NDA Exam Pattern 2017 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced exam pattern of NDA/ NA II 2017 along with the exam notification of national defence academy and naval academy on June 7. Candidates appearing for NDA II can check here the exam pattern which may help them in knowing the paper structure. The NDA II exam pattern 2017 will also help candidates in preparing better for the National Defence Academy examination including total number of questions, total marks, and marking scheme. Candidates need to read the exam pattern of NDA/ NA (II) 2017 as it will help them in getting aware of the question type and subjects from where the UPSC will be setting questions for them. Moreover, the NDA II 2017 exam pattern will also let the candidates know about the instructions in the defence academy (naval academy) exam, along with the duration of test and answering instructions. Read further to know more on NDA/ NA Exam Pattern 2017 for the UPSC administered exam.
NDA Exam Pattern 2017: Benefits of knowing paper pattern
If you know the exam pattern of NDA II 2017, it becomes easy for candidates to plan strategies for the UPSC defence exam.
With better preparation strategies, candidates can have a competitive edge over other defence exam aspirants.
Knowing NDA exam pattern and syllabus 2017 for stage II will let candidates attempt only those questions about which they are confident.
Attempting good questions will fetch them in getting more marks than blind attempting.
The duration as mentioned in the exam pattern of NDA/ NA (II) exam will further help candidates in keeping a time-check while practicing the questions and eventually leading to complete the exam before time on September 10, 2017.
As the NDA exam pattern also mentions subject-wise distribution of questions, it’ll assist candidates in practice questions strtaegically which may help in scoring good.
NDA 2017 Exam Pattern: Overview of paper pattern
Exam mode – UPSC will be conducting NDA/ NA (II) 2017 in pen paper based offline mode.
Number of papers – Candidates appearing NDA II 2017 paper will have to answer questions from two papers– Mathematics and General Ability Test.
Exam duration – The candidates can attempt questions in NDA II exam within a specified time duration of five hours (two hours and thirty minutes for each paper).
Total marks – According to NDA exam pattern, the question paper of NDA/ NA (II) 2017 will carry 900 marks in total.
Marking Scheme – UPSC follows a negative marking policy according to the NDA exam pattern and as many as 0.33 of the total marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. Moreover, if a candidate reponses with moe than one answer option, it’ll be treated as wrong answer, even if the other one of the options deem to be correct and negative marking will be applicable to that question. If any question is left unanswered, no marks will be awarded or deducted against that question of NDA exam.
NDA Paper Pattern 2017: Subjects
The UPSC administered NDA examination paper will have quesions from two subjects– Mathematics and General Ability Test.
Mathematics question paper of NDA/ NA (II) 2017 examination will comprise various sections including Algebra, Matrices, Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differntial Calculus, Integral Calculus, Vector Algebra, Statitics and Probability.
The General Ability Test paper will have questions from English, General Knowledge sections including Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.
NDA 2017 Exam Pattern: Exam Cities
UPSC will be conducting the NDA/ NA (II) examination in as many as 41 examination cities across India. These examination centres of NDA 2017 include cities of Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.
Union Public Service Commission has announced the subject-wise distribution of marks. Candidates can find the same below -
NDA 2017 Paper Pattern: Subject-wise distribution of marks
History, Freedom Movement, etc.
Candidates can also check the graphical representation of marks distribution of the NDA question paper.
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