NDA exam pattern
There are two papers in its written examination. Only those students who clear the written exam are called for SSB interview. In the written examination, Paper-I is of Maths, while Paper-II is of General Ability Test. It is a total paper of 900 marks. Out of which Paper-I is of 300 marks and Paper-II is of 600 marks. NDA written exam syllabus is similar to CBSE 10+2 syllabus. 120 questions are asked in Maths paper. While the candidates get 2.30 hours to solve them, 150 questions are asked in the GAT paper. This paper is also of 2.30 hours. Both the papers are conducted through offline mode. The General Ability Test is also divided into two parts. One part of which consists of questions from English and the other part from General Studies.
- General English – 50 questions – 200 marks
- Physics – 25 questions – 100 marks
- Chemistry – 15 Qs – 60 Marks
- General Science – 10 Qs – 40 Marks
- History, Freedom Movement – 20 Qs – 80 Marks
- Geography – 20 Qs – 80 Marks
- Current Affairs – 10 Questions – 40 Marks
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maths exam syllabus
Paper-I is based on Maths. The sub-topics of this exam are not very difficult, so students of any board can clear this section easily. One thing to note is that you don’t have to use calculator etc. Following are the important topics related to Mathematics subject-
- Algebra – Matrix and Determinant
- Trigonometry – Analytical Geometry with Two and Three Dimensions
- Differential Calculus- Integral Calculus and Differential Equation
- Vector Algebra- Statistics and Probability
Paper-II General Ability
General English- In this, the knowledge of English Grammar and Vocabulary of the candidate is tested. Also, the ability to make sentences and use words correctly is tested. Apart from this, grammar, comprehension, mental ability and knowledge are also tested.
General Knowledge- Its question paper is not only limited to general knowledge and latest happenings, but it also includes the following subjects like- Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and latest events. The complete information of which is given below in detail.
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Physics- Information related to light and sound, Magnets and related information, Current and electricity, Simple pendulum, Pulley, Siphon, Lever, Balloon, Pump, Hydrometer, Pressure cooker, Thermos flask, Gramophone, Telegraph, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, General principles of working of Mariner compass, conductors, safety fuse etc.
Chemistry- Air and Water (Properties), Chemical Equations and Laws of Chemical Combination, Elemental Compounds and Mixtures, Acid Bases and Salts, Physical and Chemical Changes.
General Science- Basic Unit of Life, Living and Non-living Things, Epidemic – Causes and Prevention, Solar System, Achievement of Prominent Scientists, Food and Balanced Diet, Human body and processes related to life, Reproduction in Plants and Animals.
History- Indian History: Culture and Civilization, Constitution and Administration of India, Nationalism in India, Government of India at Different Levels, Five Year Plans, India Renaissance and Discovery, French, Russian and Industrial Revolution, United Nations and the Concept of One World, Democracy in India Mahatma Teachings related to Gandhi.
Geography- Earth and its origin, Tidal and ocean currents, Rock and its classification, Atmosphere and atmospheric pressure, Climate of India, Types of regional geography, Indian agriculture and industry, Transport and trade routes, Imports and exports of India etc.
current affairs- To prepare the syllabus for this section, you have to keep an eye on the day-to-day events. It asks about important and recent events in India, current and important world events, important Indian or non-Indian personalities related to cultural activities and sports.