Tuesday, January 16, 2018

NDA NA 1 and 2 Exam Syllabus 2018 Question Paper Pattern PDF

NDA NA 1 and 2 Exam Syllabus
Candidates those have enrolled successfully for the appearing in the exam, now time to prepare for the exam. Here we have discussed UPSC NDA Syllabus of the NA 1 and 2 exams. Just read the article and make a note of syllabus and do the preparation accordingly. As we have mentioned the pattern of exam, here decide how time should be given to various topics.

National Defense Academy is the defense academy of India where various students give the exam in order to secure jobs in defense. NDA conducts the exam every year so that student can appear in the exam and get qualify to join the academy. For more details, you can scroll the web page and also find in the official website of organization link given below.

Short Details for NDA NA 1 and 2 Exam Syllabus
Name of Organization
National Defense Academy
Name of Exam
NA 1 and 2 Exam
Official Website

Syllabus for Exam
Following are the syllabus for the exam:

NDA Mathematics Syllabus


Concept of 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 vice-versa., Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions, Quadratic equations with real coefficients, Solution of linear in equations 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 determinants, Adjoin and the 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.
Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians, Trigonometrically ratios, Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae, Multiple and Sub-multiple angles,  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
Differential Calculus
Concept of a real-valued function – domain, range and graph of a function, Composite functions, Derivative of function at a point, 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, General and particular solution of a differential equation
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
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
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, 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.

Part A
English Section
Grammar and usage, Vocabulary. Comprehension
Cohesion in extended text, Proficiency in English
Use of words

Part B
Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density, 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.
Physical and Chemical changes., Elements Mixtures and Compounds Symbols Formulae, 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 the preparation of substances like soap Glass Ink Paper Cement Paints Safety Matches and Gun-Powder., Elementary ideas about the Structure of Atom Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights Valency.
History Freedom Movement
Broad survey of Indian History with the emphasis on Culture and Civilization, 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., 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.
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., Important Sea ports and main sea land and air routes of India., Main items of Imports and Exports of India.
Current Events
Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years. Current important world events. Prominent personalities – both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.

Exam Pattern 2018

UPSC NDA NA Exam pattern for paper I
Total Marks
Matrices and Determination
Analytical Geometry
Differential Calculus
Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
Vector Algebra
Statistics and Probability

UPS NDA Paper Pattern II
Total Marks
General Ability test
General Knowledge

Marking scheme of NDA NA Examination:
·         For each wrong answer 0.33 marks will be reduced as penalty
·         If any applicants have not attempted any question then no extra marks will be deducted

These are all about syllabus and pattern of NDA NA 1 and 2 examinations. We hope that you have got information regarding syllabus of NDA.

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