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Old May 1st, 2014, 07:12 PM
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As you want to get the age limit criteria and the physical standards required to give exam of National Defence Academy so here is the information of the same for you:

Age Limit Criteria:
Candidates must have age between 16 ½-19 ½ Years of age. (On the first day of the month in which course is due to commence).

Physical Standards:
Special OR Specific Requirements for Air Force Pilot
Leg length 99.00cm 120.00cm
Thigh length Max 64.00cm
Sitting height 81.50cm 96.00cm

Wax (Ears) Deviated Nasal Septum Hydrocele/Phimosis
Overweight/Underweight Under sized Chest Piles
Gynaecomastia Tonsillitis Varicocele

Contact Details:
Union Public Service Commission
Man Singh Road Area,
New Delhi,
Delhi 110069 ‎

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Old December 13th, 2014, 01:10 PM
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UPSC conduct an examination for admission in army, navy and airforce wings of national defense academy.

Age Criteria for national defense Academy NDA 2015

Candidates have born not earlier than 2nd July, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 1998.

12th Class of 10+2 System of Education/Equivalent for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF & Navy

Marital Status

Likely SSB Date
Sep to Oct and Jan to Apr

Date Commencement of Training
Jan and Jul

Training Academy
NDA, Khadakwasla, Pune

Duration of Training
3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yr at IMA(For Army cadets)/
3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yr at Naval Academy(For Naval cadets)/
3 Yrs at NDA and 1 & 1/2 Yrs at AFA Hyderabad (For AF cadets)

NDA Exam pattern
Paper I Mathematics
Paper II General Ability Test

General Ability Sections
General Knowledge

NDA Exam Syllabus

A). MATHEMATICS SYLLABUS is wide and includes lot of topics that should be covered by the candidate and following are the Units or topics that has to be covered by the candidate while preparation:

UNIT 1: Algebra consist of following topics:
Concept of a set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws. Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation.
Representation of real numbers on a line. Complex numbers – basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa. Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations with real coefficients. Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its application. Logarithms and their applications.

UNIT 2: Matrices and Determinants includes the following topics:

Types of matrices, operations on matrices Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinant. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, Applications – Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramers rule and by Matrix Method.

UNIT 3: Trigonometry covers the below mentioned topics:

Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications – Height and distance, properties of triangles.

UNIT 4: Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions:

Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula. Equation of a line in various forms. Angle between two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic.

Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.

UNIT 5: Differential Calculus includes the following topics:

Concept of a real valued function – domain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits – examples. Continuity of functions – examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of a function at a point, geometrical and physical interpreatation of a derivative – applications. Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect of another function, derivative of a composite function. Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.

UNIT 6: Integral Calculus and Differential Calculus:

Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Evaluation of definite integrals – determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves – applications. Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of a differential equation, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types – examples. Application in problems of growth and decay.

UNIT 7: Vector Algebra:

Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of vector, scalar product or dot product of two-vectors. Vector product and cross product of two vectors. Applications-work done by a force and moment of a force, and in geometrical problems.

UNIT 8- Probability includes the following:

Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events. Complementary, elementary and composite events. Definition of probability – classical and statistical – examples. Elementary theorems on probability – simple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes theorem – simple problems. Random variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binomial distribution.

UNIT 9: Statistics includes the following topics:

Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution – examples Graphical representation – Histogram, Pie Chart, Frequency Polygon – examples. Measures of Central tendency – mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation – determination and comparison. Correlation and regression.

B) GENERAL ABILITY SYLLABUS FOR NDA & NA 2014: The General ability section has two parts. part 1 is English and Part 2 is General Knowledge and following is the detailed description of English and General Awareness section syllabus:

English Syllabus for NDA & NA 2014 is as follows:

This part of the question paper is designed in such a manner that it is able to test the candidates English proficiency and understanding of the English Language and following are the topics that candidate should include in their preparation:
Reading Comprehension
Jumbled Sentence
Fill in the blanks
Sentence Correction
Finding errors and omittions
Cohesion in extended text etc.

General Knowledge Syllabus for NDA & NA 2014 is mentioned below:

This part of General Ability and question paper syllabus is very wide and vast and there is no set syllabus that candidate has to follow. The preparation of this part depends on candidates reading habits of newspapers, magazines and being updated with all the current happenings of the country. This section includes questions from History, Physics, Chemistry etc. Following is the detailed description:

UNIT 1: Physics:
Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer.
Motion of objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, 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.

UNIT 2: General Science:
Difference between the living and non- living.
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.

UNIT 3: 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 Carbondioxide, Oxidation and Reduction.
Acids, bases and salts.
Carbon – different forms
Fertilizers – Natural and Artificial
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.

UNIT 4: History:
A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilization.
Freedom Movement in India.
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. Concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy. Socialism and Communism. Role of India in the present world.

UNIT 5: 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
Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, cyclones and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate. Major Natural regions 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 main sea, land and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports of India.

UNIT 6: Current Events:
Knowledge of Important events that have taken place in India in the recent years.
Current important world events and happenings.
Prominent personalities – both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.

For more detail, contact to;
National Defence Academy
Sukanto Setu, K P C Medical College and Hospital Campus, Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal 700032 ‎
090388 74753

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