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 Exam Pattern

NDA I 2015 is scheduled for April 19, 2015.

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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:

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can girl apply for NDA exam???

Megha 7th Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant !

You cannot apply for NDA entrance exam as per the eligibility criteria.

As , only unmarried males are allowed to give the exam .

You can also visit the official site for more information :


Hope it helps !


NDA 2020 ke form kb fill honge??

Smrity 7th Apr, 2020


The application for NDA 1 opened on 8th January,2020 and were closed on 28th January,2020.

The form for NDA 2 2020 will probably begin from 10th of June,2020.

keep visiting the official site to stay updated on the dates and examination schedule, link has been provided below:


I hope this helps.

All the best!


next time table of NDA examination

Saisrinandan Ch 6th Apr, 2020


The notification of NDA/NA (II) 2020 exam will be released by UPSC on their official website, mostly on 10th June,2020.

The submission of applications can be done upto 30th June,2020 and the final exam is scheduled to be conducted on 6th September,2020.

Shall the need arise to change the dates due to COVID-19, the same will be reflected in the notice.

Stay tuned to the UPSC website for notification:


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Hope this helps.



can a student apply NDA with subjects maths, economics and commerce in class 11 and 12 ?

Shubham Dhane 5th Apr, 2020


The academic qualifications required for the Air wing and Air force is different

  • For Army wing, candidates must have passed Class 12/HSC
  • For Air Force and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy, candidates must have passed Class 12 with Physics and Mathematics

Please click the below link to know more for NDA eligibility criteria



if i take commerce with maths in 11th and 12th can i am eligible for NDA exam and further

Awanya Dabas 5th Apr, 2020


According to the NDA Eligibility criteria for NDA Examinations:

For Army wing- The candidate must have passed 10+2 from any recognized board or university.

For Air force and Naval wings- The candidate must have passed 10+2 from any recognized board or university with physics and mathematics as main subjects.

Please visit the below mentioned link for further details about the eligibility criteria:


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