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Why study current affairs from UPSC MENTOR ?

The current affairs section has been designed primarily to meet the needs of UPSC Civil Services Exam, which focuses on FACTS in Prelims and CONCEPTUAL CLARITY in Mains.

Although, nothing beats reading a good national newspaper, there are some disadvantages too with this approach.

  1. It takes experience to understand the requirements of the exam. Not all seemingly important news are important, while not all seemingly unimportant news are unimportant. To prepare current affairs yourself by reading newspaper, demands this skill of filtering and selecting the crucial information from vast data that newspapers throw at you.
  2. It is a time consuming process. One typically would need to spend minimum 2-3 hours to read newspaper efficiently and prepare notes out of it.
  3. The newspaper itself is not comprehensive at all. It just tells you what all is going around. You need to supplement the information from multiple authentic sources to be ready for the competition.

Understand the difference between data and information

Success in competitive exams, especially in something as competitive as Civil Services Exam, depends upon the quality of the content your read and your retention capabilities. We find it easy to retain information related to what we already know. To retain the kind of information that is new to us, we need to practice a lot. Also, we all have limited retention power. We can't read each and every thing and remember it all. That is why it becomes very important to differentiate between data and information. There is a subtle difference between the two. On internet and standard books, you get information but wrapped in plenty of data which is not desirable from competition point of view. Only when you filter the relevant content, it becomes information. This information when absorbed properly becomes your knowledge, which ultimately helps you crack the exam. At UPSC MENTOR, you get the information which is precise, yet comprehensive, so that you read less yet gain maximum knowledge needed to crack the exam. In an exam as UPSC Civil Services Exam, where there are no boundaries to the syllabus, the only way to succeed is to read less of more. More than knowing what you must read, you must understand what you must NOT read. That is why every year despite reading same study material, some students succeed while majority fail. The only trick that matters the most is to understand - "What to read and what not to". Although its a subjective call, but with experience of years, we will help you filter information from the abundance of data, so that you spend your maximum effort in reading what will help you succeed.

How we can help ?

At UPSC MENTOR Current Affairs, we help you to prepare smartly. By following our current affairs section, you will easily save more than 80 percent of your effort reading newspaper. We assure you that there won't be any other notes on current affairs as precise, structured and comprehensive as ours.

How to study current affairs from UPSC MENTOR ?

Note that for UPSC Prelims, the only way to remember so many facts is to keep revisiting the study material. Don't try to mug them all in one go. Since current affairs covers only a part of the prelims syllabus, do complement it by preparing the static parts separately. Since there is a strong overlap between current affairs and Indian Economy, we suggest you to also study Indian Economy from UPSC MENTOR's Exclusive Original Series.

For UPSC Mains examination, we strongly recommend you to read editorials from any national newspaper (Preferably, The Hindu) on important happenings to gain in depth and holistic understanding on such topics, although we will try to cover topics as comprehensively as possible in the current affair section. Remember, in UPSC Mains, you don't have to mug up facts but demonstrate the ability to smartly weave facts with your opinions to come up with relevant answers to the questions asked. And once you gain the knowledge on static as well as dynamic part, that would seem easy to do.

Why study Indian Economy from UPSC MENTOR ?

  • Most precise yet comprehensive study material on Indian Economy that covers not just the static part but also the dynamic part with latest updates from the most recent Economic Survey 2019-20, government reports and newspapers etc. Absolutely no need to refer any other study material.
  • Extensively researched exclusive content prepared from more than 225 reference sources.
  • Reduces preparation time for Indian Economy by whopping 80 percent.
  • Exclusive diagrammatic illustrations for tough to understand topics.Very well structured content to enhance reading experience. Easy to understand language without any confusing jargons. No trash or irrelevant content.
  • Mock tests for each chapter which help you not just fine tune your knowledge of the subject but also to become familiar with question types in UPSC Civil Services Exam.

How to study Indian Economy from UPSC MENTOR ?

  • First Reading: Read everything and follow the sequence.
  • PRELIMS: Read only the bold text, and give attention to facts. You can leave the analysis part of topics (e.g. advantages, disadvantages, steps taken by government, criticism, evaluations etc) at this stage of preparation. Don't try to memorise but revise the text in bold as many times as possible (atleast 5-6 times before prelims).
  • MAINS: Read everything but don't focus on the facts. Here try to get in depth understanding of the concepts along with analysis part of topics.

Why study Indian Polity from UPSC MENTOR ?

  • The most precise yet comprehensively researched commentary on the provisions as well as working of the Constitution of India.
  • Contains original text of the Constitution of India, so that you read it as it is, and not subject yourself to the subjective interpretations of the author.
  • A lot easier to remember hundreds of Articles and Clauses of the Indian Constitution in their logical flow.
  • Covers dynamic aspect of various provisions of the Constitution, and contains relevant current affair updates section wise, so that you don't need to supplement the content with any other source.
  • Reduces preparation time by atleast 70-80 percent.
  • Mock tests for each chapter would help you gain command over nitty gritty of the subject.

How to study Indian Polity from UPSC MENTOR ?

  • First Reading: Read everything and follow the sequence.
  • PRELIMS: Read only the bold text, and give attention to facts. You can leave the commentary part of topics (e.g. interpretation in recent times, issues and concerns, latest proposals by the government, criticism, evaluations etc) at this stage of preparation. Don't try to memorise but revise the text in bold as many times as possible (atleast 5-6 times before prelims).
  • MAINS: Read everything but don't focus on the facts. Here try to get in depth understanding of the concepts along with analysis part of topics.