NDA – Eligibility, Syllabus, Application, Admit Card, Cut off, Results, Counselling, Answer Key, Latest Updates

National Defense Academy (NDA) exam is conducted for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The exam is conducted twice a year, in two stages – written exam and SSB interview. Around 4 lakh aspirants sit for the exam every year, out of which approximately 6000 are called for SSB interviews. Service Selection Board or SSB is the body that schedules, organizes and conducts the interview of the candidates applying for Indian Military Forces. The interview is a five-day-long procedure that includes two stages of testing – stage I & stage II.

As per the official notification, UPSC had started the UPSC NDA 1 2022 online application process from 22nd December 2021, which continued till 1th January 2021. The NDA application withdrawal date is from 18th January to 24th January 2022. The written exam of NDA I 2022 will begin from 10th April 2022 and the NDA admit card is expected to release in the second week of March. Added to this, a total of 400 vacancies have been announced for the exam. 

Before knowing about the NDA 2022 exam in detail, check out the current updates.

Latest Update

  • 24th January 2022 – NDA (I) 2022 application withdrawal process ends today
  • 18th January 2022 – NDA (I) 2022 application withdrawal process begins
  • 18th January 2022 – The Supreme Court asked the Centre for allocating only 19 vacancies for women candidates under UPSC NDA & NA 2 2021 Recruitment Process
  • 22nd December 2021 – UPSC releases NDA 1 application form 2022

NDA 2022 – Important Dates

Events

NDA I

NDA II

Release of Notification

22nd December 2021

18th May 2022

Availability of Application Form

22nd December 2021

18th May 2022

Last date to apply

11th January 2022 (till 6 PM)

14th June 2022

Last date to pay fee by cash

11th January 2022

June 2022*

Withdraw of application

18th to 24th January 2022 (till 6 PM)

Availability of Admit card

4th week of March 2022

August 2022*

NDA 2022 Exam

10th April 2022

4th September 2022

Declaration of Result

May 2022*

October 2022*

SSB interview

July to September 2022*

*Exacts will be informed in due time

Note: The course for the 111th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) is expected to commence from 2nd January 2023.

 

NDA 2022 – Exam Highlights

Particulars

Details

Exam Name

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA)

Conducting Body

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

2 times a year (April & September)

Mode of Exam

Offline

Exam Stages

Written exam and SSB Interview

Number of Papers

Paper 1: GAT

Paper 2: Maths

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Total Questions

GAT: 150

Mathematics: 120

Exam Duration

GAT: 2 hours 30 minutes (180 minutes)

Mathematics: 2 hours 30 minutes (180 minutes)

Total Marks

Written Exam: 900

SSB Interview: 900

Exam Fees

INR 100 for male candidates belonging to the General and OBC categories.

However, SC/ST/Women candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from paying the fees.

Test Cities

More than 70 test cities

Official Website

upsc.gov.in

Contact Details

011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543

NDA 2022 Notification for NDA 1 Exam

 

NDA 2022 – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to apply for NDA 2022 have to fulfil the predetermined eligibility criteria to register and sit for the exam. The below table will highlight the eligibility criteria of the exam in terms of domicile, educational qualification and age. Different components of UPSC NDA eligibility criteria are mentioned below:

  • Nationality and Domicile
  • Age limit
  • Educational Qualification
  • Sex and Marital Status
  • Physical Standard

Nationality and Domicile

As per NDA eligibility criteria, a candidate should either be an Indian citizen or a citizen of the countries highlighted below.

The applying candidate must be either a:

  1. Subject of Bhutan
  2. OR a subject of Nepal
  3. OR a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 intending to settle in India permanently
  4. OR a Person of Indian origin who has migrated from:

    • Sri Lanka
    • East African Countries (Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania ((formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), and Zaire (to settle permanently in India))
    • Burma
    • Pakistan
    • Vietnam

Note: The certificate of eligibility has to be issued by the Government of India to all foreign nationals. However, it is not necessary to be produced by the Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

Age Limit

  • Both unmarried male and female candidates are eligible to apply for NDA
  • The minimum age of the candidate applying for UPSC NDA 1 Exam 2022 must be 16.5 years while the maximum age should be 19.5 years during the commencement of the course. The candidates must have been born between 2nd July 2003 and 1st July 2006
  • For UPSC NDA 2 Exam 2022, the candidates must be born between 2nd January 2004 and 1st January 2007

Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for the NDA exam 2022 must have the minimum educational qualifications from a recognized university board as indicated in the table below:

Academy

Educational Qualification

Army Wing of National Defence Academy

Class 12/HSC or equivalent pass from a recognised board or university

Air Force, Navy, and Naval Academy of National Defence Academy

Class 12/HSC pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Note: Students appearing for the 12th level are also eligible to apply.

Sex and Marital Status

  • Both male and female candidates must be unmarried throughout the selection and training process.
  • If a candidate marries before training, the selection will be annulled/ rejected.
  • If a candidate marries during training, he/she will be discharged and liable to pay all the expenses incurred on him/her during the government training.

Physical Standard

The NDA physical criteria comprise the physical and mental state of the candidate, which are tested by the authorities. In case the candidates fail to meet the authority prescribed medical standards, they are disqualified from the test.

  • Running: 2.4 km in 15 minutes
  • Rope Climbing: 3.4 meters
  • Skipping
  • Chin-ups: Minimum 08
  • Push-ups & Sit-ups: Minimum 20 each

Indian Army (Height and Weight Requirement) – Male

Height

(cm)

Weight (Kg)

For all ages

17 to 20 years

20 to 30 years

30 to 40 years

Above 40

years

140

35.3

43.1

45.1

47.0

49.0

141

35.8

43.7

45.7

47.7

49.7

142

36.3

44.4

46.4

48.4

50.4

143

36.8

45.0

47.0

49.1

51.1

144

37.3

45.6

47.7

49.8

51.8

145

37.8

46.3

48.4

50.5

52.6

146

38.4

46.9

49.0

51.2

53.3

147

38.9

47.5

49.7

51.9

54.0

148

39.4

48.2

50.4

52.6

54.8

149

40.0

48.8

51.1

53.3

55.5

150

40.5

49.5

51.8

54.0

56.3

151

41.0

50.2

52.4

54.7

57.0

152

41.6

50.8

53.1

55.4

57.8

153

42.1

51.5

53.8

56.2

58.5

154

42.7

52.2

54.5

56.9

59.3

155

43.2

52.9

55.3

57.7

60.1

156

43.8

53.5

56.0

58.4

60.8

157

44.4

54.2

56.7

59.2

61.6

158

44.9

54.9

57.4

59.9

62.4

159

45.5

55.6

58.1

60.7

63.2

160

46.1

56.3

58.9

61.4

64.0

161

46.7

57.0

59.6

62.2

64.8

162

47.2

57.7

60.4

63.0

65.6

163

47.8

58.5

61.1

63.8

66.4

164

48.4

59.2

61.9

64.6

67.2

Indian Army (Height and Weight Requirement) – Female

Height

(cm)

Weight (Kg)

For all ages

17 to 20 years

20 to 30 years

30 to 40 years

Above 40

years

140

35.3

43.1

45.1

47.0

49.0

141

35.8

43.7

45.7

47.7

49.7

142

36.3

44.4

46.4

48.4

50.4

143

36.8

45.0

47.0

49.1

51.1

144

37.3

45.6

47.7

49.8

51.8

145

37.8

46.3

48.4

50.5

52.6

146

38.4

46.9

49.0

51.2

53.3

147

38.9

47.5

49.7

51.9

54.0

148

39.4

48.2

50.4

52.6

54.8

149

40.0

48.8

51.1

53.3

55.5

150

40.5

49.5

51.8

54.0

56.3

151

41.0

50.2

52.4

54.7

57.0

152

41.6

50.8

53.1

55.4

57.8

153

42.1

51.5

53.8

56.2

58.5

154

42.7

52.2

54.5

56.9

59.3

155

43.2

52.9

55.3

57.7

60.1

156

43.8

53.5

56.0

58.4

60.8

157

44.4

54.2

56.7

59.2

61.6

158

44.9

54.9

57.4

59.9

62.4

159

45.5

55.6

58.1

60.7

63.2

160

46.1

56.3

58.9

61.4

64.0

161

46.7

57.0

59.6

62.2

64.8

162

47.2

57.7

60.4

63.0

65.6

163

47.8

58.5

61.1

63.8

66.4

Indian Navy – Height and Weight Requirement

Height

(metres)

Weight (Kg)

Up to 17 years

17 to 18 years

18 to 20 years

20 to 30 years

Above 30

years

1.47

37 – 45

40 – 45

40 – 48

40 – 50

40 – 52

1.48

37 – 46

41 – 46

41 – 48

41 – 50

41 – 53

1.49

38 – 47

41 – 47

41 – 49

41 – 51

41 – 53

1.5

38 – 47

42 – 47

42 – 50

42 – 52

42 – 54

1.51

39 – 48

42 – 48

42 – 50

42 – 52

42 – 55

1.52

39 – 49

43 – 49

43 – 51

43 – 53

43 – 55

1.53

40 – 49

43 – 49

43 – 51

43 – 54

43 – 56

1.54

40 – 50

44 – 50

44 – 52

44 – 55

44 – 57

1.55

41 – 50

44 – 50

44 – 53

44 – 55

44 – 58

1.56

41 – 51

45 – 51

45 – 54

45 – 56

45 – 58

1.57

42 – 52

46 – 52

46 – 54

46 – 57

46 – 59

1.58

42 – 52

46 – 52

46 – 55

46 – 57

46 – 60

1.59

43 – 53

47 – 53

47 – 56

47 – 58

47 – 61

1.60

44 – 54

47 – 54

47 – 56

47 – 59

47 – 61

1.61

44 – 54

48 – 54

48 – 57

48 – 60

48 – 62

1.62

45 – 55

49 – 55

49 – 58

49 – 60

49 – 63

1.63

45 – 56

49 – 56

49 – 58

49 – 61

49 – 64

Indian Air Force (Height and Weight Requirement) – Male

Height

(cm)

Weight (Kg)

15 to 16 years

16 to 17 years

17 to 18 years

18 to 19 years

152

41

42.5

44

45

155

42

43.5

45.3

47

157

43

45

47

48

160

45

46.5

48

49

162

46

48

50

51

165

48

50

52

53

167

49

51

53

54

170

51

52.5

55

56

173

52.5

54.5

57

58

175

54.5

56

59

60

178

56

58

61

62

180

58.5

60

63

64.5

183

61

62.5

65

66.5

Indian Air Force (Height and Weight Requirement) – Female

Height

(cm)

Weight (Kg)

15 to 16 years

16 to 17 years

17 to 18 years

18 to 19 years

147

38

40

41

42

148

39

40

42

43

149

39

41

42

43

150

40

41

43

44

152

41

42.5

44

45

155

42

43.5

45.3

47

157

43

45

47

48

160

45

46.5

48

49

162

46

48

50

51

165

48

50

52

53

167

49

51

53

54

170

51

52.5

55

56

173

52.5

54.5

57

58

175

54.5

56

59

60

178

56

58

61

62

180

58.5

60

63

64.5

183

61

62.5

65

66.5

Vision Requirement

Indian Navy

Requirements

Vision Standard

Uncorrected without glass

6/6, 6/9

Corrected with glass

6/6, 6/6

Limits of Myopia

-0.75

Limits of Hypermetropia

1.5

Binocular vision

III

Limits of colour perception

I

Indian Air Force

Requirements

Vision Standard

Minimum distant vision

6/6, 6/9

Corrected with glass (for Hypermetropia)

6/6, 6/6

Colour vision

CP-I

Hypermetropia

+2.0 D

Sph Manifest Myopia

Nil

Retinoscopic Myopia

0.5 in any Meridian permitted

Astigmatism

+ 0.75 D Cyl (within + 2.0 D maximum)

Maddox Rod Test at 6 meters

Exo-6 prism D

Eso-6 prism D

Hyper-1 prism D

Hypro-1 prism D

Maddox Rod Test at 33 cms.

Exo-16 prism D

Eso-6 prism D

Hyper-1 prism D

Hypo-1 prism D

Height, Sitting Height, Leg Length and Thigh Length

Indian Air Force – Male

Parameters

Minimum

Maximum

Height

162.5

Sitting height

81.5 cm

96.0 cm

Leg Length

99.0 cm

120.0 cm

Thigh Length

64.0 cm

Indian Air Force – Female

Parameters

Minimum

Maximum

Height

162.5

Sitting height

81.5 cm

96.0 cm

Leg Length

99.0 cm

120.0 cm

Thigh Length

64.0 cm

NDA 2022 – Application Process

On 22nd December 2021, the UPSC had released the NDA application form for the stage 1 exam. The online registration process is expected to be a lengthy process as the number of vacancies is 400 and application submission for the same will be more than lakhs (predictable).

NDA application process 2022 comprises online registration, application and fee payment. The foremost thing candidates need to do is register themselves for the exam. They need to visit the official NDA website, register themselves, fill up the application form and submit it after paying the application fee. However, candidates must keep in mind that the NDA registration is divided into 2 parts and they have to fill in the information in both parts to successfully register themselves for the exam.

How to fill NDA Application Form?

Candidates must pay heed to the below-mentioned application process of NDA:

PART 1

  • Visit the official website of UPSC
  • Click on the UPSC NDA application link
  • Part 1 is the registration process. Complete the registration process by submitting all the details correctly in the application form
  • Select the preferred branch
  • Enter the email id, phone number and verify the details
  • Click on the Submit tab
  • Candidates will be prompted to check the details and make corrections, if any, in the application
  • A registration ID will be generated after the completion of part 1 of the application process

PART 2

The National Defence Academy application process is incomplete without uploading of scanned photo identity card, photograph, signature, application fee payment, selection of centre and agree to declaration. So, candidates must follow the below steps to complete their registration process.

  • Pay the application fee of INR 100 for the UPSC NDA I exam
  • Select the preferred exam centre as per suitability (max. 3 centres can be selected)
  • Upload the scanned photograph, signature, and photo identity proof
  • Candidates need to scan the documents as specified in the NDA notification. Check specifications in the table below.

Documents

Size

Bit Depth

Pixels

Format

Specification

Photograph

20 – 300 KBs

24 bit

350 x 350 (min)

1000 x 1000 (max)

.JPG

Must be recent passport size, colour photograph

Signature

20 – 300 KBs

24 bit

350 x 350 (min)

1000 x 1000 (max)

.JPG

It has to be on white paper

Photo Identity Card

20 – 300 KBs

24 bit

350 x 350 (min)

1000 x 1000 (max)

PDF

  • Before submitting the application form, candidates are required to agree to the declaration and submit the form. Candidates can view the application form by clicking the View/Print button

NDA 2022 – Admit Card

Generally, UPSC releases NDA admit cards three weeks before the exam. Candidates can collect/download their respective admit cards by logging into the official website. Candidates can download their respective NDA admit cards until the day of the exam. However, they must note that the hard copy of the admit card will not be sent to candidates by post. 

To download the NDA admit cards, candidates must follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit the official website of NDA
  • Find and select the ‘E-admit card National Defence Academy examination’ link
  • When the login page opens, select the offered option – registration number or roll number
  • In case candidates select the registration number option, they need to enter their registration number and date of birth
  • Similarly, on selecting the roll number option, candidates must enter their roll number and date of birth
  • Click the ‘Submit’ tab
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take its printout for future use

NDA 2022 – Exam Centre

As per the recent reports, the NDA exam will be conducted in more than 70 cities. During the submission of the NDA application form, the candidates must select a specific examination centre. The candidates must make the selection as soon as possible because the centres are allocated based on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once the exam centres reach their capacity, applicants can’t select that particular centre.

However, certain exam centres do not fall under the imposed sear limits. They are:

  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Nagpur
  • Dispur

NDA Latest Exam Centres

Agartala

Agra

Ahmedabad

Aizwal

Aligarh

Almora

Ananthapur

Aurangabad

Bilaspur

Bareilly

Bengaluru

Bhopal

Chandigarh

Chennai

Coimbatore

Cuttack

Delhi

Dharwad

Dispur

Faridabad

Gangtok

Jorhat

Gautam Budh Nagar

Garwhal (Srinagar)

Ghaziabad

Gorakhpur

Gurgaon

Gwalior

Hyderabad

Indore

Hyderabad

Itanagar

Jabalpur

Imphal

Jaipur

Jammu

Kohima

Jodhpur

Kolkata

Kochi

Lucknow

Ludhiana

Leh

Madhurai

Nagpur

Mysuru

Sambalpur

Mumbai

Panaji (Goa)

Navi Mumbai

Shimla

Shillong

Patna

Port Blair

Siliguri

Srinagar

Thiruvananthapuram

Prayagraj (Allahabad)

Puducherry

Thane

Raipur

Pune

Tirupati

Tiruchirapalli

Varanasi

Rajkot

Vellore

Udaipur

Warangal

Vishakhapatnam

Ranchi

Vijayawada

Exam Day Instructions

  • Applicants will have to enter the preferences of exam centres in the NDA Application Form 2022
  • Applicants failing to get an exam centre of their choice due to the ceiling will be required to choose another exam
  • Applicants will have to enter the preferences of exam centres
  • Candidates can select three exam centres of their choice
  • The name of the exam centres will be mentioned in the admit card
  • No request for a change in the NDA Exam Centres 2022 will be entertained once it is allotted

NDA – Guidelines for Exam Day

Candidates must follow the online test instructions and guidelines set by the UPSC authority. The test instructions will help the candidates to attempt the computer-based exam without any hassles. Given below is a list of online test instructions set by the NDA panel that candidates need to abide by:

  1. The candidate/s must report at the examination centre at least an hour before the allotted exam time
  2. Candidates reporting 30 minutes after the reporting time mentioned in the hall ticket, will not be allowed to enter the examination hall
  3. The candidate/s must compulsorily bring the NDA admit card and photo identity proof. The test centre officials will verify it and then allow the candidate to sit for the examination.
  4. Admit cards must be in good condition. Dismantled, disfigured or mutilated admit cards compromising the details of the candidate will not be accepted
  5. A seat with Roll Number will be allotted to each candidate. They should find and sit on their allocated seats only
  6. No baggage is allowed inside the examination hall

What to carry inside the NDA exam centre?

Candidates are advised to bring the following documents to the examination hall. Without these documents, candidates won’t be allowed to enter the examination venue.

  • A hard copy of Admit Card
  • Photo ID proof
  • Black ballpen
  • Clipboard or hardboard

Candidates need to carry any one of the below-mentioned photo ID cards to the exam hall:

  • Aadhaar card with a photograph
  • Identity card issued by a recognized college
  • PAN Card
  • Driving Licence
  • Passport
  • ration card
  • Voter’s ID Card

What NOT to carry inside the exam centre?

  • Mobile phones/pagers
  • Geometry/pencil box
  • Writing pad, pen drives, log table
  • Any extra papers
  • Calculator
  • Electronic pen/scanner 
  • Scale
  • Cap
  • Belt
  • Handbags
  • Goggles/sunglasses

NDA – Mandatory COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Social distancing would be maintained strictly at the exam centres. Candidates have to maintain at least 6 feet or 2-metre distance from other candidates.
  • Exam authority will ensure that monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, desk, chair, etc. are thoroughly sanitised.
  • significant gap has to be present between two seats inside the exam hall.
  • Hand sanitisers would be present at the entrance door and various places inside the exam centre for both candidates and the staff.
  • Invigilators will distribute rough sheets to candidates wearing gloves.
  • To avoid crowding, exam room numbers would not be displayed outside the centre.
  • Candidates violating COVID-19 directives/advisories would not be allowed to sit for the exam
  • Candidates would be allowed to leave the test centre one at a time to avoid the rush and maintain social distancing.

NDA 2022 – Syllabus

UPSC has released the NDA syllabus 2021 along with the IBPS SO notification. Candidates can find the syllabus by visiting the official website.

As per the notification, the syllabus is divided into 9 sections:

  1. Mathematics
  2. English
  3. General Knowledge
  4. Physics
  5. Chemistry
  6. General Science
  7. History
  8. Geography
  9. Current Events

 

Mathematics

Topic

Topic-wise Syllabus

Algebra

Sets, Venn diagrams, De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation. Real numbers, Complex numbers, Modulus, Cube roots, Conversion of a number in Binary system to Decimals, and vice-versa. Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations, Linear inequations, Permutation and Combination, Binomial theorem, and Logarithms.

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 differential equations, solution of the first order, and first-degree differential equations of various types—examples. Application in problems of growth and decay.

Calculus

Concept of a real-valued function, domain, range, and graph of a function. Composite functions, one-to-one, onto, and inverse functions. The notion of limit, Standard limits, Continuity of functions, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative-application. Derivatives of sum, product, and quotient of functions, a derivative of a function concerning another function, the derivative of a composite function. Second-order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima

Analytical Geometry Of Two and Three Dimension

Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula. Equation of a line in various forms. The angle between two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and a general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in a three-dimensional 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. The angle between two lines and the angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.

Trigonometry

Angles and their measures in degrees and radians. Trigonometric ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.

Statistics and Probability

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 Binomial distribution.

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.

Matrices and Determinants

Types 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.

English

Spotting Errors

Sentence Improvement

Comprehension

Antonyms

Selecting Words

Synonyms

Ordering of Words in a Sentence

 

Physics

Physical Properties and States of Matter

Earth as a Magnet

Modes of transference of Heat

Force and Momentum

Mass, Weight, Volume, Sound waves and their properties

Static and Current Electricity

Simple musical instruments

Parallelogram of Forces

Rectilinear propagation of Light

Conductors and Non-conductors

Density and Specific Gravity

Stability and Equilibrium of bodies

Reflection and refraction

Ohm’s Law

Principle of Archimedes

Gravitation

Spherical mirrors and Lenses

Simple Electrical Circuits

Pressure Barometer

Elementary ideas of work

Human Eye

Heating, Lighting, and Magnetic effects of Current

Motion of objects

Power and Energy

Natural and Artificial Magnets

Measurement of Electrical Power

Velocity and Acceleration

Effects of Heat

Properties of a Magnet

Primary and Secondary Cells

Newton’s Laws of Motion

Measurement of Temperature and Heat

General Principles in the working of Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightning Conductors, Safety Fuses

Use of X-Rays

Chemistry

Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide, Oxidation and Reduction.

Mixtures and Compounds

Acids, bases and salts.

Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom

Carbon— different forms

Symbols, Formulae, and simple Chemical Equation

Physical and Chemical Changes

Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights

Fertilizers—Natural and Artificial

Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems)

Elements

Valency

Material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches, and Gunpowder

Properties of Air and Water

General Science

Common Epidemics, their causes, and prevention

Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals

Difference between the living and non-living

Balanced Diet

Food—Source of Energy for man

Elementary knowledge of the Human Body and its important organs

Basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasms, and Tissues

The Solar System—Meteors and Comets, Eclipses. Achievements of Eminent Scientists

Constituents of food

 

History

Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India

Forces shaping the modern world;

United Nations

Renaissance

Panchsheel

Exploration and Discovery;

Panchayati Raj, Democracy, Socialism and Communism

A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation

Role of India in the present world

Freedom Movement in India

Co-operatives and Community Development

French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, and Russian Revolution

Bhoodan, Sarvodaya

War of American Independence,

National Integration and Welfare State

Impact of Science and Technology on Society

Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi

Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration

Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India

Concept of one World

Geography

Movements of Earth and their effects

The Earth, its shape and size

Regional Geography of India

Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and its composition

Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources;

Latitudes and Longitudes

Location and distribution of agricultural and Industrial activities

Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones, and Anticyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation

Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification

Concept of time

Important Sea ports and main sea, land, and air routes of India

Types of Climate

Weathering—Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and Volcanoes

International Date Line

Main items of Imports and Exports of India

Major Natural Regions of the World

NDA 2022 – Exam Pattern

The written test comprises two sections – Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). The total marks for the written exam is 900 marks and applicants who secure the minimum qualifying marks are called for an SSB interview that includes psychological aptitude and intelligence.

The table includes details on the NDA exam pattern like subjects to study, time duration, number of questions and total marks.

NDA Exam Pattern

Sections

GAT
Mathematics

Duration of test

GAT – 2 ½ hours
Mathematics – 2 ½ hours

Exam time

GAT – 10 am to 12.30 pm
Mathematics – 2 pm to 4.30 pm

Total No. of Questions

GAT – 150 Questions
Mathematics – 120 Questions

Question Paper Language Format

English, Hindi

Total marks

GAT – 600

Mathematics – 300

The GAT section carries 600 marks while the Mathematics section carries 300 marks. The GAT section is divided into two parts:

Part A – English

Part B – General Knowledge

The general knowledge part contains questions from Physics, Chemistry, General Science, History, Geography, Current affairs.

Marking Scheme for NDA exam

Subject

Correct answers marking

Incorrect Answer marking

GAT

4

1.33

Mathematics

2.5

0.83

There is no deduction in marks for the unanswered questions. 

SSB Interview

This interview is divided into 2 stages:

  1. Stage 1 – Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and Picture Perception and Description Test (PP & DT)
  2. Stage 2 – Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference.

Stage 1 test comprises verbal and non-verbal tests (screening test) and psychological tests.

The psychological test contains the following things:

  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • Word Association Test (WAT)
  • Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
  • Self Description Test (SD)

In the second stage, the applicants who pass the stage 1 test have to pass group discussion (GD) round. This round will test the following:

  1. GD
  2. GPE
  3. PGT
  4. HGT
  5. IOT
  6. Command Task
  7. Snake race/Group Obstacle Race
  8. Individual lecture
  9. FGT

After the candidates pass both stages, there will be a personal interview and conference before concluding the test.

NDA 2022 – Previous Year’s Question Paper

Subjects

NDA-1

NDA-2

Mathematics

Question Paper PDF

Question Paper PDF

General Ability

Question Paper PDF

Question Paper PDF

Also Read: NDA Exam 2022: SC Questions Centre Regarding Lack of Women Candidates

NDA – FAQs

Q. Can girl candidates apply for NDA exam?

From now, female candidates are eligible to apply for the NDA admission tests.

Q. How to apply for NDA 1 Exam?

Visit the official website, register for an account, download forms, fill up and upload your documents online to submit the application.

Q. How are the exam centres allotted to NDA candidates?

It is based on a first apply-first allot basis.

Q. When does the NDA admit card release?

Generally, admit cards are released one week prior to the exam.

Q. What are the qualifications required for the NDA exam and what’s the application fee for the test?

Aspirants should have passed class 12 exam and they will have to pay INR 100 for the application.

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