UPSC conducts National Defence Academy (NDA) 2021 exam twice a year (once in April and once in September). NDA I is going to be held on 18th April 2021 in offline mode. The exam is the gateway to the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force Wing of the National Defense Academy and Indian Naval Academy Course -INAC. So before preparation candidates who are appearing should go through the exam pattern, subject-wise mark distribution, and marking scheme.
NDA selection process is divided into two parts- written exam and SSB interview. The written exam of NDA consists of two papers- (I) Mathematics and (II) General Ability Test (GAT). The total marks of the written exam are 900 marks. Those candidates who will qualify written exam will be selected for the SSB interview.
NDA 2021 Exam pattern:
|Mode and Medium of exam||Offline (Pen Paper Based) in English and Hindi|
|Duration||5 hours (2.30 Each section)|
|Total no. of questions||270 questions|
|Sections||2 (Mathematics and GAT)|
|Type of questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
Here is the subject wise marks distribution:
Candidates must know the time duration and maximum marks allotted to both sections in the following tabulated form:
|Subject (Code)||Number of questions||Time allotted||Total marks|
|Mathematics (1)||120||2 hours 30 minutes||300|
|General Ability Test (GAT) (2)||150||2 hours 30 minutes||600|
Marking scheme of NDA 2021:
|Subject||Total questions||Maximum marks||Mark allotted for the correct option||Negative marking for incorrect option|
|General Ability Test (GAT)||150||600||-0.83||-1.33|