NDA Answer Key 2019 has been published here. Download answer key of UPSC NDA 1 2019 of Mathematics, GAT, of set A, B, C, D from this page on AglaSem. Union Public Service Commission also releases NDA Answer Key several days after exam. Until result of NDA 2019, candidates can use answer key to predict score. In General Ability Test, add 4 marks for every correct answer, and then deduct 4/3 for every incorrect answer. Likewise in Mathematics, correct answer fetches 2.5 marks, incorrect answer leads to 2.5/3 negative marking. Get here all NDA Answer Key 2019 for UPSC NDA & NA (I) 2019 Exam held on April 21, 2019.
NDA Answer Key 2019
PDF download for relevant paper and set. UPSC NDA 1 Answer Key 2019 is published for Mathematics containing 120 answers and GAT containing 150 answers. Check schedule below for all relevant dates.
|NDA 2019||Important Dates|
|Conduct of written exam||21 Apr 2019|
|Publication of NDA 2019 Answer Key of Mathematics||21 Apr 2019 after 12:30 PM|
|Publication of NDA 2019 Answer Key of General Ability Test||21 Apr 2019 after 4:30 PM|
|Availability of official UPSC NDA 1 2019 Answer Key (expected)||Nov / Dec 2019|
* UPSC NDA 1 2019 Answer Key *
After the exam got over as per schedule, AglaSem has published answer key, question paper, solutions of the exam. You can get them all here.
|S.No.||NDA Mathematics Answer Key 2019||NDA GAT Answer Key 2019|
|1||Set A – available!||Set A – available!|
|2||Set B – available!||Set B – available!|
|3||Set C – available!||Set C – available!|
|4||Set D – available!||Set D – available!|
* UPSC NDA 1 2019 Question Paper *
#1. Mathematics – Click here or image below for question paper PDF.
#2. GAT – Click here or image below for question paper PDF.
* UPSC NDA 1 2019 by Coaching Centres*
|Coaching Center||NDA Mathematics Answer Key||NDA GAT Answer Key|
|Major Kalshi||Set A||Set A|
|Set B||Set B|
|Set C||Set C|
|Set D||Set D|
|Cavalier||All Sets||All Sets|
Calculate Marks Using NDA Answer Key
If your marks according to NDA Answer Key 2019 and following marking scheme are around the expected cut off marks, then you have high chances of selection.
Exam pattern and marking scheme of NDA Exam
|Pattern and scheme||GAT||Maths|
|No. of Qs||150||120|
|Marks for correct answer||4||2.5|
In accordance with the marking scheme, calculate marks.
Marks in NDA 1 2019 as per answer key = No. of correct answers in GAT * 4 – No. of incorrect answers in GAT * 4/3 + No. of correct answers in Maths * 2.5 – No. of incorrect answers in Maths * 2.5/3
Please note that the answer keys you view / download here right after exam are by individual teachers and coaching centers. UPSC releases official NDA answer keys much later, after declaration of result. There may be difference between official and unofficial answer key of NDA 2019. However we try our best to provide closest answers. Nevertheless, exercise best judgement while taking any decision on basis of NDA 2019 Answer Key.
You have to wait a while after exam for NDA 2019 Result of written exam. To give you an idea of how long the wait could be, here is a trend analysis graph of number of days between NDA exam and written exam result.
UPSC Online Question Paper Representation Portal
If you visit upsc.gov.in, then you will come across a page called Time Frame for Representation under the examinations system page. This contains a single PDF file titled Online Question Paper Representation Portal. As per it, UPSC gives a time frame of 7 days from the next day of exam in which candidates can make representations to Commission on questions asked in exam.
Starting from next day of exam to 6 PM of 7th day is the period in which one can submit representations on questions.
In the case of multi-days exams, the last day of exam is considered for determining the timeline.
Example 1: UPSC Exam is on 1 March. Then, candidates can submit representations from 2 March to 8 March, 6 PM.
Example 2: UPSC Exam is from 29 June to 1 July. Then, candidates can submit representations from 2 July to 8 July, 6 PM.
The official site to submit challenges is https://upsconline.nic.in/miscellaneous/QPRep/.
Expected NDA 1 2019 Cut Off
The Union Public Service Commission publishes NDA cut off after declaration of final result. A minimum qualifying marks is fixed in every subject though. Those who score more than that are considered, and then those who get overall marks equal to or more than cut off are declared as qualified in UPSC NDA Result of Written Exam.
Minimum Marks In Each Subject: 25%
Note, this figure is on the basis of past few years analysis. It was 30% in NDA I 2015, 35% in NDA I 2014.
To figure out NDA 1 2019 Cut Off, the Commission considers various factors such as number of applicants, basic expectation, vacancies, average performance, and so on.
Nevertheless, we can take a look at previous year data to get an idea of what we can expect the next NDA cut off to be.
|Exam||Minimum qualifying standard approved at the written stage (Out of 900 marks)||Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate (Out of 1800 marks)|
|NDA I 2018||338||705|
|NDA II 2017||258||624|
|NDA I 2017||342||708|
|NDA II 2016||229||602|
|NDA I 2016||288||656|
|NDA II 2015||269||637|
|NDA I 2015||306||674|
|NDA II 2014||283||656|
|NDA I 2014||360||722|
This graph represents NDA cut off trends in past few years.
How To Get Official UPSC NDA Answer Key 2019?
You can get official answer key of NDA 1 2019 from upsc.gov.in as per its availability. However it is significant to note here that the Union Public Service Commission releases official answer keys much later. The official answer keys are not published before result.
Most other exam conducting bodies follow the process of conducting exam, then releasing answer key, and then issuing result.
However in case of UPSC, this is not so.
Nevertheless, if you are interested in getting the official answer key then you have to wait a little longer to get it from the website.
Steps to download UPSC NDA Answer Keys from upsc.gov.in:
- Go to upsc.gov.in.
- Navigate to Examinations >> Answer Keys.
- Go to Year 2019 table.
- Locate National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2019.
- Click on link to download GAT Answer Key PDF, and Maths Answer Key PDF.
You do not need to login, which usually requires registration ID as generated in application form of NDA 1 2019, or roll number.
Significance of NDA 1 Answer Key 2019
The answer key of UPSC NDA & NA exam is useful in several ways. Some of the most prominent reasons that make it important are as follows.
- Lakhs of aspirants who appear for the exam can know the correct answers with NDA Answer Key right after exam. This alleviates their tension over how well they have performed. Also it helps one plan better on what to do next.
- When UPSC officially releases NDA Answer Key, it makes the recruitment / admission process more transparent. Candidates know exactly which answers UPSC considered correct and are assured they were marked right.
- Future NDA aspirants can prepare using NDA 2019 Question Paper and Answer Key.
Since downloading it does not require login, so anyone, even those who did not appear and do not have roll number as in admit card of NDA 1 2019, can also download it and use it.
NDA 2019 Exam Analysis
Earlier in the day, after both Mathematics and GAT exams, we caught up with braveheart NDA aspirants at the exam centres. We talked about the exam, differences with previous year papers, expected cut offs, and what next.
How was the question paper of Mathematics?
As per candidates who appeared in exam, Mathematics paper was easy. None of the questions were too tricky or lengthy.
If one had prepared as per syllabus, and attempted a few sample papers, mock tests, and previous year papers, then the paper was quite simple to solve.
As per subject matter experts who later solved the paper, the questions were indeed simple. All questions and question formats were well within the mathematics syllabi of 10+2 taught in national and state level boards.
Find out what students had to say, when AglaSem team met them after Mathematics paper.
How was the question paper of General Ability Test?
NDA aspirants found the overall GAT paper to be fine. However GK questions were a little tough.
Specifically, history based general knowledge questions were tricky to solve and that is where most candidates feel they may not be able to score well.
Watch how students reacted after GAT paper in AglaSem NDA live coverage!
About NDA (1) 2019 Written Examination and PET
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) published Examination Notice NO.03/2019-NDA-I on January 9, 2019.
As per the notice, UPSC is responsible for conduct of written examination for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 143rd Course, and for the 105th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd January, 2020.
Stages of selection in NDA and NA are:
- Written Exam
- SSB (Stage 1 and Stage 2)
#1 UPSC NDA 1 2019 Written Exam
- Exam is on a single date.
- Candidates need to obtain minimum qualifying marks in each subject.
- Candidates also need to score overall cut off marks in order to qualify for SSB.
Marks are awarded as per marking scheme. Then candidates who obtain marks equal to more than cut off are declared as qualified as per result of NDA 2019 written exam. They can then attend SSB interviews.
- Unlike written exam, SSB is a five day long process.
- Candidates have to first get their SSB centre and dates from Join Indian Army, Navy, Air Force websites.
- Only qualified candidates can download SSB call letters from joinindianarmy.nic.in, www.joinindiannavy.gov.in, www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in.
- Then they have to go to the centre on assigned date and time with their documents.
- During SSB, they undergo two stages.
SSB Stage 1
- Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR)
- Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PPDT)
SSB Stage 2
- Psychological Aptitude Tests (TAT, WAT, SRT, SD)
- Group Testing Officer tests
How To Join Indian Army?
NDA is one of the ways to join Indian Army. For 10+2 students, there is another option that is TES 10+2 scheme.
Whereas NDA route requires one to go through written exam, then SSB, in TES scheme candidates are directly shortlisted on basis of application and then called for SSB process.
All the ways to join Indian Army are explained in the flowchart below.
NDA Answer Key FAQs
Q. After how many days of exam are official NDA Answer Keys released?
Ans. For NDA I 2018, answer key was released 256 days after exam. In NDA II 2017, it was issued after 450 days. Then at time of NDA I 2017, answer key came after 339 days. So there is no fixed time for issuance of official answer key of NDA by UPSC. However it does come after final result, and sometimes after display of marks of recommended candidates.
Q. Is there any difference between NDA answer keys of coaching institutes and official one?
Ans. Such persons who are good at mathematics and GAT create those answer keys that coaching institutes and individuals publish. They try their best to provide correct answers. However there may be some difference between their answers and that by UPSC.
Q. What if answers in official answer key are wrong?
Ans. As can be seen, UPSC issues official answer keys much later after exam. Therefore there is no scope of representation against them. Nevertheless, one can submit challenges to questions right after exam through UPSC Online Question Paper Representation Portal.
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NDA Answer Key Archives
For easy reference of aspirants, here are some past year answer keys of NDA exam that are officially released by UPSC.
NDA I 2018
NDA II 2017
NDA I 2017
NDA II 2016