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What to Read in Indian Express for UPSC Exam

18 Jan

17 Jan 2024 : The Indian Express

1. Defence upgrade roadmap: Apex body led by Prime Minister, MoD sci-tech unit 2. Amid talks, Indian troops repulsed two PLA attacks in Ladakh

16 Jan

16 Jan 2024 : The Indian Express

1. N Korean minister in Moscow to meet Lavrov as ‘weapon deal’ concern grow 2. Beijing backs our sovereignty, ties set to reach new heights: Muizzu

15 Jan

15 Jan 2024 : The Indian Express

1. Maldives Govt pushes for withdrawal of Indian troops, sets March 15 deadline 2. Army to let Lt Cols who specialize in niche tech opt out of command posts

13 Jan

13 Jan 2024 : The Indian Express

1. Retail inflation surges to four-month high; IIP slips to eight-month low 2. Lentil production set to touch all-time high: Consumer secy

12 Jan

12 Jan 2024 : The Indian Express

1. ICJ begins hearing SA’s genocide case against Israel as Gazans return to ruins,, 2. ASEAN envoy meets Myanmar junta chief in bid to bring peace

11 Jan

11 Jan 2024 : The Indian Express

1. Blinken seeks Palestinian governance reform for postwar Gaza as Israeli strikes continue, 2. Maldives, China sign 20 pacts as Muizzu meets Xi

10 Jan

10 Jan 2024 : The Indian Express

1. J&K panchayat, Assembly polls likely after Lok Sabha elections, 2. Amid ST row, Manipur CM hints at panel to discuss Kuki Status

09 Jan

09 Jan 2024 : The Indian Express

1. ‘Abuse of power’: SC scraps release of Bilkis case rape-murder convicts. 2. Rule of law vs right to liberty: What Court said


INDIAN EXPRESS is one of the major source for current affairs preparation in UPSC CSE. It helps to inculcate a multidimensional approach in mains answer writing and facts also help in prelims.However, like any other sources, reading it end to end is not necessary.

Important topics to focus on:

  • Topics related to national/international heritage, new GI tags, current geographical phenomenon, issues related to women and society, health, education, social security etc.
  • Topics related to Governance, Constitution, Constitutional amendment, High court and Supreme Court verdicts, government Policies and schemes, Diplomatic relations, International relations, Multilateral Forums etc.
  • World and Indian Economy, Employment, Poverty, Budget, National and International Security, Natural Disasters, Environment and Climate Change.
  • Selected articles in Explained section.
  • Case studies related to topics in the UPSC-CSE syllabus.


  • News on Sports, Death, Awards, Politics, Crime, Cinema, share market details etc.
  • Note making of each topic.

But, it is difficult for beginners to identify all the relevant topics for UPSC CSE. So you can click on the links below to know what to read from Indian Express daily-

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