NDA Entrance Exam Syllabus and marking scheme.


NDA Entrance Exam Syllabus and marking scheme.                         

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Scheme of NDA Entrance Examination-


1. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

a) Mathematics (01) – 2-½ Hours (300 Marks)

b) General Ability Test (02) – 2-½ Hours (600 Marks)

Total 900 Marks


2. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) OF MATHEMATICS AND PART “b” OF GENERAL ABILITY TESTS WILL BE SET BILINGUALLY IN HINDI AS WELL AS English.

3. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.

4. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.

5. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the exam .

6. The candidates are not permitted to use calculator or Mathematical or logarithmic table for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

The paper will be of both language Hindi & English. Answering Method: Each question will have four optional answer candidates have to choose the right one only

There will be negative marking for incorrect response given by candidates in the objective type questions. Candidates use only black ball pen to mark answers.

NDA Exam Pattern:


  • This exam will be of pen and paper based mode.
  • Objective type questions will be asked in the examination.
  • It consists of two sections like Mathematics and General Ability Test.
  • The NDA Question Paper will be asked in bilingual, i.e. English & Hindi only.
  • Negative marking will be done for wrong answers.
Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 1 2 ½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 2 2 ½ Hours 600
Total 900
SSB Interview 900
Grand Total 1800


 NDA Entrance Exam Syllabus:


Contenders who are going to appeaser in NDA Exam 2018 must require NDA Exam 2018 Syllabus for Preparation.

NDA Exam Syllabus contains: the mathematics section will contain topics like Trigonometry, Differential Calculus, Algebra, Integral Calculus & Differential equations, Statistics, Probability, Vector Algebra, etc and the General Ability section is divided into two parts, i.e. English and General Knowledge.

NDA Exam Centres 

Agartala Ahmedabad Aizawl
Bareilly Bhopal Chandigarh
Dehradun Delhi Dharwad
Hyderabad Imphal Itanagar
Jorhat Kochi Kohima
Madurai Mumbai Nagpur
Port Blair Raipur Ranchi
Shimla Srinagar Thiruvananthapuram
Vishakhapatnam Bengaluru Kolkata
Allahabad Cuttack Panaji (Goa)
Chennai Gangtok Sambalpur
Dispur Jammu Tirupati
Jaipur Lucknow Patna
Shillong Udaipur