NDA 1 2020 Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

NDA Syllabus 2020

The National Defense Academy entrance exam conducted by the Union Public service Commission. This Exam held twice in a year for the Selection of candidates into the Indian Armed forces.  Here in this article, I will share with you the complete details about the syllabus of the NDA written exam, NDA 1 2020 syllabus, Exam Pattern of NDA 1/2020 and Marking Scheme of NDA Written Exam, etc. I will share these all the things in detail and will you complete information regarding this.  Interested candidates can check the complete details of this in the given article below:

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NDA 1 2020 Syllabus Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme:

The NDA exam is one of the best ways to join the Indian Armed forces as an Officer right after the  12th.  Any person who has done their 12th with physics and Mathematics and has aged less than 19 years are eligible to apply for this. one will have to clear the written exam and SSB Interview and then medical test to be a cadet in the National Defense Academy. The Syllabus of the National Defense Academy’s written exam is a bit broad and hard to the entire syllabus at a time. It is very hard to cover the syllabus of the NDA Exam.  we will first discuss the exam pattern NDA Examination and then we will discuss the syllabus and marking scheme etc.

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Exam Pattern of NDA 1/2020:

The Written exam of the National defense academy would have two papers and clearing the first paper is mandatory for the second paper to be checked. we will see the exam pattern of NDA written examination in the given column below:

Paper No. of Questions Total Marks
1.       Mathematics 120 300
2.       General Ability Test 150 600
  • All the questions would be in objective Type question with the Multiple choice answers.
  • A candidate will be given 2.5 hours for each paper.
  • In the Maths section, You will be given 2.5 marks for each right answer.
  • In the GAT section, You will be given 4 marks for each right answer.
  • There would be also negative Marking for each wrong answer.  A candidate will be deducted 0.33% marks for each wrong response.

This is the complete exam pattern of the National Defense Academy. Now Let’s see the syllabus of the NDA Written Exam.

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Syllabus of NDA 1 2020 Written Exam:

One will have to prepare for the Mathematics and General Ability Test in the NDA exam Syllabus. Now let’s see the topics of those subjects and subjects that one has to prepare in the GAT:

  1. Mathematics
  2. General Ability Test (GAT)
Mathematics syllabus of NDA 1/2020:
  • Algebra
  • Matrices and determinant
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry of Two and Three dimension
  • Differential calculus
  • Integral calculus and differential equations
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Probability
GAT Syllabus of NDA 1/2020:

In this particular section, one will have to prepare Physics, chemistry, biology, English, History, Civics, Geography General Knowledge, etc.


  • Sentence Improvement
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Para-Jumble
  • Sentence-Jumble
  • Spot the Error
  • Cloze Test


  • States of Matter and its properties
  • Motion and Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Modes of Transfer of Heat and its effect


  • Physical and Chemical Changes
  • Air and Water (properties)
  • Chemical equations and Laws of Chemical Combination
  • Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures
  • Acids, Bases, and Salts

General Science

  • Basic Unit of Life
  • Living and Non-Living Things
  • Epidemics: causes and prevention
  • Solar System


  • Indian History: Culture and Civilization
  • Nationalism in India
  • Five Year plans of India
  • French, Russian and Industrial Revolution
  • Democracy in India


  • Earth and its Origin and Movement (latitudes and longitudes)
  • Rocks and Its classification
  • Types of Climate
  • Agricultural and Industries

Current Affairs

  • Recent Events in India
  • Important Indian or Non-Indian Personalities related to Sports and Cultural Activities.

These are the complete syllabus of the NDA Examination, One will have to cover the following subjects and topic to get scored well in the examination. Now let’s see the Marking scheme of the NDA exam.


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Marking scheme of NDA 1/2020:

The Paper of NDA would be two sections: The First section would be mathematics and the second section would be GAT (General Ability Test).


  • Total No. of questions: 120
  • Maximum Marks: 300
  • Time duration: 2.5 hours
  • A candidate will be given 2.5 marks for each right answer.
  • 0.33% of marks will be deducted for each wrong response.

General Ability Test:

  • Total No. of questions: 150
  • Maximum Marks: 600
  • Time Duration: 2.5 Hours
  • A candidate will be given 4 marks for each right answer.
  • 0.33% of marks will be deducted for each wrong response.

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