The National Defence Services (NDA) answer key 2016 for both paper 1 and paper 2, General Ability Test (GAT) and Mathematics, has been released by Cavalier Academy, the coaching centre. Candidates can access the UPSC NDA 2 answer key 2016 for all four sets, and for both papers now and can download PDF for the same. Candidates must note that these are unofficial answer keys and official NDA answer keys will be released by the Union Public Service Commission only in about a week. This is your live thread, as we’ll update the answer keys here for 18th September exam from all sources. Head down below to check the answer keys.
The written examination for National Defence Academy (NDA) has been conducted today across 41 places and being the second test held this year for entry into Defence services, the test witnessed participation of over 3 lakh candidates. As much as 410 candidates would make their way towards induction into National Defence Academy and Naval Academy through NDA 2 2016 exam. The exam was held in two shifts (morning shift and evening shift) and now the Commission would release NDA answer key for both the shifts in some days.
UPSC NDA-II exam was conducted today to fill total 355 vacancies in National Defence Academy for the 138th Course (208 for Army, 55 for Navy and 92 for Air Force) and 55 vacancies in Naval Academy for the 100th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) under 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme commencing from July 2, 2017. The exam was notified in June, while the admit cards for all the applicants were issued online on August 26. As per the schedule, UPSC has conducted the written exam today and as per the performance of the candidates in the written exam, the Commission would shortlist the candidates for second round of selection process; Interview.
The written exam consisted of two papers : Mathematics and General Ability Test. The candidates were given 150 minutes to solve each paper. The mathematics paper had total 120 questions with a weightage of 300 marks while general ability test consisted of 150 questions of total 600 marks.
The general ability test (GAT) was divided in two parts: Part A (English) of 200 marks and Part B (General Knowledge) of 400 marks. Part B was further divided into six sections – A (Physics), B (Chemistry), C (General Science), D (Social Studies), E (Geography) and F (Current Events). These sections A, B, C, D, E & F carry 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20% and 10% weightages respectively.
All the questions in the NDA exam were of objective type and the negative marking would also apply for them. One-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to a particular question will be deducted for the wrong response to that question.
UPSC would prepare a list of candidates who would obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written exam. Such candidates will be called to appear before a Services Selection Board for Intelligence and Personality Test.
The Commission usually releases the answer key of the written exam which helps the candidates to analyze their performance and also estimate their marks. As the UPSC takes some time to do so, several coaching institutes prepare and release the unofficial answer key of NDA exam prepared by their experts. The candidates can also use such answer keys to match their answers till the official answer key is released by the Commission. The Commission releases the answer keys for all sets of question paper – A, B, C & D.
NDA 2 answer keys by Cavalier Academy: Get here
Some coaching institutes namely Resonance, Cavalier Academy and few other may release their version of answer key for NDA 2016 exam, if so, we’ll update here.
The result of NDA 2 exam 2016 for written test will be released in November. The exact date will be notified by UPSC for the result announcement and schedule for SSB/interviews.