UPSC has prescribed NDA 2019 syllabus. NDA examination is divided into two papers – Mathematics and General Ability. It aims to judge a candidate on his logical ability and general awareness. NDA 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on April 21, 2019.
NDA - National Defence Academy
  • The Mathematics paper contains 300 marks while General Ability test holds 600 marks. The written test will be of total 900 marks.
  • For every incorrect response, 0.33 marks will be deducted as negative marking in the examination.
  • After clearing the written test, candidates have to go through the SSB Interview. The interview process will have total 900 marks.
  • The question paper of Mathematics and PART B of General Ability test will be available in both English and Hindi languages.

NDA 2019 Exam Pattern

  • NDA 2019 is scheduled for April 21, 2019. It is an offline examination i.e. pen and paper based test with objective type questions.
NDA 2019 Exam Pattern is different for both the papers. It is necessary to qualify them in order to ensure admission in the National Defence Academy. NDA exam pattern for both the papers is given below:

PAPER I- MATHEMATICS

  • Total Marks 300 Marks
  • Total No. of Questions 120
  • Marks awarded for Correct answer 2.5 marks
  • Marks deducted for wrong answer -0.85
  • Exam Duration 2.5 Hours

PAPER II- GENERAL ABILITY

  • Total Marks 600 marks
  • Total No. of Questions 150
  • No. of questions in English Section 50
  • No. Of questions in General knowledge Section 100
  • Maximum Marks for English 200 marks
  • Maximum Marks for G.K. 400 marks
  • Marks for Correct Answer 4 marks in both sections
  • Marks for Incorrect Answer -1.33 marks in both sections
  • Exam Duration 2.5 Hours

NDA Syllabus for Mathematics

Paper 1 in NDA is purely based on Mathematics. No change is observed in NDA Syllabus from the previous year. The questions will be asked from 10+2 level only. The sub-sections in this part are also of basic-level mathematics.

  • Here are all important topics in NDA Syllabus for Paper 1 i.e. Mathematics:
  • NDA Syllabus for Mathematics
  • Algebra Matrices and Determinants
  • Trigonometry Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions
  • Differential Calculus Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Vector Algebra Statistics and Probability

NDA Syllabus for Mathematics

  • Algebra 
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Trigonometry 
  • Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions
  • Differential 
  • Calculus 
  • Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Vector Algebra 
  • Statistics and Probability

NDA Syllabus

Best Books for NDA Preparation

  • For Paper 1 in NDA i.e. Mathematics, it is always a better approach to put in some extra efforts. For this, you will need to refer to some books other than NCERT of class XI/XII
These books are a great mix of theoretical knowledge and their practical application, in the form of questions.
  • We advise you to practice from them as much as possible.

Here are some of the best books for NDA Preparation for Mathematics paper:

NDA Books

  • Mathematics for NDA and NA: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy R S Aggarwal
  • Quantitative aptitude for competitive examinations R S Aggarwal
  • Study Package MATHEMATICS NDA & NA Entrance Exam - Arihant
  • NDA Mathematics (Hindi) RPH Editorial Board

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SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019 - Before getting into the detailed SSC CHSL syllabus, you must have an idea about the SSC CHSL exam pattern – the number of stages of SSC CHSL exam and what each of these stages entails.
SSC CHSL

SSC CHSL is conducted in three stages:

  1. SSC CHSL Tier 1 – Computer Based Written Test which consists of four sections
  2. SSC CHSL Tier 2 – Descriptive Test which asks Letter/ Application and Essay Writing
  3. SSC CHSL Tier 3 – Skill Test / Typing Test, which is qualifying in nature
Descriptive Test asks you to write essay and letter/application.
Essay topics are usually any current social, political, economic or cultural issue. For letter/application writing, expect official topics. But it is always better to be aware of letter formats of all types.

Idea of exam pattern and SSC CHSL Syllabus

Now that you have a clear idea about the SSC CHSL exam pattern and SSC CHSL Syllabus, you can start your SSC CHSL preparation. The earlier you start your preparation, the better. Because you need to complete the whole SSC CHSL Syllabus as early as possible so that you have enough time in hand to revise and take SSC CHSL mock tests.

Time management, question selection skills

You also need to work on your time management, question selection skills, and overall test-taking skills. You can work on these things as you take SSC CHSL mock tests after completion of the whole syllabus. Since the syllabus and pattern for exams of all government jobs are more or less same.
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The SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) exam, SSC CHSL in short, is conducted every year by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). It is a three-tier exam that is conducted to fill up vacancies for a wide range of posts in various government offices and departments. Some of the posts that come under SSC CHSL exam are – Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants (PA/SA), Court Clerks, Data Entry Operators (DEO), Lower Division Clerks (LDC), etc.
SSC CHSL

SSC CHSL Syllabus 

SSC CHSL Syllabus 

Before getting into the detailed SSC CHSL syllabus, you must have an idea about the SSC CHSL exam pattern – the number of stages of SSC CHSL exam and what each of these stages entails.

SSC CHSL is conducted in three stages:

  1. SSC CHSL Tier 1 – Computer Based Written Test which consists of four sections
  2. SSC CHSL Tier 2 – Descriptive Test which asks Letter/ Application and Essay Writing
  3. SSC CHSL Tier 3 – Skill Test / Typing Test, which is qualifying in nature
Descriptive Test asks you to write essay and letter/application.

SSC CHSL Syllabus For General Intelligence

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type such as Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, etc.
  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Paper Folding
  • Problems on Figural Pattern
  • Syllogism
  • Statements and Arguments
  • Statements and Conclusions
  • Statements and Assumptions
  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • PuzzlesSeating Arrangements (Circular and Linear)
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Word BuildingDistance and Directions
  • Blood Relations

SSC CHSL Syllabus For English Language

The questions would be on Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, etc.
  • Parts of Speech 
  • Voice Change – Active and Passive Voice
  • Tenses 
  • Articles – A, An, The
  • Singular and Plural 
  • Narration – Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Subject-Verb Agreement 
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Sentence Improvement 
  • Sentence Correction / Spotting Errors
  • Fill in the Blanks 
  • Cloze Test
  • Para-Jumbles 
  • One Word Substitution
  • Spell Check 
  • Comprehension Test

SSC CHSL Syllabus For Quantitative Aptitude

It would include questions on topics such as Number Systems, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Statistical Charts, etc.
  • Simplification 
  • Surd and Indices
  • Number Series 
  • Profit and Loss
  • Percentage 
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Ratio and Proportion 
  • Time and Work
  • Time, Speed and Distance 
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Average 
  • Boats and Streams
  • Geometry and Mensuration 
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combination 
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Graph 
  • Line Graph
  • Trigonometry 
  • Linear Equations
  • Number Systems 
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Square Root 
  • Discount

SSC CHSL Syllabus For General Awareness

Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.
  • Events and issues of National and International Importance 
  • Books and Authors
  • Countries – Capitals and Countries 
  • Awards and Honours
  • Indian Polity 
  • Indian Constitution
  • Indian Geography 
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Budget 
  • Business
  • Science, Technology, and Research 
  • Indian Parliament
  • Culture 
  • Indian History
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