NDA also known as national Defense Academy, the entrance exam of NDA comprises of the various sections that need to be cleared in entrance exam.


Subject Duration Marks
Mathematics 2 hours 30 minutes 300
General Ability 2 hours 30 minutes 600
Total Marks 900
SSB Interview 900

In the table above the sections that are included in NDA Exam are shown along with the marks weightage and time limit.

Eligibility Criteria is mainly the candidate should have passed Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in 10+2 level and only male candidates are allowed to perform in this exam.

All the 3 wings i.e. Army, navy and Air Force are involved for selection procedures in this test. Depending upon the score and merit list candidate achieves the position in the desired wing of defense.

Syllabus of NDA:

PART-A – English

English section includes the basic understanding of English language and the words that are used in work life. Syllabus of English includes various topics like:

  • Grammar and Usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension and Cohesion
  • Some related topics to understand candidate’s proficiency in English.

PART-B – General Knowledge

The topics of General Knowledge cover the current events, discoveries, scientific inventions and many more such occurred events that include:

  • History
  • Current Events
  • Physics,
  • General Science
  • Social Studies
  • Geography

From these subjects the topics are included that varies from general science to current political events.


The topics that are mainly included and also rounded as important for NDA exam are as follows:

  • Algebra
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability


Main Topics that need to prepare from text books are:

  • Physical Properties and States of Matter
  • Motion of Objects
  • Effects of Heat
  • Sound Waves and their Propagation
  • Rectilinear Propagation of Light
  • Magnets
  • Static and Current Electricity
  • Battery and Cells

Candidate need to focus on the principle and laws of topics mentioned while studying physics.

All these sections are important and contain maximum weightage of marks which is important in scoring in entrance exam. Thus, these all are important topics related to the subjects that should be studied keenly and with concentration to score. Best of Luck for Exam!!!!