Is current affairs enough for UPSC Prelims?
Yes. Current Affairs is very important for UPSC Preliminary examination. It also plays a vital role in the Main Examination and Personality Test.
Which current affairs is best for UPSC Prelims?
Yojana. Kurukshetra. Economic and Political Weekly. Down to Earth. BYJU’S Monthly UPSC Magazine.
Is only Ncert enough for UPSC?
Are NCERT books enough for IAS? NCERT books are a must for the IAS exam. However, candidates should also refer to subject-specific books (e.g. Indian Polity by Laxmikant) and keep tabs on current affairs.
Which books are enough for UPSC Prelims?
India’s Struggle for Independence Bipan Chandra. Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania. NCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval) NCERT XII (Modern Indian History)
What should I not read for prelims?
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.
How many months of current affairs for prelims?
The question should actually be How many months of current affairs for IAS Prelims 2022 is required? Usually, we advise candidates to start their preparation a year before, in a similar way, we recommend covering the issues in the news from 18 months or at least 12 months prior to the UPSC Exam.
How much current affairs is required for prelims?
There is no fixed duration for the current affairs to be covered by UPSC for the civil services exam. Still, a year or atleast 6 months of current affairs must be prepared.
When should I stop reading current affairs for prelims?
At least, the last 2-years current affairs should be covered before UPSC Prelims and Mains. However, in reality, the span of current affairs in the UPSC exam can be much larger like 5-10 years.
Can I complete NCERT in 3 months?
How much time does it take to cover all NCERT books? You have to read about 40-44 books in total, and it would take you about three days to complete one book which contains about 14-16 chapters. So, in total it would take you about 2.5- 3 months to read all the books.
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.