NDA 2021 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme & NDA Syllabus

NDA 2021 Exam Pattern | Marking Scheme: Before knowing the details of NDA 1 exam pattern syllabus etc., take a review of the NDA important dates. So, interested candidates can submit the application form from 30th December to 19th January 2021. Examination of NDA I will be organized on 18th of April 2021 and exam II on 5th September 2021. Aspirants can download the admit card form March 2021.

NDA Exam Pattern: Now you know the date of NDA 1st exam, and if you genuinely want to grab this job, then all you have to do is preparation. And keep one thing in your mind that “The better your preparation will, the more successful you become”. In this passage, we have discussed information regarding NDA exam scheme, marking pattern and many more. Go through with this article until the end and grasp all the data mentioned here.

NDA 2021 Exam Pattern

NDA 2021 Exam Pattern

For preparation, aspirants must have the knowledge about examination pattern, marking scheme and the syllabus for exam. We have explained all the info one by one in subsequent sections of this article. Checkout each portion of this article and attain more data concerning NDA 2021 examination.

NDA 2021 Exam Pattern

  • NDA exam will be “Written test” (No online exam).
  • Written exam includes “Multiple-choice Questions”.
  • It is essential for all aspirants to attempt answers in the exam sheet with “Black Ballpoint Pen” only.
  • NDA exam consists of two papers “Mathematics” and “General Ability Test (GAT)”.

Have a look on the details given below in form of table

Paper DetailsName of PaperMaxi. Marks of ExamDuration of Paper
1st ExamMathematics300 Marks150 Minutes
2nd ExamGeneral Ability Test (GAT)600 Marks150 Minutes

Highlights of NDA 2021 Exam

Name of Organizing BodyUnion Public Service Commission
Popularly KnownUPSC
Examination NameNDA (National Defence Academy)
Position NameIAF which includes -Army, Navy and Air Force
NDA Examination LevelNational Level
Number of PaperNDA I Exam and NDA II Exam
NDA Exam ModeOffline Mode
Required QualificationInter Passed
Procedure of Recruitment1) Written Exam (Exam I and II)
2) Medical Exam
3) SSB
Official Portal Linkupsc.gov.in

Discussing Paper-I (Mathematics) & Paper-II (GAT) Marking Pattern

For Mathematics

Mode of ExamOffline Mode
Type of Queries Asked in Written TestMultiple Choice Questions
Number of Questions Asked120 Questions
Total Number of Exam300 marks
Marking SchemeFor every correct answer, 2.5 marks will be awarded and for an incorrect answer, 0.83 marks will be deducted

For General Ability Test

Mode of GAT TestOffline Mode
Type of Queries Asked in Written TestMultiple Choice Ques.
Total No. of Questions150 Ques.
Total Number of Exam600 marks
Marking Scheme4 marks will be given for every right answer and for a wrong answer,
1.33 marks will be reduced
Sections of GATGAT contain 2 sections –
1) English – 200 marks
2) General Knowledge (History, Freedom Movement, etc.- 80 marks, Physics -100 marks, Chemistry -60 marks, Current Events -40 marks, GS -40 marks, Geography -80 marks)

NDA Syllabus for Mathematics & GAT

Syllabus of exam will assist aspirants to prepare only important topics for examination. Take a review of the syllabus of “Mathematics” & “GAT” exam discussed below and start your preparation accordingly. If there will be any updates related to change in syllabus, then surely we will do it here.

Syllabus for Mathematics

  • Matrices & Determinants
  • Algebra
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus & Differential Equations
  • Trigonometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry of 2 or 3 Dimensions
  • Statistics & Probability

Click Here to Know More About Mathematics Syllabus

Syllabus for General Ability Test

  • English
  • GK (General Science, Physics, Geography, Chemistry, [History, Freedom Movement etc.] and Current Affairs)

Click Here to Know More About GAT Syllabus


When will officials conduct NDA first stage examination?

First examination will be conducted on 18th April 2021.

How many total no. of questions will be asked in GAT?

A total of 150 questions will asked in General Ability Test.

What will be the mode of NDA first Exam?

Mode of NDA I exam will be offline only.

How much marks will deducted for each wrong answer in Mathematics test?

As per NDA recruitment rule, for every incorrect answer, 0.83 marks will be reduced.


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