Current affairs can be deemed as the single most important aspect of any civil service exam preparation strategy. Current affairs as a subject encompass the Current events of National and International importance. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) expects its candidates to have an intricate understanding of the role these current events play in the functioning as well as the policy framing task of the government of India.
The awareness of current affairs is conventionally gained through extensive reading of major newspaper articles, Information from the Press Information Bureau (PIB), and certain important magazines. But transforming this mere awareness into knowledge involves making notes of these events and their developments, mapping them with the static subject knowledge, and correlating them with the functioning of the government. This prepares the candidates to tackle any questions involving current affairs at all stages of the examination ranging from MCQ in the preliminary examinations to citing these developments as case studies inappropriate Main Examination answers.
So the topic of current affairs is mandatory for all civil service aspirants but the strategy with which we approach it is multi-faceted. This tedious process of information gathering and analysis on a daily basis can be time-consuming and mentally exhaustive for aspirants. So, we at Kingmakers IAS academy have developed a dedicated course on current affairs which fits into your Civil services preparation strategy.