NDA Coaching

The NDA 2019 examination is going to be held on 21st April 2019. This year too, there will be a crowd of aspiring candidates who will be appearing for the examination to pursue their dream of being part of the Indian Defence Forces. Those who are appearing for the first time for the NDA examination need some training and direction. For the first-timers, you must consider getting NDA coaching for the exam from the Best NDA Coaching institute in Chandigarh.

First of all, you need to understand the exam pattern. The exam is divided into 2 papers- (I) mathematics (II) general ability.

(I) The duration for mathematics is 2 hours 30 minutes and consists of 100 questions and the total marks being 300.

(II) The duration for General ability and English is 2 hours 30 minutes and consists of 150 questions and the total marks being 600.

Candidates need to understand that the NDA examination differs from various competitive examinations undertaken by candidates post grade 12. This means that extra efforts will have to be put in by the candidates to clear the NDA exam.

Mentioned below are few tips for the preparation for the NDA Exam in order to clear the NDA exam:

  1. English and General Knowledge: The second paper of the NDA exam includes English and general knowledge which is an advantage as the candidates can score well in the section they are well-versed with. Those who are good at GK can perform well in this section, whereas those who are good at English can ace this section.
  1. Regular practice of Mathematics: The subject Mathematics requires a lot of practice on part of the candidates. The questions for the exam normally are adopted from the mathematics syllabus of grade 11 and 12.
  1. Time Management: Time management is very crucial in the mathematics paper and candidates must practice mathematics within time limits. Managing the pace and time is very important in Mathematics and this can be achieved by prior practice and preparation. In order to prepare well, NDA coaching is available at NCA Academy in Chandigarh, wherein candidates can enroll, and benefit from mock tests, etc.
  1. Specific Stream Subjects: This is very important and is related to the stream chosen by the candidate in grade 12. The stream can be chemistry and physics for science stream students, history and political science for art stream students, etc. The General ability section has questions that are curated from all the streams of grade 12. Ensure you prepare well in your stream.
  1. Negative Marks: Negative mark of 1/3 is applied in case your answer is wrong. Ensure you do not mark the answers to questions you don’t have knowledge about. Avoid such questions and answer only those which you have knowledge in.
  1. Ace the easy sections: Both papers have easy sections where you can score the maximum. For example, English passages, or directly answered questions in the general knowledge section. Ensure you score maximum here.
  1. Keep solving previous question papers: Solving old question papers of the NDA examination can help the new candidates to get an idea about the questions and model of the paper. It also helps to enhance your knowledge and keep a check on your speed and time management and shows you the areas you need to work harder on.
  1. Current affairs: Although simple, current affairs need good and thorough preparation. Prepare on the current affairs of the last five years.
  1. Proper judgment: Before choosing your answer in any section cross check if its the right answer.
  1. Simple to hard: Make sure you begin solving the simple questions before moving to the tough ones. If you have spare time post this, head to the other unanswered questions.


The new aspiring NDA candidates who wish to appear for the exam and clear it, must prepare well and make use of these tips mentioned above. Ensure you put in a lot of effort and cover all the specific areas before taking the exam. You can also attend mock tests arranged by New Careers Academy; the best NDA coaching center in Chandigarh which will help in your preparation for the NDA Exam.