# NDA Exam Pattern 2019

11 Aug, 2018

NDA Exam Pattern 2019 will be as similar as exam pattern of 2018. Students should go through with Exam pattern properly to understand what type questions are going to be asked in the examination, what is the syllabus and what is the marking scheme of the examination. Candidates who eagerly want to clear the exam should practice last year paper also, it will help them in time management and opting the questions correctly. NDA (National Defence Academy) is an entrance exam conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) twice in a year.  NDA is a gateway for Defence Department of India. It covers Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Airforce. Candidates who eagerly want to join Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force should pursue NDA 2019 exam. NDA 2019 I & II exams will be conducted on 21st April 2019 and 17th November 2019 respectively. Hence, NDA exam pattern 2019 is going to be more useful for the candidates who are going to appear in NDA I. Only exam is not the key to get the entry in Indian Armed forces. A candidate needs to clear the whole process which includes different stages:

1. Written Examination
2. SSB interview
3. Medical Test
4. Physical Test.

## NDA Exam Pattern 2019

NDA Exam Pattern 2019 will be comprised of two parts i.e.

• Section A – Mathematics
• Section B – General Ability Test

Candidate should be good at Mathematics and general ability test. Mathematics may include math upto 10+2 level.  If the concept regarding every topic is clear of the candidate then a candidate can easily clear the mathematics section. General ability includes general English and general knowledge about other subjects.

• Mathematics – As discussed above there will be the mathematics of class’s up to 10+2 level. It includes the concepts of Venn diagram, matrices, determinants, trigonometric ratios, difference formulae, equations, angle between two lines, equation of circle, composite functions, one to onto, notion of limit, standard limits, inverse function, probability etc.
 Trigonometry Analytical geometry of two or three dimensions Algebra Matrices and determinants Vector algebra Statistics and probability calculus Internal calculus and differential calculus Differentiation basics

There will be basic mathematics also.

• General Ability Test: As per the NDA exam pattern 2019, it itself compromises of two parts :
1. English – It includes the basics of grammar and vocabulary, correct sentences and use of words. It also checks the Candidate’s English proficiency. It checks the mental ability of the candidate.
2. General Knowledge: It will include topics of general science, physics, chemistry, current events, history, freedom movements, geography, etc.
• General Science Section:
 Solar System Achievements of scientists Basics of cell Reproduction of animals and plants Living and not living beings Life processes Epidemic: prevention and cause Balanced food and diet
• Physics Section :
 Work, energy and power Electricity and current Mode of transfer of heat and its effects Pressure cooker, fuses and its safety, gramophone, telegraph, working of pendulum etc. Laws of motion Magnet and its properties Matter Light and sound and its properties
• Chemistry Section:
 Acid, bases and salts Preparation of chemicals Physical and chemical changes Properties of oxygen, hydrogen etc with reduction and oxidation Chemical equations and chemical combination and it laws Atom and structure Elements, mixtures and compounds Fertilizers Air and water, its properties Carbon and its form
• Current Events
 Current affairs Indian as well as outside India Indian or non-Indian Personalities related to sports and cultural activates.
• History Section:
 Democracy  in India From the very beginning Five-year plan of India Renaissance and discovery Nationalism in India Role of Government at every level Revolution (French, Russian and industrial ) Concept of one world and United Nations Indian History India’s Constitution and Administration
• Geography Section :
 Export, Import of India Tides and Oceanic Currents Agricultural and Industries Trading and Transportation routes of India Rocks Atmosphere and its pressure Type of climate Regional geography of India Earth, its origin, and movement ( longitude and latitudes )

Marking Scheme and other Details:

1. Type of questions: Objective Type
3. Duration: Two and half hours will be the duration given to solve each code i.e. Code 1 (Mathematics) and Code 2 (General ability test).
4. Language: Questions will be asked in both English and Hindi Language.
5. Negative Marking: one – third (0.33) will be deducted for every wrong question.

Marking Scheme as per NDA Exam Pattern 2019:

Mathematics

 Total Marks 300 Total questions 120 Marks awarded for correct answer 2.5 Marks deducted for incorrect answer -0.85

General Ability Test:

 Total Marks 600 Total questions 150 Questions in English section 50 Questions in General knowledge 100 Marks for English 200 Marks for General knowledge 400 Marks awarded for every correct answer 4 Marks deducted for every wrong answer -1.33

Marking as Total:

 Written Examination 900( 300+600) SSB Interview 900 Total 1800

### How to Prepare for NDA 2019:

1. Candidate should make a timetable and follow it strictly. The timetable is necessary for time management and to cover every topic properly.
2. Candidate should buy perfect exam material and also perform the NCERT books. Name of some study materials or books are as follows :
• Mathematics for NDA and NA by R.S. Aggarwal.
• Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal.
1. Make notes for future preference and a quick glance at exam time.
2. Practice previous year question paper.

Candidates don’t take the stress and we wish every candidate a very good luck. For further information, stay connected.

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