Is NDA 1 2020 Exam – Postponed?

Is NDA 1 2020 Exam – Postponed?

Due to coronavirus outbreak, central and the state government has canceled or postponed various recruitment exams including UPPCS 2020, UPPSC IES/ISS 2020, IBPS Clerk 2020, IBPS PO 2020 and others. As per trends, the searches for UPSC NDA 1 2020Admit Card are very high because the UPSC NDA 1 2020 Exam is scheduled to be held on 19 April 2020. However, there is no update regarding the release of admit card and exam by UPSC.

NDA aspirants are waiting for their NDA 1 2020 admit card and they are not sure if the NDA 1 2020 exam will be conducted on scheduled date i.e. 19th April 2020 or it will postpone by the UPSC due to lockdown in India.

The Coronavirus shutdown has already affected all the SSB interviews and recruitment rallies of the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and  Indian Air force. For the first time, the course joining at OTA Chennai for officer cadets has been postponed.

Seeing the current situation, the lockdown period can be extended further if the situation doesn’t come under control. Therefore, there is a high chance of NDA 1 2020 getting postponed as the admit cards are not published yet.

NDA 1 2020 exam is scheduled on 19th April 2020 and the 21 days lockdown will over on till 15th April 2020. There is a rare chance that in a short span of time to do the arrangements for the exam like NDA, also the lockdown might extend further.

If you are an NDA aspirant, this is a good time for you to improve your NDA 1 2020 exam preparation. 

Is NDA 1 2020 Exam – Postponed? 

Know More about NDA 1 2020 Exam:


This year, the commission has announced approx 418 vacancies for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings. This is the 145th Course of NDA, and 107th course for Indian Naval Academy (INAC) commencing from 2nd January 2021.

The selection of the candidates will be based on the written test and Intelligence and Personality Test. The SSB procedure consists of a two-stage Selection process- stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are will appear for stage 2.

UPSC NDA 1 2020 will be of objective type and carrying 900 Marks. SSB Test/Interview also carries 900 Marks. 

  • In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
  • Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
  • The Commission has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination.
  • The candidates are not permitted to use a calculator or Mathematical or logarithmic table for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

Is NDA 1 2020 Exam – Postponed?

Syllabus of the Examination:


Paper-I (Mathematics):

  • Algebra
  • Matrices & Determinants
  • Trigonometry 
  • Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics & Probability

Paper-II (General Ability Test):

Part ‘A’—ENGLISH

  • The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workmanlike 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

  • Section ‘A’ (Physics): 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. The material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and GunPowder. Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency. 

 

  • 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. The material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and GunPowder. 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, Protoplasms, and Tissues. Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals. Elementary knowledge of the 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 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 the 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. Lattitudes 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
    The 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 in India.

 

  • Section ‘F’ (Current Events): Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in recent years. Current important world events. Prominent personalities—both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.

NOTE: Out of maximum marks assigned to part ‘B’ of this paper, questions on Sections ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ will carry approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20%, and 10% weightage respectively.

Good Luck

Team Rashtra Defence Academy

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