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N.A & NDA exam information And Best Books for NDA Preparation

 National Defense Academy or NDA is a platform for candidates seeking to join the Indian army, the navy or the air forces. To enter the defence forces, one must pass the NDA exam. The NDA exam is national level and is usually organised twice a year. This test is performed by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) throughout the country. The written test consists of a scientific and general skill test where the mental abilities of the candidate and the test are analysed.

NDA & NA Exam Eligibility:


The first thing you should keep in mind is that are you eligible for the NDA?

The candidate who wishes to take the NDA must be a citizen of India. Another region also includes Bhutan, Nepal, a refugee from Tibet who arrived in India before 1962.

The candidate must be a single man.

Permanent tattoos of the body are not allowed, either only on the inner side of the forearm.

The average height required for NDA is 157 cm (5.1 feet).


NDA Exam Syllabus:


The curriculum for the NDA written exam is all between 11th and 12th curriculum. If you want to decipher a written test, you must follow all the NCERT books.

Please check this blog to know more about required books for competitive exam preparation - Important NCERT Exam Books

The whole important subject for preparation is Mathematics. Many students did not qualify for the written test because they do not prepare well in math during the preparation time.


Therefore, if you want to get a good rank in the written basic test, all you have to do is concentrate on the math and go to the subjects and the great formula. The section in English is elementary, but it can take a while, so you should give it the right time. The other part is general knowledge; The candidate must know Indian history, geography and politics. And the most important thing will always be ready for current affairs.


The syllabus for the written exam includes:



The general ability type


Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

General knowledge


NDA Exam Paper Pattern


The NDA Mathematics questions document will have 120 questions of 300 points, each question will have 2.5 points.


Below are the program topics covered in the exam.


Mathematics Subjects



Algebra and Vector Algebra






Matrices and Determinants



Analytical Geometry



Vector Algebra



Statistics and Probability



Differential Calculus and Integral Calculus




The General Ability covers 2 topics-


English- 50 questions- 200 Marks

General knowledge: 100 questions: 400 Marks

Subjects of General Knowledge










General Science


Current Affairs



Negative Marking Pattern



Total marks

Negative Marks for Wrong Answer

Marks for Correct Answer









General Knowledge





SSB Interview Pattern Intelligence and Physical Test


Stage I


The candidates will go through different tests in the process of selecting stage I. And they are the following:


Official Intelligence Rating Tests (OIR):

PPDT (Image perception and description test)

Candidates will be pre-selected based on the merit of their performance in both OIR and PPDT tests.


Stage II


Only candidates who qualify for the Stage I selection process may apply for Stage II.


Stage II comprises the following:


Round interview

Tasks of the Group Testing Officer (GTO)

Psychology tests

Round conference

All these tests are carried out in the period of 4 days.


Throughout the SSB interview, each candidate is evaluated by an IO (Interview Officer), GTO (Group Testing Officer) and the Physician.


These evaluators will assign marks to each candidate based on their performance in the respective tests.


Depending on the performance in the first 3 rounds, the Conference Board will recommend or reject a candidate to participate in Indian Defense Services accordingly.


NDA Exam Application process:


The candidate who wishes to pass the NDA exam must first complete his NDA application form. The NDA form is only online. Then, all you need to do is visit the official UPSC website and fill out the form carefully. The type requires a scanned photograph and signatures of candidates.


NDA Exam Fees


The form charge for the categories: General and OBC: Rs 100

There is no fee for candidates in the SC/ST category.

You must complete the form with all the information and real data. The payment would be online with debit/ visa/master card.

The admission card will be issued to candidates in 1 or 2 weeks before the exam. I hope you get the right information about the NDA exam in India.

Here are some of the important books to refer if you are preparing for your NDA and NA Exam

Book List


  1. Pathfinder NDA NA
  2. National Defence Acadamy And Naval Acadamy Examination
  3. Mathematics For NDA And NA
  4. NDA Examination Previous Year Solved Papers
  5. National Defence Academy And Naval Academy Examination
  6. NDA And NA Examination Practice Workbook
  7. 10 Practice Sets NDA And NA Entrance Exam  
  8. Pathfinder NDA And NA (Hindi)
  9. Pathfinder NDA And NA Solved Papers (Hindi)
  10. 10 Practice Sets NDA And NA (Hindi) -
  11. NDA And NA Entrance Examination Previous Years Solved Papers -
  12. Popular Master Guide NDA And NA Entrance Examination -
  13. NDA And NA Pravesh Pariksha Pichle Prashan Patra
  14. NDA And NA Pravesh Pariksha Guide
  15. Antonym Synonyms And One Word Substitution For NDA CDS SSC And Other Exams -

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