Current Affairs is a major section in Civil Services Prelims Paper. Questions may be asked directly from the latest events around us or the current events may be linked to historical background questions from history, economy, polity, geography, etc. Since many varieties of questions are asked from this topic, students should never neglect this session.
The current affairs section of the General Studies Paper (Paper 1 for 200 marks) is really vast and it is not easy to finish this section within a short span of time. The best way to deal with this section is to be keep updated with the latest happenings around you through newspapers and magazines.
Basic knowledge of the last budget, economic survey, persons in news, environmental issues, international political changes, books, and authors, etc is necessary to score high in current affairs related questions of Paper 1 (General Studies).
Links are provided to buy the important Current Affairs books available in the market in a prelims perspective.
Recommended IAS Books for Current Affairs – Civil Services Preliminary Exam
- Manorama Yearbook 2015 – Respective Year
- Mathrubhumi Yearbook – Respective Year
- Concise General Knowledge Manual – Barry O’Brien – Respective Year
- UPSC Portal Current Affairs For IAS (PRE) – Respective Year
Additional books for Civil Services Preliminary Exam Current Affairs:
- General Knowledge Manual – Barry O’Brien – Respective Year
- GK And Current Affairs (India) In English (CD) – Practice Guru
- Current Affairs & News In Focus Objective Questions (Vol. 1) – Kiran Prakashan
- UPSC PORTAL India Concise – Respective Year
Must-Read Books/Magazines for Current Affairs in IAS Exam Prelims:
- India Year Book – Publication Division – Respective Year
- Economic Survey – Respective Year
- Yojana Magazine Free Download
- Kurukshetra Magazine Free Download
- Pratiyogita Darpan Magazine
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