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NDA Exam Pattern 2022: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the NDA & NA (II) 2022 exam on September 4, 2022. UPSC has also stated the NDA exam pattern for candidates. The exam pattern help candidates understand the structure of the paper. Furthermore, it states 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. Furthermore, the written exam will be conducted for 900 marks. Continue to read the complete article to find out more!
Before getting into the details of the exam pattern, let us have an overview of the UPSC NDA (I) 2022 exam below:
|Conducted Body||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Name of the Exam||National Defence Academy (NDA)|
|Level of Exam||National Level|
|Frequency of Exam||Twice in a year (NDA I and II)|
|Number of Papers||General Ability Test (GAT) and Mathematics|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Duration of Exam||GAT: 2 hours 30 minutes|
Mathematics: 2 hours 30 minutes
|Selection Process||Written Test and SSB Interview|
|UPSC Official Website||upsc.gov.in|
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The selection process for UPSC National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination consists of two stages, as given below:
The UPSC NDA paper pattern, including the time duration and maximum marks allotted for each subject, is tabulated below:
|Subject (Code)||Duration||Maximum Marks|
|Mathematics (01)||2 hour 30 minutes||300|
|General Ability Test (02)||2 hour 30 minutes||600|
|SSB Test/Interview||5 days||900|
|General Knowledge||1. Physics – 100|
2. Chemistry – 60
3. General Science – 40
4. History Freedom Movement – 80
5. Geography – 80
6. Current Events – 40
Candidates appearing for the exam can check the marking scheme in NDA from the table below:
|Marks per Questions||2.5||4|
1. Marks awarded for each correct answer: 2.5 marks.
2. Marks deducted for each wrong answer: 0.83 marks
The English section of GAT consists of 50 questions carrying a total of 200 marks. The General Knowledge section consists of 100 questions carrying a total of 400 marks.
1. Marks awarded for each correct answer: 4 marks
2. Marks deducted for each incorrect answer: 1.33 marks
3. If a candidate selects more than one option for a question, it will be treated as a wrong answer, and 1/3rd of the marks allotted to the question will be deducted.
4. There is no negative marking for questions left unanswered.
After qualifying the written test shortlisted candidates will be called for SSB interview. Candidates will go through SSB Test/Interview (Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test). Check the following stages and the tests conducted during SSB Interview are given below:
|Event||Time Duration||Maximum Marks|
|SSB Interview||5 days||900|
The interview process consists of two stages: Stage I and Stage II. Candidates should clear Stage I in order to appear for Stage II. The following details of stages are mentioned below:
|Stage||Type of Test||Syllabus|
|Stage I||Screening Test||1. Verbal and non-verbal tests.|
|Stage II||Psychological Test||1. Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)|
2.Word Association Test (WAT)
3.Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
4. Self Description Test (SD)
|Stage II||Group Testing Officers Test||1. GD|
6. Command Task
7. Snake race/Group Obstacle Race
8. Individual lecture
|Stage II||Personal Interview & Conference||–|
Candidates personality is assessed by three assessors; Interviewing Officer, Group Testing Officer and Psychologist. There is no separate weightage in each test. These tests are designed to assess presence or absence of Officer like qualities and training qualities in a candidate. Based on this, candidates will be selected.
Candidates must strictly follow guidelines issued by UPSC NDA on the day of the exam:
Candidates can check the list of NDA examination centres from the table below:
The frequently asked questions regarding the NDA Paper Pattern 2022 are given below:
Q.1: When is the NDA I 2022 exam scheduled?
Ans: The UPSC NDA I exam was conducted on April 10, 2022.
Q.2: When is the NDA II 2022 exam scheduled?
Ans: The UPSC NDA II exam will be conducted on September 04, 2022.
Q.3: What is the mode of NDA exam?
Ans: NDA exam will be conducted offline.
Q.4: Will the NDA II question paper be bilingual?
Ans: Yes. The NDA II question paper will be available in both English and Hindi.
Q.5: What is the selection process for UPSC NDA 2022?
Ans: The selection process of NDA exam comprises of written test and SSB interview.
Q.6: How many number of questions asked in General Ability Test?
Ans: The General Ability Test paper comprises of 150 questions.
Q.7: Is there any negative marking in UPSC NDA 2022?
Ans: Yes, there is negative marking of 1/3rd for every wrong answer.
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