NDA Exam Pattern 2019
Shristi Kirti, 13 Sep 2019, #NDA

NDA Exam Pattern 2019 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) prescribes the exam pattern of NDA 2019 for all the aspiring candidates. Candidates must go through NDA 2019 exam pattern before appearing in the exam. With the help of NDA exam pattern 2019, candidate will be able to know the different sections, time duration, number of questions, marking scheme of the exam. As per the NDA 2019 exam pattern, the test is conducted in two stages - written exam and SSB interview. The NDA written exam will contain questions from two subjects - Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT) comprising a total of 900 marks. For each paper 2 hours 30 minutes are allotted to the candidates to complete.
All those candidates who qualify in the written exam of NDA 2019 will be able to appear for the SSB Interview round. NDA 2019 exam is slated to be conducted on November 17, 2019 in offline mode. To know more about the NDA exam pattern, go through the article below.

NDA Exam Pattern 2019 - Stages

  • Written exam

  • SSB Interview

NDA 2019 Exam Pattern - Written Exam




Maximum marks



Paper 1



2 hours 30 minutes


Paper 2



2 hours 30 minutes



5 hours

NDA subject-wise distribution of marks are mentioned below in the table.

NDA Exam Pattern 2019: Subject-wise distribution of marks











General Science


History, Freedom Movement, etc.




Current Events




NDA Exam Pattern 2019 for SSB Interview

The SSB interview process consists of two stages - stage I and II. Candidates who have qualified in the stage I can only appear in the SSB Interview round. The stages of SSB Interview are explained below:

SSB Interview - Stage I

In this stage Officers Intelligence Rating (OIR) Test and Picture Perception & Description Test (PP & DT) is conducted

SSB Interview - Stage II

The stage 2 of SSB Interview comprises Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days.

NDA 2019 Exam Pattern - Marking Schemes


Marks Allotted

NDA written exam


SSB Interview


Grand Total


NDA Syllabus 2019

The syllabus of NDA includes the various topics and chapters from where the questions can be asked in the exam. NDA syllabus contains topics from Mathematics and GAT that candidates need to prepare for the exam. Candidates can check the topics required for the syllabus in the table below.

NDA 2019 Syllabus




Algebra, matrices and determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, differential calculus, Statistics and Probability, Vector Algebra and Integral calculus and differential equations


English, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NDA Exam Pattern 2019

Question: What is the negative marks in NDA written exam?


0.33 mark is deducted for each wrong answer in NDA 2019 exam.

Question: What is the total marks allotted to GAT & Mathematics?


The total marks allotted to GAT is 600 whereas Mathematics will be conducted for 300 marks.

Question: What is the total time of NDA exam as per the NDA exam pattern 2019?


Both the paper of NDA 2019 will be conducted for 2 and 1/2 hours.

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sir mera 12th me 59.6 parsent hai nda ka fom bhar skata hu

Apoorva Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Hello dear student,

Don't worry for NDA there is no specific criteria of marks required.

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Pass certificate in 10+2 exams via recognized board or a University.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Candidate should have passed Class 12th exam in the 10+2 pattern of School e ducation or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

i hope this was helpful to you

best wishes


Sir mera 12th me 59.6 parsent hai kya mai nda ka fom bhar sakta hu

Payal 19th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt. yes you can apply for nda exam. since the basic eligibility criteria for nda exam is that candidate should have only passed or appearing in class 12.and there the no criteria related to percent. So you can fill nda form

I hope my answer will help you out Good luck


can I prepar for NDA exam as per the JEE exam preparation?

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hey there

You can prepare jee mains and NDA written at the same time. Maths section of NDA exam is of jee level and you need to be very good at maths for getting good marks. For others you will have to put extra efforts buy books for NDA of Arihant it has got full concepts.

Check about NDA preparation.


Good luck


sir mera stomach main surgery huwa hai NDA ka medical test main problem hoga kiya?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Dear Niraj, NDA Medicl test requires a Candidate to:

  • Be in good physical and mental health without any disease that might interfere with his duties
  • No evidence of bodily defects or under weight
  • And no weak constitution

Now a surgery is a medical necessity, If it does not interfere with your daily activities or doesn't cause you to be ill, this should not be any problem. We are guessing it might be appendicitis and that is not a problem.

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