Key Highlights of the Programme
6 hours of extensive classes on every Saturday & Sunday under weekend programme.
- 2.5 hours of comprehensive classes 4 days a week under weekly programme.
- In-depth analysis based approach
- Highly qualified and dedicated faculty
- Scientifically designed, clear and precise study material
- Complete Review of Newspapers weekly.
- Month end analysis of magazines and important scholarly articles.
- Analysis & gist of the Yojana, Kurukshetra, World Focus, Science Reporter, PRS & PIB, etc.
- Decoding the dynamism of Prelims & Mains.
- Ample questions for practice capturing all flavors and difficulty levels.
- Monthly Test along with detailed discussion.
- Prime focus on concept building.
- Background linkages of the issue for better clarity.
- Competitive environment and Motivational counseling sessions.
Significance of Current Affairs
n In recent years, the importance of Current Affairs has proportionally increased with analytical trend of questions as well as the enhanced weightage given to the dimensions of environment, bio-diversity and applicability of science and technology.
- True to its self in terms of unpredictability, UPSC does not follow a particular trend as to questions asked from current events. This can be sensed from last 3 years' papers where a whopping 60% direct questions from current events were picked.
- Current Affairs not only plays a key role in the first stage of Civil Services exam preparation but also Mains and Interview. It covers a wide range of topics which overlaps with core subjects and dynamic subjects. In order to address and crack this overlapping, one must develop the ability of correlation between current happing with conventional knowledge.
Why Current Affairs from VVR-IAS
The pioneering educationalists and team VVR aim at encouraging a hands-on approach to learning and provide guidance, while helping them to develop required skill sets for attempting current affairs questions. Our team of experts and research associates constantly strive to make the material that is of utmost quality, catering to the multitudinal aspects of the examination. The Current Affairs programme shall cover the following sources:
One of the best sources to prepare for socio-economic and political issues and to develop attitude and technique to read the newspaper wisely.
- The Indian Express: Scholarly articles and in-depth analysis of socio-economic policies.
- Press Information Bureau: Programmes and Policy updates of Government on daily basis- If you miss in newspapers.
- PRS Legislative Research: Discussions and analysis of the bills and policies of government
- IDSA: Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis: Detailed coverage of India's national security, internal security and relations.
- Yojana and Kurukshetra: Detailed analysis of government schemes and programmes and coverage of diverse topics- from social to economic domain.
- LokSabha and RajyaSabha Debates: Neutral opinion-building on various socio-economic and political discourses.
Current Affairs for UPSC: Nemesis for many and Savior for Few
Current Affairs has become a crucial element of one’s preparation. Year by year the weightage of current affairs is increasing, one can’t think of qualifying the exam by ignoring it. Moreover reading the right material/sources/news is another crucial element for the serious candidates. Relying on unauthentic sources like various websites and substandard magazines not only lowers the chances of selection but they also eat the crucial time of the aspirant, without producing desired results. One you get hold of right material, what News to read becomes the next dilemma, when it comes to exhaustive preparation.
Every day a set question perturb the aspirants, Should I buy more and more magazines, how many newspapers should I do, how should I lessen my newspaper reading time, how to make good notes, Do we really have some recourse to these issues?
Studying the trend of last 3 years clearly depicts that there is a tremendous rise in the current affairs questions and not just that, analysis based questions have increased. One has to cover the current affairs in holistic manner by oneself or with the help of a good mentor, as too much reliance on magazines/websites may become suicidal and may have detrimental effects on one’s preparation.
Moreover, editorial reading has became a important aspect to develop one’s analytical skills, but these editorials are kind of nightmares for already overburdened aspirants
Keeping such issues in mind, VVR IAS has designed Annual/Half yearly current Affairs program
What VVR will offer
- Weekly Current Affairs Classroom discussions
- Classroom and Printed Noted in lucid and graspable Format
- Wide coverage of sources (on weekly basis)
- Online Classroom provisions
- Test Assignments (Objective and Subjective)
- The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint
- EPW, Economic Survey, PIB
- Sectional coverage of NEWS
- Issues will be discussed from both Prelims as well as Mains perspective keeping inconsonance with the recent trends
- Regular answer writing practice/weekly assignments
- Special Answer writing sessions for Mains 2016