| NDA Syllabus For Part A – English
||The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English language and its application/usage. The syllabus covers various aspects like:
- Grammar and usage,
- Comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.
| NDA Syllabus For Part B – General Knowledge
||The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects:
- General Science,
- Social Studies,
- Geography, and
- Current Events.
| NDA Syllabus For Part B – Physics
- a. Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density, and Specific Gravity,
- b. Principle of Archimedes,
- c. Pressure Barometer
- d. Motion of objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies,
- e. Gravitation,
- f. Elementary ideas of Work, Power and Energy.
- g. Effects of Heat, Measurement of Temperature and Heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat
- h. Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments
- i. Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflection, and refraction. Spherical mirrors and Lenses, Human Eye.
- j. Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet
- k. 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
- l. 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.
| NDA Syllabus for Part B – Chemistry
- a. Physical and Chemical changes.
- b. Elements, Mixtures and Compounds,
- c. Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equations,
- d. Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems)
- e. Properties of Air and Water
- f. Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon dioxide,
- g. Oxidation and Reduction
- h. Acids, bases, and salts. Carbon— different forms
- i. Fertilizers—Natural and Artificial
- j. The material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and Gun-Powder
- k. Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.
| NDA Syllabus For Part B – General Science
- a. Difference between the living and non-living
- b. The basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasms, and Tissues
- c. Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals
- d. Elementary knowledge of Human Body and its important organs
- e. Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention
- f. Food—Source of Energy for man. Constituents of food, Balanced Diet
- g. The Solar System—Meteors and Comets, Eclipses
- h. Achievements of Eminent Scientists.
| NDA Syllabus For Part B – Social Studies
- a. A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation
- b. Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration
- c. Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India
- d. Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives and Community Development. Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
- e. Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration, and Discovery;
- f. War of American Independence, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, and Russian Revolution
- g. Impact of Science and Technology on Society
- h. The concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel,
- i. Democracy, Socialism and Communism
- j. Role of India in the present world.
| NDA Syllabus For Part B – Geography
- a. The Earth, its shape and size, Latitudes and Longitudes, Concept of Time, International Date Line, Movements of Earth and their effects, Origin of Earth
- b. Rocks and their classification;
- c. Weathering—Mechanical and Chemical
- d. Earthquakes and Volcanoes
- e. Ocean Currents and Tides
- f. Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones, and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation;
- g. Types of Climate,
- h. Major natural resources of the world
- i. Regional Geography of India — Climate, Natural vegetation, Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and Industrial activities, Important Sea Ports, and major sea, land, and air routes of India, main items of Imports and Exports of India.
| NDA Syllabus For Part B – Current Events
- a. Knowledge of important events that have happened in India in recent years
- b. Current important world events
- c. Prominent personalities—both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.