NDA 2017 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
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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).
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 11th and 12th 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|
|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.
|II||General Ability||150||600||150 mins|
|SSB Interview Test||900|
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.
|Algebra + Vector Algebra||75||30|
|Determinants and matrices||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.
|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.
|General Knowledge Subjects||Questions||Marks|
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.
|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
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.
|6||History, Freedom Movement, etc.||80|
|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 12th Maths syllabus. More weightage is given on topics such as Sets, Sequence and Series,
|Topics||Number of Questions|
|Relation and Function||2|
|Sequence and Series||6|
|Algebra of Matrices||1|
|Inverse of a Matrix||2|
|Permutations and Combinations||1|
|Trignometry Ratios and Identities||3|
|Multiple and Submultiple Angles||1|
|Trignometric Functions of angels of Arbitary Magnitude||2|
|Inverse Trignometric Function||2|
|Properties of Triangle||1|
|Height and Distance||2|
|Fundamental Concept of 3D||2|
|Scalar Product of Vectors||2|
|Vector Product of Vectors||1|
|Fundamental Rules of Differentiation||3|
|Some More Methods of Differentiation||3|
|Maxima and Minima||1|
|Definite of Integrals||2|
|Area of Curves||1|
|Diagrammatic and Graphic Presentation||1|
|Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion||3|
|Measures of Dispersion||1|
|Mean Deviation Variance and Standard Deviation||2|
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|
|Ordering of Sentences||7|
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 8th. For preparing the General Science part, they can study class 11th and class 12th syllabus. Candidates can check below the important topics with number of questions in this section:-
|SUBTOPIC||No. of Qs|
|BOOKS AND AUTHORS||1|
|UNIT OF LENGTH||1|
|WORK , POWER AND ENERGY||2|
|TRANSFER OF HEAT||1|
|EMISSION OF RADIATION||2|
|EVER DAY CHEMISTRY||7|
|OXIDATION AND REDUCTION||1|
|CARBON AND ITS COMPOUND||1|
|NITROGEN AND ITS COMPOUNDS||1|
|ACIDS , BASES AND SALTS||1|
|ISOTOPES AND ISOBARS||1|
|STRUCTURE OF THE ATOM||1|
|NUCLEAR RECTION AND ATOMIC ENERGY||1|
|CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMAL KINGDOM||1|
|PLANT NUTRITION ( PHOTOSYNTHESIS)||1|
|BLOOD GROUP INHERITANCE||1|
|HUMAN DISEASES AND DIFENSE MECHANISAM||2|
|JAINISM AND BUDDHISM||2|
|BOOKS AND AUTHORS||1|
|BOOKS AND AUTHORS||1|
|BRITISH POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATION||1|
|INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY||1|
|THE EARTH ANDS ITS POSITION IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM||5|
|TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS||1|
|SCHEDULES OF THE CONSTITUTRION||1|
|FRAMING OF CONSTITUTION||1|
|CENSUS AND POPULATION||2|
|PUBLIC FINANCE AND FISCAL POLICY||2|
NDA is one of the umbrella exam conducted at National Level after class 12th. 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.
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