Cracking NDA Exam 2017 in Just 2 Attempts

I can assure, you can easily crack NDA exam in just 2 attempts. However, to achieve this you have to begin preparation for NDA Exam 2017 one year ahead.

If you focus single mindedly on clearing NDA 2017 then you can easily clear in second attempt if not first.

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Let us see how?

What is NDA?

For those who are in 10+2 and still don’t know what NDA is then you need to know now.

NDA or National Defense Academy is the joint services academy of Indian Armed Forces which include Army, Navy and Air Force.

Before a cadet is granted a commission he is trained in the respective academies of Army, Navy and Air Force.

After you are commissioned you become an officer like Captain, Major, flying Officer etc for respective armed forces.

So let us begin this journey.

Eligibility and Educational Qualification

First eligibility criterion is you have to be a citizen of India.

Your minimum age must be 16.5 years and maximum of 19 years as on the first day of the month the course is due to begin.

Your marital status must be unmarried when you apply.

Both he and she can apply for the NDA exams.

As far as educational qualification is concerned then you must have completed 10+2 from a recognized board, for Navy and Air Force candidates must have physics and mathematics as their subjects.

So this was eligibility criteria for NDA exam in brief.

NDA Exam 2017

NDA written exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year. However the intelligence and personality test is conducted by Services Selection Board or SSB.

Written exam is conducted in months of April and August each year through out 41 centers across the country.

Candidate can buy application forms from main post office of their city for Rs 100 or more.

Students who are able to clear written examination are allowed to appear for intelligence and personality round.

NDA Exam Syllabus and Pattern

Now let us see exam pattern and syllabus in great details so that you can make preparation according to it.

Written Test

You can divide the written test in two categories Test 1 and Test2.

Preparation for Test 1: Mathematics

Mathematics will cover Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry, Geometry, Probability, Vector and everything that you learnt in 10+2.

In order to prepare for this test you have to work hard from the word go. You have to practice multiple type questions and solve them, develop an understanding of each concept.

There will be around 200 questions that you have to solve in just 120 minutes. You can imagine for solving one question you get 36 seconds approx.

1 Question = 36 Seconds

So you have to practice ahead of time if you have to clear the test.

Preparation for Test 2: General Ability

General Ability is divided into two categories.

1. English: English test will be for 200 marks in two hours. It will include topics like vocabulary, grammar and comprehension.

In order to Crack English paper you have to read newspaper daily, watch English movies, listen to debate etc.

2. General Knowledge: GK will be of 400 marks covering 6 different sections like General Science, Indian History, Physics, Geography, Chemistry and current events.

You can answer these questions only if you have prepared beforehand. You need to stay abreast of all the latest news in the world of politics, arts, sports and popular culture.

That would be all for written test. Next is

Intelligence and Personality Test

If you are through with written test you will have to now appear for the Intelligence and personality test.

This would be much difficult than the written test.

The only way you can get through is by developing your personality.

This round will be more practical rather theoretical. You have to show officer like quality such as responsibility, team work, leadership, quick reaction, presence of mind, confidents and other traits that are needed to be a good officer.

In order to prepare for this test you have to take part in group activities, engage your friends, you don’t have to be shy, take mock interviews and finally focus on your overall personality.

NDA Selection Process

Let me give you the whole NDA selection process in brief.

Actually there are three rounds not two for NDA selection process.

Round 1: Written Test Conducted by UPSC: We debate about this in previous paragraph. Come prepare for Mathematics and General Ability test.

Round 2: Interview Conducted by SSB: If you clear the written test then you have to appear for interview conducted by SSB. They will grill you for everything. You have to clear this interview.

Round 3: Physical Test: If you have cleared the Round 2 then the next round will be your thorough physical examination. You have to fulfill physical standards like height, weight, eye sight and other details.

If you have any deformity in your body or disease then you will be shortlisted.

Hence you have to clear these three rounds to become an officer.

6 Secret Tips to Crack NDA Exams in Same Year

How do you crack all the 3 rounds of NDA exam in two attempts if not in one?

Here are some tips.

Tip 1: Start Ahead of Time

Remember NDA is just like IIT JEE where you start preparing when you are in class X. Similarly for NDA begin preparations as early as you complete class X and as late as while you enter 10+2.

Tip 2: Practicing Mathematics is Very Important

For written exam Mathematics is very important. Solving 200 questions in just 2 hours could be a great challenge.

Tip 3: Take Part in School Co Curricular Activities

Most of the candidates fail in the interview round. Interview is not like written test. Here you will be tested for personality and you can’t develop it overnight.

So start developing your personality by taking part in school’s co curricular activities.

Tip 4: Focus on Your English

Command on English will distinguish you from the rest. So learn both speaking as well as writing skills in English.

Tip 5: Remember Don’t Shy from Taking a Coaching Class

Don’t underestimate the coaching classes. If there is an academy giving training for cracking NDA then do attend it.

Tip 6: Remember there is Negative Marking

Written exams have negative marking so attempt what you know and leave what you don’t.

Finally if you fail to get through all the rounds of NDA then don’t get disheartened because you can go for CDS exam. CDS is brother of NDA but it is for graduates.

You can start preparing for CDS now if you fail to clear NDA.


  1. AZAD mondal on September 15, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Where the best coaching institution I Kolkata to crack NDA…

  2. Subham a billions dream on September 11, 2017 at 6:38 am

    sir please give Ur whatsapp no.

  3. Harsh on August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Sir I’m a bio can I clear this I have to face math which I don’t know…???
    Please help..😥😥😥

  4. Ashish Chauhan on August 27, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I am the student of class 12 sci.
    so can you tell me how to apply for IAF during 12
    and crack nda .

  5. Md.zaid on August 26, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    What are the passing marks for crack nda in each paper

  6. nagaraj on August 1, 2017 at 7:31 pm


  7. shivam on August 1, 2017 at 12:54 pm


  8. GABBAR SINGH on July 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Thank you very much sir, this article was very helpful, i had not complete knowledge about N.D.A. exams but this article cleared my all doubts.
    But sir my father is retired from Indian army. he was SUB. MAJ. so is there any relaxation for the candidates whose father is EX SERVICEMAN.

  9. Nippo singh on July 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Jifjighudhisir tips dijiya ga hq. uncle aap ko bharpatte Marr marengr

  10. abhinay yadav on July 6, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Please give me suggestions for crack the nda exam .

    • on August 2, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      fuck of…….lol…..

    • SHASHWAT ARYAN on September 4, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Prepare well especially prepare for psychological test, conduct group discussions, mock interviews, etc and boost and groom up your personality.

  11. Jyotismay Hajong on June 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you Sir

  12. Parth on June 11, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for detail about NDA

  13. tilak nath udayagiri on June 10, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    actually, i am a second year student, studying in tirupathi and from my childhood my dream was to join army, and now my dream is to become an NDA officer. But very much eager to wait for joining this.And i hope within one year i will be joining NDA and thanks for the tips…

  14. GANGA CHIB on May 26, 2017 at 12:22 pm


  15. Ricky on May 5, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I greatly appreciate your article and it’s very helpful. I have a query, Is it important to to give answer in English in SSB. My younger brother is preparing for NDA and he is very intelligent and i am sure he will crack nda written exam also he is good in sports and other physical activity but his english is not good and i am afraid that he may be rejected in the interview. Isn’t there some kind of procedure through which one can apply to officials to take interview in hindi.

  16. Jodwin on April 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Great thanks for providing me with the details regarding NDA, though I knew a few of them before. Appreciating your work sincerely.

  17. Bhavesh on April 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    coaching clases is necessary ton crack this exam

  18. Rahul kumar on April 14, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Sir, I don’t speak english frankly. So, how crack NDA. Please suggest me sir.

  19. anand kashyap on April 2, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    you hava to increase your matter. It is very short…………

  20. wasim on March 19, 2017 at 9:00 am

    I’m a commerce student

  21. Manav on March 14, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Very helpful in building mindset

  22. abhishekrajput on March 4, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    That’s was good.sir

  23. sanjeet singh on February 23, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Thanx for making me understand about nda

  24. Rovin tomar on January 21, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Maths syllabus is wrong there are 120 question to be completed in 150 minutes

    • gagan on October 3, 2017 at 8:42 am

      yes sir bilkul.

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