NDA 2024 Exam Pattern – Check Marking Scheme & SSB Interview Pattern

The NDA 2024 exam comprises written tests in Mathematics, General Ability, and an SSB interview, check complete NDA paper pattern and SSB interview questions.

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The Union Public Service Commission conducts the National Defence Academy NDA examination twice a year. This year NDA 1 will be conducted on 21st April 2024 and NDA 2 is on 1st of September 2024.

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The NDA Exam is divided into two parts: a written test and an SSB interview. Before starting your NDA 2024 preparation it is necessary to know the complete exam pattern of the NDA 2024 written examination and NDA SSB.

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Exam Pattern For NDA 2024

The written exam consists of two subjects, Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). Both sections of the test are in objective format. Candidates need to answer a total of 270 questions, including 120 in Mathematics and 150 in the GAT.

Candidates need to get 25% marks in each part because there are 900 marks in total. You can check below the overview of the NDA exam pattern 2024:

The total duration of the testGAT: 2 ½ hours
Mathematics: 2 ½ hours
Total number of questions askedGAT: 150
Mathematics: 120
Time of the ExamGAT: 10 am to 12.30 pm
Mathematics: 2 pm to 4.30 pm
The language used in the examEnglish
Total number of papersGAT- General Ability Test
Total marks for the examWritten Exam: 900 (600 for GAT and 300 for Mathematics)
SSB Interview: 900
Mode of the ExamOffline
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NDA Exam 2024 Mathematics Marks Distribution

Check the detailed marks distribution for mathematics subject of the NDA 2024 examination along with the topics and total questions

MathematicsDifferential Calculus3075
Statistics and Probability1025
Differential Calculus3075
Matrices and Determinants1025
Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions2050
NDA Exam 2024 Mathematics Marks Distribution

GAT Marks Distribution in NDA Exam 2024

Below is the comprehensive table distributing the number of topics with total questions and total marks:

GAT EnglishIdioms and Phrases
Spotting Errors
Cloze Comprehension
Ordering of Sentences
Reading Comprehension
Fill in the Blanks
GAT General KnowledgeChemistry
General Science
History, Freedom Movement, etc.
Current Events
Not available
GAT Marks Distribution in NDA Exam 2024

NDA Exam 2024 Marking

According to the UPSC marking system, no marks will be deducted if you leave a question unanswered. But if you give a wrong answer, you get negative marks.

Check the table below to know more detailed information about the NDA 2024 marking system in written examinations:

Written ExamsMarks for each correct answerMarks deducted for each incorrect answer
NDA Exam 2024 Negative Marking

Exam Pattern For NDA SSB Interview 2024

After passing the NDA 2024 written exam, candidates become eligible for the SSB interview. The NDA SSB interview follows a specific pattern:

Stage 1Screening Test1- Verbal and non-verbal tests
Stage 2Psychological Test1-Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
2-Word Association Test (WAT)
3-Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
4-Self-Description Test (SD)
Group Testing Officers Test1-GD
6-Command Task
7-Snake Race/Group Obstacle Race
8-Individual lecture
Personal Interview & Conference
Exam Pattern For NDA SSB Interview 2024

Preparation, practice, and a clear understanding of the exam pattern will increase your chances of achieving your goal of joining the National Defence Academy.

The comment section is below if you have any doubts related to the NDA 2024 examination you can ask questions and our team will respond to you as soon as possible.

NDA Exam Pattern 2024 FAQs

Q: What is the official date for the NDA 1 2024 exam?

A: The official date for the NDA 1 2024 exam is 21st April 2024.

Q: Where can I check the information related to the NDA 2024 exam?

A: You can read the information related to the NDA 2024 exam at the official website of UPSC at

Q: What is the age limit to apply for the NDA 2024?

A: The age limit to apply for the NDA 2024 age limit is 16.5 to 19.5 years. NDA 1 2024 age limit is for unmarried candidates born between July 2, 2005 and July 1, 2008.

Q: What is the date of the NDA 2 exam 2024?

A: The official date of the NDA 2 examination 2024 is 1 September 2024.

Q: What are the passing marks of the NDA 2024 examination?

A: Candidates need to get 25% marks in each part to qualify for the NDA 2024 examination.

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  1. I am in class 11th in current year. My Date of birth is 29/11/2007. Nda 1 exam is on 21st April. My final exam for class 11 is getting over on 20 april. Am I eligible to apply for NDA 1 2024.

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