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NDA Answer Key 2022: Dates, Steps to Download


NDA Answer Key 2022: The Union Public Service Commission conducts the National Defence Academy or NDA exam twice a year for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the NDA, as well as the Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). The written exam for NDA 2 is scheduled to be held on September 4, 2022. 

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The Union Public Service Commission will release the NDA written exam answer key soon after the exam. The answer key will be released on the official website for all the sets. The NDA answer key consists of correct responses for all the sets asked in the exam. Check out the article to know more about the dates, steps to download answer key and steps to calculate the score.

NDA Answer Key 2022: Important Dates

Candidates can check the NDA dates in the table below pertaining to the release of the answer keys. Once the commission releases the answer key we will update the same.

NDA 2 Exam Date 2022September 04, 2022
NDA 2 Answer KeyAvailable soon

How to Download NDA 2022 Answer Key?

NDA will release the official answer key in the online mode on the official website. Candidates can check out the steps to download the NDA 2022 answer key below:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of UPSC i.e. upsc.gov.in.
  • Step 2: Go to the Examination tab.
  • Step 3: Select Answer Keys from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 4: A list of various answer keys for the respective exams will be available. For NDA, answer Keys will be separately available for GAT and Maths. Click on the respective PDF links.
  • Step 5: The NDA Answer Key will open. Download and save the newly accessed PDF for future references.

How to Take Free UPSC NDA Mock Test?

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  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., Embibe.
  • 2nd Step: Use your mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Select your Goal as ‘Defence’ under the Undergraduate exam section.
  • 4th Step: Click Next and select ‘NDA & NA‘.
  • 5th Step: Click Next and select your preferred language.
  • 6th Step: Once done, you can practice questions and take free mock tests.

How to Calculate Score from NDA Answer Key 2022?

To calculate the expected score with the help of the key, it is mandatory to be familiar with the NDA exam pattern and marking scheme first. As per the marking criteria, the Mathematics section of the exam will have 120 questions with a maximum mark of 300. The other section i.e. GAT will have 150 questions with a maximum mark of 600 To calculate the score, you can follow the steps:

  • Step 1: Download the PDF of the key.
  • Step 2: Compare your answers with the ones on the answer key and find out the number of correct and incorrect responses in each section.
  • Step 3: Add 4 marks for each right answer in the GAT section.
  • Step 4: Deduct 1.33 marks for each wrong answer in the GAT section.
  • Step 5: Now for the Mathematics section, add 2.5 marks for each right answer.
  • Step 6: For each wrong answer under the same section, deduct 0.83 marks.
  • Step 7: The total will be your expected score.

Note: There will be no deduction or reward for the questions you have skipped or not answered.

Previous Year NDA Answer Key

We have provided the previous year’s official NDA answer key here:



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How to Challenge Official NDA Answer Key 2022?

The Commission does not provide the answer key challenge window for the candidates. However, candidates can raise objections in NDA question papers from the official website. They can use the correction facility from the official website as per the dates. Check out the steps to challenge the NDA answer key below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC.
  • Step 2: Click on the “Examinations” tab on the homepage.
  • Step 3: From the dropdown menu select “Time Frame for Representation”.
  • Step 4: Click on the link given in the PDF.
  • Step 5: Login through registration ID and date of birth.
  • Step 6: Submit the representation and print receipt for future reference.

NDA Cutoff 2022

The authority releases the NDA cut off 2022 marks along with the declaration of the final result. The NDA cut off will be released separately for INA, IMA and OTA. Candidates can check the previous year’s NDA cut off from the table below:

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FAQs on NDA Answer Key 2022

Following are the frequently asked questions and their answers related to NDA Answer Key 2022:

Q.1: Where can I download NDA 2022 answer key?
Ans: Candidates can download the NDA 2022 answer key from this article.

Q.2: Who releases the official NDA answer key?
UPSC releases the official answer key after the completion of the exam.

Q.3: Can I challenge the official NDA 2 2022 answer key?
No, there is no such provision to challenge the answer keys.

Q.4: What is the NDA cutoff?
The cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that need to be secured by the candidates to get qualified for the examination.

Q.5: What is the selection process for NDA 2022?
: The NDA selection process 2022 comprises a written exam, SSB interview, and medical examination.

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