Current affairs are one of the most common yet important sections in all competitive exams regardless of the nature of job or category. Successful candidates are those who remain updated with all information. It is important to note that arming oneself with knowledge on current affairs will not happen overnight or by cramming prior to exams. It is a process of understanding in a manner so as to be ingrained with knowledge of current affairs.
Collating and compiling information related to current affairs can be tedious in the absence of goody study material. This is because of the need to collect information from various resources, in addition to the need for accurate information. Though online sources offer quick updates and information from across the globe, it is also a fact that some sources of information are dubious and actually misinform the uninformed. A few sources for collecting information are given herein.
E-papers or online editions of newspapers are a good way to update oneself with information. Information that is made available through print is displayed on screen. The added advantage of online newspaper is the ability to query on particular subjects, or date of reporting etc. This makes it easy to learn about incidents quickly without having to pore over the entire newspaper trying to collect tidbits of information.
Digitised content in different formats
Journalism has evolved with time and digitization and exclusive news portals are in existence. These portals disseminate news in various formats such as text, video and audio. This type of journalism engages the reader, giving readers an opportunity to discuss about the topics. The discussion thread also link to other news of interest thereby widening the scope of information shared.
Portal that offer well compiled and collated study materials
One of the most important and useful resources are study materials from websites. The information is carefully compiled with a high degree of accuracy from authoritative sources and presented in an easy to understand format. The information is updated regularly, with modifications being brought to the notice of subscribers. Getting all information from a single source gives candidates an edge in terms of time and accuracy. Having access to such study materials is like having easy to retrieve bookmarks in all the important sources. With a substantive amount of knowledge required to be able to compete in exams, it is important that candidates possess extensive knowledge. Study materials offered by portals are one of the best ways of being in sync with the happenings around the world. It helps to save time, in addition to the high degree of accuracy.
One of the advantages of websites is the feedback which helps other aspirants. Certain competitive exams witness a change in format. The feedback from actual candidates helps future candidates to prepare better for the exams. It is important to choose a reputed site for subscription. Sites with dubious integrity may dump information which may not be of any use. Subscribing for well researched and supported study material from websites can give a great edge to candidates during competitive exams.
About The Author:
Rupali Shete (M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D) is one of the admins of Gr8AmbitionZ.com. She is a gold medalist from Osmania University (Hyderabad), one of the working members of Rananujan Mathematics Academy and Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas (ISERVE), currently working in University of Pune.