How to prepare Current Affairs for UPPSC Exam 2022? Know Important Tips to Score Good Marks in Exam!

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

UPPSC Prelims Current Affairs Important Tips: In UPPCS 2022 Exams, the Current Affairs section is very much significant in Prelims & Mains. Its weightage is increasing year by year. So, if you want that your name must be included in the final merit list, the right way of studying current affairs should be developed. Consistent reading of a Newspaper daily by an aspirant will improve his/ her knowledge of current affairs and vocabulary & writing.

This article provides a complete strategy with important topics to focus on while preparing Current Affairs for UPPSC Prelims. 

First, let us look at the number of questions asked every year from Current Affairs in UPPSC PCS Prelims.

S. No.

Year Number of Question Asked
1 2021 41
2 2020 39
3 2019 39
4 2018 40
5 2017 39
6 2016 39

Important sources of Current Affairs

  • 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 UPPSC Current Affairs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis – UPPSC 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 focussed in Current Affairs

Current Affairs: Schemes and Programs(Including Banking), MSP, National Affairs (Including new app launched), Award, Book (Whose Authors in News), Appointment, Person in News, Organisation 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 to Earth, Climate, Wildlife), Sports, UP State Affairs and Miscellaneous.

Here are some of the important tips that will help you to prepare Current Affairs for UPPSC Prelims.

  • Don’t buy too many current affairs materials. Stick to only a few selected materials for your preparation. To get success your first aim should be to choose quality over quantity.

  • Avoid searching the internet for “best website” and the ‘best coaching material’ websites for current affairs, this wastes a lot of time. Do your search for a little time in a day and then decide about your source and stick with it. 

  • Don’t spend much time, for example, 3-4 hours, reading newspapers. Otherwise, you will have no time to read other subjects. Ideally, the newspaper reading should be finished within 2 hours.

  • If possible, avoid making hand-written notes for current affairs. You need to save the notes online and make important points there, it will save a lot of time. 

  • Reading the newspaper gives a good summary of concurrent events all over the world and it becomes much easier to read the daily compilation later. When you read the same issue twice, you will tend to retain it for a long time.

  • When you are reading newspapers, keep an eye on quality quotes and examples for essays, ethics, and interviews.

  • Constant revision is the key to success, It also helps to retain the information. Write daily practice or test series to check your knowledge. 

  • Take a map aside when you are reading current issues related to Geography and International Relations. This will help you to understand and analyze the issues with the neighbouring countries, which gives you a complete overview of political, geographical issues, etc.

  • It is best to revise current affairs immediately after you read the concerned static part of a question paper. 

  • Trust your instincts and have unflinching self-belief. You will outperform your own expectations.

  • There is a huge amount of online and offline current affairs content is available. So, it is better to stick to a few sources and study them comprehensively and repeatedly.

Important Related Links

UPPCS Study Material/Plan 2022 (Hindi/English)

UPPSC PCS Exam Strategy

UPPSC Mock Test Series 2022

Important Revision Techniques for UPPSC PCS Prelims 2022 Examination

UPPSC Syllabus 2022: Prelims & Mains

UPPSC PCS Question Papers

Practice UPPCS Question Papers


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