The UPSC NDA 2023 Exam will consist of questions from two sections, Mathematics and General Ability. To prepare effectively for this exam, candidates are advised to study topics relevant to the exam. As per the UPSC NDA 2023 Exam Pattern, each section in the question paper will carry a certain amount of weightage as discussed in the article below.
NDA 2023 Syllabus Highlights
To get a general overview of the UPSC NDA 2023 Syllabus, candidates can check the important details given in the table below.
|Name of the Sections||Mathematics|
General Ability Test
|Weightage of each section||Mathematics (300)|
General Ability Test (600)
|Duration||2 Hours 30 Minutes/ per Section|
The UPSC NDA 2023 Syllabus is divided into two papers, Paper I and Paper II. Paper I comprises various miscellaneous questions from Mathematics Section. Paper II will assess the candidates through the General Ability Test. In order to ace the exam, candidates will need to have a detailed syllabus of each section as discussed in the article below.
NDA 2023 Paper I Syllabus
This section will consist of a total of 120 questions from various Mathematics topics. The question will be moderate in nature and will be of the 12th-class level. For every correct answer, 2.5 marks will be provided whereas, for every negative answer, 0.83 marks will be deducted. The time allotted for this paper will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. Candidates can check the syllabus of this paper in the table below.
|Algebra||Set Operations, Set Concepts, Venn Diagrams, Laws of De Morgan, Real Numbers, Equivalence Reactions, Complex Numbers, Basic Properties of Complex Numbers, Cuber Roots, Square Roots, Binary Number System, Variable Numbers, Arithmetic Operations, Geometry, Linear Equations, Permutation and Combinations, Binomial Theorems, Binolmial Operations, and Logarithms and Its Applications.|
|Matrices and Determinations||Matrix types, Operations, Determinant of the Matrixes, Properties of Determinants, Applications of linear equations, Cranmers Rule, and Solutions of linear equations.|
|Trigonometry||Trigonometric Properties, Multiple Angles, Trigonometry ratios, Trigonometry, Functions and Formulas, Height and Distances, and Triangle Properties.|
|Analytical Geometry||Cartesian Rectangular, Formula of distance, Equations of a line in different shapes, Two lines of Angles, Equations of circles, Parabola, Ellipse, Hyperbola, Connic Eccentricity, Three-dimensional Space, Cosines of Direction, Ratios of Directions, Plane Equations, and Sphere’s Equations.|
|Differential Calculus||Concepts of valued Functions, Composite Functions, Limit Notions, Continuity Functions, Algebraic Operations, Geometric and physical Interpretations of an application derivative, 20-function composite derivatives, and Maxima and Minima Problems.|
|Integral Calculus and Differential Equations||Differentiations and Integrations, Standard Integrals, Algebraic Expressions, Trigonometric Equations, Exponentials, Hyperbolic Functions, Definite Integrals, Curved Plane Regions, Differential Equations, and Applications in problems of Growth and Decay.|
|Vector Algebra||2D Vectors, 3D Vectors, Vector Magnitude, Unit and Null vectors, Vector adding, Scaler and Vector Multiplications, Vector Product, Cross Product, and Geometric Problems.|
|Statistics and Probability||Statistics, Probability, Data Classifications, Frequencies, Examples of Graphical Representations, Histograms, Pie Charts, Determination, and Comparisons, Correlations, Regressions, Sample Space, Events, Exhaustic Events, Complementary Composite, Bayes Theorem, Random Variables, Binomial Distributions, Random Experimentations, and Binomial distributions.|
NDA 2023 Paper II Syllabus
This section will include various topics from General Knowledge, The English language, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, General Science, and Current Events. This paper will consist of a total of 150 questions where 50 questions will be asked from the English Section and 100 questions from sections such as GK, Current Affairs, Physics, Geography, Chemistry, and General Science. The syllabus for this paper is given in the table below.
|English Language||Comprehensions, Cohesion, Spotting of Errors, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Vocabulary, Cloze test, Idioms, Proverbs, Completion of Sentences, Paragraphs, Sentences Corrections, and Improvements of Sentences.|
|Physics||Mass, Weight, volume, Properties of Matter, Heat and Its effects, Barometer, Rectilinear propagation of Light, Density, Gravity, Human eye, Electrical Circuits, Spherical Mirrors, Huma Eye Lens, Reflection, Refraction, Velocity, Acceleration, Motion of Objects, Natural and Artificial magnets, Archimedes Principle, Newtons Law of Motion, Earth as a Magnet, Force, Momentum, Static and Current Electricity, Parallelogram of Forces, Ohm’s law, Power and energy, Primary and Secondary Cells, Gravitation, Conductors, Non-Conductors, Measurement of Temperature of Heat, Simple Pendulum, Pulleys, Hydrometer, Pressure Cookers, Thermos Flask, Microscope, Telephone, Telescope, and Lightning Conductors.|
|Chemistry||Physical and Chemical Dimensions, Chemical Laws, Air and Water Properties, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide, Oxidation, Reduction, Acid, bases, Salts, Carbon, Fertilizers, Artificial, Natural, Atoms, Molecular Weights, Valence, and Covalent Bonds.|
|General Science||Living and Non-Living Organisms, Cells, protoplasm, Tissues, Reproduction, Epidemics, Food, Food constituents, Balance Diets, Meteors, Comets, Solar System, Scientists, and their achievements|
|History||Indian History, Freedom Movements, Indian Constitutions, India’s Five-Year Plan, Panchayati Raj, Community development, Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, Modern World Forces, American Independence War, French Revolutions, Russian Revolutions, Industrial Revolutions, Science and Technology, One World Concept, UN, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism, and Role of India in Today’s World.|
|Geography||Shape and Size of Earth, Latitudes, Longitudes, Time-Concept, Date-Line International, Earth’s Movements and effects, Earth’s Origin, Rocks, Classification of Rocks, Cyclones, Winds, Planetary Movements, Winds, Anti-Cyclones, Humidity, Condensations, Types of Climates, India’s Regional geography, Minerals, powers, Agriculture and Industrial Activities in India, Seaports, Major Seaports in India, Lands, and Air Routes.|
|Current Affairs||Major Events Occurred in India, Major Events Occurred in the World, Latest Appointments, Sports, Cultures, Personalities in India, Awards, and News.|
NDA 2023 Syllabus FAQs
Candidates can download the UPSC NDA 2023 Syllabus online.
Candidates are advised to focus on each section equally. However, candidates should focus on topics such as Error Spotting, Matrices, Determinants, Venn Diagrams, Trigonometry, History, Chemistry, and Current Affairs.
Candidates can complete the UPSC NDA 2023 Syllabus in 6 months.
The UPSC NDA 2023 Exam comprises two sections, Mathematics and General Ability Test.
The NDA 2023 Syllabus is designed by the Union Public Service Commission.