To prepare for any examination, planning your strategy ahead is very important. As all the applications for the Ministry of Defence posts must have been sent by now, this is the right time to start your preparations. The notification mentions that the dates for the exam will be sent once the applications will be scrutinized. Therefore, the dates can be very unpredictable and thus the candidates should not waste their time waiting for them. To prepare in a proper manner, one needs to be aware of the complete exam syllabus. Take a look at the complete syllabus below.
|General Awareness||General Polity, Indian Constitution, Geography, Economic Scene, Current Events – International & National, Sports, History, Scientific Research, Culture, Science – Inventions & Discoveries, History, Budget and Five Year Plans, Important Financial & Economic News, Economy, Culture, India and its neighboring countries, Sports, Knowledge of Current Events, General Politics, Current Affairs – National & International, Economy, Banking, and Finance, Countries & Capitals|
|Numerical Ability||Boats and Streams, Average, Data Interpretation, Number Systems, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Time, Work, Distance, Problems on Ages, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Percentages, Simplification, H, C, F, and L, C, M, Discounts, Fundamental Arithmetical operations|
|General English||Tenses, Verb, Adverb, Articles, Error Correction, Conclusion, Grammar, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Subject-Verb Agreement, Word Formation, Antonyms, Theme detection, Passage Completion, Comprehension, Idioms & Phrases, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Completion, Unseen Passages, Sentence Rearrangement|
|Reasoning||Number Series, Coding-Decoding, Directions, Analogy, Mirror Images, Clocks & Calendars, Embedded Figures Blood Relations, Non-Verbal Series, Decision Making, Alphabet Series, Number Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, Cubes and Dice|
Once you acquaint yourself with the complete syllabus of the exam/s, your next step should be to procure enough study material for yourself. Good study material is what matters the most in exam preparation. In this era of online learning, offline sources of information still hold an important place. We have listed a few good books for Tier 1 preparation of the Ministry of Defence exams.