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We are pleased to announce that the ALL INDIA CURRENT AFFAIRS TEST (AICAT) is getting a kick-start from next week.
After a thorough and meticulous analysis we have endeavoured to prepare a much balanced Road-Map for you. This PROGRAMME is specially designed to meet the thrust of most challenging issue of current affairs for the CIVIL SERVICE PRELIMS EXAMINATION-2020. However, aspirants for other competitive examinations will equally get benefitted from this programme.
In its quest to add DYNAMISM to the Civil Services Prelims Examination, the Union Public Service Commission has continuously increased its focus on Current Affairs especially in the last few years. Analysing previous years’ questions since 2011 gives a clear view of the growing importance of the Current Affairs in prelims examination. In 2011, the questions asked from Current Affairs were 13 in number which rose to 26 in 2012, 28 in 2013, 20 in 2014, 29 in 2015, 27 in 2016, 34 in 2017, 28 in 2018 and 22 in 2019.
However, this is a conservative figure. Almost every year a number of questions categorized under the themes such as Polity, Economy, Environment, History, Geography, International Relations/Internal Security, Social Issues and Science & Technology find its logic in Current Affairs only. This means boundaries between Current Affairs and Static portion of the syllabus have been blurred. Aspirants are now required to understand CONTEXT-CORE-CONCEPT of any current events. They do not only need to know about the current events but also its linkages with the static portion of the syllabus. Studying current affairs or static portion of syllabus in ‘silos’ is no more going to work in the examination. Integration of static in current affairs topics is essential for the success in the examination.
Another important feature of the prelims examination is DIMENSIONS of the topic. To have a clear grasp on topic and be able to solve the Multiple Choice Question, one must have 360 degree view of the current affairs. Let’s understand this with an example:
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62.With reference to the management of minor minerals in India, consider the following statements:
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
58. According to a recent UNEP Report, India & China tops the list of nations for illegal sand mining. With reference to this, identify which of the following are the possible impacts of excessive sand mining?
Along with MCQs, the program has been structured to provide support to aspirants at all possible levels viz. additional materials on current affairs, focused classroom support to enrich their understanding on current affairs, one to one counselling and guidance to needy students etc.
Our approach of scientific division of current affairs into various themes and linking it with micro syllabus of static portion, standard and pertinent questions using the approach of current, core, concept and proportionate weightage to difficulty level in each paper, Individual counselling by subject experts, and scientific performance assessment will help students to understand their weaknesses and strengths and thereby increase chance to improve their scoring ability in the preliminary examination.
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