NDA Syllabus 2022: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) publishes the NDA entrance exam syllabus alongside the official announcement. The UPSC holds the much anticipated National Defence Academy (NDA) exam twice a year in order to enrol qualified male and female applicants into the country’s defence forces.

NDA Syllabus 2022: Exam Overview

Before getting into details of the syllabus of NDA 2022, let us have an overview of the UPSC NDA 2022 exam:

NDA Exam Syllabus 2022: Subject-wise Syllabus

The UPSC has mentioned the latest syllabus in the NDA Notification 2022. The NDA written exam consists of two papers as given below:

  1. Paper I: Mathematics
  2. Paper II: General Ability Test (Part A: English and Part B: General Knowledge)

NDA Exam Syllabus of Maths

Candidates must understand the fundamental concepts of Mathematics to complete the NDA Maths Syllabus 2022. Candidates can check out the detailed NDA Mathematics syllabus from the table mentioned below:

NDA Mathematics Algebra

Concept of SetsOperations on Sets
Venn diagramsDe Morgan laws
Cartesian productRelation
Equivalence relationRepresentation of real numbers on a line
Complex numbers—basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unityBinary system of numbers

Matrices And Determinants

Types of matricesOperations on matrices
Determinant of a matrixBasic properties of determinants
Adjoint and inverse of a square matrixApplications-Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s Cramer’s by Matrix Method.


Angles and their measures in degrees and in radiansTrigonometrical ratios
Trigonometric identities – Sum and difference formulaeInverse trigonometric functions
Multiple and Sub-multiple anglesApplications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.

Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions

Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate systemDistance formula
Equation of a line in various formsAngle between two lines
Distance of a point from a lineEquation of a circle in standard and in general form
Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbolaEccentricity and axis of a conic
Point in a three-dimensional space, the distance between two pointsDirection Cosines and direction ratios

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Differential Calculus

Concept of a real-valued function–domain, range, and graph of a functionComposite functions, one-to-one, onto, and inverse functions
Notion of limit, Standard limits—examplesContinuity of functions—examples
Algebraic operations on continuous functionsDerivative of function at a point
Geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative—applicationsDerivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions
Derivative of a function with respect to another functionDerivative of a composite function

Integral Calculus and Differential Calculus

Integration as inverse of differentiationIntegration by substitution and by parts
standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functionsEvaluation of definite integrals—determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves—applications
Definition of order and degree of a differential equationFormation of a differential equation by examples
General and particular solution of differential equationsSolution of first order and first-degree differential equations of various types—examples
Application in problems of growth and decay

Vector Algebra

Vectors in two and three dimensionsMagnitude and direction of a vector
Unit and null vectorsAddition of vectors
Scalar multiplication of a vectorScalar product or dot product of two vectors
Vector product or cross product of two vectorsApplications—work done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems.


Classification of dataFrequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution—examples
Graphical representation—Histogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon— examplesMeasures of Central tendency—Mean, median and mode
Variance and standard deviation—determination and comparisonCorrelation and Regression


Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain eventsConditional probability
Union and Intersection of events. Complementary, elementary and composite eventsBayes’s simple problems
Definition of probability—classical and statistical—examplesRandom variable as function on a sample space
Elementary theorems on probability—simple problemsBinomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.

NDA General Ability Test Syllabus

Candidates must have a basic understanding of English, Environmental Studies, and Science and Technology subjects that are addressed in NDA GAT Syllabus. Check out the topics included in the NDA GAT 2022 syllabus from the table mentioned below:

English languageComprehension
Fill in the blanks
Complete the sentences
Idioms and phrases
Synonyms and antonyms
Active and passive voice
Finding errors
HistoryIndian History: Culture and civilisation
Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi
India freedom struggle
Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives, and Community Development
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
Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration, and Discovery
GeographyLandforms of India
Movements of Earth and their effects
Layers of earth
Type of soils
Climate and Atmosphere
Cyclones and Anticyclones
Solar system and universe
Rocks and their classification
PhysicsNatural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet
Spherical mirrors and Lenses, Human Eye
Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer
Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflection and refraction
Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Non-conductors,
Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume,
Heat, Measurement of Temperature and Heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat
Ohm’s Law, Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays.
Equilibrium of objects
Laws of Motion
Work, power, and energy
ChemistryMixtures and Compounds, Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination
Properties of Air and Water
Fertilizers— Natural and Artificial
The material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and Gun-Powder
Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency
Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen

NDA Interview Selection Process 2022

After conducting the NDA examination, the conducting body will call the shortlisted candidates to appear in the Personal Interview round. As per the official notification, the interview is held in Stage 1 and Stage 2. It is mandatory for all the appearing candidates to clear Stage 1 to be called for Stage 2.

Here, we have enlisted the interview round details. Candidates must check the table given below to know more:

  • Stage I comprises Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests, Picture Perception, and Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on their overall performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.

Stage II comprises an Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and the Conference. These tests are conducted for 4 days. Please go through the table below

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