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UPSC NDA Syllabus 2024: Download syllabus PDF for Math & GAT paper here

UPSC NDA Syllabus 2024 has been released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) at upsc.gov.in. The UPSC NDA notification 2024 is out with the deadline to apply for the exam as January 09, 2024.

UPSC NDA Syllabus 2024, NDA registration form 2024,
UPSC NDA Syllabus 2024

UPSC NDA Exam 2024: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued the UPSC NDA official notification on December 20, 2023, in online mode. Candidates interested in applying for the exam can register at upsc.gov.in. Along with the official notification, the examination authority has also released the syllabus for the UPSC NDA 2024 exam. 

As per the released notification, the UPSC NDA exam 2024 will be conducted twice in a year. The NDA 1 exam 2024 will be held on April 21, 2024. The last date to fill out the registration form is January 9, 2024 . Whereas the NDA 2 exam is scheduled to be conducted on September 1, 2024. Candidates can click on the direct link to check the official exam notification. 

NDA Exam 2024 Official Notification – Download Here

UPSC NDA Syllabus 2024

Prior to taking the NDA exam, it is advisable for the candidates to review the NDA syllabus 2024 carefully. The UPSC NDA written exam consists of two papers i.e. Mathematics and General Ability Test. 


UPSC NDA Maths Syllabus 2024

The UPSC NDA Mathematics paper has questions based on the NCERT up to the class 12th level. Check the NDA Maths syllabus below:


  • Concept of set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams.
  • De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation.
  • Representation of real numbers on a line. 

Matrices And Determinants

  • Types of matrices, operations on matrices. 
  • Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants. 
  • 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. 


  • Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians.
  • Trigonometric ratios. 
  • Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. 


  • Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. 
  • Distance formula.
  • Equation of a line in various forms. 


  • 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.


  • 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. 


  • Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. 
  • Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of a vector, scalar product or dot product of two vectors. 
  • Vector product or cross product of two vectors.


  • Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution—examples. 
  • Graphical representation—Histogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon— examples. 
  • Union and Intersection of Events.
  • Complementary, elementary and composite events. 

Detailed UPSC NDA Subject-wise Syllabus 2024 – Click Here

UPSC NDA 2024: GAT Syllabus 

The NDA GAT paper is further divided into two sections i.e. Section A contains English language questions and Section B consists of questions from Indian History & Freedom Movement, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, and Current Affairs. Check GAT paper topics below:

  • English
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • General Science
  • History and Freedom Movement
  • Geography
  • Current Events

How to apply for NDA exam 2024 online?

Candidates interested in applying for the NDA exams can follow the below-mentioned steps to know how to fill out the NDA application form online. 

Step 1: Visit the official website – upsc.gov.in

Step 2: Fill out the Part I of the NDA application form

Step 3: Login using the required registration details to proceed further 

Step 4: After this, fill out the Part II application form with the asked details

Step 5: Make the online payment of the fees and take a print out of the NDA application form 2024

About UPSC NDA Exam 2024

The UPSC conducts the National Defence Academy (NDA) examination for admission into the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). The NDA entrance exam includes two papers i.e. General Ability Test (GAT) and Mathematics. The written exam consists of 900 marks, and candidates are required to score at least 360-370 marks to qualify for the NDA exam.