NDA Exam Pattern 2024- Check NDA 1 & NDA 2 Pattern Here

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NDA Exam Pattern 2023- UPSC releases the exam pattern of NDA 2024 along with official notification. UPSC NDA 2024 exam pattern contains subject and topics to prepare, number of question, marking scheme and more. NDA paper pattern is available at upsc.gov.in. As per the UPSC NDA exam pattern, there The exam pattern of NDA 1 exam and NDA 2 exam are similar. NDA 2024 exam pattern helps in creating a well-planned strategy to clear the examination. 

To successfully qualify the NDA 2024 exam, candidates have to qualify in both the papers by attaining minimum NDA cut off marks. UPSC conducted National Defence Academy & Naval Academy 2024 on April 21. NDA 2 Exam 2024 will be held in September. Check the provided details to get the complete view of the NDA 2024 Exam Pattern.

NDA Exam Pattern 2024 Highlights

Exam Conducting Body UPSC
Name of Exam National Defence Academy & Naval Academy 2023
NDA Exam Date 2024 April 21 & September 3
Exam Mode Offline (Pen Paper Based)
Medium English and Hindi
Number of sections 2
Type of Question Objective or MCQ
Total Number of Questions 270 Questions (Mathematics- 120 and General Ability Test- 150)
Total Marks 900 Marks (Mathematics- 300 Marks and General Ability Test- 600 Marks)
Exam duration 2.30 hours (Each Section)
Negative Marking -0.83 in Maths and -1.33 in GAT

UPSC NDA Exam Pattern 2024

There will be 2 papers including GAT and Maths in NDA 2024 exam. Below is the duration and complete NDA marking scheme-

Paper Subject Duration Maximum Marks
I Mathematics 2 hours 30 minutes 300
II General Ability Test 2 hours 30 minutes 600
Total 900
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NDA Exam Pattern 2024 for General Ability Test

Part Subject Maximum Marks
Part A English 200
Part B General Knowledge 400
  Total 600

NDA 2024 Marking Scheme

Sections Marks for Each Right Answer Negative Marking for Wrong Answer
GAT 4 1.33
Mathematics 2.5 0.83

UPSC NDA Exam Pattern 2024 for SSB Interview

Candidates who qualify the written examination will be called for SSB Interviews, to be conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB) of the Ministry of Defence for Admission to Army, Navy and Air Force Wings of the National Defence Academy.

Stages Tests
Stage 1  Screening Test
  • Verbal and non-verbal tests.
  • PPDT
Stage 2 Psychological Test
  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • Self Description Test (SD)
  • Word Association Test (WAT)
  • Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
Group Testing Officers Test
  • GD
  • GPE
  • PGT
  • HGT
  • IOT
  • FGT
  • Command Task
  • Snake race/Group Obstacle Race
  • Individual lecture
Personal Interview
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NDA Syllabus 2024

  • Algebra
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry of 02 & 03 Dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Probability

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NDA 2024 Admit Card

The admit card of NDA 2024 will be released 03 weeks prior to the examination. Candidates will have their registration number and date of birth details to download the call letter. The admit card will be available online on the main website of UPSC. Before the release of admit card, candidates must ensure that they know all aspects of NDA exam pattern 2024.

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