NDA Previous Year’s Question Papers: PDF (Out Now), Tips To Solve

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NDA Previous Year Question Paper

Every year UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts the NDA (National Defence Exam) for posts like Army, Navy, Air Force and many more defence posts in the country. This exam is conducted twice a year in NDA 1 and NDA 2.

To prepare for the exam, the authorities suggest many preparation materials. One such way to prepare for the exam is NDA previous year’s question papers. In this blog post, we have provided links for NDA Previous Year’s Question Papers from the official website and tips for solving these papers. 

NDA Exam 2024: Overview

Exam Full Form National Defence Exam 
Exam LevelNational
Conducted byUPSC (Union Public Service Commission)
Exam ModeOnline
FrequencyTwice a year

NDA Previous Year Question Paper: Subject- Wise 

There are 2 subjects in the NDA exam i.e. the General Ability Test and Mathematics. The total weighted for NDA exams is 900 marks. Here is the detailed bifurcation for subject-wise previous year’s question papers:

General Ability Test

One of the parts of the NDA Exam is the General ability test. Here are links that you can refer to for previous year paper’s:

YearExam 1Exam 2
2014Click HereClick Here
2015Click HereClick Here
2016Click HereClick Here
2017Click HereClick Here
2018Click HereClick Here

Also Read: NDA Merit List: Check List (PDF Out Now), Exam Dates (Out)

Mathematics Test

The other subject in the NDA exam is Mathematics. Refer to the table below for year-wise links for Mathematics subjects:

YearExam 1Exam 2
2014Click HereClick Here
2015Click HereClick Here
2016Click HereClick Here
2017Click HereClick Here
2018Click HereClick Here

How To Download NDA Previous Year Question Paper?

There are thousands of websites that provide previous year’s question papers for NDA. However, some previous year’s papers are available on the official website.

Here are the steps that you need to follow to download the NDA Exam Previous year’s question papers:

  1. Visit the official website for UPSC i.e. https://upsc.gov.in/.
  2. Click on the ‘Examinations” tab on the left-hand side of the screen.
  3. Click on the “Previous year question paper” and you will be redirected to a new page.
  4. Select year-wise papers and download the PDFs for future reference. 

Tips To Solve NDA Previous Year’s Question Papers

Keep in mind the following tips to solve NDA’s Previous year’s question papers and get the most benefits out of them:

  • Understand the Exam Pattern: Solving NDA’s Previous year’s question helps aspirants understand the exam pattern, which is vital for any exam preparation.  
  • Analyze the Question Paper: The next step is to analyze the question paper and identify the types of questions asked in each section. This will enable you to plan their preparation strategy accordingly.
  • Practice Time Management: Furthermore, the next step is to practice time management. 
  • Identify Important Topics: Furthermore, identify the important topics that are frequently asked in the exam. This will help them to focus on these topics during their preparation.

Also Read: NDA Exam Pattern 2024 – Marking Scheme, Exam Mode


How can I download the NDA Previous Year’s Question Papers?

To download the NDA Previous Year’s Question Papers, visit the official website and visit the Examinations page.

Does NDA repeat questions?

Yes, there are a lot of questions that are repeated in the NDA exams. You can check the previous year’s papers for help. 

What is the full form of NDA?

The full form of NDA is the National Defence Academy.


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