Preparing for the upcoming civil services exam? One section that cannot be given a miss is the latest current affairs part. All IAS aspirants must familiarize themselves with the events of national and international importance that can be asked in the UPSC exam. These cover objective type questions in the prelims paper and descriptive questions in the mains exam.
To assist all candidates looking forward to appearing in competitive exams, we bring to you the list of important current affairs topics that have been in news in 2021 and 2022. These will guide you through your preparation for the UPSC 2022 examination.
Benefits of Preparing Daily Current Affairs
Focussing on daily, weekly and monthly current affairs keeps aspirants well-informed about the social, economic and political development across the globe. Given below are the other key benefits of emphasising on current affairs while preparing for the IAS Exam:
- Based on the progress or growth in different fields like environment, ecology, science and technology, art and culture, polity, etc., questions are asked in the UPSC Prelims exam. Since this phase acts as a qualifier, current affairs can be one of the most scoring parts of the paper. Also, the comprehension asked in the CSAT paper is generally based on the latest events or news
- Having an understanding of not just the latest event but also its background and history can help candidates write a more comprehensive and statistically appropriate answer in the UPSC Mains exam. Questions asked are mostly from the current events that have been in news recently
- The IAS Interview questions may also constitute the candidate’s opinion of any latest news that concerns their optional or specialisation subjects. Therefore, to qualify for all three stages of the UPSC exam, current affairs play a very crucial role
- One of the key responsibilities of an IAS Officer is the implementation and monitoring of various state and central schemes and initiatives. By staying updated with the latest current affairs, candidates can acquaint themselves with the government schemes in India and how they can be used for the benefit of the people of the country
Major Sources for UPSC Current Affairs
Candidates must only take references from reliable and official sources which provide factually correct data that is released on government websites while preparing current affairs for the UPSC exam.
Given below are a few such resources:
- Daily Newspapers – The Hindu, The Indian Express, etc.
- Summary of Press Information Bureau (PIB) Release
- Yojana Magazine
- Manorama Yearbook
- Weekly and Monthly Current Affairs Magazine (for example Pratiyogita Darpan)
- The gist of Rajya Sabha TV Debate
Candidates can also take assistance from BYJU’S Free IAS Prep and get the latest and updated study material, best preparation tips, download previous year question papers and more to excel in the UPSC CSE.
List of Latest Current Affairs Articles 2022
List of Latest Current Affairs Articles 2021
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