UPSC NDA & NA EE Selection Process 2023: Check DetailsMarch 31, 2023
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NDA Exam Pattern 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the NDA & NA 1 exam on April 16, 2023. The exam pattern for the UPSC NDA exam has been released by UPSC. The exam pattern helps candidates understand the structure of the paper. Furthermore, candidates can check the number of questions, marking scheme, exam duration, etc.
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Candidates should go through the NDA exam pattern and syllabus to prepare better for the exam. According to the NDA paper pattern, the exam consists of two papers/ subjects, i.e., Mathematics and General Ability Test. The written exam will be conducted for 900 marks. Continue to read the complete article to find out more!
The selection process for UPSC NDA & NA EE consists of two stages as given below:
Aspirants can further scroll down to check the detailed exam pattern for these two stages.
The UPSC NDA paper pattern, including the time duration and maximum marks allotted for each subject, is tabulated below:
|Subject||Subject Code||Duration||Maximum Marks|
|Mathematics||01||2.5 Hours||300 Marks|
|General Ability Test (GAT)||02||2.5 Hours||600 Marks|
|Total||–||5 Hours||900 Marks|
Find the topic-wise marks for the GAT paper below:
|General Knowledge||– Physics: 100 Marks|
– Chemistry: 60 Marks
– General Science: 40 Marks
– History: 80 Marks
– Geography: 80 Marks
– Current Events: 40 Marks
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Candidates appearing for the exam can check the marking scheme in NDA from the table below:
|Total Questions||120 MCQs||150 MCQs|
|Total Marks||300 Marks||600 Marks|
|Marks per Questions||2.5 Marks||4 Marks|
|Negative Marking||0.83 Marks||1.33 Marks|
Check the detailed marking scheme for General Ability Test below:
After clearing the written test, shortlisted candidates will be called for the SSB interview round. Check the details for the SSB Interview below:
|Event||Time Duration||Maximum Mark|
|SSB Test/ Interview||5 days||900 Marks|
The interview process consists of two stages: Stage 1 and Stage 2. Candidates should clear Stage 1 in order to appear for Stage 2. The following details of the stages are mentioned below:
|Stage||Type of Test||Syllabus|
|Stage 1||Screening Test||1. Verbal and non-verbal tests.|
|Stage 2||Psychological Test||1. Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)|
2. Word Association Test (WAT)
3. Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
4. Self-Description Test (SD)
|Stage 2||Group Testing Officers Test||1. GD|
6. Command Task
7. Snake race/Group Obstacle Race
8. Individual lecture
|Stage 2||Personal Interview & Conference||–|
Three assessors assess candidates’ personalities. They are the Interviewing Officer, Group Testing Officer, and Psychologist. There is no separate weightage in each test. These tests are designed to assess the presence or absence of officer-like qualities and training qualities in a candidate. Based on this, candidates will be selected.
Candidates must strictly follow the guidelines issued by UPSC:
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The frequently asked questions regarding the NDA Paper Pattern 2023 are given below:
Ans: The UPSC NDA exam consists of two papers, i.e., Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT).
Ans: The UPSC NDA written exam is conducted in offline mode.
Ans: The overall marks for the UPSC NDA exam are 900 marks. Out of which, 300 marks are for Mathematics and 600 marks are for GAT.
Ans: Yes. The NDA question paper will be available in both English and Hindi.
Ans: Yes. There is a negative marking, and one-third of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
We hope this article on NDA Exam Pattern 2023 has provided you with all the details regarding the pattern and marking scheme. Stay tuned to Embibe for the latest news and updates on UPSC NDA 2023!
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