NDA Syllabus 2021 (NDA 1 & 2)- Check Syllabus Here

NDA Syllabus 2021– UPSC has released the syllabus of NDA 2021 exam along with official notification. UPSC NDA 2021 syllabus contains topics of Mathematics and General Aptitude paper. In order to qualify the NDA 2021 exam, candidates should prepare the complete NDA April 2021 syllabus. The question paper will be created from the topics of UPSC NDA syllabus 2021.
Latest- NDA 1 application form released. Also check NDA eligibility

Union Public Service Commission will conduct NDA 2021 twice in a year. NDA 1 2021 is scheduled to be held April 18, 2021 and NDA 2 2021 will be conducted on September 5, 2021. Through the exam, eligible candidates will be shortlisted for recruitment in the Indian Army, Navy & Air Force. 

NDA Syllabus 2021 for Maths

Below given topics of NDA April 2021 Paper 1 syllabus are mentioned

  • Algebra
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry of 02 & 03 Dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Probability

NDA Mathematics Syllabus with weightage

NDA Maths Syllabus 2021 Number of Questions
Calculus 20-25
Quadratic equation 20-15
Probability 10- 15
Complex number  10-15
Matrices & Determinants  25-30
Trigonometry 25-30

NDA Syllabus 2021 (Paper 2)

The paper 2 is of General Ability Test. UPSC NDA April 2021 Paper 2 syllabus contains topics from English, General Knowledge, History, Science

Part ‘A’—English (Maximum Marks—200)

  • Correct Use of words
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms & antonyms
  • Grammar and usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension and cohesion

Part B- General Knowledge (Maximum Marks—400)

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

Below is the complete syllabus of different exams. Candidates have to prepare almost every topic to qualify the test.

NDA Syllabus 2021 for Physics

Below are the topics of NDA Physics syllabus 2021

  • Physical Properties and States of Matter
  • 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
  • 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 2021 for 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 & salts.
  • Carbon—different forms. Fertilizers—Natural and Artificial.
  • Preparation of Soap, Glass, Paints, Ink, Paper, Cement,Safety Matches and Gun-Powder.
  • Structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.

UPSC NDA Syllabus 2021 for General Science

  • Difference between the living and non-living
  • Basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues
  • Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals
  • Human Body and its important organs
  • Common Epidemics, their causes & prevention.
  • Constituents of food & Balanced Diet.
  • The Solar System—Meteors and Comets, Eclipses
  • Achievements of Eminent Scientists

UPSC NDA 2021 Syllabus for History

  • Indian History including Culture and Civilisation.
  • Freedom Movement in India
  • Indian Constitution and Administration.
  • Five Year Plans of India
  • Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives and Community Development
  • National Integration and Welfare State
  • Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Renaissance, Exploration and Discovery
  • 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.

UPSC NDA Syllabus 2021 for Geography

  • Lattitudes and Longitudes
  • Concept of time
  • International Date Line
  • Origin of Earth, its Movements and their effects
  • Rocks and their classification
  • Weathering— Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • Ocean Currents and Tides
  • 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
  • Imports and Exports of India.

NDA Syllabus 2021 for 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.

NDA Books 2021

Candidates should cover the NDA 2021 syllabus from the best books. Below is the list of books to prepare for NDA 2021

Subject Books
  • NCERT Class 11 and 12 Mathematics Textbooks
  • Mathematics for NDA and NA by RS Aggarwal
  • Solved Papers NDA/NA by Arihant Publications
  • 10 Practice Sets for NDA & NA by Arihant Publications
General Ability Test
  • NCERT 9th Textbooks of all subjects
  • Success Series General Knowledge by Sachchida Nand Jha
  • Latest Manorama Yearbook
  • Objective General English for Competitive Exams by S.P. Bakshi
  • History Of Modern India by Bipan Chandra
  • Science and Technology in India by Kalpana Rajaram: Spectrum

NDA 2021 Exam Pattern

Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 01 02 hours & 30 min. 300 Marks
General Ability Test 02 02 hours & 30 min. 600 Marks
Total 900 Marks

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