NDA 2 Exam Syllabus 2017

Candidates who have enrolled for this exam must be eager to know the exact syllabus of NDA 2 Exam 2017 so that they can excel and overcome the challenges of the written test. The following article intend to guide the candidates in terms of the NDA examination paper along with its section.

The written examination date for NDA 2 exam is 10th September 2017.

First of all, every candidate must be aware of the fact that NDA Written Exam consists of two papers and SSB test/interview.

  • Mathematics – 300 Marks – 2 hours 30 minutes
  • General Ability Test – 600 marks – 2 hours 30 minutes
  • SSB Test/Interview – 900 Marks


UPSC NDA Exam Syllabus 2017

1) Syllabus for Mathematics Paper – 300 Marks

The Mathematics is the first paper in the written test. Candidates are expected to know the chapters which are usually taught till class XII or 10 + 2 standard. Some of the key areas from where questions are commonly asked are Algebra, Differential Calculus and Statistics & Probability. The complete syllabus for this paper is:

Statistics & Probability Differential Calculus Vector Algebra Integral Calculus
Matrices  and Determinants Analytical Geometry Trigonometry Algebra

 2) Syllabus for General Ability Test – 600 marks

The duration of this paper is for 2 hours and 30 minutes. However, its syllabus encompasses everything that a candidate has learnt upto Class 10 + 2.  The paper is divided into two sections, Part A and Part B. Here is the complete syllabus for the General Ability Test Paper

Part A – English – 200 marks

Grammar Usage Prepositions Adjectives Synonyms
Antonyms Word- Meaning Sentence Completion Comprehension

Part B – General Knowledge – 400 marks

The General Knowledge section compromises of 6 sections. These sections include subjects such as Physics, Social Studies, Current Events, Geography, Chemistry and General Science. The syllabus for the same follows below:

Section A

The first section is for Physics. The scope of its syllabus includes the following:

Laws of Motion Mass, Density, Volume Gravitation Effects of Heat
Sound Waves Light and Reflection Force and Momentum Archimedes Principle

Section B

The second section is for Chemistry. A candidate should be well versed with the following:

Acids, Bases and salts Carbon Fertilizers Elementary Chemistry
Properties for Hydrogen, etc. Oxidation & Reduction Valency Molecular Weight

Section C

The third section is for General Science. The following chapters are important-

Living and non-living things Cell and Tissues Growth and Reproduction Human body organs
Common epidemics Food and Balanced diet Solar System Eminent Scientists

Section D

The fourth section is for Indian History and freedom movements. Candidate should know the following:

Freedom Movement of India Indian History Culture Indian Constitution Five Year Plan
Panchayati Raj Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, etc. Renaissance Democracy, Socialism

Section E

The fifth section has been reserved for Geography. A candidate is expected to know the following:

Earth, Latitude and Longitude Oceans, current and tides Rock and its classification Indian Geography
Seas and sea route to India Weathering Types of Climate Import and export in India

Section F

The last section is for Current Events. This section includes questions based on the latest happenings around the world.

Important dates in Indian History World Summits Book- Author Sports-award
Country-currency World Conferences Occasion-Day Prominent Personalities

 Questions in paper –II will be assigned on the basis of weightage. Sections mentioned in Part B will have 25%, 15%, 10%, 20% & 10% as weightage.


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