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NDA Exam Pattern 2017 with Interview Procedure

This article reveals all important facts about NDA Exam Pattern .The UPSC NDA entrance examination 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 Exam Pattern




Maximum Marks



2.5 hours



General Ability Test

2.5 hours




NDA General Ability Test details



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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 

ALSO SEE   NDA Question Bank and Previous Year Questions

NDA Exam Dates 2018