NDA Paper I – Mathematics was conducted from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM while Paper II – General Mental Ability started at 02:00 PM and continued till 04:30 PM.
NDA Paper I Mathematics was a bit difficult, including mostly questions from Trigonometry, Applications of Derivatives, section. However, NDA Paper 2 was of easy to moderate level including a maximum number of questions from English language section.
Check out the below the detailed NDA 2020 exam analysis for both paper I as well as for Paper II, shared by the Gradeup experts.
Highlights of NDA Paper I 2020 Exam
- The level of NDA Paper 1 was moderate.
- The total questions asked in paper 1 was 120 for 300 marks.
- The time duration of 2 hours and 30 mins was allotted for Paper 1.
Detailed Analysis of NDA Paper 1 2020 Exam
|Name of Sub-Section||No. of Questions
|Applications of Derivatives||15||Moderate|
|3D & Vectors||11||Moderate|
|Coordinate Geometry and
|Set, Relations & Function||8||Moderate|
|Application of Integrals||7||Moderate|
|Matrices & Determinants||7||Moderate|
|Progression & Series||6||Moderate|
|Permutation & Combination||2||Moderate|
Highlights of NDA Paper II 2020 Exam
- The level of NDA Paper 2 was moderate to difficult.
- A total of 15 questions were asked for 600 marks.
- Paper 2 was also given 2.5 hours of time duration.
Detailed Analysis of NDA Paper 2 2020 Exam
Below is the section-wise NDA Paper 2 exam analysis along with the number of questions and difficulty level:
|Name of the Sub-Section||No. of Questions
NDA 2020 Marking Scheme
The marking scheme of NDA 1 & 2 can be checked below:
Each Right Answer
|Negative Marks for
Each Incorrect Answer
However, the NDA 1 and 2 exams have been successfully conducted at all centres across the country after while maintaining social distancing. Candidates who appeared for the NDA 1 and 2 exam were happy to see arrangements by UPSC.