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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    National Defence Academy Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    Offline
  • Exam Duration
    2.5 hours (Each section)
  • Exam Frequency
    Twice a year
  • Official Website
    https://www.upsc.gov.in/
  • Total Marks
    900 Marks Mathematics - 300 Marks GAT - 600 Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
    270 Questions
  • No. of Sections
    2 Sections Mathematics General Aptitude
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    Negative Marking Mathematics - 0.83 marks GAT - 1.33 marks
Exam
Events NDA 1 NDA 2
Official Notification December 22, 2021 May 18, 2022
Application Form December 22, 2021 May 18, 2022
Last day to apply January 11, 2022 June 07, 2022
Withdrawal of Application January 18-24, 2022 To Be Notified
Availability of Admit Card March 14, 2022 August 2022 (Expected)
NDA Exam Date April 10, 2022 September 04, 2022
Result Declaration June 2022 (Expected) November 2022 (Expected)
SSB interview To Be Notified To Be Notified
Eligibilty Criteria

The aspiring candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the NDA Exam. The eligibility criteria are a crucial part of the NDA exam else the candidature stands cancelled. The NDA Eligibility Criteria are discussed below in detail.

NDA Eligibility Criteria: Nationality

The candidates have to be one of the following in order to be eligible for the NDA exam.

  • Indian citizen
  • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1st, 1962 with an intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Individuals of Indian origin who have migrated from the countries - Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and East African countries - Kenya, Uganda, The United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with an intention of permanent settlement.

The certificate of eligibility has to be issued by the Government of India to all foreign nationals. However, it is not necessary to be produced by the Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

NDA Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification

  • Candidates who are 12th class pass under the 10+2 pattern of education from any state board or equivalent examination are eligible for the Army wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • For the Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy, candidates must have the 12th pass in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or appear in one, of 10+2 patterns of school education from any state board or equivalent.

NDA Age Limit and Relaxation

  • For the NDA 1 2022 exam, the candidates who are born not before July 02, 2003, and not after July 01, 2006, are eligible.
  • For the NDA 2 2022 exam, the candidates born between January 02, 2004, and January 01, 2007, are eligible.
  • The candidate must write the date of birth as mentioned in the matriculation certificate, secondary school leaving certificate or any other equivalent certification recognised by the Indian University. No other document for proof of date of birth will be accepted by the commission.

NDA Eligibility Criteria: Sex & Marital Status

  • Both male and female candidates must be unmarried throughout the selection process as well as till the training is completed.
  • If a candidate marries before training, they will not be selected.
  • If a candidate marries during training, he/she will be discharged and liable to pay all the expenditures incurred on him/her during the training by the government.

NDA Selection Process 2022

The NDA Selection Process involves two stages. Stage-1 is the written examination and stage-2 is the SSB interview stage. The complete recruitment process in the NDA exam is judged based on marks scored out of 900 collectively in both stages of recruitment.

After the declaration of NDA Results 2022, qualified candidates will have to register themselves at www.joinindianarmy.nic.in within two weeks. Allotment of selection centres and dates will then be notified on the registered email ID.

Exam Pattern
  • The NDA exam is conducted in two sessions. There will be two papers in the NDA exam Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT).
  • The exam is conducted in an objective pattern. The questions are provided in both English and Hindi.
  • 2.5 hours will be given for each exam.
  • Paper 1 has 120 questions for 300 marks. The first exam starts at 10 a.m. and till 12:30 p.m. One can refer to the syllabus section for the distribution of topics.
  • Paper 2 has 150 questions for 600 marks. The second exam starts at 2 p.m. and till 4:30 p.m.

Result 2022

  • The NDA Results are declared within a period of a month and a half (tentative). The candidates are advised to keep checking the updates on the result declaration on the official website.
  • The selected candidates are to visit the respective websites to register themselves willing for the next stage of selection i.e. SSB interview within a span of 20 days of the declaration of the result.
  • The SSB results including the medical result and final merit list, are declared within a span of 40 days.

How to Check NDA Results 2022?

The steps to check the NDA Results2022 are given below.

  • Go to the official website of UPSC.
  • On the homepage search bar, type the name of the exam and click on it.
  • On the next page, enter your roll number and the captcha image code and click submit.
  • Next, the result will open and you can take a printout or save a soft copy.
Syllabus

The candidates preparing for the NDA exam must be thoroughly clear with the exam syllabus. The NDA Exam is one of the most competitive exams in the country.

The candidates must be clear enough with the NDA Exam Syllabus to clear the exam with ease. The section-wise syllabus for the NDA Exam is discussed below.

Mathematics Syllabus

  1. Analytical Geometry of Two & Three Dimensions
  • Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system.
  • Distance formula.
  • Equation of a line in various forms.
  • The angle between the two lines.
  • The distance of a point from a line.
  • Equation of a circle in standard and in a general form.
  • Standard forms of parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.
  • Eccentricity and axis of a conic.
  • A point in a three-dimensional space is the distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios.
  • Equation two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios.
  • Equation of a plane and a line in various forms.
  • The angle between two lines and the angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.
    2. Algebra
  • 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 the decimal system to binary system and vice-versa.
  • Arithmetic, 19 Geometric and Harmonic progressions.
  • Quadratic equations with real coefficients. The solution of linear inequalities of two variables by graphs.
  • Permutation and Combination.
  • Binomial theorem and its applications. Logarithms and their applications.

3. Trigonometry

  • Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians.
  • Trigonometric ratios.
  • Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles.
  • Inverse trigonometric functions.
  • Applications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.
    4. Matrices & Determinants
  • Types of matrices, operations on matrices.
  • The 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.

General Ability Test (GAT) Syllabus

  1. English

Grammar and usage, vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English

2. Physics (Sec A)

  • Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density, and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer.
  • The 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 Nonconductors, 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 the following: 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.

3. Chemistry (Sec B)

  • 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.
  • The material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and GunPowder.
  • Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency

4. General Science (Sec C)

  • Difference between the living and nonliving. 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

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