How to prepare current affairs for TNPSC Group 2

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Written By Berry Mathew

TNPSC conducts Group 2  exam for the recruitment of posts like Special Assistant in Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department, Assistant Inspector of Labour in the Labour Department etc. These posts are  a much dreamt career for many people. This exam are generally not that hard to crack if proper preparation practices and tricks are followed. TNPSC Group 2 Exam will have two levels of examinations  – Preliminary exam and Main exam

Those who qualify the  Preliminary exam are eligible for taking part in the Main exam. The selected candidates from the Main exam are recruited for the post. The current affairs section is very important for the Preliminary exam .There is a topic called current events and issues for the test and you can expect plenty of questions from this topic alone in tests.  It is quite easy to learn current affairs and issues with memory tips and timely practice.

Daily Newspapers

If you are good at reading newspapers then there is no need to worry about current affairs.  You can read many different topics in the newspaper from an exam point of view.Take proper notes on history, geography, politics, economics, sciences, general knowledge and current affairs topics when reading newspapers. Current affairs are daily updated in newspapers and if you read it daily you won’t miss on any information.Only rely on best newspapers like The Hindu, The Indian Express etc.

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Read  Magazines Regularly

There are many weekly and monthly magazines  that provide great knowledge to readers like  Kurukshethra , Yojana, Frontline, The week etc. which are available both  online and offline platforms. These magazines provide a compilation of the general knowledge and current affairs of a certain period. Be selective in the case of magazines too, Don’t just read all the magazines available to you, check magazines listed above when preparing for exams.

Make use of online learning

Another way to get all details and news about current affairs is by following E learning apps , they help you to update your information, general knowledge and current affairs easily. Apps like Entri provide you with all the information you need for TNPSC Group 2 exams . Latest information, exam updates and notifications are shared in Entri blog. Along with that, current affairs, weekly vocabulary, quizzes, Mock tests and practices are all available on Entri apps online platform. 

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Seek Help From Experts

You may have learnt all the topics and covered all of the syllabus and done revision but at times you might need the help of experts or trainers to help you with memory shortcuts and other personal challenges like motivation and confidence for exam preparations.When you feel unmotivated and lacks confidence you can seek help from a  expert who will help you to overcome all the challenges and help you with required tips and ways to solve your problems

Have a personal note of your own 

Take personal notes of your own, even if you are depending on an online or offline medium for learning current affairs. Rule is to have a personal note of your own for current affairs from the first day of your preparations itself. And keep it updated everyday when u access new information and knowledge. You can use google docs, one note etc to keep your data safe and secure. 

Look at Previous Year Question Papers

Look at previous year question papers and try to answer it and keep track of time. Also try mock tests to get used to the  multiple choice questions as it  can confuse you during the exams. When going through  previous year question papers, don’t just look at the correct answers, but also look at other answer choices for the question and find all the information about that particular choice also.As it might be valuable information for your exam. 

Remember every exam has its own difficulty and pace. Knowing the difficulty and pace can help you be calm during exams and crack  the exam more effortlessly.