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NDA Exam Pattern

25 February 2010 14 Comments

UPSC conducts NDA exam twice every year to recruits candidates in Army, Navy & Air Force wings of National Defence Academy. This academy is situated in Pune. The training period for this is three years. NDA gives you a bachelor’s degree in arts, science or computer science after completion of the training period. The candidate has to give their preference at the time of applying. However, final decision will be on the basis of merit list.

The foremost NDA eligibility criteria is that the candidate should be unmarried. he can’t even marry during the time of training. The others are similar to other UPSC exams.

NDA Exam Pattern :

NDA Written Exam : There will be 2 papers in NDA written exam. There  will be multiple choice questions i.e. objective types. Each question will have 4 answers & you have to mark the correct one. The marking of correct answer should be done correctly. You have to darken the circle with pencil completely. The answer sheet is checked through OCR software. So if the circle is not darkened properly then it will come blank. The 2 papers are as follows –

  • Paper I : it is of Mathematics carrying 300 marks.  It is for 2 2/2 hrs.
  • Paper II : it is divided into two parts. The first part is of English subject carrying 200 marks & second part will be of General  Ability carrying 400 marks. The duration of this paper will be 2 1/2 hrs. General Ability part is again divided into 6 sections. These are :
  • Section Subject Marks
    Section A Physics 100
    Section B Chemistry 60
    Section C General Science 40
    Section D History, Freedom Movements etc 80
    Section E Geography 80
    Section F Current Events 40

NDA Interview : Those who gets selected in written exam are called for the interview which is conducted by SSB. The candidates will be judged for 900 marks. It will be an elaborate process which tests your psychology, physical fitness, team spirit etc.

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  • Daivik Sharma said:

    I m a commerce student ,studying commerce from 9 th class(ICSE) without maths.I want to give NDA exams ,how can i prepare for it…

  • Rohit negi said:

    i want to prepare in fitness but how give me some advise for nda training

  • ishan said:

    i am a student of class x please tell me how to prepare for exam

  • ABHISHEK said:

    i am a student of 10 class.and iwant to give an entrance exam..so can i??
    if someone is of 15 or 16 years but he is not in 12 or not pass out so can he give test….

  • Abhishek Arya said:

    currently i m in 10th standard and i want to give NDA Entrance Exam….wat books should i read…?…and how should i prepare from now to clear NDA Entrance…?

  • himanshu chaturvedi said:

    teel me how to prepare for nda exam 2011 ….??????

  • Anmol Bhatia said:

    I Anmol Bhatia of class 11 non medical want to join NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY as my aim is to be an AIR FORCE officer.I want to serve my life for my nation.For my AIM i have joined NATIONAL CADET CORPS(NCC) and I am in second year of it preparing for ‘B’ certificate.Next year I would be proudly holding ‘C’ certificate of NCC.I just wanted to know that whats the benefit of my achievments in NCC during admission in NDA?
    Sir,I also wanted to know what should I do for apearing in the exam.I came to know the syllabus but I am unable to mange the books or any coaching for the prepration of this exam.I also wanted to know the dates of the exam.I would be really thankful to you.

  • rahul said:

    sir i want to prepare for NDA.my aim is to become an air force officer.pls give me advice to prepare for it.

  • Tuulika Arora said:

    m a student of class 9 please tell me what should i do to prepare myself for nda examinations….!

  • Javed Akhtar Hussain said:

    Sir i want to be an IAF piolet. How should i prepare myself for nda exams. And the other test like medical, fitness.

  • Mridul Sharma said:

    I am a student of class 10th and firmly wanted to choose NDA as a career IN FUTURE. Please tell me about the books I should start reading or starting with few steps towards this career.

  • suresh said:

    i am studing 11th cbse. How to prepare for nda?

    please send me sample papers . Please send me tips to prepare for it.

  • swapnil said:

    i am a medical student and my subjects are physics chemistry biology how can i give nda exam

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