NDA Programme (Join the Best NDA Foundation coaching in India with schooling)

NDA Programme (Join the Best NDA Foundation coaching in India with schooling after class 8th & 10th)

NDA/NAVAL ACADEMY ENTRY: Boys who passed 12th science (PCM stream) can enter the national defence academy. At the National Defence Academy candidates are out through graduation (B.Sc./BA) whereas at the Naval academy candidates go through four years B Tech programme. The complete expenses towards lodging/boarding/education/medical are borne by the government. In addition, the candidates are paid 10000 per month. The aspiring candidates are required to go through an entrance test conducted by the UPSC, which are held twice a year and thereafter pass in the services selection board (SSB).

NDA/NA Exam Pattern

Paper -I

Subject Marks No. of Questions No. of Questions
Mathematics 300 Marks  120 Questions 150 Minutes

 

Paper- II

Subjects Marks No. of Questions Time
English: 50 Q

Physics: 19-25 Q

Chemistry: 13-15 Q

Biology: 10 Q

History: 20 Q

Geography: 10-15 Q

Polity: 3-5 Q

Economics: 2-4Q

Current Affair: 8-10 Q

MISC – LET OVER QUESTION

600 Marks  150 Questions 150 Minutes

 

SSB for NDA Selection:

The Indian Army has three selection centres across the country. These are Selection centre East at Allahabad, Selection Centre Central at Bhopal and Selection Centre at Bengaluru.

The navy has 3 SSBs, one each at Bhopal, Bengaluru and Coimbatore.

The Airforce has SSB,s one each at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar, Varanasi, and Kachrapara (WB).

 

Testing schedule:

Unlike other organization, the selection process in the Armed Forces is very elaborate and is done over five days. Three different assessors namely the Interviewing Officer, Group Testing Officer and the Psychologist test the candidate from three different perspectives and arrive at their respective decision .thereafter, on the last day in the board conference, they all sit together and discuss each case to arrive at a final decision.

  1. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CANDIDATES :

National Defence Academy has approximately 370 Officers vacancy to include 208 for Army Officer, 42 for Naval and 120 for Air Force officer (including 28 for ground Duties). There is a special entry for 10+2 (30 ). Now we would share information regarding Examination Centre. There are different exam centres in different states. Which are as follows.

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY:

Candidates must not be married until they complete their full training. A candidate who marries during training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government.

Educational Qualifications:

Any student who passes the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board is eligible For the Army Wing of National Defence Academy.

Students whop pass 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board is eligible For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy.

Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class appearing students can also apply for this examination.

For candidates with Army as the first choice can contact Army Headquarters, A.G’s Branch, RTG (NDA Entry), West Block-III, Wing-1, R. K. Puram, New Delhi-110066, Phone No. 26175473.

For candidates with Navy/Naval Academy as the first choice can contact Naval Headquarters, Directorate of Manpower & Recruitment, OI&R Section, R. No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011, Phone No. 23010097/23011282.

For candidates with Air Force as the first choice can contact Air Headquarters, Directorate of Personnel (Officers), PO 3 (A), Room No. 17, ‘J’ Block, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi- 110106, Phone No. 23010231 Extn. 7645/7646/7610..

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TWO-STAGE SELECTION PROCEDURE in NDA

There is a Two-stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test . All the candidates will be put to stage-one test on the first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests. Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the Original Certificates along with one photocopy each of : (i) Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of

birth, (ii) Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.

candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks separately in the Written examination and Officer Potentiality Test as fixed by the Services Selection Board at their discretion. Over and above candidates for the Air Force, SSB qualified candidates as per preference for flying branch of Air Force, should separately qualify the CPSS (COMPUTERISED PILOT SELECTION SYSTEM )(PILOT APTITUDE TEST).A CANDIDATE WHO FAILS IN THE CPSS CANNOT APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO THE NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY EXAMINATION FOR THE FLYING BRANCH OF AIR FORCE WING OR GENERAL DUTIES (PILOT) BRANCH OR NAVAL AIR ARM.One thing is very clear that Success in the examination confers no right of admission to the Academy. A candidate must satisfy the appointing authority that he is suitable in all respects for admission to the Academy.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

There are written exam and SSB exam information given below.

Subject

Code

Duration

Maximum

Marks

Mathematics

01

2½ Hours

300

General Ability Test 02

2½ Hours

600

Total

900

SSB Test/Interview:

900

SYLLABUS OF THE EXAMINATION

Papers 1

Mathematics

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 of

unity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa. 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. The determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, Applications-Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by Matrix Method.

TRIGONOMETRY

Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.

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 standard and in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.

DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS

Concept of a real valued function–domain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits—examples. Continuity of functions—examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative—applications. Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function. Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima

INTEGRAL CALCULUS AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Evaluation of definite integrals—determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves—applications.

Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of a differential equations, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types—examples. Application in problems of growth and decay.

VECTOR ALGEBRA

Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of a vector, scalar product or dot product of two vectors. Vector product or cross product of two vectors. Applications—work done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems.

STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY

Statistics : Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution—examples. Graphical representation—Histogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon— examples. Measures of Central tendency—Mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation—determination and comparison. Correlation and regression.

Probability : Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events. Complementary, elementary and composite events. Definition of probability—classical and statistical—examples. Elementary theorems on probability—simple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes’ theorem—simple problems. Random variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.

PAPER-II

Part ‘A’—ENGLISH

The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like : Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English

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.

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 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.

Section ‘B’ (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 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.

Section ‘C’ (General Science

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

Section ‘D’ (History, Freedom Movement

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.

Section ‘E’ (Geography

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 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.

Section ‘F’ (Current Events)

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.

Intelligence and Personality Test

The SSB procedure consists of two-stage Selection process

Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception Description Test (PP&DT).

Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors : The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist. There are no separate weightage for each test. The mks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the test. In addition, marks for Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and decision of the Board. All these have equal weightage.

The various tests of IO, GTO and Psych are designed to bring out the presence/absence of Officer Like Qualities and their trainability in a candidate. Accordingly candidates are Recommended or Not Recommended at the SSB.

Medical Procedure

A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Only those candidates will be admitted to the academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board. The proceedings of the Medical Board are confidential and will not be divulged to anyone. However, the candidates declared unfit will be intimated by

the President of the Medical Board and the procedure for request for an Appeal Medical Board will also be intimated to the candidate.

  1. Candidates declared unfit during Appeal Medical Board will be intimated about the provision of Review Medical Board.

  1. Medical Standards and procedure for Army, Navy and Air Force (Flying Branch and Ground Duty Branch) are given in Annexure ‘A’. Annexure ‘B’ and Annexure ‘C’ respectively, which is also available at following websites:-

  1. For Officers Entry into Army : Medical Standards and Procedure of Medical Examination at www.joinindianarmy.nic.in

  2. For Officers Entry for Air Force (flying & Ground duty branches)

: Medical Standards and Procedure of Medical Examination at

www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in

  1. For Officers Entry for Navy : Medical Standards and Medical Examination at www.joinindiannavy.gov.in

MEDICAL STANDARDS AND PROCEDURE OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION FOR OFFICER ENTRIES INTO ARMY

    1. The Armed Forces Medical Services are responsible for ensuring selection of ‘Medically Fit’ individuals into the Armed Forces.

    1. All Armed Forces personnel regardless of occupational specialty, unit assignment, age or gender should have a basic level of general Medical fitness’ when inducted into service. This basic level of fitness can then be used as a benchmark to train personnel for further physically demanding occupational specialties or unit assignments. This will enhance deployable combat readiness.

    2. Medical examinations are carried out meticulously by Armed Forces Medical Services Medical Officers. These Medical Officers are well oriented to specific working conditions of Armed Forces after undergoing basic military training. Medical examinations are finalized by the Board of Medical Officers. The decision of the Medical Board is final. In case of any doubt about any disease/disability/injury/genetic disorder etc noticed during enrolment/ commissioning, the benefit of doubt will be given to State.

  1. Height and Weight: Height requirement varies as per the stream of entry. Weight should be proportionate to height as per the chart given below:-

      1. Body Mass Index should be below 25.

      2. Waist Hip ratio should be below 0.9 for males and 0.8 for females.

      3. Waist Circumference should be less than 90 cm for males and 80 cm for females.

(iv) All biochemical metabolic parameters should be within normal limits.

MEDICAL STANDARDS FOR NDA (FLYING &GROUND DUTY BRANCHES)

A candidate will not be assessed physically fit unless the examination as a whole shows that he is physically and mentally capable of withstanding severe physical and mental strain for prolonged periods in any climate in any part of the world.

The medical standards spelt out pertain to initial entry medical standards. Continuation of medical fitness during training will be assessed during the periodic medical examinations held at NDA prior to commissioning. If, however, any disease or disability is detected during the training phase, which will have a bearing on the flight cadets subsequent physical fitness and medical category; such cases will be referred expeditiously to IAM (for aircrew)/ specialists of MH (for non-aircrew) under intimation to the office of DGMS (Air)-Med-7. At IAM.

After clearing all exam, Immediately after the selected candidates join the Academy, a preliminary examination will be held in the following subjects:

  1. English;

  2. Mathematics;

  3. Science;

  4. Hindi.

DESCRIPTION IF TRAINING SCHEDULE

The selected candidates for the three services viz, Army, Navy and Air Force have academic and physical training for a period of 3 years at the National Defence Academy. The training during the first two and half years is common to the cadets of three wings. All the cadets on passing out will be awarded degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi .

The selected candidates of the Naval Academy will be given preliminary training both academic and physical, for a period of 04 years at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. The cadets of 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme will be awarded a B. Tech Degree on successful completion of training.

On passing out from the National Defence Academy, Army Cadets will go to the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun, Naval Cadets to Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and Air Force cadets and Ground Duty-Non Tech streams to Air Force Academy, Hyderabad and Air Force cadets of Ground Duty–Tech stream to Air Force Technical College, Bengaluru.

Important thing which we should know that At the I.M.A., Army Cadets are known as Gentlemen Cadets and are given strenuous military training for a period of one year aimed at turning them into officer capable of leading infantry Sub- units. On successful completion of training Gentlemen Cadets are granted Permanent Commission in the rank of Lt subject to being medically fit in “SHAPE” one.

The Naval cadets are selected for the Executive Branch of the Navy, on passing out from the National Defence Academy and are given further training at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala for a period of one year on successful completion of which they are promoted to the rank of Sub Lieutenants. Further they will be awarded by B Tech Degree by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Air Force Cadets receive flying training for a period of 1½ years. However, at the end of 1 year of training they are given provisional Commission in the rank of Flying Officer. After successful completion of further training of six months they are absorbed as permanent commissioned officers on probation for a period of one year.

Air Force Ground Duties Branch Cadets receive stream wise specialist training for a period of one year. At the end of one year of training they are given provisional commission in the rank of Flying Officer. Subsequently, they are absorbed as permanent commissioned officers on probation of one year.

 

S.N

Army

Navy

Air Force

(a)

Lieutenant

Sub

Lieutenant

Flying Officer

(b)

Captain

Lieutenant

Flight

Lieutenant

(c)

Major

Lt. Commander

Squadron Leader

(d)

Lieutenant

Colonel

Commander

Wing

Commander

(e)

Colonel(Selection

)

Captain

(Selection)

Group Captain

(Selection)

(f)

Colonel (Time Scale)

Captain (Time Scale)

Group Captain (Time Scale)

(g)

Brigadier

Commodore

Air Commodore

(h)

Major General

Rear

Admiral

Air Vice

Marshal

(i)

Lieutenant

General

Vice

Admiral

Air Marshal

(j)

General

Admiral

Air Chief Marshal

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