NDA Entrance Exam 2015: Preparation Tips and Tricks

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) 2015 examination on April 19. The entrance exam will be held for the admissions to Army, Navy and Air Force of India.

NDA and NA examination will be conducted in a 2 tier system which will be the written test and Services Selection Board (SSB) test. The first goal of the students is to clear the written test which will be of 900 marks.
Paper pattern
The examination for NDA will consist of two papers, namely Mathematics (300 marks) and General Ability Test (600 marks). The candidates will be given a time of two and a half hours to finish the examination as the questions will be objective type questions.


Paper 1: Mathematics: Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability
Paper 2: General Ability Test:
Here are some tips and tricks to help you prepare with the entrance examination:

  • The candidates must prepare schedule for their preparation and divide time for both papers accordingly
  • The candidates must refer to the NCERT books for their preparation
  • The candidates must know the basic concepts of mathematics as questions are asked in both forms: to complete the statement or to solve
  • The candidates must keep a quick revision sheet for important mathematics points and formulae
  • The English questions under the General Ability test focus on reading comprehension, basic grammar and vocabulary. The candidates must revise the basic grammar rules from a reliable source
  • The English section for 200 marks is one of the most scoring sections in the NDA examination so it’s important to prepare for it well
  • The candidates must not wait for the last day and must work on their vocabulary from now. The candidates must work on their reading skills and must try to learn new words everyday
  • Prepare for Part B of Paper II subject wise then revise topic wise also. The questions may not always be classified into the different sections so it’s important you are ready for the questions.  
  • The candidates must understand the Physics topics and concepts and also their practical applications

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