How to Prepare Current Affairs for NDA Exam? – Know Important Topics & Sources

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 11th, 2023

NDA I 2022 is scheduled to be conducted on 10th April 2022. Candidates have approximately 30 days left for the examination. All the candidates must be in the mid-phase of the exam preparation. As you know that there are two papers in NDA written examination GAT & Mathematics.


General Awareness is a very important section, questions are asked from subjects like Polity, Geography, History, Science, and Current Affairs. Candidates face difficulties in preparing the current affairs section, they prepare the current affairs topic without knowing the relevancy and non-relevancy of any topic, leading to fewer marks in this section despite investing more time.  In this article, we will know about the tips and tricks to prepare Current affairs for the NDA examination.

Approximately 10 -15 questions are asked based on current affairs. The level of questions is easier as compared to the other exam like UPSC CDS. The questions in the NDA are generally asked from the last six months. Here are topics to read to prepare for the NDA exam. 

Important Current Affairs Topics for NDA 1 2022 exam

  • Important Events- World
  • Important Events – India
  • Prominent Personalities
  • Agreements and Deals
  • Books and Authors
  • Honors and Awards
  • Important Committees
  • Important Dates
  • National and International Appointments
  • National and International Organisations
  • Obituaries
  • Important Government Schemes
  • Science and Tech.
  • Defense

Topics of Current Affairs to Avoid for NDA 1 2022 exam

  • Only read the selected article related to your exam, avoid reading Bollywood gossip, etc
  • Press conferences by political parties
  • Who defeated whom in the by-elections, etc
  • Avoid States’ news unless it has a larger national implication.
  • Avoid Regional news.

Sources to Prepare Current Affairs for NDA exam

  1. Newspaper is a good source of information to prepare for any defence exam. You can read about the topics given above from the newspaper and note down the information relevant from the exam point of view. For e.x.- If the news is about Rafale then you will need to know about – What is Rafale? From which country it is purchased? etc.
  2. The Daily GK Updates, free PDFs of Weekly One-liners, and Monthly Digests shared by BYJU’S exam prep will help you cover the Current Affairs section properly,
  3. Attempt practice questions for this section, analyze your performance, and make a plan to improve your weak areas.

The most important thing is to trust yourself and your preparation throughout the course of the examination. Creating a plan and then following it properly is the only sure way to get through the doors of the premier defence institutes.

BYJU’S Exam Prep NDA courses support your exam preparation from every aspect. The online course contains unlimited live classes taught by expert teachers, mock tests, and revision notes. 

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