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The Public Service Commission of the Union (UPSC), New Delhi, is conducting the Army, Navy and Air Force (NDA) entry examination and the Naval Academy, Twice a year for training courses from January and July. Admission to the previous year is based on the results of the written examination conducted by the UPSC followed by intelligence and personality testing by a Service Selection Committee.

2018 examination model NDA official information was announced by the reviewing authority. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the main driving authority organizes a national examination called NDA entrance examination.

This test is performed by providing candidates the opportunity to join one of the wings that include the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.

With the written test, the selection will be followed by tests of intelligence and physics.

Here we will discuss NDA 2017 exam model which provides the full format in which the exam will be requested.

Scheme of Examination

1. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks alloted 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.


Paper-1 Mathematics (Code No. 01) ( Maximum marks 300)


Paper-II General Ability Test (Code No. 02) (Maximum marks 600) comprise the following


Part A English( Maximum Marks – 200)


Part B General Knowledge (Maximum Marks – 400)

General Knowledge has six sections with the break-up of 400 marks as below:

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


A brief on exam pattern is as under


Exam Type Objective
Question Type Multiple choice with four options
Subjects  No. of Questions  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