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NDA Exam: Highlights
|Conducting Body||Union Public Service Commission|
|Exam Type||National Level|
|Eligibility Criteria||Unmarried Male & Female candidates can apply|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Duration||Mathematics: 2 hours 30 minutes
General Ability Test: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Age Limit
- Educational Qualification
- Physical Parameters
NDA Syllabus for Mathematics
|MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS||
|ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY OF TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS||
|INTEGRAL CALCULUS AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS||
|STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY||
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NDA Syllabus: English
- Sentence Improvement
- Reading Comprehension
- One Word Substitution
- Spot the Error
- Cloze Test
NDA Syllabus for General Knowledge
|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 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; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses.
|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.
|General Science||Difference between the living and non-living.
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
|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, Co-operatives 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.
|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.
|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.
NDA Exam Pattern
|Subject||Paper||Total No. Of Questions||Exam Duration||Maximum Marks|
|General Ability Test||2||150||2.5 Hours||600|
- Each right answer will fetch 4 marks, while for the wrong answer 1.33 marks shall be deducted.
- The total time duration for this section is 2.5 hours.
|Paper I- Mathematics|
|Total Marks||300 Marks|
|Total No. of Questions||120|
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The General Ability Test (GAT) comprises of the following subjects:
- General English
- General Knowledge
- There are 50 questions in the English section.
- While the GK section has 100 questions.
- Each right answer will fetch 4 marks, while for the wrong answer 1.33 marks shall be deducted.
- The time duration for the GAT Section is 2.5 hours.
|Paper-II- General Ability Test|
|Total Marks||600 marks|
|Total No. of Questions||150|
|No. of questions in English Section||50|
|No. Of questions in General knowledge Section||100|
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What is NDA ?
What is the eligibility criteria for NDA 2022?
|NATIONALITY||1. Applicant must be an Indian citizen/subject of Bhutan /subject of Nepal or refugee from Tibet who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention to reside permanently in India.
2. Migrants : Those who have migrated from Burma ,Pakistan,Sri Lanka and East African countries of Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam or Ethiopia with an intention of settlement are also eligible to apply.
3. Foreign Nationals can also apply provided they can produce eligibility certificate issued by the Government of India.
|AGE||The minimum age limit is that candidates should be 15.7 years/ 16 years of age during the commencement of the course and the maximum age limit is that candidates should be 18.7 years/19 years of age during the commencement of the course.|
|GENDER||Both male and female candidates can apply.|
|MARITAL STATUS||Candidate should be unmarried.|
|EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION||FOR ARMY WING : Candidates should have passed class 10 and 12 from a recognised board with any subjects.
FOR AIR FORCE AND NAVY WING : Candidates should have passed class 10 and 12 from a recognised board with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
NOTE:Candidates who are or will be appearing for their Class 12 board examinations or are awaiting their results are also eligible to apply.
What is the exam pattern of NDA 2022?
What is the written exam pattern of NDA 2022?
|SUBJECT||No. of Questions||Marks||Time Allotted|
|MATHEMATICS||120||300||2 hrs 30 min|
|GENERAL ABILITY TEST||150||600||2 hrs 30 min|
NOTE: For Mathematics 2.5 marks are awarded for each correct answer and 0.83 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.
For General Ability Test 4 marks are awarded for every correct answer and 1.33 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.
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NDA 2022 exam will be conducted online or offline?
What is the last date to apply for NDA(I) 2022?
How many vacancies are there in NDA 2022 exam?
|Posts||No. of Vacancies|
|NDA Army||208 (including 10 for female candidates)|
|NDA Navy||42 (including 03 for female candidates)|
|NDA Air Force||Flying: 92 (including 02 for female candidates)
Ground Duty (Technical): 18 (including 02 for female candidates)
Ground Duty (Non Technical): 10 (including 02 forfemale candidates)
|Naval Academy||30 (Male Candidates only)|
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