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NDA 2017 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

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Mar 7, 2020

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NDA 2 Answer Key 2017 has been provided by leading coaching institutions. All the appearing candidates can check the answer key on this page. The official answer key along with question paper will soon release on the official website of UPSC i.e. One who clear NDA 2 Cut off 2017, will get a call for SSB interview at one of the Indian army selection boards. After clearing SSB interview, candidates go through the medical examination. Once the merit list is prepared, candidates get joining instructions based on their order of merit.

  • NDA 2017 was successfully conducted on September 10, 2017 in offline mode.
  • Difficulty level of the paper was moderate to difficult.
  • NDA (2) 2017 was comparatively easier than the last year.
  • NDA 2 Result will be declared by the UPSC in the month of October 2017.
  • Less number of questions asked from Physics and Chemistry.
  • Mathematics section was easy where, GAT (General Ability Test) section was moderate to difficult.

How to Download NDA 2 Answer Key 2017?

UPSC will release the official answer key of NDA online and candidates should know the steps to download the answer key. The complete procedure to download NDA official answer key is as follows –

steps to download nda 2 answer key 2017

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC i.e.
  2. Navigate for the “NDA Answer key 2017” link.
  3. Download the answer key for the set you are looking for.
  4. There are 4 sets namely A, B, C and D. The answer key of all the sets will be available separately.
  5. Save it on your PC for further use. You can also retain the printout of the same.

How to Calculate Score after NDA Answer Key?

After verifying correct answers, calculate the estimated score of the NDA exam. The answer key will contain the correct answers of total 150 questions form GAT and 120 questions from Mathematics. The total mark for GAT is 600 and Mathematics is 300. The procedure to calculate the score is given below:

  • Candidates for correct answers will get the marks allotted to the question.
  • For wrong answers, 0.33 marks will be deducted as penalty.
  • Calculate the score on the basis of the number of correct responses deducting the marks for incorrect responses.

Formula for Calculating the Estimated Score

Total Score = Total Number of Responses Marked Correctly – Total Number of Incorrect Responses

NDA 2017 Cut off

UPSC will prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying cut off in the written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion. Shortlisted candidates would be called for the SSB Selection Procedure after declaration of NDA 2 Result on the basis of cutoff scores. The Expected Cut off of NDA 2017 has been provided below –

Year Minimum marks to pass written exam (out of 900) Minimum marks scored by last recommended applicant
2016 229 (with at least 20 % marks in each subject) 602
2015 306 (with minimum 30 % in each paper) 674
2014 360 (with minimum 35 % in each paper) 722
2013 333 (with minimum 30 % in each paper) 698

NDA Selection Procedure 2017

  • Candidates successfully qualifying in the written test would be shortlisted for further selection rounds at SSB (Services Selection Board).
  • The list of shortlisted candidates would be only released post declaration of Result for NDA 2017.
  • Those who clear the cut off for NDA Written Exam would be only selected to participntervate in the iiew rounds.
  • SSB Interview is the second and final round of NDA Selection Process.
  • SSB Interview round comprises two separate tests – Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.