Is NCERT Enough for NDA Exam?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 11th, 2023

Our subject matter experts have answered the frequently asked question “Is NCERT Enough for NDA Exam?” As we all know that the exam is scheduled to be conducted on 03 September 2023. Students are generally confused about the resources they should follow to build their base for the exam. NCERT books for NDA are a building block for the upcoming Defence exams. In this article, we will tell you the importance of NCERT books for NDA exam.

NCERT Books for NDA Exam

NCERT is the basic reading book that extensively covers the NDA Examination syllabus in a very simple and lucid manner. The NCERT books for NDA are written in simple language. It helps aspirants to grasp ideas easily. NCERT books for NDA ease the learning process in the initial stage and boosts the self-confidence of the exam aspirants.


The NCERT books for NDA are one of the genuine sources of information. These books are meticulously designed by government officials & experts after thorough research. NCERT books for NDA are the best source to develop a strong base in any subject.

Is NCERT Enough for NDA Exam?

NCERT books for NDA are a good source to clear the exam with the least difficulty, especially for the Maths is more than enough. So one must ensure that he/she must be very much comfortable with class 10th, 11th, and 12th NCERT Maths. The major focus must be on trigonometry & calculus part. The Algebra questions are comparatively easier in the paper.

  • Coming to the general aptitude part, the first 50 questions of English are of high significance as they are generally easy & high scoring.
  • For the physics, chemistry & biology, 9th and 10th class NCERT books for NDA are quite sufficient, but maybe there could be a few questions of the SHM or kinematics so it is better to read the 11th class NCERT as well to score even better.
  • The current affairs part majorly comprises questions related to awards, sports, important deals, etc.
  • History and geography come majorly as compared to civics and economics. The history part comprises questions from the time of British India or even before that. Geography comprises General Knowledge questions related to the crops, seasons, rivers, population, national parks, etc. of the different states either in the form of the match column type/direct multiple choice.

Important Books for NDA Exam

Any applicant who wishes to learn more in order to pass the exam should consult the NDA Books listed below:

Subject Books


Objective General English by SP Bakshi

Wren & Martin High School English Grammar and Composition

Word Power Made Easy by Norman & Lewis


Questions in this section are usually asked from class 11th and 12th. Generally, candidates will get questions related to electricity and mechanics. Candidates may refer to the NCERT books of classes 11th and 12th and NCERT Exemplar.


The chemistry section consists of questions that candidates have studied in classes 11th and 12th. Questions are typically from Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon-Di-Oxide, Oxidation and Reduction, Acid and Bases, Atoms, Valence, etc. For this section too, candidates may refer to NCERT class 11th and 12th books.

General Science, History, Geography

The General Science, History & Geography section comprises of topics that are related to class 9th and 10th. Candidates may refer to Objective GK by Sanjiv Kumar.

Current Affairs

In the NDA, current affairs are generally asked for the last six months. For this section, candidates may refer to Pratoyogita Darpan, Manorama Yearbook, etc.


Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examinations by RS Aggarwal

NDA Entrance Exam by ES Ramasamy

Mathematics for NDA or NA: National Defence Academy & Naval Academy by RS Aggarwal

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