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Learn How to Read the Newspaper for IAS

In this post I explain how you should read the newspaper for current affairs and GK. Please excuse the long pauses as it was my first video ever!

 

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Vimlaksh
 

I am your friend, mentor and guide to help crack the IAS exam. I've cleared the Prelims everytime including the first and also reached the Interview stage. Know more about me

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Deepak

Sir will be the mains pattern be changed?

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Lazylord

Yes Mains pattern will change in about 2 years time

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Hardeep Singh

Sir, can you provide the blog you wrote for reading newspapers and also the one for making notes in which you preferred a monthly system of making notes…..??

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zoha

respected sir , how to start the preparation for prelims & mains together as there is no enough time after prelims & from where to start the preparation & what material to refer & what optionals to be chosed which are easy , i am an average student wih not having proper general knowledge i was also not interested in news but now reading the newspaper but i forget whatever i study very soon & don't even have habit of cramming & i don't have enough time as i am a married women & have a baby but want to reach my goal please guide me on right path of preparation so i can reach my aim reply as soon as possible waiting for your valuable suggestions & do they ask current affair of previous years, i am really tensed for my studies please help me & how to make notes or what points to be taken & instead of video how to read newspaper give it in a written pattern & what points to be note down please reply

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kislay

repected zoha sister

hallo

myself is an aspirant,too,for either of these prestigious services.so,herewith,i am sharing my part of knowledge with all of my colleagues,as i am following my mentor.i advise you to make a stretegy for its preparation and to execute it ruthlessly,but simultaneously we need to be prepared for the stress arising during the course of the same with positive attitude and optimism with a deep sense of belief in one's own perseverance but not on one's approach always.we need to be flexible in one's own approach so that we may possess a habit of making judicious but correct reasoning.

for prelims(now CSAT ),we need to think about the common papers for all.i think that the conventional paper-1 should be tackled along with the preparation for the GS-mains as there are many topics common to each other.moreover i think that if one's approach is objective in study for any subject ,then one's preparation is for prelims,i.e., study at the level of prelim should be factual in nature.the more we are acknowledged about the facts & figures about the informations ,the more we are prospective contender for prelims.please visit the sub-sections of this web-site ,you would be getting the valuable informations regarding books for the same.YEARBOOK published by the T.M.H. publication is standard & recommended one.

now the paper-2 ,as it has been witnessed in the current year's CSAT, the trend is going to be smoother for those whose background study upto the matriculation-level is very strong(esp. for the mathematical, language & comprehension section).as far as resoning is concerned just go for the CSAT MADE EASY published by shrishti pub. and/or so on.

for optionals ,i advise you to go to the website of the university of delhi and visit it's course-section.you would be getting valuable reference books' list.

for your enquiry relating to the NEWSPAPER ,please visit one of the sub-section of this web-site esp. dealing with this topic of notes-making on the current affairs.

for a strong background of G.K. ,i have gone for INDIA YEAR BOOK published by Publication Division, Min. of Information & Broadcasting,GoI.though it is voluminous but we can make a selective study for the P.T. as well as MAINS-level.

past year question papers are very very important for trend-analysis. please go for that,too.

last but not least,your baby ought to be a source of inspiration for you due to its TENDENCY TO LEARN everytime we interact with itself.your baby would definitely be a source of inspiration for joy and rejuvenation whensoever THE VAST SYLLABAI OF C.S.E. LET YOU DOWN.

if you forget the facts ,then it is not abnormal.everyone forgets.so you do.it's physiology of the brain.for more concentration and to remember the facts we need to revise it periodically.that's it.

always remember that THE ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY.so ours perseverance will definitely be fruitful one day as the getation period of it's preparation is the real determinant.it totally depends upon your approach towards the preparation.please do not be tensed as it will hamper your performance.have a healthy diet so that with full-energy you may try to perform better to your best.

with regards & best wishes

k.k.

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Priyanka

Sir,

I am an IAS aspirant.Is it necessary to read the business and sports section of The Hindu?

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kislay

of course yes dear sister priyanka from objective as well as subjective point of views.this needs to be catered for the NEWS tha are of immence importance,e.g.,the winners and runner-ups of US-Open ,wimbelden trophy,australian open tournament in the lawn-tennis,etc .while that of in business the Antrix was in news few monhs ago.tell me the parent cos of itself(it's a wing of ISRO),etc…….So you can easily assess the importance of Business section & sports section of the hindu.

with best wishes

kislay

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amandeep batra

R/sir,
Please guide me that i have done bsc(it),MCA(means graduation and mastery both in Computer Science) from Distance education Ptu. and i noted that the main paper does not have computer subject. so sugest me is, am i eligible for IAS Exam or Not.

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Rudra Madhab

Respected Sir,what are the recomended books for mains to cover all syllabus in a very short pereod of time? Please give me some infomains of some standard books to cover it.

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divyasri

hello sir…i am divyasri…doing my b.tech final year….can u please suggest me which coaching centre is good in hyderabad for civils……..my opts are public administration and geography/history……i want to take a long term coaching for 2013 examination……..plesae suggest me sir….

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ADITYA S.

hello sir…please guide me about confusion whether to relay totally upon coaching notes or make self notes from standard books….why?

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    Lazylord

    You need the right mix of both. While books are very important, you also need notes to supplement books and get latest updates in that subject.

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    aakash

    i suggest you to make your own notes. So that you got to know each and everything.

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aasha

Hi,
One can rely on the study material provided by institutes or should also refer to the books by reknowned authors.

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varalakshmi

Recspected sir i am varalakshmi i want apply for ias 2013 give me information about fee details of csat

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skg

hlo sir i would give ias in 2015 now i m in engg 3rd yr how should i start my preparation for this……………..

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Rahul

The Chernobyl disaster was in Ukraine and not Russia. An adviser should be knowledgeable.

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    Vimlaksh

    When the disaster took place in 1986, Chernobyl was a part of Russia or USSR. Don’t get hung up on facts, understand the message. All the Best!

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Ankit choudhary

respected sir,
i am a b-tech final year student. I want to appear for civil services 2014. I was never interested in reading newspaper and reading books but now i am so much dedicated for civil services. Right now i am studying “Introduction to the constitution of India” by D.D. Basu. but I dont know how to make notes from it. Is it necessary to make notes from the newspaper ? Tell me what to read from newspaper. I can manage to get only 8-9 hours a day for study. Is it possible for me
to crack the goal in 1 year preparation?
please suggest me, I am so tensed about my carrer.

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TUSHAR DAS

Respected sir,
My self TUSHAR DAS (OBC), BSc. (Phys.) from EIILM UNIVERSITY (Distance)
(It is a UGC Recognized University).
Please advice me……………
1. Can I eligible for IAS Examination?
If yes, 2. Give me the schedule of Preparation by Day to Day (means, give me
a guidance of study for this exam like a guardian/home tutor) ?

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Roshan

Excellent!!!!

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Tapan Nayak

hi sir I’m proceeding my graduation in sociology honour. .but I m week in English and it’s important to do well in English…what will I do ?

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    Vimlaksh

    Why is it important to be strong in English unless you plan to write your papers in English?

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Tapan Nayak

plz help me…..

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SUMAN

I’m in final year of b.a eng Hons am I eligible for 2014 prelims if so do tell me bcoz It’s my dream to be an IAS

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muthu

pls tell all tha ias syllabus materials, wht book have to prepare

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arun

can anyone support me to study with skype chat with 1hrs daily..

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shri

sir I am an aspirant of the Ias preparation I have started recently…..but the big obstacle in front of me…. I cannt be able to complete the newspaper reading within an hour……can u help me…..I have seen ur video but I cannt be able to collect gemstones means I cannot be able to understand which type of editorials should I read?…..and can u show one other video to get understand thoroughly ……plz I am waiting for ur reply…….

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    Vimlaksh

    Hello Shri,

    I may create another video for this. newspaper reading takes practice and patience. Even if it takes more than an hour I suggest you keep reading daily. With experience you’ll know what’s important and what’s not.

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shri

Sir thank you for your reply………sir while reading newspaper some time even I read editorial 2 times because of tough words that are present in those editorials…I cannot comprehend the meaning………….

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mohit

Hi Shri, whenever you read newspaper take a proper dictionary and find for the difficult words which u are not able to understand or to save time you can visit “translate.google.com” it will online translate you difficult words into simple meaning

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shri

sir is it necessary to read the editorial of politics for upsc

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noorul

sir,
i took french as my second language during my 11th and 12th,am i eligible to write the ias exam

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damini

sir,i am doing my graduation and i want to prepare for ias.kindly recommend me books which i should read.ncert up to 10th level or 12th level??

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Niranjan

Respected Sir,
I am preparing for Civil Services from last 2 years, last year I appeared in the exam but could not clear the mains examination because of my job. This time I am not that much well prepared, and I am posted at such a location where the Hindu newspaper is not available, please help me out with the possible solution for the preparation of current affairs section. Its my only aim in life, I am living for it.
Regards,
Niranjan

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    rohit

    You can read the paper online and save the pages if u wish too. Hope it helps

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arohi

sir, i’m an ias aspirant and frankly a very small ias aspirant too … is it important to read the sports and city news sections in the newspaper? my age is way too far to appear for the exam but still i would love to become the collector of my hometown …. hope you would send reply as soon as you can..

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aarun

hello

i want to write Prelims in 2015 and can i attempt Mains in 2016??

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sandeep Singh Badwal

Hello,

Sir,
I’m preparing for ias pre.I got all books u suggested me. But don’t know what is important topics. Can you please suggest me the topics which is to learn. And important one.

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lakshmi mohan

Hello Sir,

I am doing my graduation in the 1st year.. and I would like to take up Civil Service…. is it very late to start the preparation if I am writing the exam immediately after my graduation????

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