Preparation Guidelines: How to Read a Newspaper?

Preparation Guidelines: How to Read a Newspaper?

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One can read Hindu or Indian Express, 1 or 2 or 3 newspapers, take 1 hour or 1.5 hours or 2 hours, but the more important question is: How to read a newspaper?

This question can be tackled by dividing it into 2 sub parts:

  • What articles to read in a newspaper?
  • How to read an article?

And the answer to both these questions lie in the syllabus. In the preparation phase, if there is one thing that most importantly needs to be on your tips, it is the syllabus.

What articles to read in a newspaper?

Step by step methodology to be adopted:

  • Read the heading and try to place the topic of the article under the points of the syllabus for GS given by UPSC. Identify the GS paper it caters to and what heading it belong to ex: security, environment, governance, international affairs etc.
  • Have a thorough idea…

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