NDA (National Defence Academy) 2022
NDAI 2022 DETAILS:
INTRODUCTION:
NDA Exam notification is out NDA exam is conducted 2 times every year. The exam is conducted for the recruitment of Candidates for the Officers in Army, Navy & Airforce. The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of written exam followed by SSB Interview.
IMPORTANT DATES:
Here we have mentioned all the official exam date and events related to NDAI 2022:
Events  Dates (Announced) 
Notification Date  22/12/2021 
Closing date of Application Submission  11/01/2022 
Date of Examination  10/04/2022 
VACANCIES:
The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examinationwill be as under:
National Defence Academy  Army – 208 (including 10 for female candidates) Navy – 42 (including 03 for female candidates) Air Force – (i) Flying – 92 (including 02 for female candidates) (ii) Ground Duties (Tech) – 18 (including 02 for female candidates) (iii) Ground Duties (Non Tech) – 10 (including 02 for female candidates) 
Naval Academy(10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)  30 (for male candidates only) 
Total Number ofVacancies  400 
AGE:
Only unmarried male/female candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 2003 and not later than 1st July, 2006 are eligible.
Application Fee:
Candidates (excepting SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs specifiedin Note 2 below who areexempted from payment of fee) are required to pay afee of Rs. 100/ (Rupees one hundred only)
Educational Qualifications:
(i) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy:—12th Class pass of the10+2 pattern of SchoolEducation or equivalent examination conducted by aState Education Board or a University.
(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:—12th Class pass ofthe 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics andMathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern ofSchool Education or equivalent examination can also apply for thisexamination.
Exam Pattern:
Exam  Subject  Max Marks  Time 
Paper I  Mathematics  300  2.5 hours 
Paper II  A. English  200  2.5 hours 
B. GeneralKnowledge  400  
900 

The candidates who qualify the written exam need to go through the SSB Interview at the respective centres of Army, Navy & Airforce. The final Merit list is prepared on the basis of Joint score of Written exam and SSB Interview.
Penalty for Wrong Answers:
One third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
CENTRES OF EXAMINATION:
The Examination will be held at the following Centres:
AGARTALA  GHAZIABAD  PANAJI (GOA) 
AGRA  GORAKHPUR  PATNA 
AJMER  GURGAON  PORT BLAIR 
AHMEDABAD  GWALIOR  PRAYAGRAJ (ALLAHABAD) 
AIZAWL  HYDERABAD  PUDUCHERRY 
ALIGARH  IMPHAL  PUNE 
ALMORA (UTTARAKHAND)  INDORE  RAIPUR 
ANANTPUR (ANDHRA PRADESH)  ITANAGAR  RAJKOT 
AURANGABAD  JABALPUR  RANCHI 
BENGALURU  JAIPUR  SAMBALPUR 
BAREILLY  JAMMU  SHILLONG 
BHOPAL  JODHPUR  SHIMLA 
BILASPUR  JORHAT  SILIGUDI 
CHANDIGARH  KOCHI  SRINAGAR 
CHENNAI  KOHIMA  SRINAGAR (UTTARAKHAND) 
COIMBATORE  KOLKATA  THANE 
CUTTACK  KOZHIKODE (CALICUT)  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM 
DEHRADUN  LEH  TIRUCHIRAPALLI 
DELHI  LUCKNOW  TIRUPATI 
DHARWAD  LUDHIANA  UDAIPUR 
DISPUR  MADURAI  VARANASI 
FARIDABAD  MUMBAI  VELLORE 
GANGTOK  MYSORE  VIJAYAVADA 
GAYA  NAGPUR  VISHAKHAPATNAM 
GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR  NAVI MUMBAI  WARANGAL 
SYLLABUS OF THE EXAMINATION
PAPERI MATHEMATICS
(Maximum Marks300)
 ALGEBRA
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 ofunity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and viceversa. 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.
 MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS:
Types of matrices, operations on matrices. Determinant of amatrix, basic properties of determinants. Adjoint and inverse of asquare matrix, ApplicationsSolution of a system of linearequations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and byMatrix Method.
 TRIGONOMETRY:
Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians.Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and differenceformulae. Multiple and Submultiple angles. Inverse trigonometricfunctions. ApplicationsHeight and distance, properties oftriangles.
 ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY OF TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS:
Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. 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 standardand in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse andhyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in a threedimensional space, distance between two points. Direction Cosinesand direction ratios. Equation two points. Direction Cosines anddirection ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms.Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equationof a sphere.
 DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS:
Concept of a real valued function–domain, range andgraph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto andinverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits—examples.
Continuity of functions—examples, algebraic operations oncontinuous functions. Derivative of function at a point, geometricaland physical interpretation of a derivative—applications.
Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative ofa function with respect to another function, derivative of acomposite function. Second order derivatives. Increasing anddecreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems ofmaxima and minima.
 INTEGRAL CALCULUS AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS:
Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration bysubstitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraicexpressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions.
Evaluation of definite integrals—determination of areas of planeregions bounded by curves—applications.
Definition of order and degree of a differential equation,formation of a differential equation by examples. General andparticular solution of a differential equations, solution of first orderand first degree differential equations of various types—examples.Application in problems of growth and decay.
 VECTOR ALGEBRA:
Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude anddirection of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors,scalar multiplication of a vector, scalar product or dot product oftwo vectors. Vector product or cross product of two vectors.
Applications—work done by a force and moment of a force and ingeometrical problems.
 STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY:
Statistics: Classification of data, Frequency distribution,cumulative frequency distribution—examples. Graphicalrepresentation—Histogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon—examples. Measures of Central tendency—Mean, median andmode. Variance and standard deviation—determination andcomparison. Correlation and regression.
Probability: Random experiment, outcomes and associatedsample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events,impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events.
Complementary, elementary and composite events. Definition ofprobability—classical and statistical—examples. Elementarytheorems on probability—simple problems. Conditional probability,Bayes’ theorem—simple problems. Random variable as function ona sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of randomexperiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.
PAPERII
GENERAL ABILITY TEST
(Maximum Marks—600)
Part ‘A’—ENGLISH (Maximum Marks—200)
The question paper in English will be designed to test thecandidate’s understanding of English and workman like use ofwords. The syllabus covers various aspects like : Grammar andusage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended textto test the candidate’s proficiency in English.
Part ‘B’—GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Maximum Marks—400)
The question paper on General Knowledge will broadlycover the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, SocialStudies, Geography and Current Events.
– The syllabus given below is designed to indicate the scope of thesesubjects included in this paper. The topics mentioned are not to beregarded as exhaustive and questions on topics of similar naturenot specifically mentioned in the syllabus may also be asked.
Candidate’s answers are expected to show their knowledge andintelligent 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 ideasof work, Power and Energy. Effects of Heat, Measurement ofTemperature and Heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes oftransference of Heat. Sound waves and their properties, Simplemusical instruments. Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflectionand 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 Nonconductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating,Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement ofElectrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of XRays.
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, SafetyFuses.
Section ‘B’ (Chemistry)
Physical and Chemical changes. Elements, Mixturesand Compounds, Symbols, Formulae and simple ChemicalEquations, 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 andArtificial. Material used in the preparation of substances like Soap,Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and GunPowder. Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, AtomicEquivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.
Section ‘C’ (General Science)
Difference between the living and nonliving. Basis of Life—Cells,Protoplasms and Tissues. Growth and Reproduction in Plants andAnimals.
Elementary knowledge of Human Body and its important organs.
Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention.
Food—Source of Energy for man. Constituents of food, BalancedDiet. 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 andCivilisation.
Freedom Movement in India. Elementary study of IndianConstitution and Administration. Elementary knowledge of FiveYear Plans of India. Panchayati Raj, Cooperatives and CommunityDevelopment. Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration andWelfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Explorationand Discovery; War of American Independence. French Revolution,Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution. Impact of Scienceand Technology on Society. Concept of one World, United Nations,Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism and Communism. Role of Indiain the present world.
Section ‘E’ (Geography)
The Earth, its shape and size. Lattitudes and Longitudes,Concept of time. International Date Line. Movements of Earth andtheir effects. Origin of Earth. Rocks and theirclassification; Weathering—Mechanical and Chemical,Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Ocean Currents and TidesAtmosphere and its composition; Temperature and AtmosphericPressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones and Anticyclones; Humidity;Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate, Major Naturalregions of the World. Regional Geography of India—Climate,Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location anddistribution of agricultural and Industrial activities. Important Seaports and main sea, land and air routes of India. Main items ofImports and Exports of India.
Section ‘F’ (Current Events)
Knowledge of Important events that have happened inIndia in the recent years. Current important world events.
Prominent personalities—both Indian and International includingthose 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 carryapproximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20% and 10% weightagesrespectively.
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 Iare permitted to appear for stage II. The details are:
(a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests arePicture Perception * Description Test (PP&DT). The candidateswill be shortlisted based on combination of performance in OIRTest and PP&DT.
(b) Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks,Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conductedover 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the websitejoinindianarmy.nic.in.
The personality of a candidate is assessed by threedifferent assessors viz. The Interviewing Officer (IO), GroupTesting Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist. There are no separateweightage for each test. The mks are allotted by assessors onlyafter taking into consideration the performance of the candidateholistically in all the test. In addition, marks for Conference arealso allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate inthe three techniques and decision of the Board. All these haveequal weightage.
The various tests of IO, GTO and Psych are designed tobring out the presence/absence of Officer Like Qualities and theirtrainability in a candidate. Accordingly candidates areRecommended or Not Recommended at the SSB.
NDA COACHING in NIMBUS DEFENCE ACADEMY:
NIMBUS DEFENCE ACADEMY is leading ACADEMY of NORTH INDIA which prepares the cadets for all the defence exams. NDA Coaching in Chandigarh program in NIMBUS DEFENCE ACDEMY is meticulously designed and the cadets are well prepared for the challenges of the NDA Exam. The candidates need to work on the basics of all the subjects and practice more of problems in order to succeed at NDA exams. There are 400 odd seats for which about 5 lac aspirants apply. In the NDA 2021 (II) exam around 8000 candidates have been shortlisted for SSB interview. In order to crack the NDA exam we need a clear plan of action based upon the individual strengths & weaknesses. Same strategy might not work for all the candidates. So the personal mentorship & guidance is of utmost importance in order to crack the NDA exam.
At NIMBUS DEFENCE ACADEMY , the entire team is focussed and work at the individual level to get the best out of the candidate. We guide the students at every step to help them formulate the clear plan of action for their individual success. Under the Guidance of Colonel Arvind Kumar & Colonel Urvinder Singh & Lt. Colonel Manish Kumar , the students are also trained for the SSB Interview. The NDA 2022 Exam notification is out and its time to set our GOALS and start working on it. NIMBUS DEFENCE ACADEMY has launched the program for the aspiring youngsters to have a go at NDA 2022(II) Exam. The salient features of the Program are as under –