NDA Mock Test

Considered as the Pride of India, the NDA entrance examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and like the other administrative examinations it conducts, the NDA is no piece of cake either. To qualify this examination, candidates should thereby start their preparation deploying expert planning and strategies as the NDA looks for very specific qualities and aptitudes in the candidates it accepts for admission and training that will place them in the various ranks within the armed forces. In the NDA examination, the merit ranks obtained by the candidates will be the sole basis of their future career. Eligible candidates can now make use of our series of extremely well-tested mock tests of the NDA exam to prepare for their upcoming exam.

NDA Mock Test

The all-new mock test series of the NDA examination is here! The free mock test of the NDA will help the candidates who will be appearing in the NDA examination 2019 or planning to appear in the near future, to analyze their preparations and sharpen their skills and also brush up their concepts. Hence, come make use of these mock tests that we have prepared for you and excel in the final test!

Subject Mock Test Number of Questions Duration of Test
Mathematics Start here 120 2:30 Hr
General Aptitude Test (GAT) Start here 150 2:30 Hr

NDA Syllabus

The NDA examination has three parts: the Mathematics test, the General Aptitude Test (GAT) Candidates can follow the NDA 2019 Syllabus as described below:

Topics required for the NDA Mathematics sectional test:

  • The concept of Sets and Venn Diagrams
  • Matrices and Determinants of matrices,
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimension
  • Integral Calculus and differential equations
  • Vector Algebra
  • The distance of a point from a line
  • The equation of a circle in standard and in general form
  • Onto and Inverse functions
  • Notion of limit
  • Standard limits, etc

Topics required for the NDA GAT (General Aptitude Test):

  • English: Vocabulary, Grammar and Usage, Comprehension and Cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English. It tests the candidate’s understanding of English and the use of words.
  • General Knowledge: This section contains topics from the physics, chemistry, general science, geography, current events, history, freedom movement etc. This question paper will judge the candidates’ varied knowledge on all topics. The candidates are expected to be able to answer these questions without any kind of specialized study.

For Physics

  • Physical Properties and States of Matter
  • Mass, Weight and volume
  • Density and Specific Gravity
  • Principle of Archimedes
  • Pressure Barometer
  • The 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 electricity
  • Measurement of Electrical Power
  • Primary and Secondary Cells
  • Use of XRays
  • General Principles in the working of the following: Simple pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloons, Pumps, Hydrometer, pressure cooker, Thermos flask, Gramophone, Telegraph, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass, Lightning conductors, Safety Fuses, etc.

For 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 Carbon Dioxide, Oxidation and Reduction. Acids, bases and salts. Carbon – different forms
  • Fertilizers – Natural and Artificial
  • Materials used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and Gunpowder
  • Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom
  • Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights
  • Valency

For General Science

  • Difference between the living and non-living
  • The basis of Life – Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues
  • Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals
  • Elementary knowledge of the 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

For 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
  • The concept of one World
  • United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism and Communism
  • Role of India in the present world

For Geography

  • The Earth, its shape and size
  • Latitudes 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 Anticyclones; 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

For Current Events

  • Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in recent years
  • Current important world events
  • Prominent personalities—both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.

Preparation tips for NDA

For any exam candidates should make a proper strategy to crack the exam. In the case of NDA, candidates may have many doubts about how to prepare it in such a short time. So here are a few tips to sharpen up your skills.

  • At first, understand the exam pattern and then try to comprehend and summarize the vast syllabus into more concise bullet points, with the use of umbrella terms.
  • Analyze the syllabus thoroughly. Now sieve out your skills from weaknesses.
  • Thereafter prepare a proper plan to sharpen the skills or points wherein you are strong. And to remove your weakness, try finding out the problem
  • Sticking to the plan, if there is very less time, instead of wasting time trying to find a solution to your problem, try to be an expert on the topics you know about and are confident.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.33 marks in the examination. hence it is not a good idea to randomly answer questions. Brush up your basics to calculate faster.

About NDA 2019

The NDA entrance examination is the gateway through which admission into India’s most prestigious institution, The National Defence Academy, can be sought. The NDA exam qualifies candidates for the NDA to join either of the three wings of the Indian Army: the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. The Union Public Service Commission of India conducts the NDA examination twice every year. Through this exam, candidates will gain admission into the following institutes across the country: Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy.

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