NDA 2014 Syllabus

NDA 2014 Syllabus Details

The syllabus for NDA 2014 is as follows:


  • Algebra
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry of 2D and 3D
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Binomial theorem and its Applications
  • Logarithms


  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar and Usage
  • Comprehension
  • Cohesion in extended text


The syllabus under this category will include subjects like Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.


  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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 and Valency

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
  • Constituents of food, Balanced Diet. The Solar System – Meteors and Comets, Eclipses. Achievements of Eminent Scientists

Social Studies

  • 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


  • 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

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

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