How To Prepare For NDA Exam To Crack It In The First Attempt?
NDA(National Defence Academy) conducts exam twice every year. The NDA applicants are chosen through a Written exam conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC), followed by an Intelligence and Personality test conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).
It is the perfect opportunity for a male candidate to join the Indian Armed Forces. NDA exam is a gateway to all the three forces Indian Army, Air Force And Navy. It is one of the toughest exams in the country. NDA allows you to attempt the exam if you are appearing for 12th class exams or have passed the higher secondary examination.
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Candidates who are preparing for the NDA exam must know that the academy does not blindly select those who are physically and mentally fit but they seek dedicated and passionate to serve the country. Being one of the toughest exams, it needs a lot of smart work to crack the exam in the first attempt. Here, smart work means proper planning and making a strategy and then studying accordingly. You have to be focused and dedicated as well while studying.
Below are some key points you should keep in mind while preparing for NDA exam:
Plan According To The NDA Exam Syllabus
The written exam consists of two papers:
Paper I - Mathematics (120 Questions, 300 Marks)
Paper II - General Ability (150 Questions, 600 Marks)
Each paper is for 2.5 hours. All the questions will be objective in nature and will be available in Hindi and English. Paper II is further divided into two sections namely English And General Knowledge. There are 50 questions carrying 200 marks in English while 100 questions carrying 400 marks in G.K.
Preparing for Paper 1: Mathematics
The paper of mathematics may be considered as a scoring one where you cannot go with the attitude of last minute reading or glance. Only practice can make candidates competitive here. This test will cover topics like Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Trigonometry, Algebra, Vector Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Analytical Geometry, Statistics & Probability.
Preparing for Paper 2: General Ability
Part A: English
In the general pattern of English, there are antonyms/synonyms, comprehensive passages, spotting the errors, jumbled sentences, ordering of sentences, sentence improvement, fill in the blanks with appropriate words. By following a planned approach, one can easily clear the examination. Apart from studying English grammar books, regular reading of English newspapers, watching English news channels helps a lot. Synonyms/antonyms of words must be practices to score marks in the English Section.
Part B: General Knowledge (GK)
The GK test is for a general understanding and his insight into the Current Affairs within the country and outside. The test will comprise six sections: General Science, Indian history, Physics, Geography, Chemistry, and Current Events. To prepare for this test, follow the news updates regularly, be aware of the latest happenings in the field of sports, arts, literature, and the like. Read about the current economic scenario in the country, the recent and past policy changes and such other topics that are directly related to India and its neighbouring countries.
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Keep Yourself Motivated
It is very important to keep yourself motivated all the time. Never lose hope, always back yourself. Push your limits and accomplish your daily goals set by you. View motivational videos whenever feeling low. You need to remember that you have to push yourself beyond the limits to achieve your goal. If you won’t let go of your fears and do not come out of your comfort zone, you will never know what you are capable of.
Time Management Is The Key
Either managing your time while preparing or during the exam, always utilize the time efficiently. Give maximum time to that subject in which you struggle a lot. During the exam, don’t waste your time on a question which is not known to you; switch to the next question and attempt it at last. As there would be negative marking, try to prepare yourself in such a manner that you do not have to make any guesses in the examination hall.
Join Our Online Program
Daily going to an institute to attend the class while preparing for NDA is not a smart thing to do. As told above time management is always important. So you should save your daily time by joining our online NDA course. We have three online courses named NDA 100, NDA 50 and NDA 25. Where NDA 100 is for students who want to prepare for 100 days before the exam. While NDA 50 focuses on course for the 50-day duration. Whereas NDA 25 is yet to be launched for the last few days preparation before the NDA exam.
We provide classes online to the enrolled students with the complete syllabus. Our online course is student’s friendly since we provide free videos of backup classes to miss-out students. You can ask your doubts during our live classes from our experienced faculties. Not only this we provide all the required study material and access to test series.
Every week one day is allotted for doubt sessions. Where you can clear your doubts and ask additional questions. We also provide over 5000 previous year questions and expected NDA questions with a complete solution. In this course, a student can interact one-on-one with the tutor and discuss NDA exam in detail with the faculty. We also give access to some discussion groups where you can enhance your knowledge by being a part of the group.
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All the best! May you all crack NDA exam this year with good score.