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Are you preparing for the UPSC NDA exam? Get your hands on the best books and practice in an efficient manner to crack the exam. The syllabus for the exam has been released and now it’s time to kick start your preparation. In this article you can find the recommended books for all the subjects in the NDA exam.
NDA Preparation Books
There are quite a lot of books out there in the market for the preparation of all types of competitive exams. The best practice is to find one which suits your requirement and ability. The UPSC NDA 2024 exam will be a written test comprising of two sections – General Ability Test (GAT) and Mathematics. The GAT comprises of English and general Knowledge. The general knowledge part includes Chemistry, Physics, History, Current Affairs and Geography. You can find below some of the best books for your preparation
Best Books For Mathematics
The mathematic question paper will consist of 120 questions for 300 marks to be completed in two and half hours. It will cover the following topics:
- Vector Algebra
- Statistics and Probability
- Matrices and Determinants
- Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions
- Differential Calculus
- Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
The following books will be of great help in your preparation. Most of the questions asked will be from NCERT of classes 11th and 12th. Hence it is essential to be thorough with the basic concept. So start your preparations with the NCERT textbooks. The other books can be used for getting more practice and assessing your weak areas. The book by Dr. R.S. Aggarwal is a great book which can help you attain high scores. The Pathfinder NDA/NA books covers all the topics in chapter wise format which is also very helpful. And also ensure that you practice with previous years question papers.
|Mathematics for NDA and NA
(National Defence Academy and Naval Academy)
|Dr. R.S. Aggarwal|
(National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Entrance Examination)
|NDA Entrance Exam||ES Ramasamy|
|The Pearson Guide To Mathematics For NDA Entrance Examination||Pearson India|
|NCERT Mathematics Textbook of Class 11 and 12||NCERT|
Best Books For English
The English paper of NDA exam assesses a candidate’s understanding of grammar and vocabulary. The general pattern has synonyms, antonyms, reading comprehension, spotting the errors, para jumbles, ordering of sentences, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, etc. The following books can help you in your preparation.
|Wren & Martin High School English Grammar and Composition||S.Chand|
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman & Lewis|
|Objective General English
|S. P. Bakshi|
Best Books For Physics and Chemistry
In Physics and Chemistry sections questions are generally from the topics in the 11th and 12th grade textbooks. NCERT books of class 11 and 12 are more than sufficient for the preparation of these subjects.
Best Books For General Science
This section usually consists of topics from the 9th and 10th biology.
|Objective GK||Sanjiv Kumar
Best Books For Geography and History
This section usually consists of topics from the 9th and 10th history and geography. NCERT books of class 11 and 12 are more than sufficient for the preparation of these subjects.
Best Books For Current Affairs
Pratoyogita Darpan/ Competition Success Review is a very helpful for those attempting competitive exams. It keeps you up to date with the current affairs and general knowledge. Reading newspapers, journals and magazines on a daily basis will keep you updated with the current affairs of national and international importance and also help improve your vocabulary.
Applicants must make it a point to attempt as many practice papers as possible. Practice makes you well prepared for the exam in terms of time management and also helps you assess your weakness in any of the topics.