How to Prepare English For NDA Exam 2023, Tips to Score High In English Section

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The National Defense Academy (NDA) examination comprises 50 questions for English itself out of the 150 for a total of 200 marks.

The Union Public Service Commission has released the official notification for NDA/NA (I) 2023 Exam. Candidates aspiring to appear for the exam can apply from 21 December 2022 to 10 January 2023. NDA I 2023 exam will be conducted on 16 April 2023. Candidates should ensure that their preparation is holistic in order to clear this exam. Every subject is equally important.

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English is a very scoring subject in NDA Exam. If you understand the concepts and grammar, practice enough questions, you can easily get a very high score. Here we have provided all the tips to prepare English for NDA Exam. 

 
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English syllabus for NDA exam

Before indulging in the preparation one should be thoroughly acquainted with the syllabus. These topics are used to examine the basic and formal understanding of the candidate.
The following topics will be asked in an NDAn exam-
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Para-Jumble
  • Sentence-Jumble
  • Spot the Error
  • Cloze Test

How To Prepare English section in NDA exam

Following are the tips and guidance to crack the English section NDA-

1- Strengthen your Grammar

One of the most basic and generalised but important tips for the NDA exam is to strengthen your grammar. Major parts of the questions are the grammar only. There are many books available specifically for this purpose that may help you with it. Just practice and get familiarised with the basics.

2- Read, Read and READ!

No other way to emphasize this point. Comprehension is the easiest part of the English section of the NDA exam and practising your reading abilities will not only help you with solving comprehension a lot faster but also help you with vocabulary and new phrases.

3- Schedule your study plan

This is a very generalized plan (yet again) but to crack exams like NDA, one needs to schedule their study plans to not complete the syllabus but also to give extra time to the weaker portions.

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4- Give a LOT of mock tests

There are a lot of mock tests available for the NDA exam, especially for the English sub-section. One needs practice and smart thinking abilities to get adhere to the pattern. Try to give as many tests as possible to set your goals right.  

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5- Take notes from previous year question papers

This tip goes for any competitive exam but analysing the previous question paper helps you understand the patterns, questions and also the time taken for you to solve the paper. As with other sections of the examination, the broad tendencies of the questions that appear in the NDA exam do not alter greatly over time. Questions from diverse areas, such as antonyms, synonyms, identifying mistakes, and so on, change in the numbers, but their representation is typically fixed in terms of structure in the test.

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6- Revise and be consistent!

There's no profit in preparation when you forget the information you just learned. Be consistent with the daily preparation and revise regularly to not get head to vanish the important stuff.
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Best Books for NDA: English 

The English component is designed to assess a candidate's grammar and vocabulary knowledge. The following is a list of best books for NDA  that candidates might use to prepare for the English component of the NDA:
Name of Book Author & Publication Remarks
Objective General English S. P. Bakshi
(Arihant Publication)
This book is very good to prepare for the English section for the NDA exam. Detailed notes, proper examples, and exercises will help you better understand this section's topics.
Wren & Martin’s High School English Grammar & Composition S. Chand This book will help you to understand the basic grammar rules, exceptions, and applications that are quite effective.
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
(Goyal Publishers)
For all students who are struggling with vocabulary, this book is effective.

 

 

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What is the exam pattern of NDA 2022?

NDA recuitment process involves two stages- first is the written exam and those who qualify the written exam have to appear for the SSB interview and clear the same to be finally selected into NDA.

When will NDA (I) 2023 be conducted?

NDA I 2023 will be conducted on 16 April 2023.

What is the syllabus of english in NDA?

The following topics will be asked in an NDA exam-
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Para-Jumble
  • Sentence-Jumble
  • Spot the Error
  • Cloze Test

What is distribution of marks for english topics in NDA Exam?

The distribution is as follows:
Topic No. of Marks
Spotting Errors 20
Comprehension 24
Selecting Words 40
Ordering of Words in a Sentence 36
Sentence Improvement 40
Antonyms 20
Synonyms 20
Total 200

What are the best books for NDA English?

The best books for NDA English preparation are:
The English component is designed to assess a candidate's grammar and vocabulary knowledge. The following is a list of best books for NDA  that candidates might use to prepare for the English component of the NDA:
Name of Book Author & Publication Remarks
Objective General English S. P. Bakshi
(Arihant Publication)
This book is very good to prepare for the English section for the NDA exam. Detailed notes, proper examples, and exercises will help you better understand this section's topics.
Wren & Martin’s High School English Grammar & Composition S. Chand This book will help you to understand the basic grammar rules, exceptions, and applications that are quite effective.
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
(Goyal Publishers)
For all students who are struggling with vocabulary, this book is effective.

 

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