(Tips & Tricks) Reading Newspapers Helps in Civil Services Exams

Reading newspapers helps in civil services exams

Newspaper reading and deep knowledge in text books of standards IX, X and XI will determine the performance of IAS and IPS aspirants, according to B. Ramasamy, Director, RIAS Civil Services Academy, New Delhi.

He was speaking at a motivational programme conducted by Mohamed Sathak Dastagir Matriculation School here on Thursday.

“Many people wrongly think that academic excellence in higher education will be the key for success in civil services examinations. According to my experience, newspaper reading and a deep understanding in school subjects will be the keys to clear them easily,” said Mr. Ramasamy.

He said almost all questions asked in the preliminary examinations of the civil services held after the introduction of new pattern were from the newspapers, particularly The Hindu , and school texts of Central Board of Secondary Education, Matriculation and National Council of Educational Research and Training. Not even a single question was asked from other these.

Mr. Ramasamy said in his opinion most of the academic toppers had been struggling in civil services examinations. But regular newspaper readers and those, who practically studied the basics of school education, were becoming toppers.

Hence, the IAS aspirants should read newspapers regularly from at least standard VI and should be well versed in all school subjects from standards IX to XI. These textbooks should not be thrown away. They would have to be revisited again at the time of preparation for civil services examinations. Constant revision would ensure success for the aspirants.

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Courtesy: thehindu.com

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