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Are you ready for National Defence Academy (NDA) entrance exam ? – A Few Tips

July 30th, 2009

Are you ready for National Defence Academy (NDA) entrance exam ?

The National Defence Academy entrance exam is scheduled fin April. Here are a few tips that may be of help

NDA Entrance Examination (I) 2010 will be conducted  by the Union Public Service Commission , for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 124th Course and Naval Academy for 44th 10+2 (Executive Branch) Course

The exam has two parts – mathematics (300 marks) and general ability (600 marks). One gets two-and-a-half hours for each test. The difficulty level is not very high but one has to keep their wits about themselves and finish the test fast.

There are many noble reasons to join the defence services. But even if you see it as just a job, the revised stipend and pay packages (thanks to the sixth pay commission) will make you happy to join the NDA in Pune. During post-NDA training at the service academies, cadets will now get Rs 21,000/- a month as against Rs 8,000/- paid till last year .

You can take the NDA entrance exams while in class XII. Once you clear this exam, the next step is a Service Selection Board (SSB) interview. The last step is a medical test. After this, you have to wait for the NDA merit list. If you are in it, you will be in NDA.

Three years at NDA, and you will become a gentleman cadet ready for the final phase of training at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, before you are commissioned as an officer.

Paper-I (mathematics)

Algebra, matrices and determinants, trigonometry, analytical geometry of two and three dimensions, differential calculus, integral calculus and differential equations, vector algebra, statistics and probability

Paper-II (general ability)

Part ‘A’ (English): The paper tests the candidate’s understanding of English.

Part ‘B’ (general knowledge): The paper covers physics, chemistry, general science, history, geography and current events. It is broken up in parts A to F. 

Intelligence and personality test

In addition to the written test, the candidates will be put to intelligence tests, both verbal and non-verbal. They will also be put to group tests such as group discussions, group planning, outdoor group tasks, and asked to give brief lectures on specified subjects. This is an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities, but also social traits and interests in current affairs. The idea is to test the candidate’s officer-like qualities

Here are a few tips from Lt Colonal Ashokan (retd) , Olive Greens Academy, Chandigarh, a leading  trainingcentre for the SSB Interview.

• Rigorous preparation is essential, especially in physics, chemistry and mathematics. Check out NDA Entrance Exam Success Pack –  Test Preparation CD & Previous Years Solved Question Papers

Focus on biology, as it makes up a big chunk of the general ability test.

• In biology, the big topics are diseases and causes, animal kingdom, plant anatomy and morphology

• In chemistry, stress on equivalent weights, chemical analysis, inorganic compounds, periodic tables, concepts of physical chemistry, equilibrium, thermodynamics and quantum mechanics.

• In physics, stress on electromagnetism, mechanics, thermo dynamics.

• The science questions are mainly from class XI, CBSE syllabus.

• The best way to brush up on general knowledge is to go through The Competition Success Year Book

• Read newspapers and magazines thoroughly and underline words you do not know and look these up in the dictionary

• Add 15-20 English words daily to your vocabulary. This prepares you not just for the written exam but also for the interview. Use of Hindi in the Services Selection Board interview is accepted.

• No question is repeated in the test papers. But do check out some previous years  test papers to understand the pattern, and to assess your level of knowledge and understanding of the papers.

All the Best for your NDA entrance Exam !!

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Admission in C.C.S. University Campus, Meerut 2009-2010

July 28th, 2009

Admission in C.C.S. University Campus, Meerut 2009-2010

Chaudhary Charan Singh University

Admission in C.C.S. University Campus, Meerut 2009-2010
A few seats are available in the following courses:
1 M.Sc. (Biochemistry)       14 Master of Social Welfare (M.S.W.)
2 M.A. (Sociology)               15 Home Sc. (Food Nutrition)
3 M.A. (Economics)             16 M.A. (History)
4 M.Phil. (Horticulture)      17 M.Sc. (Toxicology)
5 M.Sc. (Plant Protection)   18 M.Sc.(Environmental Science)
6 M.Sc. (Food Sc. & Technology)     19 M.A. (Hindi)
7 M.A. (Fine Arts)                      20 M.Phil. (Public Administration)
8 M.Sc. (Statistics)              21 M.A. (Sanskrit)
9 M.Sc. (Zoology)                 22 M.Sc.(Medical Microbiology)
10Master of Journalism & MassComm. (M.J.M.C.) 23 M.C.A.
11 M.A. (Pol.Sc.) 24 M.Sc. (Bioinformatics).
12 M.A. (Urdu) 25 MSc Seed Science and Technology
13 B.Lib.

The candidates desirous of seeking admission may apply to the concerned Head/Coordinator latest by August 4, 2009 after downloading the application from the University Website : The interested & eligible candidates who had applied earlier for admission (but have not been admitted) may also approach the concerned Head/Coordinator for admission latest by August 4, 2009.

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CAT Online by IIMs – What exactly it will be

July 27th, 2009

Online CAT 2009 – Common Admission Test – a few questions answered Application Fees  CAT 2009 advertisement  CAT Format for Computer based Test

CAT is the most popular test in the country compared to any other management admission test. Last year close to 3 lakh students took the test and this year, the numbers are expected to go up.Read More..  Online CAT 2009 – Common Admission Test – a few questions answered

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July 27th, 2009