How to do NDA test preparation
The National Defense Academy
The NDA test preparation is sure to be a tough call as it is the only entrance examination that
qualifies applicants for the National Defense Academy (NDA) – the national academy which provides
training for getting into the Indian Army, Navy as well as Air Forces.
The NDA Entrance Examination is organized by the UPSC and is held twice every year – in April and in
September. Before appearing for the NDA Entrance, applicants must ensure that they are unmarried
1. Stay updated – As part of the NDA test preparation, the applicants should regularly update
themselves on the current affairs of the nation. They should be physically fit enough to
appear for the NA test preparation. Moreover, they need to work on their communication
skills as well. The entrants must keep in mind that apart from a written examination, group
discussions, personal interview and medical fitness rounds are part of the selection
procedure as well. Therefore, candidates need to carry out the NDA test preparation
accordingly. Once they clear the cut-off in the written test, applicants qualify for the next
rounds. Therefore, it would not suffice to concentrate on the academic portions only.
2. Stay Fit – For NA test preparation, it is necessary that applicants are in healthy physical and
mental conditions and free of any disease. Accordingly, they must get into a fitness regime
To run 2.4 kilometers in 15 minutes
Daily push-ups and sit-ups (a minimum of 20 each)
Daily chin-ups (a minimum of 8 each day)
Rope climbing of 3 to 4 meters every day.
3. Prepare for written test – For NDA test preparation, applicants need to pass Intermediate
Examinations from reputed board. They can apply for the NDA examinations even while
appearing for their Intermediate Examinations.
As part of their NA test preparation, they need to practice thoroughly three topics mainly.
These include General Abilities (candidates are basically tested on English, General
Knowledge and Psychological Tests); Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) and
Mathematics. NDA Online Mock Tests are available at their websites which are useful tools
to get candidates smoothly through their NA test preparation.
The NDA provides the candidates with a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree from
the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi while the candidates go through their training
process at this prestigious institute of the country.