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UPSC NDA & NA Syllabus 2021

Updated By Diksha Nautiyal on 03 May, 2021 18:18

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UPSC NDA & NA Exam 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for the written exam of NDA will provide candidates with all the important topics of each subject. Candidates will be able to collect the required preparation material based on the syllabus of the exam. The topics in the NDA syllabus have been compiled after reviewing the syllabus of Class 10 and 12 levels. Both Paper I and II contain various topics and sub-topics that every aspirant must be aware of. Here, on this page, CollegeDekho has mentioned the complete syllabus of UPSC NDA & NA Paper I and II for candidates to help with their exam preparation.

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UPSC NDA & NA Paper I Syllabus - Mathematics

The topics included in the syllabus of UPSC NDA & NA Paper I are listed below:

  • Algebra,
  • Matrices and Determinants,
  • Trigonometry,
  • Analytical geometry of Two and Three Dimensional,
  • Integral calculus and differential equations,
  • Vector algebra,
  • Statistics and Probability.

Check the full syllabus of UPSC NDA & NA Paper I (Mathematics) here.

UPSC NDA & NA Paper II Syllabus - General Ability

Paper-II of UPSC NDA & NA comprises 2 parts and six sections. The syllabus for it is mentioned below:

Part 'A' English: Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension, and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.

Part 'B' General Knowledge: General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.

Section A Physics:

Physical Properties and States of Matter, Motion of objects, Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Non-conductors, Natural and Artificial Magnets, Simple Pendulum

Section B Chemistry:

Physical and Chemical changes, Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon dioxide, Oxidation and Reduction.

Section C General Science:

Difference between living and non-living. The basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasms, and Tissues. Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals. Elementary knowledge of the 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, etc.

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 Anti-cyclones; 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.

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.

NOTE: Out of the maximum marks assigned to part ‘B’ of this paper, questions on Sections ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ will carry approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20% and 10% weightage, respectively. 

Check out the full syllabus of UPSC NDA & NA Paper-II (General Ability Test) here.

UPSC NDA & NA Syllabus for SSB

The SSB or Personality and Intelligence Test for UPSC NDA & NA consist of two stages of the selection process. The full syllabus for this is given here in PDF format.  

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