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Current General Studies for UPSC CSE – 2018

GKToday periodically publishes Current General Studies (CGS) documents for its Target Programme students. These documents cover current events and current affairs including issues and analysis focusing on UPSC examination.

CGS versus Monthly Current Affairs PDF

CGS document is different from the monthly PDF published by GKToday, which is mainly a fact based compilation for bank, SSC examinations. The GKT monthly documents are available for Target 2018 members free of cost to be used in case they are also appearing in other examinations on the way. These documents can be downloaded from this page

In Target 2018 programme, we have planned around 21 Fortnightly Current General Studies Documents beginning from October, 2017 to October, 2018.

Structure

Each document is a 100-120 pages document in a predefined structure as follows:

  • Around 15 Issues covered in detailed articles and short notes.
  • Around 60 Mains GS Questions along with their answers. These questions we publish on daily basis and their answers are added by our team. Members and other readers can also add answers but our document comprises only one answer, generally added by GKToday Team.
  • 15 days News Summary / Short Notes from GKToday/ Current Affairs Today and other sources. This part is common in both CGS and Monthly PDF.

How to Join?

These documents are available to members of Target 2018 Programme (both prelims and Mains). You can join this programme here.

Schedule

The tentative schedule of CGS documents is given below:

Document Name News Coverage Tentative Date Download Link
2018-CGS-1 October 15-31, 2017 November 3, 2017 Click Here
2018-CGS-2 November 1-15, 2017 November 17, 2017 Click Here
2018-CGS-3 November 16-30, 2017 December 3, 2017 Click Here
2018-CGS-4 December 1-15, 2017 December 17, 2017 Click Here
2018-CGS-5 December 16-31, 2017 January 3, 2018 Click Here
2018-CGS-6 January 1-15, 2018 January 17, 2018 Click Here
2018-CGS-7 January 16-18, 2018 February 3, 2018 Click Here
IYB-2018 India Year Book – 2018: Relevant Facts Click Here
2018-CGS-8 February 1-15, 2018 February 17, 2018 Click Here
2018-CGS-9 February 16-28, 2018 March 3, 2018 Click Here
2018-CGS-10 March 1-15, 2018 March 17, 2018 Click Here
2018-CGS-11 March 16-31, 2018 April 3, 2018 Click Here
2018-CGS-12 April 1-13, 2018 April 13, 2018 Click Here
2018-CGS-13 April 14-30, 2018 May 3, 2018 Click Here
2018-CGS-14 May 1-20, 2018 May 21, 2018 Click Here
2018-CGS-15 May 21-June 15, 2018 June 18, 2018
2018-CGS-16 June 15-30, 2018 July 3, 2018
2018-CGS-17 July 1-15, 2018 July 17, 2018
2018-CGS-18 July 16-31, 2018 August 3, 2018
2018-CGS-19 August 1-15, 2018 August 17, 2018
2018-CGS-20 August 16-31, 2018 September 3, 2018
2018-CGS-21 September 1-15, 2018 Sept. 17, 2018
All dates and numbers of documents are tentative and subject to adjustments.

Archives of CGS Documents

Current General Studies – 2017 Archive

In Target 2017, we had provided the following 22 CGS documents.

Module Name Read Download
2017-CGS-1: December 20 to 25, 2016 Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-2: December 26, 2016 – January 2, 2017 Click Here Click Here
2017-Mains CGS-3 {January 9, 2017} Click Here Click Here
2017-Mains CGS-4 {January 23, 2017} Click Here Click Here
2017-Mains CGS-5 {January 30, 2017} Click Here Click Here
2017-Mains CGS-6 {February 6, 2017} Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-7 [February 20, 2017] Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-8 [February 27, 2017] Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-9 [March 6, 2017] Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-10 [March 25, 2017] Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-12: April 15 to 20, 2017 Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-13: April 21 – May 5, 2017 Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-14: May 6 -May 15, 2017 Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-15: May 16 -May 25, 2017 Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-16: May 26 -May 31, 2017 Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-17: June, 2017 Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-18: July 2017 Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-19: August 1-15, 2017 Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-20: August 16-30, 2017 Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-21: September 1-15, 2017 Click Here Click Here
2017-CGS-22: September 16-30, 2017 Click Here Click Here

Current General Studies – 2016 Archive

In Target 2016, we had provided 30 CGS documents as listed in below table:

Document Read Link Download Link
CGS-1: September 15 to 22, 2015 Click Here Click Here
CGS-2: September 23 to October 2, 2015 Click Here Click Here
CGS-3: October 3 to October 15, 2015 Click Here Click Here
CGS-4: October 16 to 25, 2015 Click Here Click Here
CGS-5: October 26 to November 15, 2015 Click Here Click Here
CGS-6: November 16 to November 30, 2015 Click Here Click Here
CGS-7: December 1 to 15, 2015 Click Here Click Here
CGS-8: December 15 to December 31, 2015 Click Here Click Here
CGS-9: January 1 to 10, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-10: January 11 to 20, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-11: January 21 to 31, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-12: February 1 to 10, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-13: February 11 to 20, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-14: February 21 to March 10, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-15: March 11 to March 31, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-16: April 1 to 10, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-17: April 11 to April 20, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-18: Prelims April-2015 to July-2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-19: Current Polity [Bills & Acts] Click Here Click Here
CGS-20 [Mains-1]: April 20 to May 15, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-21 [Mains-2] May 16 to June 10, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-22 [Mains-3] June, 11 to June 30, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-23: July, 1 – 15, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-24: July 16, 2016 to August 10, 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-25 to 30: 200 Topics for GS Mains 2016 Click Here Click Here
CGS-25 to 30: GS Mains (Q+A) 2016 Click Here Click Here

Current General Studies – 2015 Archive

We did not conduct a Target Programme in 2015, so no CGS documents were prepared.

Current General Studies – 2014 Archive

In Target 2014, we had provided 32 CGS Documents for Civil Services Examinations. These documents, listed in below table, can be downloaded by any one.

Module Name Download Links
2014-CGS-1 2014-CGS-1
2014-CGS-2 2014-CGS-2
2014-CGS-3 2014-CGS-3
2014-CGS-4 2014-CGS-4
2014-CGS-5 2014-CGS-5
2014-CGS-6 2014-CGS-6
2014-CGS-7 2014-CGS-7
2014-CGS-8 2014-CGS-8
2014-CGS-9 2014-CGS-9
2014-CGS-10 2014-CGS-10
2014-CGS-11 2014-CGS-11
2014-CGS-12 2014-CGS-12
2014-CGS-13 2014-CGS-13
2014-CGS-14 2014-CGS-14
2014-CGS-15-16 2014-CGS-15-16
2014-CGS-17 2014-CGS-17
2014-CGS-18 2014-CGS-18
2014-CGS-19 2014-CGS-19
2014-CGS-20 2014-CGS-20
2014-CGS-21 2014-CGS-21
2014-CGS-22 2014-CGS-22
2014-CGS-23 2014-CGS-23
2014-CGS-24 2014-CGS-24
2014-CGS-25 2014-CGS-25
2014-CGS-26 2014-CGS-26
2014-CGS-27 2014-CGS-27
2014-CGS-28-29 NA
2014-CGS-31-32 2014-CGS-31-32
* The above documents were provided during Target 2014 Programme and are now free to download for anyone.

Comments

  • suresh Bhagath

    Sir,I am unable open CGS documents as Pdf.i tried on multiple pdf apps.please rectify my problem.

    • IASPOINT

      Hello Suresh, Can u please attach that downloaded document and sent to [email protected] ? I don’t see any issue in opening in any app because the version of pdf is 1.3 which is suitable for all apps.

  • ashuaman

    please resolve my issue as neither i am unable to download pdf nor able to read for CGS 2017.

  • rupesh kumar

    sir, Questions and Answers, part- B (extracted articles / issues from different newspapers ) are missing from the CGS of January months. Please dont remove that part from the upcoming CGS documents. That part is very essential for the exam .

    • IASPOINT

      Hello, It was only missing in January -1. Questions included again in January-2 document and will continue because structure of future documents is going to be same – reference articles/ questions & answers.

  • Deepanshu Singh

    Hi Sir, I can’t find any CGS document containing Economic Survey 2018?

  • prelims 2018

    Dear sir, i am unable to find out subjectwise pdfs of current affairs which were previously available