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UPSC NDA & Naval Academy 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

NDA Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SSB Interview for NDA Selection

Short Details of Notification


UPSC NDA and NA Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020: Union Public Service Commission vide its circular dated 08.01.2020 has invited online application for the various post in NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY & NAVAL ACADEMY. These vacancies approximately 418 in numbers are to be filled.


NDA 2020 Exam Pattern

NDA 2020 EXAM is scheduled for April 19, 2020. The exam will consist of objective type question with MCQ (Multi choice Questions). The candidate is supposed to answer the most correct from the given options. 

The pattern for both the papers is different. The candidate has to score minimum qualifying score in both the exam to make them qualify for admission in the National Defence Academy. NDA exam pattern for both the papers is given below:

Paper I- Mathematics

Total Marks


Total No. of Questions


Marks awarded for Correct answer

2.5 marks

Marks deducted for wrong answer


Exam Duration

2.5 Hours

Paper II- General Ability

Total Marks


Total No. of Questions


No. of questions in English Section

50 marks

No. Of questions in General knowledge Section


Maximum Marks for English


Paper II- General Ability

Total Marks


Maximum Marks for G.K.

4 marks in both

Marks for Incorrect Answer

-1.33 marks in both

Exam Duration

2.5 Hours


NDA 2020 Syllabus for Mathematics

The first paper in NDA is purely based on Mathematics. The questions will be asked having the difficulty level of 10+2 level.

NDA 2020 Syllabus for General Ability Test

The second paper in NDA is based on General Ability; it will judge a candidate’s basic awareness and English proficiency. 

This section is again sub divided in two parts, English and General Knowledge.

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 in India or Internationally. The paper basically aims to check knowledge and intelligent understanding of the subject.

The question in NDA exam will also be asked on wide range of topics; however the difficulty of these will be of 10+2 standard.

UPSC NDA NA 2020 Exam Selection Process

  • The Mathematics paper contains 300 marks while General Ability test holds 600 marks. The written test will be of total
    of 900 marks.
  • For every incorrect response, 0.33 marks will be deducted as negative marking in the examination.
  • The question paper of Mathematics and PART B of General Ability test will be available in both English and Hindi languages. After clearing the written test, candidates have to go through the SSB Interview. The interview process will have total of 900 marks.

NDA 2020 Exam Official Notification

For a detailed Official Notification of NDA Exam, candidates can visit the official website to download the same.

NDA 2020 Exam Syllabus

For a detailed Scheme and Syllabus of NDA Exam, candidates can visit the official website to download the same.

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