Every year thousands of candidates take the NDA exam for selection in Naval Force, Air Force and Army of India. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) organizes the exam at two levels; Written Test and Interview taken by the Service Selection Board (SSB). The NDA exam 1 was conducted on April 23, 2017 Sunday. The results are expected to be announced anytime between July 8 and July 15 on the Commissions official website www.upsc.gov.in. (Direct link here). The candidates who appeared for the exams will have their results with their Roll numbers meaning if your Roll Number is there on the list, you have made it to further rounds. The UPSC had conducted the 2017 NDA 1 exam in order to meet the requirements of 390 vacancies in National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (NA).
General Exam Paper Pattern:
Just like any other competitive exam, the NDA exam has a fixed pattern. All the questions are objective types with negative markings.
|Paper 1||Mathematics (2 hrs 30 mins)||300 Marks|
|Paper 2||General Ability (2 hrs 30 mins)||600 Marks|
Paper 1 (Mathematics) and Part B of Paper 2 (GA) are set in English and Hindi. The Mathematics Paper covers topics like Trigonometry, Algebra, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, Matrices, Determinants, Integral Calculus, Statistics and Probability. General Ability Paper includes English and General Knowledge.
Find out Your Score Before Results Are Announced:
Candidates can get the question papers of the NDA Exam 1 from the site as they have now been uploaded by UPSC. Coaching classes and other institutes that prepare candidates for the competitive exams like NDA have released the answer keys. Until the results are officially announced, candidates can calculate their results based on those answer keys released. The mark sheets will be made available for download within a fortnight after the results are officially published.
Interviews for Selection:
The Service Selection Board (SSB) will take personality and intelligence interview which includes two phases. Phase 1 has Officer Intelligence Rating tests and Picture Perception and Description. Phase 2 has Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and Conference. These tests will be conducted at different SSB centres for five days.
NDA Exam II:
The registrations for NDA Exams have been concluded. The Admit Card for NDA exam II will be released one or two weeks before the exam dated September 10 (Sunday). The Admit Card which is to be produced at an Exam centre will be released on the UPSC’s official website. The Commission will announce the results of NDA Exam 2 one in the month of October 2017. The final selection will be same as in NDA Exam 1. The Service Selection Board (SSB) will take personality and intelligence interview which includes two phases. Phase 1 has Officer Intelligence Rating tests and Picture Perception and Description. Phase 2 has Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and Conference. These tests will be conducted at different SSB centres for five days.
The NDA exam is one of the most challenging competitive exams in the world. However, one can crack it if preparations are planned well. In this case, previous papers help a lot in making the picture clearer. You can get previous papers here.