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How to Crack NDA

nda online coachingThe big question arises in the mind of nda aspirants that how to crack nda in first attempt or what should be nda study plan. Also they want to know which are the good nda preparation books & want to know how to crack nda in 1 month / 2 months / 3 months. Usually students use to search internet & they seek advice from the experts.

Internet is flooded with full of information & many of the writers expressed their own opinion and tried to give information. But it should be asked that all these information which are available on internet is true & useful or not. Is it really work or beneficial for the nda aspirants? So here in this article, we will address all these types of students’ query & bring a final conclusion to bring up the best advice, method & tips for best nda preparation.

Before discussing ahead on tips there are few important things you must go thru. These important points, we are mentioning below.

NDA Eligibility – Before starting of the nda preparation kindly match the all eligibility conditions as laid down by the upsc & defence forces. This is not any other types of govt. jobs where your selection is done only on the basis of performances in written tests. For nda you must be physically & mentally fit & fine. So it is advised to match all eligibility conditions prior to preparation of nda. Kindly visit nda eligibility criteria page for all its details.

NDA Exam Pattern – To know the exam pattern of nda wriiten exam is one of very important points for you. For clearing nda written exam, you have to appear in 2 papers. The first paper is called Maths Paper I & second paper is called GAT Paper II. In Maths Paper I, questions form 11th & 12th standard are asked and in GAT Paper II, General English & General Knowledge questions are asked. For complete details on it visit nda exam pattern page.

NDA Syllabus – For the best preparation of nda exam, you must dive deep into its syllabus. UPSC notification of nda clearly mentions syllabus of nda written exam in details. Maths syllabus includes the almost chapter & topics of N.C.E.R.T +2 Maths Books. General English Syllabus includes the questions from cloze test, jumbled sentences, passage reading, common error etc. For A to Z of syllabus visit nda syllabus page.

NDA Selection Process – To know the steps of nda selection procedure is very crucial for nda aspirants. To get the admission into nda, students have to clear several stages of selection process. These stages are written test, ssb interview, CPSS & medical fitness tests. CPSS is conducted only for air force candidates. After knowing these all, you will be confident & accordingly they will prepare themselves. For more info visit nda selection process page.

After getting the details of above all, now we come to key point of this article – How to crack NDA.

How to Prepare for NDA

Clearing any exam is not a matter of luck but you must consider it as a result of sincere & smart work done by you under the guidance of experts. The experts’ guidance is very crucial in your preparation as it only not saves your important time but it also helps you in keeping on right track. Beside experts / mentors / teachers support, here we want to take your focus on your preparedness & self-study. No matter how good you are in study but without giving proper attention on the preparation of nda, you won’t be able to achieve the success.

To know the exact time duration for the best preparation of nda, you first check your preparedness. To know this you can take tests of several nda previous years questions papers. After taking the tests, you must analyse your result with the help of experts or you can do it yourself & then you able to know how much you are prepared & how much you need the preparation.

The next big thing is self-study. Most of students don’t able to dedicate enough time for their self-studies. Such students who are doing nda preparation along with +2 should dedicate at least 3-4 hours per day and those students who are preparing it after 12th, should give 10-12 hours per day. Below we are mentioning 5 key points to add more perfection in your study of nda preparation.

NDA Preparation Tips

  1. IQ Level & +2 Preparation – How good you are in study, also plays an important role in deciding the time duration of nda preparation. Also you know that the IQ level of every student is not the same. So each student’s inheriting & learning ability will be different also. The preparation of nda papers especially when you talk about maths paper, you must study +2 maths i.e. class 11th & 12th maths sincerely because you have 2 years in +2 standard.
  2. When to start nda preparation – Before starting the preparation, when you go thru its syllabus then you become aware of nda syllabus vastness. To do the best preparation of nda written exam it is advised to start nda preparation at early stage right after 10th board exam. Some students want to prepare after their 12th board exam. They can also crack the exam but they have to give 8 to 10 hours per day on their study for 8 to 12 months.
  3. Focus on Concept & Accuracy – Developing the concept strong is very necessary to get the command over the topics & subjects. Examinations which are conducted by upsc, you have to study & understand the concept & syllabus deeply & more carefully. Now come to another very important point of maintaining higher accuracy level. Most of students believe that they have performed best in written exam of nda but they fail in getting the result. This happens because accuracy level is very poor of these students. While preparing the nda, you should take attempt of only those questions you know how to solve it correctly. Day by day, when you constantly do practice more & more, your accuracy automatically get improved.  
  4. Practice & Time Management – Time management is something not like that you get just by learning more & more short-tricks & short-cuts. Time management means ability to solve more questions with accuracy in min time & this can be achieved only when you do more & more practice. You must solve more & more nda previous year questions papers. You can take topic tests, part tests & full length nda mock test series also to add more practice hour under your belt.
  5. Find a right Mentor & Guide – From getting the right information to developing the right skill sets for cracking nda exams, you might need a mentor or guide. There may be some students who are enough capable of doing it by self with the help of some guidance. Here, we would like to advice you that to save your precious time you should join nda online coaching. When you join online course, it saves your lots of travelling time & money and most important thing is that you can start preparation with your classes 11th & 12th & you don’t need to leave your own place.

NDA Preparation Books

Till now there is no such any text book or side books for nda preparation available. What the books available online or in market are of nda previous year questions. You can consider these books as nda previous year question banks. In these books, solutions are also given but we would like to advice that you shouldn't follow its solutions. You should solve the questions as per the guidance given by your teachers.

Although we have summarised the list of books you can opt as an alternative to prepare for the nda written exam.

  • Maths - N.C.E.R.T Text books of class 11th & 12th & you can also purchase RS Aggarwal.
  • English
    • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
    • Wren & Martin High School English Grammar and Composition
    • Word Power Made Easy by Norman & Lewis
  • Science – N.C.E.R.T Text books of class 9th & 10th for Physics, Chemistry & Biology.
  • History & Geography - N.C.E.R.T Text books of class 6th to 10th & you can purchase Sanjiv Kumar's Lucent Publication.
  • Current Affairs - Current Affairs are usually asked form the past six months – (Defence deals, national & international events, books, author, games & sports, important personalities). You can purchase Pratoyogita Darpan & Competition Success Review.

After going thru above all points, we hope you got enough tips on how to crack nda in first attempt, when to start nda preparation & suggested lists of nda preparations books.

We wish you best of luck for getting success in nda & fulfilling your dream of joining defence.

Above information is prepared on the basis of individual account experience. An individual can have own set of experiences & this is not necessary that each individual view or opinion will be the same.