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Examination Pattern For NDA

Check complete NDA Exam Pattern details. The Army Training Team at NDA trains the cadets to be proficient in basic soldiering skills to lead a section as part of a platoon in combat. Here in, endeavor is made to imbibe into a cadet a plethora of qualities which makes the bed rock for transformation into an ideal leader and gallant soldier. Same as cadets endeavor examined at NDA Exam inducing numerous hurdles on the way to manifest the most refined and proficient soldier.

NDA written exam is comprised of two tests. Duration of each test is two and a half hours and both are conducted on the same day, consecutively. Examination is set by the UPSC.

NDA Exam Pattern

Papers Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Marks for Correct Answer Marks for Incorrect Answer
Paper 1 Mathematics 120 300 2 ½ Hours 2.5 0.83

Paper 2

GAT

Part A English 50

600

2 ½ Hours

4

1.33

Part B GK 100

To ensure that the Cadet passing out from NDA has the mind of a visionary and the quest of a researcher, the training focuses on the knowledge domain. The amount of time required to put on particular subject topic-wise or concept-wise approaches the maximum points in NDA exam.

Paper 1 – Mathematics Pattern Chart

S. No Topic Name Expected Questions
1 Trigonometry 12-20
2 Matrices and Determinants 10-15
3 Probability 7-14
4 Quadratic Equations 3-12
5 Statistics 5-10
6 Relations and Functions 5-10
7 Sequence and Series 6- 8
8 Vectors 5-8
9 Straight Lines 4-7
10 Differential Equations 4- 7
11 Integration 4- 6
12 Sets 3- 6
13 Limits and Continuity 3-6
14 Conics 3-5
15 Permutation and Combination 3-4
16 Complex Numbers 3-4
17 Differentiation 3-4
18 Binomial Theorem 2-3
19 A.O.D 1-4
20 3D Geometry 2-3
21 Circles 2
22 Logs 1-3
23 A.O.I 1
24 Inverse Trig 2
25 Binary Numbers 1

Paper 2 – GAT Pattern Chart

Sections Maximum Marks
Part A – English 200

Part B – General Knowledge

Physics 100
Chemistry 60
General Science 40
History, Freedom Movement, etc. 80
Geography 80
Current Events 40
  Total 600