NDA Written Coaching

The Cavalier Best NDA Coaching Institute


The Cavalier Best NDA Coaching Institute



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Welcome to
NDA Written coaching

National Defence Academy (NDA) is a Tri Service Academy where future officers of the Army, Air Force and Navy are trained for three years before they proceed to IMA. Deheradun, Air Force Academy, Hyderabad and Naval Academy, Ezhimala for their Pre-commission training before becoming an officer. NDA is located at Khadahwasla near Pune. It is amongst the finest Defence Academies in the world. At the NDA cadets are put through a graduation course which is affiliated with JNU. Besides education emphasis is laid on Character Building, Esprit-de-corps, Physical Fitness and Discipline. The NDA transforms young boys into Men ready to face the honorable task of being an officer. Academic year is divided into Two Semesters of six months each i.e. Jan to May and July to Dec.

The cadets join the NDA after passing the 10+2 exam. Students studying in class 12th can appear in the NDA II (Sep) UPSC exam to gain time. Those who clear the UPSC NDA exam have to pass the SSB Interview after which if they are found Medically fit and those who get shortlisted in the Final merit list, will be called upon to join the NDA.

The Cavalier provides best coaching for NDA Exam & SSB Interview with our thoughtfully designed curriculum supported by best Faculty and Infrastructure. Special emphasis is laid on providing updated Study Material, Test Series and Question Bank, Personality Development and Communication Skills.

Why The Cavalier Has Best Success Rate

  • The Cavalier provides maximum teaching hours. (55 days x 7 Hours each day / 100 days x 3.5 Hours each day)
  • The Cavalier has full time, dedicated and experienced faculty.
  • The Cavalier provides Free Refresher Course.
  • Free online tests are made available.
  • The Cavalier provides most updated study material to its students.
  • We also provide Orientation towards SSB Interview during the NDA course.
  • Most relevant Current Affairs notes and classes are provided.
  • FREE spoken English classes are also conducted.

Batches Start from 3rd and 18th of Every Month

The Cavalier Course




NDA (Regular)

55 days (45 + 10 days), 7 hours per day

20,500/- + Service Tax

NDA (Long Course) 100 days (90+10 days) 3½ hours per day 20,500/- + Service Tax

Special Discount:- 

  • Fee Concession of Rs. 1,000/-  for Serving Soldiers and Wards of Ex Servicemen or Retired Defence, Para Military Forces and Police Forces & Students of Sainik / Military Schools.
  • Fee Concession of 70% for Wards of Martyrs of Armed Forces.


NDA Duration:- 4 Months
Timings:- Saturday - 12pm to 8pm, Sunday - 10am to 6pm
Fees:- 21,500/- + Service Tax


NDA Duration:- 3 Months
- 04:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Fees:- 20,500/- + Service Tax

NDA Written Exam Faculty

Written Coaching Faculty

Mrs. Reshma Khan 

(NDA & CDS - Science Faculty),
M.Sc. Maths, B.Sc. Science Group

Over 7 Years of teaching Experience for Competitive Exams
Mr. Shekhar Singh

(NDA & CDS - Mathematics Faculty)
BTech (EEE)

Over 10 Years of teaching Experience for Competitive Exams
Mrs. Ranjana Majumdar

(NDA & CDS - English Faculty)
M.A. in English,

30 Years of teaching Experience in Academics and  Competitive Examinations
Mr. Aditya Tiwari

(General Study - Faculty)
B.Tech (NIT Allahabad), LLB (Delhi University)

Over 5 years of teaching experience in teaching students of Defence exams such as CDS, NDA, CPF
Mr. Anuj Seth

(NDA & CDS - Mathematics Faculty)
MSc Mathematics

Over 12 years teaching experience for competitive exams
Dr. Anju Chawla

(English Faculty & Personality Development Trainer )
PhD & Dale Carnegie Certified Trainer

Over 13 years experience in Teaching and Personality Development Training

SSB Faculty Detail

Col SK Chhabra (Director) MSc, PGDM(HR) : An ex NDA, SAINIK SCHOOL KUNJPURA and defence Services Staff College Alumni. Highly qualified and experienced trainer for Personality Development, communication skills and personal grooming. Extensive experience in teaching officers (Finance & HR) and SSB aspirants
Maj Sunil Chopra (Director) LLB, MSc, PGDM, Dip. in Training Development,  Sena Medal : A Military School Belgaun, IMA and Defence Services Staff College Alumni. Sena Medal (Gallantry) and Army Chiefs Commendations TWICE. Qualified in Training and HR Development with 18 yrs teaching experience in Army, Civil and SSB aspirants.
Cdr.. K K Dua (Retd) : MSc (Physics) from Punjab University Chandigarh and PG Diploma in Business andIndustrial Management from IMDR Pune. He is a graduate of the Defence Institute of Psychological Research New Delhi. He worked as Senior Psychologist with SSB at Allahabad, Bangalore and Bhopal. He has been trained by Insights Learning & Development UK in their Personal & Organizational Development System. He has 40 years of teaching / administrative experience, of which 20 years with Indian Navy, 12 years with industry at Mumbai as Consultant in the area of HRD, Personnel Selection and Appraisal, and eight years as senior faculty with Management Schools. Apart from teaching at Cavalier, he is also a visiting faculty with DU and MDU Rohtak.
Wg Cdr D Mathur, VSM (Interviewing Officer) : Experienced Interviewing Officer, with tenures at Dehradun and Varanasi SSB Centres. Also served as Chief Instructor at Defence Institute of Psychological Research, New Delhi. He has authored three books and is also recipients of Vishist Sewa Medal and Commendation by the Air Chief.
Gp Capt HC Singhal (Psychologist) : M.Sc (Physics) and M.Ed from Kurukshetra University, University topper in Graduation, Joined Meteorological Branch in Indian Airforce in 1975. Trained as a psychologist at DIPR and served as senior psychologist at 1 AFSB, Dehradun.
Col. Arun Behl, MSc, EMIB (Interviewing Officer) : An Alumni of NDA and Defence Services Staff College, and Masters in International Business from IIFT.Trained in Interviewing at Defence institute of Psycological Research, he has served as Deputy President and Interviewing Officer at SSB Centre at Bhopal and has conducted 3000 interviews.
Gp Capt H L Dhawan (GTO), MA, MEd : From Air force Education Branch. Trained at DIPR as a GTO & having 5 years experience of Selection at No. 1 SSB, Dehradun. Has teaching experience for nearly 4 decades.
Brig. Kapil Verma was President of 3455B, Bhopal for three years. He commanded on Artillery Brigade in high Altitude Area. He has been and An Interviewing Officer of repute, he has a deep insight of the Psychological aspects of personality development.


Winters (Nov to March) @ Rs. 400/- per day

Summers (Apr to Oct) @ Rs. 450/- per day (with A/C)

PG Accommodation @ Rs. 300/- per day


1. ID Proof
2. Three Passport Size Photographs.

For Hostel Only – Two Bed Sheets & Pillow Covers (Blanket / Quilt In Winters)
Lunch – For Day Scholars.

Please Note :

For Advance Registration : Deposit Rs. 1000/- In Our Bank Account No. 629305035161, IFSC Code - icic0006293

How to Apply for NDA

NDA and NA UPSC exam is held twice each year in the month of April and Sep. UPSC Notifications are released in Jan and June respectively. The Applications are to be filled ONLINE at www.upsc.gov.in. Form once filled cannot be cancelled or amended. Generally, there are approx. 400 vacancies each time.


Qualification : 12th Pass or appearing in class 12th exam. Maths and Physics are a must to apply for Air Force and Navy. For Army exam Arts and Commerce students can apply.

Age : 16 ½ yrs to 19 ½ yrs AT THE TIME OF JOINING NDA. (Look for cut off dates issued in the in the UPSC Notification)

Sex : Only male unmarried candidates can apply.

Schedule of NDA Written Exam


UPSC Notification

Exam Month

SSB Date

NDA Course Commencement at Pune




Aug to Nov

Jan Next year




Dec to Apr

July Next year

Scheme of Exam



Number of Questions

Max. Marks






2 Hrs 30 mins





2 Hrs 30 mins

Note: 1/3 Negative Marks for each wrong answer are deducted.

Tips To Prepare For NDA Written Exam

Class X Student: Due to advanced technology being used in Air Force, Navy and Army equipment/weaponry, candidates with Physics, Chemistry & Maths are preferred. Therefore, interested candidates must work hard; get good percentage in Xth class to enable them to opt for Physics, Chemistry & Maths as subject after Xth class. However, candidates from Commerce and Art stream can also appear for NDA exam. Therefore, Counseling of  parents  and  children  who want to opt for a career in Defence Services should be done during beginning of class X in schools.

10+2 Students: Fill up UPSC application form for NDA Written Exam in January for April Exam and in June for September Exam while studying in class XII. Since syllabus for NDA Written Exam includes syllabus of both XI and XII, prepare for NDA Written exam during summer vacation after XI.

The Cavalier offers 55 days and 100 days course besides Evening and Weekend courses. FREE Spoken English and Current Affairs classes are also provided. The Cavalier also provides ONLINE Test Series. Courses commence on 3rd and 18th of each month.

NDA exam has two papers of 2 ½ hrs each. All questions are objective type. First paper of Maths and Second General Ability.

Mathematics: Covers the syllabus of XI and XII class. There are more questions from Class XI syllabus. Total 120 questions carrying 300 marks. Therefore, a student gets about a minute plus to solve each question. It is essential for candidate to practice shortcut techniques. At Cavalier, all possible short cuts are taught and practiced in detail.

General Ability : The paper has 150 questions carrying 600 marks. The candidate has exactly a minute to solve each question. The paper comprises of three sections i.e English, Science and General Knowledge, each section has 50 questions. The candidate should brush up his basic grammar as all questions of English section are on absolute basic grammar involving correction of Errors in a Sentence, ordering of words in a sentence, ordering of sentences in a paragraph, Antonyms, Synonyms and Comprehension etc. At the Cavalier, Delhi, candidates are made to grasp BASIC GRAMMAR and large numbers of practice sessions are held. Mock Tests/Practice Test/Model Papers are also conducted.

The Science Portion has maximum questions of Physics (more conceptual), Chemistry (quite straight) and Biology (absolutely factual).

General Knowledge Portion comprises History, Indian Polity, and Geography. Most questions in HISTORY are from Modern Indian History and only a few from Medieval and Ancient History. Students can cut down the load by concentrating more on Modern History of India. Geography portion needs an understanding rather than cramming facts. Indian Polity is absolutely factual and needs mugging up. In current affairs its important to know recent facts about defence, various commissions, heads of govt/private organizations, sports events etc.

The Cavalier faculty specializes in building up of concepts and guiding students on how to build up maximum knowledge in shortest time.

NDA SSB Interview Coaching

NDA exam results are declared by UPSC after approx. 2 – 3 months.

However, THE CAVALIER provides ANSWER KEY to the test papers within 48 Hours. A candidate can gauge his/her performance and start preparing for SSB Interview much in advance and not wait till the results are out. This will give a candidate more time to prepare. Those candidates who keep waiting for SSB call up letter usually end up having very little time for preperation.

The Cavalier provides a 14 days SSB Interview Coaching Course, starting each Sunday.

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Syllabus for NDA Examination

MATHEMATICS (Max. Marks 300):
  1. Algebra : Concept of a set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams.  De Morgan laws.  Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation. Representation of real numbers on a line.  Complex numbers - basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity.  Binary system of numbers.  Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa.  Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions.  Quadratic equations with real coefficients.  Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs.  Permutation and Combination.  Binomial theorem and its application.  Logarithms and their applications.
  2. Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions : Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system.  Distance formula.  Equation of a line in various forms.  Angle between two lines.  Distance of a point from a line.  Equation of a circle in standard and in general form.  Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola.  Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points.  Direction Cosines and direction ratios.  Equation of a plane and a line in various forms.  Angle between two lines and angle between two planes.  Equation of a sphere.
  3. Differential Calculus : 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.  Continuity of functions - examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions.  Derivative of a function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative applications.  Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect of another function, derivative of a composite function.  Second order derivatives.  Increasing and decreasing functions.  Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.
  4. Integral Calculus and Differential equations : 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.  General and particular solution of a differential equation, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types - examples.  Application in problems of growth and decay.
  5. Matrices and Determinants : Types of matrices, operations on matrices Determinant of a matrix, basic  properties of determinant.  Adjoin 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.
  6. Probability : Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events.  Union and Intersection of events.  Complementary, elementary and composite events.  Definition of probability - classical and statistical - examples.  Elementary theorems on probability - simple problems.  Conditional probability, Bayes' theorem - simple problems.  Random variable as function on a sample space.  Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.
  7. Statistics and Probability : Statistics:  Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution - examples Graphical representation - Histogram, Pie Chart, Frequency Polygon - examples.  Measures of Central tendency - mean, median and mode.  Variance and standard deviation - determination and comparison.  Correlation and regression.
  8. Trigonometry : Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians.  Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae.  Multiple and Sub-multiple angles.  Inverse trigonometric functions.  Applications - Height and distance, properties of triangles.
  9. Vector Algebra : Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector.  Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of vector, scalar product or dot product of two-vectors.  Vector product and cross product of two vectors.  Applications-work done by a force and moment of a force, and in geometrical problems.


Part ‘A’ - ENGLISH (Maximum Marks 200) : The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workman like 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 (Maximum Marks 400) : The question paper will consist of current affairs questions, questions from science, history, geography and polity. The NDA written exam syllabus includes subjects like History, Polity, Economics, Maths, Geography, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Current Affairs, GK, English etc.

Result of NDA Exam : The UPSC declares the result in 2-3 months time from the date of Exam. However, The Cavalier announces the Answer key to both papers on the website www.cavalier.in within 48 Hours of the UPSC Exam.

When To Prepare For SSB Interview
The candidates are advised to prepare for SSB Interview at the earliest possible because once the results are declared by UPSC the SSB Interview calls come in NO TIME AND MOST Candidates get very little time to prepare for SSB Interview.

Since the Answer Key is made available by THE CAVALIER within 48 hours of the UPSC exam, candidates can assess their performance. Those who have done well can straight away prepare for SSB Interview well in time.

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