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UPSC conducts NDA (National Defence Academy) Exam in Two Stages:
1.Written Examination
2.Interview
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Eligibility Criteria
Age Limit:  Applicants age must be between 16 ½ 19 ½ Years. See more details in notification. 

Educational Qualifications:
Army wing of National Defence Academy  12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or Equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board 
Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy  10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme 
Indian Naval Academy  12th class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a Candidates who are appearing in the 12th class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply. 
How to Apply:
Selection Procedure: Selection will be made on the basis of performance in written examination followed by Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test, SSB Interview.
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SYLLABUS
Part A – English 

The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects. like : Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English. 
Part B – General Knowledge 

The question paper on General Knowledge broadly covers the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.
The syllabus given below is designed to indicate the scope of these subjects included in this paper. The topics mentioned are not as exhaustive and questions on topics of similar nature not specifically mentioned in the syllabus may also be asked. Your answers are expected to show your knowledge and intelligent understanding of the subject. 
Section A: Physics 

Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer. 
Motion of objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Power and Energy. 
Effects of Heat, Measurement of temperature and heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat. Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments. 
Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflection and refraction. Spherical mirrors and Lenses. Human Eye. Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet. 
Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Nonconductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of XRays. 
General Principles in the working of the following 
Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses. 
Section B: Chemistry 

Physical and Chemical changes. Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination ( excluding problems ). Properties of Air and Water. 
Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbondioxide, Oxidation and Reduction. Acids, bases and salts. 
Carbon – different forms. Fertilizers – Natural and Artificial Material used in the preparation of substances like soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches, and GunPowder. 
Elementary ideas about the Structure of Atom, Atomic, Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency. 
Section C 

General Science Difference between the living and nonliving. Basis of Life  Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues. 
Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals. 
Elementary knowledge of human Body and its important organs. Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention. 
Food  Source of Energy for man. Constituents of food, Balanced Diet. The Solar System  Meteors and Comets, Eclipses. 
Achievements of Eminent Scientists. 
Section D: History, Freedom Movement, etc. 

A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation. Freedom Movement in India. 
Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration. Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India. 
Panchayati Raj, Cooperatives and Community Development. 
Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. 
Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence. French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution. 
Impact of Science and Technology on Society. Concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy. Socialism and Communism. Role of India in the present world. 
Section E: Geography 

The Earth, its shape and size. Lattitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time. International Date Line. Movements of Earth and their effects. 
Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification; Weathering  Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and volcanoes. 
Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, cyclones and Anti cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate. Major Natural regions of the World. 
Regional Geography of India – Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and industrial activities. 
Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports of India. 
Section F: Current Events 

Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years. Current important world events. 
Prominent personalities  both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports. 
Note: Out of maximum marks assigned to part ‘B’ of this paper, questions on Sections A, B, C, D, E and F will carry approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20% and 10% weightages respectively.
Algebra 

Concept of a set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws. Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation. Representation of real numbers on a line. Complex numbers – basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in a decimal system to a binary system and vice versa. Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations with real coefficients. Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its application. 
Matrices and Determinants 

Types of matrices, operations on matrices. Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, Applications – Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by Matrix. 
Trigonometry 

Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Submultiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications – Height and distance, properties. 
Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions 

Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula. Equation of a line in various forms. Angle between two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. 
Differential Calculus 

Concept of a real valued function – domain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits – examples. Continuity of functions – examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative – applications. Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function. Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. 
Integral Calculus and Differential Equations 

Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Evaluation of definite integrals – determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves – applications. Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of a differential equation, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types.
Examples. Application in problems of growth and decay. 
Vector Algebra 

Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of vector, scalar product or dot product of twovectors. Vector product and cross product of two vectors. Applicationswork done by a force and moment of a force, and in geometrical. 
Statistics and Probability: Statistics 

Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution – examples. Graphical representation – Histogram, Pie Chart, Frequency Polygon – examples. Measures of Central tendency – Mean, Median and Mode. Variance and standard deviation – determination and comparison. 
Scheme of Examination
Subject 
Code 
Duration 
Max. Marks 
Mathematics 
01 
2.5 hours 
300 
General Ability 
02 
2.5 hours 
600 
SUBJECT 
Paper 
Maximum Marks 
Mathematics (Code No. 01) 
Paper 1 
300 
General Ability Test (Code No. 02) 

Part A English 
Paper 2 
200 
Part B General Knowledge 
400 
General Knowledge has six sections with the break•up of 400 marks as below:
Section 
marks 
Physics 
100 
Chemistry 
60 
General Science 
40 
History, Freedom Movement (Social Studies) 
80 
Geography 
80 
Current Events 
40 
Total 
400 
A briefing on NDA Exam pattern is as under
Paper 
Subjects 
No. of Questions 
Marks 
Marks for each Correct Answer 
Negative Marks for Incorrect Answer 
Marks for questions not attempted 

Paper I 
Mathematics 
120 
300 
2.5 
0.83 
Nil 

Paper II 
English 
50 
200 
4 
1.33 
Nill 


GK 
100 
400 
4 
1.33 
Nill 

Total Time for Exam (in minutes) 300 (3 hours) 