NDA 2021 Syllabus Details

NDA 2021 Syllabus Details
19-February 2019...........

UPSC has prescribed NDA 2021 syllabus. NDA examination is divided into two papers Mathematics and General Ability. It aims to judge a candidate on his logical ability and general awareness.

  1. The Mathematics paper contains 300 marks while General Ability test holds 600 marks. The written test will be of total 900 marks.
  2. After clearing the written test, candidates have to go through the SSB Interview. The interview process will have total 900 marks.
  3. The question paper of Mathematics and PART B of General Ability test will be available in both English and Hindi languages.


NDA Syllabus Details

NDA Paper Updates :Paper is Divided into two parts



Total Marks

300 Marks

Total No. of Questions


Marks awarded for Correct answer

                     2.5 marks

Marks deducted for wrong answer


Exam Duration

    1. Hours


General Ability Test (GAT)


Total Marks

600 marks

Total No. of Questions


No. of questions in English Section


No. Of questions in General knowledge Section


Maximum Marks for English

200 marks

Maximum Marks for G.K.

400 marks

Marks for Correct Answer

4 marks in both sections

Marks for Incorrect Answer

-1.33 marks in both sections

Exam Duration

2.5 Hours


NDA Syllabus

Through National defence academy entrance exam, examiner test your basic skills, your general knowledge, your mathematics calculation and accuracy with speed so if you do not prepare according to that you will not get success easily. check important topics of NDA written syllabus below.


Paper I: Mathematics (Total 300 marks) Code:01

1. Algebra

2. Matrices and Determinants

3. Trigonometry

4. Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions

5. Differential Calculus

6. Integral Calculus and Differential Equations

7. Vector Algebra

8. Statistics and Probability


Paper II: General Ability Test (Total 600 marks) Code :02

Part A- English: The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate's understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like : Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate,s proficiency in English

Part B- General Knowledge: The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Geography and Current Events.

Section A Physics: Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principles of Archimedes, Pressure Barometers, Motion of Objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton's Law of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of Bodies, Gravitation , Elementary ideas of Work ,power and Energies, Effects of Heat and various topics.

Section B Chemistry Physical and Chemical Changes, Elements, Mixtures and Compounds ,Symbol, Formulae and Simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems), Properties of Air and Water, Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, nitrogen and Carbon dioxide, Oxidation and Reduction, Acids, Bases and Salts, Carbon Different Forms, Fertilizers Natural and Artificial, Materials used in the preparation of substances like soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cements, Paints, Safety Matches and Gunpowder, Elementary Ideas about the Structures of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights

Section C General Science Difference between Living and Non Living, Basis of Life- Cell, Protoplasm and Tissues, Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals, Elementary Knowledge of Human Body and its important organs, Common Epidemics and their causes and prevention, Food-Source of Energy for man, Constituents of Food, Balanced Diet, The Solar System- Meteors and Comets, Achievements of Eminent Scientists

Section D History and Freedom Movement A broad survey of Indian History with emphasis on Culture and Civilization, Freedom movement in India, Study of Indian Constitution and Administration, Elementary Knowledge of Five Year Plans of India , Panchayati Raj, Cooperative 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, 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

Section E Geography The Earth its shape and size, Latitudes and longitudes, Concept of Time and 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 compositions, Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones and Anti Cyclones, Humidity , Condensation and Precipitation, Types of Climate, Major Natural Regions of World, regional geography of India and related topics

Section F Current Events Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in recent years, Current important world events, Prominent Personalities both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports

[The Section A to F will carry approximately 25%,15%,10%,20%, 20%, 10% of marks weightage respectively]

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