mentioned are few tips to prepare for the UPSC Prelims exam 2021. Hope this article helps you. Be consistent and focused, you will surely crack the exam All the Best!