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 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 will conduct the National Defence Academy (NDA) 1 exam on April 19, while NDA 2 exam will be held on September 6 in offline mode. Candidates can download previous year's NDA question papers here
Latest: UPSC will release NDA 2020 admit card in online mode in the first week of April 2020!

NDA Question Papers 2020

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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The NDA 2020 question papers will be downloaded.

Benefits of Solving NDA Question Papers

  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.

Previous Year's NDA Question Papers


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NDA I Question Papers

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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



Time Duration

Maximum Marks



2 hrs and 30 min



General Ability test

2 hrs and 30 min





  • 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.

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.

NDA 2020 Syllabus (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

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.

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


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?


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

Question: Can 10th pass apply for NDA?


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?


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?


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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Questions related to NDA

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what date fixed Jee (main) exam 2020 , NEET(UG) exam 2020 & NDA exam 2020?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 28th Mar, 2020

Pratham, at this point in time, all the entrance examinations have been postponed until further notice. While the exact dates have not been announced by the exam conducting authorities, we might have a clarity after April 15th because the lock down period would have been completed by then. Meanwhile please continue your preparation and watch out for any official press release.


Sir Diploma in eligible for NDA Exam Or not

Anantika Kushwaha 28th Mar, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

Diploma students are eligible to appear in NDA exam. You should either be final year student in Diploma or you have completed your diploma to be eligible for appearing in the NDA exam.

open intermediate is eligible for NDA exam

Nikki Nair 28th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant

Yes you can surely apply for NDA exam as you are eligible for the exam if you are in intermediate from open school and college.

The age limit for the exam is from 16.5 year to 19.5 year.

For more details you can refer the site :https://competition.careers360.com/articles/nda-eligibility-criteria



sir Kay Nda me only English mein he paper hota hai Ya Hindi me bhi

lakshita shaan 27th Mar, 2020
Hey shaurabh,
Let me know you that NDA exam is held both in Hindi and English ,you can go according to your comfortable language
I wish good luck!

If A student Selected Stream Of Commerce Without Maths,then he will able to apply

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 27th Mar, 2020


since you have studies in commerce stream of 12th course you are eligible to apply for NDA army wing, the eligibility criteria is candidates must pass or appearing in 12th exam from a recognized education board. you must also satisfy the age and physical standard criteria.

for air force and naval winds the candidates who passed 12th from science stream with physics and mathematics is eligible to apply.

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