Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) organises National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Examination (commonly known as NDA Exam) twice a year, usually in the months of April and September for which UPSC issues notifications in months of December/January and June respectively.
Candidates declared successful in NDA & NA Exam followed by interview by SSB would get admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA for year wise courses and Indian Naval Academy year wise Course.
Jagranjosh is providing analysis of syllabus of NDA & NA Examination for the candidates aspiring to join defence forces, e.g. Indian Army, Navy an Air Force, as below-
Syllabus Analysis of National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Exam
1. There will two be stages of complete selection procedure of NDA & NA Exam, first is the written test being conducted by UPSC while the second is the interview and personality test being conducted by SSB.
2. In written test there will be two papers, Mathematics and General Ability Test of 2.5 hours each.
3. The paper of Mathematics will carry the maximum marks of 300 while the General Ability Test carries the maximum marks of 600.
4. In Mathematics paper, there will be questions from the units of Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions, Differential Calculus and Differential Equations, Vector Algebra and Statistics and Probability.
5. While the Paper II will have two parts, namely Part Á’(English) with maximum marks of 200 and Part ‘B’(General Knowledge) with Maximum Marks of 400.
6. The questions in English part (Part ‘A’ of Paper II) will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and Workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like; Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.
7. While the question paper on General Knowledge (Part ‘B’ of Paper II) will broadly cover the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies (History, Freedom Movement, etc.) Geography and Current Events.
8. Out of maximum marks assigned to part ‘B’ of this paper, questions on Sections Á’, ‘B’Ç’, ‘D’, É’ and ‘F’ will carry approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20% and 10% weightages respectively.
9. In second stage, i.e. intelligence and personality test, candidates will be put to intelligence tests both verbal and non-verbal, designed to assess their basic intelligence. The candidates will also be put to Group Tests such as group discussions, group planning, outdoor group tasks and asked to give brief lectures on specified subjects. All these tests intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also his social traits and interests in current affairs.