NDA Books

The NDA/NA Exam (National Defence Academy/ Naval Academy) is a competitive exam conducted by the UPSC to recruit candidates as officers in the three branches of the Indian Armed Forces.

Although a competitive exam, it can be cracked with the right type of books. These books will help the candidates ace the exam with relative ease. To pass the exam, it is essential to select the right set of NDA books. Because there are so many study resources in stores and online, candidates typically struggle to decide which study source to use. Hence, our experts have provided a selection of the best NDA books for all disciplines to make the preparation process simpler.

Keeping this in mind the article will give a list of books for the NDA Exam.

Candidates preparing for the other Defence Exams can find the following like useful

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List of Books for NDA 2023

Before we go list out the details of the booklist needed for the NDA exam it is important to know the exam pattern.

The exam pattern consists of a written Test and an interview conducted by the Service Selection Board (SSB) . The written test is further divided into Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT)

The GAT consists of the following subjects:

  • English
  • General Knowledge
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • General Science
  • History, Freedom Movement etc
  • Geography
  • Current Affairs
Code Exam Name Duration No. of Questions Maximum Marks
01 Mathematics 2 hours 30 minutes 120 300
02 General Ability Test 2 hours 30 minutes 50 200
100 400
SSB Interview 50 900
Total 1800

Aspirants can check the detailed topic-wise NDA syllabus and exam pattern on the link provided.

Based on the above exam pattern the list of books for the subjects are as follows:

Booklist for NDA Exam 2023

  • NCERT Mathematics Textbook of Class 11 and Class 12
  • Mathematics for NDA and NA
  • NDA Entrance Exam
  • Study Package Mathematics NDA/NA Entrance Exam
  • Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examinations
  • Objective General English
  • Wren & Martin’s High School English Grammar & Composition
  • Word Power Made Easy
Physics NCERT 11th and 12th std Books
Chemistry NCERT 11th and 12th std Books
General Science Objective GK
  • Objective GK
  • NCERT Books
  • Objective GK
  • NCERT Books
Current Affairs Pratoyogita Darpan/ Competition Success Review

With proper plans and strategies, it is not as difficult to outshine the competition in the NDA/NA exam.

Candidates can go through preparation strategies for competitive exams to do diligent preparation for the examination.

For further assistance on preparation, strategy and tips, important books etc. look no further than BYJU’s.

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Frequently asked questions about NDA Books


Q1. Which are the best books for NDA English?

Ans. Candidates can refer to Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis and High School Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin for the English section of NDA.

Q2. Are NCERT books enough for NDA?

The NDA exam consists of questions that are of Class 12 standard or below. If one follows the NCERT books thoroughly and grasps all the concepts mentioned in the books, one will not need any other reference book to pass the exam.

Q3. Which is the best book for UPSC NDA General Ability Test subject?

Ans: There are lots of good books in the market, but General Knowledge 2021, History of Modern India and Science and Technology in India are some of the best books for NDA Preparations.

Q4. How many mock tests should I attempt for NDA preparation?

Ans: To prepare for the NDA, you should take one or two mock examinations per subject each day.

Q5. What are the top NDA Current Affairs books?

Ans: In order to prepare for the NDA exam, candidates can use the Manorama Yearbook or the Pratiyogta Darpan.

Find more links related to the NDA and other Defence Exams in the links given below:

Related Links

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NDA eligibility criteria NDA admit card
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CAPF recruitment AFCAT Exam Dates

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