NDA EXAM PATTERN

Scheme of Examination
1. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the
maximum marks allotted to each subject are as follows

Subject Code Duration Max. Marks
Mathematics 01 2.5 hours 300
General Ability 02 2.5 hours 600

2. The papers in all the subjects consist of objective type questions only.

SUBJECT Maximum Marks
Paper ­ I Mathematics (Code No. 01) 300
Paper ­ II General Ability Test (Code No. 02)
(Maximum Marks 600)
Part A English 200
Part B General Knowledge 400

General Knowledge has six sections with the break­up of 400
marks as below:

Section Marks
Section for Physics 100
Section for Chemistry 60
Section for General Science 40
Section for History, Freedom Movement
(Social Studies)
80
Section for Geography 80
Section for Current Events 40
Total 400

A briefing on NDA Exam pattern is as under

Exam Type/ Question Type Objective
Multiple choice with four options
Subjects No.of Question Marks
Mathemaics (Paper I) 120 300
General Mental Ability ­ English and GK
(Paper II)
150
(50 for English and
100 for GK)
600
(200 for English
and 400 for GK)
Total Questions 270
Maximum Marks 900
Marks for each Correct Answer 2.5 - for Maths,
4 - for English,
4 - for GK
Negative Marks for Incorrect Answer ­0.83 - for Maths ,
­1.33 - for English,
­1.33 - for GK
Marks for questions not attempted Nil
Total Time for Exam (in minutes) 300 (3 hours)

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