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NDA Exam Pattern 2019 with Interview Procedure

NDA Exam Pattern 2019 – what you need to know

NDA Exam Pattern 2019 contains details about type of questions, exam mode, duration, etc. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the main conducting authority organizes a national level entrance exam known as NDA Exam. This exam is conducted for providing an opportunity to the candidates to join any of the wings which include Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. Along with written test, the selection will be followed by intelligence and physical tests.

Here, we have provided details about NDA 2019 Exam Pattern that provides you the complete format in which the exam will be asked. This given information on the pattern of NDA exam will help you a lot to understand the proper structure and relevant topics of UPSC NDA 2019.

Students need to include these points to make your good study plan for NDA and start your NDA preparation from now.


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What is the Pattern of NDA exam? Most of the students start their NDA exam preparations without having proper knowledge of NDA Exam format. They have no idea about how many marks divided into all subjects, NDA Exam scores pattern, what are relevant topics, negative marking, what they should prepare first, etc. here you find all answers to these questions.

Those participants successfully qualify for NDA written test they call for SSB Interview test which will follow by intelligence, physical and medical test.


This article reveals all important facts about NDA Exam Pattern .The UPSC NDA Exam 2019 consist of two stage selection procedure first a Written Exam followed by and Intelligence and Personality Test. 

NDA Entrance Exams Solved Question Papers and MCQ Questionbank CD

The written exam consist of two papers

NDA 2019 Exam Pattern




Maximum Marks



2.5 hours



General Ability Test

2.5 hours




NDA General Ability Test details



Maximum Marks

Part A



Part B

General Knowledge





The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) of Mathematics and part "B" of General Ability Tests will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English. See NDA Exam Syllabus

Three Things you must know about NDA exam pattern

  • The questions in every section will be objective type only
  • Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets).
  • Negative marking exists in the NDA examination

ALSO SEE NDA Examination Eligibility Criteria

NDA Interview procedure

  • The Union Public Service Commission declares a list of candidates qualified based on the written exam
  • The selected candidates will appear before a Services Selection Board(SSB) for Intelligence and Personality Test.
  • Candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and Executive branch of Naval Academy will be assessed on officer’s potentiality
  • Candidates for the Air Force wing, along with officer potentiality assessment, will also undergo a Pilot Aptitude Test.

Two Stage Selection Procedure

  • Two stage selection procedure will be based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test.
  • All the candidates will have to qualify Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test
  • Those candidates who qualify both stages will be required to submit the original Certificates along with one photocopy 
  • Qualified candidates will then be placed in the final order of merit on the basis of total marks secured by them in the written examination, and the Services Selection Board Tests in three separate lists of Army and the Navy, Air Force, Executive course at the Naval Academy
  • The selection will be subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects.

Now when you have complete knowledge regarding subjects, syllabus details, topics covered, and examination pattern and marks distribution of NDA Examination you can start preparing your study plan to successfully crack this examination