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. nitin says:

    sir iam passed 12th class of commerse student can i join the nda(2)

    • alok tariyal says:

      yes, u can apply if u have maths along with commerce but u can join only i nda in army not airforce or navy

  2. Your Name... says:

    my ward is pcb student .what wiil be question paper for him.he has applied for nda army wing

  3. rajesh says:

    sir each section qualification how much?

  4. Karan Pathak says:

    Hlo sir I have 2 queries
    1.) My date of birth is 20-oct-1998 would I am able for NDA 2017 (2)??
    2.) Also how much marks required to pass out written exam for the general category????

  5. Sarth bhatia says:

    Can I continue my further studies while doing NDA

    • Your Name...J.K. Mehta says:

      Yes, NDA will give you the The degree of B.Sc in between the 3years training period.

    • Lt Col Pradeep Bhatia says:

      Yes, when you join NDA, you are made to finish your graduation and get your degree from the जवाहरलाल नेहरू यूनिवर्सिटी. The government bears all expenses of your study while in the NDA

  6. Nilesh says:

    Sir, i have applied for bio in NDA. But in my admit there are two sessions timing are mentioned. One for math and one for general ability test. Should I attend math or go directly for second session for general ability test?

  7. Prabhakar says:

    Sir I am student of 11th can I apply for N.D.A

  8. Aijaz Ahmad says:

    Sir I want to know that SSB interview in NDA can give that person who is selected in Written exam or it is included in total 1800 marks

  9. Bichu Ben Kuruvilla says:

    Sir, to appear in the exam can a student in 12th class do so. Or do we need to pass 12th?

  10. Ashutosh says:

    Sir selection is done during ssb test

  11. Your Name...RACHAEL I. says:

    Sir, how can I get d NDA pass questions?

  12. saif ali khan says:

    i m born in 18/08/1998 can i eligible for NDA

  13. Your Name... says:

    how many marks required to pass nda exam

  14. Ankit kumar says:

    Information to how and when we fill NDA form

  15. BAn K says:

    sir is there any reservation for the scheduled tribe?

  16. MOHAN says:


  17. hrithik says:

    I want previous NDA exam !!

  18. Ashis kr das says:

    my date of birth 02/04/1997 & i am in s.c .can i apply Nda.

  19. padole swapnil says:

    My date of birth is 23/06/2000 can i apply for nda

  20. Devid rajpoot says:

    Can apply without maths

  21. Anujbhade says:

    Sir me 10th pass student hu my me NDA form apply kar shkta hu my drith date 19 07 2000

  22. sajid khatik says:

    Sir fom barna h NDA ka

  23. Himanshu samant says:

    sir your blog is very good for the nda information … i has submited my email id …. with the passage of time give me latest news n information about nda

  24. abdus salsm says:

    I am 11 class student can I apply for NDA.

  25. Tanmay says:

    sir i m now study in 11 sci so
    im give a NDA exam in april?

  26. keshav says:

    How to close the ranking should be the NDA.

  27. krishna says:

    My date of birth 06sep1999
    So can i apply in nda

  28. suraj says:

    hello sir
    i am stdy in 12th sci
    i will complete. 12th sci in 2017 so

    can i apply nda exam

  29. suraj says:

    hello siri will be completed my 12th sci in 2017
    can i apply nda exam

  30. shubham jsiswal says:

    I m first time in nda exam study in u p……..?
    Plz my all doing NDA friend plz help me
    Study material what are the study material use in NDA exam……

  31. Vinay rana says:

    hello sir i will be complete my diploma in 2014 can i apply nda exam

  32. shankar says:

    can i participate in athletics after joining NDA

  33. shankar says:

    sir im wearing spectacles,am i not eligible to join air force

  34. Barbie says:

    Sir can a girl apply for nda exam

  35. Himanshu Sharma says:

    Do we need to prepare for maths of class 11th & 12th only even for Army ????

  36. Bengam Sankhil says:

    Sir, is it possible to apply for NCC special entry in NDA with NCC A and B certificate?

  37. Bengam Sankhil says:

    Sir, can I have some tips on how the process of NDA are made?

  38. mohammed shahal says:

    How many mark want to pass NDA

  39. Feroz says:

    My DOB is 20 Feb 1998
    Can you tell me
    I am eligible for nda 2017

  40. Dilshad khan says:

    sir, my brother is dependent to me & I am working in I.A.F. as an airmen in technical branch. Is my brother exempted from paying the registration fee?

  41. Amit mishra says:

    How many marks to be required for join in nda2

  42. Soujanya Gowda says:

    Hello sir, Can a girl apply for NDA examination?

  43. I will do NDA exam says:

    I will do NDA exam on 2017

  44. Ninad Jani says:

    Sir, I m in 12th Bio, May I Apply for NDA? does may meed to prepare for Maths?
    sir, what is NDA-1 / 2?

  45. Ayan Roy says:

    How much marks required to pass NDA

  46. Shivam says:

    Sir,give me some information about ssb?

  47. rupali says:

    Sir how can i apply for indian army ?

    • Himanshu samant says:

      rupali if u have olq mean officer like qualities than trust me no one is here who can stop u ……. u have lots of chance through cds to join indian army as an officer focus in your skills n do hardwork

  48. rupali says:

    Can a girl condidate apply for nda

  49. rahul says:

    how much minimum marks required to pass nda

  50. vipul borana says:

    Sir ma 11 arts ka student hu to ma NDA ka exam da sktha hu kya ??

  51. abhishek chauhan says:

    sir recently i have passed 12th in2016 i am studying in B.E i want to join NDA so plz tell me how much marks will be gained to passed out

  52. satyam says:

    Sir ,u m currently in11 class can I apply for nda2

  53. 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

  54. 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

  55. Ankit kumar says:

    How many number for pass the nda exam

  56. Ashik kp says:

    How many marks get to win this exam

  57. Kushagra says:

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

  58. Randhe Dattatray Sukhadev says:

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

  59. dinesh tiparkar says:

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

  60. 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

  61. sachin chaurasiya says:

    What marks to pass NDA xam?

  62. Shailendra says:

    A Have Passed

  63. 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

  64. Vishnupriya.k.r says:


  65. Kushagra says:

    How many marks required to clear the exam

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      We cannot predict the cut-off marks before examination.

      • Himanshu samantYour Name... says:

        kushagra …… as i know about nda than u have to attemp 60% portion of uour exam paper … f your 60% is 100% right than cut off will come in your favour ….

  66. 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.

  67. ashish sharma says:

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

  68. vijay says:

    How many candidates wil selected

  69. Samarth Deshpande says:

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

  70. payal Chhikara says:

    How can a girl candidate apply for nda

  71. Ankit singh says:

    How much marks are for pass

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