UPSC NDA 2020 Syllabus of GAT and Mathematics

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UPSC NDA 2020 Syllabus

UPSC NDA 2020 Syllabus of GAT and Mathematics : The Union Public Service Comission Board has Upload the Syllabus for NDA 2020. The NDA EXAM Syllabus is Divided into 2 Category i.e. Mathematics and GAT (General Ability Test).

This NDA Exam is Held for Candidates who wants to Serve duty for India. After this Exam you wil join Indian Defence Service for ( Army, Navy and Air Force ). NDA Examination will be Organized 2 Times in a Year.

According to UPSC NDA Exam Pattern 2020 the NDA Exam having 2 Stages, Which is further divided into 2 Sub – Stages (Category). The Total marks in NDA Exam is 1800. And the the each Stage of NDA exam will be Conducted for 900 marks.

  • Stage – I ( Written Test)
  • Stage – II ( SSB Interview)

UPSC NDA 2020 Syllabus of GAT and Mathematics

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UPSC NDA 2020 Syllabus of GAT and Mathematics

Mathematics (300 Marks)

The Syllabus 2020 for Mathematics is Divided into some major topics which given below :

  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Matrices & Determinants
  • Analytical Geometry of 2 Dimensions (2D)
  • Analytical Geometry 3 Dimensions (3D)
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics & Probability

No. Of Questions on Each Topics :

TopicWaitage Questions
Calculus20 – 25
Quadratic Equation15 – 20
Matrices & Determinants30
Complex Number10 – 15

GAT ( General Ability Test – 600 marks)

The GAT is Divided into two Subjects that is English (200 marks) and General Knowledge (400 marks).

English : (200 marks)

To putting this subject in NDA syllabus is for testing your Knowledge and Understanding of English Language.

  • Spotting Error
  • Comprehension
  • Selecting Words
  • Ordering of word in Sentence
  • Sentance Improvement
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms

Section Wise No.of Questions & Number Distribution

TopicNo. Of QuestionsMarks
Spotting Error520
Sentence Improvement1040
Ordering Of words in Sentence936
Selecting Words1040

General Knowledge (GK) : (400 marks)

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • General Science
  • Social Studies
  • History & Freedom movement
  • Geography
  • Current Events


Motion of objects, Newton’s law of motion, Physical Properties and States of Matter, Modes of transference of Heat, Mass, Sound waves and their properties, Weight, Volume, Velocity and Acceleration, Sound Waves and their properties, Simple Musical instruments, Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of Magnet, Earth as Magnet, Stability and Equilibrium of Bodies, Parallelogram of Forces, Work, Power and Energy, Human Eye, Reflection and Refraction, Spherical Mirrors and Lenses, Static and Current Electricity, Specific Gravity, Ohm’s law, Elementary ideas of work, Principles of Archimedes, Simple Pulleys, Force And Momentum, use of X-ray, primary and secondary cells, measurements of temperature.

General Principles of the Following : Pumps, Balloon, Siphon Levers, Hydrometer, Thermos Flasks, Pressure Cooker, Gramophone, Telegraph, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariners Compass, Conductors, Non Conductor, Safety Fuses, Simple Pendulum.


Elements, Physical and Chemical Changes, Mixtures and Compounds, Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, symbols, Formula, Simple Chemical Equation, Atomic Equivalent and molecular weight, valency, Properties of Air and Water, Law of chemical Combination, Fertilizer- Natural and Artificial, Material used in formation of substance like soap, glass,ink , paper, paints, Gunpowder, Cement, and Safety Matches.

Preparation and Properties : Oxygen, Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Carbon dioxide, Oxidation and Reduction, Acids, bases and Salts.

Different forms of Carbon.

General Science (GS)

Food – Source of Energy for man, Basis of Life – Cells, Protoplasm and Tissues, Difference between the living and non – living, Common Epidemic, Causes and Prevention, Constituents of food, Balance Diet, Diseases and their Preventation, Vitamins, Elementary Knowledge of Human body and it’s important organs, Growth and reproduction in plant’s and Animals, The Solar system, Achivement of Eminent Scientists.

History | Freedom Movement

A broad Survey of Indian History, Emphasis on Culture and Civilization, Forces Shaping the modern World, Exploration and Discovery, War of American Independence, Industrial Revolution, Russian Revolution, French Revolution, Freedom movement of India, Impact of Science and Technology on Society, Concept of One World, Study of Indian Constitution and Administration, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism, Commission, Panchayat Raj, Roles of India in The Present World Co-operative and community development, Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Walfare States, Basic Teaching of Mahatma Gandhi


Types of Climate, The Earth it’s Shape and Size, Mineral And Power Resources, Latitude and Longitude, Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and it’s Composition, Concept of Time, International Date Line, Major natural regions of the world, Temperature and Atmospheric pressure, Humidity, Condensation, Precipitation, Cyclones and Anticyclones, Planetary Winds, Movement of Earth their Effects, Origin of Earth, Rocks and it’s classification, Earthquake and Volcanoes, Important sea port and main Sea, Land and Air Route of India, Regional Geography of India, Whether Conditions , Main.items of Import and Export in India.

Current Affairs

  • Current Important Events that happened in India and World in recent Years,
  • Prominent Personalities – From India and International Personality who is Connected with Cultural Activities, Social Activities and Sports. And Basic Current Knowledge.

Topic Wise Questions & Number Distribution

TopicNo. Of QuestionsMarks
General Science1144
History & Freedom movement1664
Current Events1768

To know more about NDA Exam 2020 Syllabus Visit the Official Website of NDA –

Books for NDA Exam 2020

  • Maths : National Defence Academy & National Academy by RS Aggarwal.
  • Quantative Aptitude : By RS Aggarwal
  • History : Modern history by Bipin Chandra
  • NCERT Book of 10th ,11th, 12th class for Physics & Chemistry.

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