COURSE DESCRIPTION
ABOUT NDA
The National Defence Academy (NDA), established on 7^{th} December 1954, is made for recruitment of officers in Indian Armed Forces- Army, Navy and Air Force. It is located at Khadakwasla near Pune , Maharashtra. Collaborately , training is conducted before cadets go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. It is a big career opportunity for Indian youth to excel the horizons of success by serving nation. This exam is conducted by UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (UPSC) of India followed by extensive interviews.
Syllabus for written exam
Paper-1 (Maths) | Paper- 2 (General Ability) |
Contents | Contents |
Algebra | Biology |
Trigonometry | Chemistry |
Probability | Physics |
Matrices and Determinants | History |
Analytical Geometry | Civics |
Differential calculus | Geography |
Integral calculus | English |
Vector | Current Affairs |
Details of Examination
Subject | Duration | Marks | |
Mathematics | 2:30 hrs | 300 | |
General Ability | 2:30hrs | 600 |
Who can apply?
The minimum age should be 16 and half years and maximum age should be 19 and half years. Applicant should be 10+2. Applicants to the NDA are selected via a written exam conducted by the UPSC, followed by extensive interviews by the SSB covering general aptitude, psychological testing, and team skills as well as physical and social skills, along with medical tests. Incoming classes are accepted twice a year for semesters starting in July and January. Only unmarried male candidates are eligible for NDA & NA Examination. Applicants to join the Air Force also go through a Pilot Aptitude Battery Test. About 320 cadets are accepted to the academy each semester. About 70 cadets are accepted for the Air Force, 42 for the Navy and 208 for the Army. Cadets who are accepted and successfully complete the program are sent to their respective training academies for one year of training before granting of commission: army cadets go to IMA at Dehradun, Air Force cadets to AFA at Dundigal, Hyderabad, and naval cadets to INA, Ezhimala, and Kerala. A cadet can only decline a commission in case of a serious permanent medical condition caused during the programe.
Career in Army, Navy and air force
Indian Army offer excellent career opportunities to the young men and women. Career opportunities for the Officer’s Cadre start at 10+2 level. Wide opportunities are available for B.E., B.Tech. B.Sc., B.C.A., B.Com.B.A., L.L.B.,M.Sc. , M.Com. , M.A., M.C.A., M.B.A. through various entries.
SYLLABUS
(A) MATH(Algebra) –
Concept of a set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams.De Morgan laws.Cartesian product, relation, equivalencerelation. Representation of real numbers on a line.Complex numbers-basic properties, modulus, argument, and 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 in equations of two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its application. Logarithms and their applications.
(a) Matrices and Determinants.
Types of matrices, operations on matrices Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinant. 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.
(b) 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.
(d) 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. 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 of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes.Equation of a sphere.
(e) 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 a function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretations of a derivative-applications. Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect of another function, derivative of a composite function.Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions.Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.
(f)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 equation, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types-examples. Application in problems of growth and decay.
(g) Vector Algebra.
Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of vector, scalar product or dot product of two-vectors. Vector product and cross product of two vectors. Applications-work done by a force and moment of a force, and in geometrical problems.
(h) Statistics and Probability.
Statistics: Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution-examples Graphical representation-Histogram, PieChart, 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 General Ability Test(Maximum Marks-600)
Part ‘A’-ENGLISH (Maximum Marks 200).
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 syllabus on General Knowledge will cover the subjects:
Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.
(a) 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.
(b) 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, Valence.
(c) 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.
(d) Section’D'(History, Freedom Movement etc.)
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.
(e) Section’E'(Geography).
The Earth, its shape and size. Attitudes 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.
(f) 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.
AFCAT-AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST coaching AT “EDUCATION CREED”
Syllabus:
General Awareness
Verbal ability
Numerical
Reasoning
Aptitude
Examination Schedule:
Paper | Availability of forms | Date of examination |
AFCAT-1 | Nov/Dec | February |
AFCAT-2 | May/June | August |
Details of Examination
Duration | No. of Ques. | Marks |
2hrs | 100 | 300 |
CDS- (COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES) and OTA preparation at EDUCATION CREED
Written exam syllabus
Paper-1 (ENGLISH) | Paper-2 (GENERAL KNOWLEDGE) | Paper-3(MATHS) |
Synonyms | History | Algebra |
Antonyms | Current Affairs | Trigonometry |
Ordering of words | Geography | Statistics |
Comprehension | Physics | Arithmetic |
Spotting Errors | Chemistry | Mensuration |
Biology | Geometry |
Examination Details
Subject | Duration | Marks |
English | 2hrs | 100 |
General Ability | 2hrs | 100 |
Maths | 2hrs | 100 |
Schedule of Examination
Paper | Availability of forms | Date of Examination | |
CDS-1 | Nov to Dec | Feb | |
CDS-2 | May to June | Sep |
Preparation of SSB Interview for selection as Army, Navy and Air Force Officer
Facing interviews for SSB is the churning of your potentials. Candidates need to be very strong in their mental and psychological aptitude. He has been examined in every aspect of ability. Our training build them in every way to fetch the positive results. We create scenario of actual interview and introduce them with questions and its ideal answers. Candidates might have fear of interview but after several practice sessions, they are mentally prepared for interview. We also focus on English language skills which are most important in SSB interviews.
INDIAN NAVY
Type of Entry | Age Limit | Required Qualification | Mode of Selection | Availability of Forms |
Executive Branch | ||||
Cadet Entry(NDA) | 16 ½ – 19 Yrs | 10+2 with Physics & Math candidates appear while in Class XII for exam in August | NDA Exam by UPSC and SSB Interview | Jan and May |
Cadet entry(10+2)Naval academy | 16 ½ – 19 yrs | 10+2 equivalent with Physics & Math | Direct SSB Interview | May and Oct |
Graduate special entry Naval Academy (C.D.S.B.) | 19-22 yrs | B.Sc.(Physics & Math) or BE | CDSE Exam by UPSC and SSB Interview | Apr and Sep |
Short Service Commission | ||||
Law Cadre Men/Women | 22-27 Yrs | A Degree in Law Minimum with 55% | Direct SSB Interview | Oct |
Logistics Cadre Men/Women | 19 ½ – 25 Yrs | BA(Economics),B.Com, B. Sc. (IT) 60% | Direct SSB Interview | Oct |
Engineering Branch (Marine Engineers) | ||||
Cadet Entry(NDA) | 16 ½ – 19 Yrs | 10+2 equivalent with Physics & Math | Direct SSB Interview | Mar and Oct |
Cadet Entry(Tech) | 16 ½ – 19 Yrs | 10+2 equivalent with Physics & Math | SSB Interview | Mar and Oct |
Indian Military Academy
Type of Entry | Age Limit | Required Qualification | Mode of Selection | Availability of Forms |
Direct Entry | 19-24 Yrs | Degree or equivalent at the time of joining the course | CDSE Exam by UPSC and SSB Interview | April & Sep |
TGC (i) Engineering Graduate |
20-27 Yrs | Engineering Degree in notified discipline Final and pre-final year students | Direct SSB Interview | March/April and Sept/oct |
(ii)Post Graduate(AFC) | 23-27 | Post Graduate in notified subject with 1^{st}and 2^{nd} Division | Direct SSB Interview | Apr and May |
University Entry | 19-25 Yrs and 18-24 | Engineering Degree Course | Campus Interview and SSB Interview | May and Sept |
10+2 TES | 16 ½ – 19 ½ Yrs | 10+2 Pass with 70% aggregate in PCM | Direct SSB Interview | May/Nov
Indian Army |
Indian Army
Type of Entry | Age limit | Required Qualification | Mode of Selection | Availability of Form |
National Defence Academy | 16½-19 yrs | 10+2 and Students appearing in XII std. | NDA Exam by UPSC and SSB Interview | Jan and May |
Officer Training Academy
Type of Entry | Age Limit | Required Qualification | Mode of Selection | Availability of Forms |
Short Services Commission (_Non-technical) Men & Women | 19-25 Yrs | Degree or equivalent at the time of joining the course | CDSE Exam by UPSC and SSB Interview | Jan and Nov |
Short Services Commission (Technical) | 20-27 Yrs | Engineering Degree in notified discipline | Direct SSB Interview | March/Apr and Sept / Oct |
Short Services Commission(NCC Special Scheme) | 19-25 Yrs | Graduates with 50% Two years services in NCC ‘C’ Certificate with & Minimum ‘B’ Grade | 19-25 Yrs | |
Short Services Commission (Women Tech-NonTechnical) | 19-25 Yrs | Graduates/Post Graduate/LLB /Engineering | 19-25 Yrs | June/ Dec |
JAG | 21-27 Yrs | Graduates/Post Graduate/LLB/Engg | 19-25 Yrs | Nov/DecA |
Opportunity For Woman Candidates
Women Special Entry Scheme(W.S.E.S)
Army | ||||
Type of Entry | Age Limit | Required Qualification | Mode of Selection | Availability of Forms |
Short Services Commission through CDSE | 2^{nd} Jan 85 – 1^{st} Jan 91 (Unmarried) for war windows Age Relaxation 4 yr |
Graduates/Post Graduate/LLB/ Engineering |
CDSE Exam by UPSC and SSB Interview | Apr/Sep |
Air Force | ||||
SSC | 19-23 Yrs | Graduate(with Phy & Math at 10+2 level) or B.E.-4 yrs course | CET by CEP & SSB Interview | May/Nov |
GDOC | 20-23 Yrs | Graduate with minimum 60% | EKT by CEP & SSB Interview | May/Nov |
TECH | 18-28 Yrs | BE/ B.Tech. with 1^{st} Division | EKT by CEP & SSB Interview | May/Nov |
Navy | ||||
Short Service Commission | ||||
Direct Entry (Naval Architecture) | 19 ½ -25 Yrs | BE with min. 60% of marks | SSB Interview | May/Nov |
Education Branch | 21- 25 Yrs | Master in Phy / Math with 50% min | SSB Interview | May/Nov |
Law Cadre | 22-27 Yrs | Degree in Law min 55% marks | SSB Interview | May/Nov |
Logistic cadre | 19 ½ – 25 Yrs | BA(Eco) B.Com, B.Sc. with 60% | SSB Interview | May/Nov |
Air Traffic Control | Graduate with min 55% marks(PCM) | SSB Interview | May/Nov |
10+2 Technical Entry Scheme(TES)
Type of Entry | Age Limit | Required Qualification | Mode of Selection | Availability of Forms |
10+2 Technical Entry Scheme (Army) | 16 ½ -19 ½ Yrs | 10+2 PCM 70% above | SSB Interview | May and Oct |
10+2 Technical Entry Scheme (Navy) | 16 ½ -19 ½ Yrs | 10+2 PCM 70% above | SSB Interview | May and Oc |
Territorial Army
Join As an Officer
Age | 18 To 42 Years |
Education | Graduation |
Notification | December – January |
Interview | SSB Interview |
Join AS A Junior Commissioned Officer
Age | 18 To 42 Years |
Education | Graduation with NCC ‘C’ Certificate |
Interview | SSB Interview |
Indian Coast Guard (ICG)
Career Opportunities
Designation | Required Qualification | Gender | Age | Availability of Forms |
Assistant Commandant (General Duty) | Bachelor’s degree in any discipline of a recognizes university by the Central/UGC with Mathematics and Physics as subject up to 12^{th} std of 10+2+3 scheme of education | Male | As mentioned in advertisement | July-August and October- November |
Assistant Commandant (General Duty-Pilot-Navigator) | B.Sc. with Mathematics and Physics | Male | As mentioned in advertisement | July-August and October- November |
Assistant Commandant Commercial Pilot License (CPL)holder for short service appointment for period of 08 years, which may be extended further | 12th class pass or equivalent and should possess current Commercial Pilot License (CPL) on the date of submission of application | Male / Female Unmarried | As mentioned in advertisement | July-August and October- November |
Assistant Commandant Women (General Duty) for Short Service Appointment for period of 08 years, which may be extended further | Degree of a recognized university with Mathematics and Physics as subjects up to Intermediate or Class XII of 10+2+3 scheme of education or equivalent | Female Unmarried | As mentioned in advertisement | August and October- November |
Deputy Commandant | (i) A degree in Law with 6 years’ experience in legal matters. (ii) Should be qualified for enrolment as an advocate in a high Court Desirable (i) A post Graduate degree in Law (ii) Knowledge/ Experience in Assignment connected with International Law/ Maritime Law. |
Male/ Female | As mentioned in advertisement | July-August and October- November |