NDA 2020 (September) LIVE Updates - Know Paper, Exam Analysis, Answer Key

NDA 2020 (September) LIVE Updates - Know Paper, Exam Analysis, Answer Key
Team Careers360 | Sep 6, 2020 - 5:36 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: UPSC conducted NDA 2020 paper 1 and paper 2 on September 6, 2020 exam from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m and 2 pm to 4.30 pm. NDA Maths paper was moderate to difficult while NDA GAT paper is easy to moderate. UPSC NDA 2020 conducted held in pen and paper mode. Students followed the NDA exam instructions before appearing for the NDA exam 2020.
Latest- NDA September 2020 Paper Analysis (Maths) also check NDA GAT Paper Analysis Here

Recommended: Download NDA previous year's question papers along with answers. Click Here.

NDA 2020 Exam Highlights

  • Conducting Body- Union Public Service Commission

  • NDA Full Form- National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Exam

  • Exam Mode- Offline/ Pen and Paper mode

  • Exam Duration- 2. 30 hours for each paper

  • NDA Exam Date- September 6, 2020

  • Exam Time- 10 am -12.30 pm and 2 pm - 4.30 pm

  • NDA exam negative marking- 1/3rd of the marks

  • NDA Exam Centre List 2020- Click Here to check detailed notification

  • NDA Exam Admit Card Link- Download Here

According to Tribune India, a total of 26,013 candidates will appear for NDA 2020 exam in 65 government schools in Chandigarh city. The documents required for NDA written exam includes admit card and a valid photo ID proof.

The exam conducted in 41 exam cities. Earlier, Piyush Goyal, Indian Railway Minister in a tweet mentioned that Indian railways scheduled special trains on September 4, 5, and 6 for NDA aspirants.

Here we have provided the NDA exam analysis, question paper, students’ reaction, and other important details for the candidates. Hence, stay updated with us to know how NDA September 2020 is conducted in the COVID19 pandemic.

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Live updates

UPSC NDA Exam 2020 Paper 1 and Paper 2 is over. Keep checking the page for getting the latest NDA 2020 exam updates related to the exam analysis and answer key.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 05:36 PM IST

NDA GAT Question Paper 2020 OUT!

The unofficial NDA GAT Question Paper 2020 is available now. Check a few questions, Final PDF will be updated soon.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 04:56 PM IST

NDA GAT Paper Analysis

NDA General Ability Test (GAT) paper was moderate. The questions were asked from the topics like- 

  • Polity 
  • Geography 
  • History 
  • Current affairs
  • Books and author
Sept. 6, 2020 | 04:45 PM IST

NDA 2020 Attendance in COVID19

As per HT reports, the attendance recorded in the NDA 2020 exam is 37%. most of the students skipped the examination due to the fear of increasing COVID19 cases.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 04:43 PM IST

NDA GAT passing marks

The passing marks of NDA GAT paper is 25%. There is no separate qualifying marks for SC/ST or OBC. 

Sept. 6, 2020 | 04:40 PM IST

NDA 2020 Paper 2 Over

UPSC has successfully conducted the NDA exam 2020 today. The second paper was held from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Candidates find the GAT exam moderate. Soon we will update the NDA GAT paper 2020 here. Stay updated.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 04:37 PM IST

Unofficial NDA Maths Answer Key PDF

The unofficial answer key of NDA Maths paper is now available. Candidates can check the answers in this answer key. It is also advised to not consider them as final answers as these are from a few coaching institutes.Click here to check the answers to the questions asked in the NDA exam 2020

Sept. 6, 2020 | 03:25 PM IST

NDA Maths Paper, Answer Key and Solutions (Unofficial)- Check here

An unofficial answer key and solution has been issued by a coaching institute. Candidates can click here to check the answer key and solutions.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 03:09 PM IST

NDA Exam Passing Marks

The passing marks in NDA Maths exams is 25%. Candidates have to secure a minimum of 350-360 marks out of 900 to qualify the NDA paper 2020. However, candidates have to obtain the NDA exam passing marks in GAT as well to get selected for the SSB interview.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 02:56 PM IST

NDA 2020 Paper 2 Started with proper safety

The second paper of NTA 2020 GAT has been started as per the NDA exam instructions.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 02:19 PM IST

UPSC NDA 2020 Answer Key-  When and where to download?

Unofficial answer keys will be released by some coaching institutes soon after the conclusion of the NDA exam 2020. While the official answer keys will be released tentatively in October 2020. 

The link to download the unofficial answer key will be updated on this page immediately after its release. 

Sept. 6, 2020 | 02:19 PM IST

NDA Maths Question Paper 2020 Released

Careers360 Team released the NDA Maths question paper 2020. Click here to download the pdf

Sept. 6, 2020 | 01:07 PM IST

NDA 2020- Student's Reaction

The attendance in NDA exam 2020 is very low. In the room allotted for 25 candidates, only 9 were present to appear for exam. Keep visiting the page for latest updates on NDA September 2020

Sept. 6, 2020 | 01:03 PM IST

NDA Maths Paper 2020 Released (Unofficially)

NDA exam paper of Mathematics is released unofficial for the aspirants. We will update the complete NDA question paper soon.

NDA Maths paper

Sept. 6, 2020 | 12:46 PM IST

NDA Maths Paper Analysis 2020 Released- Paper was moderate

NDA exam paper of Maths is moderate. The topics asked in the NDA September 2020 are

  • Vectors
  • Quadratic equation
  • Permutation nd combination
Sept. 6, 2020 | 12:36 PM IST

NDA September 2020 Paper 1 Over

Students are now leaving the exam centres as the NDA September 2020 Paper 1 is over.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 12:19 PM IST

NDA Exam Analysis- Last Year's Trend

Last year, the NDA Maths paper was moderate to difficult. There was a total of 300 marks in NDA Maths paper and 1/3rd marks is deducted for each incorrect response. Students should keep the NDA exam negative marking in mind while analysing their responses.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 12:09 PM IST

NDA Maths Analysis to be updated soon

NDA Exam Analysis for Mathematics to be released soon. The first shift of NDA 2020 will conclude at 12.30 p.m. Here, we will also update the NDA paper 2020 for both maths and GAT.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 10:41 AM IST

NDA Exam- Special Train for NDA Aspirants at Srinagar

Sept. 6, 2020 | 10:34 AM IST

NDA Exam 2020- Arrangements at Chandigarh Centre

The exam is started with proper guidelines. There is no misconduct or violation of guidelines.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 10:29 AM IST

NDA Exam Centre at Delhi

All the norms of social distancing, thermal screening is being followed properly at the Delhi exam centre.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 10:15 AM IST

NDA Exam 2020- No Proper Arrangement at Prayagraj Centre

According to the latest ANI report, there is no proper arrangement at the exam centre. Candidates are worried about their safety as they traveled miles from their home to appear for NDA exam.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 10:11 AM IST

NDA Exam Started

NDA exam started at the scheduled time 10 am. We will keep updating the post on exam analysis after the completion. Candidates are suggested to keep checking the NDA latest updates for post exam analysis

Sept. 6, 2020 | 10:00 AM IST

Police are scattering the crowd so that all the exam guidelines and precautions are followed. Entry gates will be closed soon. Candidates are advised to stay calm and be near the entrance gate.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 09:43 AM IST

NDA Exam Instructions for Students

NDA exam instructions are displayed at each exam center, Candidates have to follow the guideline to avoid any discrepancy. The exam will start at 10 a.m., Electronic devices like mobile, pager are not allowed inside the exam hall. The duration of the first exam is 2 hours 30 minutes.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 09:36 AM IST

Students at the entrance of NDA exam centre-

NDA exam centre

students following social distancing

Sept. 6, 2020 | 09:33 AM IST

UPSC NDA 2020 Entry Started

The entry at exam centre is started. There is Thermal scanning at the entrance and Social distancing is being followed. Check the arrangements at the NDA exam centre. Masks and Sanitizers are necessary to carry while appearing for NDA exam.

Seating Arrangements

Sept. 6, 2020 | 09:23 AM IST

NDA Marking Scheme 2020

In the NDA exam, there is a negative marking of One-third marks for incorrect answers. Hence, candidates should carefully mark the answers in the exam. Know the NDA exam negative marking in the given table. 


Marks for Each Correct Answer

Negative Marks for Each Wrong Answer


+4 marks

-1.33 marks


+2.5 marks


Sept. 6, 2020 | 09:13 AM IST

NDA 2020 Exam Instructions for Candidates

The below instructions for NDA exam 2020 include things to carry for NDA exam.

  • Candidates should have a print copy of the admit card and a valid photo ID proof in original with 2 photocopies are documents required for NDA exam.

  • Face mask and hand sanitizer is a must for candidates.

  • All candidates should follow the social distancing and other mandatory instructions or precautions as suggested by the invigilator.

  • To avoid the last-minute rush, all candidates should reach the examination venue at least 30 minutes before the exam.

Sept. 6, 2020 | 09:08 AM IST

NDA 2020 Exam Schedule

The exam will be held in two shifts. NDA exam time duration is 2 hours 30 minutes. Below is the NDA exam time


Exam Timings

Mathematics (Code 1)

10 am -12.30 pm

GAT (Code 2)

2 pm - 4.30 pm

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