NDA 2 Answer Key 2019 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released NDA 2 Answer Key 2019 on the official website, upsc.gov.in. The answer key is available pdf format. Candidates can download the NDA answer key of Maths and GAT from this page. Candidates can use them to predict the score in the exam, by using the marking scheme which is +4 and – 4/3 marks for GAT and +2.5 and -2.5/3 marks for Maths. Previously, on the exam day, various unofficial coaching and experts release the answer key for NDA 2 exam. Check more details on UPSC NDA 2 Answer Key 2019 from this page.
Latest: NDA 2 Answer Key 2019 is now available. Download it from below.
NDA 2 Answer Key 2019
UPSC NDA 2 Answer Key 2019 is published for Mathematics and GAT paper which containing 120 and 150 questions, respectively. Candidates can check all the important dates for NDA 2 2019 Answer Key from the table below.
|NDA 2 2019||Important Dates|
|Conduct of written exam||17 Nov 2019|
|Publication of NDA 2019 Answer Key of Mathematics||17 Nov 2019|
|Publication of NDA 2019 Answer Key of General Ability Test||17 Nov 2019|
|Availability of official UPSC NDA 2 2019 Answer Key||28 Sep 2020|
- Click here to download NDA 2 Answer Key 2019 General Ability Test.
- Click here to download NDA 2 Answer Key 2019 Mathematics .
Marking Scheme of NDA 2 2019
The marking scheme of both the paper: Mathematics and GAT are different. Both carries different number of questions having a different pattern for evaluation. Check the pattern for both the papers from the image below:
Note: Answer keys you view / download here right after exam are by individual teachers and coaching centers. UPSC releases official NDA answer keys much later. There may be difference between official and unofficial answer key of NDA 2019. However, we try our best to provide the closest answers.
How to Calculate Marks Using NDA 2 Answer Key?
The candidates can check below how they can use the answer keys to calculate their scores. The important thing to note is that the unofficial answer keys might not give you the accurate or exact score. The accurate calculation of the scores is possible with the help of the official NDA 2 answer keys only. Check the steps below to know for the calculation:
Step 1: Exam takers should start with taking out the question paper of the NDA 2 2019 exam.
Step 2: After that just check which question paper set you are having for which you gave the exam.
Step 3: Once knowing the set of the paper the candidates can now open the answer key of the question paper set that you have.
Step 4: After having both the question paper and answer key with yourself, get a rough sheet, write down how many answers that you have marked in the exam are correct and how many wrong.
Step 5: Now that you have the count of the correct and wrong answers, enter the values in the formula below:
For mathematics score use: 2.5 X (no. of correct answers) – 2.3/3 X (no. of wrong answers)
For the GAT section score use: 4 X (no. of correct answers) – 4/3 X (no. of wrong answers)
Now your total score of NDA 2 2019 exam = Score of Maths section + Score of GAT section
How to Get Official UPSC NDA 2 Answer Key 2019?
The candidates can check below the steps below to get the official answer key of NDA 2 2019:
Step 1: In order to get a hold on the official answer key of NDA 2 candidates can either click on the direct link provided on this page or can visit the official website of UPSC i.e upsc.gov.in.
Step 2: As soon as landing onto the main page of the website the candidates will see the examination tab. Click the tab and under the drop-down list, answer key tab is available. Click on the tab to access the answer keys.
Step 3: After that search for the NDA 2 answer key 2019. Click on the link and the PDF file opens on the next page.
Step 4: Now that the answer key is front of you, check the answers and save the PDF file in your device if want.
How to Challenge NDA Question Paper?
The commission has extended the opportunity for the candidates to even object the question paper. Objection is done online only and no other medium is accepted to challenge the questions. Window for raising the representation is open for 7 days from the next day of the exam. Candidates can check the steps below to challenge the question paper of NDA 2:
Step 1: To challenge the question paper candidates need to visit the official website i.e upsc.gov.in
Step 2: Soon after coming to the main website, click on the examination tab as shown in the image below, and then from the dropdown select the time frame for representation option:
Step 3: On doing so the candidates can check the PDF file that has the link to the portal for representation. The PDF file also has the instructions related to the challenge. The candidates need to access the link for portal and submit their challenge.
Portal for the challenge: https://upsconline.nic.in/miscellaneous/QPRep/
Step 4: On the portal, the candidates can check the Start Date/Time, End Date/Time for submitting the challenge. Select the NDA 2 exam form the option and submit the challenge as per the deadlines.
NDA Question Paper 2019
After the exam is over the candidates can also check the question papers of the exam. The PDF file of the question papers can be used as resources for preparation. The aspirants of NDA 2 2019 can check below the question papers from the NDA 1 2019 examination:
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 2 2019, can also download it and use it.
Expected NDA 2 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 of analysis. It was 30% in NDA I 2015, 35% in NDA I 2014. To figure out NDA 2 2019 Cut Off, the Commission considers various factors such as
- A number of applicants,
- Basic expectation,
- Average performance, and so on.
Until this year’s cutoff is out, we can take a look at the past years’ cutoff marks:
|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 II 2018||325||688|
|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 the past few years.
About NDA 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts National Defense Academy (NDA) exam every year for the recruitment of the candidates in Indian Armed forces. It is a 3 year degree selection and after the completion candidate is given a bachelor’s degree in either B.Sc/B.Tech or B.A. It conducts a 2 stage selection process to select candidates for National Defence Academy. The selection process is held twice a year – NDA (I) and NDA (2). The selection process of NDA 2019 contains the written exam and SSB interview round. It contains Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR), Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PPDT), Psychological Aptitude Tests (TAT, WAT, SRT, SD) and Group Testing Officer tests. The total number of vacancies announced for the post is 415.
NDA Answer Key 2019 Set Wise
The answer keys are available in various formats like PDF, image, videos etc. You can download it all for all your set from the links below.
|NDA Mathematics Answer Key 2019||NDA GAT Answer Key 2019|
|Set A – available||Set A – available|
|Set B – available||Set B – available|
|Set C – available||Set C – available|
|Set D – available||Set D – available|
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 1 2019 Answer Key by coaching centers:
|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|
Official Answer Keys
|NDA I 2018||GAT|
|NDA I 2018||Maths|
|NDA II 2017||GAT|
|NDA II 2017||Maths|
|NDA I 2017||GAT|
|NDA I 2017||Maths|
|NDA II 2016||GAT|
|NDA II 2016||Maths|
NDA (2) 2019 Answer Key Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : For NDA I 2018, answer key was released 256 days after the exam. In NDA II 2017, it was issued after 450 days. Then at the 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 the final result, and sometimes after display of marks of recommended candidates.
Ans : Yes. The official answer keys are published by UPSC itself, this means the expert committee of the exam conducting body prepares these answers keys. However. the unofficial answer keys created by the teachers and subject matter experts not related to UPSC.
Ans : As can be seen, UPSC issues official answer keys much later after the 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.