UPSC NDA 2 2021: Know about exam pattern

The UPSC NDA 2 2021 exam is scheduled to be conducted as a written exam on November 14. Check details about UPSC NDA exam pattern 2021.

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Prabakaran K | Nov 8, 2021 - 2:54 p.m. IST
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New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the NDA exam pattern 2021 along with the official notification. Candidates who will appear for the NDA 2 exam, they must be well aware of the exam pattern which includes the marking scheme, mode of exam etc., So that on the day of the NDA 2 2021 examination, they are able to draw their strategy accordingly while answering the questions.

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

The UPSC NDA 2 2021 exam comprises two papers, mathematics and general ability test (GAT). The total duration of both papers 1 and 2 is two hours and thirty minutes.

UPSC NDA 2 2021 exam date

Events

Dates

NDA 2 exam date 2021

November 14, 2021

UPSC NDA exam pattern 2021 - Written test

The detailed exam pattern of UPSC NDA 2 exam is provided in the table below.

Papers

Subject

No. of questions

Maximum marks

Duration

Paper 1

Maths

120

300

2 hours & 30 minutes

Paper 2

GAT

150

600

2 hours & 30 minutes

Total


900

5 hours

UPSC NDA 2021 exam pattern - Maths (paper 1)

Particulars

Details

Total questions

120

Total marks

300

Marks allotted to each question

2.5

Negative marking for every incorrect answer

-0.83

UPSC NDA exam pattern 2021 - GAT (paper 2)

Particulars

Maximum marks

Part A - English

200

Part B - GK

Physics

100


Chemistry

60

General science

40

History, freedom movement, etc.

80

Geography

80

Current events

40

Total

600

Negative marking for each incorrect response

-1.33

UPSC NDA 2 exam 2021 - Tips to remember

Only a week’s time is left to appear for the UPSC NDA 2021 examination. Candidates may go through some important tips to do well in the exam below.

  • Revision: Candidates are advised to revise all the topics ahead of the NDA 2 exam

  • Mock tests: This is the most important part of the last-minute preparation. Candidates need to take the mock test to check if they are able to manage the time.

  • Previous year papers: Check UPSC NDA previous years papers and identify repeatedly asked questions. This will also give a fair idea of the examination.

  • Be accurate: There is negative marking in the NDA 2 exam 2021, so don't attempt questions without thinking. They have to attempt only if they are sure about it.

  • Candidates are advised to go through the COVID-19 guidelines carefully.

Along with the UPSC NDA 2 exam pattern 2021, candidates need to check the important topics as mentioned in the NDA syllabus 2021 to do better in the examination. UPSC released the admit card of NDA 2 exam online on October 22.


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