UPSC NDA Question Paper 2021 PDF & Answer Key Download

UPSC NDA Question Paper 2021 PDF & Answer Key Download

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UPSC NDA Question Paper 2021 PDF & Answer Key Download: The Union Public Service Commission has successfully conducted the UPSC NDA Exams 2021 on 18th April 2021. The NDA exam consists of 2 papers. Paper I – Mathematics which is conducted for 120 marks and Paper-II- General Ability Test which is conducted for 150 Marks.

The exam was conducted for 400 vacancies. Candidates who will clear the NDA 1 2021 exam will be facing the SSB interview at one of the selection boards. In this article, you will get UPSC NDA Question Paper 2021 PDF & UPSC NDA Answer Key 2021 PDF.

UPSC NDA Question Paper 2021 PDF: Highlights

Name Of The Exam UPSC NDA Exams 2021
Name Of The Organization Union Public Service Commission
Exam Purpose For admission to National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC)
Exam Mode Offline
UPSC NDA Exam Dates 2021 18 April 2021
Total Papers 2
Exam Level National
Total Questions
  • GAT: 150 objective type questions
  • Mathematics: 120 objective type questions
Negative Marking 1/3
Time Duration Five hours (Mathematics: 2 ½ hours, General Ability Test (GAT): 2 ½ hours)
Test Cities 41
Status Released
Official Site

UPSC NDA Exam Analysis 2021

Category Number Of Good Attempts Difficulty Level
Mathematics 55-65 Moderate to Difficult
General Ability Test 100-110 Moderate
Overall 155-175 (Out Of 270 Questions) Moderate
  • The paper was conducted in offline mode at selected examination centers across different cities.
  • The overall difficulty level of the Mathematics paper was easy to moderate. Questions were basically formula-based.
  • The maximum number of questions were asked from Trigonometry, Algebra, Arithmetic Progression and Geometric Progression, Matrics, Circle, Determinants, etc.
  • There was a negative marking of 1/3rd marks for wrong answers.

UPSC NDA Exam Pattern 2021

Paper Total Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics 120 300
General Ability Test 150 600
  • The exam is conducted for 900 marks.
  • The exam consists of 2 papers.
  • The duration of each paper is 150 minutes.

NDA 1 2021 Paper Pattern: Subject-wise distribution of marks

Subjects Marks
Maths 300
English 200
Physics 80
Chemistry 80
General Science 40
History, Freedom Movement, etc. 60
Geography 72
Current Events and Defence Specific 52

UPSC NDA 2021 Question Papers PDF

Here we have shared the official UPSC NDA Paper 1 Question Paper PDF. These question papers are being provided by the candidates who have appeared for the exam on 18 April 2021. We would like to thank them for It.

You can download these files by clicking on the links given below:

Download UPSC NDA GAT Paper 2021 PDF

Download UPSC NDA Mathematics Paper 2021 PDF

How to download UPSC NDA Answer Key 2021?

  • Step 1: Click on the directed link provided below.
  • Step 2: The answer key page will now open.
  • Step 3: Click on the Mathematics/GAT links which will be provided besides National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2021 exam.
  • Step 4: A pdf file will open, download the UPSC NDA Answer key 2021.
  • Step 5: Alternatively, Go to the UPSC official website
  • Step 6: Click the ‘Examination’ tab
  • Step 7: Repeat all the steps from 2 to step 4 to download UPSC NDA answer key 2021.

UPSC NDA Mathematics Answer Key 2021 PDF

UPSC NDA GAT Answer Key 2021 PDF

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UPSC NDA Exams 2021 Important Dates

Events Dates Features
Notification 30-Dec-2020 The complete schedule along with other details was released.
Application form 30-Dec-2020 Registrations for the recruitment exam had started on this date.
Last date to apply 19-Jan-2021 Candidates could submit their application forms online.
Application withdrawal 27-Jan-2021 to 02-Feb-2021 The facility to withdraw the application form of NDA was made available online.
Admit card 26-Mar-2021 All registered candidates have been issued admit cards for the exam.
Written exam 18-Apr-2021 The exam was conducted in two shifts: morning and afternoon across 41 cities spread throughout the country.
Declaration of written result June 2021 The result of the written exam is declared online and displays the roll numbers of shortlisted candidates.
SSB Interview July to Sept 2021 SSB Interview is conducted for the shortlisted candidates of written exam in two stages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. From where can I download the UPSC NDA Question Paper 2021 PDF?
Ans. – You can download It from

Q. Is there any negative marking in UPSC NDA Exams?
Ans. – Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/3 marks for each wrong answer.

Q. What was the difficulty level of the NDA (I) 2021 exam?
Ans. – The difficulty level of the NDA (I) 2021 paper was moderate.

Q.Where can I find NDA answer key 2021?
Ans. – You can download It from the link given in this article.

One Comment

  1. What should i do if my NDA 2 2021 exam is withdrawan by mistake.
    I want to give this exam ..because i have worked alot .

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