Almost all the competitive exams have a section with general knowledge questions and attempting these is tricky for the students, mostly when they are unaware if their day to day followings and are not up to date with the newspapers daily.
In this big world, everyday is a day full of happenings of which you should have little awareness about. To not let it be a tough nut to break, one must strategize his/her plan of preparation in accordance to stay updated with all the latest gk current affairs.
G.K. or general knowledge or general studies encompass vastness and spread multi-dimensionally. It is dynamically evolving and that makes it difficult to organize the information at one place. If you once treat it as a weapon for great success in your exam, you will never feel lost while solving such questions.
To begin with, gain knowledge on latest current affairs and news
Focus on important topics for static GK preparation and that may range from international organizations to Geography, everyday science, History and Economy to even Polity. Look for good general knowledge books that present a compilation of all the necessary information at one place.
Follow news channels every day. These will help you with the highlighted reports. Maintain a note book to prep up your knowledge and remember all events in mind in an improved way. Take the help of internet to connect the topics and gain as much information around a particular event through different engines such as YouTube, Wikipedia and so on. Participate in online quizzes to sharpen your memory.
Utilise internet wisely
Internet is a vast source of knowledge if used wisely and it will help you keep abreast with the latest happenings and current events. Google news will keep you updated with happenings of every minute. E-newspapers are also a good source to keep up to date with the latest developments in and around the world.
Use your social websites to get the breaking news and learn about major events taking place around you. Join pages and accounts that deal with current affairs. This will be handy and will help you be punctual with the news even while you are on the go.
Understand, organize and harness your knowledge
The dimensions of the syllabus should be well understood and only after going through the previous year question sets, you will have a fair knowledge of what all to study and how to study. Use the information strategically by the use of graphs, charts, maps, models to remember the key concepts and sub-themes in a better way.
There are many GK books for competitive exams but the key question is which one to pick up and which one to reject. Do not depend on too many books as in the end; it will end up adding to your confusion. Select one or two good current affairs books to revise your daily concepts of general awareness.
Look for an ideal General awareness preparation book which has solved sets from previous years’ examination which you are opting for. Start practicing questions from this and analyze your progress. Get the latest publication books on gk and current affairs 2018 to upgrade your knowledge; if you are appearing in any competitive exam this year.
Become smart with smartphones and use them to enhance your knowledge and not to kill your time. Download apps related with everyday science tips, general awareness, IQs, current updates and important facts and figures related to such competitive exams.
Important information on books and authors, important personalities and their anniversaries, major events with their dates and important places should be made note of and revised regularly. These tips will surely help you lead the pack and will enhance your score in the exam.
See also: IBPS RRB Mains 2018 Preparation Guide