Exam Details - National Defence Academy (NDA Exam) Sample Questions and Mock Practice Test Papers

The National Defence Academy Recruitment Test, popularly called NDA Exam, is the entrance exam for recruitment into Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. Here you can practise NDA exam sample papers, model MCQ questions and previous years papers. Take NDA exam mock practice test for best results.

The NDA Exam, or the National Defence Academy Recruitment Test is the recruitment entrance exam to get a job into the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. The National Defence Academy was formed by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the ex Prime Minister of India on 06 October, 1949, and is credited to be the first military academy of the Independent India. If you aspire to get a job in the India Army, Indian Navy or the Indian Air Force you require to crack either the NDA exam or the Combined Defence Services (CDS) exams. Here we will tell you how to crack NDA exam, NDA exam tips and suggestions, NDA exam application process, how to apply and send NDA exam application form, exam structure and question pattern of the NDA recruitment test, NDA exam written test syllabus and more. Keep reading!

NDA exam eligibility criteria & educational qualification

The educational qualifications and eligibility criteria for the National Defence Academy (NDA) recruitment exam are as given below:

  1. The candidate must have passed the XII class or any equivalent examination from any recognized Indian institution.
  2. Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for the NDA written test. The age of the candidate must be between 16.5 to 19 years on the date of NDA examination.
  3. The candidate must be an Indian citizen, or a subject of Bhutan, or Nepal, or a Tibetan refugee.

NDA (National Defence Academy) exam application procedure

If you have been wondering that how to apply for NDA Exam then you need not worry no more. Over years we have heard questions such as how can I apply for NDA, what are the NDA exam application process; that is why we are simplifying the steps of application in NDA exam below:

  1. Go through the concerned advertisement and all the provided information carefully that would have come out in employment newspapers and on the official website of National Defence Academy.

  2. You can optionally practice filling in the form on a photocopy first to minimize the chances of errors, if any.

  3. Use A4 size papers for printing after obtaining NDA exam application form. Do not overwrite or use whiteners.

  4. On the envelope, write APPLICATION FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY EXAMINATION as we have shown here. You are required to send it to the following address:

    Secretary, Union Public Service Commission,
    Dholpur, House,
    New Delhi-110011

National Defence Academy NDA exam structure and question pattern

The National Defence Academy recruitment written examination will consist of two subjects, Mathematics and General ability test. The exam of both the subjects will be held on the same day. There will be 300 marks questions from mathematics and the full marks of NDA exam general ability test will be 600 marks, while the time limit for both the subjects will be 150 minutes. The syllabus of the NDA exam written test has been given below.

National Defence Academy NDA exam written test syllabus

NDA syllabus of Mathematics paper
1. Arithmetic
2. Mensuration
3. Algebra
4. Geometry
5. Trigonometry
6. Statistics.

NDA General ability exam syllabus
This paper will have two parts, namely Part A - English of 200 marks, and Part B - General Knowledge of 400 marks. The second part will have questions from:

Section A (Physics)
Section B (Chemistry)
Section C (General Science)
Section D (History, Freedom Movement etc)
Section E (Geography)
Section F (Current Event)

There are usually 40 NDA exam centres in India. They are Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizwal, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Cuttack, Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kavaratti, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Nagpur, Panji, Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Udaipur, and Vishakhapatnam.

In this section we have provided you with lots of NDA exam model questions and therefore here you can practise lots of NDA exam sample solved papers. If you take these practice tests seriously and browse through our directory of Aptitude Test Questions Bank at least few times a day, you will surely gain confident and know how to crack NDA exam!

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