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General knowledge/awareness is a limitless topic, to say the least. Hence, it is only natural for aspirants to feel intimated and confused by the vastness of the subject. Also, the (common) topics from which questions are generally asked, varies from exam to exam. Also, GK is constantly evolving. With more and more competitive exams coming up, GK section has become important. The GK section in exams is not just about knowing names and dates for the exam. It is also about understanding the issues, conditions and trends prevailing in the country. 

The modern GK section focuses on current issues, government policies, reforms and decisions taken by the government. The GK section is not only important for government exams such as SBI PO, but you can also prepare for banking and SSC exams. The GK section covers a wide range of topics, from natural calamities to features on women, from sports to international policies. The GK section also throws light on international events. The GK section in SSC exams is slightly different because the focus is on quantitative reasoning. The GK section in banking exams is also important because it covers banking terms and concepts such as deposits, loans, etc.

Given the enormity of the GK section, it can be quite intimidating. To make things easier for you, we have prepared a GK section topic-wise, with an outline of questions and topics.

The GK section marks just 10% of the total marks and 30 odd questions are asked from this section. The difficulty level is high, and most of the GK questions are lengthy and based on current affairs.

Hence, it is very important for every candidate to prepare well for this crucial section.

The questions in this section can be asked from the following sections:

  • Indian Affairs
  • International Affairs
  • Sports Affairs
  • Economics
  • Constitution
  • Economics and Commerce
  • Science and Technology
  • Culture and Art
  • History
  • Science
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Literature
  • General Science
  • Indian Constitution
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Society
  • Indian Armed Forces
  • Environment
  • Agriculture
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Trade
  • Current Affairs
  • Current Affairs (General)
  • Current Affairs (Sports)
  • Economy
  • General Science
  • free online education sites
  • Indian Constitution
  • Indian Geography
  • Indian History
  • International Relations
  • Politics
  • online learning platforms

The GK section covers a wide range of topics, so candidates are advised to read widely and learn all topics in detail. The GK section is mainly based on current affairs and candidates should prepare accordingly. An aspirant can easily prepare GK by following these simple steps. General knowledge is the ability to understand, analyze, compare, interpret, and appreciate basic knowledge, facts, concepts, relationships, and principles. General knowledge is important for an individual's professional and personal growth. It also plays a very important role in securing a job. GK section has questions based on current affairs, static GK, English GK, General Science, General Knowledge.

A detailed understanding of current affairs is therefore extremely necessary for UPSC applicants to ensure that they are well prepared on the issues regarding general knowledge in the UPSC exam. Unoreads helps to offers a wide range of classes for beginners and students of all age groups at their most convenient and affordable for students, Unoreads provides online Classes.


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