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Old November 29th, 2011, 02:33 PM
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UPSC conduct NDA examination to give the entry to candidates in Indian army as commissioned officer? Please give me the details about all phases of tests that are conducted in NDA selection? When NDA 2012 entrance examination is going to be held?
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 11:58 PM
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NDA has not published examination notification for commissioned officers yet for 2012. So if you want to join NDA as commissioned officers then please visit the official website of the NDA or of UPSC for latest news about recruitment notification for commissioned officers.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Here I am attaching the image given by NDA as the objective of NDA. I hope this would be of your use. good luck.

NDA Entrance Exam

Exam date : April 15 , 2012

There will be two stage selection procedure which will be based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test. Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests. Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the original certificates and other required documents.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 07:47 PM
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I want to apply online for NDA entrance exam but I don’t know how to apply. Please give me instruction of filling the application form and instruction for submission of form online so that I can submit the form before the last date.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Hello sir, I want to join Indian Army by the NDA exam. Do you tell me about this exam more like application form availability and important dates of 2012 exam? What is its syllabus of exam?
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Old July 13th, 2012, 12:44 PM
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The notification for NDA entrance exam has been published on 5th May 2012& the last date of submission of the form was 4th June 2012. Date of Commencement of examination and its duration will be 19th August 2012 (One day)

Minimum academic qualifications required:

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for 10+2 (Executive Branch) Course at Naval Academy: 12th Class pass pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

Minimum Age required will be 16 ½ - 19 years
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Old October 15th, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Job as an officer in Indian Defense services is one the prestigious government job in India. To select the candidates for India defense UPSC conduct National Defense Academy and Naval Academy Examination. On the basis of NDA exam the candidate gets the option to get the entry in National Defense Academy, Indian Air force and Naval Academy. At the environment of NDA the candidate will get the best standard of training. The cadet of NDA gets best professional, physical, leadership training along with all the training of all the latest technologies, concepts and corporate practice.

UPSC conducts the NDA examination twice in a year. Generally the examination gets conducted in April and August every year.
Official Website of National Defense Academy : nda.nic.in

NDA Examination Dates 2013

Date of Notification: 04th May 2013
Last date for receipt of Application form (By post/Personal) : 3rd June 2013 (Monday)
Date of Examination: 11th August 2013 (Sunday)
Duration of the Exam: One Day

Application Form
The candidates who want to apply for NDA examination can go for two mode of application form i.e. Online application form and offline application form.

Online Application form Process
Candidates are supposed to go to upsconline.nic.in. Here he is required to complete step by step process of filling of online application form. There are two part of filling the application form. He can find all the instruction to fill Part I and Part II of application form at the above given website in the form of drop down menus. Its recommended to keep one scanned photograph of candidate in the .png format having size less then 40kb. This is required to upload at the time of filling application form.

The website, instructions, Part I and Part II stage will look like as the image given here.

Instruction for filling the online application Form
As the notification for NDA Exam 2013 has not been published yet, I have the instruction for filling up application form for last year and sharing the same with you. This is going to help you a lot for filling up application form correctly.

Offline Application Form Process
The candidates have to procure the application form along with the information brochure from the designated post office. Any form of reproduction of form will not be acceptable as application form.
The candidate should fill the application form very carefully. All the application forms will be processes on computerized machine, so all the circles in application form should be properly darkened. The candidates are advised to use dark HB pencil to fill the circles. All the boxes should be completed using blue or black ball pen. All the boxes are the confirmatory fields for circles entries. So students should carefully verify that both the boxes and circles fields are matching to each other.
Candidates should double check that they have done the signature at all the required fields. Forms having mismatch or missing signature are liable to be rejected.

On the acknowledgment card the candidate should write the application form number (printed on the application form received along with information brochure) and must write down the name of the examination i.e. National Defense Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2013. As well clearly write down the address where the candidate needs the acknowledgement of application form. And most important do not forget to affix the postal stamp of Rs. 6 on Acknowledgment Card.

Eligibility for NDA Entrance Exam

The candidate must be a
a) citizen of India,
b) a subject of Nepal
c) a subject of Bhutan
d) a Tibetan who have came to India before 1st January 1962 with an intention of permantly shifting in India
e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Age Limit and marital status: The minimum age of the candidate should be 16.5 years and maximum age limit is 19 years.
Only male unmarried candidate can apply for this exam. (The candidate should keep in mind that he must not undertake marry until he completed his training otherwise he will be discharged from the training and is liable to pay all the expenditure incurred by the government for his training)

Education Qualification for NDA exam
a) For army wing of NDA : The candidate should 12th pass in 10+2 pattern from any recognized board or University.
b) For Air Force and Naval Academy : The candidate should be 12th pass in 10+2 pattern from any recognized board or University with Physics and Mathematics as a compulsory subject.

Candidates who are appearing in 12th exam may also apply but they are supposed to pass by prescribed date.

Examination Fees

A fee of 50/- (Rupees Fifty Only) is payable by candidate for exam [Except SC / ST candidates and others that are specified in Note-2 of Para 4 of the NDA Examination Notice that we have attached in this page]. The candidate can pay the fees by cash at any branch of State Bank of India or by using Net Banking facility of State Bank of India / State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur / State Bank of Hyderabad / State Bank of Mysore / State Bank of Patiala / State Bank of Travancore. The candidates can also pay the fees by using any Visa / Master Credit / Debit Card.

Two Stage Selection procedures after written Examination
There is two stage of selection procedure. Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test. The candidates those qualify the first stage will be undergone to the second stage of Intelligence Test. The candidates those get qualified for stage II are required to submit the orginal document before starting of second stage test.

Physical Standards
The candidate should be physically and mentally fit as per the prescribed physical standared in the NDA Examination notification. Here below I am giving you the complete physical guidelines prescribed.

Here is Height and weight statndard for Army, navy and Air force.

For complete guidelines for Physical standards for selection in NDA Exam is given here, feel free to download it.


NDA Exam Center

Scheme of Examination
Written Examination: Total Marks 900
Mathematics (Objective Type) 300 Marks
General Ability Test (Objective Type) : 600 Marks
Maximum time allowed (for both exams): 2 Hours 30 Minutes

SSB Interview: 900 Marks

Detailed Syllabus of NDA Examination

Maximum Marks: 300 and Code No. 01

Algebra :
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.

Matrices and Determinants:

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 Cramer’s rule and by Matrix Method.


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.

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.

Differential Calculus:

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.

Integral Calculus and Differential Equations:

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.

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.

Statistics and Probability :-

Statistics: 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.

Probability : 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 Binominal distribution.

General Ability Test
Maximum Marks: 300 and Code No. 02

Part “A” – ENGLISH
(Maximum Marks 200).
The question paper in English 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.

(Maximum Marks-400)

The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects : Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.

The syllabus given below is designed to indicate the scope of these subjects included in this paper. The topics mentioned are not to be regarded as exhaustive and questions on topics of similar nature not specifically mentioned in the syllabus may also be asked. Candidate”s answers are expected to show their knowledge and intelligent understanding of the subject.

Section “A” (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.

Section “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 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.

Section “C” (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.

Section “D” (History, Freedom Movement etc.)

• A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation.

• 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.

Section “E” (Geography)

a) The Earth, its shape and size. Lattitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time. International Date Line. Movements of Earth and their effects.

b) Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification; Weathering – Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and volcanoes.

c) Ocean Currents and Tides

d) 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.

e) Regional Geography of India – Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and industrial activities.

f) Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports of India.

Section “F” (Current Events)

• Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years.

• Current important world events.

• Prominent personalities – both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.

NDA Previous Year Question Papers
Here I am providing you the old question paper of NDA Examination II for 2012. This is for sure going to help you in preparation for 2012 Examination.
Here we have two attachments.
Mathematics Old Question Paper(Set A)

General Ability Test Old Question Paper(Set A)

Books for NDA Exam Preparation
The best way to prepare for NDA examination is to start making your basics clear up to the 12th standard education. Here I am providing you the name of some popular books along with their details that you can go through for advance preparation for this exam.

Arihant Pathfinder for NDA & NA Entrance Examination Guide by Dr. P. K. Mittal, O. P. Bisht & Neetika Goyal

Upkars NDA Examination by Editorial Board of Pratiyogita Darpan

Arihant NDA/NA Entrance Examination 10 Practice Sets

Arihant NDA Entrance Examination (10 Solved Papers)

Ramesh NDA/NA Exam Guide by Anjani A Gupta/Karan Deo

NDA Examination Information Brochure
Here for your reference I am attaching the complete information brochure. It contain all the complete details related to examination.
Feel free to download the complete NDA Entrance Exam Information Brochure
Attached Files Available for Download
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File Type: pdf NDA-General-Ability-Test-Paper.pdf (592.0 KB, 51 views)
File Type: pdf NDA-Mathematics-Paper.pdf (445.2 KB, 52 views)
File Type: pdf NDA Information Brochure.pdf (105.9 KB, 31 views)
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