NDA 2019 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme & NDA Syllabus

NDA 2019 Exam PatternNDA 2019 Exam Pattern 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 Exam Pattern 2019 that provides you the complete format in which the exam will be asked.

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NDA 2019 Exam Pattern

NDA 2019 Exam will be organized two times in a year through offline mode (written test). NDA (I) will be held on 21st April 2019 & NDA (II) will be held on 17th November 2019. 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 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, their will be negative marking in the examination. For maths 0.83 marks, for English, 1.33 and for GK 1.33 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 2019 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 2019

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 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.

For any further queries regarding NDA 2019 Exam Pattern, you may ask us by leaving your queries below in the comment box.

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  1. Manesh says:

    Can i know the weightage of marks for the divisions in general studies?

  2. Rohit says:

    Sir kya Ssb 3 days Ka ho Gaya hai

  3. Azharuddin Hasan says:

    Sir i am 12th class student and I am a commerce student with mathematics
    DOB 03/10/2000
    Can I apply for NDA?

  4. Vineet says:

    Sir I am in class 10 and I want to ask u that what i have to choose in 11 and what I have to study (out knowledge) to write the NDA exam after 12

  5. Vineet says:

    Sir I am class 10 I going to ask u that what I have to choose in class 11 to prepare for NDA exam

  6. Rajat Kumar says:

    Hello sir! I am Rajat Kumar from A&N Islands (schedule tribes)I want to know if seats are reserve for ST candidates in NDA selection?

  7. Raj says:

    Can you tell about negative marking in math paper either 0.83 or 0.33

  8. Dhruva says:

    Sir is it necessary to give part B paper in general Ability test ?

  9. ARAVIND K S says:

    sir i am studying in 11 can i apply for nda exam next year NDA is my great dream i live for it

  10. vishal says:

    Sir I am 10 passed I given the intrence exam

  11. Ronak says:

    sir,what is the history and geography syllabus

  12. bhavishya bhatti says:

    I m a commerce student.so please suggest me best book for nda prepration.

  13. Yashvendra says:

    i am in class 10 which subject is best for me to clear nda exam

  14. Aman says:

    Sir bohot website pe likha hai ki wrong answer pe 0.83 marks katt te hai maths me aur 1.33 in GAT . Kya ye sahi hai ?

  15. Suman Debnath says:

    Sir, what different of NDA-1 or NDA-2

  16. Prashant says:

    My D.O.B IS 20jan2001 can i give 1 nda exam 2019.i am in 12 this year and i already give the previous exam of nda 2nd 2018.

  17. Hitik Dholakiya says:

    It’s an official syllabus for NDA 2019 exam?

  18. Shashank says:

    Sir I’ve not completed 12th yet. Can I clear NDA? And if I clear written exam can I get selected for SAB?

  19. JagatRam says:

    Pass marks in written exam

  20. Sudarshan Devkate says:

    How my subjects are physics and biology then what’s about my maths paper I have applied for too

  21. Arpit shukla says:

    Sir, I have spot of burn on my right hand.Can I apply N.D.A

  22. Priyanshu jha says:

    If I got 4 questions correct in GAT and 5 wrong
    Then what would my score

  23. Sahil upase says:

    Sir my DOB is 5/02/2002 how many times I can give the exam

  24. Amey yelne says:

    When are the two exams conducted sir schedule

  25. Amey yelne says:

    Sir my dob is 01/10/2001 can I appear for nda exam 2019

  26. PRATIK INGLE says:

    SIR,MY DOB IS 27/02/2001

  27. Ankush says:

    Please tell me that how much marks will be allotted to each chapter of all subjects

  28. Somesh says:

    Blueprint of nda 2 2018….. Can u provide

  29. Naresh says:

    I have eye sight probem….am i eligible to be selected for nda entrance

  30. Vivek says:

    My DOB-02/12/2000
    So,How many time I can apply form for NDA
    Plzz tell me sir?

  31. Arun says:

    Sir…, kya NDA ke paper me 10 questions wrong krne par selection nhi hota ? Please help me

  32. Vipin sing says:

    NDA ke mathe ke short trick

  33. Aman Bisht says:

    my DOB is 01/01/2003
    can i apply for NDA-2 .2018

  34. Aman Bisht says:

    i want to know that . how Manny marks each right question contain , how many questions will be there , what is the age limit to apply, i born in year 2003 can i apply ?

  35. Abhishek Kumar says:

    Sir. How many marks? Will attend then you should be select for this
    Plus tell me

  36. Romil patel says:

    Sir kya syllabus itna hi hota h . Mujhe km lg rh h . Plz ik var confirm kra de sir.

  37. Vishal singh says:

    I just cleared the board exam of 10 class from cbse board i want to know that what is the % limit in 12 board for joining IAF

  38. Chitra nair says:

    For NDA & CDS entrance exam is the syllabus based on CBSE syllabus.

  39. Kartik singh says:

    I am from pcb and i have chosen army section in nda form so do i need to stydy maths..

  40. t.k khalid says:

    Which book should I have to prefer for mathematics

  41. lohith says:

    What is qualification marks for written test

  42. Om kadam says:

    Sir i when i was a baby i had operation near my waist ….but now everything is clear and all reports are poaitive so would it will be obstacle for me in selection of nda

  43. shashank pandey says:

    I want to know that my date of birth is 23/09/2002 How much time I have for preparing for NDA exams

  44. Subhdeep Kumar says:

    Plz explain me about NDA

  45. Dipunu rauta says:

    What’s the cutoff marks

  46. Sudden v s says:

    Sir I have studying 2nd pu ( pcmb) . Can I apply to NDA exam

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