NDA 1 and 2 Exam Schedule 2024: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recently unveiled the exam schedule for the National Defence Academy (NDA) for both NDA 1 and NDA 2 in 2024. The NDA 1 Exam is slated for the 153rd Course and the 115th Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC). Anticipated to be released in December 2023, the NDA 1 Notification will allow candidates to submit their applications until January 9, 2024.

NDA 1 and 2 Exam Schedule 2024:

Key dates to remember:

The NDA & NA-I Exam is scheduled for April 21, 2024 (Sunday), while the NDA & NA-II Exam is set for September 1, 2024. Candidates gearing up for the NDA 2 Exam in 2024 should note that the exam will follow an offline mode.

  • NDA 1 Exam Date 2024: 21st April 2024 (Sunday)
  • NDA 1 Admit Card 2024: Expected 3 weeks before the exam
  • NDA 2 Exam Date 2024: 1st September 2024 (Sunday)
  • NDA 2 Admit Card 2024: Expected 3 weeks before the exam

NDA Exam Pattern:

The NDA 2 Exam in 2024 adopts an offline mode, featuring Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) format.

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Mathematics2 Hours 30 Minutes300
General Ability Test2 Hours 30 Minutes600
Total5 Hours900

Understanding the NDA Exam Structure:

The National Defence Academy (NDA) exam, conducted biannually in April and September by the UPSC, entails a comprehensive selection process. Candidates undergo a written test comprising Objective Type Questions and an Intelligence & Personality Test (SSB), all conducted offline.

Breakdown of NDA Exam Papers:

The exam consists of two papers, namely Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). Mathematics carries 300 marks, while GAT carries 600 marks. Mathematics comprises 120 questions, and GAT has 150 questions, totaling 300 and 600 marks, respectively.

Language and Competition:

The question paper is bilingual, accessible in both English and Hindi. However, it’s imperative to attempt the English Language paper in English. The NDA Exam stands as a highly competitive endeavor, offering admission to the esteemed National Defence Academy (NDA) and the Naval Academy (INA).

SSB Interview:

A pivotal component of the selection process is the SSB (Services Selection Board) interview. This rigorous examination assesses candidates’ mental, physical, and psychological fitness for a career in the Indian Armed Forces. Comprising psychological evaluations, group discussions, individual interviews, and physical tests, the SSB interview is known for its stringent standards. Only a select few candidates successfully navigate this challenging process, securing admission to the prestigious NDA or INA.

Stay tuned for further updates and embark on your NDA journey with thorough preparation and dedication!

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