This section contains the pattern (written exam pattern, subject wise exam pattern, SSB interview pattern) on the basis of which UPSC will conduct the NDA Exam 2021.
NDA Exam Pattern 2021
NDA I exam will conducted on Nov 14, 2021. Candidates should make all the possible use of the remaining time and starts preparing the syllabus for the NDA exam. The exam will be conducted offline for a total of two Papers - General Ability Test and Mathematics. The exam pattern of the NDA written exam and SSB interview is given below.
Written Exam Pattern
Only Objective type of Questions will be asked in the UPSC NDA examination.
|Category||Mathematics (Paper I)||General Ability (Paper-II)|
|Total No. of Questions||120||150|
|Total No. of Marks||300||600|
|Duration||2 hours 30 minutes||2 hours 30 minutes|
Subject wise Exam Pattern
Exam syllabus with marks distribution is as follows:
|Subject||No. of Questions||Total Marks||For every right answer||For every wrong answer|
|History, Freedom Movement, etc.||80|
Calculators are not permitted inside the exam centers, thus the candidates are advised not to use the calculator in the preparation also.
Candidates who are able to clear the written exam will proceed towards the SSB Interview. Candidates clearing the SSB will proceed for Medicals.
UPSC will have the full discretion of the qualifying marks for the UPSC NDA 2021.
SSB Interview Pattern
SSB Interview is a 5-day process, in which multiple tests are conducted. The test includes a Psychological test, an Interview, and Group testing. On the basis of all three tests, on the 5th day, the selection is made. A candidate who got recommended by the SSB will proceed for Medicals.
|Second Round||Duration||Maximum Marks|
|SSB Interview||5 days||900|