UPSC conducts the exam of NDA twice in a year, usually in the month of April and September. A candidate who clears all the stages of NDA exam gets the training in National Defence Academy.
UPSC has announced the schedule of NDA exam 2019. The exam of NDA I will be conducted on 21st April 2019. Now it’s the time for the aspirants to start their preparation to crack the NDA exam 2019.
As you know the NDA I exam will be conducted in the month of April so still, you have enough time for the preparation of NDA exam 2019. You need to use this time wisely to crack the NDA exam. In this article, we are sharing some information with you on how to crack the NDA exam.
Tips to crack NDA 2019
NDA exam is a gateway for students to join the Indian Armed Force. Still, you have 6 months in your hand to prepare for the exam. So, go through to the NDA exam cracking tips and plan your study accordingly.
Syllabus and Exam Pattern
This is the basic information you need to have about the exam. Syllabus of NDA for Maths covers most of the topics you have studied in class 11th and 12th. The general studies include the question from general knowledge, physics, and chemistry. The general studies also include the questions from history, geography, economics, and civics.
The NDA exam has 2 papers. Paper I for mathematics and Paper II for general ability test. The Paper I has 300 marks and the duration is 2.5 hours. The maximum marks for paper II are 600 and its duration is 2.5 hours.
The general ability test is further divided into 2 sections; English and General Knowledge. The maximum marks for English are 200 and for G.K. 400. Both of the paper will have objective type questions only.
Good study material
A good study material always boosts your preparation for the exam. For the preparation of NDA exam 2019, you need to choose your books and study material wisely. Although the market has n number of options but not all of them meet the standard of NDA’s exam.
Arihant’s books have good content for NDA exam preparation. Apart from books do search for e-books for the better preparation of your exam. There are many blogs and tutorial that offer help to the aspirants.
A study plan
Instead of randomly picking some subject and start preparing it for the NDA exam 2019, make a proper study plan according to your weak and strong points. One paper of NDA is dedicated to Maths only.
So daily invest your 2-4 hours in Maths. In NDA exam Maths related questions come from the Maths concept which you learned in class 9th to 12th. So a revision of Maths of the previous standard will brush up your skills.
To prepare for the English section, you need to give 2.5 hours minimum on this topic. Basically, you need to work on your English grammar skills. To enhance your skills in this subject, we will suggest you read English newspapers and watch English news channels.
For G.K. section, while preparing for different topics of G.K. keep making notes from it. When you read something, do it loudly so that you can involve your ears with your eyes in the preparation of NDA exam 2019.
Mock tests and previous years’ exam papers
Do not appear for the mock test in the first few days of your exam preparation. Try to solve the previous years’ paper and mock test once you are confident enough or at least after 2 months of your preparation of NDA exam.
Follow a healthy routine
Selection is NDA is based on the written exam as well as your fitness. So do take care of your health as well. Do exercise daily and eat healthy food.
Hope the given tips will be helpful for you. If you need any more assistance on this topic you can write to us in the comment box below.
We wish you all the best for your exam.