Probability: Random experiment, outcomes, and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events
Statistics: Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution—examples
Graphical representation—Histogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon—examples
Complementary, elementary and composite events
Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binomial distribution
NDA 2019 Syllabus - Paper 2 (General Ability)
General Knowledge question paper will hold subjects - Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography, Physics, and Current Events.
The syllabus provided below is just 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):
States of Matter and physical properties, Density, and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes,Mass, Weight, Volume, Pressure Barometer
The motion of objects, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Power and Energy
Measurement of Temperature and Heat, Effects of Heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat
Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments
Reflection,Rectilinear Propagation of Light,and refraction.Human Eye Spherical Mirrors and Lenses.
Artificial and natural Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet
Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Non-conductors, Ohm’s Law, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays,Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current.
General Principles in the working of the following: Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Balloon, Levers, Pumps,Telegraphs, Periscope, Telephone, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass,Lightning Conductors, Safety Fuses.
Section B (Chemistry):
Physical and Chemical changes. Mixtures, Elements and Compounds, Formulae, Symbols, and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination
Properties of Air and Water. Properties and preparation of Oxygen, Nitrogen, Hydrogen, and Carbon dioxide, Reduction and Oxidation, Acids, bases, and salts.
Carbon— different forms
Fertilizers—Natural and Artificial
The material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches, and Gunpowder
Elementary ideas about the Atomic Equivalent, Structure of Atom, and Molecular Weights, Valency.
Section C (General Science):
Difference between the living and nonliving
The 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
Section D (History, Freedom Movement and the like):
Indian History - Survey, providing emphasis on Culture and Civilisation
Freedom Movement in India
Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration
Knowledge of Five Year Plans of India. Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives, and Community Development
National Integration,Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi
Modern world shaping ; Renaissance, Exploration, and Discovery; War of American Independence
Industrial Revolution, French Revolution, and the Russian Revolution. Impact of Science and Technology on Society
Concept of one World, Panchsheel, Democracy, United Nations, 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 with their classification; Weathering—Chemical and Mechanical, Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Regional Geography of India—Climate, Natural vegetation
Power and Mineral Resources: distribution and location of Industrial and agricultural activities
Important main sea and Sea ports , land, and air routes of India
Main items of Imports and Exports of India
Ocean Currents and Tides; Atmosphere and its composition; Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones, and Anticyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Temperature and Atmospheric Types of Climate, Major Natural Regions of the World’
Section F (Current Events):
Deep information of all the Important events happened in India in few recent years
Current important world events
Prominent personalities—including both Indian and International, those connected with cultural activities and sports.
NDA 2019 SSB Interview (Stage II)
Those candidates who qualify stage I will only be permitted to appear for Stage II. The details are as follows:
Part I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and the Picture Perception & Description Test (PP & DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on the combination of their performance in their OIR Test and their PP & DT.
Part II Comprises of the Interview session, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the last is Conference. These tests are organized over a duration of 4 days.
The personality of a candidate is assessed by 3 different assessors viz. The IO knew as Interviewing Officer, GTO known as - Group Testing Officer and the Psychologist.
There is no separate preference for any of the tests. The marks are allotted by the assessors only after taking into consideration the applicant's performance of the candidate holistically in all their tests.
Marks for the conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the candidate in the 3 techniques and decision of the Board. All the tests have equal preference.
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