Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission is a government entrance exam. Just like every competitive examination, this one requires systematic and smart study too. Needless to say, people from all streams of educational backgrounds sit for the exam and thus, the competition is cut-throat. One of the most challenging sections here is the current affairs section which does not have a set scope. However, there are many hacks to prepare for the same, the first step towards going through India News daily.
Here’s how you can do that-
- Understand the syllabus- Know your syllabus:
The primary hack to ace any competitive examination knows about it holistically. Do not hit a blind shot while preparing. Flip through past year papers or browse them online to study the trend of the questions being asked. You can also segregate it section-wise as to which kind of news has appeared the most.
- Reading a leading newspaper daily-
This is the most essential and basic requirement of strengthening your current affairs section. Though English newspapers like The Hindu and The Indian Express are more recommended, aspirants finding it tough to grasp English can read newspapers such as Dainik Bhaskar (for state and India news) and Hindustan. Sieve the relevant news, especially the sports and economics page. Also examine the editorials discussing legal and other issues. Jotting down important state and India News is a good exercise and will help in both Prelims and Mains
- Scan government websites- Be wary of this one:
Refer only to authentic government information websites like the Press Information Bureau. Bookmark the website and look for recent developments. You can derive more benefit by doing some background research as well. This would help you discover new facts and ace the interview round as well.
- Take quizzes-
One method to check your progress is to take quizzes. There are many websites, including Jagran Josh and GK Today, which release current affairs quizzes on a daily basis. Make notes of questions where you get stuck. Do not forget to check the answer key since it provides extra facts.
- Start preparing at least four months before the exam-
The quicker the preparation begins, the better. To crack this exam and be on the safer side, you need to read current affairs from at least four months prior to the examination.
- Set deadlines-
Self-motivation does wonders and helps you sail through difficult situations. One way to do this is by marking out daily deadlines and goals. For example, you can plan out to cover the current affairs for one month by the end of one week. If you ever lag behind in schedule, do not hesitate to work harder next week. Remember, qualifiers and toppers are no angels. They simply work in a streamlined way and stay concentrated, come what may. They refuse to deter and keep faith in themselves. Over and above all these tips, aspirants should adopt a consistent study plan and success will soon be theirs.