NDA- 2020 Admit Card {Download}| Exam Centers & Exam Day Instructions|

By | January 3, 2020

NDA (II) 2019 Admit Card has been released on 25th October 2019. NDA exam is a national level examination which is organized by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam is conducted for the selection of candidates in the Indian Army, Naval Force & Air Force.

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NDA/NA Exam is a national level exam organized by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) twice a year ( 2 times in a year)to recruit candidates in Army, Navy and Air Force. It is a two-tier examination, wherein, candidates qualifying the written test will also have to clear the SSB interview round.

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Total Vacancies: 415

National Defence Academy: Approx 370 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air (including 28 for Ground Duties) 
Naval Academy: 45 (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) approx
Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy.

NDA Exam (2) 2019 Date: 17th November 2019

Duration of Exam: 01 Day

NDA 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam Mode and Medium Offline (Pen Paper Based) in English and Hindi
Number of sections 2
Question Paper Type Objective or MCQ
Total Number of Questions 270 Questions (120 from Mathematics and 150 from General Ability Test)
NDA 2019 Total Marks for Entrance Test 900 Marks (300 Marks for Mathematics and 600 Marks for General Ability Test)
Exam duration 2.30 hours (Each Section)

NDA Exam Pattern for Mathematics and GAT

NDA Exam Pattern for Mathematics and GAT

NDA 2019 was conducted in offline mode and all the questions were of MCQ type. The exam is held in both English and Hindi language.

Subject Paper Total No of Questions Duration of Exam Maximum Marks
Mathematics 1 120 2 ½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 2 150 2 ½ Hours 600
Total 270 900

NDA 2019 Marking Scheme

NDA consists of two sections- Mathematics and General ability test. In the Mathematics section, there will be a total of 120 questions of 300 marks.

All questions will carry 2.5 marks each, which will only be allotted for choosing the correct answer. 0.83 Marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

General ability test will comprise 600 marks; 200 marks are allotted to English and 400 marks in total are allotted to General Knowledge.

In this section, there will be a total of 150 questions, 50 from English and 100 from General Knowledge.

Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer in this section.

A deduction of 1.33 Marks will be there for each wrong answer. There will be no mark for unanswered questions.


What Type of Questions are Asked in NDA Exam?

NDA will have questions from two sections mainly- Mathematics and General Ability section. The questions will mainly be asked of 10+2 level.

  • In mathematics, candidates must thoroughly prepare-
  • Arithmetic
  • Mensuration
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics, etc.
  • For general ability section, it is important to prepare well for both the sub-sections, i.e., English and General Knowledge.
  • For the English section, candidates must focus on grammar, comprehension and reading abilities.
  • General knowledge questions can be asked from current events, physics, chemistry, general science, history, etc.

Most of the questions asked in the NDA exam will come from 10+2 level, especially in Mathematics. For preparing General Ability test section candidates should read the newspaper on a daily basis.

Sections Related Topics Number of questions
Mathematics Trigonometry, Differential Calculus, Algebra, Integral Calculus & Differential equations, Logarithms and their applications, Statistics, Probability, Vector Algebra, etc. 120
English Grammar and Usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and cohesion. 50
General Knowledge Physics, Chemistry, General Science, History, Geography, Current Events. 100

NDA 2019 Recommended books

In NDA 2019, questions are asked from class 12 Mathematics. Also, candidates are required to be aware of the current happenings around the world to attempt a General Ability Test. Some of the recommended books for candidates are mentioned below.

1- Pathfinder NDA & NA by Arihant Publications

Buy the book from Amazon in English- Click here

Buy the book from Amazon in Hindi- Click here

2-NDA / NA Solved Paper

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Buy the book from Amazon in Hindi- Click here

3-Mathematics for NDA and NA by RS Aggarwal

Buy RS Aggarwal book from amazon- Click here

Best Books for NDA Exam
  • These books contain a vast explanation of mathematical concepts.
  • It covers every minor topic mentioned in the syllabus like Sets and relations along with functions, quadratic equations, logarithms, trigonometry and geometry topics like circles, triangles, coordinates etc.
  • These books also include the tricks and shortcut methods for solving the questions.

Exam Center

NDA exam will be held in the following cities:

  1. Agartala, Tripura
  2. Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  3. Aizawl, Mizoram
  4. Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
  5. Bengaluru, Karnataka
  6. Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
  7. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  8. Chandigarh, Chandigarh
  9. Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  10. Cuttack, Odisha
  11. Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  12. Delhi, National Capital Delhi
  13. Dharwad, Karnataka
  14. Dispur, Assam
  15. Mumbai, Maharashtra
  16. Nagpur, Maharashtra
  17. Panaji (Goa),
  18. Patna, Bihar
  19. Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  20. Raipur, Chhattisgarh
  21. Ranchi, Jharkhand
  22. Sambalpur, Odisha
  23. Shillong, Meghalaya
  24. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  25. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
  26. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  27. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
  28. Gangtok, Sikkim
  29. Kochi, Kerala
  30. Kohima, Nagaland
  31. Kolkata, West Bengal
  32. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  33. Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  34. Udaipur , Rajasthan and
  35. Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  36. Hyderabad, Telangana
  37. Imphal, Manipur
  38. Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
  39. Jaipur, Rajashtan
  40. Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
  41. Jorhat, Assam

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