The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is conducting the NDA 1 Exam 2020 on April 19, 2020. Candidates appearing for NDA Exam can have a look at the detailed UPSC NDA Exam Analysis 2020 provided in this post. Read the complete post to know the difficulty level of the NDA exam. 

  • The Analysis is prepared from the feedback received by candidates who appeared for the UPSC NDA Exam 2020
  • Going through the NDA 2020 Exam Analysis, candidates can understand the nature of the question paper and how to attempt the exam in a better way. 
  • Every year the NDA exam is conducted for admission into the Army, Navy, and Air Force of National Defence Academy. 
  • Candidates qualifying the written exam and SSB Interview above the NDA Cut Off will be eligible for receiving the admissions to their desired branch of Defence. 

UPSC NDA Exam Analysis 2020

The entire UPSC NDA Exam is conducted in offline mode that includes objective type questions. It is one of the highly competitive exams conducted at National Level for candidates interested in the Defence field. In this UPSC NDA 1 Exam Analysis, candidates can get detailed information about the review of the previous year exam and current year exam. 

  • The NDA 1 Exam includes a total of 270 questions for 900 marks. Out of which 300 marks is for Mathematics subject and 600 marks is for General Ability Test.
  • Candidates check out the previous year's NDA Exam Review to know which type of questions were asked and what was the difficulty level of the paper. 
  • Before checking the analysis, know the exam pattern and Syllabus to be well prepared for the exam. 

UPSC NDA Exam Pattern 2020

We have explained the paper pattern for the Written exam and Interview below. Candidates appearing for the National Defence Academy Exam can go through the UPSC NDA Exam Pattern provided below.

UPSC NDA Written Exam Pattern

Go through the detailed UPSC NDA Exam Pattern 2020 as tabulated below. The below table explains the pattern for the written examination. 

Subject Paper Total No of Questions Duration of Exam Maximum Marks
Mathematics 1 120 2 ½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 2 150 2 ½ Hours 600
Total -- 270 900 --

UPSC NDA SSB Interview Exam Pattern

Exam Duration Maximum Marks
SSB Interview 4-5 days 900

UPSC NDA 2019 Exam Analysis

Check the detailed UPSC NDA Paper Analysis 2019 here. Know the questions asked and its difficulty level. 

UPSC NDA Mathematics Analysis 2019

S.NO. Chapter Number of
1 Set theory, Relations, and Functions 8
2 Calculus 17
3 Trigonometry 20
4 Geometry 14
5 Complex Number 6
6 Binary Number 1
7 Sequence and Series 6
8 Quadratic Equations and Inequality 4
9 Permutation and Combination 4
10 Binomial Theorem 3
11 Logarithm 4
12 Matrices and Determinants 10
13 Vector Algebra 4
14 Statistics 5
15 Probability 12
16 Miscellaneous 2
Total - 120

UPSC NDA General Ability Analysis 2019

Check the detailed UPSC NDA 2019 Exam Review for GAT here. There are two separate sections involved in GAT i.e., English and General Knowledge.

UPSC NDA English Analysis 2019

S.No. Topics No. of Questions
1 Idioms and Phrases 5
2 Antonyms 5
3 Synonyms 5
4 Spotting Errors 5
5 Cloze Comprehension 5
6 Ordering of Sentences 5
7 Reading Comprehension (2 passages) 10
8 Fill in the Blanks 10
Total - 50

UPSC NDA General Knowledge Analysis 2019

S. No. Subjects No. of Questions
1 Geography 15
2 History 11
3 Economy 7
4 Polity 8
5 Physics 22
6 Chemistry 17
7 Biology 8
8 Current Affairs 9
9 Static 3
Total - 100

PSPCL Exam Dates


When is the UPSC NDA 1 Exam 2020 conducted?

The UPSC NDA 1 Exam 2020 is scheduled for 19th April 2020.

Is the UPSC NDA 2020 Exam conducted in online or offline mode?

The UPSC NDA Exam is conducted in offline mode.

What is the total time duration for completing NDA Exam?

The total time duration to complete the NDA 2020 Exam is 5 hours. Out of which 1st shift will have Mathematics to complete in 2 and half hours while the second shift will have GAT to be completed in 2 and half hours.

For how many marks is NDA 2020 conducted?

The UPSC NDA 2020 is conducted for a total of 900 marks.

How many questions are there in NDA Mathematics section?

There are a total of 120 questions in NDA Mathematics section.

How many questions are there in NDA General Ability Test?

There are a total of 150 Questions in General Ability Test section.