NDA Question Papers 2020
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 - 5:47 p.m. IST by Team Careers360
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NDA Question Papers 2020 -Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the question paper of NDA 2020 on the official website soon after the completion of the exam. Candidates can check the NDA previous year papers to get an idea of the kind of questions they can expect in the NDA 2020 question paper. While going through the NDA previous question year papers, the candidates will know the the difficulty level of the exam, popular topics and section-wise weightage of topics etc. 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 conducts the NDA exam twice a year in the months of April and November. The written exam of NDA 2020 will be conducted on April 19 and September 6 in offline mode.

UPSC National Defence Academy (NDA) exam is a gateway for the aspirants to make their dream career in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. NDA previous year question papers are the best and authentic source of material to prepare for the NDA 2020 exam. In this article, the candidates will find NDA previous year question papers for the years 2015 to 2019 for both Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). Solving the NDA previous year question papers will help the candidates improve their question-solving skills and accuracy. This will help the candidates manage time and speed while attempting the NDA question papers 2020 during their exam. Read the complete article to know more about the question paper of NDA 2020 and previous year question papers.

NDA 2020 Exam Pattern

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 paper will be shortlisted for the next stage of recruitment process i.e. SSB interview.

NDA Previous Year Question Papers

NDA 2020 Question Papers 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 Previous Year 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.

NDA 2020 Syllabus

UPSC provides detailed syllabus for the subjects of Mathematics and General Knowledge. Before starting their preparation, the candidates must check the syllabus of NDA 2020 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

UPSC will release the official NDA 2020 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 NDA 2020 answer key.

NDA 2020 Cut off

Candidates need to score the minimum NDA 2020 cut off marks to qualify the exam. The cutoff marks of NDA question papers 2020 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?

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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aggregate 60% for nda means each subject have to get 60+marks ?

Dhameer Bhatia Student Expert 21st Feb, 2020

You require minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, chemistry and Maths as a eligibility criteria in order to appear in the NDA exam. THERE IS NO MINIMUM MARKS REQUIRED FOR NDA. U JUST NEED TO PASS IN CLASS 12TH.

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documents for 12 th students apply NDA form?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 20th Feb, 2020

Hello,

The documents required while filling the online application form are enlisted below

  • Class 10 marksheet
  • Adhaar card
  • Scanned image of passport size photograph
  • Scanned image of singnature
  • Valid email ID
  • Phone number
  • Credit card or debit card details.

Here is the link for NDA 2020.You can find the important information

https://competition.careers360.com/exams/nda

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Mai abhi 11th class Mai hu lekin Mai iss saal 12th me chala jaunga can I apply nda

Hello,

Yes you can apply for NDA while appearing in class 12th.

And your age must be in between 16.5 to 19.5.

Best of luck.


Thank you.

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can you give me sample papers of NDA

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Feb, 2020
Hello

You can get nda previous year papers by visiting the following link-
https://competition.careers360.com/articles/nda-question-papers/amp
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nda me passing mark kitana hota hai first exam me

Vikas gehlot 18th Feb, 2020

The cutoff varies over the years and each subject a candidate needs to score minimum 25% marks in the exam, the cutoff for the previous years is as follows

Year

NDA 1

NDA 2

2019 342(With at least 25 % marks in each subject) To be announced

2018

338 (With at least 25 % marks in each subject)

325 (With at least 25 % marks in each subject)

2017

342 (With 25 % in each subject)

258 (With 25% in each subject)

2016

288 (With 25 % in each subject)

229 (With at least 20% marks in each subject)

2015

306 (With at least 30% marks in each Subject)

269 (With 25% in each subject)

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