Candidates who are preparing for the NDA exam in 2018 and 2019 can download and study the general ability test questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Science, Geography and Current Events. Below the detailed syllabus of NDA general ability test is given and candidates can prepare based on the official syllabus of NDA. There are around 500+ questions you can find for NDA 2018 general knowledge question paper.
NDA Syllabus for General Ability Test
Paper 2 in NDA i.e. the General Ability Test judges a candidate’s basic awareness and English proficiency. This section is further divided into two parts, English and General Knowledge.
- Total marks awarded to Paper 2 are 600.
- This paper must be completed in 2.5 hours.
- Here is the subject-wise NDA Syllabus for Paper 2:
Part A- English
- The English portion of the entrance test is designed in a way to judge a candidate’s knowledge of the basic grammar and vocabulary.
- It judges a candidate’s ability to form correct sentences and use of words.
- The syllabus of the English paper ranges from various aspects like the knowledge and usage of grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and his mental ability to remember and place the meaning of words in their proper places.
- Marks allotted to this section are 300.
Part B- General Knowledge
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.
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.
|NDA SYLLABUS FOR PHYSICS|
|States of Matter and its properties||Light and Sound (properties)|
|Motion and Laws of Motion||Magnet and its properties|
|Work, Energy and Power||Current and Electricity|
|Modes of Transfer of Heat and its effect||General Principles of Working of Simple Pendulum, Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses|
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.
|NDA SYLLABUS FOR CHEMISTRY|
|Physical and Chemical Changes||Properties of Oxygen, Hydrogen etc. with Oxidation and Reduction|
|Air and Water (properties)||Carbon and its forms|
|Chemical equations and Laws of Chemical Combination||Atom and its structure (details)|
|Elements, Compounds and Mixtures||Fertilizers|
|Acid, Bases and Salts||Use of materials for preparation of different chemicals|
General Science Section
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.
|NDA SYLLABUS FOR GENERAL SCIENCES|
|Basic Unit of Life: Cell||Reproduction in Plants and Animals|
|Living and Non-Living Things||Human Body and Life processes|
|Epidemics: causes and preventions||Food and Balanced Diet|
|Solar System||Achievement of Eminent Scientists|
History Section (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.
|NDA SYLLABUS FOR HISTORY|
|Indian History: Culture and Civilisation||Constitution and Administration of India|
|Nationalism in India||Government of India at various levels|
|Five Year plans of India||Renaissance and Discovery|
|French, Russian and Industrial Revolution||United nations and Concept of one world|
|Democracy in India||Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi|
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
21 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.
|NDA SYLLABUS FOR GEOGRAPHY|
|Earth and its Origin and Movement (latitudes and longitudes)||Tides and Oceanic Currents|
|Rocks and Its classification||Atmosphere and Atmospheric Pressure|
|Types of Climate||Regional Geography of India|
|Agricultural and Industries||Transportation and Trading routes of India|
|Imports and Exports of India|
Current Affairs Section
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.
|NDA SYLLABUS FOR CURRENT AFFAIRS|
|Important and Recent Events in India||Current and Important World Events|
|Important Indian or Non-Indian Personalities related to Cultural Activities and Sports||–|