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NDA Question Paper & Solution

 Question 1: The minimum age of the voter in India is

  1. 15 years
  2. 18 years
  3. 21 years
  4. 25 years

Answer: 2

Question 2: The systematic reduction of logic circuits is accomplished by:

  1. using Boolean algebra
  2. symbolic reduction
  3. TTL logic
  4. using a truth table

Answer: 1

Question 3: An AND gate with schematic “bubbles” on its inputs performs the same function as a(n)________ gate.

  1. NOT
  2. OR
  3. NOR
  4. NAND

Answer: 3

Question 4: Two ships are sailing in the sea on the two sides of a lighthouse. The angle of elevation of the top of the lighthouse is observed from the ships are 30° and 45° respectively. If the lighthouse is 100 m high, the distance between the two ships is:

  1. 173 m
  2. 200 m
  3. 273 m
  4. 300 m

Answer: 3

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Question 5: From a point P on a level ground, the angle of elevation of the top tower is 30º. If the tower is 100 m high, the distance of point P from the foot of the tower is:

  1. 149 m
  2. 156 m
  3. 173 m
  4. 200 m

Answer: 3

Question 6: Hydrogen bonds in a-helices are:

  1. more numerous than Vander Waals interactions
  2. not present at Phe residues
  3. analogous to the steps in a spiral staircase
  4. roughly parallel to the helix axis

Answer: 4

Question 7:  The oldest eukaryotic organisms are considered to be:

  1. diplomonads like Giardia
  2. archaea
  3. fungi
  4. animals

Answer: 2

Question 8: All the following are considered eukaryotes except

  1. archaea
  2. fungi
  3. protozoa
  4. humans

Answer: 1

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Question 9: Which of the following organelles contain DNA, divides and possesses some degree of autonomy?

  1. Golgi apparatus
  2. Ribosome
  3. Chloroplast
  4. Peroxisomes

Answer: 3

Question 10: Which of the following was a revolutionary who later turned into a yogi and a philosopher?

  1. Lala Lajpat Rai
  2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  3. Agarkara
  4. Aurodindo Ghosh

Answer: 4

Question 11: Delhi became the capital of India in :

  1. 1916
  2. 1910
  3. 1913
  4. 1911

Answer: 4

Question 12: Swaraj as a national demand was first made by:

  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  2. Dadabhai Naoraji
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru
  4. Chittaranjan Das

Answer: 2

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Question 13: Who was the Viceroy of India at the time of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre?

  1. Lord Irwin
  2. Lord Chelmsford
  3. Lord Hardinge
  4. Lord Curzon

Answer: 2

Question 14: Who among the following Urdu poets was invited to the Second and Third round Table Conference?

  1. Josh Malihabadi
  2. Muhammad Iqbal
  3. Faiz Ahmad Faiz
  4. Firaq Gorakhpuri

Answer: 2

Question 15: The first women’s university in India was founded by :

  1. Dhondo Keshave Karve
  2. Rani Ahilya Devi
  3. Kumarappa
  4. Gandhiji

Answer: 1

Question 16: Who among the following led vaikom Satyagraha in 1924 ?

  1. Periyar E. V. Ramasamy
  2. Kesava Menon
  3. Kumaran Asan
  4. Shri Narayana Guru

Answer: 1

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Question 17: The equation of line which is parallel to the straight line 3x + 4y – 7 = 0 and passing through (1, 2) is:

  1. 3x + 4y = 11
  2. 3x+4y+11= 0
  3. 4x-3y+2=0
  4. 3x+4y+7=0

Answer: 3

Question 18: If f(y) = log y, then f(y) + f(1/y) is equal to :

  1. 2
  2. 0
  3. –1
  4. 1

Answer: 2

Question 19: If x = t2 and y = 2t, then the normal at t = 1 is

  1. x + y – 3 = 0
  2. x + y – 1 = 0
  3. x + y + 1 = 0
  4. x + y + 3 = 0

Answer: 1

Question 20: To find out the numerical value of ∫2-2 (px2 + qx + s) dx, it is necessary to know the value / values of which of the following?

  1. p only
  2. p and s
  3. q only
  4. p, q and s

Answer: 2

Question 21: Rectifiers are used to convert

  1. Direct current to Alternating current
  2. Alternating current to Direct current
  3. high voltage to low voltage
  4. low voltage to high voltage

Answer: 2

Question 22: Pick out the scalar quantity

  1. force
  2. pressure
  3. velocity
  4. acceleration

Answer:  2

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Question 23: Let a thin capillary tube be replaced with another tube of insufficient length then, we find water

  1. will overflow
  2. will not rise
  3. depressed
  4. change its meniscus

Answer:  2

Question 24: A cricketer’s average for 11 matches is 25 runs. In the next four matches he scored 72, 34, 51 and 62 runs. Find his new average for the 15 matches.

  1. 39
  2. 34
  3. 36
  4. None

Answer:  4

Question 25: Men complete a work in 9 days .After they have worked for 6 days, 6 more men join them. How many days will they take to complete the remaining work?

  1. 2 days
  2. 3 days
  3. 4 days
  4. 5 days

Answer:  1

Question 26: Metals are good conductors of electricity because

  1. they contain free electrons
  2. the atoms are lightly packed
  3. they have high melting point
  4. All of the above

Answer:  1

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Question 27: Pa (Pascal) is the unit for

  1. thrust
  2. pressure
  3. frequency
  4. conductivity

Answer:  2

Question 28: World AIDS Day’:

  1. April 17th
  2. June 5th
  3. December 1st
  4. February 14th

Answer:  3

Question 29: Look at this series: 7, 10, 8, 11, 9, 12, … What number should come next?

  1. 7
  2. 10
  3. 12
  4. 13

Answer:  2

Question 30: The population of a town was 20,000 in 1944. It decreased by 10 percent during 1944 – 1954 but increased by 20 percent during 1954 –1964. What was the population like in 1964?

  1. 24, 600
  2. 22,000
  3. 20,800
  4. 21,600

Answer:  4

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Question 31: The period of 2 sin x cos x is

  1. 4 pi 2
  2. 2 pi
  3. 4 pi
  4. pi

Answer:  4

Question 32: Panchayathi Raj instructions came into effect with the amendment of the constitution

  1. 70th
  2. 73rd
  3. 76th
  4. 79th

Answer:  2

Question 33: Who was the first speaker of Lok Sabha?

  1. Sivaraj Patel
  2. Jagjeevan Ram
  3. Lal Bahdur Shasthri
  4. V Mavlankar

Answer:  4

Question 34: Meenamatha disease is related with

  1. Cadmium
  2. Mercury
  3. Lead
  4. Iron

Answer:  2

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Question 35: A train running at the speed of 60 km/hr crosses a pole in 9 seconds. What is the length of the train?

  1. 120 metres
  2. 180 metres
  3. 324 metres
  4. 150 metres

Answer:  4

Question 36: The length of the bridge, which a train 130 metres long and travelling at 45 km/hr can cross in 30 seconds, is:

  1. 200 m
  2. 225 m
  3. 245 m
  4. 250 m

Answer: 3

Question 37: A train passes a station platform in 36 seconds and a man standing on the platform in 20 seconds. If the speed of the train is 54 km/hr, what is the length of the platform?

  1. 120 m
  2. 240 m
  3. 300 m
  4. None of these

Answer:  2

Question 38: The absorption of ink by blotting paper involves

  1. viscosity of ink
  2. capillary action phenomenon
  3. diffusion of ink through the blotting
  4. siphon action

Answer: 2

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Question 39: Nuclear sizes are expressed in a unit named

  1. Fermi
  2. angstrom
  3. newton
  4. tesla

Answer: 1

Question 40: Sound travels with a different speed in media. In what order does the velocity of sound increase in these media?

  1. Water, iron and air
  2. Iron, air and water
  3. Air, water and iron
  4. Iron, water and air

Answer: 3

About NDA exam:

National Defence Academy and National Naval Academy Exam is conducted by Union public service commission two times in a year with the motive to recruit productive candidates in national Defence and Naval Academy. Every year UPSC invites applications from eligible candidates to fill the vacant post. NDA consist of two exams named as NDA I Exam which is to be held in the month of April and NDA II Exam which is to be held in the month of September every year.

Exam Mode Offline mode
Exam Duration 2 hours 30 minutes.
Type of QuestionObjective type questions.
Paper 2 papers i.e. Mathematics and General Ability.
Total Marks The Mathematics paper contains 300 marks while General Ability test holds 600 marks. The written test will be of 900 marks.
Marking scheme There will be negative marking for every wrong answer.
SSB Interview Candidates who qualify written test then will have to appear for SSB Interview. The interview process will of 900 marks.
Language Bilingual that is Hindi and English

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NDA Exam Pattern:

National Defence Academy and National Naval Academy Exam consists of two papers. Both the papers are Objective Type Basis with the duration of 2 hours 30 minutes for each exam. Elementary maths subject contains 120 questions of 300 marks and general ability test contains 150 questions of 600 marks. Both the papers are of qualifying nature.

General Ability Test (Section-1: English)200
General Ability Test (Section-1: General Knowledge)400
Total Marks900

Candidates who qualify the written examination then will be called for personal interview conducted by Service Selection Board (SSB). In this process, SSB mainly focus on candidate’s ability to perform and capability to be recruited. Candidates who qualify both stages then will have to appear for document verification process. This is the final stage. Selection of the candidate is based on his/her overall performance.

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NDA Exam Preparation Tips:

  • First of all candidates should check the exam syllabus and exam pattern whether from this web page or from official website of union public service commission.
  • After that make plan according to that syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Candidate can also check important questions related to NDA Exam Pattern provided on this page for better preparation or to score good marks.
  • Candidate should consult with his/her friend/relatives/teacher if he/she have any doubt.
  • Candidate should focus on heavy weightage subjects/topics.
  • Candidate should do thorough revision of important topics.
  • Aspirant can also solve previous year question paper and online mock test to increase the speed to attempt question paper.

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  1. How many times I can give NDA exam

  2. Sir, I got 10 CGPA in 10th class and I am in 11th non-medical now. If I cleared the exam then is there will be any training for me or job? I want to suggestion I have to apply now or after +2.

  3. Sir, I am in 11th standard and got 90% in 10th. I want to be IAF officer so tell me what should i do.

  4. Shri Bikash Ranjan Borah

    Sir i m from assam…my english is not too good..i am comfortable in Assamese…does NDI exam in Assamese language???…sir please reply me

  5. Sir
    Which subject choose for army

  6. sir now i m doing 3 year diploma after 10th. sir i get 9.6 cgpa in 10th. so sir i want to join IAF. then i can apply . if i do this . which posts i get.

    • Hi Suhail Khan,
      To apply For IAR, Candidates should have done 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

  7. Sir may ye jo exam hota hay bs woo English language me hota hay kya

    • Hi Abhay Patel,
      Yes, The NDA exam question paper is in English only. There is no option about the language is given to candidates in exam

  8. sir what will be the exam pattern for bio students in NDA.instead of maths is there will be bio paper.

  9. Sir what is the best book to prepare for nda

  10. Sir ,after 19 years can i apply for NDA please reply sir.

  11. Sir,I am in 11th class . I want to prepare NDA exams.. So what should I do…

    • Hii Rajesh kumar,
      You can start practicing for Mathematics & General ability. As negative marking is also there, so you should prepare accordingly.

  12. sir
    which is the best book for NDA prepration 2018

    • Hii bhanu ojha,
      You can study from Manorama Yearbook, Pathfinder for NDA & NA Entrance Examination.
      These are the best books for preparation of NDA.

  13. Hello sir
    i just want to ask you that a 12th commerce student scoring at least 60% has any place in the nda examinations………..plz reply

  14. Plz sir tell me what is maximum age limit for NDA exam…!!??

  15. what is the minimum cut off

  16. Manashri Rajendrarao Nerkar

    jai hind sir,
    mujhe navyofficer/airforce officer banana hai but girl ke liye after graduation ke bad exam hota hai….. so i kindly request you plz give me some tips ,,,syllabus ,,and paper pattern………………
    pllz reply now!!!!!


    • Hii Manashri Rajendrarao Nerkar,
      you can apply for Indian Navy jobs for various positions:
      Eg Naval Architecture , Observer, Logistics /Works,

  17. Sir how to get admit card

  18. Sir plz. tell me about NDA test . it is easy or difficult

  19. Sir please tell me about ssb interview in brief and how to prepare for the competition..

    • Hii Rohan,
      It is a five days interview process which includes two testing days. When a participant clears Stage 1 test, only then it is allowed for Stage II Test.
      For getting job of officer in Army, Navy or Airforce, you need to attend SSB Interview with medical test.

  20. Helo sir i m student of class 12th rbse from alwar….and after 12th i want do nda from delhi….so can me tell u what i do for doing nda

  21. Sir Give me a details of 2017 examination please

  22. Sir I am bio student , so how can I clear mathematics?
    Or is there is another way for qualify?

    • Hii Manoneet sahu,
      Bio students can apply but it’s difficult for them to clear mathematics, so you can apply for MBBS entrance, that will be the best choice.

  23. Abhishek Jaiswal

    sir,NDA exam ko clear karne ke liye kitne percentage chahiye hote hai? kiya interview hindi me hota hai? plz reply soon…..

    • Hii Abhishek Jaiswal,
      Their is not as such fixed criteria. Out of 900 marks, you need to score 100 for maths and 300 for english and 200 for GA. cut Off changes every year.
      You can give the interview in that language, where you feels comfortable.

      • thank you sir…

        • It’s our pleasure that we are helping you. Keep visiting this site for more updates. You can also subscribe our free email service for getting updates directly into your inbox.

          • sir, I am a arts student, so how can i clear maths and what books should I read for it and the another subjects.

          • Hii Abhishek Jaiswal,
            It’s just our mentality, that maths subject is so difficult. You can join coaching classes and ask every single doubt without any hesitation, as practice will makes a man perfect.

            You can start preparing from these books, as these are the best.
            Manorama Yearbook
            Quantitative aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal
            NDA INA Practice Paper by Sachchida Nand Jha

  24. kitne marks ka paper hota hai sir

  25. Sir what type question come in NDA exam?.what is marking scheme of the paper

  26. sir, biology kha se padhe.

    • Hii deepak meena,
      Generally for NDA Preparation, students read Arihanth Pathfinder.This is the best book that helps in cracking the examination.

  27. chaudhary dhairya

    SIR, NDA ki service kitne year ki hoti he

    • Hii chaudhary dhairya,
      It is a three year course. Training for Army, Navy and Air Force cadets is given by tri services institution.

  28. Hi Sir
    nda ki Exam me kitane Mark Lane pad te he pass hone ke liye.. OR results ki jankari kese milegi…

    • Hii ChauhanVIPUL,
      NDA consists of Mathematics and General Studies exam.
      If you score 60% in Maths and 40% in General Studies, then you can can selected.

  29. Anand krishna kv

    Can any one please help me?I wanna know how I should prepare for NDA as a student of class 11??

    • Hii Anand krishna kv,
      To clear NDA Exam, your maths should be very good because first paper of NDA comprises of Maths and without clearing it, you cannot give the second examination. Clear out the concepts of class 11th and 12th from ncert and RD Sharma.

  30. Sir, I am Hemant latta student of class 12th science.. I scored 93% in rbse 10th exam .. I want to know how many minimum marks we have to score in NDA exam .. In written exam .. And what books I should read ..

  31. Sir
    I am akash pv .I am studying in12 th std by taking biology .so please tell me whether I can give application for NDA examination

  32. Kumra Parameshwar

    Sir NDA exam is for both m.p.c and bi.p.c students… But how a science student can face this maths exam?? As I was a science student and interested to join NDA. So suggest me a better idea.
    ****THANK YOU****

  33. l need you and l need NDA , you can help me

  34. Sir I am Nikhil Saini….
    Me Abhi 12 class me Hu or biology student hu.
    Sir subject Kaya hoge biology student ke Lia.

  35. Sir kya NDA ka interview hindi me hota hai or paper bhi

    • Hii indraj bishnoi,
      Yes, the paper is in both languages i.e. English & Hindi
      Two subjects are there: Mathematics and General Ability Test
      Question papers in both these subjects are in hindi as well as english language.
      General Ability is divided into two sections: English & General Knowledge.
      The English paper you have to give in English only, their is no option to choose the hindi language.

      • Or interview bhi hindi me bhi hota hai sir

        • Hii indraj bishnoi,
          You must speak in that language only in interview for which you had fluency. If you are good in hindi, then you should give the interview but with proper communication

          • Sir, I am in 11and 12th science streem, and i live in gujrat, i want to become pilot with joining NDA. But i have a problem that i am suffring from eye problem so i have to wear gogalce and i have 1 and other eye 1.5 number in my eye. so can i join nda without any problems

          • Hii Akshay daki,
            The vision needed is 6/6.

  36. what is the difference if im a maths student or a bio student

    • hii nishant,
      If you have completed 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics along with Biology, then you can join Indian Navy / Air force in NDA

  37. Hallo sir!!
    Im Bhavana…is it dat necessary to learn Hindi??
    English isn’t enough???

    • Hii bhavana,
      If you are good in English and speak fluently, then it’s enough.
      If you are not able to tell the answers in English, then you can rely in good hindi language also, as you cannot make the experts fool.


  39. Swimming is compalsary

  40. Sir 2017 ka nda form kb aayga may ya june

  41. Which subject is most important for nda

    • Hii Arnav,
      If you have completed your 12th through Science Stream, then you are applicable for all the posts conducted by NDA. But, if you have completed 12th through Commerce & Art Stream, then you are applicable only for Indian army post.

  42. institute of NDA coaching

  43. Sir jbb nda ka exam pass krr jayenge tbb wo log 5 sal ke liye bahar vej krr jo b.tec etc. Ka course karwata h tbb uss darmiyan me salary v deta h qa…..??

    Or ye NDA exam ka question eng. Or hindi dono m rahta h qa..?.
    Plz. Reply de..

  44. 12 th kitna percent hona jaruri hai

  45. I have applied NDA examination form…..The description is in fully detail in which I have taken full knowledge about examination

  46. NDA. Ka paper Hindi me hota he kya

  47. Sir nda ka exaM ka liya ktna percent maga jata hay.

  48. thanks for previous NDA papers ,keep it up

  49. NDA ka exam hindi me hota h ya english me…?

    • Dear Ashish sinha,
      The NDA Exam is of 900 marks in which 1st exam is of Maths of 300 marks and 2nd exam is of General Ability of 600 marks. These Exams is conducted in both languages i.e Hindi & English too.

    • I want to appear in the examination of NDA because it is one of the best exam. But I don’t know about the examination in details so plz help me to know about the examination.. I want to know what is the age limit and which subjects I have to read more to crack the examination of NDA….

  50. 2017 ka nda me 1exam kab hoga

  51. Sir,how to prepair the exam of nda.

  52. Nda is one of super examination to tallent students
    Bhalo bharat mataki jai


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