NDA Exam Pattern 2020- Check NDA 1 & NDA 2 Pattern Here

NDA Exam Pattern 2020– UPSC released the exam pattern of NDA 2020. Candidates should have the complete details of NDA 2020 exam pattern to prepare well for exam. NDA exam pattern 2020 contains subject name, number of question, marking scheme and more. The exam pattern of the NDA-1 Exam & the NDA-2 Exam are similar. NDA 2020 exam pattern helps in creating well-planned strategy to clear the examination. UPSC will hold the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (1) 2020 Exam in May 2020. To successfully go through the examination, candidates have to qualify in both the paper by attaining minimum NDA cut off marks. Check the provided details to get the complete view of NDA 2020 Exam Pattern.

NDA Exam Pattern 2020

  • The exam duration of each paper is 02 hours and 30 minutes.
  • NDA question paper will comprise of Objective type questions only.
  • Candidates can either opt of English Language or Hindi Language to give the NDA 2020 exam.
  • Candidates are not allowed to use the calculator or Mathematical or logarithmic table to answer questions.
  • 1/3rd Marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
Paper Subject Duration Maximum Marks
I Mathematics 2 hours 30 minutes 300
II General Ability Test 2 hours 30 minutes 600
Total 900

NDA Exam Pattern 2020 for General Ability Test

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

NDA 2020 Marking Scheme

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

NDA Exam Pattern 2020 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



NDA Syllabus 2020 for Mathematics

  • 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 2020 Admit Card

The admit card of NDA 2020 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.

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