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Organization NameUnion Public Service Commission
Post NameNational Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I&II)
Job LocationAcross India

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UPSC NDA NA Syllabus 2023 UPSC National Defence Academy (NDA) National Academy(NA) Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023 are available now.  Candidates who are applying for  UPSC NDA NA Jobs have started their Exam preparation for the Written Test which is going to organize by the Union Public Service Commission (MPSC). All those applicants can check the UPSC question Papers and can download them. Here, we are providing the UPSC NDA NA Exam Previous papers along with solutions. Here we also provided the UPSC NDA NA syllabus 2023. So before going to begin the preparation, once check the Provided UPSC NDA (I) NA Syllabus 2023.

UPSC National Defence Academy (NDA) Exam Syllabus 2023

For UPSC Exam centers refer to the official website. Candidates who have been selected for Written Test are eligible for the next rounds. The UPSC Syllabus & Exam Pattern is important aspects of knowing the structure of the Written Test.

The Written Test consists of Multiple Choice Questions of Different Sections. Candidates who going to attend Exam can download the UPSC National Defence Academy NDA Naval Academy NA Exam Pattern and Syllabus on this page..

UPSC Naval Academy (NA) Exam Pattern 2023

The Exam pattern of the UPSC NDA (I) NA Exam has clearly mentioned on our website. The UPSC  Naval Academy Exam Paper has objective type question like General Aptitude and Reasoning, General English, Numerical Aptitude, and General Knowledge.

NDA 2023 Syllabus, Mathematics & General Ability Test (GAT) Syllabus

The UPSC NDA NA Syllabus is provided for the candidates preparing for the Exam. Candidates, those who have applied for UPSC naval Academy Recruitment 2023  can use this syllabus to help you to give your best in the Tehsildar, Assistant sales tax commissioner Exam. The UPSC NDA Syllabus topics are mentioned below.

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UPSC NDA & NA Exam Pattern 2023


  1. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:—


Mathematics012½ Hours300
General Ability Test             022½ Hours600
SSB Test/Interview:900







  1. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be
  2. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for
  3. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the
  4. The candidates are not permitted to use calculator or Mathematical or logarithmic table for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination



(Code No. 01) (Maximum Marks-300)


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 vice-versa. 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.


Types of matrices, operations on matrices. Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, Applications-Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by  Cramer’s  rule  and  by Matrix Method.


Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.

  1. ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY OF TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS: Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


(Code No. 02) (Maximum Marks—600)

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 Non- conductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays. 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 Gun- Powder. Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.

Section ‘C’ (General Science)

Difference between the living and non-living. 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, Co-operatives 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 Anti-cyclones; 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.

Intelligence and Personality Test

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 :

  • 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&D
  • 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

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 mks 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.

Union PSC NDA NA 2 Books & Study Materials

  • For National Defence Academy(NDA)/ Naval Academy(NA) Entrance Exam – Pathfinder by Arihant Publications.
  • Study Material with Solved Papers for NDA and NA Exam – R. Gupta’s by RPH Editorial Board.
  • Quantitative Aptitude – Dr. R. S. Aggarwal and S. Chand.
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs – Manorama Yearbook (50th Edition).

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