NDA Exam Analysis 2018 – Careers 360 brings you the exam analysis of NDA for Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). Both the shifts of NDA 2018 has concluded. As per NDA exam analysis, the Mathematics paper was moderate in terms of difficulty level while the GAT paper was moderate to difficult. Many candidates found the Mathematics to be easy compared to GAT. NDA exam analysis 2018 includes question asked in each section, topics and expected cutoff. The first shift of NDA 2018 started at 10 am and concluded at 12.30 pm. The second shift started at 2 pm and ended at 4.30 pm.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts NDA examination for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at Indian Naval Academy. A total of 383 candidates will be shortlisted for different courses through this examination. Candidates qualifying the written exam will be selected for SSB Interview. Final selection of candidates will be done based on the candidate's performance in written exam and SSB Interview. Read below for more details on NDA exam analysis
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NDA Exam Analysis 2018 for Mathematics
The Mathematics section carried 120 questions. Maximum marks allotted for this paper is 300. The test basically assesses a candidate’s calculative skills. Questions in this section were asked from Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics & Probability, Calculus, Vector etc. This section was moderate in terms of difficulty level. The topic-wise distribution of questions is given below.
Topic-wise distribution of questions of Mathematics
Set theory, Relations and Functions
Sequence and Series
Quadratic Equations and inequality
Permutation and Combination
Matrices and Determinants
NDA Exam Analysis 2018 for GAT
The GAT paper is divided into two parts – English and General Knowledge. This paper carried 150 questions. Total marks allotted for this section is 600 marks. The overall difficulty of the GAT section was moderate to difficult. Candidates can check below the topic-wise distribution of questions for GAT.
Topic-wise distribution of questions for English
NO. OF QUESTIONS
Idioms and Phrases
ORDERING OF SENTENCES
READING COMPREHENSION (2 PASSAGES)
FILL IN THE BLANKS
No. of Questions
NDA 2 2018 Expected Cutoff
The expected cutoff of NDA 2 will be released by the coaching institutes soon. NDA 2 expected cutoff is prepared by the experts based on the difficulty level of exam. The expected cutoff will help candidates to know their chances of selection in the recruitment exam. The previous years’ NDA cutoff is given below.
Previous years’ NDA cutoff
NDA 2 cut off
258 (With 25% in each subject)
229 (With at least 20% marks in each subject)