The last date to apply for the examination is 6th June 2023. The examination will be conducted on 3rd September 2023. The NDA examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission twice a year for admission to Navy, Army and Air Force wings of the NDA and Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC).

**NDA Exam Pattern 2023: Highlights **

Particulars | Details |

Mode of examination | Offline |

Number of papers | GAT and Mathematics |

Duration of the examination | GAT – 2 ½ hours (150 minutes) Mathematics – 2 ½ hours (150 minutes) |

Exam time | GAT -10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Mathematics – 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM |

Number of questions | GAT – 150 questions Mathematics – 120 questions |

Total marks | Written Examination – 900 marks (600 marks for GAT and 300 marks for Mathematics) SSB Interview: 900 marks |

**NDA Exam Pattern 2023 for Written Examination**

- It is an objective type examination
- The paper is divided into two parts – Mathematics and GAT
- The GAT section is divided into two parts – Part A – English and Part B – General Knowledge.

The examination pattern is given below:

Papers | Subject | Maximum marks | Duration |

Paper – 1 | Mathematics | 300 marks | 2 ½ hours |

Paper – 2 | GAT | 600 marks | 2 ½ hours |

Total | 900 marks | 5 hours |

**Distribution of questions in the GAT paper **

Sections | Maximum marks |

Part A – English | 200 marks |

Part B – General Knowledge |

**Part B – General Knowledge **

Topics | Marks |

Physics | 100 marks |

Chemistry | 60 marks |

General Science | 40 marks |

History, Freedom Movement, etc. | 80 marks |

Geography | 80 marks |

Current Events | 40 marks |

Total | 600 marks |

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**NDA Exam Pattern 2023: Topic-Wise Distribution of Questions **

The Mathematics paper carries 300 marks with questions from topics like Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus. The General Ability Test paper carries 600 marks and includes questions on English, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, History, and Geography.

The last three years’ topic-wise distribution of questions in Mathematics is given below:

Mathematics | |||||

Chapter | 2021 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | |

II | I | I & II | I | II | |

Binary System of Numbers | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 1 |

Logarithms | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 |

Inequalities | 0 | 0 | 1 | ||

Set Theory | 4 | 3 | 4 | 8 | 6 |

Complex Number | 5 | 5 | 2 | 4 | 2 |

Quadratic Equations | 5 | 4 | 3 | 4 | 8 |

Sequence and Series | 5 | 4 | 1 | 4 | 8 |

Permutation and Combination | 7 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

Probability | 8 | 5 | 10 | 15 | 9 |

Binomial Theorem | 2 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 4 |

Matrices | 5 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 2 |

Determinants | 5 | 8 | 4 | 5 | 3 |

Real Numbers and Functions of Real variables | 2 | 3 | 5 | 5 | 9 |

Limits, Continuity and Differentiability | 5 | 4 | 6 | 2 | 3 |

Differentiation | 4 | 4 | 2 | 2 | 1 |

Application of Derivatives | 9 | 5 | 6 | 3 | 7 |

Indefinite Integrals | 2 | 3 | 4 | 2 | 2 |

Definite Integrals | 6 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 2 |

Area Bounded by Region | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 |

Differential Equations | 3 | 4 | 6 | 5 | 4 |

Trigonometric Ratios, Identities and Equations | 5 | 14 | 21 | 18 | 11 |

Inverse Trigonometrical Function | 2 | 2 | 3 | 1 | |

Properties of Triangle | 0 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 2 |

Height and Distance | 0 | 2 | 1 | 1 | |

2D Analytical Geometry | 4 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 |

Straight Line | 2 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 2 |

Circle & Family of Circle | 2 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 0 |

Parabola | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 0 |

Ellipse | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 1 |

Hyperbola | 0 | 1 | 1 | 0 | |

Vector | 5 | 5 | 5 | 6 | 5 |

3D Analytical Geometry | 5 | 5 | 5 | 3 | 5 |

Statistics | 12 | 14 | 10 | 5 | 10 |

Total | 120 | 120 | 120 | 120 |

**NDA Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme **

Sections | Marks for correct answer |

Paper 1 – GAT | 4 marks |

Paper 2 – Mathematics | 2.5 marks |

**NDA Exam Pattern 2023: Negative Marking **

Negative marking is applicable in the NDA (National Defence Academy) exam. For each incorrect answer, one-third (1/3) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty. It is important to be cautious while answering to avoid losing marks due to negative marking.

Sections | NDA Negative Marking |

Paper 1 – GAT | 1.33 marks |

Paper 2 – Mathematics | 0.83 marks |

**NDA Exam Pattern 2023: Exam Duration **

The NDA exam duration is 5 hours in total. The exam is divided into two papers: Mathematics (2.5 hours) and General Ability Test (2.5 hours). Candidates need to manage their time effectively to complete the exam within the stipulated duration and maximize their chances of scoring well.

Shift | NDA Exam Timing |

Morning | 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM |

Afternoon | 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM |

**Conclusion **

We hope this article has been helpful in providing details of **NDA Paper Pattern 2023.** The last date to apply for the 2023 exam is 6th June 2023. The examination will be conducted on 3rd September 2023.