When and How To Start Preparing For NDA Exam 2017
National Defence Academy (NDA) is the national level entrance examination for the selection of candidates in Indian Army, Naval Force and Air Force. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). NDA is the two round selection process, first is written test and second is SSB (conducted only for written test qualifiers). The entrance exam of NDA 2017 will be conducted twice in a year with the name of NDA (1) and NDA (2). In this article, we are providing you the details on NDA (2) 2017 entrance exam including application form, eligibility, exam dates, exam pattern & admission procedure.
The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. The NDA is located in khadakwasla near pune, Maharashtra. It is the first tri-service academy in the world and is rated amongst the best in the world.
The best time to start preparing for NDA exams is now! You should start preparing for this exam as soon as possible.
For the NDA written exam
You should start preparing from class 11th onwards. Start by making notes on each topic. Personal notes are very useful during the revision time. You can also purchase any dedicated book for this exam. Make sure you are up to date in current affairs section. Also, practice papers and mock tests are really helpful.
For the NDA SSB Procedure
For Screening test: The reasoning section is easy but because to the time limit, you need to be quick. Hence, you should practice beforehand for the verbal and non-verbal reasoning section. You can find many mock test papers over the internet. The picture perception and detection test requires imagination which one could not acquire by practice. However, reading books may help you in making your vocabulary strong which would help while writing the story. Also, it is better to have an idea about the procedure beforehand.
For Psychological Test Series: The Thematic Apperception Test requires imagination and writing skills. But due to the time limit, having a good vocabulary helps a lot. Again, reading a lot of books and newspaper would help develop your vocabulary and your writing skills.
Word Association Test: The words in this series are not very tough but require an average vocabulary. One should practice for this test beforehand, not only because of the time limit but also as one has to write positive and meaningful sentences which are not our first reaction. You could practice using any WAT practice paper using the internet or any book dedicated to SSB procedure. While practicing try to keep in mind the time limit and practice accordingly.
Situation Reaction Test: This test features common day situations on which we have to write our first reaction. One should practice for these as mostly we are not prepared for such reactions and don’t know how to react to those situations. Again, the time limit forces one to leave any particular situation or sometimes we end up writing something entirely different from what should one do. A regular practice on paper and in real life is the key to these tests.
Self-Description Test: The questions asked in this paper are fixed and relate to your life. You can prepare the answers beforehand for this test. However, you are not advised to write false or exaggerated information as it would make awkward situations in your personal interview.
For the Group Testing Officers Test: These tests check your ability to perform as a group. You could practice for this in your daily life by taking part in activities that involve a group or a team. Also, you should practice on your physical abilities and your sense of balance as they help in Individual Obstacle.
For the Personal Interview: You must prepare for this part by improving your communication skills. You can ask any person wit
h good English and speaking skills to take your Personal Interview. You must have command over English speaking which you can develop only by practicing. Your English would become better and better with time, so practice speaking as much as you can.