NDA 2021 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme & NDA Syllabus – Know Here

NDA 2021 Exam PatternNDA 2021 Exam Pattern contains details about type of questions, exam mode, duration, etc. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the main conducting authority organizes a national level entrance exam known as NDA Exam. This exam is conducted for providing an opportunity to the candidates to join any of the wings which include Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. Along with written test, the selection will be followed by intelligence and physical tests. Here, we have provided details about NDA Exam Pattern 2021 that provides you the complete format in which the exam will be asked.

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NDA 2021 Exam Pattern

NDA 2021 Exam is organized two times in a year through offline mode (written test). NDA (I) exam will be conducted on 18th April 2021.

Here we have mentioned the detailed exam pattern of NDA exam:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted through offline mode.
  • Answer Mode: Candidates must use black ball point pen to mark their answers.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of the examination will be 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • Type of Question: The question paper will be objective type questions.
  • Paper: The NDA exam consists of 2 papers. Mathematics and General Ability.
  • Total Marks: The Mathematics paper contains 300 marks while General Ability test holds 600 marks. The written test will be of total 900 marks.
  • Negative Marking: For every incorrect response, there will be negative marking in the examination. For 0.33 marks will be deducted.
  • SSB Interview: After clearing the written test, candidates have to go through the SSB Interview. The interview process will have total 900 marks.
  • Language: The question paper of Mathematics and PART B of General Ability test will be available in both English and Hindi languages.
  • The written examination of NDA 2021 is structured as follows:
General Ability Test (Section-1: English)200
General Ability Test (Section-1: General Knowledge)400
Total Marks900
SSB Interview900
Grand Total1800

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NDA Syllabus 2021

Syllabus of NDA exam is divided into two sections, i.e. Mathematics and General Ability. For better preparations, students should prepare as per the syllabus prescribed for the exam. Here we have mentioned the detailed NDA 2021 syllabus:


Trigonometry, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Differential equations, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Probability, Algebra, Vector Algebra, Matrices and Determinants: Types of Matrices, Determinant of a matrix, Statistics.

General Ability Syllabus:

This section comprises of two parts, i.e. Part A & Part B. The part A contains topics like English vocabulary, Grammar and usage, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English. Part B comprises of different topics from General Knowledge, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, History, Current Events & Geography.

Exam Day Instructions

Here candidates can check some instructions for examination day:

  • Candidates must reach examination hall before 30 minutes of the commencement of exam.
  • Do not bring calculator or any other electronic device in the examination hall.
  • Candidates should not do any rough work in the question paper or OMR sheet,Rough work will be done only in the text book.
  • Bring admit card and photo ID proof on the day of examination.
  • Do not leave examination hall without permission of invigilators.

For any further queries regarding NDA 2021 Exam Pattern, you may ask us by leaving your queries below in the comment box.

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  1. harsh says:

    sir which type of question has been asked in NDA exam

  2. Pawar priyanshu says:

    How many marks will reduce if one question in skipped ?

  3. Anurag Nishad says:

    I am 12th study in this
    year 2021
    What Can I apply NDA
    Applicationn form .???

  4. Mohit says:

    Sir I am mohit and I am study in 12th class , what are join nda

  5. Adarsh says:

    What was the syllabus for the student who applied nda army wings

  6. Akash Tyagi says:

    I am in class 12 and trying for clear NDA exam …. but i am a commerce student . it seem little diffiult as NDA student must be updated even to the seconds

  7. Kameshwaran says:

    Hello! I’m studying 11 th standard now…my dob is aug 2004..by chance if i passed nda wat about my 12 th studies???

  8. Prince Kundu says:

    I am in class 12th starting days and nda exam 2021 is released so can I apply in it as it is in April 2021

  9. Hanamanth says:

    I have prepared nda examination i need help

  10. Abhinav yadav says:

    sir i am passed 12th from science side can i apply for nda.

  11. Anshul says:

    Is there any physical and medical test held in NDA

  12. Satya Prakash Jena says:

    I am 10th pass can I perfect for nda 1 2021

  13. Dhruvrajsinh parmar says:

    Can i apply for nda exam 2021 if i am appering for 3rd time for 12th exam

  14. Siva says:

    Hlo sir i am passed out computer science student in 2017 my doubt is if i am able to apply in NDA for all 3 forces Hello sir i am passed out computer science student in 2017 my doubt is if i am able to apply in NDA for all 3 forces and where the examination centre is provide

  15. Kuldeep Singh says:

    Sir what is the age to join nda.

  16. Gursharan says:

    Are both the written exams of maths and general ability going to held at same day

  17. Uttam Maurya says:

    Nda exam qualify marks in every subject??????

  18. Chavda piyush says:

    I am not 12th pass. I am study in 12th science . Am aply a exam ?

  19. Satya prakash Jena says:

    Sir my date of birth is 10.4.2005 can I able to get nda 1

  20. Ashishchoudhary says:

    Sir mujhe nda k liye best staregy chaiye or get k paper k liye to important h

  21. Shankar says:

    What is the dress code for NDA exam

  22. Anoop says:

    Sir humne 12th PCB se kiya hai kya main NDA exam de skta hu

  23. lohith g gowda says:

    i am still studing 2 pu and covered my half syllabus i’m i eligeble to attain nda2

  24. UCHECHUKWU says:

    To get admission in NDA is so difficult I don’t even know why they don’t give we Igbos admission lather they we just select like two people from IMO state I don’t know why.please am begging,you people should treat everyone equal’God bless NIGERIA

  25. kishan chand says:

    sir is there any rule that you are separately passed in each and every subject
    Means general ability paper me English and general knowledge hota hai .sir merit English thodi weak hai to kya mai gk ke Jade question attempt kar sakta hu aur English ke kam.
    Please sir guide me….

  26. yogith biddappa says:

    When is the exam form of 2020 going to release sir?

  27. Chirag Bajaj says:

    I am in 10th grade now..can I write the nda(2) exam in september 2017?? Ill be in 11th dat time around

  28. Shreyansh nigam says:

    I want some further information. About NDA interview and medical exam plz and also about the chapter of maths that cover in maths paper of NDA

  29. Ankit kumar says:

    How many number for pass the nda exam

  30. Ashik kp says:

    How many marks get to win this exam

  31. Kushagra says:

    what is the educational verification process for TES 36 and NDA.

  32. Randhe Dattatray Sukhadev says:

    How many marks required to pass in this NDA exam.&sir give me guide of airforce

  33. dinesh tiparkar says:

    I’m interested in airforce. Sir please guide me about this

  34. sir my son 8th class student 14 yers old but intrested air force department says:

    My son 8th class student
    14 years but intrested
    Air Force Department please advice me sir
    Andhra pradesh

  35. sachin chaurasiya says:

    What marks to pass NDA xam?

  36. Shailendra says:

    A Have Passed

  37. Ankit Dey says:

    sir, recently I have been promoted to class 12, so am I eligible for the NDA(II) 2016 exam? Thank You sir

  38. Vishnupriya.k.r says:


  39. Kushagra says:

    How many marks required to clear the exam

  40. rimple negi says:

    Sir when i get my roll no. And how..???

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You will get the roll number printed in your admit card. You can download the admit card from the official website of UPSC.

  41. ashish sharma says:

    i wear spectacles ……..
    am i eligible for indian army?
    please inform me by your earliest ….

  42. vijay says:

    How many candidates wil selected

  43. Samarth Deshpande says:

    Sir, can u say me the passing marks for NDA. Thank You.

  44. payal Chhikara says:

    How can a girl candidate apply for nda

  45. Ankit singh says:

    How much marks are for pass

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