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NDA 1 2019 Expected Cutoff Marks

NDA 1 2019 Expected Cutoff Marks

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National Defence Academy 1 2019 Exam was held on 21st April 2019 arcoss various centres in the country. NDA Exam is considered as one of the toughest examination in the country which is organized by the UPSC for the candidates aspiring to join defence forces. NDA exam is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Now that the exams are over aspirants are eager to know the expected cut off marks.

Lets analyze the maths paper which had 120 questions carrying 2.5 marks each (300 Marks).

According to the previous years many candidates found the Mathematics to be easy this time. Questions in this section were asked from Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics & Probability, Calculus, Matrices and Determinants, etc. As per our analysis, questions asked in this paper was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level. Candidates who had prepared well could attempt at least 50-60% of paper with ease. Earlier in NDA 1 2018, the sectional cut off for math was 25% which comes up to 75 marks and is expected to remain the same.

Talking about Paper 2 which is general ability test. GAT paper consisted of 150 questions carrying 4 marks each (600 Marks). Questions related to english, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, current events, etc topics were asked in paper 2. However the maximum number of questions were asked from G.K. Many perceived this as a scoring paper with no major difficulty. Earlier the sectional cut off for this paper was 150 which will again be in the same range.

We have interacted with a large number of aspirants and the response was diverse. Expected cut off based on these responses is given below You may also wish to see the official cut off by UPSC 

Previous Years Cut off:

Year Cut off marks
NDA 1 2018 338
NDA 2 2017 258
NDA 1 2017 342
NDA 2 2016 229

Considering the cut off trends it is expected that the cut off for NDA 1 2019 will remain between 320 – 340 marks.

1) NDA (National defence academy) written exams:

When is the exam  ? – UPSC conducts NDA written exam twice a year in the month of April and September.

When do i apply ? – Apply in December for April exams and June for September exams.

Where do i apply ? – Apply at   upsc.gov.in

How many vacancies ? – For each attempt there are

  • 200+ vacancies for INDIAN ARMY
  • 70+ vacancies for INDIAN AIR FORCE
  • 40+ vacancies for INDIAN NAVY

What is the education criteria ?  – You need to pass your 12th examination with any stream. Be it science, commerce, humanities.

What should be the age  ? You should not be less than 16.5 years at the time of joining the service (course) and not more than 19.5 at the time of joining the course.

How much time does it take to join the course ?  – the course at NDA khadakwasla commences on January & july.

What is the duration of training ? – You will be trained for 3 years at NDA khadakwasla and 1 year at IMA/INA/AFA based on your preference of service.

Will there be any expenses during training ?  – No, All expenses will be borne by the government of INDIA. You on the other hand will receive monthly stipend at the service academies.

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