How to read Hindu Newspaper for IAS Exam
Why Hindu reading is Important?
Some facts you need to know about reading Hindu.
How to read hindu by filter News for UPSC?
- Have the past question papers with you and keep referring to them,to understand how questions are asked .
- Understand the issue rather than just reading word by word. After identifying the issue ,take down notes topic wise and not date wise.
Try to read hindu by Categorise in few categories
GENERALLY, Focus on,
*- Geography,Agriculture,Environment together
*- Economy,polity(Political Science)
*- Science & Tech
*- History Culture
You would notice that from the hindu paper of each day, there are hardly 8-10 pieces of news items that would require your serious reading.
What to skip in Hindu News Reading?
- The political statements regarding the political parties
- The state news, city news
- Articles related to relationships/philosophy etc.
- The extra magazines that are available and finally, Read the front page selectively
Avoid reading pages 2,3,4 as they carry only news which varies from city to city and these are not so important in exam point of view.Won’t recommend focus Reading hindu in Sports news because it is never ask in the UPSC examination.
What to read in HINDU? (Go ahead)
- Issues related to governance, the opinions of eminent personalities on the way government should function
- Pros and cons of the topics that are making headlines which relate to the syllabus
- Any recent disaster occurrence anywhere in the world
- International news if it is affecting India in any way
- India’s neighbours and how it affect india/ India’s News are important
- economic developments Recently are did by the Government of India, RBI , international organisations or Central banks of other important countries. Do not read the economy news related to the private enterprises
- New developments in India in the field of Science and Technology, say Space mission , Missile development or newly developed vaccination etc.
- News regarding the environment, says The Paris Summit, India’s Goals etc.
- Read Financial portion well because many regular as well as recent changes are available in those sections.
- Read the last page of the newspaper very meticulously as many important information is provided there
- Focus on Supreme Court or High Court verdicts
What else needed for Hindu reading?
- Objectives of the policy
- Under which ministry /department / it operates.
- Any special feature of the policy.
- Who are the members (If its an organisation .eg.Inter State council)
- Any constitutional provisions related to it .
Make notes of the What, Why and How?Don’t read 4-5 newspapers!One is enough
In economy, some technical terms are there which one has to understand to fully understand the news. So, do purchase one good dictionary of economic terms.
Do have a pen/pencil in your hand and underline every specific information you feel will be helpful.
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