NDA Exam Pattern 2018, Marking Scheme & NDA Syllabus

NDA Exam Pattern 2018NDA Exam Pattern 2018 contain 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 2018 Exam Pattern that provides you the complete format in which the exam will be asked.

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NDA Exam Pattern 2018

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

  • Schedule: NDA 2018 Exam will be organized two times in a year through offline mode (written test). NDA (I) will be conducted on 22nd April 2018 & NDA (II) will be held on 9th September 2018.
  • 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 i.e. 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, 0.33 marks will be deducted as negative marking in the examination.
  • 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 2018 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 2018

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 2018 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.

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  1. raj says:

    sir, what is the minimum pass mark in NDA exam.
    please sir.

  2. raj says:

    MY D.O.B 22.09.2000

  3. Aditya says:

    I have taken commerce can I appear in exam of air force

  4. Anudipta Mandal says:

    Sir what is thr difference between the syllabus of NDA1 and NDA2?

  5. umesh singh Mahar says:

    what is the passing score in nda exam..?

  6. Rangsina says:

    Sir, can i appear nda 2 exam 2018 and my DOB is 22-10-1999 12th passed from arts stream

  7. Rangsina says:

    Sir, can i appear nda 2 and my DOB is 22-10-1999 from arts stream

  8. ishita vyas says:

    sir i am a commerce student can i appear in the NDA exam

  9. sanderp says:

    Sir what is the syllabus for nda 1 exam in second phase and aan interveiw

  10. aditya says:

    I have taken arts can I appear for nda

  11. Anoop singh says:

    Sir i am in 12th class can i give nda exam 2018 and sir my eyesight is not 6 by 6.can i selected for navy

  12. Pankaj says:

    Sir I want to know the negative Marking scheme for nda na paper wise.
    Is it same for both the papers??

  13. harsh says:

    sir my dob is17-02-2000 how many time i give nda exam

  14. Rushikesh Nikam says:

    I think negative marking scheme given up is incorrect as its 0.33 fr both papers instead of 30% for each paper. Plz check if its wrong.

  15. Amit sen says:

    Sir I am in 11th class this year. Is the syllabus same or changed,as NDA requires 12th class. Which pattern I could follow for my preparation.
    I am so confused.
    Thanking you.

  16. sahil swain says:

    sir i am reading in class 12th.can i appear this nda 2 which is going to conduct on september month?

  17. Kamal says:

    Sir how many parts are there in nda gat exam

  18. Shreyash says:

    How many marks get in paper for correct each question

  19. Imanshu says:

    Sir u sure that negative marking fr every ques. Is .33
    And not .83 fr maths and 1.33 fr Gk

  20. Vaibhav kadam says:

    Sir minimum marks required to pass nda written exam

  21. chaitanya says:

    sir,i have just passed my 10 from CBSE board and entered in 11 with PCM(physics,chemistry& mathemetic)Stream,Can i appear for NDA(national defence academy) exam.
    …..please give me some guidence and help me!!

  22. Monish says:

    What are marks given for each correct answer in both maths and gat respectively?

  23. nilesh says:

    some more about gat

  24. Gangadhara mk says:

    Sir,has been after clearing written test NDA,bt,there on spot they doing condected ssb interview?

  25. ajay says:

    sir is there any cutoff mark for nda

  26. Manoj Yadav says:

    Sir I haven’t math in 12th how I can give this exam with math
    Because I pass out 12th with biology

  27. Ashish Jha says:

    Sir … can anyone tell me what’s the minimum height requirement in order to choose army

  28. MD ALAM says:


  29. Siddhesh shivaji bhosale says:

    I have just entered in 12th standard can I appear for NDA exam.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Yes, you can appear.

      • mayankYour Name... says:

        no sir a student whohas just reached the 12 class cannot clear the exam as the last date too produce vlass 12 pass certificate is 224 December 2018
        he can just appear for an experibce

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