UPSC NDA and NA Syllabus and Exam Pattern Candidates for the Army/Navy/Naval Academy and Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in This written exam is first step in the process of NDA & NA job.This exam paper stranded is Intermediate.total exam pattern,total marks and duration time is given below table.
UPSC NDA and NA Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Subject  Code  Duration  Number of Questions  Maximum Marks 

Mathematics  01  2 1/2 Hour’s  120  300 
General ability test  02  2 1/2 Hour’s  150  600 
Total Marks ————————————— 900  
SSB test\Interview: —————————— 900 
NDA Selection Process Important pointers
 All the questions in the NDA exam will be objective i.e., Multiple Choice Questions.
 The medium of the exam will be bilingual (English & Hindi) with a total of 900 marks.
 Total 270 questions are asked of which 120 questions are from Mathematics and 150 questions from GAT section.
 The NDA syllabus covered in the exam is 10+2 standards
 There is negative marking for wrong answers which is given in detail below
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NDA Marking Scheme
The UPSC formulates the NDA marking scheme. As per the scheme, no marks are deducted if a question is left unanswered but there is a provision of negative marking for wrong answers. Candidates will lose 1/3rd of marks allotted to each question for incorrect answers. Go through the detailed NDA marking scheme below:
NDA Exam Pattern – Negative Marking Scheme  

Written Exams  Marks for each correct answer  Marks deducted for each incorrect answer 
Mathematics  2.5  0.83 
GAT  4  1.33 
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NDA Syllabus Mathematics
For Mathematics NDA Syllabus candidates are required to know maths till 12th standard. This section tests the candidates’ calculative skills. Let us know the topicwise NDA Mathematics syllabus and distribution of questions for each topic in the exam.
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Mathematics Topic  NDA Topicwise syllabus 
Algebra  Mathematics Topic Sets, Venn diagrams, De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation. Real numbers, Complex numbers, Modulus, Cube roots, Conversion of a number in Binary system to Decimals and viceversa. Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations, Linear inequations, Permutation and Combination, Binomial theorem and Logarithms. 
Calculus  Concept of a real valued function, domain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits, Continuity of functions, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivativeapplication. Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function. Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima 
Matrices and Determinants  Types of matrices, operations on matrices. Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, ApplicationsSolution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by Matrix Method. 
Integral Calculus and Differential Equations  Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Evaluation of definite integrals—determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves—applications. Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of differential equations, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types—examples. Application in problems of growth and decay. 
Trigonometry  Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometric ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Submultiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. ApplicationsHeight and distance, properties of triangles. 
Vector Algebra  Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of a vector, scalar product or dot product of two vectors. Vector product or cross product of two vectors. Applications—work done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems. 
Analytical Geometry Of Two and Three DimensionX  Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula. Equation of a line in various forms. Angle between two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in a threedimensional space, distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere. 
Statistics and Probability  Probability: Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events. Complementary, elementary and composite events. Definition of probability—classical and statistical—examples. Elementary theorems on probability—simple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes’ theorem—simple problems. Random variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binomial distribution. 
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NDA Exam Syllabus – GAT – General Science
 Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention
 Difference between the living and nonliving
 Food—Source of Energy for man
 Basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasms 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
NDA Exam Syllabus – GAT – Chemistry
 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
NDA Exam Syllabus – GAT – History
 Forces shaping the modern world;
 Renaissance
 Exploration and Discovery;
 A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation
 Freedom Movement in India
 French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution
 War of American Independence,
 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,
 Panchayati Raj, Democracy, Socialism and Communism
 Role of India in the present world
 Cooperatives and Community Development
 Bhoodan, Sarvodaya,
 National Integration and Welfare State
 Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi
NDA Exam Syllabus – GAT – Geography
 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.
NDA Exam Syllabus – GAT – Physics
 Physical Properties and States of Matter
 Modes of transference of Heat
 Mass, Weight, Volume, Sound waves and their properties
 Simple musical instruments
 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 Nonconductors
 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 XRays
 General Principles in the working of 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.
NDA Exam Pattern SSB Interview
After qualifying the written exam of NDA, candidates have to appear for the SSB Interview rounds. The pattern of NDA Interview is as mentioned below:
NDA – SSB Interview Pattern  

Stage 1  Screening Test 

Stage 2  Psychological Test 

Group Testing Officers Test 


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