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NDA Exam Pattern Details:  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts NDA (National defence academy) and National Academy (NA) Exam (II) twice in a year for admission into Army, Navy, and Air Force Wings. Minimum Educational Qualification is 12th Class pass in 10+2 Pattern. The UPSC NDA & NA exam pattern details are given below…

Exam Pattern: The UPSC NDA exam comprises of 2 stages.
I.  Written Examination
II.  Interview

I. Written Examination: There will be 2 papers in NDA (National defence academy) and National Academy (NA) written exam. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers of Mathematics & Part B of General Ability Test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English. Time duration for each paper is 2 ½ Hours . Subjects & Maximum Marks details mentioned below.

Scheme of Examination:

S. No Subjects Time Duration Maximum Marks
1 Mathematics 2 ½ Hours 300
2 General Ability Test 2 ½ Hours 600
Total 900
SSB Test/ Interview 900

i. In the question papers, wherever necessary , questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
ii. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination
iii. The candidates are not permitted to use calculator or mathematical or logarithmic table for answering objective type papers.

II. Interview: Candidates who select in the written examination are called for Interview which is conducted by SSB.

Click here for NDA Eligibility Criteria

Click here for NDA Selection Procedure

Click here for NDA Syllabus



24 Responses to “NDA Exam Pattern Details”

  • Balu says:

    As per the notification candidates should possess 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University For Army wing of National Defence Academy, 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy in UPSC NDA & NA (II) Exam. But last date to apply is over. For more details click on the link given below.

  • sachin says:

    Sir, I have passed 12th but I don’t know Hindi and English. Can i apply?

  • Vennela says:

    @Sunita Singhal
    As per the notification Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA Exam.

  • Sunita Singhal says:

    Thanks Sir for the information. Sir, please confirm me that that girls are eligible for NDA exam now?

  • thotapalli giri says:

    Sir, i am doing Degree 2nd year. Am i eligible to apply for this post?

  • ravi says:

    Sir, i am studying inter 2nd year. Am i eligible to apply for this post?

  • pravin chouhan says:

    Sir, I am 12 running and DOB is 20/05/1999. Am i eligible to apply for this vacancy?

  • Lalit Kumar. says:

    Sir, I have passed 10th. Can i apply?

  • M .ELAVARASAN says:


  • deepak namdev says:

    Sir, i am passed 10th and 12th. Am i eligible to apply for this post?

  • Hemadreppa S Chakrasali says:

    Sir, I have passed 10th, can i apply?

  • shivnandan singh says:

    I passed 12th with biology background. can i apply for NDA?

  • sushant kr soni says:

    Sir, i’m doing B.Sc part 1, can I apply NDA form?

  • kiran says:

    I am studying intermediate 2nd year, can i apply?

  • Saachi says:

    As per the notification the qualification required for the posts in National Defence Academy, Naval Academy [10+2] Cadet Entry Scheme in UPSC is not suitable to your profile as it needs to pass Intermediate.

  • harish says:

    I am 10th pass, can i apply?

  • Chitra Raigar says:

    Sir girls are eligible for NDA?

  • Chainu Singh says:

    Sir kya isme physical health be compulsory h?

  • zuhair says:

    Which book refer in this examination?

  • Ornald says:

    @anil meena

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  • anil meena says:

    please inform me for the vacancies.

  • Roshan says:

    sir i dont have maths as my subject in +2 sci., what all exams will i appear for NDA

  • Nisha says:

    @ Vivek Kumar
    of course girls are also eligible for NDA, but no.posts for them in NDA will be less in number

  • Vivek Kumar says:

    Are girls are eligible for NDA.

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