UPSC NDA NA Paper Pattern Marking Scheme For Army

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts an admission test for National Defense Academy (NDA) and NavalNDA Exam Pattern Marking Scheme Academy (NA). In this article we have concluded all the NDA Exam Pattern and NDA Marking Scheme. Hope you all find it useful and try to prepare yourself accordingly. This exam pattern not only help you how to tackle the examination but also how and which section you have prepare first and last. In examination you can also think about the negative marking and then do question based on luck. We suggest you to do those questions which you think will be 100% correct.

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NDA Written Exam pattern

Paper Subject Name Duration (Time) Containing Marks No. of Questions
I Mathematics 2.5 Hours (150 Min) 300 120
II General Ability Test 2.5 Hours (150 Min) 600 150
                                                         Total Marks 900 270

Furthermore NDA General Ability Test Exam Pattern consists of two sections/parts

Section Name of the Subject Marks No. of Questions
I English 200 50
II General Knowledge 400 100
                                                           Total Marks 600 150

General Knowledge Section is divided in various sections have a look.

Subject Marks
Physics 100
Chemistry 60
General Science 40
History, Freedom Movement 80
Geography 80
Current Events 40

Try to break your schedule and focus on the subjects which contain more marks like English and mathematics are highest marks containing subjects. Then after physics is the good option on which you should work on.

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NDA Marking Scheme/ Criteria

Marks Obtained for Each correct Answer

Subjects Marks Obtained for Correct Answer
Mathematics 2.5
English 4
General Knowledge 4

Marks Deducted for Each incorrect Answer

Subjects Marks Obtained for Correct Answer
Mathematics -.83
English -1.33
General Knowledge -1.33

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In examination while doing questions which you don’t know the answer then you must see the NDA marking scheme. Give exam with the plan you have prepared rather than going on basis of luck. Hope you have understood what all comes in the examination. Like us on our page for more updates on UPSC NDA and subscribe us to get notification in your email ID.

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NOTE: The above given information is updated information and if there is any change in the scheme we will try to update you but there is no such guarantee as UPSC sometimes changes all the scheme. We do not claim that this is exact information but it is reliable. For more you can contact the examination conducting authorities.

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  1. sir. hme self sturdy karni kaise kare..please help me I need your help

    1. Basic physics chemistry gk history. middle level mathematics. And higher level english… your can also prefer any publisher book for nda.. in my suggestion best one is arihant publication.. these book will help you in english and GAT but for mathematics you need to sovle complete NCERT.

      1. Sir mathematics,physics,chem 10+2 k level ki hai u cant say basic or middle level

        1. Hi Akshat,
          The level of questions can be higher in the exam paper for all 3 subjects, but make sure you have clear basics about the exam.

  2. It is a reliable source.

    1. Rameshwer Choudhary

      Very useful informations

  3. Best material sir

    1. hi suraj can u plz snd it to me(the material)

    2. hi suraj, pleaase send the material to me

  4. Its helpful to much

  5. its very good

  6. Best books for preparation

  7. Thank u sir ….
    Pls give a more information about NDA …

  8. Thank u sir ….
    Pls give a more information about NDA …
    How I do a self study ??? Sir…

  9. iska preparation kaise hoga sir pls your tips

  10. How to prepare for self study. I have tried lot but i am not able to answer mych question in papr.

  11. Nice sir

  12. Negative marking is now -0.25 for every incorrect answer.

  13. How many cut off in this exam.. And i am a Schedule caste

    1. Best thing is there is no st/sc/obc seats

  14. Sir I want to take job in nda.So Please tell me that where i prepare for its exam

    1. How many percentage requried to join compleate NDA

  15. How much should i study in one day if i want to crack the nda exam ??

  16. Sir give me instruction to self study plzzzz

  17. How the SSB will be conducted ?

  18. i am student of clas10. How i prepare for are mindblowing.

  19. Sir I want to officer pls how to possible pls NDA test clear

  20. Sir I want to become officer pls how to NDA test clear pls reply

  21. Sir I Want to become an officer pls how to NDA test clear plsss tipsss

  22. Please give me wide knowledge about nda exam

  23. It was very helpfull information thank u ……😗

  24. please give me best name of the books to prepare nda exam

  25. How many marks one question of nda exam

  26. Useful

  27. sir, please suggest study material for nda exam

  28. which is the best book toq crack NDA enterence exam?q

  29. which is the best book toq crack NDA enterence exam?

  30. thank you so much very useful

  31. Sir ,
    kya nda ke exam m negative marking hoti h
    Agar hoti h to kis rate s

  32. in maths exam which chapters are more important ,, i mean to say weightage for each chapter…

    1. Hi Nikhil,
      The weight age is not released by UPSC officially, but you can refer to previous papers given on our website and get some estimate from this.

  33. Isme Science se 12 karni jarurii hai

  34. samuel stephenson

    please tell that weather ncc certificate is important for nda exam

  35. Dev Prakash Dubey

    Myns marking Hoti hai

  36. Sir I want to crack NDA in l attempt so pls give me study material and guidelines I will be very grateful to u

    1. Hi Shreesh,
      You can get all the material for NDA exam from this website and prepare well for the exam.

  37. Sir please tell me if I don’t have any any interest in current affairs, general studies like history, economic, political, geography and if I am not attempt any single question of these subjects . And if I will take more marks in all other subjects like math, physics, chemistry, English then can I pass this test and select for interview.

    1. Hi Ankush,
      It is always better to study for General knowledge and answer some questions in exam. Prepare well for the exam and try to get the cut off marks in your NDA exam.

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