UPSC NDA 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

UPSC NDA 2021 Syllabus consists of two sections which is Mathematics & General Ability Test. National Defense Academy (NDA) is a joint defense academy of all defence units in India. The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts a national level exam to recruit aspirants from all over the country for the UPSC NDA Exam. This exam is conducted for those candidates who wants to join the Indian Defense Forces ( Air Force, Army and Navy). Here at we have provided the latest Exam Pattern and Syllabus of NDA 2021.

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UPSC NDA 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

UPSC NDA 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Here we have provided the latest Exam Pattern & Syllabus for UPSC NDA 2021

UPSC NDA 2021 Exam Pattern

NDA General Ability TestSectionsMaximum marks
Part A – English200
Part B – General AwarenessPhysics100
History, Freedom Movement, etc.80
General Science40
Current Events40

UPSC NDA 2021 exam pattern for written exams

NDA Written ExamsSubjectMaximum marksNumber of QuestionsDuration
Paper 1Mathematics3001202 hrs 30 mins
Paper 2GAT6001502 hrs 30 mins
Total9002705 hours

UPSC NDA 2021 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 ExamsMarks for each correct answerMarks deducted for each incorrect answer

UPSC NDA Syllabus 2021 – National Defense Academy 

NDA Syllabus Mathematics

Here we have provided the latest NDA Topic-wise syllabus for Mathematics.

Mathematics TopicNDA Topic-wise syllabus
ALGEBRARepresentation of real numbers on a line. Complex
numbers—basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of
unity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in
decimal system to binary system and vice-versa. Arithmetic,
Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations with
real coefficients. Solution of linear inequations of two variables by
graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its
applications. Logarithms and their applications.
MATRICES AND DETERMINANTSTypes of matrices, operations on matrices. Determinant of a
matrix, basic properties of determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a
square matrix, Applications-Solution of a system of linear
equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by
Matrix Method.
STATISTICS AND PROBABILITYStatistics : Classification of data, Frequency distribution,
cumulative frequency distribution—examples. Graphical
representation—Histogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon—
examples. Measures of Central tendency—Mean, median and
mode. Variance and standard deviation—determination and
comparison. Correlation and regression
DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUSConcept 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—examples.
Continuity of functions—examples, algebraic operations on
continuous functions
INTEGRAL CALCULUS AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONSDefinition of order and degree of a differential equation,
formation of a differential equation by examples. General and
particular solution of a differential equations, solution of first order
and first degree differential equations of various types—examples.
Application in problems of growth and decay
VECTOR ALGEBRAVectors 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.
TRIGONOMETRYAngles and their measures in degrees and in radians.
Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference
formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric
functions. Applications-Height and distance, properties of
ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY OF TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONSRectangular 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 three
dimensional space, distance between two points.

NDA Syllabus General Ability Test 

NDA Syllabus GAT English

Here we have provided the latest NDA Syllabus for 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

NDA Syllabus GAT – General Awareness/ General Knowledge

Here we have provided the latest NDA Syllabus for General Awareness/ General Knowledge

NDA Exam Syllabus – GAT – Physics
. Physical Properties and States of Matter
. Density and Specific Gravity
. Motion of objects
. Power and Energy
. Natural and Artificial Magnets
. Velocity and Acceleration
. Stability and Equilibrium of bodies
. elementary ideas of work
. Measurement of
Temperature and 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
. Static and Current Electricity
. conductors and Nonconductors
. Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current
. Use of X-Rays
. Earth as a Magnet
. Parallelogram of Forces
. Ohm’s Law
NDA Exam Syllabus – GAT – Chemistry
. Physical and Chemical changes
. Elements
. Mixtures and Compounds
. Symbols
. Formulae and simple Chemical Equations
. Law of Chemical Combination
. 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
NDA Exam Syllabus – GAT – History
. A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and
. Freedom Movement in India
. Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration
. Forces shaping the modern world
. War of American Independence
. Role of India in the present world
. Concept of one World
. Impact of Science and Technology on Society
. Panchayati Raj, Democracy, Socialism and Communism
. Co-operatives and Community Development
. Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi
. National Integration and Welfare State
NDA Exam Syllabus – GAT – Geography
. 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
. Main items of Imports and Exports of India
. Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India
. location and distribution of agricultural and Industrial activities
. Regional Geography of India—Climate
. Mineral and Power resources
. Types of Climate
. Concept of time
NDA Exam Syllabus – GAT – 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
. Food—Source of Energy for man
. Achievements of Eminent Scientists
. The Solar System—Meteors and Comets, Eclipses
NDA Exam Syllabus – GAT – Current Affairs
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

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