Best Books to Prepare for NDA - List of Subject wise books, Author Name
Best Books to Prepare for NDA - The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the National Defense Academy (NDA) exam twice a year. The NDA exam is one of the most popular exams in India especially for students who are in 10+2. As per various data, close to 4-5 lac candidates apply for NDA and only 5000-6000 candidates get selected for the final stage that is Services Selection Board (SSB) interview.
Latest Updates for NDA
- 18 Aug 2021:
- 13 Aug 2021:
UPSC Calendar 2022 released.
- 09 Jun 2021:
NDA 2/2021 application form released
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In order to qualify for the exam, candidates must refer to the study material with special reference to the best books to prepare for NDA exam. As per the NDA exam syllabus, there are two subjects that candidates need to prepare for - Mathematics, English and General Knowledge. To cover the syllabus, candidates must pick the NDA best books. Check subject-wise recommended and best books to prepare for NDA along with authors and publishers here.
Best Books for NDA Preparation 2021 (Mathematics + General Ability Test)
From the following lists, NDA 2021 aspirants can find the best books for overall preparation as well as for the subject General Ability Test.
Best NDA Books 2021
NDA Book Name
Pathfinder for NDA & NA National Defence Academy Naval Academy Entrance Examination
Study Package for NDA/NA Entrance Exam
Tata McGraw-Hill Education India
Chapter wise-Section wise Solved Papers NDA & NA
Study Package for NDA/NA Entrance Exam
Tata McGraw-Hill Education India
NDA Books 2021 for GAT
NDA General Ability Test Book Name
Science and Technology in India
Kalpana Rajaram: Spectrum
Oxford School Atlas
Social Problems In India (Indian Society – GS1)
Objective General English for Competitive Exams
General Science Guide for Competitive Exams – CSAT/ NDA/ CDS/ Railways/ SSC/ UPSC/ State PSC/ Defence
History Of Modern India
NDA Subject-wise Best Books
Apart from the overall best books, we have also shared the subject wise best books of NDA for candidates. From the following tables, candidates can check the NDA subject wise best books for better and in-depth preparations
NDA Books for Mathematics 2021
From the following table, candidates can refer to the books of NDA for Mathematics subject.
NDA Mathematics Books 2021
NDA Mathematics Books
Author / Publisher
NCERT Mathematics Textbook of Class 11 and Class 12
Mathematics for NDA and NA
S Chand publication
NDA Entrance Exam
E. S. Ramasamy
NDA Books for Physics 2021
From the physics section, the questions will be from classes 11 & 12. The difficulty level of the questions will be 10+2. For physics, the NCERT Physics books of Class 11 & 12 is more than enough to prepare.
Best Books for NDA Chemistry 2021
For questions from the chemistry section of the NDA exam, the NCERT Chemistry book of Class 11 and 12 along with the NCERT Exemplar is enough The difficulty level will also be 10+2. The topics in Chemistry of NDA will be as follows -
Physical and Chemical Changes
Air and Water
Acids, Bases and Salts
Oxidation and Reduction
Atoms, valence, etc.
NDA Study Material for Current Affairs 2021
The current affairs are dynamic in nature and to ace in this section, candidates must focus on reading newspapers such as The Hindu, The Indian Express, Times of India, etc, along with magazines on current affairs. The newspapers and magazines will also help candidates with English subject. Manorama Yearbook and Pratiyogita Darpan are the best examples to cover for current affairs.
NDA Books for English 2021
In this section, NDA tests the candidate’s abilities in understanding grammar and vocabulary. Here are the books that the students can refer to for English subject.
NDA Books English 2021
NDA English Books
NDA English Books Author
Objective General English
Wren & Martin High School English Grammar and Composition
Wren and Martin
Word Power Made Easy
Norman and Lewis
NDA Syllabus 2021
The exam conducting authority prescribes the NDA 2021 syllabus and mentions it as the official notification. Candidates preparing for NDA must check the syllabus to plan their studies like-wise. The syllabus of NDA 2021 comprises two parts - General Ability Test (GAT) and Mathematics. The topics covered in Maths are from the 10+2 level while the GAT syllabus comprises current affairs, History, Polity, Geography, etc. In order to qualify for the exam, candidates must cover the whole syllabus well in advance with sufficient time for revision.
NDA Exam Pattern 2021
UPSC NDA exam pattern consists of the stages of the exam, mode of exam, total marks, number of questions, time duration, etc. Aspirants preparing for NDA must go through the exam pattern in detail. As per the NDA exam pattern 2021, there are two papers - Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). Both papers carry a total of 900 marks. NDA exam 2021 is conducted in two stages - written exam as well as SSB interview. Candidates qualifying in one stage will be eligible to appear for the next stage.
NDA Question Papers 2021
UPSC releases the NDA question papers 2021 in online mode after the exam is conducted. The NDA 2021 question paper is released for both the papers - Mathematics and GAT (General Ability Test). Candidates preparing for the exam must download the question papers of NDA and practice them right from the day to increase the chances of qualification in the NDA exam.
NDA Preparation Tips 2021
The best books for NDA are not sufficient to qualify for the exam. Candidates must also follow some preparation tips other than the NDA study materials to qualify for the exam. Some of the NDA preparations tips are mentioned below -
Download previous year NDA question papers for at least 10 years and start practising them from day 1.
Know about the syllabus of NDA in detail to know about the sections, topics, subjects and everything related to the NDA exam.
Refer to the NDA exam pattern to know about the stages, marking scheme, the time duration of the NDA exam.
Make a time table and follow it on a daily basis.
Read newspapers and magazines to stay updated with the current affairs and to also work on comprehension, English vocabulary etc.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Best Books to Prepare for NDA - List of Subject wise books, Author Name
Question: Which book is best for NDA 2021?
There are a lot of books available which are said to have helped candidates alot. The core books are RS Aggarwal, ES Ramasamy, Arihant and most importantly NCERT.
Question: What is salary of a NDA officer?
After completing the NDA course a candidates gets recruited as Lieutenant and gets a salary of Rs. 56100 which rises as per promotions, job tenure and risk level.
Question: What are the subjects for NDA exam?
Mathematics and General Ability Test are the subjects in NDA. GAT covers Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Geography, History, Current Events etc.
Question: Is NDA easy?
No, it is one of the toughest exams in India. NDA is said to be the gateway for Indian boys as officers into the Indian Defense Services. Hence the recruitment process is quite a difficulty but not impossible to crack.
Question: How can I prepare for NDA exam?
To prepare for NDA it is advised to stick with the official syllabus and exam pattern, refer to the best books, solve previous year question papers and allot at least 6-7 hours for studies daily.
Question: Can I do self-study for NDA?
Yes, there are a lot of students who do self-study, in fact with the help of online study materials and free video lectures provided by some of the coaching institutes, self-study has developed as a good means to study. But the candidate must not skip the worth of coaching centres also, as it provides expert inputs into the studies.
Question: Which board is best for NDA?
There is nothing like which board is best or not, but yes CBSE students stand a better chance of qualifying the exams due to their syllabus and NCERT books. However, candidates from ICSE and other regional boards can also qualify given they prepare English efficiently.
Question: Is Pathfinder enough for NDA?
Pathfinder is a good book to prepare for NDA, but candidates re advised to not completely rely on it and explore more options recommended by experts, toppers etc.
Question: Is Ncert enough for NDA?
Yes, NCERT is enough to cover the curriculum but for current affairs and general awareness candidates must also refer to Arihant, Pathfinder, Lucents along with newspapers and monthly current affairs magazines etc.
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Questions related to NDA
can girls also go for AFPA nagpur??
Yes, girls also go for AFPA Nagpur.
It is one of the best institute for preparation of National Defense Academy.
But note that vacancy for female candidates is full for 04th October 2021 Batch, 18th October 2021 Batch and 6th December 2021 Batch
Hope this helps
HI IM YASHWANTH IM PREPARING FOR NDA EXAM IS BITSAT ENGLISH HAS SAME LEVEL OF THE NDA ENGLISH
I hope you are doing fine, Both of these exams are different from one another, so we generally can’t compare these two. BITSAT is for engineering and NDA is for Defense. As the exams are different so the question papers would be different as well.
As NDA is not only about written exam i will try to include points which can help you in SSB as well :
1) Practice Using a study material ( I suggest Objective General English by S.P Bakshi)
2) Read English newspaper ( My suggestion is Hindu or Indian Express)
3) Read a lot of books it will help you in improving your vocab .
4) Think in English ( it will help you in structuring of sentences , helpful for SSB as well)
5) Watch English movie , I would suggest you British movies
6) When watching sports try to watch in channels having English commentary
7) Speak English to your friends and your family members (Don't be shy , shy is temporary but victory is permeant)
08) Talk in front of a Mirror , simple but effective
I hope you find this information helpful. I wish you all the best for your future.
IM YASHWANTH, IM PREPARING FOR NDA EXAM,IS BITSAT MATHS IS SAME LEVEL OF NDA MATHS,
Maths Section of NDA Exam is not that difficult if compared to BITSAT MATHS. The question are asked from Class 10th , 11th and 12th topics which are easy, basic and based on concepts.
Topics from which questions comes are -
Matrices and determinant
Calculus (Integral and Differentiation)
Pay attention on NCERT books of Class 12th, it is enough to score good in Maths section of NDa Exam.
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Can I join NDA with pcb????????
Yes, you are eligible to appear for NDA but you can join only Indian Military Academy if you qualify in NDA and SSB interview. Candidates who have passed 10+2 with Mathematics and Physics from a recognized board are eligible to join Indian Air Force Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Military Academy. Candidates who have passed 10+2 in any stream are eligible to join Indian Military Academy. The age limit is 16.5 years to 19.5 years.
my death of bearth August 2003 i can apply NDA exam for 2022
Hopefully you are fine ! If your date of birth is August 2003; then from my point of view there are high chances that you will not get any further opportunity to apply for this exam .This exam needs age from 16.5 to 19.5. and hence In 2022 only from 2004 to 2007 age limit require.I feel very sorry for you.But don't loose hope try another thing.
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