National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA/NA) - Scheme & Syllabus


UPSC

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination

Scheme & Syllabus of the Exam

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject are as follows :
 
Subject Code Duration Max Marks
Mathematics
01
2 1/2 hours
300
General Ability
02
2 1/2 hours
600
     
900

The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. the question papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.

Syllabus for Entrance Examination:

  • Paper I - Mathematics : (Maximum Marks 300)
    Arithmetic, Mensuration, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics.
     
  • Paper II - General Ability
    Part A - English (Maximum Marks 200)
    Part B - General Knowledge (Maximum Marks 400)

    Section A (Physics) 
    Section B (Chemistry) 
    Section C (General Science) 
    Section D (History, Freedom Movement etc) 
    Section E (Geography) 
    Section F (Current Event)

Note : Out of the maximum marks assigned to Part B of this paper, questions on Sections A, B, C, D, E and F carry approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20% and 10% weightage respectively.

For more details please refer to Advertisement, along with APPLICATION FORM and detailed subject-wise Prospectus published by the UPSC every six months, i.e. April / May and October / November in all the local newspapers and Employment News.

Syllabus During Training Period (Academics)

Science Stream (B. Sc.) / B. Sc. (Computer Science) Social Science Stream (B.A)
COMPULSORY (CREDIT SUBJECTS) (Any Three)
  • Physics (Compulsory)
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics (Compulsory)
  • Computer Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Political Science
Cross Stream Subjects (Non-Credit) (Any 3)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Common Non-Credit Subjects
  • Workshop
  • Auto
  • Area Study
  • Military History
 
Common Non-Credit Subjects
  • Common Service Subject - CSS (I to V Semesters)
  • Special Service Subject - SSS (VI Semester) (Based on service of a cadet)
  • Computer Appreciation Course (All Cadets)