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NDA Answer Key 2023: Dates, Steps to Download


NDA Answer Key 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the NDA & NA EE (1) exam 2023 on April 16, 2023. Furthermore, UPSC will release the NDA answer key online on its official website. As soon as the answer key is released, candidates can check the answer key at upsc.gov.in. Furthermore, we will also update a direct link to access the answer key in this article.

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The Commission publishes the separate answer keys for Maths and GAT in PDF format. The answer key PDF contains question paper set-wise correct responses for all the questions asked in the exam. Candidates can refer to the answer key and compare it with their responses to calculate their probable scores. Check out the article to know about the date, the steps to download the answer key, and how to calculate scores.

UPSC NDA Answer Key Release Date 2023

Candidates can check the UPSC NDA important dates pertaining to the release of the answer key in the table below:

NDA (1) Exam DateApril 16, 2023
Release of NDA (1) Answer KeyTo Be Announced

How To Download UPSC NDA Answer Key 2023?

UPSC releases the answer key in online mode on the official website. Candidates can check out the steps to download the NDA answer sheet below:

  • 1st Step: Go to the official website of UPSC at upsc.gov.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the “Examination” tab.
  • 3rd Step: Select “Answer Keys” from the drop-down menu.
  • 4th Step: 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.
  • 5th Step: The NDA Answer Key PDF will open on the screen.
  • 6th Step: Download and save the answer key PDF for future reference.

How To Practice NDA & NA EE Questions at Embibe?

Know the steps to practice unlimited NDA & NA EE exam questions at Embibe below:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the “Getting into My Dream Undergraduate College” menu bar.
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “Defence” from the Dropdown and click on “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and select “NDA & NA EE” and click on “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click on “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Practice” from the header section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any NDA & NA EE subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the practice.

How To Calculate Score from NDA Answer Sheet?

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 has 120 questions with a maximum mark of 300 marks. On the other hand, GAT has 150 questions with a maximum mark of 600 marks. To calculate the scores, follow the steps below:

  • 1st Step: Download the PDF of the key.
  • 2nd Step: Compare responses with the ones on the answer key and find out the number of correct and incorrect responses in each subject.
  • 3rd Step: Add 4 marks for each right answer in the GAT section.
  • 4th Step: Deduct 1.33 marks for each wrong answer in the GAT section.
  • 5th Step: Now, for the Mathematics section, add 2.5 marks for each right answer.
  • 6th Step: For each wrong answer under the Maths section, deduct 0.83 marks.
  • 7th Step: Finally, add marks for both sections, and the total marks will be the expected NDA exam score.

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

Previous Years’ UPSC NDA Exam Answer Key

Candidates can download the previous years’ official answer key for the UPSC NDA exam below:

Exam & Year


Answer Key Link

NDA (1) 2022


Download Answer Key


Download Answer Key

NDA (1) 2021


Download Answer Key


Download Answer Key

NDA (1) & NDA (2) 2020


Download Answer Key


Download Answer Key

How To Challenge Official NDA Answer Key?

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 available on the official website as per the dates. Check out the steps to challenge the NDA answer key below:

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

UPSC NDA Cut-off

The authority releases the NDA cut-off marks along with the declaration of the final result. The Commission releases the cut-off separately for the written exam and final selection phase. As the NDA cut-off 2023 is yet to release, candidates can check the previous years’ cut-off marks to get an idea of the expected cut-off for the upcoming exam. The table below provides previous years’ cut-off for the written exam:

YearNDA (1) Cut-off
(Out of 900 Marks)
NDA (2) Cut-off
(Out of 900 Marks)

Also, check:

NDA RecruitmentNDA Exam Dates
NDA Application FormNDA Syllabus
NDA Preparation TipsNDA Books
NDA Question PapersNDA Result

FAQs on NDA Answer Key 2023

Following are the frequently asked questions and their answers related to UPSC NDA Key 2023:

Q: Who releases the official NDA answer key?

Ans: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the official answer key for the NDA exam.

Q: When will the NDA answer key 2023 be released?

Ans: UPSC is yet to release the exam answer key.

Q: Where to download the NDA answer key?

Ans: Candidates can download the answer key from this article or online on the official website, i.e., upsc.gov.in.

Q: How to calculate marks from the NDA answer key?

Ans: Candidates can check the step-by-step process to calculate the probable UPSC NDA scores from this article.

Q: Does UPSC release separate answer keys for each subject?

Ans: Yes. UPSC releases separate answer keys for Mathematics and GAT papers.

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