PREPARATION STRATEGY FOR NDA & NA
FOR those of you who dream to an officer in the armed forces, then NDA/ NA is the best entry point for them which is conducted twice a year in April and August, the examination is the first hurdle to cross which is then followed by SSB and Medical Examination.
An early start is good for cracking any exam. The NDA is no exception. Determined students start study soon after the X standard exam. This is not a rule, but the NDA has a slant for students in the science stream with a combination of physics, chemistry and mathematics. And there is an entire mathematics paper for 300 marks. The questions of Mathematics is not a big matter for PCM students, but the other areas like geography, history, economics and English e.t.c. are the cause of concern. Hence a planning is required for it. Here we are giving some tips for it that can help you to increase your chance in NDA & NA Examination :-
(a) HARDEN THE BASE :- Do revision of the social science of X standard every now and then. At least once a week focus on geography and history, economics, political science of class x standard. Make an extra effort to study the atlas as well as several question are asked can be answered only if you can visualize terrain and locate areas. You have to also focus on the basic principles of geography.
(b) IMPROVE YOUR G.K. :- You should study any authentic yearbook which covers general areas such as sports, international politics, popular books and authors. You could also use a current affairs monthly digest which will keep you updated and daily 2 hour study of GK will help you to clear the exam very much .
(c) ENGLISH IS THE BOSS :- As section on English is of 200 marks hence it matters a lot. With a There are a few areas in which you should work that are English usage, subject-verb relationship, tenses and prepositions synonyms, antonyms, grammar, error detection .
(d) NOTES ON SYLLABUS :- The mathematics syllabus consists of Arithmetic, Mensuration, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Statistics. The questions are to test your conceptual understanding. While preparing for the exam, get your fundamental concepts very clear. Also learn speed solving techniques that will help you in solving about 120 questions in two hours. The questions paper covers the whole syllabus so never leave any one section. Solve as many as your can. Algebra and geometry are high scoring, if you get your basics clear. Time yourself and practise model papers as you will get only one minute to solve a question.
GENERAL ABILITY : - It consist of two parts, Part A is English and Part B is General Knowledge.
Part B consist five sections named as Section A (Physics), Section B (Chemistry), Section C (General Science), Section D (History, Freedom Movement etc) , Section E (Geography) and Section F (Current Events). The maximum marks assigned to Part B according to the Sections A, B, C, D, E and F carry approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20% and 10% respectively.
NOTE :- It is to be clarify you that preparation strategy very with respect to the stream as thi paper contains more than 50% of science syllabus.
(e) After written exam students are called for SSB there candidates are screened here only those candidates survive are assessed for "officer like qualities". A few of these qualities, one is born with. But mercifully, the rest can be inculcated. Personality traits like social adaptability, social intelligence and a sense of responsibility can always be worked upon.
It's clearly a question of mind and matter. Get going