18 sept 2016 UPSC NDA/NA-(2) expected question paper, syllabus, sample paper, previous paper, cut off,

By | June 19, 2018

18 sept 2016 UPSC NDA/NA-(2) expected question paper, sample paper, previous paper, cut off:  Union Public Service Commission is every year successfully Organized UPSC NDA/NA and CDS exam all over India. every year lakhs of candidates successfully apply and appeared NDA/DA. Before the entrance exam syllabus, exam pattern, previous paper is very important for all candiate.

UPSC NDA  & NA (2) Exam:

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is one of the many constitutional body in India. It is authorized to conduct competitive examinations and interviews for recruitment of civil services, defence services  and posts under the Union Government or Central Government.

Name  of Orgnaization: UPSC

Name of Exam: UPSC NDA and NA

Date of Exam: 18 Sep 2016

Offical website: www.upsc.gov.in

Answer key: Soon Updated.

Paper Code No. S.N. Subject Total Marks
Mathematics 01 1. Algebra 300
2. Matrices and Determination
3. Trigonometry
4. Analytical Geometry
5. Differential Calculus
6. Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
7. Vector Algebra
8. Statistics and Probability
UPS NDA Paper II Syllabus:
Paper Code No. S.N. Subject Total Marks
General Ability test 02 1. English 600
2. General Knowledge

UPSC NDA  & NA (2) 2016 expected paper 

UPSC NDA Syllabus for Part A – English – UPSC NA Syllabus


  • Grammar and usage, vocabulary.
  • Comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.

UPSC NDA Syllabus for Part B – General Knowledge (UPSC NA Syllabus):

  • Physics, Chemistry.
  • General Science.
  • Social Studies.
  • Geography and Current Events.

UPSC NDA Syllabus for Section A: Physics (UPSC NA Syllabus)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spherical mirrors and Lenses. Human Eye.
  • 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.
  • Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet.

UPSC NDA Syllabus for Section B: Chemistry (UPSC NA Syllabus):

  • Law of Chemical Combination ( excluding problems ).
  • Properties of Air and Water.
  • Preparation and Properties of HydrogenOxygen, Nitrogen and Carbondioxide, Oxidation and Reduction.
  • Acids, bases and salts.
  • Carbon – different forms.
  • Physical and Chemical changes.
  • Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Symbols
  • Formulae and simple Chemical Equations
  • 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, Valency.

UPSC NDA Syllabus for Section C: General Science form UPSC SYLLABUS.IN

  • Elementary knowledge of human Body and its important organs.
  • Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention.
  • Difference between the living and non-living.
  • Basis of Life – Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues.
  • Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals.
  • Food – Source of Energy for man. Constituents of food, Balanced Diet.
  • The Solar System – Meteors and Comets, Eclipses.
  • Achievements of Eminent Scientists.

UPSC NDA exam Syllabus for Section D: History, Freedom Movement, etc:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

UPSC NDA exam Syllabus for Section E: Geography:

  • Major Natural regions of the World.
  • Regional Geography of India – Climate, Natural vegetation.
  • 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.
  • Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, cyclones and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate.
  • 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.

UPSC NDA exam Syllabus for 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.

UPSC NDA exam Syllabus for Intelligence and Personality Test:

  • All these tests are intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate.
  • In addition to the interview, the candidates will be put to Intelligence Tests both verbal and non-verbal, designed to assess their basic intelligence.
  • They will also be put to Group Tests such as group discussions, group planning, outdoor group tasks, and asked to give brief lectures on specified subjects.
  • In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also his social traits and interests in current affairs.

NDA 1 Expected Cut Off 2016:-

                                 Expected Cutoff Marks for UPSC NDA & NA 1 Examination Held On 17 April 2016
Subject Maximum Marks Expected NDA 1 Cutoff Marks 2016
Mathematics 300 180~200
General Ability Test (GAT) 600 360~400

NDA & NA Previous Year Cut Off Marks:-

Exam Name Minimum qualifying standard
approved at the written stage
(Out of 900 marks)
 Marks secured by the last finally
recommended candidate Written+ Interview
(out of 1800 marks)
NDA-1 2015 306
(With at least 30% marks in each
 NDA-1 2014 360
(with at least 35% marks in each subject)
NDA-II 2014 283
(with at least 30% marks in each subject
NDA-I 2013 333
(with at least 30% marks in each paper)
NDA-II 2013 360
(with at least 30% marks in each paper)

Given below are the cutoff marks for NDA written exam from 2010 to 2016

Year NDA-1 (Max Marks:900) NDA-2 (Max Marks:900)
2010 263 193
2011 290 253
2012 333 322
2013 333 313
2014 360 283
2015 306 320
2016 322 326 (expected)


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