NDA Exam 2022 – Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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NDA Exam 2022: NDA is one of the most applied for exam after 12th as it ensures a very prestigious and respectable future. However, it is not that easy to crack this exam. This exam is very competitive and the selection procedure itself is very tough. Thus, all the candidates must know the NDA 2022 Exam Pattern and Syllabus very well.

So, in this article, we have discussed NDA 2022 Exam Pattern & Syllabus in detail.

NDA EXAM 2022

NDA 2022 Exam Pattern 

  • The NDA 2022 exam will be conducted in two meetings. There will be two papers in the NDA exam Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT).
  • The exam is conducted in an objective pattern. The questions are provided in both English and Hindi.
  • 2.5 hours will be given for each exam.
  • Paper I consists of 120 questions and is of 300 marks. The first exam starts at 10 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. One can refer to the syllabus section for the distribution of topics.
  • Paper II has 150 questions and is of 600 marks. The second exam starts at 2 p.m. till 4:30 p.m.




The NDA Exam Pattern is tabulated below in detail:

PaperMathematicsGeneral Ability Test (GAT)
Exam Duration2 hours and 30 minutes2 hours and 30 minutes
No. of sections12 (English and General Knowledge)
Total no. of questions120150
Total marks300600 (English (200) + GK (400))
Marking scheme+ 2.5 for correct answer -0.83 for incorrect answer+4 for correct answer
-1.33 for incorrect answer
MediumEnglish and HindiEnglish for the English section.
English and Hindi for the GK section
Type of questionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

NDA 2022 Interview

After the successful conclusion of written test, candidates who will be selected in the result/ merit list can go for SSB interview process. The SSB interview process will be of two stages – Stage I and Stage II.

Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are picture perception & description test (PP & DT). Stage II comprises of interview, group testing officer tasks, psychology test and the conference. These tests will be organised over 4 days.



NDA 2022 Syllabus 

The candidates preparing for the NDA exam must be thoroughly clear with the exam syllabus. The NDA Exam is one of the most competitive exams in the country.

The candidates must be clear enough with the NDA Exam Syllabus to clear the exam with ease. The section-wise syllabus for the NDA Exam is discussed below:

Mathematics Syllabus

The syllabus for the NDA 2022 Mathematics section is as follows:

ChaptersTopics
Analytical Geometry of Two & Three DimensionsRectangular Cartesian Coordinate system.Distance formula.Equation of a line in various forms.The angle between the two lines.The distance of a point from a line.Equation of a circle in standard and in a general form.Standard forms of parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.Eccentricity and axis of a conic.A point in a three-dimensional space, the distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios.Equation two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios.Equation of a plane and a line in various forms.The angle between two lines and the angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.
AlgebraConcept of 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 the decimal system to binary system and vice-versa.Arithmetic, 19 Geometric and Harmonic progressions.Quadratic equations with real coefficients. The solution of linear inequalities of two variables by graphs.Permutation and Combination.Binomial theorem and its applications. Logarithms and their applications.
TrigonometryAngles and their measures in degrees and in radians.Trigonometric ratios.Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles.Inverse trigonometric functions.Applications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.
Matrices & DeterminantsTypes of matrices, operations on matrices.The determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants.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.

 



General Ability Test (GAT) Syllabus

The exam syllabus for the various sections in the NDA General Ability Test (GAT) is tabulated below:

SectionTopics
EnglishGrammar and usage, vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English
Physics (Section A)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, 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 Nonconductors, 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; Lightning Conductors, Safety Fuses.
Chemistry (Section B)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 GunPowder.Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency
General Science (Section C)Difference between the living and nonliving. Basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues.Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals. Elementary knowledge of the 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



Conclusion

In the above article we have discussed the complete NDA 2022 Exam Pattern and Syllabus in detail. Every candidate is suggested to go through the syllabus before starting their preparation. It is hoped that the contents of the above article end up being helpful to all the aspirants eyeing this test.

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