NDA 2020 National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam
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NDA 2020 Paper Analysis

By: R Chandrakala on September 18, 2017

National Defence Academy Paper 1 was known to be comparatively easy in comparison to last year. Mathematics section was known to be easy whereas a lesser number of questions were asked from Physics and Chemistry section. General Ability Test section was moderately difficult.

The NDA Exam Highlights are given as below:

  1. The NDA Exam analysis explains the difficulty level of both the papers simultaneously.
  2. The Average Score that a candidate needs to make to qualify as cutoff is also mentioned as below.
  3. Candidates would also be able to check "good attempt" based on the difficulty level of the paper.


The Mathematics Section had questions from topics such as Algebra, Matrices, Determinants, Trigonometry, Probability, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations.The Total marks that have been allotted to this section are about 300.

The topic wise marks is as given below

Topic Question Count
Calculus 20-26
Quadratic Equations 15-20
Matrices and Determinants 30
Trigonometry 30
Probability 10
Complex Numbers 10-15

General Ability Section

This section carries a total of 150 questions for a maximum mark of 600. The paper is divided into Part A and Part B. Part A carried questions from the English Section and Part B carries questions from Science and General Knowledge. Questions were moderate to difficult.

Topic Question Count
Physics and Chemistry 30
English 50
Current Affairs 20
Matching 20
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