Friday, 13 January 2012

Exam pattern/question pattern of NDA examination

This blog post is part of a series of articles on NDA examination prep material titled: NDA Exam Prep material: Sample Papers & Books. If you have not gone through the previous posts, may be you would find it useful to go through them.

The focus of this particular blog post is on what is the Exam pattern/question pattern of NDA examination.

NDA exam is a two-level examination. First level is the Written Test conducted by UPSC. If you score high in this test (try to be within top 1500 rank), you would be called for the second level – the Interview conducted by SSB (Services Selection Board).

Total marks on which you would be judged is 1800:
Marks for UPSC NDA Written Test: 900.
Marks for SSB NDA Interview : 900.

The Interview conducted by SSB is a very elaborate process which tests your psychology, physical fitness, team-spirit etc. SSB interview would be covered by me through another blog post.

Let us now focus on the exam pattern of the NDA written test.
There are two papers in NDA written test and both are objective type (multiple choice) question paper:
Paper-1. Mathematics : 300 Marks.
Paper-2. Part 'A' English [...]

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