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NDA Books 2021: Subject-wise Best Books For NDA I & NDA II

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Feb 11, 2021

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Sudeshna Bhar

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts twice a year. NDA I 2021 exam has been scheduled for April 18, 2021, and the NDA II exam is expected to be held on September 05, 2021. The application process of NDA II is expected to begin on June 09, 2021. Check NDA Exam Dates

Candidates who are willing to excel in the exam and join the desired academy must go through the NDA Syllabus and NDA Exam Pattern. After understanding the NDA exam pattern, start clearing the basic concepts from the NCERT Books. For depth of knowledge, here is a list of subject-wise books for better preparation.

NDA Msths

Recommended Books for NDA Mathematics

The questions asked in the Mathematics paper has given the majority to some topics such as Calculus, Quadratic equation, Matrices & Determinants, Trigonometry, etc. Here are some books which will help you to cover the syllabus:

NDA Mathematics Books Author / Publisher
NCERT Mathematics Textbook of Class 11 and Class 12 NCERT
Mathematics R.S. Aggarwal
Mathematics for NDA and NA S Chand publication
R.S. Agarwal
NDA Entrance Exam E. S. Ramasamy
NDA English

NDA Books 2021: Recommended Books for NDA English

The English section of the GAT paper assesses a candidate's understanding of grammar and vocabulary. Here are some books on English:

NDA English Books Author/ Publisher
Objective General English SP Bakshi
Wren & Martin High School English Grammar and Composition S. Chand
Word Power Made Easy Norman & Lewis
NDA GS & History

NDA Books for General Science, History & Geography

The General Science, History, and Geography section consists of topics that are related to class 9 and 10 Biology. Here are few books to figure out this section:

  • Objective General Knowledge by Lucent Publications
  • General Knowledge 2021 by Arihant Publication
NDA Physics

NDA Books for Physics

The physics questions generally maintain a standard of Class 11 & 12. candidates will face questions from electricity and mechanics as well. The NCERT Physics books of Class 11 & 12 should be enough to prepare.

Best Books for NDA Chemistry

The chemistry section of the NDA exam is usually of Class 11 and 12 standards. Topics such as

Physical and Chemical Changes, Air and Water, Acid, Bases and Salts, Oxidation and Reduction, Atoms, valence, etc. gets importance almost every year.

To prepare for the NDA Chemistry section, NCERT Chemistry Books of Class 11 & Class 12 and NCERT Exemplar is sufficient to gain the depth of knowledge required for the exam.

NDA Current Affairs

Study Material for Current Affairs

For this section, candidates can develop a habit of reading newspapers such as The Hindu, The Indian Express, Times of India, etc, and magazines on current affairs to stay updated with the current events and happenings in the India and world.

Other than the newspapers, magazines, and online applications, candidates can follow the Latest Manorama Yearbook.

Apart from the abovementioned books, candidates will require the previous years’ paper and mock tests to improve speed and accuracy. Sample question papers are also good to use to increase the candidates’ predictability and understanding.


NDA Books FAQs

Ques. How would I be able to get ready for the NDA exam?

Ans. Candidates ought to be clear with the exam pattern and syllabus. They should study from essential textbooks only. Competitors must practice as much as they can and attempt mock exams to know their strengths and weaknesses.

Ques. Is self-study sufficient to qualify for NDA written test?

Ans. Yes, if it is done indeed and dedicatedly with the right books and schedule, self-study can be sufficient to qualify for the exam.

Ques. How would I be able to clear my doubts for Maths?

Ans. You can refer to the secondary school NCERT books to clear the doubts and have an idea about the segment.

Ques. what number of mock tests would it be advisable for me to attempt before the NDA exam?

Ans. You should give a couple of subject-wise mock exams every day.

Ques. Are NCERT books are enough for the NDA Written test?

Ans. NCERT books are essential for NDA written test. However, for current affairs, general knowledge, mathematics, and other subjects, candidates must go through reference books for the depth of knowledge.

Ques. How many hours study for NDA?

Ans. For the NDA written test, at least 4 - 5 hours are required to invent in our study.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


sheetal chib
which book is best for nda exam?
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. Some of the books that you must study include Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examinations by RS Aggarwal, NDA Entrance Exam by E. S. Ramasamy, Mathematics for NDA/NA: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy by RS Aggarwal, etc. Information about other books are mentioned here.