Detailed Roadmap for GS (Pre.) - Current Affairs
In the preceding article, we discussed the significance and strategy for
Environment, General Science and Climate Change. This, final article about the
General Studies paper of the Prelims deals with the
Current Affairs section.
There is a lot of hue and cry about the significance of the current affiars
in the IAS (Pre) GS exam. However, it is important to note that the study of
current affairs and general knowledge should be done judiciously, so as to save
one’s time and effort.
The recent analysis of the
IAS Prelims have suggested that- a lesser number
of questions are being asked from the current affairs section, as compared to
the previous years question papers. There has been a change in the approach of
Now, the issues of
current affairs are being asked in the context of the
theoretical issues. Thus, it becomes important to know about the concept first.
Many-a-times, one is able to answer a question on
current affairs, even if one
is not aware of the event itself. This is only due to your conceptual clarity,
which helps you in logically deducing the answer.
However, quite recently, the
UPSC has been asking questions based on the
application of the theory and concepts. Thus, it has become important to know
about the current affairs.
Q. Which one of the following statements is correct? (GS Pre. 2013)
(i) In India, the same person cannot be appointed as Governor for two or more
states at the same time.
(ii) The judges of the High Court of the states in India are appointed by the
Governor of the states just as the judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by
(iii) No procedure has been laid in the constitution of india for the removal of
the Governor from his/her post.
(iv) In the case of a Union Territory having a legislative setup, the Chief
Minister is appointed by the Lt. Governor on the basis of majority support.
Thus, remember to study the current affairs, as it is very important from an
exam point of view. However, you must link the study of current affairs with the
basics. It is hard to mug up everything available in the dailies and internet,
till the exam. Thus, linking the different topics to the things you study helps
in remembering the concepts and current events both. Read
how to study for
To save your effort and time, you might choose to read
The GIST, which
provides you with the important articles and events from
the Hindu, Kurukshetra,
Yojana, Science Reporter and PIB. You may also choose to read the
Weekly Current Affairs to keep yourself up-to-date with the current affairs
of India and the World. But, if you have sufficient time with you, it is best to
read the original sources
This concludes our analysis of the GS paper of the
IAS (Pre). Our further
articles would discuss the nature of the Paper II of the
IAS (Pre), and the
right strategy to be followed to deal with it.
In the meanwhile, please feel free to
contact our team for any support and
We wish the candidates, All the Best!!