Is reading The Hindu enough for UPSC?
“The Hindu” and “The Indian Express” are the two best and most recommended newspapers for UPSC preparation.
Why do people read Hindu for UPSC?
The issues are comprehensively covered. The editorial section of the Hindu is of a very high standard and covers the issues very comprehensively that the points can be directly used in the main examination. Most of the UPSC coaching institutes prepare current affairs PDFs based on The Hindu newspaper.
Which pages of The Hindu are important for UPSC?
Editorial Page (Usually Page 8): This is the most important page of ‘The Hindu’ newspaper from the UPSC Exam perspective. Carefully read the two ‘editorials’ given on the left margin. Then move to the ‘Lead’ article. This usually would be an excellent analysis of a current issue.
How to read editorial of Hindu for UPSC?
Know the UPSC syllabus thoroughly. Practice previous years’ question papers & know the question patterns. Have a knowledge of the important issues in the news. More than one hour should not be spent with the newspaper.
Is 5 hours of studying enough for UPSC?
1) An aspirant may not be able to concentrate fully for the entire 5 hours; hence there will be gaps, 2) An aspirant has to study GS, optional, current affairs, etc., every day, and to divide the 5 hours, may not be effective. Hence, an aspirant should try to put at least 7-8 hours every day and gradually increase it.
Does UPSC depend on luck?
So, it is not only your preparation that matters but also how others prepare, and that is out of your hands. In the UPSC prelims where there are MCQs, you can get lucky or unlucky with your guesses. In the IAS mains exam, a lot depends on the ‘mood’ of the examiner, and also on the nature of the examiner.
Do UPSC aspirants listen to music?
Candidates have a tough time trying to complete the vast UPSC Syllabus. There are a lot of recommended study techniques designed to increase a student’s concentration and retention capabilities. One of them is listening to music while studying. This method is actually employed by many students and some swear by it.
Can IAS wear tattoos?
Wearing a tattoo doesn’t restrict you to appear for UPSC civil services. IAS aspirants and civil service aspirants can definitely have a tattoo on their body parts except for the face, finger, forearm, and other parts, which are generally visible.
What should I not read for UPSC?
You should avoid sports news. Business news not related to the UPSC syllabus. Avoid criminal news even if it is capturing headlines. Don’t read small and irrelevant regional/state/local news. Avoid Bollywood and other entertainment news.
Can I skip reading newspaper for UPSC?
Along with the standard NCERT textbooks and reference books, newspapers provide vital study material for current affairs which is a crucial component of the questions asked in the IAS exam. Aspirants should know that it is not necessary to read the whole newspaper in detail as part of your IAS preparation.