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NDA Exam Syllabus
NDA exam will be conducted on Nov 14, 2021. For a better result, preparation of the syllabus is a must. Syllabus for NDA exam is divided into two parts  Mathematics and General Ability. Important topics from each part are given below.
Paper 1  Mathematics
NDA syllabus of maths is given below:
Algebra
 The concept of sets, operations on sets, Venn diagrams.
 De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation.
 Representation 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 viceversa
 Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic Progressions
 Quadratic 17 equations with real coefficients
 The solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs
 Permutations and Combinations
 Binomial theorem and its applications
 Logarithms and their applications
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
Trigonometry
 Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians
 Trigonometrical ratios
 Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae
 Multiple and Submultiple angles
 Inverse trigonometric functions
 ApplicationsHeight and distance, properties of triangles
Analytical Geometry of 2 and 3 Dimensions
 Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system
 Distance formula
 Equation of a line in various forms
 The angle between two lines
 The 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
 A point in a threedimensional space, the 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
Differential Calculus
 Concept of a realvalued 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
 Derivative of function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative—applications
 Derivatives of sum, product, and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function
 Secondorder derivatives
 Increasing and decreasing functions
 Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima
Integral and Differential Calculus
 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 firstdegree differential equations of various types—examples
 Application in problems of growth and decay
Vector Algebra
 Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector
 Unit and null vectors, the 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
Statistics and Probability
 Statistics: 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
 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 Binominal distribution
Paper 2  General Ability
Syllabus of General Ability is given below:
 Question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects  Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography, and Current Events.
 Syllabus given below is designed to indicate the scope of these subjects included in this paper.
 The topics mentioned are not to be regarded as exhaustive and questions on topics of similar nature not specifically mentioned in the syllabus may also be asked.
 Candidate’s answers are expected to show their knowledge and intelligent understanding of the subject.
Section A (Physics)
 Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density, and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer
 The motion of objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Power and Energy
 Effects of Heat, Measurement of Temperature and Heat, change of State and Latent 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
 Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet
 Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Nonconductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of XRays
 General Principles in the working of the following: Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses.
Section B (Chemistry)
 Physical and Chemical changes. Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Symbols, 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
 The 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.
Section C (General Science)
 Difference between the living and nonliving
 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, their causes, and prevention. Food—Source of Energy for man
 Constituents of food, Balanced Diet. The Solar System—Meteors and Comets, Eclipses
 Achievements of Eminent Scientists
Section D (History, Freedom Movement and the like)
 A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation
 Freedom Movement in India
 Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration
 Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India. Panchayati Raj, Cooperatives, 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, and 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
 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; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones, and Anticyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate, Major Natural Regions of the World
 Regional Geography of India—Climate, Natural vegetation
 Mineral and Power Resources; 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
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.
SSB Interview (Stage II)
Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for Stage II. The details are as follows:

Part I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and the Picture Perception & Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on the combination of their performance in their OIR Test and their PP&DT.

Part II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over a duration of 4 days.