UPSC NDA II Online Form 2020


Post Name: UPSC NDA II Online Form 2020
About Post: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC NDA II) Are Invited to Online Application Form For Post Of National Defence  Academy NDA in Army, Airforce, Navy Wing and Naval Academy, 10+2 Cadet Entry Under NDA 2nd Phase Recruitment 2020. Interested Candidate Completed All Eligibility Criteria And Apply Online Application. Before You Apply Online Application Please Read Full Notification.

Union Public Service Commission ( UPSC )
NDA and Naval Academy Exam NDA II Recruitment 2020



  • Application Start : 16/06/2020
  • Last Date For Apply Online : 06/07/2020 till 06:00 PM Only
  • Last Date Pay Fee : 06/07/2020
  • Withdraw Application :
  • Exam Date : 06 September 2020
  • Admit Card : Available Soon


  • Gen / OBC : Rs. 100 /-
  • SC / ST : Rs. 0 /-
  • Pay the Exam Fee Through Online Debit Card , Credit Card , Net Banking OR Pay the Exam Fee through Cash E Challan Fee Mode.

Vacancy Details Total Post : 413

Post Name Wing Name Post Eligibility Age Limit
National Defence Academy (NDA) Army 208 10+2 Intermediate Passed with Any Recognized Board Candidate Born Between 02/01/2002 to 01/01/2005
Navy 42
Air Force 120
Naval Academy (NA) 10+2 Cadet Entry 43 10+2 Intermediate Passed /Appearing with Physics & Mathematics As a Subject

UPSC NDA IISyllabus 2020

NDA syllabus 2020 is divided into Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). Candidates appearing in the exam should check NDA syllabus thoroughly to know the topics they need to cover for the exam. With the help of the syllabus, candidates will be able to figure out the topics the most important and less important topics and plan their study accordingly. The standard of upsc nda II syllabus is of Class 10, 11 and 12 level. The detailed NDA syllabus is given below.

UPSC NDA II Syllabus 2020 for Mathematics

According to NDA exam pattern, this section carries a total of 120 questions. Total marks allotted to this section is 300. For correct answer 2.5 marks will be awarded. For wrong answer, 0.85 marks will be deducted. NDA question paper for Mathematics section is of  11 and 12  level. Candidates can clear their concept of Maths by referring to the NCERT books of Class 11 and 12. NDA syllabus 2020 for Mathematics is given below –

Algebra Matrices and Determinants
Trigonometry Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions
Differential Calculus Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
Vector Algebra Statistics and Probability

Topic-wise distribution of questions in Maths

Topic Questions
Calculus 20-25
Quadratic equation 20-15
Matrices & Determinants 30
Probability 10
Trigonometry 30
Complex number 10-15

UPSC NDA II 2020 for GAT

The GAT syllabus of NDA is divided into two parts. Part A comprises questions from English while Part B carries questions from General Knowledge. Total questions in this section will be 150. Total marks for this section are 600. Each question carries 4 marks while 1.33 marks will be deducted for wrong answer.

English: The question paper in English is designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English. The syllabus covers various aspects such as Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion.

Physical Properties and States of Matter Modes of transference of Heat
Mass Sound waves and their properties
Weight Simple musical instruments
Volume Rectilinear propagation of Light
Density and Specific Gravity Reflection and refraction
Principle of Archimedes Spherical mirrors and Lenses
Pressure Barometer Human Eye
Motion of objects Natural and Artificial Magnets
Velocity and Acceleration Properties of a Magnet
Newton’s Laws of Motion Earth as a Magnet
Force and Momentum Static and Current Electricity
Parallelogram of Forces Conductors and Non-conductors
Stability and Equilibrium of bodies Ohm’s Law
Gravitation Simple Electrical Circuits
Elementary ideas of work Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current
Power and Energy Measurement of Electrical Power
Effects of Heat Primary and Secondary Cells
Measurement of Temperature and Heat 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; Lightning Conductors, Safety Fuses.
Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide, Oxidation and Reduction. Acids, bases and salts. Carbon— different forms Physical and Chemical Changes
Fertilizers—Natural and Artificial Elements
Material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and Gunpowder Mixtures and Compounds
Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equation
Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems)
Valency Properties of Air and Water
General Science
Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention Difference between the living and non-living
Food—Source of Energy for man Basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues
Constituents of food Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals
Balanced Diet Elementary knowledge of Human Body and its important organs
The Solar System—Meteors and Comets, Eclipses. Achievements of Eminent Scientists
Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation
Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution Freedom Movement in India
Impact of Science and Technology on Society Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration
Concept of one World Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India
United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism and Communism Panchayati Raj
Role of India in the present world Co-operatives and Community Development
A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State
Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi
The Earth, its shape and size Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and its composition
Latitudes and Longitudes Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones and Anticyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation
Concept of time Types of Climate
International Date Line Major Natural regions of the World
Movements of Earth and their effects Regional Geography of India—Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and Industrial activities
Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India
Weathering—Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and Volcanoes Main items of Imports and Exports of India
Current Affairs
Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years Prominent personalities—both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports
Current important world events


Topic-wise distribution of questions in GAT


Topic No. of Questions No. of Marks
Spotting Errors 5 20
Comprehension 6 24
Selecting Words 10 40
Ordering of Words in a Sentence 9 36
Sentence Improvement 10 40
Antonyms 5 20
Synonyms 5 20
Total 50 200

General Knowledge

Topic No. of Questions No. of Marks
Physics 23 92
Chemistry 16 64
General Science 11 44
History & Freedom Movement 16 64
Geography 17 68
Current Events 17 68
Total 100 400

Books for NDA 2020

Candidates can refer to the following books for NDA.

Subjects Books
  • Mathematics for NDA and NA: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy by RS Aggarwal
  • Quantitative aptitude for competitive examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • History Of Modern India (History) by Bipan Chandra
  • Science and Technology in India (Science and Technology) by Kalpana Rajaram: Spectrum
  • Objective General English for Competitive Exams by S.P. Bakshi
  • Manorama Yearbook 2019 by Mammen Mathew

How to prepare for NDA?

Candidates can follow the tips below to prepare for NDA:

  • Fix your goal and start preparing early for the exam.
  • Be thorough with the syllabus and prepare a study routine.
  • Clear your basic concepts from the high school books.
  • Improve your English by reading newspaper daily and brush up your grammar skills.
  • Refer to the previous years’ question papers and solve as many questions as you can.
  • Attempt mock tests to improve your speed and accuracy.
  • Identify your weak subjects and start working on them

UPSC NDA II Syllabus 2020 FAQs

Q. What is NDA syllabus?

A. NDA syllabus is divided into Maths and GAT.

Q. What is the ideal time to start preparation for NDA?

A. Six months is considered as the ideal time for preparation.

Q. What is the level of NDA syllabus?

A. The level of NDA syllabus is of Class 10, 11 and 12 level.

Q. Is NDA tough?

A. If prepared well NDA is not tough to crack.

Q. How can I crack NDA exam?

A. Candidates must be consistent in studies, clear their basic concepts and practice.

Q. Who prescribes NDA syllabus?

A. NDA syllabus is prescribed by UPSC.

Q. Does NDA syllabus changes every year?

A. No, it remains same every year.

Q. Which book is considered best?

A. The list of books is given above on this page. To clear concepts, candidates can should refer to NCERT Class 11 and 12 books.

Q. What is the syllabus for English in NDA?

A. English comprises Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion.

Q. Is there any negative marks in the exam?

A. Yes, 1/3 marks will be deducted as penalty for wrong answers.

Q. Can I get NDA syllabus in PDF?

A. The syllabus in PDF form is provided here. Candidates need to register themselves to download it.


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