NDA Exam Analysis 2018
Anangsha Patra, 09 Sep 2018

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

S.NO.

Chapter

Number of
questions

1

Set theory, Relations and Functions

08

2

Calculus

26

3

Trigonometry

13

4

Geometry

17

5

Complex number

06

6

Binary number

01

7

Sequence and Series

06

8

Quadratic Equations and inequality

04

9

Permutation and Combination

06

10

Binomial Theorem

02

11

Logarithm

04

12

Matrices and Determinants

03

13

Vector Algebra

05

14

Statistics

10

15

Probability

07

16

Miscellaneous

02

 

Total

120

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

S.NO.

TOPICS

NO. OF QUESTIONS

1

Idioms and Phrases

05

2

ANTONYMS

05

3

SYNONYMS

05

4

SPOTTING ERRORS

05

5

CLOZE COMPREHENSION

05

6

ORDERING OF SENTENCES 

05

7

READING COMPREHENSION (2 PASSAGES)

10

8

FILL IN THE BLANKS

10

 

TOTAL

50


General Knowledge

S. No.

Subjects

No. of Questions

1

Geography

15

2

History

11

3

Economy

07

4

Polity

08

5

Physics

22

6

Chemistry

17

7

Biology

08

8

Current Affairs

09

9

Static

03

 

Total

100


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

Year

NDA 2 cut off

2017

258 (With 25% in each subject)

2016

229 (With at least 20% marks in each subject)

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