Preparing for UPSC exam is tough. It gets tricky when one has to choose the best reference books for preparation. In this article, Examin experts list down 10 Best books for NDA Preparation 2018.
The first step towards successful NDA preparation is choosing the right book for NDA. However, aspirants should avoid referring to too many books at a time, as it leads to confusion.
So you are targeting NDA 2018? Confused with which book to refer? Don’t worry! Given below is a list of 10 Best books for NDA Preparation 2018. It can help in supplementing your NDA Preparation. Read on.
1. Pathfinder for NDA & NA Entrance Examination National Defence Academy/Naval Academy Conducted by UPSC:
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) entrance examination for recruiting male Indian nationals to the Army, Navy and Air Force Wings of the NDA and Indian Naval Academy (INA). This book has been specially designed for the candidates aspiring to clear the NDA/NA Entrance Examination conducted by UPSC.
The present book for NDA and NA Entrance Examination has been divided into five sections namely Mathematics, General English, General Science, Current Affairs and General Studies, each sub-divided into number of chapters as per the syllabi of the NDA and NA Entrance Examination. The book contains chapter wise division of previous years’ papers of NDA/NA Entrance Examination to help students get an insight into the examination pattern of NDA/NA Entrance Examination. More than 8000 MCQs from previous years’ papers of NDA Examination will help the aspirants familiarize themselves with the current trends in the examination and types of questions asked therein. The Mathematics section has been divided into 28 chapters namely Number System, Time and Distance, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Logarithm, Rational Expressions, Linear Equations, Set Theory, Height and Distance, Triangles, Circle, Locus, Statistics, etc. whereas the English section has been divided into nine chapters namely Spotting the Errors, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks and Close Test, Sentence Improvement and Ordering of Words/ Sentences. Each chapter in the book contains detailed theoretical content and ample number of solved problems which have been designed on the lines of questions asked in previous years’ NDA/ NA entrance examinations. Exercises with sufficient number of objective questions have been given to help the aspirants practice to solve the questions of varied difficulty levels.
As the book contains ample study and practice material along with a collection of plenty of previous years’ solved papers, it for sure will prove to be a Complete Self Study Guide for 2017 NDA/ NA Examination.
2. Mathematics for NDA And NA (R.S. Aggarwal):
Mathematics for NDA and NA contains huge collection of objective type questions with complete solutions. It also comprises several short-cut methods, at appropriate places, to solve questions quickly—a crucial factor in succeeding in these exams.
Keeping up with the tradition of providing high class content to the readers, this edition, by way of revision, brings to the readers a set of additional questions (memory based) placed at the end of the book.
(a) An additional section with new questions from recent examinations.
(b) Complete solutions added to facilitate better understanding of the problems.
3. Objective General Knowledge & Current Affairs level 1: For UPSC/ IES/ State PCS/ Bank Clerk/ PO/ SSC/ Rlwys/ Armed Forces/ DSSSB/ MBA:
The thoroughly revised and updated 2nd edition of the book “Objective General Knowledge & Current Affairs level 1” has been prepared for students preparing for the different competitive exams. General Knowledge is a very integral part of a lot of entrance exams being conducted at the graduate and under-graduate level. The book has been divided into 8 sections which have been further divided into chapters containing “Multiple Choice Questions” for Revision purpose and final practice. The 8 sections are – History, Polity, Economics, Geography, Science and Technology, Ecology, General Knowledge and Current Affairs The Unique Selling Proposition of the book is the explanation to each and every question which provides additional info to the students on the subject of the questions and correct reasoning wherever required. Ecology covers MCQs on Climate Change, Bio-diversity and Environmental ecology. Science and Technology covers Basic Sciences, Space Science, Defence & Security systems, Atomic & Nuclear Science, Biotechnology and Computer & IT. General Knowledge has been divided into 7 separate chapters – World Organizations, World Panorama, Indian Panorama, Cultural Panorama, Sports & Games, Miscellaneous (awards, prizes, important days, abbreviations, etc.) and CURRENT AFFAIRS. The special focus has been on Frequently Asked Questions in General Knowledge. A huge collection of Latest Current Affairs questions have been added. The book provides latest information on all the subject areas.
4. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations:
The Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal is a handbook of mathematical questions covering the extensive syllabi taken into consideration by most public competitive examinations held in the country every year. The book covers a complete range of questions, with thoroughly worked out solutions in detail.
The book has been divided into two sections, namely Arithmetic ability and data interpretation. While the former portion focuses on numbers, cube roots, decimal fractions, permutations and combinations, H.C.F & L.C.M, surds & indices and probability among the rest, the latter section provides detailed information on data tabulation, including pie charts and graphs.
The exercises after each chapter is well-designed and has complete and detailed explanation to aid the students to understand whether the sums have been done correctly or not and also to make the students understand how to arrive at the solution, should one be stuck while attempting to solve a particularly difficult sum.
For the students appearing in the examinations for the first time, the book also contains detailed solved question papers of the past year along with the unsolved ones. This is to make sure the student gets thoroughly acquainted with the paper-pattern before appearing for the examinations. For questions requiring illustrations, the book consists of detailed and step-by-step illustrations of the entire sum(s), wherever needed.
An ideal book for the students preparing for competitive examinations such as Bank PO, SBI-PO, SSC Combined preliminary examination, CBI, IBPS, RBI, CPO, Railways, Campus recruitment test and other state Government examinations along with CAT, MAT, IGNOU, Hotel Management and IIFT.
Coming from S. Chand publications, this is the seventh edition of the book and is referred by many as the “holy grail” to successfully crack the quantitative portion of the competitive examinations.
5. MATHEMATICS FOR NDA AND NA: NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY AND NAVAL ACADEMY:
Mathematics For N.D.A and N.A Entrance Exam This book provides a comprehensive study of all topics included in N.D.A. syllabus. It contains a large number of challenging problems with solutions; a lot of solved examples to clarify the facts; and latest questions included on memory basis. The subject matter of this book is according to the needs of the students and it is hoped that it will create a confidence among students to successfully clear N.D.A.examination.
6.10 Practice Sets NDA and NA:
The book, ‘10 Practice Sets NDA and NA’ is a useful study book for students who are preparing for the NDA and NA exams. The National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) exams are conducted for the selection of candidates in these prestigious academies. These exams are organized by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the book has been prepared according to the format and guidelines set by the UPSC. The practice papers given in the book cover all the topics of the exam extensively and also provide ample room for self-practice. The book has been published by Arihant compilation in the year 2012.
This book includes 10 practice papers designed according to the framework set by UPSC and enables students to understand the pattern of the exam and will also help them gauge their preparation levels. The questions have been divided into three subjects that form the core of the exams – Mathematics, General Ability and English. Sample answers have been given so that the students can understand the various problem solving techniques in turn increasing their speed and accuracy.
7. NDA/NA Practice Papers Conducted by UPSC:
Sachchida Nand Jha has long been an author for UPSC PORTAL and has helped in compiling a vast number of books for different examinations. He is well-versed with the various examination processes of the country and provides comprehensive and detailed information in all his books. Other books by Sachchida Nand Jha includes SCRA Exam 2012 – A Practical Workbook, NDA or NA Solved and Practice Papers, Current Affairs 2011, IBPS: Common Written Examination Guide for Clerk Grade, Combined Defense Service: Solved and Practice Papers and SSC: Solved and Practice Test Papers (Graduate Level Examination)
8. Chapterwise-Sectionwise Solved Papers NDA & NA:
The National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) entrance examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruiting male Indian nationals to the Army, Navy and Air Force Wings of the NDA and Indian Naval Academy (INA). This book has been designed for the aspirants preparing for NDA/NA Entrance Examination.
The present book for NDA and NA Entrance Examination has been divided into four sections namely Mathematics, English, Science and General Studies, each sub-divided into number of chapters as per the syllabi of NDA and NA Entrance Examinations. The book contains chapterwise and section wise previous years’ solved papers of NDA/NA Entrance Examination. The General Studies section covers Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Indian Polity, Economy, History, Economy, General Knowledge and Geography whereas the Science section covers Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The previous years’ solved papers will help aspirants get an insight into the examination pattern of NDA/NA Entrance Examination. Ample number of previous years’ questions of NDA/NA Examination will help aspirants familiarize themselves with the current trends in the examination and types of questions asked therein. Each chapter in the book contains ample number of solved problems asked in the previous years’ NDA/NA examinations. Also exercises with sufficient number of objective questions have been given to help the aspirants practice to solve the questions. The book also contains last three years’ (2014-2016) Solved Papers of NDA/NA Examination to help aspirants get an insight into the recent examination pattern and the types of questions asked therein.
As the book contains ample number of previous years’ solved papers along with ample practice material, it for sure will help aspirants score high in the upcoming NDA/NA Entrance Examination 2017.
9. Manorama Yearbook 2015:
The largest selling and the most renowned compendium on general knowledge and current affairs, this is Manorama Yearbook’s special edition on completing 50th year of publication. The Manorama Yearbook covers a wide array of topics ranging from science, technology, space-science, geography, history, literature and ethics to politics, entertainment, environment, IT, International relations, sports and current affairs and is widely used by students, researchers, scholars, media persons, planners and even by candidates preparing for competitive examinations.
A comprehensive book covering 1, 040 pages, the Manorama Year Book 2015 is a treasure-house of statistics and information that aids in the preparation of various competitive examinations, including the UPSC, PSC, Railways, Banks and even Civil Services examinations, to name a few.
This special 50th edition brings to the readers a CD of Britannica Encyclopaedia along with a set of seven eBooks on 100 most influential personalities that includes the likes of Nirupama Devi, Kiran Bedi, APJ Abdul Kalam and many others. Besides, this CD also contains 1, 000 Quiz Bonanza that covers 50 different topics from across the world.
10. NDA – NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY ENTRANCE EXAM:
EXHAUSTIVE STUDY MATERIAL , SECTIONAL QUESTION BANKS , DETAILED SOLUTIONS , MODEL PAPERS. A COMPLETE PACKAGE FOR THE EXAM. INCLUDES LATEST QUESTIONS ACCORDING TO THE TREND AND PATTERN.
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