NDA exam syllabus-2019|Mathematics & General Ability Test (GAT) Syllabus|

By | November 5, 2019

NDA- National Defence Academy exam conduct by UPSC twice a year. If any male candidate wants to join the Indian army, airforce or navy after 12th as an officer then NDA is the best opportunity for them. Every year 5 to 6 lakh candidates apply for NDA/NA exam, 5000 to 6000 candidate qualify the exam and appear for SSB Interview and only 400 to 500 or less become an officer in Indian defense.

NDA Exam Important topics

NDA examination is divided into two papers – Mathematics and General Ability. It aims to judge a candidate on his logical ability and general awareness. NDA 2019-20 is scheduled to be conducted on November 17, 2019. The Mathematics paper contains 300 marks while the General Ability test holds 600 marks. The written test will be of a total of 900 marks.

1-For every incorrect response, 0.33 marks will be deducted as negative marking in the examination.

2-After clearing the written test, candidates have to go through the SSB Interview. The interview process will have a total of 900 marks.

3-The question paper of Mathematics and PART B of General Ability test will be available in both English and Hindi languages.

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Total Marks 300 Marks
Total No. of Questions 120
Marks awarded for Correct answer 2.5 marks
Marks deducted for the wrong answer -0.85
Exam Duration 2.5 Hours

General Ability

Total Marks 600 marks
Total No. of Questions 150
No. of questions in English Section 50
No. Of questions in General knowledge Section 100
Maximum Marks for English 200 marks
Maximum Marks for G.K. 400 marks 
Marks for Correct Answer 4 marks in both sections
Marks for Incorrect Answer -1.33 marks in both sections
Exam Duration 2.5 Hours

Syllabus of Mathematics:-

1- Algebra

2- Trigonometry

3- Matrices and Determinants

4- Differential Calculus

5- Integral Calculus and Differential Equations

6- Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions 

7- Vector Algebra

8- Statistics and Probability

Best books for qualifying NDA exam:-

1- Pathfinder NDA & NA by Arihant Publications

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2-NDA / NA Solved Paper

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3-Mathematics for NDA and NA by RS Aggarwal

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Syllabus of GAT (General Ability Test)-

important topics for English (nda)

Paper 2 in NDA i.e. the General Ability Test judges a candidate’s basic awareness and English proficiency. This section is further divided into two parts,

1-English and

2-General Knowledge.

*Total marks awarded to Paper 2 are 600.

*This paper must be completed in 2.5 hours.

*Here is the subject-wise NDA Syllabus for Paper 2:

Part A- English 

  • The English portion of the entrance test is designed in a way to judge a candidate’s knowledge of basic grammar and vocabulary.
  • It judges a candidate’s ability to form correct sentences and use of words.
  • The syllabus of the English paper ranges from various aspects like the knowledge and usage of grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and his mental ability to remember and place the meaning of words in their proper places.
  • The marks allotted to this section are 300.

Part B- General Knowledge

The question paper on General Knowledge will cover current affairs, questions from Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography, and Current Events. NDA syllabus of each topic is given below. The paper aims to check knowledge and intelligent understanding of the subject.

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