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NDA 1 2021 Expected Cutoff And Exam Analysis

NDA 1 2021 expected cutoff and exam analysis. The NDA 1 2021 exam was conducted by UPSC on 18th April 2021 for selecting candidates for the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy. Candidates qualifying the written test will be shortlisted for SSB Interview. Final selection of candidates will be done based on the candidate’s performance in written exam and SSB Interview. The Joining letter will be issued to the candidates according to available vacancies in the merit. The vacancies for NDA I 2021 are 418.

The exam consists of 2 papers, i.e. Paper I : Mathematics from 10:00 to 12:30. Paper-II : General Ability Test from 14:00 to 16:30. The Mathematics paper consists of 120 Questions that are of 2.5 marks each, while the General Ability Test consists of 150 Questions that are of 4 marks each.

nda 1 2021 expected cutoff

As per the feedback received by the candidates, Mathematics papers was slightly easier but lengthy to solve as compared to the last year. Most of the candidates found GAT paper easy.

Question in Maths section were asked from topics such as Sets, Algebra, Trigonometry, Vectors, Coordinate geometry, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus etc. The more focus was on Trigonometry and statistics this time. The level of paper was moderate to difficult.

The NDA I 2021 General Ability Test was conducted from 14:00 to 16:30. This paper has a total of 150 Questions from 600 marks. Good amount of questions appeared from Physics, Chemistry and Biology which were direct questions. Few questions were related to current affairs as well. The level of GAT section was easy to moderate.

ALSO READ : NDA 1 2021 Answer Key For Set A, B, C and D

The cut off depends on various factors such as number of applicants, the difficulty level of the exam and the number of vacancies. According to the previous years cutoff trends, the expected cutoff is given below:

NDA I Cut off:

Exam Written test Final marks of last selected candidate Minimum cut off in each subject ( in %)
2019 342 704 25%
2018 338 705 25%
2017 342 708 25%
2016 288 656 25%
2015 306 674 35%


nda 1 2021 exam analysis

NDA II Cut Off:

Exam Written test Final marks of last selected candidate Minimum cut off in each subject ( in %)
2019 346 709 25%
2018 325 688 25%
2017 258 624 25%
2016 229 602 20%
2015 269 637 25%


As per the trends, the cut off for NDA I 2021 is expected to be 335 marks with inimum 25% in each subject.

Candidates who are confident of clearing the exam can start their SSB preparations well in advance with the specially curated material for SSB interview by DDE.


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