NDA SYLLABUS AND EXAM PATTERN 2018/SYLLABUS OF NDA/ NDA EXAM PATTERN 2018
NDA SYLLABUS AND EXAM PATTERN 2018 -National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services Academy of the three Indian Armed Forces i.e. the Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force. NDA exam is held for the candidates who want to join Indian Defence Forces as Commissioned Officers. Many aspirants take this exam every year. It’s organized twice a year.
NDA SYLLABUS AND EXAM PATTERN 2018
It comprises of two papers:
- Paper 1: Mathematics – 300 marks (qualifying in nature)
- Paper 2: General Ability(English and GK) – 600 marks
PAPER 1- MATHEMATICS SYLLABUS
The Mathematics paper covers the following chapters and topics:
TRIGONOMETRY
Trigonometrical ratios, properties of triangles, Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians, Inverse trigonometric functions, Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae, Applications – Height and distance, Multiple and Sub-multiple angles.
ALGEBRA
Complex numbers – basic properties, modulus, Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa, Arithmetic, argument, cube roots of unity, Geometric and Harmonic progressions, Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs, Representation of real numbers on a line, Binary system of numbers, Binomial theorem and its application, Quadratic equations with real coefficients, Permutation and Combination, Logarithms and their applications.
NDA SYLLABUS AND EXAM PATTERN 2018
DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS
Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative – applications, increasing and decreasing functions, Continuity of functions – examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions, Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima, Concept of a real valued function – domain, range and graph of a function, Notion of limit, Standard limits – examples, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative – applications, Derivative of a function at a point, Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect of another function, derivative of a composite function and Second order derivatives.
VECTOR ALGEBRA:
Vectors in two and three dimensions, scalar multiplication of vector, scalar product or dot product of two-vectors, Applications-work done by a force and moment of a force, and in geometrical problems, magnitude and direction of a vector, Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, Vector product and cross product of two vectors.
INTEGRAL CALCULUS AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS:
Integration by substitution and by parts, trigonometric, Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples, exponential and hyperbolic functions, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types – examples, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, Evaluation of definite integrals – determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves – applications, General and particular solution of a differential equation, Integration as inverse of differentiation, Application in problems of growth and decay.
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MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS
Types of Matrices, Determinant of a matrix, adjoin and inverse of a square matrix, operations on matrices, Applications – Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by Matrix Method, basic properties of determinant.
ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY OF TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS
Distance formula, Equation of a circle in standard and in general form, Ellipse and hyperbola, Angle between two lines, Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system, Equation of a line in various forms, Standard forms of parabola, Distance of a point from a line, Eccentricity and axis of a conic.
Point in a three-dimensional space, distance between two points, Equation of a plane and a line in various forms, Equation of a sphere, Direction Cosines and direction ratios, angle between two lines and angle between two planes.
STATISTICS
Frequency distribution, Classification of data, cumulative frequency distribution – examples Graphical representation – Histogram, Measures of Central tendency – mean, median and mode, Pie Chart, Frequency Polygon – examples, Variance and standard deviation – determination and comparison, Correlation and regression.
PROBABILITY
outcomes and associated sample space, Binomial distribution, Random experiment, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, Bayes’ theorem – simple problems, impossible and certain events, Complementary, elementary and composite events, Union and Intersection of events, Definition of probability – classical and statistical – examples, Conditional probability, Random variable as function on a sample space, Elementary theorems on probability – simple problems, Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.
NDA SYLLABUS AND EXAM PATTERN 2018
PAPER 2-GENERAL ABILITY SYLLABUS
The general ability section comprises of two parts which are mentioned below:
Part A(English) – 50 Questions
The English syllabus involves Vocabulary, Grammar and their usage. It generally covers the following topics:
- Spotting Errors – 10
- Synonyms – 5
- Antonyms – 5
- Selecting Words – 10
- Ordering of Words in a Sentence- 7
- Sentence Improvement -13
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Part B (General Knowledge ) – 100 Questions
The question paper comprises of general knowledge and covers the subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Social Studies and Current Affairs.
Section A – Physics
Motion of objects, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Velocity and Acceleration, Power and Energy, Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments, Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses, Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer, Effects of Heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat, Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflection and refraction. Spherical mirrors and Lenses. Human Eye, Static and Current Electricity, Measurement of temperature and heat, conductors and Non-conductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays. Impact of Science and Technology on Society,
Section B – Chemistry
Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon-Di-oxide, Oxidation and Reduction, Material used in the preparation of substances like soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches, and Gun-Powder, Carbon – different forms, Physical and Chemical changes. Symbols, Formulas and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems). Properties of Air and Water, Acids, bases and salts, Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Fertilizers – Natural and Artificial, Elementary ideas about the Structure of Atom, Atomic, Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Vallency.
Section C –Biology
Basis of Life – Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues, Constituents of food, Balanced Diet, Achievements of Eminent Scientists, Difference between the living and non-living, Elementary knowledge of human Body and its important organs, Food – Source of Energy for man, Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals, Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention.
Section D – History
Freedom Movement in India, Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation, Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India, Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration, Panchayati Raj, Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution, Concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheels, Democracy, Socialism and Communism, Co-operatives and Community Development, Role of India in the present world.
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Section E – Geography
Origin of Earth, Weathering – Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and volcanoes, Atmosphere and its composition, Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Rocks and their classification, Planetary Winds, cyclones and Anti-cyclones, Humidity, Condensation and Precipitation, Major Natural regions of the World, Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports of India, Types of Climate, The Earth, its shape and size, Latitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time, International Date Line, Movements of Earth and their effects, Ocean Currents and Tides, Regional Geography of India – Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources, location and distribution of agricultural and industrial activities. The Solar System – Meteors and Comets, Eclipses.
Section F – Current Affairs
Current important world events, 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.
It is not compulsory that the topics mentioned above will surely come in the examination. The question paper does not remain consistent, it changes every year. It may happen that the question paper will consists of the topic not discussed here.
NDA SYLLABUS AND EXAM PATTERN 2018
EXAM PATTERN
SUBJECT | DURATION | NUMBER OF QUESTIONS | MAXIMUM MARKS |
Mathematics | 2:30 hours | 120(each question carries 2.5 marks) | 300 |
General Ability Test: Part A-English | 2:30 hours | 50 (each question carries 4 marks) | 200 |
General Ability Test Part B- GK | 100 (each question carries 4 marks) | 400 | |
Total of written Exam | 270 | 900 | |
SSB Interview | 900 |
NDA Exam Mathematics Cut Off Marks 2017 – 2018
As per the UPSC one has to score at least 30% of the maximum marks in NDA exam mathematics paper to clear the exam. If you do not score 30% marks in mathematics paper irrespective to your total score in NDA exam, you will be considered as failed. NDA exam mathematics cut off mark is 30% of 300 i.e. 90 marks. So candidates need to score 90 marks out of 300 marks to clear NDA exam sectional cut off for Mathematics.
NDA Exam General Ability Test Cut Off Marks 2017 – 2018
UPSC has also declared the sectional cut off marks for NDA exam general ability test, candidates need to score minimum marks as per UPSC to clear the NDA exam. Cut off marks for NDA exam general ability test is 30% of 600 marks. General ability test consist of 600 marks in which candidates need to score 180 marks to clear the NDA exam. So candidates need to score 180 marks out of 600 marks to clear NDA exam sectional cut off for General ability test.
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TOPPERS TIPS TO CRACK NDA EXAM
NDA Previous Year Question Paper/ Test Booklet of Mathematics (2016) I with Answer Key
NDA Previous Year Question Paper/ Test Booklet of Mathematics (2016) II with Answer Key
NDA 2016 Cut Off Marks Paper (II)
NDA 2016 Cut Off Marks Paper (1)
Online Test Series for Bank/SSC