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NDA Sample Papers, Previous Year Question Papers, Pattern

Updated On - June 21st 2018

NDA Sample Papers: The Union Public Services Commission or UPSC conducts the NDA examination each year. The national level examination is conducted to recruit candidates in the Indian Army, Navy and Air Forces. Nearly 3 lakh candidates register for the exam, and the competition only rises with each passing year. In order to crack such a prestigious exam, one must not miss on any study tool available in online or offline mode.

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The following article provides you with NDA sample papers, previous year question papers, benefits of preparing from them, pattern of the exam that will help you in preparing better for NDA exam

NDA Sample Papers – Importance

The sample papers of NDA are beneficial for better preparation for the entrance test.

  • To use NDA sample papers efficiently, applicants must solve the question paper as per the prescribed exam pattern. It will help in understanding the paper pattern.
  • During the practice, candidates must try to solve NDA sample papers within the allotted time limit i.e. two hours thirty minutes (2 hours 30 minutes). This will help aspirants to enhance their time management skills.
  • After the completion of sample papers, aspirants can match their answers with the solutions provided below in the practice papers to calculate their probable scores.
  • Once the score is calculated applicants can analyse their preparation level and work on the weaker sections.

NDA Exam Pattern

The exam will be conducted in offline mode in the month of April. The test has two sections- Mathematics (300 marks) and General Knowledge (600). The time duration for each paper is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The following table has further information regarding duration, number of sections, and number of questions:

NDA ExamMathematicsGeneral ability test
Exam Duration2 hours and 30 minutes2 hours and 30 minutes
No. of sections12 (English and General Knowledge)
Total no. of questions120150
Total marks300600 (English (200) + GK (400))
Marking scheme2.5 for correct and -0.83 for incorrect4 for correct and -1.33 for incorrect
MediumEnglish and HindiEnglish for English section. English and Hindi for GK section
Type of questionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Check detailedNDA Exam Pattern


Practice Papers

NDA 1 2015 GAT.pdf

NDA 2 2015 GAT.pdf

NDA 1 2015 MATH.pdf

NDA 2 2015 MATH.pdf

NDA 2017 Answer Key SET C

NDA 2017 Answer Key SET D

NDA 2017 Answer Key SET B

NDA MATH_II_QP-2016.pdf

NDA GAT_II_QP-2016.pdf

NDA GAT_I_QP-2017 part 1.pdf

NDA GAT_I_QP-2017 part 2.pdf

NDA GAT_II_QP-2017 part 1.pdf

NDA GAT_II_QP-2017 Part 2.pdf

NDA Math_I_QP-2017 Part 1.pdf

NDA Math_I_QP-2017 part 2.pdf


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