Exam Pattern: The UPSC NDA exam comprises of 2 stages.
I. Written Examination
I. Written Examination: There will be 2 papers in NDA (National defense academy) and National Academy (NA) written exam. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers of Mathematics & Part B of General Ability Test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English. The time duration for each paper is 2 ½ Hours. Subjects & Maximum Marks details mentioned below.
Scheme of Examination:
i. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
ii. The Commission has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination
iii. The candidates are not permitted to use a calculator or mathematical or logarithmic table for answering objective type papers.
II. Interview: Candidates who select in the written examination are called for Interview which is conducted by SSB.