7 Days Duty TM: How to read the Hindu Newspaper for UPSC Prelim cum Mains preparation?

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  1. Prologue
  2. DIY-P1: Beginning the Prelim cum Mains preparation
  3. DIY-P2: Approaching Science Tech, IT, Space, Defense
  4. DIY-P3: Approaching Environment, Agriculture, Geography, Economy & Polity
  5. DIY-P4: Approaching History, Culture, IR/Diplomacy
  6. DIY-P5: theHindu Reading from Frontpage to Editorial
  7. DIY-P6: theHindu: Reading from Economy to theEnd
  8. Recommended books to kick start UPSC prep

Prologue

  • Here starts my first lecture for the new year and new prelims- brief analysis of last year’s prelim-GS paper and how to read thehindu newspaper for UPSC?
  • Often candidates outside Delhi, underestimate and neglect thehindu for preparation of their general studies and thereby hurting their own chances of getting good ranks in civil services exam.
  • PowerPoint available at http://Mrunal.org/download

DIY-P1: Beginning the Prelim cum Mains preparation

analysis of last UPSC prelim paper

  • the difference between a UPSC lover and a UPSC killer
  • the syllabus and analysis of general studies for preliminary and Mains examination
  • how to approach science and technology for prelims cum Mains preparation
  • overview of the MCQ asked from public health topic in UPSC 2015 preliminary exam
  • how to cover the public health, pharmacy and medicine related News from the Hindu, for UPSC prelims and Mains

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/bJ87N_ZpFCo

DIY-P2: Approaching Science Tech, IT, Space, Defense

science tech for general studies

  • within science and technology topic, how to approach information technology (IT), space and defense, agriculture inherently related topics from the Hindu newspaper
  • how to prepare ISRO related topics for UPSC prelims, mains and interview
  • how to meticulously prepare the defense innovation and joint exercises
  • how to prepare the theoretical portion of science and technology from NCERTs and general studies manuals.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/d1P5RAn3JpM

DIY-P3: Approaching Environment, Agriculture, Geography, Economy & Polity

environment and biodiversity for UPSC prelims

  • Environment & Biodiversity: five subtypes of MCQ asked in UPSC 2015 Prelims
  • Relevance of the Hindu newspaper preparation of environment for prelims and Mains
  • Why read India yearbook?
  • Why read NIOS and NCERTs for wildlife, flora, fauna and pollution related MCQs in UPSC prelims?
  • How to approach physical, Indian and world geography for Prelims and Mains? How to cultivate map reading skills?
  • How to approach economy, banking, finance for prelims, mains and interview?
  • How to approach Indian polity and Constitution? Relevance of M. Laxmikanth, India yearbook, the Hindu newspaper and Prsindia.org

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/d5jaw2EyfI8

DIY-P4: Approaching History, Culture, IR/Diplomacy

international relations diplomacy and diaspora for general studies paper2

  • how to prepare Indian culture, ancient and mediaeval and modern India and world history?
  • Importance of NIOS, Tamilnadu textbooks, Spectrum and Bipan Chandra.
  • Why old NCERTs are not relevant except for World history?
  • Analysis of MCQs asked from history and culture topic in UPSC 2015
  • Approaching international relations (IR), diplomacy and diaspora topics for Mains. Analysis of the IR/grouping questions asked in Prelims-2015.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/a839lzLqiTs

DIY-P5: the Hindu Reading from Frontpage to Editorial

how to read the hindu

  • Why read thehindu newspaper for UPSC civil services IAS/IPS exam?
  • Understanding the PMIF framework: Prelims, mains, interview or fodder?
  • How to analyse the news on frontpage from prelims, mains and interview perspective?
  • How to fasttrack page 2 to 7 which are littered with coaching ads and Delhi crime?
  • How to fast track page 8 to 9 where hardly few centimeters of space is given to “The NATION”!
  • Why read the columns, letters to editors and the editorials, and how to make notes out of them?
  • Sample editorial – “All in the spirit of equality”- how to digest it for UPSC prelims, mains and interview perspective.
  • How to eliminate useless news from the perspective pages i.e. page 11 and 12.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/iw9RRWjZ_eE

DIY-P6: theHindu: Reading from Economy to theEnd

how to read hindu newspaper for current affairs

  • How to read the economy, banking, finance pages in thehindu newspaper for UPSC point of view.
  • Why it is useless to follow day to day sharemarket and IRDA-RBI-SEBI notifications?
  • Why read the open page in Tuesday edition?
  • Why ignore sports pages, except during high profile mains / interview related news?
  • Sample news: Lodha Committee- how to prepare it for prelims, mains and interview.
  • Why should we read last page about “Life”?
  • How to follow the PIN- persons in news, dead in news, places in news, books, authors, awards and diaspora news in the hindu?
  • Why Government advertisements are important?
  • Why should we read the speeches of president and vice president?
  • Few tips on magazines, notes making, time management, repeated failures and career backups

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/Ii-kDrIo8dM

Recommended books to kick start UPSC prep

RelevanceSubjectTitleHindiEnglishKindle
Pre+MainsCultureMs. Ishani Pandya (AIR-502  | ICLS) Lecture & PowerpointsFree
Pre+MainsGS TheoryNIOS, NCERT, IGNOU & Tamilnadu State BooksFree
Pre+MainsEconomyMrunal’s Lecture & Powerpoints – Budget and Economic surveyFree
MainsEconomyGSM3: Food Processing IndustryFree
PreGeneralLast 21 Years CSAT Prelims Topicwise Paperset by Disha PublicationBuyBuyBuy
Pre+MainsCurrent AffairsTheHindu, Frontline, Yojana Magazine, prsindia.org, idsa.in
Pre+MainsGeographyMs. Rajtanil Solanki (AIR-367 | IRS) lectures & PowerpointsFree
MainsGeographyGSM1: Factors affecting location of IndustriesFree
Pre+MainsGeographySchool Atlas-Orient BlackswanBuy
PreHistoryLucent GK (for Ancient, Medieval, Modern)BuyBuy
Pre+MainsHistoryA Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir (Spectrum Publication)BuyBuy
Pre+MainsHistoryBipan Chandra: India’s struggle for independenceBuyBuy
MainsHistoryBipan Chandra: India since independenceBuyBuy
Pre+MainsPolityIndia 2016 (Yearbook)BuyBuy
Pre+MainsPolityIndian Polity by M.LaxmikanthBuyBuy
PrelimsPolityLaxmikanth’s Objective Polity MCQs for PracticeBuy
MainsPolityGSM3: Land ReformsFree
MainsEthicsGS4: Articles and Lecture Videos @Mrunal.orgFree

Mrunal recommends

  1. (free) NCERT, NIOS, TN-Books 4 History,Geo,Sci
  2. Indian Polity M.Laxmikanth (Hindi | English)
  3. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  4. Maths: Quantam CAT Sarvesh Kumar
  5. Objective General English SP Bakshi
  6. Word Power made Easy -Norman Lowe
  7. Topic wise Solved Paperset by Disha

97 Comments on “7 Days Duty TM: How to read the Hindu Newspaper for UPSC Prelim cum Mains preparation?”

  1. sir, please teach the classes in English. so that it will useful for students from non Hindi states……..thank you sir……

    1. yes sir pls teach in english

      very thankful to u

    2. karthi. neenga tamil la comment pannunga. athan paliku pali vaangrathu :-D :-D

  2. SIR aap great ho…we love u.
    This is called real e-Revolution.

  3. Mrual sir,are you going to upload your SPIPA lecture series of 2016??

  4. MRUNAL SIR SSC KE LIYE BHI UPDATE KARE PLEASE

  5. hi i am doing now diploma engineering and My desire to become an IAS officer and my age is 18 please give me some tips for civil service examination and i am a gujarati medium student.

  6. Sir please teach in English .I m from tanmilnadu

  7. I m from Tamilnadu .pls teach us in English it will be very useful sir.

  8. sir ……..next history lectures ……………plz

  9. Q What happens in Microcephaly?
    a) Cranial capacity decreases
    b) Brain shrink
    c) Both
    d) None of the above
    Kindly answer this questions… I am confused..regarding it

    1. answer is C

  10. Sir… mere words are not at all enough to show our gratitude..

    We love you sir…

  11. sir i find difficulty in polity. how should i get a easy door to remember,about the articles in indian constitution.

  12. Hello,i m upsc aspirant need ur guidance .

  13. Sir ,now eco survey ,IYB ’16,union budget&rail budget have been released ,should I follow respective old lectures &power points related to them or else should wait for new lectures&ppts ????

  14. sir ….i need in english…… am from tamilnadu…

  15. sir upload video economic survey and union budget 2016

  16. sir please tell me is ESE INAS service is uniform service of navy or like a corporate office service, what is the main roll in INDIAN NAVY?

  17. Sir the article ;how to read the Hindu in 7 days ,though older in upsc field used to read in detail but nw bcoz of this article I m to the point & following method &felt very comfortable and confident abt current affairs .thank u sir .

  18. Can You please provide us the analysis of Prelims Papers of GK 2015?

  19. Sir please teach in English because most of the candidates from southern states cannot understand Hindi properly…..Thank u

  20. DIY means?

  21. Came across lots of people, but never seen such a ” UNSELFISH” person like you.Journey seems easy by following your path.You are no doubt “DRONACHARYA” ,now its all depend upon us to prove ourselves “EKLAVYA”.

    THANKS

  22. hello sir iam hindi medium student but i want to preparation upsc in english medium so what i do improve my english for upsc ?

  23. Will the application of THE HINDUS do for that?

  24. Sir, can you please tell me how to prepare for ssc cgl genral awareness and current affairs??
    From which date onwards should we study for current affairs??
    please tell in detail???
    thank you

  25. Dear Sir ,
    Kuch slides economic survey 15-16
    aur budget pe kuch naya lecture bna ke pada dijiye apke lucid lecture se jaldi samjh ata hai

  26. hello sir iam serious aspirant from andhra please teach us in english sir it will be greatly helpful to us

  27. Can any one provide me a science and technology of the Hindu page for Jan and Feb of 2016. Thanks.

  28. Sir I am a bank employee working as a clerk, I want to prepare for civils exam ,how should i prepare ? Can I get it without coaching while working? What should be my preparation plan? Please guide me sir

  29. sir tell some thing about how I speak the English

  30. Hello sir, please tell me how to cram all (1-395) the articles of the Indian Constituion.

  31. Please Teach us in English.

  32. Thank u sir….

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