If you are planning to appear for the UPSC NDA/ NA exam, here are some of the tricks you can consider for the preparation.
Prepare a study plan
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Planning is the key to productive preparation. Prepare a smart study plan to manage your time effectively. The schedule must be prepared meticulously, hence, learning becomes productive.
Dig deeper into the syllabus
Make sure you have gone through the syllabus thoroughly. Plan your exam preparation in a way that you allot a slot and timing for each topic. The syllabus has been made accessible on the Commission’s website.
Focus on key topics: Mathematics and General Ability Test
Paper-I Mathematics includes eight major topics — Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, and Statistics and Probability.
Paper-II has two parts as follows: Part A English and Part B General Knowledge. Part B consists of six topics — Physics, Chemistry, General Science, History Freedom movement, etc, Geography, and Current Events.
Prepare short notes
Make short notes after learning each topic. This will come in handy and helpful for your last-minute preparation. This also helps you to remember the topics you have learned.
Practice with previous year question papers
Practicing with previous year’s question papers will help you to understand the state of your preparation. This will also guide you to manage your time effectively for the examination.
Along with these, revise all the topics to memorise the chapters you have learned. You can use the short notes you have made during preparation. With right plan and preparation strategy, you can crack the UPSC NDA/NA exam.
All the best!