How to choose important topics from a newspaper for IAS
Well, first thing is to decide that which newspaper we must read and obviously The Hindu is one of the most prominent newspaper in the country followed by UPSC aspirants for their exam preparation. It is most relevant and useful for the civil services examination point of view. If we talk about Indian Express then we will find that this one also is a good source of contents for your study specially for the Public administration (if you have opted this subject as an optional) and Polity in civil services mains examination.
But before you go further we would recommend you to go through (mugup) the syllabus religiously. If we learn the syllabus then it will be very easy to judge that what things are important and not important for civil services exam. So, analyse the syllabus and read accordingly.
Sections of the Daily Newspaper (To be focussed)
- The Front page of newspaper
- National News section of newspaper
- Economy News section of newspaper
- International News section of newspaper
- Editorials (important for critical, conceptual and analytical approach)
What to avoid and what to read
(We need to focus into the administrative aspect not political view or involvement on particular issue)
These are few tips which we believe that will be very useful to improve your newspaper reading skill. In start most of us feel that reading newspaper takes a lot of time but you should not to worry about it at all. If you make a habit of reading then you can have the chance to reduce the time for this task.
Also make sure that you improve your notes making skill while reading newspapers and we know that making notes is most important exercise for exam preparation. Remember that if you avoid making notes you will not be able to do revision just before your exams. So never forget to make notes during reading newspapers.
Before you say I can't. Say I'll try then give it your best!