National Defence Academy (NDA)Examination

NDA Exam Pattern Details: – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts NDA (National defence academy) and National Academy (NA) Exam twice in a year for admission into Army, Navy, and Air Force Wings. The UPSC NDA & NA exam pattern details are given below…

Exam Pattern: – The UPSC NDA exam comprises of 2 stages.

  1. Written Examination
  2. Interview
  1. 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 8. 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…..


S. No.SubjectsDurationMax. Marks
1.Mathematics2 ½ Hours300
2.General Ability Test2 ½ Hours600
SSB Test/Interview900



  1. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
  2. 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.

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