NDA Exam English Study Plan [50 Days]

The NDA Examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into to recruit candidates in Army, Navy, and Air Force. NDA Written exam consists of two papers: Maths and GAT.

English Section in NDA Exam is a part of GAT paper which includes 50 questions and a total of 200 marks with 4 marks being awarded for each correct answer and 1.33 marks deducted for each incorrect one. The paper duration is of 2 hours.

NDA English Syllabus consists of :

  • Spotting of Errors
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Vocabulary (Idioms & Phrases)
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Completion (Fill in the blanks & Cloze Test)
  • Ordering of Words & Sentences
  • Comprehension

Most Important Topics to Focus on:

  • Spotting of Errors
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Sentence Completion (Fill in the Blanks & Cloze Test)
  • Ordering of Words & Sentences
  • Comprehension

Below are in detail topic-wise previous years’ Q&A analysis and a concrete study plan to cover all the important topics in NDA English syllabus with approximately 2 months in hand:

Index: I = Important, VI = Very Important, NSI = Not So Important

Tips to Remember:

  • Please keep a printout of this Study Plan & try to follow the schedule as strictly as possible.
  • Revise and practice English grammar and vocabulary regularly.
  • Follow the study materials or any notes made by you, during Revision.
  • Practise Mock Test Series and various question as many as you can.
  • Start studying with a fair amount of time in hand, to avoid last minute confusion and hassle.

For 50 Days Study Plan, the 5 Top Topics are emphasized on since the largest number of questions in NDA English comes from these topics. If you have time to learn and revise, you can also check out the other topics at the end. However, it is advisable to students who want to score the highest in NDA English to start studying with a fair amount of time in hand, to avoid last minute confusion and hassle.

All the best!

Anuradha Dey

    Senior Lecturer, SSBCrackExams, M.A. English (Gold Medalist) from BHU & B.A. Hons from St. Xavier's College (Kolkata). Poet, Writer & Translator. Published in various Poetry Books, Anthologies & Little Magazines. Invited in World Poetry Festivals. Knows Mandarin, German, English, Bengali & Hindi.

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