Recruitment of candidates to Army, Navy and Air
force wings of the National Defence Academy (NDA), is through National Defence
Academy Entrance Exam which is held twice a year, generally in the month of
April and September. NDA exam is conducted by the UPSC. A candidate must be an
unmarried male. The course of training is for three years.
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NEXT NDA EXAM DETAILS
NDA & NA EXAM(I) 2015
DATE OF NOTIFICATION : 27/12/2014
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION : 23/01/2015
EXAMINATION DATE : 19/04/2015
INTRODUCTION
National Defence Academy exam is conducted by
UPSC twice every year for recruitment to office cadre of the Army, Navy
and Air force. NDA exam is conducted generally in the months of Aprail and
September .
IMPORTANT POINTS
1. NDA Exam held twice a
year. Boys of any stream who have appeared in 11th exam, are in 12th class or
appeared in 12 th exam are eligible. No cut off % age in 11 th or 12 th.
2. Last age to apply for NDA exam is
18 & 1/2 years .
3. Boys with PCM in 11 th can apply
for Air force, Navy , Naval Academy and Army.
4. Boys not having PCM in 11 th can
apply for Army only
5. At the time of joining NDA the
boys should be 12 th pass in any stream and below 19 & 1/2 years.
6. Papers of Maths, English and GK.
7. 3 years degree, military
training, all sports & games and one foreign language are taught. All at
Government expenses.
Exam

Form Date

Exam Date

SSB Date

Joining Date


NDAI

25DEC.–25 JAN.

2ND SUNDAY OF APRIL

JUL to OCT

JAN.


NDAII

25MAY 25 JUN

LAST SUNDAY OF SEP

JAN to APR

JULY


ELIGIBILITY
Age and Marital Status
A candidate must be an unmarried male and have
attained the age of 16 1/2 years and must not have attained the age 19 years on
the 1st January or 1st of July of the year succeeding the year of examination.
Educational Qualifications
(1) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: 12th
Class pass of 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination
conducted by state education Board or a University.
(2) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 (Executive Branch) course at the Naval Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of a School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply.
(2) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 (Executive Branch) course at the Naval Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of a School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply.
APPLICATION
Blank application forms and other particulars are
published by UPSC in leading newspapers and Employment News in the month of
March and September. A candidate seeking admission must apply to The
Secretary, UPSC, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi 110069 on
prescribed application form. The application forms are available on payment
from any of the designated post office throughout the country.
Plan of the Examination
The examination comprises:
(i) Written Examination
(ii) Intelligence, obstacles and Group Tests by Services Selection Board of the candidates, who qualify the written examination.
(i) Written Examination
(ii) Intelligence, obstacles and Group Tests by Services Selection Board of the candidates, who qualify the written examination.
Examination Subjects
The subjects of the written examination, the time
allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:
S.No

Subject

Duration

Max.
Marks

1.

Mathematics

21/2hours

300

2.

General
Ability Test
(English,General
Knowledge and Science)

21/2hours

600

Total

900

 The papers in all subjects will consist of OBJECTIVETYPE questions only.
 The question papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.
Centres of examination
Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore,
Bareilly, Bhopal, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Cuttack, Delhi,
Dharwar, Dispur (Guwahati), Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur,
Jammu, Jorhat, Kavaratti (Lakshadweep), Kohima, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai,
Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla,
Srinagar, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam. The centres and the
date of holding the examination are liable to be changed at the discretion of
the Commission.
Those who qualify the written test, has to undergo
an interview. The objective of the interview is to assess the personal
suitability of the candidate.
In addition to the interview, the candidates will
be put to intelligence test of both verbal and nonverbal nature, designed to
assess their basic intelligence. They also have to undergo group tests, such as
group discussions, groupplanning, outdoor group tasks and asked to give brief
lecturers on specified subjects. All these tests are intended to judge the
mental caliber of a candidate.
SYLLABUS OF NDA Exam
Algebra : Concept of a set, 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 equations with real coefficients. Solution of linear inequations of
two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its
application. Logarithms and their applications.
Matrices and Determinants:Types of matrices, operations on matrices
Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinant. 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.
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.
Applications  Height and distance, properties of triangles.
Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions: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 three dimensional space, distance
between 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 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. Derivative of a
function at a point, geometrical and physical interpreatation of a derivative 
applications. Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative
of a function with respect of another function, derivative of a composite
function. Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions.
Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.
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 a differential equation, solution of first order and first degree
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, addition of vectors, scalar
multiplication of vector, scalar product or dot product of twovectors. Vector
product and cross product of two vectors. Applicationswork 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 II: General Ability Test
Part A English
The question paper in English will be designed to
test the candidate's understanding of English and workmanlike use of words. The
syllabus covers various aspects like: Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension
and cohesion in extended texts 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, Social
Studies, Geography and Current Events.The syllabus given below is designed to indicate
the scope of these subjects included in the 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,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: Measurements 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 , Lightning 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.
Carbondifferent forms. FertilizersNatural and Artificial.
Materials used in the preparations of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and Gunpowder.
Carbondifferent forms. FertilizersNatural and Artificial.
Materials used in the preparations 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 LifeCells, Protoplasm's and Tissues.
Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals.
Basis of LifeCells, Protoplasm's and Tissues.
Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals.
Elementary knowledge of human body and its
important organs. Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention.
FoodSource of energy for man. Constituents of food
Balanced diet.
The Solar SystemMeteors and Comets, Eclipses.
Achievements of Eminent Scientists.
Section D History, Freedom Movement, etc.
A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on
Culture and Civilization.
Freedom Movement in India.
Freedom Movement in India.
Elementary study of Indian Constitution and
Administration.
Elementary knowledge of FiveYear Plans of India.
Panchayati Raj, Cooperatives and Community Development.
Bhoodan. Sarvodaya. National Integration and Welfare State.
Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
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 IndiaClimate, 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.
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 the recent years. Current important world events. Prominent
personalitiesboth Indian and International, including those connected with the
cultural activities and sports.
Teaching Methodology
1. Regular classes by expert
faculty & workshop under the guidance of Col. B S Rahal sir.
2. Easy to read and important
NDA course material.
3. Grooming sessions for
Interview Preparation.
4. PG Facility Available.
5. Personality Development
Program.
6. RegularMock Test , Weekly
Tests.
7 Motivating the students
towards serving our county
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