UPSC organizes the National Defence Academy exam to recruit candidates for Air Force, Indian Military (Army), and for the Indian Navy twice a year. The conducting body has notified that NDA I 2021 Exam will be conducted on April 18, 2021. Check NDA exam dates
The NDA Exam consists of a written test and a personality cum intelligence test called SSB Interview. The candidates, who clear both the exams, are recommended for the final selection. Check NDA selection process
The written stage has two papers - 1) Mathematics (300 marks) and 2) General Ability Test (600). The time duration for each paper is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Before the preparation, candidates should know about the NDA exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly.
You have to build a suitable personality, work on your spoken language, general knowledge, and other factors. To help you out with such factors, we provide you the best NDA Preparation Tips:
Before jumping into the preparation, get a printed copy of the NDA syllabus and Exam pattern. This will help candidates to cover the topics one by one and plan the timetable accordingly. NDA written exam has two subjects - mathematics and general ability test. Check NDA Syllabus here.
Candidates must know the remaining preparation time for the written exam and make a list of how many topics are required to be completed and from that find out how much time it will take to complete everything. Based on that, allocate your time for every subject as well as your other activity.
First, you should clear your basic concept by following the NCERT Books and then start off with brushing up on the theories of concepts that you have already covered. Then the topics which are untouched, start with clearing the basic understanding.
While doing preparation work for NDA, a very large number of books and notes have to be consulted. Therefore, it is better to write short notes which handy and you can revise them without taking much time and which are actually useful and important.
All major events that have taken place in India or the world in the last five years are very crucial. Make a habit of watching the news, reading the newspapers, listening to the interviews of famous personalities, keeping track of all the awards and prizes, on a daily basis.
You can’t afford to lose health and stamina. Remember that we are talking about National Defence Academy here, you have to treat your health as a priority. Maintain a proper diet filled with nutritious food, regular exercise, or yoga is mandatory and at least 6 - 8 hours of sleep is required as well.
SSB Interview is consisting of Intelligence Test and Psychological Test. Go through the following content to get an idea about the SSB Interview:
To crack the NDA Exam 2021, the aspirants can go through the following content to get an idea about the toppers’ preparation tips:
In NDA 2021, questions are asked from class 12 Mathematics. Also, candidates are required to be aware of the current happenings around the world to attempt a General Ability Test. Some of the recommended books for candidates are mentioned below.
|Mathematics||Mathematics for NDA and NA: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy||R S Aggarwal|
|Mathematics||Quantitative aptitude for competitive examinations||RS Aggarwal|
|English||NDA and NA National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Entrance Examination: 10 Practice Sets (English)||Expert Compilations|
|English||NDA INA Practice Papers: Conducted by UPSC (English)||Sachchida Nand Jha|
|General Knowledge||Objective General Knowledge & Current Affairs (Level 1)||Disha Experts|
|General Knowledge||Objective General Knowledge & Current Affairs (Level 2)||Disha Experts|
Ques. Is the NDA exam difficult?
Ans. The first and the foremost question that hovers in candidates’ minds is if the exam is tough. The NDA exam can be cracked with proper preparation.
Ques. Are NCERT books are enough for NDA exams?
Ans. The NDA exam consists of questions that are of Class 12 standard. Therefore, to clear the basic concepts, NCERT Books are the primary requirements. For advanced preparation, candidates should follow other reference books as well. Read NDA Refence Books
Ques. Is coaching necessary for NDA?
Ans. The coaching is not mandatory for NDA reparation. Candidates can rely on the coaching centers as additional help but the self- study is the ultimate key to success.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.