Application: Last Date for Submission of Applications: 28.01.2020)
NDA I 2020 Direct Link to Apply(Started on 8th Jan 2020)
NDA I 2020 Exam Date: An Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 19th April, 2020 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 145th Course, and for the 107th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from
2nd January, 2021.
Fee: Candidates (excepting SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs specified in Note 2 below who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/ (Rupees one hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.
Total Vacancies: 418[National Defence Academy: 370 to include 208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground Duties) and Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme): 48]
NDA I 2020 Direct Link to Apply(Started on 8th Jan 2020)
NDA I 2020 Exam Date: An Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 19th April, 2020 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 145th Course, and for the 107th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from
2nd January, 2021.
Fee: Candidates (excepting SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs specified in Note 2 below who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/ (Rupees one hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.
Total Vacancies: 418[National Defence Academy: 370 to include 208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground Duties) and Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme): 48]
Age Limit: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 2001 and not later than 1st July, 2004 are eligible.
Mode of Examination: Offline(Pen and Paper Based Objective Test/MCQs Type)
Mode of Examination: Offline(Pen and Paper Based Objective Test/MCQs Type)
Essential Educational Qualification:
(i) 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.
(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for
the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy :—12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
Note: Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.
(i) 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.
(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for
the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy :—12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
Note: Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.
Exam Pattern:
Subject

Time
Duration

Maximum
Marks

Mathematics

2½ Hours

300

General Ability Test

2½ Hours

600

Total
Marks

900


SSB
Test/Interview: 900

Syllabus:
PAPERI: MATHEMATICS(Code
No. 01)(Maximum Marks300)
1. ALGEBRA
Concept 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 decimal system to binary system and viceversa.
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 applications. Logarithms
and their applications.
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12 examinations from February 15, 2020; while the exams for Class 12 will end
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2. MATRICES AND
DETERMINANTS :
Types of matrices,
operations on matrices. Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of
determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, ApplicationsSolution of
a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by
Matrix Method.
3. TRIGONOMETRY :
Angles and their
measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric
identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Submultiple angles.
Inverse trigonometric functions. ApplicationsHeight and distance, properties
of triangles.
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 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.
5. 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 function at a
point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative—applications.
Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function
with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function. Second
order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. Application of
derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.
6. 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 equations, solution of first
order and first degree differential equations of various types—examples.
Application in problems of growth and decay.
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 a vector, scalar product or dot
product of two vectors. Vector product or cross product of two vectors.
Applications—work done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical
problems.
8. 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.
PAPERII: GENERAL
ABILITY TEST (Code No. 02)(Maximum Marks300)
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.
Part ‘B’—GENERAL
KNOWLEDGE (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
Nonconductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and
Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary
Cells, Use of XRays. 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 GunPowder. Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic
Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.
Section ‘C’ (General
Science)
Difference between the living and nonliving. 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, Cooperatives 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)
The Earth, its shape
and size. Lattitudes 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 Anticyclones; 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.
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.
Note: Out of maximum marks assigned to part ‘B’ of
this paper, questions on Sections ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ will carry
approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20% and 10% weightages respectively.
Question Paper:
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SSB Test and Interview:
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SSB Test and Interview:
The SSB procedure consists of two stage Selection process 
stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted
to appear for stage II. The details are:
(a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception * Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.
(a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception * Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.
(b) Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer
Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days.
The details of these tests are given on the website joinindianarmy.nic.in.
The personality of a candidate is assessed by three
different assessors viz. The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer
(GTO) and the Psychologist. There are no separate weightage for each test. The marks
are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance
of the candidate holistically in all the test. In addition, marks for
Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate
in the three techniques and decision of the Board. All these have equal
weightage.
The various tests of IO, GTO and Psych are
designed to bring out the presence/absence of Officer Like Qualities and their
trainability in a candidate. Accordingly candidates are Recommended or Not Recommended
at the SSB.
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