NDA 2017 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST

National Defense Academy and Naval Academy fills different vacancies through NDA conducted by UPSC. The NDA II is scheduled to take place in the September 10, 2017**. CheckNDA Sample Papers**

NDA is pen & paper based exam conducted in two sessions(morning and afternoon).

- Each session of NDA 2017 will be of 150 minutes duration.
- The pattern of
**NDA 2017**first session will carry a total of 120 multiple choice questions of 300 marks. - The second session will be of General Ability Test and will carry a total of 150 multiple choice questions of 600 marks.
**CheckNDA Syllabus** - The duration of each paper will be of 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- The cutoff marks of NDA 2017 as per previous uear trends is expected to be around 350 to 360.

NDA paper will consist of mathematics and General Ability test. Mathematics section is of 300 marks. There are 120 questions and candidates can attempt them in 150 minutes. **Check** **NDA Mathematics**

Second Paper is of General Ability. It consist of 7 topics namely Physics, Chemistry, History, Geography, General Science, English and Current Events. This section consists 120 question out of which Physics section consist of 25 questions. **CheckNDA Physics**

Chemistry section consist of 15 questions comprising 60 marks in total. Check out the pattern and questions asked in **NDA Chemistry****.**

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) in their official notification has specified the number of questions and marking scheme for both the papers. Here you will find the complete details about NDA 2017 exam pattern – number of questions, duration of the exam, marking scheme, mode and medium of the exam, etc.

NDA exam is divided into 2 sections namely Mathematics and General Ability Test. Both the papers will be of 2 hours 30 minutes. Paper 1 of mathematics will be of 300 marks and Paper 2 will be of 600 marks divided between English (200) and General Knowledge (400). All the questions will be in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) format. **NDA Syllabus** in the Mathematics section will be based on the Class 11^{th} and 12^{th} syllabus while the syllabus for Paper 2 (English and General Knowledge) would be also based on a similar level.

Candidates appearing for NDA 2017 Exam can check the table described below to know about the exam pattern for NDA and NDA Syllabus 2017 to get an idea about the type of questions in various sections and marking scheme-

Highlights of NDA Exam Pattern | |
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Name of the Exam | NDA/NA |

Mode of Exam | Offline (Hindi & English) |

Exam Date | April 23, 2017 and September 10, 2017 |

Number of Sections | 2 |

Total Number of Questions | 220 |

Time Duration | 2 hours 30 minutes for each section |

Negative Marking | Yes. 0.83 mark for Maths section and 2.33 mark for General Ability Section |

NDA pattern includes two papers Mathematics and General Ability. Both papers have the same time duration of 150 minutes. Mathematics paper contains 120 questions of 300 marks, and General ability paper contains 150 questions of 600 marks. Check below table with all the details of NDA Examination Pattern.

Paper | Subject | Questions | Marks | Duration |

I | Maths | 120 | 300 | 150 mins |

II | General Ability | 150 | 600 | 150 mins |

Total | 270 | 900 | ||

SSB Interview Test | 900 | 5 days |

NDA Mathematics Paper is in the NDA/NA Examination. It is held in the morning/first session on the day of NDA Examination. Mathematics question paper consists of 300 marks. Each question contains 2.5 marks. And the time duration is 150 minutes. All questions are printed in the English as well as the Hindi language. NDA Question paper of Mathematics is an objective type question paper you should mark one answer in four alternatives and for every wrong answer, one-third of the marks will be deducted.

Mathematics Subjects | Marks | Questions |

Algebra + Vector Algebra | 75 | 30 |

Trigonometry | 50 | 20 |

Determinants and matrices | 25 | 10 |

Analytical Geometry | 50 | 20 |

Vector Algebra | 25 | 10 |

Statistics and Probability | 25 | 10 |

Differential Calculus and Integral calculus | 50 | 20 |

NDA Mathematics question paper will consist of various topics like Algebra, Matrices, Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability.

Mathematics- Provided below are some important books that candidates can use for NDA preparation. These books have a vast explanation of mathematical concepts. It consists of every minor topics mentioned in the syllabus like Sets and relations along with functions, quadratic equations, logarithms, trigonometry and geometry topics like circles, triangles, coordinates etc. For better preparations, These books also include the tricks and shortcut methods for solving the questions.

Books | ISBN No. |
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Mathematics for NDA and NA by R.S. Aggarwal | 8121910188 |

Pathfinder for NDA & NA Examinations National Defense Academy conducted by UPSC by Arihant Experts | 935176074X |

NDA General Abilities is held in the evening/second session on the day of NDA Examination. General Abilities question paper consists of 150 questions of 600 marks. Each question is of 4 And the time duration is 150 minutes. All questions are printed in the English as well as the NDA Question paper General Abilities is an objective type question paper you should mark one answer in four alternatives and for every wrong answer, one-third of the marks will be deducted. The General Ability Test paper consist of two sections - English and General knowledge. General Knowledge sections including Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.

Subject | Questions | Marks |

English | 50 | 200 |

General Knowledge | 100 | 400 |

Total | 150 | 600 |

General Knowledge Subjects | Questions | Marks |

Physics | 25 | 100 |

History | 20 | 80 |

Geography | 20 | 80 |

Chemistry | 15 | 60 |

General Science | 10 | 40 |

Current Events | 10 | 40 |

Below listed books contains important questions from different topics like English, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Geography, Current Events, Intelligence and Personality, History, Freedom Movement, etc asked in NDA 2017

. They also includes well-explained theory and contain a lot of exercise of solved and unsolved questions for better practice.

Books | ISBN No. |
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Compendium General Knowledge 2017 with latest facts and data by Kumar Sundram | 8174821813 |

General Knowledge 2017 Paperback – 31 Mar 2017 | 9350945398 |

Candidates preparing for **NDA** can refer to NDA previous year sample papers to get an idea of NDA Exam Pattern . This will help them in analyzing the type of questions asked in the test, important topics asked in each section. Candidates can refer to the following samples for NDA Exam Preparation

- Chapter wise – Section wise Solved Papers NDA & NA (Mathematics/English/General Ability) with Explanatory Solutions

By Experts Compilation - Chapter wise – Section wise Solved Papers NDA & NA (Mathematics/English/General Ability) with Explanatory Solutions

by Arihant Experts

After successfully qualifying in NDA written exam candidates are called by the Service Selection Board(SSB) for Intelligence and Physical Test. At the SSB Interview, candidates will face different types of exams. The SSB Rounds comprises of two stage Selection process–

(a)Stage I involves Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests in which Picture Observation * Description Test (PP&DT) are there. The applicants will shortlist given the mix of execution in OIR Test and PP&DT.

(b)Stage II will comprise of the Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are of four to five days duration followed by the Medical Test.

The different tests of IO, GTO and Psych are intended to sort out the vicinity/nonattendance of Officer Like Qualities and their trainability in a competitor. Based on the performance applicants are Recommended or Not Recommended at the SSB.

S.No. | Subjects | Marks |

1 | Maths | 300 |

2 | English | 200 |

3 | Physics | 100 |

4 | Chemistry | 60 |

5 | Geeneral Science | 40 |

6 | History, Freedom Movement, etc. | 80 |

7 | Geography | 80 |

8 | Curent Events | 40 |

TOTAL | 900 | |

SSB INTERVIEW TEST | 900 |

NDA Paper-2 comprises 2 papers viz. Mathematics and General Ability Test. Candidates can check the important topics and number of questions asked in these 2 sections from below mentioned sections on the basis of previous year trends:-

The first paper is of Mathematics. All the questions are of objective type (MCQs). Candidates are **given 2 hours 30 minutes to solve it**. The Maths paper generally consist of class 11 and 12^{th} Maths syllabus. More weightage is given on topics such as Sets, Sequence and Series,

Topics | Number of Questions |
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Sets | 9 |

Relation and Function | 2 |

Venn Diagram | 2 |

Number System | 1 |

Complex Numbers | 1 |

Polynomials | 3 |

Quadratic Equations | 1 |

Sequence and Series | 6 |

Geometric Progressions | 3 |

Algebra of Matrices | 1 |

Determinants | 3 |

Inverse of a Matrix | 2 |

Linear Equations | 3 |

Logarithms | 1 |

Permutations and Combinations | 1 |

Binomial Theorem | 2 |

Binary system | 1 |

Trignometry Ratios and Identities | 3 |

Multiple and Submultiple Angles | 1 |

Trignometric Functions of angels of Arbitary Magnitude | 2 |

Compound Angles | 3 |

Transformation Formula | 3 |

Inverse Trignometric Function | 2 |

Properties of Triangle | 1 |

Height and Distance | 2 |

Straight Line | 3 |

Circle | 2 |

Ellipse | 2 |

Fundamental Concept of 3D | 2 |

Planes | 3 |

Straight Line | 1 |

Sphere | 1 |

Scalar Product of Vectors | 2 |

Vector Product of Vectors | 1 |

Limits | 3 |

Continuity | 1 |

Differentiability | 1 |

Fundamental Rules of Differentiation | 3 |

Some More Methods of Differentiation | 3 |

Maxima and Minima | 1 |

Integration | 1 |

Definite of Integrals | 2 |

Area of Curves | 1 |

Differential Equation | 3 |

Diagrammatic and Graphic Presentation | 1 |

Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion | 3 |

Measures of Dispersion | 1 |

Mean Deviation Variance and Standard Deviation | 2 |

Conditional Probability | 2 |

Independent Events | 1 |

Baye’s Theorem | 1 |

Multiplication Rule | 1 |

Binomial Distribution | 1 |

Total | 120 |

Paper 2 will be of General Mental Ability Test. This paper will be divided into 2 parts English and General Science. Candidates will get 2 hours 30 minute to solve this section. The English part will include topics like Synonyms, Antonyms, Para jumbles. Mentioned below is topic wise analysis which can help them for the NDA Exam preparation. For preparing this section candidates are advised to go through the NDA previous year Question papers.

Topic | Number of Questions |
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Synonyms | 8 |

Antonyms | 8 |

Ordering of Sentences | 7 |

Para Jumbles | 7 |

Spotting Errors | 11 |

Reading Comprehension | 9 |

Total Questions | 50 |

This part includes the General Knowledge questions, Current Affairs and General Science questions on Physics, Chemistry and Biology subject. For preparing this section candidates should read newspaper on daily basis. They can also prepare general knowledge questions from General Knowledge text books up to class 8^{th}. For preparing the General Science part, they can study class 11^{th} and class 12^{th} syllabus. Candidates can check below the important topics with number of questions in this section:-

SUBTOPIC | No. of Qs |
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NATIONAL SYMBOLS | 1 |

BOOKS AND AUTHORS | 1 |

DANCE | 1 |

INSTITUTIONS | 1 |

UNIT OF LENGTH | 1 |

WORK , POWER AND ENERGY | 2 |

DENSITY | 1 |

TRANSFER OF HEAT | 1 |

GRAVITATION | 1 |

WAVE MOTION | 2 |

SHM | 1 |

ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION | 3 |

LIGHT | 2 |

STATIC ELECTRICITY | 3 |

CURRENT ELECTRICITY | 2 |

EMISSION OF RADIATION | 2 |

NUCLEAR PHYSICS | 2 |

EVER DAY CHEMISTRY | 7 |

OXIDATION AND REDUCTION | 1 |

CARBON AND ITS COMPOUND | 1 |

DIAMOND | 1 |

NITROGEN AND ITS COMPOUNDS | 1 |

AMMONIA | 1 |

ACIDS , BASES AND SALTS | 1 |

ALLOYS | 1 |

ISOTOPES AND ISOBARS | 1 |

STRUCTURE OF THE ATOM | 1 |

NUCLEAR RECTION AND ATOMIC ENERGY | 1 |

INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY | 1 |

CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMAL KINGDOM | 1 |

NUTRITION | 1 |

ENZYMES | 1 |

PLANT NUTRITION ( PHOTOSYNTHESIS) | 1 |

ANIMAL NUTRITION | 1 |

BLOOD | 1 |

BLOOD GROUP INHERITANCE | 1 |

HUMAN DISEASES AND DIFENSE MECHANISAM | 2 |

ECOSYSTEM | 1 |

POLLUTION | 1 |

SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS | 2 |

JAINISM AND BUDDHISM | 2 |

BOOKS AND AUTHORS | 1 |

MEDIEVAL INDIA | 1 |

BOOKS AND AUTHORS | 1 |

BRITISH POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATION | 1 |

INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY | 1 |

THE EARTH ANDS ITS POSITION IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM | 5 |

THE ATMOSPHERE | 3 |

VOLCANIC ACTIVITY | 1 |

ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY | 1 |

NATURAL VEGETATION | 1 |

PHYSIOGRAPHY | 2 |

CLIMATE | 1 |

DRAINAGE | 2 |

INDUSTRIES | 1 |

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS | 1 |

SETTLEMENTS | 1 |

CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT | 2 |

SCHEDULES OF THE CONSTITUTRION | 1 |

FRAMING OF CONSTITUTION | 1 |

THE PARLIAMENT | 1 |

JUDICIARY | 1 |

FINANCE COMMISSION | 1 |

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS | 1 |

CENSUS AND POPULATION | 2 |

PUBLIC FINANCE AND FISCAL POLICY | 2 |

COMMITTEE | 1 |

BUDGET | 1 |

PERSON | 1 |

SPORTS | 1 |

TOTAL | 100 |

**NDA **is one of the umbrella exam conducted at National Level after class 12^{th}. Every year lakhs of candidates take this exam. Preparing for **NDA Exam **is not an easy task . Candidates need to really work hard on their personality apart from studying vigorously to clear the Stage 1. **For NDA preparation **candidates can take help of NDA previous year question paper, NDA Sample papers etc. Mentioned down are some tips for candidates preparing for NDA.

- Preparing for NDA is not an easy task for good preparation, it is necessary to have a smart study plan. Here, smart study plan includes managing Time and NDA syllabus efficiently. Your preparation schedule must be well-organized for obtaining a good score. For this candidates should start preparing in right direction by solving previous year questions. By solving the sample papers candidates can increase their speed as well as they will get an idea about the NDA exam pattern and difficulty level of the questions asked . Studying from good books also play an important role in exam preparation.
- Selection through NDA is based not only on the written test but your personality and health also plays a major role in it. So all the candidates should keep themselves fit and healthy through the intake of sufficient food and water. Along with it, candidates should also prefer yoga or some another exercise or meditation to relief stress.
- Another important factor is Clearing Basics- Firstly, do the analysis of your complete syllabus and mark the topics that require more concentration. Start preparing the topics from basics. If your basics are clear then only you are able to solve the high level questions.

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1 CommentIF I CROSS NDA CUT OFF MARKS BY MATH PHY CHEM AND ENGLISH , AM I SELECT

Hi Rahul, I am giving you the NDA Cutoff, please check the link NDA Cutoff . If you score according to this cutoff, you will be selected for NDA.

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