A very common query of civil services examination aspirants is which magazine should be read for comprehensive preparation. The answer to ...
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Magazine For IAS/UPSC Civil Services Exam Preparation : Civil Services Synopsis
A very common query of civil services examination aspirants is which magazine should be read for comprehensive preparation. The answer to this question is not easy as every individual is unique and what may work for one individual may not work for another. Also, since there is a wide range of choice available in terms of magazines aimed at civil services aspirants, it becomes a case of following the herd. I used to read CSR while in school and college, especially the interviews of IAS toppers and it used to be quite inspiring. While giving this exam, I subscribed to Competition Wizard and I found its special supplements quite useful from exam point of view. But still during all the preparation years I always felt the need of a magazine that could capture the most relevant editorials of The Hindu and news items from examination point of view. Also while reading a news item or editorial, sometimes one felt the need for background information on the subject, for example an editorial on Israel-Palestine Peace Process might not be understood in its full sense by a newcomer unless he or she is aware of the genesis of the conflict. Also, many a times one used to read the editorials and keep newspaper cuttings as well but they just gathered dust and could not be made use of in exam situation. To overcome all these handicaps in preparation of UPSC Civil Services Examination few like-minded friends with hands-on experience of mentoring IAS aspirants have joined hands to bring out a student friendly magazine that captures all the important news items and happenings across the world with background information wherever needed and present it in a form that is easier to read, retain and reproduce in exam for getting maximum results under the name of Civil Services Synopsis. The first issue of this monthly magazine Civil Services Synopsis is now in stands and should be a good source of brushing up national and international current affairs for UPSC Civil services Examination. The entire UPSC preparation boils down to effective time management and this magazine should enable aspirants to use their time judiciously and get the maximum returns. For readers who would like to subscribe to the online version of this magazine please drop an email at 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and also share your feedback so that it can be made better with every subsequent issue.