A large number of students join coaching centres to improve their weaker subjects, to understand the atmosphere of the examinations, to assess themselves. you can find the teachers at coaching centers recommending the reading of newspapers so often. And a majority of these teachers would say to read The Hindu. Why, The Hindu? Why not other newspapers?
Well, the question is hard and so is the answer. It is all about the access we have to a particular newspaper. But, let’s keep this aside and read what newspapers are best for the Competitive exams.
The best newspapers as recommended by IAS toppers for UPSC preparation are:
- The Hindu
- The Indian Express
- Business Standard
The Hindu is an English-language Indian daily newspaper launched as a weekly in 1878. The Hindu newspaper gives importance to the major national news. It never gives too much space to the unnecessary news. Along with that, they provide authentic information analyzed by experts and government websites like PIB and PRS. The aspirants should keep a thorough eye on the Business section, editorial, Science and Technology, art, and culture section published in the newspaper which is really useful for both UPSC prelims and mains exams.
Founded in 1932 by Ramnath Goenka, this English daily is useful for UPSC IAS Exam. Along with The Hindu, The Indian Express is considered to be the best source of current affairs information for competitive exam preparation.
The Business Standard is a good business daily published in the English language. The editorial and articles in this newspaper will help one to collect genuine information on the current events happening in the economy, which is a crucial subject in UPSC IAS exam.
Times of India
One of the oldest and most distributed English newspaper in India was established in 1838 by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
The Times of India or TOI is the most recommended newspaper for the Competitive Exams and Government Recruitment exam. The language used in the Editorial page has impressed a lot of UPSC, and SSC aspirants. The Finance Page is also a good read for the candidates preparing for the banking exams.
Other than the print newspapers mentioned above, there are also several online publications that can be a source of useful information for IAS aspirants.