UPSC NDA – I 2019 PAPER : SCORING Mathematics , Challenging General Studies , NDA Aspirants gave Mixed Reactions !
More than 13000 candidates Brainstormed for NDA (National Defence Academy) examination conducted by the Union Public Service in Chandigarh on Sunday at 36 centres in Chandigarh which is the only centre in Punjab & Haryana. Exam is conducted in two slots where paper-I consists of 120 mthematics question , Paper-II has 150 General studies questions including 50 questions on English section.
EXPERTS ANALYSIS OF NDA PAPER:
Analyzing the NDA paper , Kunal Singh , Defence career Analyst said that – “ One shift in NDA General studies paper we observed is that Questions from History & Geography were having a tincture of Civil services which gave tough time for Aspirants with multiple fundamentals asked in single question .
“While Paper- I mathematics can be termed as Comparatively Scoring where majority of the questions were from class 11th syllabus which means Repeaters and those who had prepared sincerely will have an edge over Class 12th students . 58 out of 120 can be termed as an ideal attempt in mathematics. General Ability paper consisted of typical application as well as analytical questions in Geography, Physics and chemistry. While 14 History Questions gave students a tough time , 5 polity questions were reasonably efficient followed by challenging and typical UPSC standard current Affairs which needs smart work. Many students fallen in prey to answering the questions which looked simple but were tricky in terms of options.”
“ Many questions in physics ,chemistry as well as English were fundamental , repeated and highly scoring ones along with 14 Repeated questions out of 53 in science section ,12 straight forward questions in Geography. Of course , candidates with Science background will have an edge over Non- science background Aspirants. “- added Kunal
Vivek Singh ,Student of Rashtriya Military School Bangalore preparing for NDA in Chandigarh - “I had cherished NDA dream since childhood . I found many Straightforward and repetitive questions in Mathematics as well as Science sections . English has been my strength but UPSC General Studies paper is generally tough and even getting 60% is good one. ”
Dhwanil Sharma who appeared for NDA Exam at 42 Girls college centre said- “Paper-I Mathematics was comparatively Scoring as I attempted 81 questions but Paper-II General Studies was tough Nut to crack especially the Social Science Questions . I am hopeful to make into the list with tentative score of 410 plus “.
Prashant Paul , student of sainik school appeared at Sector 28 Chandigarh centre-“ I did fairly well in Mathematics as well as in GS paper . General Studies paper options were really tricky but English was moderate . Social sciences was slightly knotty but I think I will score around 380 and confident to appear for SSB.
The exam is conducted twice each year, in April and in September. The candidates who have either passed at least 12th standard or are appearing for the same are eligible to take the exam. The examination is conducted for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 143th Course, and for the 105rd Indian Naval Academy Course .
Er. Kunal Singh , 9779802706