UPSC NDA (I) Exam - Last Minute Preparation Tips to Boost Your Score

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Mar 31, 2021

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UPSC NDA (1) 2021 Exam is to be conducted on April 18, 2021. Check the last minute preparation tips here to secure your seat in the Indian Armed Forces.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is all set to conduct the National Defence Academy (NDA) (1) 2021 Exam on April 18, 2021. The exam will be conducted fully offline (pen and paper-based).

Here are some of the last-minute preparation tips that will help the candidates to boost up their confidence level to score better marks in the examination.

Last Minute Preparation Tips For UPSC NDA (I) 2021 Exam

The candidates can check the following tips for the last-minute preparation of the UPSC NDA (I) 2021 exam.


  • The candidates should stop reading new topics on the last day of the preparation and start revisiting the topics that they have learned so far.
  • Reading new topics in less time can leave you with nothing more than a mind full of doubts that can lower your confidence levels.
  • Revisit all the topics and subtopics that you’ve learned so far and note down all the vital formulas and notes briefly.
  • Have a look at the most important topics and also read that briefly.
  • Read the notes that you’ve made during your preparation.

Time Management

  • Time Management should be done efficiently to answer the maximum number of possible questions that you can.
  • There will be two papers - Mathematics containing 120 questions and GAT containing 150 questions. A time of 2 hours and 30 minutes will be allotted to each of the papers.
  • Therefore, the candidates must know how much time to spend on each of the questions in each paper. 
  • The candidates can also practice mock tests to prepare themselves to solve the question in a shorter amount of time.

Keep Calm

  • The candidates should keep calm and remember not to be nervous during the examinations.
  • Even if they don’t know the answers to some questions, the candidates must feel calm and answer the questions that they know.
  • If the question paper is hard, then it will be hard for everyone to score better, there is no need to worry about that.
  • The candidates must give their best during the examination.

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