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UPSC NDA Exam Previous Year Papers: Last 10 year NDA & NA Previous Year Question Papers PDF file can be downloaded from here.

Meanwhile, aspirants who are going to appear in the exam can start focusing on practicing and solving NDA Question Paper to understand the nature of the questions asked.

Because the NDA Exam competition is high, candidates must prepare an NDA Exam strategy to complete the NDA syllabus on time.

After completing the syllabus, candidates can solve and practice NDA previous years questions. The National Defense Academy (NDA) is the joint defense training institute of the Indian Armed Forces.

This Exam was conducted by UPSC for three services the Indian Army, the Indian Navy, and the Indian Air Force.

NDA and NA Previous Year Question Paper in Hindi

nda exam previous year paperWe are providing you NDA 1st and 2nd attempt chapter-wise 10-year question Paper. Which is conducted in offline mode.

Before appearing for the NDA exam, aspirants must have solved the last 12-year question paper pdf.

Notification: NDA & NA(2) Exam will held on 14 november 2021.


The NDA Question papers have been delivered separately for Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT).

NDA previous year question papers inform you about syllabus, exam pattern, marks distribution per question, and types of questions asked in exams.

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Benefits of Solve NDA Previous year Question paper

      • After Solving the previous year’s question paper, you will easily understand the exam pattern, types of questions, and get comfortable with solving different types of questions.
      • The practice of NDA previous year’s question paper helps you decide how much time you devote to a particular question.
      • Also, the previous year’s question paper helps you to improve your strengths and find weaknesses.
      • NDA question paper is the best resource to boosting your preparation and revision. Also, mock tests help you to revision and practice.
      • Best practice of NDA question paper improve confidence in the exam hall.

NDA Exam Pattern

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Also, you get an overview of the NDA Exam pattern. Before solving the previous year’s question paper, you must know about the NDA Exam pattern.

The National Defense Academy (NDA) is a joint defense training institute for the establishment of the Indian Armed Forces.

NDA exam pattern divides into two parts. 1. written and 2. Interview.

In this section, we’re going to cover the NDA exam pattern

  • Marking scheme for NDA Exam Pattern
  • NDA SSB Interview Exam Pattern
  • NDA Written Exam pattern

Let’s get started

Here, I show you the NDA Exam pattern in table format. Follow this table to understand the NDA exam pattern.

First, you check brief information about the NDA Exam Pattern below the table.

Quick Overview of NDA Exam Pattern

Phase of Exam Two (written and Interview)
No. of Paper in written exam Two (Maths and GAT)
No. of phases in interview 2
Duration of Each Exam 2:30 hours
Total Marks in Each Exam 
  • Written (900marks)
  • Interview (900 marks)
Exam Mode Offline
Types of Question in written Exam Objective type question asked


Stage 1- NDA Written Exam 

Let’s check the table 

Subject in Written Exam Marks Time-Limit
1.Mathematics  300 2:30 hours
2. GAT 600 2:30 hours
Total 900 5 hours


Here, you can see subjects in General Ability Test. This subject also divides into two parts which are English & all other subjects.

Duration is the same for the GAT paper which is 2:30hours.

Subjects in General Ability Test  Maximum marks
1. English 200
Physics 100
Chemistry 60
General Science 40
History, Freedom Movement, etc. 80
Geography 80
Current Events 40
Total 600


Marking Scheme in NDA Written Exam

In NDA, marks formulated by UPSC. There are negative marks on the wrong answer.

  • For unanswered questions, there is no deduction of marks.
  • In General Ability Test(GAT), 4 Marks give on every Correct Answer.
  • In Mathematics, 2.5 Marks give on Every correct answer.
  • Negative Marking, 1.33 Marks in GAT, and 0.83 Marks in Maths deduction on each wrong answer.


Stage 2- NDA Exam Interview Pattern

After qualifying NDA written Exam, you can appear for an NDA interview. Also, the SSB interviews divide into two stages.

Stage 1: Screening Test- There are two tests comprises Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and Picture Perception and Description Test (PP&DT)

Stage 2: Physiological Test- There comprises Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and the Conference

The total Marks for SSB interview is 900


Stages Tests
Stage 1  Officer Intelligence Rating
  • Verbal and non-verbal tests.
  • PP and DT
Stage 2 Psychological Test
  1. Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  2. Word Association Test (WAT)
  3. Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
  4. Self Description Test (SD)
Group Testing Officers Test
  1. GD
  2. GPE
  3. PGT
  4. HGT
  5. IOT
  6. Command Task
  7. Snake race/Group Obstacle Race
  8. Individual lecture
  9. FGT
Personal Interview


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