Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (NDA and NA) 2 2019 yesterday. The mathematics exam was held from 10 am to 12.30 pm, whereas GAT was held from 2 pm to 4.30 pm. After the exam, NDA answer key 2019 has been published by several coaching centres.
The exam conducting body, UPSC, releases official answer keys for all the exams it conducts after results. That is usually a long wait, and the immediate requirement of the 10+2 candidates appeared in the exam is to check exam solutions to analyse their performance. This is satisfied by individuals, teachers, and coaching centers who usually coach students for the NDA exam and SSB interviews.
The major names in the defence coaching world who published NDA 2 2019 answer keys yesterday were Major Kalshi Classes, Aim and Achieve institute, Impetus Gurukul, and Arpit Choudhary.
Major Kalshi Classes published their NDA answer keys at majorkalshiclasses.com, which, students can download by filling a form. They have also provided video solutions on their youtube channel by their name.
Aim and Achieve coaching center has published their answer key at aimnachieve.com. They have also made the question papers available. Which is useful for future NDA aspirants, as well as those who have misplaced or damaged their own question papers.
Impetus Gurukul and Arpit Choudhary have published video solutions of the UPSC NDA answer key. They had streamed live solutions wherein they also interacted with students and got their feedback over the paper.
Mathematics paper consists of 120 questions of 300 marks. Whereas in general ability test, there are 150 questions of 600 marks. Thus in mathematics, candidates will get 2.5 marks for correct answer, and 2.5/3 will be deducted for incorrect answer. In GAT, one would get 4 marks for correct answer, and 4/3 will be deducted for incorrect answer.
Though UPSC will not release answer keys right now, they have started accepting question paper representations over upsconline.nic.in, at upsconline.nic.in/miscellaneous/QPRep/. The last date to submit representation against the question paper of NDA exam held on November 17, 2019, is November 24, 2019. The representations have been started to get accepted since today. One has to log in with roll number, date of birth to access it.
Result of NDA 2 2019 is expected in February 2020. It may be noted that usually NDA 2 exam is conducted in September and result announced in November. However this time, the exam has been conducted in November, and thus, result will be pushed in the schedule. Candidates qualified on the basis of written exam will be called for SSB interviews.
In NDA 1 2019, the cut off was 342 out of 900, with at least 25% in each subject. The overall cut off out of 1800 was 704. In NDA 2 2018, the written exam cut off was 325.
UPSC conducts NDA exam twice a year, first one as NDA & NA 1, and the second as NDA & NA 2. The NDA 2 2019 is for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 144th Course, and for the 106th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd July, 2020. In this, there are a total of 415 vacancies. There are 370 vacancies for National Defence Academy, that includes 208 for army, 42 for navy, and 120 for air. For Naval Academy, there are 45 vacancies.