NDA I 2015 Exam Pattern
Apratim Chatterjee, 17 Feb 2015, #NDA

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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Yash Dev Student Expert 22nd Nov, 2019

Hello student NDA 2020 exam will be held by UPSC to select candidates for admission into training academies of Indian Military, Navy and Air Force. The exam is conducted twice a year- 19th April 2020 and 6th September 2020.

I request you to please in touch with upsc website for notification

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt

Good luck


how many times NDA exam held in a year?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 21st Nov, 2019
Hello there!


NDA is conducted twice a year , generally NDA 1 is conducted in the month of April and NDA 2 in the month of September. NDA is conducted by UPSC . You need to between 16.5 to 19.5 years of age in order to be eligible for applying to NDA exam. You will be selected in NDA on the basis of written test followed by extensive interviews, team skills, psychological testing and medical testing.


what is the NDA exam date of 2020?

Piyush Dixit 21st Nov, 2019

UPSC has released the official calendar for 2020 events.

Candidates can fill NDA application form 2020 from January 8, 2020 and last date to fill form is January 28, 2020. Officials will conduct NDA-I 2020 written exam on April 19, 2020 in offline mode across various centres in India.


me 12th me hu kya me nda 2020 ko apply kr sakta hu

Arya 20th Nov, 2019

Hi Aspirant,

NDA 2020 will be conducted by UPSC. According to the eligibilty criteria:

  • Those who wish to join the Navy or the Air Force wings must pass 10th or 12th standard examination from a recognized board. Physics and Mathematics are compulsory subjects.
  • If a candidate wants to join the Army wing, the candidate must have passed 10th or 12th standard examination from a recognized board.

However, it is also mentioned that you are eligible if you are currently in the final year of the qualifying examination. Since you are in 12th right now, you are eligible to answer the examination.


can I solve nda 2019 math for Jee main 2020?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

The Mathematic syllabus for NDA includes topics like Algebra, Trigonometry, Differential Calculus and Vector Algebra. Now but for JEE Mains, it is beyond these topics. You can check the complete syllabus at our page: https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/jee-main-mathematics-syllabus . So you can solve nda 2019 paper but if you want to secure a seat through JEE Mains, you should go beyond NDA syllabus because the topics and syllabus are vast and need extensive coverage of NCERT books and other books available in the market.

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