NDA Question Papers 2019
Updated on Nov 17, 2019 - 6:06 p.m. IST by Vikrant.shukla

NDA Question Papers 2019 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release NDA 2019 question papers on official website upsc.gov.in after 1 or 2 days of commencement of exam. Though candidates can find the both Math and GAT question papers of NDA 2019 (II) in this article. By going through the NDA question papers 2019, candidates will get to know the difficulty level of the exam and section-wise weightage of topics etc. Candidates can also check the NDA previous year question papers which will help them to get an overall impression about NDA II written exam 2019. By solving the previous year question papers of NDA 2019, candidates will be able to improve their question-solving skills and accuracy. Candidates can use NDA question papers 2019 as the best source of material during their preparation for the NDA exam. Read complete article to know more about NDA 2019 question papers.

Latest: NDA Application Form 2020 begins on Jan 8

NDA II 2019 exam is being conducted on November 17. The written exam is being conducted for 2 papers - Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). There are a total of 120 questions from Mathematics section while 150 questions in GAT. The total marks allotted for written exam is 900. NDA Question Papers 2019 will be released separately for both the papers. Read more about NDA 2019 question papers below.

NDA Question Papers

NDA 2019 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of NDA is mentioned in the notification. As per the marking scheme prescribed by UPSC, candidates will get 2.5 marks for every correct response in Mathematics paper while 4 marks will be awarded for each right answer in GAT. In case of incorrect responses, 1/3 of the marks assigned for a particular question will be deducted. Candidates attempting more that one answer for a particular question will be treated as incorrect answer and therefore, marks will be deducted for such answers.

Marking Scheme of NDA 2019

Total score = Number of correct questions X Marks of correct questions – Number of incorrect questions X Number assigned to incorrect questions

Benefits of solving NDA Question Papers 2019

  1. Candidates will become familiar with the exam pattern of NDA by solving the question papers of NDA.

  2. Applicants will be better acquainted with the sections, topics and units of the question paper.

  3. Candidates will understand the difficulty level of the written exam by solving NDA 2019 question papers.

  4. By solving previous years’ question papers, they will know their extent of preparation for the exam.

  5. Candidates will be able to know the units and topics they are weak at by solving the NDA question papers.

  6. Candidates will become efficient at managing time with the help of previous years’ question papers.

  7. Solving NDA previous year question papers will help candidates improve their performance in NDA (2) 2019 exam.

NDA Answer Key 2019

UPSC has released the official NDA 2019 answer key (I) on its website upsc.gov.in. Some of the coaching institutes already released the unofficial answer key after the exam was conducted. With the help of the official answer key candidates can check the answers to their question. The answer key of NDA 2019 has been released by UPSC for all the set A, B, C & D. Candidates can download the answer key separately for Mathematics & General Ability Test.

NDA Cut off 2019

In order to qualify the NDA 2019 exam candidates need to score the minimum NDA 2019 cut off marks prescribed by UPSC. The cutoff marks of NDA 2019 will be released by UPSC on its official website after the written test as well as the SSB interview is over. Candidates who score the minimum cut off marks will be recommended into the Navy, Army and Air force wings of National Defence Academy.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NDA Question Papers 2019

Question: Will UPSC release NDA question papers for sets for test booklets?


Yes, UPSC will release the question paper of NDA for all sets of test booklets.

Question: I found a few questions that were wrong in the question paper, can I challenge it?


Yes, you will be able to raise objection in case of any wrong answer question within 7 days after the exam.

Question: Why should I download the question papers?


 By downloading the question papers, you will be able to know the types of questions asked in the exam. By going through the question papers you will understand the difficulty level. By practising from the previous years question papers, you will be able to prepare well for the exam if you aspire to appear for it.

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if i am preparing for nda and keeping iit as my second option should i go to any iit coaching or not

Payal 27th Jan, 2020

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt.

To crack iit is not an easy task you have to work very hard to crack this exam. So if you are quite good in studies and you are able to solve jee question than no need to go for coacing and if you feel that you need guidance then join coaching so that you will come to know regarding question pattern.

i hope my answer will help you out

Good luck


My son DOB is 1st May 2001. Can he apply for NDA Exams

Sunil Kumar singh 27th Jan, 2020
Hi dear,

According to official notification age limit for NDA is16.5 to 19.5. If he has born in 1st may 2001 then he is not under  age limit so he can not apply for NDA. You can check detail here


Hope it helps.

Sir ,My eye vision is -2.25 myopia. Can i apply for NDA? Please let me inform about mu problems sir🙏🙏🙏🙏

Hrisheekesh Singh 27th Jan, 2020

Hi Shubham,

Medical Criteria of eyesight for NDA is:-

A candidate should be able to read in a distant vision chart 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in the worse eye with or without glasses. Myopia should not be more than 2.5 D and hypermetropia not more than 3.5 D including Astigmatism. An internal examination of the eye will be done using an ophthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye. A candidate must have a good binocular vision.

So, congratulations you can surely apply for NDA Examination and remember that your lens power should not exceed -2.5.

You can also refer to this article given below for more information.

Link - NDA Eligibilty Criteria 2020

Hope it helps you,

Good Luck!


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.

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