Most important Antonyms and Synonyms for NDA Exam

The NDA exam is conducted by the UPSC twice in a  year and this is one of the best to enter in defense right after the 12th. The syllabus of NDA is very broad and in this portion, the English are known as best scoring subjects. You cab scoring maximum marks in the English but for that, you must have prepared for this so good to attempt maximum questions.  Here In this article, I will share with you the best way to score the maximum marks from the English portion. Antonyms of English, Synonyms of English, NDA English Antonyms and Synonyms, etc.

Importance of English for NDA Exam Preparation.

Most important Antonyms and Synonyms for NDA Exam:-

The NDA paper is divided into the two parts in which the first part is mathematics and 2nd part is also divided into two sections, which are Section an (English) and section b (General ability test). The English portion of the NDA exam covers 200 marks.  This is the easiest portion of the paper and you can score maximum in this section. let’s see the complete paper pattern of the NDA first:

As I said above that the question paper would be divided into two-part. And in which the 2nd part of the paper has two sections:-

Part-I  In this paper you will be given 120 questions of mathematics.

  • Max marks 300.
  • Time duration 2.5hrs
  • Negative marking 0.33 for each wrong answer.

Part-II  This parts itself divided into two sections:-

Section A:- 50 questions of English and each would be carrying 4 marks.
Section B:  100 questions from GS and each would be carrying 4 marks.

  • Max mars 600.
  • Time duration 2.5hrs
  • Negative marking 0.33 for each wrong answer.

Topics of English of NDA exam:

Most of the question which asked in the NDA exam is Antonyms and Synonyms but we have to cover all the topics related to the NDA English to score maximum marks:

  • Sentence Improvement
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms      
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Para-Jumble
  • Sentence-Jumble    Spot the Error
  • Cloze Test

These are the topics of  NDA English which you have to cover to score maximum marks in this section. here are some Antonyms which are the most asked in the NDA exam.

  • Adhere: Detach
  • Aloof: Gregarious
  • Amalgamate: Separate
  • Emancipate: Enslave
  • Adulteration: Purification
  • Amalgamate: Isolate
  • Eminent: Notorious
  • Amplify: Decrease
  • Exasperate: Placate
  • Autonomous: Dependent
  • Dishelved: Tidy
  • Dwindle: Increase
  • Aptitude: Lack of talent
  • Boisterous: Peaceful
  • Complacency: Dissatisfaction
  • Erratic: Consistent
  • Bland: Spicy
  • Bane: Benevolent
  • Boycott: Patronize
  • Chaste: Impure
  • Cognizance: Ignorance
  • Cynical: Trusting
  • Eschew: Welcome
  • Devoid: Full of
  • Differentiate: Combine
  • Ambiguous: Clear
  • Enmity: Affection
  • Equanimity: Agitation
  • Astute: Foolish
  • Feasible: Impracticable

Some Synonyms which is most asked in the National defense academy Exam:-

  1. Anger – enrage, infuriate, arouse
  2. Angry – mad, furious, enraged, excited
  3. Calm – quiet, peaceful, still, tranquil, mild
  4. Eager – keen, fervent, enthusiastic, involved, interested.
  5. Fear – fright, dread, terror, alarm.
  6. Happy – pleased, contented, satisfied, delighted.
  7. Hate-  disfavor, dislike, disapprove, abominate.
  8. Love- like, admire, esteem, fancy, care.
  9. Moody – temperamental, changeable, short-tempered.
  10. Sad-  miserable, uncomfortable, wretched, heart-broken.
  11. Scared – afraid, frightened, alarmed
  12. Crooked- bent, twisted, curved, hooked, zigzag
  13. Dangerous – perilous, hazardous, risky.
  14. Dark – shadowy, unlit, murky, gloomy, dim, dusky.
  15. Dull – boring, slow, dumb, stupid, lifeless, dead.

These are the few famous which everybody must remember and for the rest of the Antonyms and synonyms you can check the PDF which I  have given below:-

Download Most Important 400 Antonyms and Synonyms for NDA Exam

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How to prepare for the NDA English portion:-

In order to prepare for English portion, here are the few common things which is have mentioned below, you should follow this rules:-

  1. Read a lot:
    To prepare for the English section, you need to read as much as you can. Reader’s Digest, The Hindu Editorials and other magazines are some options to improve your reading and English section.
  2. Daily reading:
    Develop a habit of reading magazines and daily newspapers to score well in the English section. now students have access to the internet and different mobile applications, which they can use to check the daily news even when traveling. You can download such apps on your smartphones.
  3. Find new words:
    When reading magazines and newspapers, focus more on the latest words and note them down.
  4. Practice:
    Solve mock tests and previous year papers to get better practice and more words to remember.
  5. Study grammar books of up to 8th:
    You will get enough knowledge about passage solving and jumble words etc.
  6. Time management:
    Time management is very important to score the maximum question in the exam. manage your time and decide that you do not have to give more than 1 hour to English.
  7. Learn new words:
    Try to learn 20 new words every day and start using those words while writing or speaking. it will help you to grow in English.

These are a few common things you should follow while you preparing for the English portion and try those all the antonyms and synonyms which I have given In PDF, that will solve your 20% of English problem.


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