How to Approach UPSC NDA Exam and Preparation Strategy

The NDA Exam is conduccted by UPSC twice every Year. Many of you must be wondering how to approach this exam or what should be the strategy to prepare this NDA Exam. To start the NDA Exam Preparation, one must has to go through with syllabus and Pattern of Exam.

Created On: Jun 16, 2016 12:10 IST

NDA (National defence Academy) exam which is conducted by UPSC (union Public Service Commission) held twice ever year.  (NDA I ) was conducted on 17th April 2016 and NDA II will be conducted on 18th September 2016.  Aspirants who wants to be the part of Indian Armed Forces, Those who missed NDA I due to some reasons or discrepancy in their application form or who could not clear the NDA I it’s the golden chance for the candidates to appear for the exam again.

Clearing written examination is the first condition to achieve your target. Even if you are scholar or topper of your schools then also don’t take this competition casually as sometimes overconfidence hits you badly. Here we are discussing various methods and tips which will help you to prepare for NDA exam. First and foremost it is important to know the exam pattern of  the written examination and time allotted to each section. Checking previous years question papers and exam analysis will help you to plan the schedule accordingly.

Now as we know UPSC NDA II Exam date is 18th September so candidates have approximately 2.5 months to prepare for the examination. So start practicing the topics with the pace to clear the concepts of  important topics. If any candidate who is ready to crack the written examination and does not have clarity regarding the topics so taking coaching will be the best idea to clear the concepts. 


How to Prepare UPSC NDA Exam in Two Months

As the guidance from experienced people will help you and the test series provided in coaching centers will give you general idea about the topics where you are strong or where you need to focus upon. Concentration is must even if you are taking coaching or doing self studies as  this competition is not like  your school or boards here Aspirants needs to focus as it includes filtration process only the best candidates make through the last round . Clearing concepts from NCERT first is essential as if you know the basic of the formulae or theorems then only candidates can solve complicated questions. Other books for your reference can be  Arihant publications, Pathfinder for NDA &NA, Mathematics by R.S Aggarwal etc.

For complicated or indirect questions various mock test papers can be solved as it gives you an  idea about your strength and weakness.  Once a student knows about the topics where he/she lacks they can focus and concentrate on their silly mistakes which they make. One thing must be clear in the mind that ,it is a competition where lakhs of aspirants participate every year so just solving the questions will not help you to clear the cutoff  as speed and accuracy for the written examination is must.  Working upon your calculations, using more of your mind rather than pen or paper is important as it will help you to save lot of time when one candidate is already under pressure to complete the examination and clear the cut off where negative marking is also included so not only speed but accuracy is equally important. Discipline is only the key whether you are preparing for written or for interview or to join  army. Because without being dedicated this profession is incomplete.


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