National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Exam: Last minute preparation tips

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) 2015 examination in two days from now, that is 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:
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 2: General Ability Test
Part A: English
Part B: General Knowledge
Here are some last minute tips and tricks to help you crack the NDA exam:
  • Revise NCERT text books in the last few days; this will help bring concept clarity
  • Class 12th books must be referred for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry sections and Class 10th books for Biology, Geography, History, Political Science, and Economics
  • Candidate must have the basic concept and clarity in order to score high in the Mathematics paper. It is expected to have both, complete the statement or to solve questions in Mathematics paper; so a candidate must prepare for both
  • Create a revision sheet for Mathematics. It should have important points and formulas in it
  • Revise basic grammar rules in order to score high in reading comprehension, basic grammar and vocabulary
  • 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 be aware of the current situations and be prepared for Environment Science and General Science
  • The candidates must have knowledge of India’s struggle for freedom, Constitution of India and the political scenario of India
  • Current Affairs is one of the most important sections in the entrance exam. The candidates must be well aware of the events that took place, at least five years ago
  • Practice at least one sample paper before sitting for the exam. This will help in understanding the exam pattern and bring better clarity on how to attempt the same
All the best!
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