NDA 2024 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme & Syllabus – Know Here

NDA 2024NDA 2024 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 2024 that provides you the complete format in which the exam will be asked.

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NDA 2024 Exam Pattern

NDA 2024 Exam will be organized two times in a year through offline mode (written test). NDA (II) exam will be conducted on 1st September 2024.

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 2024 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

Also Check:

NDA Preparation Tips

NDA Books

NDA 2024 Admit Card

NDA Syllabus 2024

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 2024 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 2024 Exam Pattern, you may ask us by leaving your queries below in the comment box.


  1. Sir am keerthana…Im studying in 12th now….. Can i apply for nda exam and what will be the syllabus for nda please update

  2. Sir which is best publication for NDA Books? Which type of questions will ask in examination? Science stream is compulsory for NDA Exam?

  3. Sir I am preparing for jee . Can I apply for nda?
    Is the syllabus same for both. How to start up the syllabus of NDA with jee. Please guide me

    Thank you

  4. 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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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….

  9. 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

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

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

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

      1. there is nothing written about that….
        under ayrmy wing of NDA for eyesight ..
        it is only given for navy and airforce

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