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NDA 2017 Sample Papers

Last Updated - April 28, 2017

NDA is a national level entrance exam conducted by UPSC twice a year. NDA 1 is scheduled for April 23, 2017 and NDA 2 is scheduled for September 10, 2017. The qualified candidates in the written test are recruited for National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy. The result for NDA 1 will be declared in the month of May 2017.

NDA Sample Papers help the candidates to crack the entrance test with good marks. Candidates should solve the sample papers whose answers are provided along with them so that they can easily calculate their marks and analyze their performance. Candidates preparing for NDA can get the sample papers on this page.

With the help of sample paper, candidates can get an idea about NDA exam pattern. NDA 2017 Sample Papers will help to get grip on accuracy and time management. The regular practice of sample papers will enable the candidates to become more accurate with their responses and boost up their speed. Candidates solving the sample paper do not need to study the whole book and read only the important facts. It helps in understanding the level of the question as well as the type of the questions asked in the examination.


How to Solve the NDA Sample Papers

NDA Sample Paper contains various sets and important facts for preparation. Candidates should solve the sample paper in a specific way. There are some important instructions which should be followed while solving the sample paper.

  • Candidates need to complete the sets of topic wise questions before solving the sample papers.
  • They should read the important facts and learn the formulas given in the sample paper before starting the topic wise sets.
  • As the NDA examination is conducted in two parts and 2 hours 30 minutes is allotted for each paper. Candidates need to practice to solve the sample paper in the same duration.
  • They are required to match the answers after the completion of the whole set and can analyze their performance.

Here, we are providing the previous year paper of NDA for both papers.

SubjectsNDA Papers
NDA I 2015 – MathematicsClick Here
NDA I 2015 – General AbilityClick Here
NDA II 2015 – MathematicsClick Here
NDA II 2015 – General AbilityClick Here

NDA 2017 Exam Pattern

NDA Exam consists of two papers i.e. Paper 1 (Mathematics) and Paper 2 (General Ability Test). GAT includes English language. The time duration to solve each paper is 2 hours 30 minutes. It is a pen-paper based examination and objective in nature. It comprises 120 questions in Mathematics and 150 questions in GAT (General Ability Test). Paper 1 will be of 300 marks and Paper 2 will be of 600 marks. The marking scheme is different for both papers. Each question in Mathematics carries 2.5 marks and 4 marks in GAT. NDA has a negative marking provision. Candidates can go through the following table to check the NDA Exam Pattern as mentioned below:

PapersPaper 1: MathematicsPaper 2: General Ability Test
Duration2 hours 30 minutes2 hours 30 minutes
No. of sections120 questions150 questions
Maximum Marks300 marks600 marks
MediumEnglish and HindiEnglish

NDA Syllabus 2017

The question paper consists of Mathematics and GAT. The questions in Mathematics section are of 10+2 level. Check the complete syllabus of NDA for both papers as given below.

Mathematics - Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, 2D and 3D Analytical Geometry, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability.

General Ability Test

GAT comprises General Knowledge and English Language. This section judges the basic knowledge and English Proficiency of the candidates.

English Language – This section is designed in a way to judge candidate’s knowledge of the basic grammar and vocabulary. It judges the ability of candidates to form correct sentences and use of words. The syllabus of the English paper ranges from various aspects like the knowledge and usage of grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and his mental ability to remember and place the meaning of words in their proper places.

General Knowledge – The question paper on General Knowledge will not limit itself only to the general knowledge and current affair. The questions are asked from the following topics such as Physics, Chemistry, General Science, History, Geography and Current Affairs.

Know More About NDA Syllabus


NDA Preparation Tips

Candidates preparing for NDA entrance examination need to make proper study plan and strategy. They must follow the following points to know the preparation tips before solving the sample paper mentioned below:

  • Candidates must read instructions carefully because there may be changes in them from previous papers.
  • If candidates face a shortage of time then they are advised to jump quickly to next questions.
  • Candidates should first attempt easy questions.
  • Candidates are advised to attempt the maximum questions as possible because the questions are not hard to attempt.
  • They should check the syllabus first before start examination preparation. They need to start preparing important topics first.
  • Candidates should start preparation from books because books help to clarifying student’s doubts. They must Practice previous year papers, mock test, and sample papers as much as they can to check their improvement.  
  • Before start practicing papers, candidates must go through the examination pattern, paper syllabus to score good marks. They should know the tips and tricks so that they can solve paper with more accuracy and speed.
  • Candidates must evaluate themselves on a regular basis so that they can enhance their preparation of particular topic on regular basis. They are advised to make a proper timetable in such a way so that they can have a time for revisions, preparation and relaxation also.

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