Tips To Remember General Knowledge And Current Affairs For Competitive Exams

Tips To Remember General Knowledge And Current Affairs For Competitive Exams

Are your child’s upcoming exams giving them butterflies and you as well? Exams can be tough and every parent wants to help their child succeed. We have the love, but maybe only some answers on how to best help.

For those very answers, we have got you covered! This guide will give you winning ideas to help your child prepare for competitive exams. We will talk about different practical tips you can use to help them learn what they need to know.

Let’s turn those exam fears into happy high-fives!

Other than the internet, there are a lot of different sources you can use to help your child. The first example is your local library. A local library is like a hidden treasure chest full of information! They have newspapers (both big and local ones), magazines, and even special books. Don’t be shy to ask the librarian for help finding things that are just right for your child’s exams that they are taking.

You can also listen to the news on the radio as a part of your day together. Tune in to reliable radio stations while driving or doing chores together. Learning with documentaries can be an adventure (like shows about history, science, or current events) that you can watch together as a family. Afterwards, chat about what you learned and how it connects to what your child is learning in school. Documentaries are a fun way to get curious and learn new things together.

Social media can also be a great learning tool, but it’s important to use it wisely. Help your child follow social media accounts that teach them new things or are from trusted news sources. This way, they can get bite-sized updates on current events in a way they enjoy.


Talk to your child about how to spot fake news online and why it’s important to check information before sharing it. It helps them identify reliable sources of media which can be a beneficial skill that will help shape their future too.

Active learning, if practised, can play a big part in helping your child prepare for competitive exams at the top schools in Pune

Here are a few ways to actively learn about general knowledge and current affairs through fun and interactive activities. 

P.S: You also end up spending quality time together!

Local Events and Competitions

Keep an eye out for events in your city like science fairs, debates, or quiz shows about GK and current affairs. Participating in these events can be a fun way to learn and test their knowledge against other kids.

Board Games and Puzzles

Educational board games and puzzles can be a super fun way to learn. Learn games to make learning a competition and help them remember things better.

Family Discussions

Chats about current events or what happened in history during meals spark curiosity and help your child remember information. Let them ask questions and share what they know too.

Another effective method to help your child is teaching them the importance of practice.

Regularly work through mock tests together when the exams are nearing. This helps them become familiar with the question format, and time constraints and helps identify areas needing improvement. Encourage them to simulate exam conditions by setting a timer to build confidence and improve time management skills.


Help your child develop effective revision techniques such as creating mind maps, summarising key points, and teaching the material to someone else. Revision can aid in better recollection and understanding of the topics.

Creative Projects

Motivate your child to do creative projects about current affairs. It could involve writing a news report from a specific point of view, creating a timeline of historical events, or drawing a comic strip about something that happened recently.

In addition, it’s important to consider how to support your child as they prepare for their competitive exams.

The key is to help them maintain good health. Making sure they get enough sleep, eat nutritious meals, and take regular breaks for physical activity is essential. Teach your child stress management techniques such as deep breathing exercises and mindfulness. Managing stress is critical for maintaining focus and clarity during exams.

Lastly, remind your child of their abilities and offer words of encouragement. Children tend to get carried away by the deadlines and timetables of such competitive exams.

It is our role as a parent to help them and make them the best version of themselves. Believing in them can significantly boost their confidence and motivate them to excel in their exams.

With the strategies and tips that you have learnt, you can be confident in teaching your child how to approach their exams with confidence and determination. 

Good luck to your child on their upcoming exams!

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