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Here you will find NDA General Ability and General Knowledge Syllabus 2021.


Part ‘A’ – ENGLISH (Maximum Marks 200)

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 (Maximum Marks-400)

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 Pendum, 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 Carbon dioxide, 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, Protoplasm’s 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 etc.) A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilizations. 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. 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 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.

National Institute of Industrial Engineeringis a business school that was founded in the year 1963; so, one can say that it is one of the pioneer business schools in India.

National Institute of Industrial Engineering Courses Offered

Address : NITIE Campus, Near Vihar Lake, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - 400087 Ph : 022 - 28575590 Email : admissions@nitie.edu

Anna University of Technology, Coimbature is affiliated with Anna University.

Anna University Coimbatore Courses Offered

Address : GCT Campus, Thadagam Road Coimbatore - 641 013 Tamil Nadu, India Ph : + 91 - 0422 - 654 5566, 654 6655 Fax : + 91 - 0422 - 245 3838 E-mail : info@annauniv.ac.in
BIT Mesra

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (BIT Mesra) established in the year 1955 by visionary-industrialist Mr.

BIT Mesra Courses Offered

Address : Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra,  Ranchi, Jharkhand 835215.  Tel: +91 651 2275444/ 2275896  

Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology in Noida is considered as one of the leading technical training institutes in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology (GCET) Courses Offered

Address : 1, Knowledge Park, Phase II, Greater Noida - 201306, Uttar Pradesh, Ph : 0120-4513800, 2326874 Fax : 0120-2320282, 4513888, 4513880

Indraprastha Institute of Technology and Management (IITM) in Delhi was founded in the year 2002.

Indraprastha Institute of Technology and Management (IITM) Delhi Courses Offered

Address : D Block, Institutional Area, Janakpuri New Delhi - 110058 Ph : 9312727273, 4, 5, 6, 011 - 28524043 Email : director@iitm.net.in

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad is a university that was founded by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in the year 1965.

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad Courses Offered

Address : Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500085, India Ph : 040 2305 7074

Kongu Engineering College is a one of the prominent self financing technical institutes in Tamil Nadu that was founded by Kongu Vellalar Institute of Technology Trust in the year 1983.

Kongu Engineering College Erode Courses Offered

Address : Perundurai, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India Ph : 04294 - 220583 Email: principal@kongu.ac.in

Kristu Jayanti College of Management & Technology, Bangalore is a higher educational institute that was set in the year 1999 by Bodhi Niketan Trust, which was formed by St.

Kristu Jayanti College of Management and Technology Bangalore Courses Offered

Address : K. Narayanapura, Kothanur (Post) Bangalore – 560077, Karnataka, India Tel. 080-28465611/28465770/28465353 Fax. 080-28445161 e-mail : info@kristujayanti.com

Lingaya’s Institute of Management & Technology (LIMAT) was established in the year 1998 in the remembrance of great freedom fighter Late Shri Gadde Lingaya.

Lingayas University Courses Offered

Address : Campus:Nachauli, Old Faridabad, Faridabad, Haryana, India Contact No : 0129-2201008,2201009 Email: lu@lingayasuniversity.edu.in

Lovely Professional University is a private university that was set up by Late Shri Baldev Raj Mittal.

Lovely Professional University Jalandhar Courses Offered

Address : Jalandhar-Ludhiana G.T Road (NH1) Phagwara Jalandhar Punjab India Pin Code : 144402