UPSC NDA 2020 Expected Cutoff Marks: Check Expected Cutoff for NDA (1) & (2) Exam 2020 held on 6th Sep alongwith Previous Cutoff

UPSC NDA 2020 Expected Cutoff Marks: UPSC conducted the NDA & NA 2020 (1) & (2) Written Exam in Offline mode on 6th September 2020. Based on the difficulty level of the questions in both the papers – Mathematics & General Ability Test (GAT), we have guestimated the Cut-Off Marks of UPSC NDA (1) & (2) 2020 Written Exam. UPSC NDA (1) & (2) 2020 Exam was held for 413 vacancies under UPSC NDA & NA (2) 2020 Recruitment and 418 Vacancies under UPSC NDA & NA (1) 2020 Recruitment in Indian Armed Forces, i.e., Army, Navy and Air Force of the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) across selected Exam Centres amid COVID-19 Pandemic. Let’s first look at the exam pattern which was followed in UPSC NDA 2020 Written Exam:

UPSC NDA (1) & (2) 2020 Written Exam (6th September 2020)

UPSC NDA (1) & (2) 2020 Written Exam consisted of two Papers – Mathematics & General Ability Test (GAT) consisting of objective multiple choice questions of total 900 Marks. The exam was held in offline mode. There was negative marking of 1/3rd marks for wrong answers. The time duration of Paper-1 & 2 was 2 Hours 30 minutes each:

UPSC NDA (1) & (2) 2020 Written Exam Pattern
Subject/ No. of QuestionsPaperDurationMaximum Marks
Mathematics (120 Questions)12 Hours & 30 Minutes300
General Ability Test (150 Questions) Part-A English + Part-B General Knowledge22 Hours & 30 Minutes600
Total900

Expected Cut-Off for UPSC NDA (1) & (2) 2020 Written Exam

Questions asked in the exam consisted of moderate to difficult level.  The marks of Paper-1 will be considered to shortlist candidates to qualify for the SSB Interview Round. Let’s have a look at the Expected Cut-Off for UPSC NDA (1) & (2) 2020 Written Exam:

Expected Cut-Off for UPSC NDA 2020 Written Exam
Expected Cut-OffTotal Marks (Paper-1 + Paper-2)
335 – 345900

UPSC NDA/ NA 1 & 2 Previous Year Marks

UPSC NDA/ NA 1 & 2 Previous Year Marks are as under:

UPSC NDA/ NA 1 & 2 Previous Year Marks
YearWritten Exam Marks (Out of 900)WRITTEN + SSB Marks (Out of 1800)
NDA & NA (I) 2019342704
NDA & NA (II) 2018325688
NDA & NA (I) 2018338705
NDA & NA (II) 2017258624
NDA & NA (I) 2017342708
NDA & NA (II) 2016229602
NDA & NA (I) 2016288656
NDA & NA (II) 2015269637
NDA & NA (I) 2015306674
NDA & NA (II) 2014283656
NDA & NA (I) 2014360722
NDA & NA (II) 2013360721
NDA & NA (I) 2013333698
NDA & NA (II) 2012335699

UPSC NDA & NA Previous Year Result Analysis: Number of Candidates Qualified

Below is the year-wise analysis of NDA Exam (Both Paper 1 & 2):

UPSC NDA & NA Previous Year Result Analysis
Exam NameNumber of Candidates Qualified
NDA 2 2019 written exam7034
NDA 1 2019 written exam7927
NDA 2 2018 written exam6930+
NDA 1 2018 written exam8200+
NDA 1 2018 SSB interview379
NDA 2 2017 written exam6500+
NDA 2 2017 SSB interview447
NDA 1 2017 written exam8010
NDA 1 2017 SSB interview371

After clearing the cut-off marks, students are advised to look at the below points for further selection procedures:

SSB Interview (900 Marks): UPSC prepares a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion. Such candidates shall appear before a Services Selection Board for Intelligence and Personality Test where candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be assessed on Officers Potentiality and those for the Air Force in addition to the above will have to qualify Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS). Candidates with Air Force as one of the choice would also undergo CPSS if they qualify SSB and are willing.

Final Selection: Qualified candidates will then be placed in a single combined list on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written Examination and the Services Selection Board Tests. The final allocation/selection for admission to the Army, Navy, Air Force of the National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be made upto the number of vacancies available subject to eligibility, medical fitness and merit-cum-preference of the candidates.

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