How to qualify NDA Exam-2020-21|Qualify NDA Written Exam|

By | January 3, 2020

NDA/NA Exam conducted by UPSC ( Union Public Service Commission) twice in a year. Those candidates who qualify this examination are eligible for SSB Interview and Medical. After qualifying, NDA/NA exam and SSB Interview candidate will become Officer in the Indian army, airforce or navy as his choice.

Important Facts about the NDA Exam

NDA examination is divided into two papers –Mathematics and General Ability. It aims to judge a candidate on his logical ability and general awareness. NDA 2020-21 is scheduled to be conducted on November 17, 2019. The Mathematics paper contains 300 marks while the General Ability test holds 600 marks. The written test will be of a total of 900 marks.

1-For every incorrect response, 0.33 marks will be deducted as negative marking in the examination.

2-After clearing the written test, candidates have to go through the SSB Interview. The interview process will have a total of 900 marks.

3-The question paper of Mathematics and PART B of General Ability test will be available in both English and Hindi languages.


Total Marks 300 Marks
Total No. of Questions 120
Marks awarded for Correct answer 2.5 marks
Marks deducted for the wrong answer -0.85
Exam Duration 2.5 Hours

General Ability Test

Total Marks 600 marks
Total No. of Questions 150
No. of questions in English Section 50
No. Of questions in General knowledge Section 100
Maximum Marks for English 200 marks
Maximum Marks for G.K. 400 marks 
Marks for Correct Answer 4 marks in both sections
Marks for Incorrect Answer -1.33 marks in both sections
Exam Duration 2.5 Hours

Strategy to qualify NDA Exam

If you are an Arts student or Science you have to go with the different-2 strategy. You should play on your strength, not weaknesses. If you are an art student then you should Focus on the GAT test but as well as you need to qualify mathematics cut off separately to pass the NDA Exam. So you should read some important topics from mathematics like,

  • Differential Calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Complex Number
  • Probability

This above four-chapter will cover 100+ number math paper, so you can prepare these 4 chapters for math and in GAT you should do deep study. Your GAT test divided into 3 main sections:-

  • English
  • Science &
  • General Knowledge

*Total marks awarded to Paper 2 are 600.

*This paper must be completed in 2.5 hours.

*Here is the subject-wise NDA Syllabus for Paper 2:

Part A- English 

  • The English portion of the entrance test is designed in a way to judge a candidate’s knowledge of basic grammar and vocabulary.
  • It judges a candidate’s ability to form correct sentences and use of words.
  • The syllabus of the English paper ranges from various aspects like the knowledge and usage of grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and his mental ability to remember and place the meaning of words in their proper places.
  • The marks allotted to this section are 300.

Part B- General Knowledge

The question paper on General Knowledge will cover current affairs, questions from Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography, and Current Events. NDA syllabus of each topic is given below. The paper aims to check knowledge and intelligent understanding of the subject.

This one video will help you to qualify NDA Exam easily.

NDA Exam-2020-21

Best Books for NDA Exam

1- Pathfinder NDA & NA by Arihant Publications

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2-NDA / NA Solved Paper

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3-Mathematics for NDA and NA by RS Aggarwal

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