The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) conducts recruitment exams to fill up Group A, B and C vacancies in the state administration.
The BPSC Combined Competitive Exam (BPSC Exam) is the common entry point for about 20 prestigious posts in the Bihar administration.
The BPSC exam comprises three stages:
- Stage 1 – Prelims
- Stage 2 – Mains
- Stage 3 – Interview
Current Affairs Previous Year Trend in BPSC Exams
First, let us look at the number of questions asked every year from Current Affairs in BPSC Prelims.
Number of Question Asked
Important sources of Current Affairs for BPSC Exams
- The aspirant should read comprehensively on a daily basis of at least one standard newspaper. Also, PIB, PRS releases must be regularly read.
- Editorials part of the newspaper can also be referred to specifically for the Economy part.
- All India Radio— Spotlight/Discussion, Misc. (RSTV’s Big Picture, India’s World)
- We have also updated BPSC Current Affairs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis - BPSC Current Affairs
For that only reading, the articles from newspapers or any other content are not enough. The aspirant needs to cover the static part/background, the associated social, political, legal issues related to the news. Even, the process involved should be covered.
Important Areas to be focused in Current Affairs
Schemes and Programs (Including Banking), MSP, National Affairs (Including new app launched), Award, Book (Whose Authors in News), Appointment, Person in News, Organization in News, Summit, International Affairs, International Appointment, Person in News, Indian Ranking in Various Reports and Indexes, International Organization, Defence (Including Excercise), Missile, Space, Environment, Days (Special Reference).
Important Tips to Prepare Current Affairs for BPSC Exam
Here are some helpful hints for preparing Current Affairs for the BPSC Preliminary Exam.
- Don't stock up on current events books. For your preparation, use simply a few well chosen ingredients. To achieve success, prioritising quality above quantity should be your top priority.
- Avoid wasting time by browsing the internet for "best website" and "best coaching material" websites for current affairs. Do your research for a few hours each day, then choose a source and stick with it.
- Don't spend too much time reading newspapers, perhaps 3-4 hours. Otherwise, you won't have time to read about other topics. The newspaper reading should be completed in under two hours.
- Avoid taking handwritten notes on current events if at all possible. You should store your notes online and highlight essential areas; this will save you a lot of time.
- Reading the newspaper provides a fair synopsis of current happenings around the world, and it makes reading the daily compilation much easier later. When you read the same issue again, you are more likely to remember it.
- Keep an eye out for good quotes and examples for essays, ethics, and interviews in the newspapers.
- The key to success is constant revision, which also aids in information retention. To check your knowledge, write a daily practise or test series.
- When you're reading about contemporary concerns in geography and international relations, set aside a map. This will assist you in comprehending and analysing concerns with neighbouring countries, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of political, geographical, and other issues.
- It's best to review current events right after reading the static section of a question paper.
- Have unwavering self-confidence and trust your instincts. You will perform beyond and beyond your own expectations.
- There is a vast amount of current affairs content available both online and offline. As a result, it is preferable to focus on a few sources and study them thoroughly and regularly.