Tips to improve GK and Current Affairs for competitive education

Get useful tips to prepare for General Awareness & Current Affairs

Posted 2 years ago in Education.

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Ankita Banerjee

If have given any Government or Banking exam, you would know that Current Affairs and General Knowledge section is the most important and integral part of the exam. It is asked in SSC CGL, IBPS PO, Clerk, IBPS RRB officer, assistant, rrb group d, alp , CLAt and other exams.It can fetch you high marks and impact a lot in your overall score. So, it is of utmost important that a student must focus greatly on this section. But there is a lot of hue and cry among the aspirants regarding how they can prepare for the G.K and Current Affairs section. Today we are going to answer that question for you.

First of all let us look at some of the common topics that are asked in the G.K and Current Affairs Section:


  • Physical Geography

  • Indian and World Geography

  • Indian and World History

  • International Organizations

  • Everyday Science

  • Awards and Honours

  • Indian Economy

  • Indian Polity

  • Constitution

  • Current Affairs

  • Other Miscellaneous GK


Tips to Prepare for G.K, G.A and Current Affairs for Competitive Exams:


Reading Habit: Reading is an essential part of learning and in case of GK it is even more important. You need to read at least 2 newspapers on a daily basis to stay updated. Moreover, read at least an editorial article from one newspaper. We recommend you to read “The Hindu” and “The Economic Times” as these two newspapers not only give you news around the world but also improve your English language skills.

Watch News Channels: Watching TV can be both fun and informational. For preparing General knowledge for entrance exams, pick your favourite news reader and a suitable time for yourself, make a schedule of the best news channels and episodes and watch them regularly. View breaking news and headlines. So, watch at least 30 minutes of prime time news daily.

Make Social Media and Smartphones at good use: YouTube, Google, and Wikipedia are our best teachers online, so one must use all the available internet sources to research GK and current affairs for entrance examinations. Stay updated on online media and join online Group Discussions which will help you a lot in your preparation.

Participate in Quiz Competitions: Taking part in GK & Current affairs Quiz competitions, both online and offline, will help you a great deal. In a quiz competition you get to learn a lot of G.K and Current affairs from your competitors as well as your Quiz Master.


Start making notes for Exams: Make a habit of taking notes of what you think is important in terms of examination perspective so that important record is maintained for the big day of exam day. This way you can memorize things quite easily. There are so many topics in G.K and current affairs that it is natural that you might forget some things.


Take online GK/GS coaching classes


Focus on the Exam you are taking: Study according to the exam that you’re preparing for. If you are planning to appear for bank exams, then you must focus further on banking-related terms. Also pay attention to sports, awards and honours, etc and work on making this your forte.