29th April 2012, 10:06 PM
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How should I prepare for NDA August exam? I am studying 12th

i am currently studying in 12 class and going to appear in nda agust exam i wanted to know how to prepare for exam so that i can easily clear the written test and my D:O:B is 02-03-1995 and i had appeared in nda april 15 exam if was elegilbe for that exam and when is it's result is going to be announced

16th July 2012, 07:46 PM
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Hi dear..

National Defence academy (NDA) exam is conducted for XII class students within the age group of 16 ½ to 19 years after 10+2 while CDSE exam is conducted in the age group of 19-25 years for Permanent (PC) and Short Service Commission. Both examinations are conducted by Union Public Services Commission (UPSC)

There are various coaching institutes but many of them are lacking in either good training or good facility .
So choose your institute wisely.

Some knowledge of the test (Tips and Tricks):-

• The Tests are objective type with negative marking.

• Math and English are the two most important subjects. (Practise maths questions daily )

• The key to Success is the speed in finding the right answer. The time for each question is very short (approx 1 min). ( If you learn to manage time specially in maths part, you will take the lead and get much higher rank)

• Quick Problem solving capability must be developed, particularly in Maths where calculations are involved. (Try the book Quiker Maths by M.Tyra . It gives you all the useful tips which help you in saving your time. )

• Candidates must practice finding answers from the hints or ruling out the other options. ( It is the best way to find an answer )

• Clarity and understanding of basic concepts in science (PCM) is more important than ability to solve complex questions.

• Emphasis should be on understanding rather than cramming.

[B]Specific Preperation:-[/B]

• First go through the last five years questions papers.

• Note the number of Questions from each chapter and find the average over the years. Concentrate on those chapters who are easier to handle and provide maximum no of questions.

• Gradually cover other chapters.

• Basic things must be covered in all chapters, because sometimes the questions are quite easy from some of the chapters.

• Revision several times is must. More the revision better it is especially for Math.

• Level of preparation can be evaluated by mock tests/joining Coaching Institute

Strategy at Exam Hall

• Have an initial look at the entire paper for the first 2-3 minutes. It will stabilize your heart beat and you will feel more confident to answer.

• Start answering the easiest questions.

• .First few questions, may not involve any calculations and may be just ticked for their answers. It will make you comfortable.

• Most difficult or the time consuming questions to be attempted last.
Preparation for Interview/Personality Test

• Interview focuses on Officers like Qualities which include reasoning ability, expression (Written and oral) ability to influence others with their logical arguments, initiative, self confidence, social adjustments, courage, stamina and cheerfulness.

• The candidates must train their mind to think clearly logically and rationally.

• Keep focus on practical aspects of any situation.

• Be positive in your approach. Your actions must aim at solving the problem. and contribute positively to goal.

• Focus on good social adjustments with everyone including family, school and friends.

• A cooperative nature, with good sense of responsibility towards any given task is desired. Respect towards seniors and elders and self discipline are essential.

• Another focus area is good communication skill or power of expression. Psychological tests reveal your written power of expression as you have to convey your thoughts, ideas within very short time. Good knowledge of language particularly English helps in your expression. Answers can be given in Hindi also, but a reasonable knowledge of English is a plus point for the candidate.

• GTO tasks are more about group activities such as group discussion and outdoor tasks. An average physical fitness agility and practical intelligence help in outdoor tasks. Improve your verbal expression in English and also general awareness.

• General awareness of the candidate is tested by the Interviewer. The candidate must update himself on events of national/international importance and should be able to express his opinion clearly and logically.

What not to do (VERY VERY IMPORTANT )

• Many candidates try to memorize the responses to various tests and thus lose out on originality of response. They are not able to adopt their responses to the given situations and it is quite evident that they have come to the SSB with pre-conceived answers. The assessor is more interested in candidate’s own response and not the tutored ones.
Role of Coaching Institutes

• Psychologically and physically prepare candidates for the exam

• Teach shortcut techniques for written exams.

• Provide familiarity with test patterns and what assessing officers are looking for.

• Moulds the personality of candidate towards better and positive responses for SSB interview.

• Improves candidate’s group effectiveness, communication skills, participation, confidence and body language.

For the date of result you may check their official site

All the best..!!
24th July 2013, 09:08 PM
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can i prepare nda in air force while iam 11standard,if any suggestion please tell about
25th July 2013, 01:22 AM
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Hi friend..........

NDA stands for National Defense Academy.

This exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission twice in a year.



NDA has three wings:

Indian Army

Indian Air force


Eligibility Criteria:

Educational qualification:-

12th standard or any equivalent is the educational qualification for this exam.

Percentage is not required for this examination.

12th standard exams appearing students are also eligible for this exam.

Age criteria:-

The candidate age should not be lessthan 16 1/2 years and should not be morethan 19 years. No upper age relaxation.


You must be a citizen of India,


A subject of bhutan,


A subject of nepal,


A tibetian refugee who came over Indian permanently.


Only unmarried male candidates are eligible i.e girls are totally not eligible for NDA.

Selection Process:

Written Test

Medical test

SSB Interview

All the best.........
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18th March 2014, 07:45 PM
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I just passed 11th I what way should I prepare for nda exam please suggest syllabus and physical fitness(medical test)criterafor selection in the same
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