NDA Exam 2024: Dates, Syllabus, Registration, and Preparation Guide

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NDAExam Analysis

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UPSC NDA EXAM ANALYSIS:

Details & Cut-Off Marks for Recommendations:

Minimum passing score for the writing section of the exam (out of 900): 343 (with at least 25% in each topic).

Marks obtained [Final Stage] by the last recommended candidate (out of 1800): 709

TIE- PRINCIPLES

When two or more candidates received the same overall score in the first NDA & NA examination in 2021, a tie was broken using the following standards:

Candidates who are older by age have been given a higher ranking when their overall scores are equivalent.

In case of candidates having the same age, the candidates getting more marks in the written examination will be placed on higher rank.

The topic-wise analysis of NDA & NA questions in Papers 1 and 2 is as follows:

NDA Paper I - MATHEMATICS ANALYSIS

 TOPIC SUBTOPIC SUBTOPIC SUBTOPIC No. of Qs SETS , RELATION AND FUNCTIONS SETS 9 RELATION AND FUNCTION 2 VENN DIAGRAM 2 ALGEBRA 1 NUMBER SYSTEM 1 COMPLEX NUMBER 3 POLYNOMIAL 1 QUADRATIC EQUATION 6 SEQUENCE AND SERIES GEOMETRIC PROGRESSION 3 MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS 1 ALGEBRA OF MATRICES 3 2 DETERMINANTS 3 INVERSE OF A MATRIX 1 LINEAR EQUATIONS 1 LOGARITHMS 2 PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS 1 PERMUTATIONS 3 BINOMIAL THEOREM 1 BINARY SYSTEM 2 TRIGONOMETRY MEASUREMENT OF ANGLES 3 TRIGONOMETRIC RATIO AND IDENTITIES 3 MULTIPLE  AND SUBMULTIPL   ANGLES 2 TRIGONOMETRIC  FUNCTIONS OF ANGLES OF ARBITRARY MAGNITUDE 1 COMPOUND ANGLES 2 TRANSFORMATION FORMULA 3 INVERSE TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTION 2 PROPERTIES OF TRIANGLE 2 HEIGHT AND DISTANCE 2 COORDINATE GEOMETRY TWO DIMENS. COORDINATE GEOMETRY. STRAIGHT LINES 3 1 CIRCLE 1 ELLIPSE 2 THREE DIMENSIONAL COORDINATE GEOMETRY (SOLID GEOMETRY) FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPT OF 3-D 1 PLANE 3 STRAIGHT LINES 1 SPHERE 1 VECTORS SCALAR PRODUCT OF VECTORS 3 VECTOR PRODUCT OF VECTORS 3 DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS LIMITS 1 CONTINUITY 1 DIFFERENTIABILITY 1 DIFFERENTIATION 2 FUNDAMENTAL RULES FOR DIFFERENTIATION 1 SOME MORE METHOD OF DIFFERENTIATION 2 APPLICATIONS OF DERIVATIVES MAXIMA AND MINIMA 2 INCRASING DECREASING 2 INTEGRAL CALCULUS INTEGRATION (INDEFINITE INTEGRALS) 2 DEFINITE INTEGRALS 2 AREA OF CURVES 1 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION 3 STATISTICS DIAGRAMMATIC AND GRAPHIC  PRESENTATION 1 MEASURES OF CENTRAL TENDENCY AND DISPERSON 3 MEASURES OF DISPERSON MEAN DEVIATION 1 VARIANCE AND STANDARED DEVIATION 2 PROBABILITY 2 CONDITIONAL PROBABILITY 1 INDEPENDENT EVENTS 1 BAYE’S THEOREM 1 MULTIPICATION RULE THEORETICAL DISTRIBUTION BINOMIAL DISTRIBUTION 1 TOTAL 120

NDA Paper II - GENERAL MENTAL ABILITY ANALYSIS

NDA PART A - ENGLISH ANALYSIS

 TOPICS SUBTOPIC No of Qs ENGLISH VOCABULARY SYNONYMS 8 ANTONYMS 8 ENGLISH PROFICIENCY ORDERING OF SENTENCES 7 PARA JUMBLE 7 ENGLISH USAGE SPOTING  ERRORS 11 ENGLISH COMPREHENSION READING COMPREHENSION 9 TOTAL QUESTIONS 50

NDA PART - B GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ANALYSIS

 TOPIC SUBTOPIC SUBTOPIC SUBTOPIC No. of Qs GENERAL KNOWLEDGE NATIONAL SYMBOLS 1 BOOKS AND AUTHORES 1 ART AND CULTURE DANCE 1 INSTITUTIONS 1 GENERAL SCIENCE PHYSICS PHYSICAL QUANTITIES , STANDARDS AND UNITS UNIT OF LENGTH 1 MECHANICS WORK , POWER AND ENERGY 2 PROPERTIES OF MATTER DENSITY 1 HEAT TRANSFER OF HEAT 1 GRAVITATION 1 WAVE MOTION 2 SHM 1 ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION 1 1 1 LIGHT 2 STATIC ELECTRICITY 3 CURRENT ELECTRICITY 2 ATOMIC PHYSICS EMISSION OF RADIATION 2 NUCLEAR  PHYSICS 1 1 CHEMISTRY EVER DAY CHEMISTRY 6 1 OXIDATION AND REDUCTION 1 CARBON AND ITS COMPOUND 1 DIAMOND 1 NITROGEN AND ITS COMPOUNDS 1 AMMONIA 1 ACIDS , BASES AND SALTS 1 METALS ALLOYS 1 THERMODYNAMICS ISOTOPES AND ISOBARS 1 STRUCTURE OF THE ATOM 1 NUCLEAR RECTION AND ATOMIC ENERGY 1 INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY 1 CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING ORGANISMS CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMAL KINGDOM 1 BIOLOGY NUTRITION 1 ENZYMES 1 PLANT NUTRITION ( PHOTOSYNTHESIS) 1 ANIMAL NUTRITION 1 GENETIC - THE SCIENCE OF HEREDITY BLOOD 1 BLOOD GROUP INHERITANCE 1 HUMAN DISEASES AND DIFENSE MECHANISAM 1 1 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY ECOSYSTEM 1 POLLUTION 1 SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 2 HISTORY ANCIENT INDIA JAINISM AND BUDDHISM 2 BOOKS AND AUTHORS 1 MEDIAVEL INDIA 1 BOOKS AND AUTHORS 1 MODERN INDIA BRITISH POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATION 1 INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY 1 GEOGRAPHY THE EARTH ANDS ITS POSITION IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM 4 1 THE ATMOSPHERE 3 THE LITHOSPHERE VOLCANIC ACTIVITY 1 ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 1 NATURAL VEGETATION 1 INDIAN GEOGRAPHY PHYSIOGRAPHY 2 CLIMATE 1 DRAINAGE 2 INDUSTRIES 1 TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS 1 SETTLEMENTS 1 INDIAN POLITY CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2 SCHEDULES OF THE CONSTITUTRION 1 FRAMING OF CONSTITUTION 1 THE PARLIAMENT 1 JUDICIARY 1 FINANCE COMMISSION 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS 1 INDIAN ECONOMY CENSUS AND POPULATION 2 PUBLIC FINANCE AND FISCAL POLICY 1 1 CURRENT EVENTS COMMITTEE 1 BUDGET 1 PERSON 1 SPORTS 1 TOTAL 100

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