NDA I 2015 Exam Pattern
Updated on Feb 17, 2015 - 11:18 a.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee

NDA I 2015 Exam Pattern provides you an overview of pattern of the competitive exam including number of questions, total marks, exam duration and marking scheme. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts NDA for screening in the eligible candidates for SSB interview following which they’ll be selected for the defence services.

NDA I 2015 is scheduled for April 19, 2015.

Scroll below to check NDA I 2015 Exam Pattern

Time Duration – The time allotted for NDA I 2015 is 2 hours and 30 minutes for each of the two papers.

Venue –NDA I 2015 shall be held in the following 41 cities across India –

  • Agartala

  • Ahmedabad

  • Aizawl

  • Allahabad

  • Bangalore

  • 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

  • Vishakhapatnam

Medium – The questions will be set in English and Hindi language.

Total Marks – The total marks allotted to NDA I 2015 is 900 where Mathematics paper carries 300 marks and General Ability Test carries 600 marks.

Marking Scheme – There shall be penalty for wrong answers under which marks shall be deducted. Candidates marking any question with more than one option, it’ll be treated as wrong answer and negative marking shall be applicable to the very question.

Exam Scheme – Candidates appearing for NDA/NA I 2015 Exam need to go through the following table to get an idea about the type of questions likely to be asked in NDA I 2015




Maximum Marks

Type of Questions



2 hours and 30 minutes


Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability

General Ability Test


2 hours and 30 minutes


Part A – English
Part B- General Knowledge – Physics, Chemistry, General Science, History, Freedom Movement, geography and Current Events

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts NDA I 2015 to fill in as many as 320 NDA vacancies including 208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 70 for Air Force. Besides, around 55 Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) vacancies will also be filled up by NDA/NA I 2015 Exam.

Candidates applying for for National Defense Academy 2016 can also check important links:

NDA Sample Papers

NDA Result

NDA Cutoff

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can I select for nda Ihave an eye sight 5.0

Sunil Kumar singh 26th Jan, 2020

Hi dear,

You have no chances to get select in NDA. For NDA the permissible eye power is below -2.5 to + 3.5. So you have very hard chance.

Hope it helps. Hard luck.


NDA Form Last date to fill up the form

shipra tyagi 25th Jan, 2020


You have left with only three days to fill and submit the NDA application form. Exam will be held on 19 April 2020. For any further help in regard of this exam you can follow the below given link. Here, you will get NDA preparation tips also.


All the best champ!!


My birth date is 15/07/2004. Can I give NDA exam?

Shaktik Guria 25th Jan, 2020

In this year you can't appeared in NDA exam . Because the minimum qualification to appeared in this exam  was 15.7 years that means your date of birth should not later than 1st july, 2004. So you  should try next time. Good luck


i am in class 11th studying in science stream i want to appear for nda so i want to know for this exam

Atharva pandit 25th Jan, 2020

Hi. Hope you are doing well! You need to finish your 12th std first as basic eligiblity for nda exam is you need to finish your 12th exam. NDA exam is the entrance exam where it is conducted twice a year by UPSC. You need to fill the form by paying the exam form fees.

all the best


can a biology student apply for nda

Atharva pandit 25th Jan, 2020

Hi! Hope you are doing great! Well, Yes Biology student can apply for NDA for that You Have to clear Your 10+2 Course Or equivalent Examination Conducted by State board education or University! But Yes it does depend on for which Post you want to apply for!

You may use the link below for further Information!


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