NDA Exam Pattern 2021- Check NDA 1 & NDA 2 Pattern Here

NDA Exam Pattern 2021– UPSC has released the exam pattern of NDA 2021 along with official notification. UPSC NDA 2021 exam pattern contains subject and topics to prepare, number of question, marking scheme and more. As per the UPSC NDA exam pattern, there The exam pattern of NDA 1 exam and NDA 2 exam are similar. NDA 2021 exam pattern helps in creating well-planned strategy to clear the examination. UPSC will hold the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy 2021 twice on April 18, 2021 and September 5, 2021. 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 2021 Exam Pattern.

NDA Exam Pattern 2021 Highlights

Exam Conducting Body UPSC
Name of Exam National Defence Academy & Naval Academy 2021
NDA Exam Date 2021 April 18, 2021 and September 5, 2021
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 2021 Exam Pattern

There will be 2 papers including GAT and Maths in NDA 2021 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

NDA Exam Pattern 2021 for General Ability Test

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

NDA 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Admit Card

The admit card of NDA 2021 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 2021

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