NDA Question Papers 2020 - Many coaching institutes release the NDA 2020 question papers on the day of exam. Candidates will also be able to access their NDA answer keys 2020 along with the question papers. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the question papers of NDA 2020 on the official website after the completion of the exam. Solving NDA previous year question papers helps in getting the details of NDA 2020 exam pattern, type of questions asked, difficulty level and more. While going through the previous year's NDA question papers, candidates can learn how to manage time during the NDA exam day. This will help them in attempting the NDA question papers 2020 more effectively. The NDA 2020 question paper will have two papers - Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). UPSC has postponed the National Defence Academy (NDA) duw to Coronavirus outbreak. The written exam will now tentatively conducted on June 14. Candidates can download previous year's NDA question papers here
Latest: UPSC has postponed the NDA 1 exam 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak. NDA Admit Card 2020 to be out Soon. Students should solve the NDA previous year papers after completing NDA 2020 Syllabus.

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NDA Question Papers 2020- Steps to Download

The question papers of NDA 2020 will be released after the NDA 2020 exam. Follow the below steps to download the NDA question papers 2020 pdf online

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Previous Year's NDA Question Papers

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General Ability Test

Mathematics

NDA I Question Papers

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NDA II Question Papers 2019

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SET D

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NDA I Question Papers 2017

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NDA I Question Papers 2016

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NDA I Question Papers 2015

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NDA Question Papers 2020 Marking Scheme

S.No.

Subject

Time Duration

Maximum Marks

1

Mathematics

2 hrs and 30 min

300

2

General Ability test

2 hrs and 30 min

600

Total

900

Mathematics:

  • Candidates will get 2.5 marks for every correct response
  • 1/3 Negative marking for every incorrect response

General Ability test:

  • Candidates will get 4 marks for every correct response
  • 1/3 Negative marking for every incorrect response

Note: Marks will be deducted for attempting more than one answer for a particular question. It will be treated as an incorrect answer.

Benefits of Solving NDA Question Papers 2020

  1. Candidates will become familiar with the exam pattern and various sections of the NDA question paper.

  2. Candidates will understand the difficulty level of the exam.

  3. By solving NDA previous years question papers, candidates can self-assess their preparation for the exam.

  4. Candidates will be able to identify their strengths and weaknesses in various topics and areas of the NDA question paper.

  5. Candidates will learn to manage time while solving NDA previous years question papers.

  6. Candidates can work on their speed and accuracy through solving NDA previous years question papers.

NDA 2020 Exam Pattern (I & II)

The NDA exam is conducted in two stages -

  1. Written Examination
  2. SSB Interview

The NDA 2020 question paper for written examination will have two papers:

  • Mathematics Paper

  • General Ability Test Paper

The exam will be conducted in offline mode i.e NDA question papers 2020 will be a paper - pen based exam. The candidates who score the minimum marks in NDA 2020 question papers will be shortlisted for the next stage of recruitment process i.e. SSB interview.

(I & II)

UPSC provides detailed syllabus for the subjects of Mathematics and General Knowledge. Before starting their preparation, the candidates must check the syllabus to know the topics they need to study. While the syllabus for Mathematics is mostly based on class 12 standard, GAT syllabus includes subjects like Social Studies, General Science, Current Events and English language.

NDA Answer Key 2020 (I & II)

UPSC will release the official answer key for NDA question papers 2020 (April session) on its website upsc.gov.in. Some coaching institutes will also release the unofficial keys on their websites after the exam. The candidates can check their answers using the official answer key.

NDA Cut off 2020 (I & II)

Candidates need to score the minimum NDA 2020 cut off marks to qualify the exam. The cutoff marks will be prescribed by UPSC on the basis of various factors like the number of applicants, number of vacancies, difficulty level of exam etc. In 2019, for the NDA (April session) exam, the cut off was 342 out of 900 marks for written exam.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NDA Question Papers 2020 - Download NDA Previous Year Papers

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

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

 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.

Question: Which type of questions are asked in the NDA exam?

Answer:

NDA will have questions from two sections - Mathematics and General Ability. The questions asked will mainly be of 12th class level. You can solve as many NDA Previous Year Question Papers as possible to practice the type of questions.

Question: Can I get sample papers for the NDA 2020 exam?

Answer:

Yes, NDA previous years papers are available in this article.

Question: Can 10th pass apply for NDA?

Answer:

No, the minimum eligibility for applying to NDA 2020 exam is pass certificate in 10+2 class.

Question: What is the difference between NDA 1 and NDA 2?

Answer:

The NDA exam is conducted in two sessions - NDA 1 is conducted in September and NDA 2 is conducted in April. Otherwise there is no difference between NDa 1 and NDA 2. 

Question: Is coaching necessary for NDA?

Answer:

Not necessarily. You should be well prepared for the NDA exam. You should solve previous year questions and refer to the best books for your preparation. Several candidates have cleared the NDA exam without coaching.

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best book for self preparation for NDA without any coaching and apear in exam

Hrisheekesh Singh 26th May, 2020

Hi Om,

Best books to prepare for NDA without any coaching through self study are as follows:-

@Previous Year Papers

  • Pathfinder for NDA & NA National Defence Academy Naval Academy Entrance Examination - Arihant Publications
  • Study Package for NDA/NA Entrance Exam - Tata McGraw-Hill Education India
  • Chapter wise-Section wise Solved Papers NDA & NA - Arihant
  • Study Package for NDA/NA Entrance Exam - Tata McGraw-Hill Education India

@Maths

  • Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examinations - RS Aggarwal
  • NDA Entrance Exam - E. S. Ramasamy
  • Mathematics for NDA/NA: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy - RS Aggarwal
  • Study Package Mathematics NDA/NA Entrance Exam - Arihant Publications

@GAT

  • Science and Technology in India - Kalpana Rajaram: Spectrum
  • Oxford School Atlas - Oxford Publications
  • Social Problems In India (Indian Society – GS1) - Ram Ahuja
  • Objective General English for Competitive Exams - S.P. Bakshi
  • General Knowledge - Arihant Publications
  • General Science Guide for Competitive Exams – CSAT/ NDA/ CDS/ Railways/ SSC/ UPSC/ State PSC/ Defence - Disha Publications
  • History Of Modern India - Bipan Chandra

Refer here for more info - https://competition.careers360.com/articles/best-books-prepare-for-nda

Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!

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Can I play cricket and do NDA as I am playing cricket

Bhawna Mehbubani 25th May, 2020

Dear aspirant,there is no sports quota in NDA in general, you have to appear for written and SSB, to qualify NDA.

However, you can go for Indian Navy through sports quota, but there are certain criterias.  Check out the official website to match up your eligibility

https://nda.org.in/indian-navy-sports-quota-entry/

I hope this helps you!

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when a girl can apply for nda. After 12th or after any course.

Sharon K Rose Student Expert 24th May, 2020

Hello,

No, female candidates are not eligible to appear in NDA.Only male candidates are eligible.You can join Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Airforce after graduation.There are various exams such as CDS, AFCAT and INET so you after passing in graduation you can get in defence through various entries.

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Can we apply NDA after doing any other course like bsc.

Shubham Dhane 24th May, 2020

Hello,

The education qualification required for a candidate to apply for Army Wing of NDA is 12th passed by State Education Board or a University and for Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA AND 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy 12th passed (Physics and Mathematics) by State Education Board or a University but the Maximum age limit as per NDA 2020 eligibility criteria is 19.5 years. So if your age is below 19.5 years you are eligible. Please click the below link to know more.

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/nda-eligibility-criteria

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nda karne ke liye girls ko kitna percentage Lana chahiye 12th science me

Aditya Kumar Student Expert 24th May, 2020
Hi

As per NDA eligibility criteria,
Only unmarried male candidates between the age group 16.5 years - 19.5 years with minimum education qualification of 10+2 are eligible for NDA examination.

So, being a girl you are not eligible for NDA examination  unluckily.

For detailed information go through

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/nda-eligibility-criteria

Thank you
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