UPSC NDA 2020 Syllabus and Exam Pattern Get Detailed Here

UPSC NDA 2020 Syllabus and Exam Pattern Get Detailed Here

As we Know, Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) released a recruitment notification for the admission of  413 staff to the Indian Army, Navy and Indian Air Force. This is a good opportunity for those candidate who want to make carrier in National Defence Sector can apply Online.

Online Registration for NDA I 2020 Application Form will be closed on 6th July 2020.

There are total number of Vacancy is 413 posts.

Get the Detailed Latest  Pattern of UPSC NDA & NA(2) exam which is scheduled to be conducted on 19th April 2020.

UPSC NDA Section Process

The UPSC NDA Exam Pattern 2020 is divided into two sections: Part -1 and Part -2. The Exam will be in Objective Type.

Subject Code Exam Duration Max. Mark
Mathematics 1 2 hrs. 30 min 300
General Ability Test 2 2 hrs. 30 min 600
Total 900
SSB Interview 900
Grand Total 1800


UPSC NDA & NA(1) Mathematics Syllabus

The mathematics exam of UPSC NDA & NA(1) consists of 300 marks, there is 0.87 negative marking for paper 1 exam

Paper 1 : Mathematics (Max. Marks :300)
Chapter Syllabus
Algebra Concept of Sets, Operation on Sets, Venn Diagram
Cartesian Product, relation and Equivalence Relation.
Representation of Real Numbers on a line
Cube roots and Binary number System
Quadratic Equation, Arithmetic and Geometric Progression
Linear Inequations, Permutation and Combination
Binomial Theorem and its Application, Logarithms and its application.
Matrices and Determinants Types of Matrices and Operation on Matrices
Determinant of Matrices
Properties of Determinants
Adjoint and inverse of matrices
Application solution of linear equation by Cramer rule and Matrix Method.
Trigonometry Angles and their measures in degrees and in Radians
Trigonometrical Ratios and Identities
Inverse trigonometric functions
Application Height and Distance
Properties of Angles
Multiples and Sub-multiples of Angles
Analytical Geometry Cartesian Coordinate System,
Distance Formula
Equation of a Line, Angles between two lines and two plane
Distance of a Point, Circle Equation in Standard and In General form
Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola, sphere
Eccentricity and axis of a conic
Point in three dimensional space
Distance between two points, Equation b/w two points
Directions cosine and direction ratios
Equation of a plane and line
Differential Calculus Real values function- domain
Range and graph of a function
Composite Functions, One to One,Onto and Inverse functions
Notion of Limit, Examples of Standard Limit
Continuity Function – Examples
Algebraic operations on continuous functions
Derivation of Functions at a point, geometrical and Physical Interpretation of a derivative- application
Derivatives of a sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function , derivative of composite functions
Second Order Derivatives, Increasing and Decreasing function.
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
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 differential equation by examples
General and particular solution of a differential equation, solution of first order and first degree differential equation of various types-examples
Application in problems of growth and decay.
Vector Algebra Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector
Unit and null vectors, 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
Statistics Classification of data, frequency of distribution, cumulative frequency distribution – examples
Graphical representation- histograms, Pie Chart, frequency polygon-examples
Measures of Central tendency- Mean, Median and Mode
Variance and Standard deviation-determination and comparisons
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’s theorem-simple problems
Random variable as function on a sample space
Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.

UPSC NDA & NA(II) General Ability Syllabus

The general ability test for UPSC NDA & NA(1) is divided into parts : English (Max. Marks 200) and General Knowledge(Max. Marks : 400)

Note: There is -1.33 negative marking for both English and General Knowledge.

Part A : English

The English section of General Ability test comprises of 200 Marks which include the following topics.

Grammar Rules and Usage(Articles, Preposition, Tenses, Adjective, Noun, Conjunction, Pronouns, Subject Verb Agreement etc.), Vocabulary(Antonyms and synonyms, Idioms and Phrases), Comprehension reading based questions.

Part B : General Knowledge

The General knowledge section of General Ability test comprises of 400 marks which covers the following topics including sections :Physics, Chemistry,  General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Affairs. 

Section ‘A’ : Physics

The syllabus for physics comprises of the below concepts.

Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity,Principles of Archimedes, Pressure barometer.

Motion of Objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton’s law of motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelograms 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 Magnets , Earth as a magnets.Static and Current Electricity, Conductors and non-conductors, Ohm’s law, simple Electricity 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 the following:

Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker,Thermos, Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs,Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s compass, Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses.

Section ‘B’ : Chemistry

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 Co2, Oxidation and reduction, Acids, base and salts, Carbon-different forms, Fertilizers-Natural and Artificial.

Materials 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.

Section ‘C’ : General Science

Difference B/w the living and non-living.

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. The Solar System – Meteors and Comets, Eclipses.

Achievements of Eminent Scientists.

Section ‘D’ : History, Freedom Movement etc.

Survey of Indian History, with 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-operative and Community development.

Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, national Integration and Welfare State, Basics Teaching 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.

Section ‘E’ : Geography

The Earth, its shape and size.

Lattitudes and Longitudes, Concept of Time.

International Date Line.

Movements of Earth and their effects.

Origin of earth.

Rocks and theirs 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 teh 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 Import and Export of India.

Section ‘F’ : 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

Updated: June 16, 2020 — 5:48 pm

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