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Check here for the NDA Answer Key on latest NDA Exams. NDA Answer Key is released by UPSC on the completion of NDA Exams. NDA Answer Key of each Series i.e. A, B, C, and D for both Mathematics and General Ability Test for last three years is given in the article. Follow the article, because we keep you posted on latest NDA Answer Key.


NDA Answer Key

NDA Written Exam is the first stage of the selection process for short listing candidates for the next phase of recruitment. Written Exam consists of Objective Type questions only and the questions will be of CBSE standards of classes 10 to 12. The Exams are designed in a way to test the theoretical knowledge of the candidates. Written Exam pattern has two sections i.e. Paper I (Mathematics) and Paper II (General Ability Test).
Each Section (Mathematics and GAT) is given as a separate booklet and there will be four series (A, B, C, and D) of question booklet. Mathematics Section holds an overall score of 300 and time duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes. GAT Section holds an overall score of 600 and time duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes. The NDA Answer key for each section and each booklet series is released by UPSC for reference of the candidates and also for further preparation by other candidates.

NDA Answer Key - Mathematics

NDA Written Exam - Mathematics Section is of multiple choice questions with 120 questions. The Answer Key for Mathematics section is released by UPSC for four series of question booklets. Candidates can refer the respective answer key to cross check their answers and candidates who are using Sample papers for practice can also use the Answer key for their reference. Find below the NDA Answer Key for last three years Mathematics Paper.

NDA (I) 2016 - Mathematics Answer Key
NDA (I) 2015 - Mathematics Answer Key
NDA (II) 2015 - Mathematics Answer Key
NDA (I) 2014 - Mathematics Answer Key
NDA (II) 2014 - Mathematics Answer Key

NDA Answer Key - General Ability Test

The Second Section of Written Exam is General Ability Test (GAT) with Part - A (English-50 questions) and Part - B (General Knowledge-100 questions) holding maximum marks of 600 and time duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes. Candidates can use the given NDA Answer Key of four series of question booklets for reference and also for preparation.
NDA (I) 2016 - GAT Key
NDA (I) 2015 - GAT Key
NDA (II) 2015 - GAT Key
NDA (I) 2014 - GAT Key
NDA (II) 2014 - GAT Key

Sample Paper

NDA Exams are conducted twice a year and the Sample paper is released by UPSC few days after the Exam. The candidates who are aspiring to clear the exam and are preparing for the exam can use the given sample papers and take it as mock test. Besides solving practice sets and mock tests in online and offline mode candidates can check through the Sample Papers/Previous year question papers to get an overview of the Exam pattern. We have provided around seven sets of Sample papers in NDA Sample Paper article; candidates can use them for practice and to increase speed and accuracy.

Cutoff Marks

The eligibility or short listing of candidates for most of the exams is done in Cut Off basis. Cut Off marks is the standard set by the recruiting firm for the candidates to be qualified in the process and also for final selection to be made. Cut Off marks are released for NDA and NA Exams also. UPSC releases the Cut Off marks after Merit list is being released. Marks secured by the last candidate in the merit order at final stage of the examination are considered as the Cutoff Score. Candidates should get both sectional cut off and also and overall cutoff. Check the Cutoff Score released by UPSC.

Score Calculation for Mathematics = (No. of correct answer x 2.5) - (No. of incorrect answers x 0.83)
Score Calculation for English and General Knowledge = (No. of correct answer x 4) - (No. of incorrect answers x 1.33)

Exam Pattern

NDA and NA Exams are conducted twice a year for recruiting competent candidates for training in Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy and Naval Academy. The Selection process has Written Exam and Two-Stage Selection Procedure. 
Test Subject Duration Max. Marks
Written Mathematics 2½ hours 300
General Ability Test 2½ hours 600
SSB Interview/Test 900
Overall Score 1800

Written Exam pattern has two sections i.e. Paper I (Mathematics) and Paper II (General Ability Test). The results of the Written Exam are published one month after the Exam. The shortlisted candidates then take up the Two-Stage Selection Procedure by Services Selection Board. Candidates opted for Air Force as first choice will have to take Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and Pilot Aptitude Test (which forms the whole PAB Test or PABT). Candidates should qualify separately in PABT test. Candidates who have opted Air Force as one of the choice can also take PABT test on their willingness.


Candidates who have applied for the NDA and NA Exam should have a clear idea of the Syllabus for preparation and practice. The syllabus of the Exam is given along with the official notification. The Syllabus follows the CBSE pattern of class 10 to 12 and candidates are advised to follow the NCERT textbooks. The Written Exam has two broad divisions i.e. Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). GAT has two divisions - English and General Knowledge. Find below the detailed overview of the NDA and NA Exam.
Section Score Time Duration
Paper-I - Mathematics 300 2½ hours
Paper-II - General Ability Test English 200 2½ hours
General Knowledge 400
(Physics (25%)
Chemistry (15%)
General Science (10%)
History, Freedom Movement, etc (20%)
Geography (20%)
Current Events (10%))

Important Dates

Find below the important dates to be noted by candidates who applied for the NDA (II) Exam.
Online Application - Released June 7, 2017
Online Application - Closure June 30, 2017 (6:00 p.m.)
Last Date for Payment of Fees (Offline) June 29, 2017 (23:59 hours)
e-Admit Card - Released Three weeks prior to Written Exam
Written Exam Date September 10, 2017
Written Exam Results December 2017
SSB Interview Date January-April, 2018
Overall Results June 2018
Commencement of Course July 2018

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