NDA Syllabus 2018 for Arts, Commerce, Science & Medical students
UPSC Conducts NDA Exam twice in a year. NDA Notification 2018 published in January and June month. NDA Recruitment is the best option for those who want to become a job in Indian defense services.
Huge candidates are applying for National Defence Academy exam 2018 (NDA 2018). Study sector guide provides you complete NDA exam syllabus that will help in your UPSC NDA exam preparations.
After completing the process of NDA Application form, you should start your studies with NDA 2018 syllabus. UPSC NDA 2018 is scheduled on 17.04.2018. Less time left for your preparation competition is tough if you want to perform & score well in NDA India exam let’s focus on NDA exam tips – tricks with the complete guide on NDA 1 Syllabus.
In which you find latest NDA exam syllabus 2018 topic wise with NDA exam pattern, useful notes, books, etc.
Contents
 NDA Syllabus 2018 in Detail
 NDA Syllabus Topic wise
 NDA Algebra syllabus topics
 NDA Trigonometry Syllabus topics
 NDA Matrices and Determinants Syllabus topics
 NDA Differential Calculus Syllabus topics
 NDA Vector Algebra Syllabus topics
 NDA Statistics and Probability Syllabus topics
 NDA Syllabus General Ability
 NDA English syllabus
 NDA General Knowledge Syllabus –
 NDA Physics Syllabus topics
 NDA Chemistry Syllabus topics
 NDA General Science Syllabus topics
 NDA History Syllabus topics
 NDA Geography Syllabus topics
 NDA Syllabus books
NDA Syllabus 2018 in Detail
NDA KA SYLLABUS – Most of the participants are not aware of syllabus of UPSC NDA exam that what to prepare for NDA? here I tell you NDA full syllabus in the proper manner.
We also focus on NDA Entrance exam syllabus for all streams wise such as NDA syllabus for art students, commerce students, science students, medical students etc.
Before starting to check the UPSC syllabus for NDA, you should have to know about UPSC NDA exam pattern that what are the subjects included and how many marks contains a particular subject and how many questions asked from a subject in UPSC 2018 NDA exam.
NDA Exam Paper Pattern
“NDA Syllabus” – Basically UPSC online NDA exam is a multichoice objective type question paper. NDA course syllabus includes 2 subjects paper I) Maths, II) General Ability.
NDA maths paper contains 300 marks and NDA general ability paper covers 600 marks with time duration of 2.30 hours. Candidates will be charged for every wrong answer there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers.
After it, those participants successfully qualified for NDA written exam they will be called for SSB interview test which contains 900 marks and has many stages such as personal interview, medical test, physical test etc.
Recommendation – You should have checked your physical ability + medical standards before NDA Exam. here is the complete guide about NDA exam eligibility. Now focus on NDA paper pattern is given below the table.
Paper  NDA Paper  Marks  Duration 
I  Mathematics  300  2.30 hours 
II  General ability Test  600  
Total  900  
SSB Interview Test  900 
NDA Syllabus Topic wise
Now we are talking about the Syllabus of NDA exam topic wise. what is the syllabus of NDA? here are two main subjects Maths and General Ability.
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.
NDA Syllabus Maths – Mathematics paper of nda exam almost based on matriculation type. students who have well commanded on shortcut formulas to solve a problem in less time score well on paper. here examiner tests your calculation speed and accuracy. Check complete details about NDA maths syllabus here.
NDA Algebra syllabus topics
 Arithmetic
 Concept of a set
 operations on sets
 modulus argument
 equivalence relation
 Cartesian product relation
 modulus argument
 Cube roots of unity
 Binary system of numbers
 Permutation and Combination
 Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws
 Complex numbers – basic properties
 Binomial theorem and its application
 Logarithms and their applications.
 Geometric and Harmonic Progressions
 Quadratic equations with real coefficients
 Representation of real numbers on a line
 Solution of linear in equations of two variables by graphs
 Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and viceversa.
NDA Trigonometry Syllabus topics
 Properties of triangles.
 Trigonometrical ratios
 Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formula
 Multiple and Submultiple angles
 Inverse trigonometric functions
 Applications – Height and distance
 Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians
NDA Matrices and Determinants Syllabus topics
 Types of matrices
 Determinant of a matrix
 Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix
 Operations on matrices
 Basic properties of determinants
 Applications – Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by Matrix Method.
NDA Differential Calculus Syllabus topics
 Composite functions
 Derivatives of sum
 Concept of a realvalued function – domain
 range and graph of a function
 Second order derivatives
 Derivative of function at a point
 Product and quotient of functions
 Derivative of a composite function
 Increasing and decreasing functions
 Derivative of a function with respect to another function
 Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.
Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions topics
 Distance formula
 Ellipse and hyperbola
 Angle between two lines
 Distance of a point from a line
 Standard forms of parabola
 Equation of a line in various forms
 Eccentricity and axis of a conic
 Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system
 Equation of a circle in standard and in general form
Integral Calculus and Differential Equations topics
 Trigonometric
 Integration as inverse of differentiation
 Integration by substitution and by parts
 Exponential and hyperbolic functions
 Standard integrals involving algebraic expressions
 General and particular solution of a differential equation
NDA Vector Algebra Syllabus topics
 Vectors in two and three dimensions
 Scalar multiplication of vector
 Magnitude and direction of a vector
 Unit and null vectors addition of vectors
NDA Statistics and Probability Syllabus topics
 Pie Chart
 Frequency distribution
 Statistics: Classification of data
 Frequency Polygon – examples
 Graphical representation – Histogram
 Correlation and regression
 Measures of Central Tendency – Mean Median and Mode
 Cumulative frequency distribution – examples
 Variance and standard deviation – determination and comparison
 Events
 Complimentary
 Random experiment
 Binomial distribution
 Conditional probability
 Outcomes and associated sample space
 Impossible and certain events
 Union and Intersection of events
 elementary and composite events
 Bayes’ theorem – simple problems
 Random variable as function on a sample space
 Mutually exclusive and exhaustive events
 Examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.
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NDA Syllabus General Ability
General ability paper of NDA exam tests your overall general knowledge and English skills. it also includes questions on various subjects like physics, chemistry, social studies and latest current affairs etc. check complete NDA general ability syllabus here.
Part A – English
Grammar and usage
Vocabulary
Comprehension and cohesion.
NDA English syllabus
mainly covers the questions of Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension topics. Examiner tests your basic English skills and tests the candidate’s proficiency in English here. so you should prepare well for this section.
English is a common subject for all competitive exams. you will score well if you are perfect on this subject. you can also try some English improvement tips regarding this.
Part B – General Knowledge
Physics
Chemistry
General Science
History
Geography
Current Events.
Now focus on detailed NDA and NA Syllabus of general ability paper this paper is important for all students such as air force students, army students & Navy students. All are required to prepare well for this subject too. you can also take advantage of NDA Online practice paper. check the complete syllabus for general ability here.
NDA General Knowledge Syllabus –
GK syllabus of NDA exam contains questions from latest current events with different subjects which lists given below. you can easily increase your overall general knowledge through reading newspapers on a daily basis, watching news channels and try some latest current affairs books etc.
We cover this topic in the next article where you find some smart tips for improving your Gk. Now check NDA preparation syllabus other topics which included in this paper.
NDA Physics Syllabus topics
: Mass , Force and Momentum , Gravitation , Sound waves and their properties , Natural and Artificial Magnets , Measurement of Electrical Power , Weight , Motion of objects , Power and Energy , Change of State and Latent Heat , Spherical mirrors and Lenses , Conductors and Nonconductors , Density , Velocity and Acceleration , Effects of Heat , Modes of transference of Heat , Properties of a Magnet , Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current , Volume , Principle of Archimedes , Newton’s Laws of Motion , Parallelogram of Forces , elementary ideas of work , Measurement of temperature and heat , Rectilinear propagation of Light , Human Eye , Earth as a Magnet , Primary and Secondary Cells , Specific Gravity , Pressure Barometer , Stability and Equilibrium of bodies , Reflection and refraction , Heating , Simple musical instruments , Use of XRays , Static and Current Electricity , Ohm’s Law Simple Electrical Circuits.
NDA Chemistry Syllabus topics
Properties of Air and Water , Elements Mixtures and Compounds Symbols Formula , Physical and Chemical changes , Acids bases and salts , Carbon – different forms , Fertilizers – Natural and Artificial , Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen Oxygen Nitrogen and Carbon dioxide Oxidation and Reduction , simple Chemical Equations Law of Chemical Combination , Material used in the preparation of substances like soap Glass Ink Paper Cement Paints Safety Matches and GunPowder , Elementary ideas about the Structure of Atom Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights Valency.
NDA General Science Syllabus topics
Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals , Basis of Life – Cells Protoplasm and Tissues , Difference between the living and nonliving , Elementary knowledge of human Body and its important organs , Common Epidemics their causes and prevention , The Solar System – Meteors and Comets Eclipses , Achievements of Eminent Scientists , Food – Source of Energy for man. Constituents of food Balanced Diet.
NDA History Syllabus topics
Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India , Freedom Movement in India , Renaissance Exploration and Discovery , Concept of one World United Nations Panchsheel Democracy , Impact of Science and Technology on Society , Broad survey of Indian History with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation , Forces shaping the modern world , Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration , War of American Independence , Socialism and Communism , Role of India in the present world , Panchayati Raj Cooperatives and Community Development , Bhoodan Sarvodaya National Integration and Welfare State Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi , French Revolution Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution.
NDA Geography Syllabus topics
Earth – shape , size , movement and its effects, Origin, Weather, Rocks and their classification, Ocean Currents and Tides , Condensation and Precipitation , Latitudes and Longitudes Concept of time , Mechanical and Chemical Earthquakes and volcanoes , International Date Line , Regional Geography of India , Climate Natural vegetation , Humidity , Types of Climate , Atmosphere and its composition , Mineral and Power Resources , Major Natural regions of the World , Location and distribution of agricultural and industrial activities , Important Sea ports and main sea land and air routes of India , Main items of Imports and Exports of India , Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure Planetary Winds cyclones and Anticyclones.
Current Events topics
Latest events in India & the world from last few years. And any activities related to politics, sports, awards, science, finance, marketing, banking, media, cinema etc.
This is the UPSC NDA Exam Syllabus complete details. different types of questions will be asked about these given topics so try to focus more and more topics you can for a score well in NDA exam. you may also visit NDA website www.nda.nic.in syllabus for more details about it.
SSB Interview Test – Intelligence and Personality Test
Those candidates successfully qualified for NDA exam 2018 they should log on to given websites for check their SSB center and date of interview. For army students www.joinindianarmy.nic.in, for navy students www.joinindiannavy.gov.in, for air force students www.careerairforce.nic.in. You can visit official websites after 20 days from the declaration of NDA written exam result.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR NDA?
Participants required to know about NDA exam before get started their NDA exam preparations. here are some useful preparation tips for NDA exam which helps you a lot.
First of all, you should have NDA syllabus and pattern complete knowledge it will give you a proper direction that what you should have to prepare for “NDA Exam 2018”. we’ll also talk about this in more detail in other article named NDA Exam Preparation tips and how to prepare for NDA exam? Check some major points now.
 Keep complete knowledge of NDA test syllabus and paper pattern.
 Check NDA solved papers of last years to get proper idea of NDA syllabus question
 Study topic wise. prepare one topic at a time don’t mix others
 You must enhance your daily routine habit of reading newspapers and watching news channels. it will increase your overall general knowledge of the world.
 Buy NDA books from best authors and writers for a better idea of expected questions from different topics.
NDA Syllabus books
Books are the best source of preparation for an exam. In which you find complete NDA syllabus for 2018 with exam pattern. Get some NDA preparation books it will save your time for collecting notes at one place and you also get their prediction about what is most important topics for this year NDA exam.
Also, check NDA syllabus pdf download option from the official website. you can buy these books which are the best in their category.
Hope this article helps you to understand more about UPSC syllabus for NDA exam. you can also check some NDA syllabus sample papers for the exact idea.
Tip – Most of the students write wrong website address for download NDA syllabus like www NDA syllabus, www.nda.com syllabus, www.upsc.com NDA syllabus or www.upsc.nic.in NDA syllabus, www syllabus for NDA etc. you should avoid these types of mistakes and use right website address of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) www.upsc.gov.in.
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Sir english is compulsary in nda written exam
Sir I want to join Indian army so to crack NDA which best books help me to crack this exam and after passing the exam where I have to go for traning and for how much year.
Sir im passed the 10+2 through compartment exam can i eligble for nda
Sir i m using spects am i eligible for nda exam…….do i have any chances if i got selected for 2nd test?
Is nda2 exam is possible to join in air force without writing nda1
Yes, Irfan.
Sir what is the minimum qualification marks of NDA
Sir, give me pdf of nda syllabus
Sir .. manae nda 1 nhi diya kya mae nda 2 dae sakta huu…..
Yes, without doubt, you can give NDA 2 paper without giving NDA 1, there is no compulsion in it.
Sir I Made 70.40% In 12th From PCM In Rajasthan Board, So Can I Apply For This ?
Yes, You can apply.
Sir I score 309 marks out of 500 marks in class 12 th with science stream especially I have got unfortunately 40 marks in maths. Sir I m fall in reserved category (RBA) sir can I m eligible for NDA EXAM or not Plz reply
sir can a 12th pass candidate aplly for NDA TEST ?
Yes, You can apply.
Sir i have scored 55 out of 100 in mathematics in Hsc .can I apply for NDA exam?
Sir, i am from karnataka. Which book is best to crack the nda army exam.?
Sir,I m 17 years haven’t complete 17..I am studying 11th class exam in science stream…appeared already done.. Waiting for results..can I apply NDA exam?
After result, you can apply.
sir , it is important to qualify maths paper
Yes.
Lalmohan chakraborty.
sir my h s marks is 83% & my higher educational qualification is 10+2 (h.s) can i apply nda exam.
Yes, You can apply.
Hi….
I’m asif Imtiyaz from kashmir
Plz suggest me how to crack An NDA air force exam…n suggest me the prescribed books.
Hello Aasif, Check Here Best SSC Exam Books 2018
MINIMUM PERCENTAGE MARKS REQUIRED FOR AIRFORCE
sir can a medical student apply for nda ……only biology no maths
Not Eligible.
Sir i want to become fighter piolet the way of nda and present time i am in 12th class .
Yes, you can apply.
How to download NDA syllabus in pdf format?
I got the 53% in +2(from science stream). So,Can i eligible for NDA entrance exam or fillup the form of NDA entrance exam
नमस्कार
मै धीरज कुमार
मै जीव विज्ञान का छात्र हु .
What should I do for nda?
Am I eligible for this exam?
I want to go in BSF
Can a student having 90% plus in board directly attend SSB?
Hello Arjun, No way to go for the direct SSB for NDA any way you must clear the NDA exam then only you can go for the SSB and can join the Armed Forces as an officer cadre. no matter about your percentage in the +2 just 60% is the eligibility for the NDA and the high percentage cannot land you directly without entrance.
Yes,you are attend direct SSB through TES(Technical Entry Scheme)
But you don’t attend SSB through NDA
Thanks for simple tips
Hii myself Aman Singh
Please tell me that can a commerce student join indian navy or indian airforce after passing maths and physics part in nda entrance exam
Hello Aman, No you are not eligible because as per the guidelines you are required to submit Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering
Thanks for tips
Notify. Me
Thanks for some tips
Which are the books to be referred for NDA exam???
Shree Lakshmi checks this book – Pathfinder for NDA & NA Entrance Examination Conducted by UPSC (English) 7th Edition