NDA Syllabus 2019 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has prescribed NDA 2019 syllabus along with NDA II notification 2019. Candidates who wish to appear for NDA exam can check the syllabus for both the papers - Paper I Mathematics and Paper II (General Ability Test (GAT). The syllabus of NDA II 2019 is prescribed separately for both the papers where candidates can check topics and sub-topics. By referring to NDA syllabus 2019, candidates can plan well for the exam by knowing the topics from where the question will be asked. NDA II syllabus 2019 for Mathematics will be designed based on class 12 standards. However, the syllabus of GAT will consist of subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography, Current Events and English language.Latest: UPSC has released NDA admit card 2019 on October 25. Candidates can download admit card till November 17.
NDA syllabus 2019 will be designed to assess candidates’ basic knowledge about Maths, current affairs, proficiency of English language etc. NDA II 2019 exam is scheduled to be held on November 17, 2019. Check below the detailed NDA II syllabus 2019.
The syllabus of NDA II for Paper I is given topic-wise. Candidates preparing for NDA II can check the detailed syllabus below.
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 vice-versa.
Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions.
Quadratic equations with real coefficients.
A solution of linear inequalities in two variables by graphs.
Permutation and Combination.
Binomial theorem and its applications.
Logarithms and their applications.
Concept of set
Operations on sets
De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation.
Statistics: Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution, Graphical representation Histogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon, 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 a function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binomial distribution.
Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians.
Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae.
Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions.
Applications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.
Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula.
The equation of a line in various forms.
The angle between two lines.
The distance of a point from a line.
The equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of
Standard forms of a parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in
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 two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. The equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.
Direction Cosines and direction ratios. The equation of a plane and a line in various forms. The angle between two lines and angle between two planes. The equation of a sphere.
The equation of a plane and a line in various forms. The angle between two lines and angle between two planes. The equation of a sphere.
The angle between two lines and angle between two planes. The equation of a sphere.
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 was done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems.
The 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—examples.
Continuity of functions—examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions.
Derivative of the function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative—applications.
Derivatives of sum, product, and quotient of functions, the derivative of a function with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function.
Increasing and decreasing functions.
Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.
Integration as the 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, the solution of first order and first-degree differential equations of various types—examples.
Application in problems of growth and decay.
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.
Paper II ( General Ability Test) of NDA II 2019 syllabus consists of two parts - Part A: English and Part B: General Knowledge.
NDA syllabus for Part A (English) is designed to test candidates’ proficiency in English which includes grammar and its usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion, etc. Part B is further bifurcated into different sub-section which includes Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events. Through NDA syllabus 2019 for part B, UPSC evaluates candidates’ knowledge, understanding and expertise in each of the subjects. Check below for the complete NDA II syllabus 2019 of Paper 2: General Ability Test.
Part A - English
Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion
Part B (Section A)
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, 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 non-conductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays
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
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
Material used in preparation of substances such as Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and Gun-Powder
Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency
Difference between living and non-living
The 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
Solar System – Meteors, Comets, and Eclipses
Achievements of Eminent Scientists
History, Freedom Movement etc.
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, Co-operatives 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
The impact of Science and Technology on Society
The concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism, and Communism
Role of India in the present world
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
Knowledge of important events in India in recent years
Current important world events
Prominent personalities – Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports
To prepare for any exam, candidates must know the exam pattern of NDA. As per NDA exam pattern 2019, the written exam will be held for 900 marks. Of the total marks, the Mathematics paper will comprise 300 marks while GAT paper will be conducted for 900 marks. Candidates will be given 2 hours 30 minutes to answer each. After the completion of the written test, candidates qualifying the written exam will be called for SSB Interview. The Interview stage will comprise a total of 900 marks. Candidates can check NDA exam pattern 2019 for written below
General Ability Test
To prepare for NDA, candidates must be well informed about NDA exam pattern 2019 and syllabus. With the help of exam pattern & syllabus, candidates can properly plan their own preparation strategy. While planning they must also keep other important aspects in their mind. Candidates must ensure that they make a proper plan before starting their preparation for NDA exam. Below are few important preparation tips for NDA II written exam 2019.
Solve previous years question papers
Refer to the best books to prepare for NDA
Take online mock test
Revise the topics studied regularly
Practice shortcut methods for solving maths
UPSC will release the answer key of NDA-II 2019 after all stages of the exam have been concluded. However, candidates can check NDA answer keys provided by several coaching institutes right after the written examination ends. NDA answer key 2019 will be published separately for Mathematics and GAT. The official answer key of NDA examination includes question IDs for all sets and their correct answer options. Candidates can calculate their score by counting the number of correct and incorrect responses by checking them against the correct answers provided in NDA answer key.
The exam body will release the cutoff of NDA 2019 along with release of scorecard and marks. NDA cutoff marks are the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate needs to score to qualify. NDA cutoff 2019 will show minimum marks required to qualify in the written examination, SSB interview and total marks out of 1800.
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If you are interested in NDA or armed forces then focus on three subjects maths physics and English. Maths and English are the primary requirements. And before starting preparation you have to ensure your physical and medical fitness else in the all hard will gone in vain. Once you are physically and medically fit then start your hard preparation you will surely succeed.
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The Candidates must have to get a minimum sectional cut off of minimum 35% marks to qualify for nda exam. for final cutoff marks which mean that candidate have to score minimum 105 marks in mathematics section & 210 marks in General Ability Section to be able to qualify for overall cut off for nda exam.
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according to the notification you need to give mathematics and GAT (general ability test) both of the exam . the exam has two papers mathematics and general ability test. mathematics question will be on 10+2 level. in general ability test there will be questions from english, general awareness, physical , history, chemistry.
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