## Basic Information fo NDA Exam

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts the NDA examination. It is a national level entrance test. The UPSC NDA exam is conducted to recruit candidates in the Army, Navy and Air Force. This exam is conducted two times in a year, i.e. NDA I and NDA II.
It is a two tier examination, after qualifying the written test candidates will also have to clear the 5 days SSB interview. Here we are providing details about NDA 2019 examination including notification, application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, , syllabus, etc.

## NDA Exam Pattern

### PAPER I- MATHEMATICS

• Total Marks    300 Marks
• Total No. of Questions    120
• Marks awarded for Correct answer    2.5 marks
• Marks deducted for wrong answer    -0.85
• Exam Duration    2.5 Hours

### PAPER II- GENERAL ABILITY

• Total Marks    600 marks
• Total No. of Questions    150
• No. of questions in English Section    50
• No. Of questions in General knowledge Section    100
• Maximum Marks for English    200 marks
• Maximum Marks for G.K.    400 marks
• Marks for Correct Answer    4 marks in both sections
• Marks for Incorrect Answer    -1.33 marks in both sections
• Exam Duration    2.5 Hours

## UPSC NDA Syllabus for Mathematics

• Algebra
• Matrices and Determinants
• Trigonometry
• Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions
• Differential Calculus
• Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
• Vector
• Algebra
• Statistics
• Probability

### TOPIC | NO. OF QUESTIONS

• Calculus    20-25
• Matrices & Determinants     30
• Probability    10
• Trigonometry    30
• Complex number     10-15

## UPSC NDA Syllabus for General Ability Test

### This section is further divided into two parts-

#### English and General Knowledge.

• Total marks awarded to Paper 2 are 600.
• This paper must be completed in 2.5 hours.
• Here is the subject-wise NDA Syllabus for Paper 2:

### Part A- English

The English portion of the entrance test is designed in a way to judge a candidate's knowledge of the basic grammar and vocabulary.
It judges a candidate’s ability to form correct sentences and use of words.
The syllabus of the English paper ranges from various aspects like the knowledge and usage of grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and his mental ability to remember and place the meaning of words in their proper places.
Marks allotted to this section are 300 MM.

### Part B- General Knowledge

The question paper on General Knowledge will cover current affairs, questions from Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events. The paper aims to check knowledge and intelligent understanding of the subject.

### Full UPSC NDA Exam Pattern and selection process-

#### Type of Questions:

There will be objective type questions asked in the examination.

#### Pattern:

The question paper will be asked in the OMR pattern.

#### Mode:

The exam will be conducted in pen and paper based mode.

Candidates will use black ball pen to mark their answers. Do not use Ink pen or pencil.

#### Duration:

Two and half hours will be given for each code, i.e. Code 1 (mathematics) and Code 2 (general ability test).

#### Language:

The medium of the exam will be set bilingually in English as well as Hindi.

#### Negative Marking:

0.33 % marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
• Subjects    Maximum Marks    Duration
• Mathematics    300    2 ½ hours
• GAT (Section 1- English)    200    2 ½ hours
• GAT (Section 2- General Knowledge)    400
• Total Marks    900
• SSB Interview    900
• Grand Total    1800