NDA 2 2021: 5 quick tips to crack the exam

UPSC is scheduled to conduct the NDA 2 2021 exam on November 14. Here are some tips on how to crack the NDA 2021 exam.

NDA 2 2021: 5 quick tips to crack the exam
Piyush Chaudhary | Nov 9, 2021 - 1:45 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is to conduct the NDA 2 2021 on November 14 in offline mode. A total of 400 vacancies will be filled through the NDA 2 recruitment drive. The UPSC NDA exam has two papers: mathematics and general aptitude test (GAT). The difficulty level of the questions asked in the exam is of 12th standard.

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A few days before the exam candidates start looking for tips and short tricks to crack the NDA exam. So here are a few quick tips and tricks to crack the NDA 2 2021 exam.

  • Do not take up any new topic that you have not studied before as it will be counterproductive.

  • Practices as many sample papers and previous year NDA exam question papers in the final stretch of the preparation.

  • Revise the topics that you think you are weak in and also go through the maths formulas before the exam. Revision must be done through the short notes.

  • Pay more attention to key topics in both Mathematics and General Ability Test.

  • Follow your own strategy to crack the NDA exam, as everyone has their own way of attempting the exam. You must stay calm, hydrated and focused during the examination too.

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NDA 2 2021 exam - Overview

  • The NDA GAT and mathematics exam is objective type.

  • A total of 120 questions will be asked in the mathematics paper and 150 in the GAT paper.

  • The exam duration of each paper will be 2 hours 30 minutes.

  • Incorrect answers carry a penalty of negative 1/3th mark.

  • The difficulty of questions asked is of 12th standard.

NDA exam pattern 2021

NDA Exam Mode


Language/Medium of NDA exam

English & Hindi (Except for English section - questions in English only)

No. of Papers

2 papers (Mathematics & GAT)

Time allotted for each paper

2 hours 30 minutes

No. of questions and marks for mathematics

120 for 300 marks

No. of questions and marks for GAT

150 for 600 marks

Types of questions

Objective (MCQ type)

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Objective of NDA exam

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the NDA exam for the recruitment to the rank of officers in the Indian Army, Navy and Air force.

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