UPSC NDA & NA 2018 Exam Pattern

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 20 Aug, 2018 16:57 IST

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UPSC NDA & NA Exam 2018 Exam Pattern

The paper pattern of NDA comprises of the number of sections,  marking scheme, time duration and the number of questions in every section. The knowledge of detailed NDA 2018 exam pattern will allow the candidates to prepare for the exam in a better way.

Highlights of UPSC NDA & NA Examination Pattern

Highlights

Details

Examination Mode

Offline

Type of Questions

Multiple choice questions in both the exams.

Number of Papers

Paper -I for Mathematics

Paper-II for General Ability Test

Total Marks Per Sections

 Mathematics section: 300 marks, while General Ability Test: 600 marks.

Language of the Paper

 Hindi and English Language

Negative Marking

There will be negative marking for incorrect response

As per the paper pattern of NDA, there will written exam and SSB tests. The written exam of NDA will consist of Mathematics and General Ability Test. Candidates should write the papers in their own handwriting. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them. Candidates can check details of the following NDA exam pattern for the written exam and SSB Tests -:

Subject

Code

Duration

Marks

Mathematics

01

150 minutes (2 and half Hour)

300

General Ability Test

02

150 Minutes (2 and half Hour)

600

Total

 

 

900 marks

General Ability Test

  • The General Ability Test section will be divided into four parts: A, B, C, D.
  • There will be a total of 150 questions.
  • All questions will carry equal marks.
  • There will be four options and candidates will have to choose only one option.
  • The total duration of the Paper is 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • The total marks allotted for the General Ability Section is 600.
  • For every correct answer, candidate will be awarded 4 marks while for every incorrect answers, 0.33 will be deducted.

Mathematics

  • Mathematics section will carry a total of 120 questions.
  • The total marks allotted to this section is 300.
  • For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded 2.5 marks while for every incorrect answer, 0.33 will be deducted.
  • The question paper will be set both in English and Hindi.

SSB Tests

Candidates shortlisted for written examination will be called for SSB tests. The test is conducted for five days. The stages of SSB Tests include screening test, psychological test, GTO, Personal Interview, and Conference. Candidates need to qualify in all the stages by securing minimum qualifying marks.

Subject-wise distribution of marks

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the subject-wise distribution of marks.

Sections

Subjects

Marks

Mathematics

Maths

300

General Ability Test

English

200

Physics

100

Chemistry

60

General Science

40

History, Freedom Movement, etc.

80

Geography

80

Current Events

40

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