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Last 15 Days Preparation Tips for UPSC NDA Exam 2024

Last 15 Days Preparation Tips for UPSC NDA Exam 2024

It’s important that you stick to your study schedule as the NDA Exam 2024 approaches near in order to increase your chances of passing. Here are some methods to help you study for the upcoming test, with only 15 days left.

NDA Exam overview
Conducted By UPSC
Exam Name National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination
Frequency Twice a Year
NDA Exam Subjects Maths and GAT (General Ability Test)
Maximum Marks 900, Maths (300) and GAT (600)
Education Army: Passed or appearing in Class 12 Airforce and Navy: Passed or appearing in Class 12 but must have Maths, Physics and Chemistry.
Exam Mode Offline
Negative Marking 1/3rd marks allotted to the question
Exam Duration 2 ½ hrs for each paper
Selection Process ·        Written ·        SSB ·        Medical
Gender Male and Female
Nationality Bhartiya(Indian) Citizen
NDA Age Limit 16.5 to 19.5
Marital Status Unmarried
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Preparation Tips for UPSC NDA Exam 2024

Only 15 days are left for NDA 1 exam 2024 in this blog we have shared some tips and strategies with you so that you solidify your preparation in these last 15 days.

  1. Review the NDA Syllabus: Spend some time going over the NDA syllabus again. Make sure you understand all the topics that might show up in the exam. Focus more on the topics you’re not so sure about.
  2. Refine Your Study Materials: Stick with the study materials you know well and have been using all along. Don’t bring in new stuff now, as it might confuse you. Keep your notes short and neat for easy review.
  3. Practice solving Mock Tests Papers: Practice solving mock tests and old question papers. This will help you see if you’re ready for the exam and it will also help you to get better at managing your time during the exam. Plus, it’ll show you which areas you need to focus more.
  4. Time Management: Time management is the most important factor during NDA exam. Practice solving questions papers within the same time as of actual exam to make sure that you finish the paper on time.
  5. Focus on Difficult topics: Identify your weak spots by looking at how you did in mock tests, then spend more time on those areas. Whether it’s math, general knowledge, or English, practice more to get better at them.
  6. Stay Updated: Stay updated with current events, like what’s happening in politics, economics, and around the world. This will not just help you with the general knowledge part of the exam, but also give you a better understanding of different topics.
  7. Take Regular Breaks: While it’s essential to dedicate time for studying, but it’s equally important that you take regular breaks to avoid burnout. Take short breaks in your study schedule to relax and refresh your mind.
  8. Stay Healthy: Maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious meals, stay hydrated, and get proper sleep. A healthy body and mind are important if you want to perform your best during the exam.
  9. Stay Confident: Believe in yourself and what you can do. Stay positive and confident as you get ready for the exam.
  10. Daily Revision: Only 15 days are remaining, so you should focus on revision rather than focusing on new concepts. Revisit your notes, solve practice questions papers, and revise important formulas and concepts.
  11. Support and Guidance: If you have any doubts or uncertainties during your revision, do not hesitate to seek guidance from your teachers or peers. Clearing your doubts will ensure you have a solid understanding of the topics.
  12. Stay Disciplined: Only 15 days are remaining so you must avoid any distractions and avoid procrastination, instead stick to your study plan and avoid scrolling through social media so you can make the most of these 15 days.


The final 15 days before UPSC NDA Exam 2024 it is important that you focus on your revision avoid any distractions and make sure that you’re ready for the exam. By following these tips and staying focused on your study plan, you can increase your chances of success and achieve your goal of joining  National Defence Academy(NDA).

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NDA exam date for 2024 is April 21

Revision should be your main focus in these last 15 days avoid wasting your time in new concepts.

Practice: Solve previous year NDA question papers and mock tests under same time limit as of the real exam.

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