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NDA (National Defence Academy Exam)

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NDA Exam Overview

The Union Public Service Commission UPSC in India has officially announced details about NDA (i) 2019 exams. As per the announcement released, NDA (i) 2019 exam is scheduled to be held on April 21, 2019. The exams will be undertaken for admissions to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA for 143rd course in Army and Navy and 105th Naval Academy Course commencing from January 2, 2020.

The National Defense Academy (NDA) is the Joint Service Academy for the Indian Armed Forces. NDA is considered to be the first tri-service academy in the world. UPSC plays the role of conducting written examination which help candidates to get admissions in the academy, the examination is followed by another extensive interview conducted by SSB. Finally, a medical test to keep a check on the candidate’s overall health and physical fitness.

The NDA exams witnesses around 4,50,000 applicants for the exam every year, from which only 6,300 are called for the interview round. Only 320 cadets are accepted to the academy out of the lot. Out of 320 cadets, 70 for Air force, 42 for Navy and 208 cadets for the Army.

NDA Exam Qualification and Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility of a candidate willing to appear for NDA is evaluated on the basis of four different categories.

The eligibility of a candidate willing to appear for NDA is evaluated on the basis of four different categories.

a. As per nationality

  • Apart from Indian origin, candidates from other countries can also appear for NDA 2019. For the same the candidate must either be
  • Apart from being an Indian origin, candidates from other countries can also appear for the NDA 2019 examinations. The candidates must be:
  • A citizen of India
  • A citizen of Bhutan,
  • A citizen of Nepal
  • Tibetan refugees who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India are also eligible to appear for NDA 2019.
  • An Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India are also eligible to appear for NDA 2019 exam.
  • Note:The candidate from other countries other than India must possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

b. As per age limit

  • The minimum age required for appearing for NDA examination is 16.5 years
  • The maximum age required for appearing for NDA examination is 19.5 years
  • The date will be calculated as mentioned on the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation.

c. As per educational qualification

  • Army Wing of National Defence Academy: The Applicants who wish to apply for Indian Army must have a HSC in 10+2 pattern of School Education or any equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University. The candidates willing to apply for Indian Army must possess a class 12
  • Air Force, Navy and Naval Academy of National Defence Academy: The Applicants willing to apply for Air Force, Naval and Navy Defence Academy must have a HSC in 10+2 pattern of School Education with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

d. As per physical standard

  • Applicants who are willing to appear for NDA 2019 must be mentally and physically fit. The physical fitness standard is prescribed by SSB – the conducting authority. The applicants are recommended by the SSB to undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers
  • The desiring candidates must possess a good physical and mental health and free from any illness or disability which can reduce the efficiency of Military duties. The candidates selected are admitted to the academy for further training.
  • A minimum height of 157cm for Army, Navy and Naval Academy while 162.5cm for Air Force. A leverage of 5 cm is provided to Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern regions.

NDA Exam Dates

The UPSC has released the exam schedule for NDA examinations. The NDA (i) exam will be held on April 21, 2019 and the last day of submission is February 04, 2019. While the NDA (ii) will be held on December 11, 2019 and the last day of submission is September 03, 2019.

NDA Exam 2019 Important Dates

The first notification was released by UPSC on January 10, 2019 for the NDA (i) exams. The second notification will be released by UPSC was on September 03, 2019 for the NDA (ii) exams.

NDA Exam Paper Pattern

Stage 1:

Written Exam: The written exam will take place in two papers:

  • Mathematics (01) The mathematics consists of algebra, determinants, matrices, analytical geometry of two and three dimensions, vector algebra and statistics, integral calculus and differential equations, different calculus and probability. The mathematics carries 300 marks.
  • General Ability (02) The General Ability is divided into two parts broadly: Part 1 (English) and Part 2 (GK). The candidate get a total time duration of two and a half hour to complete both the papers. General Ability carries 600 marks.

The papers will consist of objective type questions only and will be set bilingually, in Hindi as well as English.

Stage 2:

Intelligence and Personality Test: The SSB procedure is divided into two parts.

Part 1: Includes Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and Picture Perception/Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on the combined performance of OIR and PP&DT test.

Part 2: Comprises of an interview, psychology tests, group testing officer tasks and the conference. These test take place over a period of four days.

NDA Exam Subject

Mathematics :

  • Algebra
    • Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic Progressions
    • Binary System of Numbers
    • Binomial theorem and its applications
    • Cartesian product
    • Complex numbers—basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity
    • Concept of Sets
    • Conversion of a Number in Decimal System to Binary System and Vice-Versa
    • De Morgan's laws
    • Equivalence Relation
    • Logarithms and their applications
    • Operations on sets
    • Permutation and combination
    • Quadratic equations with real coefficients
    • Relation
    • Representation of real numbers on a line
    • Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs
    • Venn Diagrams
  • Matrices and 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 Method
    • Basic properties of determinants
    • Determinant of a Matrix
    • Operations on Matrices
    • Types of Matrices
  • Trigonometry
    • Angles and Their Measures in Degrees and in Radians
    • Applications - height and distance
    • Inverse Trigonometric Functions
    • Multiple and sub-multiple angles
    • Properties of Triangles
    • Trigonometric Identities Sum and Difference Formulae
    • Trigonometrical ratios
  • Analytical geometry of two and three dimensions
    • Angle between Two Lines
    • Angle between Two Lines and Angle between Two Planes
    • Direction Cosines and Direction Ratios
    • Distance between Two Points
    • Distance formula
    • Distance of a point from a line
    • Eccentricity and Axis of a Conic
    • Equation Two Points
    • Equation of a Sphere
    • Equation of a circle in standard and in general form
    • Equation of a line in various forms
    • Equation of a plane and a line in various forms
    • Point in a Three-Dimensional Space
    • Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate System
    • Standard Forms of Parabola, Ellipse and Hyperbola
  • Differential Calculus
    • Algebraic Operations on Continuous Functions
    • Application of Derivatives in Problems of Maxima and Minima
    • Composite Functions, One to One, onto and Inverse Functions
    • Concept of a Real Valued Function–Domain, Range and Graph of a Function
    • Continuity of functions
    • Derivative of a Composite Function
    • Derivative of a function with respect to another function
    • Derivative of function at a point
    • Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions
    • Geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative—applications
    • Increasing and Decreasing Functions
    • Notion of limits
    • Second order derivatives
    • Standard limits
  • Integral calculus and differential equations
    • Application in Problems of Growth and Decay
    • Definition of Order and Degree of a Differential Equation
    • Determination of Areas of Plane Regions Bounded by Curves
    • Evaluation of Definite Integrals
    • Formation of a differential equation by examples
    • General and particular solution of a differential equations
    • Integration as Inverse of Differentiation
    • Integration by Substitution and by Parts
    • Solution of first order and first-degree differential equations of various types—examples
    • Standard integrals involving algebraic expressions
    • Trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions
  • Vector Algebra
    • Addition of vectors
    • Applications—work done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems
    • Magnitude and Direction of a Vector
    • Scalar Multiplication of a Vector
    • Scalar product or dot product of two vectors
    • Unit and null vectors
    • Vector Product or Cross Product of Two Vectors
    • Vectors in Two and Three Dimensions
  • Statistics and probability
    • Probability
    • Statistics

NDA Exam Syllabus

NDA Paper 1 Syllabus
Algebra Differential Calculus
Matrices and Determinants Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
Trigonometry Vector Algebra
Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions Statistics and Probability
NDA Paper 2 Syllabus
Physical Properties and States of Matter Modes of transference of Heat
Mass Sound waves and their properties
Weight Simple musical instruments
Volume Rectilinear propagation of Light
Density and Specific Gravity Reflection and refraction
Principle of Archimedes Spherical mirrors and Lenses
Pressure Barometer Human Eye
Motion of objects Natural and Artificial Magnets
Velocity and Acceleration Properties of a Magnet
Newton’s Laws of Motion Earth as a Magnet
Force and Momentum Static and Current Electricity
Parallelogram of Forces Conductors and Non-conductors
Stability and Equilibrium of bodies Ohm’s Law
Gravitation Simple Electrical Circuits
Elementary ideas of work Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current
Power and Energy Measurement of Electrical Power
Effects of Heat Primary and Secondary Cells
Measurement of Temperature and Heat Use of X-Rays
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; Lightning Conductors, Safety Fuses.
Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide, Oxidation and Reduction. Acids, bases and salts. Carbon— different forms Physical and Chemical Changes
Fertilizers—Natural and Artificial Elements
Material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and Gunpowder Mixtures and Compounds
Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equation
Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems)
Valency Properties of Air and Water
General Science
Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention Difference between the living and nonliving
Food—Source of Energy for man Basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasm and Tissues
Constituents of food Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals
Balanced Diet Elementary knowledge of Human Body and its important organs
The Solar System—Meteors and Comets, Eclipses. Achievements of Eminent Scientists
Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilization
Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution Freedom Movement in India
Impact of Science and Technology on Society Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration
Concept of one World Elementary knowledge of Five-Year Plans of India
United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism and Communism Panchayati Raj
Role of India in the present world Co-operatives and Community Development
A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilization Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State
Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi
The Earth, its shape and size Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and its composition
Latitudes and Longitudes Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones and Anticyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation
Concept of time Types of Climate
International Date Line Major Natural regions of the World
Movements of Earth and their effects Regional Geography of India—Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and Industrial activities
Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India
Weathering—Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and Volcanoes Main items of Imports and Exports of India
Current Affairs
Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years Prominent personalities—both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports
Current important world events