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Summary: In this article, we will discuss everything about NDA Exam including its duration, pattern, and paper type. 


The National Defence Academy (NDA) is one of the premier educational institutes in India and it offers an integrated course to cadets who wish to join Indian Armed Forces. There are several courses that a student can opt for after graduating from NDA like Army, Naval, or Air Force. Before enrolling at this institute, you must have a basic understanding of the NDA exam pattern as well as the syllabus so that there are no surprises when you get there.  


Exam pattern of the NDA Exam  

NDA Exam Pattern  

The National Defence Academy (NDA) exam is conducted once in two years. The written test is held on the last day of February and this year it will be held from the 11th to the 12th of March 2023. You can check your result on their official website or get your scorecard from the college where you are appearing for the exam.  


The following are some important points about exams:  

  • NDA Exam Pattern & Syllabus: It is mandatory to have an idea about what topics will be covered in your syllabus so that you can prepare well enough. The syllabus should include several sets of objective type questions like multiple choice, matching, and short answer type questions along with some essay-type assignments which may also come under different categories like English Language writing skills, Mathematics, etc., but each category has its own set of instructions and guidelines related to it; so, make sure that you go through them carefully before taking up any assignment!  

NDA syllabus  

The NDA syllabus is divided into three sections:  

  • General Knowledge  
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning  
  • General English  


Reference books for NDA & NA exam  

The NCERT books are the best books for NDA and NA exam preparation. These are available in all the bookstores. The NCERT books are available in all the languages like Hindi, English, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, etc. 

For the aspirants who are preparing for UPSC, CDS, NDA, MNS, and AFCAT, they are providing you with a detailed analysis of the NDA exam pattern and the syllabus to be followed.  


Resource Box: 

Find the NDA exam paper format for 2023, including the curriculum, sample questions for the SSB interview, and more at Centre For Defence Careers – Best NDA Coaching in Mumbai. 


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