|NDA Syllabus For Part A – English
||The question paper in English is formed to understand and evaluate the student’s knowledge of the 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
- 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,
- 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 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
- 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
- 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 Gun-Powder
- Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.
|NDA Syllabus For Part B – General Science
- Difference between the living and non-living
- The 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.
|NDA Syllabus For Part B – Social Studies
- A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation
- Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration
- Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India
- Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives and Community Development. Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings 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
- The concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel,
- Democracy, Socialism, and Communism
- Role of India in the present world.
|NDA Syllabus For Part B – Geography
- The Earth, its shape and size, Latitudes and Longitudes, Concept of Time, International Date Line, Movements of Earth and their effects, Origin of Earth
- Rocks and their classification;
- Weathering—Mechanical and Chemical
- Earthquakes and Volcanoes
- Ocean Currents and Tides
- The atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones, and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation;
- Types of Climate,
- Major natural resources of the world
- 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
- Knowledge of important events that have happened in India in recent years
- Current important world events
- Prominent personalities—both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.