NDA Previous Year Question Papers

11 November, 2020

Source: Safalta

National Defence Academy (NDA) Exam 2021 is a National level exam organized by Union Public Service Commission UPSC to recruit candidates in Army, Navy, and Air Force. It is conducted twice every year and the exams are NDA 1 and NDA 2. NDA conducts its exam in two stages i.e Written exam and SSB interview. The exam is conducted for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) and more than 4 lakh aspirants appear for NDA exam every year, out of which approximately 6000 qualified candidates are called for SSB Interview. A list of the candidates is prepared who have qualified the written exam by UPSC Hence the candidates who are in the list are called for SSB Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test.

NDA & NA-(I) exam is scheduled on  18th April, 2021 and NDA & NA-(II) will be held on  5th September, 2021. Candidates can gear up their preparation by the free study materials, mock tests, and previous year question paper. 

Below is the detailed Syllabus for NDA 2021
To aid the students in their exam preparation for NDA 2021 Safalta has compiled all the study materials for the preparation of NDA 2021 which comprises: study material like Previous Year Papers, Mock Tests and Solved Practice Paper which help check out  the Exam pattern of UPSC NDA Exam 2021:

Check UPSC NDA 2020 Exam Preparation Strategy

UPSC NDA (1) 2020 Exam Pattern

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

UPSC NDA 2020 Written Exam




Maximum Marks     

Mathematics (120 Questions)


2hrs 30 Min


General Ability Test (150 Questions) 


2 hrs 30 Min




SSB Test/Interview



UPSC NDA 2020 Mock Tests

It is important that candidates practice mock tests daily for cracking the UPSC NDA 2021 Exam. Practicing mock tests regularly will help the candidates in clearing the cut-off marks of the UPSC NDA Written Exam. Therefore,  on the basis of the latest exam pattern & syllabus of the UPSC NDA 2021 Exam, we have created and compiled mock tests of both the sections, i.e., Mathematics & General Ability Test (GAT). 

Check UPSC NDA 2020: Stipend, Salary, Pay Scale, Allowances, Promotion Avenues, Incentives, Cost of Training Navy & Air Force

UPSC NDA Previous Year Question Papers 

It is essential that candidates start their practice by solving previous year question papers for UPSC NDA 2021 Exam. Solving previous years question papers will help in time management and make them well versed with the type of questions framed. Below are the UPSC NDA & NA Exam Previous Question Papers along with their Answer Keys:

UPSC NDA & NA Previous Year Papers


National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination, 2019

General Ability Test




National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination, 2018

General Ability Test




National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination, 2017

General Ability Test




Click here to get UPSC 2021 Exam Dates

To succeed in any competitive exam it is important that the aspirants Practice  Mock Tests, Previous year Papers and Solved Practice Paper which helps them in understanding the pattern asked and time management so that they can mould their preparation for the exam accordingly.  There is an added advantage: there are no sectional time limits and no sectional cut-offs in UPSC NDA 2021 Exam. Hence,  the candidates are advised to simply maximize the score however they can by noting and understanding their strengths and performing well.



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