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How To Prepare For NDA 2021 Exam ?

NDA exam is a national level defence entrance examination. Which is a very important exam for the candidates of class 12th. This exam is one of the toughest exams after 12th. The NDA examinations is held twice a year by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) for recruitment in the Navy, Air Force and Army. Through this exam the selected candidates are given admission in NDA i.e. National Defence Academy. NDA 2021 exam will be conducted as per the declared date this year. 

Candidates who want to prepare for NDA 2021 exam think that NDA recruitment exam is very tough. But If you really want to prepare for NDA, then you have to prepare for it whole heartedly. Looking at the various syllabus of the examination, it may cause anxiety and confusion, and it is clear that it is difficult to learn everything from the syllabus, and of course, a lot of effort and hard work will be required. 

But nothing is impossible, If you have everything organized, you can prepare a solid plan for the study. If you do this, then everything will be prepared for at the time of examination. You just need to take the initiative and the road ahead will automatically be visible. If you are wondering how to prepare for UPSC NDA, then today we tell you how you should prepare for NDA.

NDA Qualification

10 + 2 exam pass or equivalent

Minimum age 16 years to 19 years

NDA Selection Process

Candidates holding the above qualifications can appear in the entrance exam of NDA2021. This  exam is a combined examination for recruitment in Army, Air Force and Navy. Candidates are selected through written examination and interview.

NDA Exam Pattern

The NDA 2021 exam is a two-stage selection process where a written test is conducted first, followed by an interview round. A candidate should prepare NDA accordingly. See the table below for written test pattern.

Exam Mode


Exam time

GAT: 10 am to 12.30 pm Mathematics: 2 pm to 4.30 pm

Number of questions

GAT: 150 Mathematics: 120

Language of question paper

English and Hindi

Total marks

Written Exam: 900 (600 for GAT and 300 for Mathematics) SSB Interview: 900

Prepare for NDA 2021 Written Exam In These Ways 

The NDA 2021 exam consists of two rounds, the written test and the interview. The candidate should prepare very well for the exam. Follow the suggestions given to get closer to your dreams.

Knowing the syllabus - Before you start preparing for the NDA 2021 exam, you should get to know the syllabus well. To know what you should study. Then start by clearing the basic concepts and then move on so that you can understand everything better.

Improve your general knowledge - Be fully aware of current affairs and keep an eye on the day to day events happening around you. It will always prove beneficial and will give you an edge over others in the exam.

Maintain your health - Work on your health continuously as it is an important factor for the qualification of NDA 2021 exam. It enhances your personality and has a positive impact on the selectors as health plays an important role in the National Defence Academy.

Improvement in your English - The candidate from English language will immediately attract the attention of the selectors in the interview round. Also, it will be very helpful in written exams as it has a section of English.

See previous question papers - you can get the previous 2-3 exam papers here and practice them regularly, it will give you an idea about the exam and will help you in time management. This is a great way to prepare for your NDA 2021 exam. A candidate should remain calm during NDA preparation. Proper discipline should be maintained till the end of the examination.

Preparation Tips For NDA 2021 exam

Fix your goal and start preparing for NDA at the beginning of the early days of your class X examination. This will advance your preparation beyond the preparation of other students.

Understand the syllabus well and make a regular routine so that you can cover all subjects.

Return to your basics.

Start reading the daily newspaper and make it a regular habit to watch news on TV. Also read your grammar skills.

Mention previous years question papers.

Solve as many mock question papers and previous question papers as possible.

Identify your weak topics and start working on them.

Prepare yourself to remain calm in the examination hall and answer the questions within the stipulated time.

Since there will be negative marking, try to prepare yourself in such a way that no guessing is required in the examination hall.

Spend time to understand your weak areas and try to strengthen them.

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