NDA Cut off 2017

NDA Cut Off Marks 2017 have been compiled by our team after a thorough analysis of this year’s exam which was conducted on April 23rd. The paper was moderate in nature this time and the NDA cut off is surely expected to go higher than last year. The total vacancies to be filled via NDA 2017 are 390. The paper was held in offline mode and more than four lakh aspirants attempted it.

Expected NDA Cut Off Marks 2017

The cut off for any exam is the minimum number of marks required to qualify the exam. In case of NDA (which is conducted twice a year), the cutoff score vary by quite a difference. In the current article, we will elaborate on the expected cutoff for NDA – 1, 2017 as well as previous year cutoffs that were officially released by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Mathematics  185-205
General Ability Test (GAT)  365-405

The above cutoff marks are for General category. UPSC will release a separate cutoff score for each category.

Calculation of NDA Cut Off Scores 2017

 Final score = Total number of right answers-Total number of wrong answers

Types of Cutoff 

Sectional Cutoff The aspirants are expected to qualify in each section
Overall Cutoff Overall cutoff implies the minimum score required to make it to SSB.

Analysis of NDA Cut Off 2017

As per us, the cutoff for NDA exam is predicted to go higher than last year. The following key points came to the fore, after going through the various sections of the question paper in detail.

 Mathematics The mathematics section was simple this year.
 General Ability Test (GAT) Questions asked in the GAT section were challenging this time.
 Overall The overall level of paper can be agreed upon as being moderate.
 Predictability  The paper wasn’t totally predictable especially as far as the GAT section is concerned.
 Applicants The applicants this time were higher than previous 2 times.


How to Check NDA Cut Off on UPSC Website ?

 Step 1 Visit the official site of UPSC www.upsc.gov.in
 Step 2 Search for the cutoff marks of NDA 2017
 Step 3 Enter your credentials
 Step 4 The cut off marks will be displayed
 Step 5 Take a print out for future references

Official NDA Cut Off Marks of Past 5 Years


2016 Official NDA Cut Off Score
NDA-I 288
NDA-II 315


2015 Official NDA Cut Off Score
NDA-I 306
NDA-II 269


2014 Official NDA Cut Off Score
NDA-I 348
NDA-II 368



2013 Official NDA Cut Off Score
NDA-I 337
NDA-II 317


2012 Official NDA Cut Off Score
NDA-I 333
NDA-II 322

NDA Answer Key 2017

The following answer keys for NDA Exam 2017 have been taken from Cavalier Coaching Institute, New Delhi.



Frequently Asked Questions on NDA Cutoff

Who is the official authority which issues the NDA cutoff ? Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the sole authority to release the NDA cutoff
Do previous year cutoffs have an impact on the latest scores ? Not really. The parameters for deciding the cutoff are dynamic in nature.
Is the Cutoff issued officially? Yes. UPSC will upload it on its website
When is the Cutoff issued officially? This year, it will be released in May
Can I disregard the cutoff? No. The cutoff once released is final

Topic Wise Distribution of Marks – Mathematics

Trigonometry 30
Calculus 25
Probability 10
Quadratic Equations 15-20
Complex Numbers 10-15
Matrices & Determinants 30

Topic Wise Distribution of Marks – GAT

Physics  15
Chemistry  15
Current Affairs  20
English  50
Matching  20

NDA Result 2017


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  1. M really sorry to say this, but there are no reservations for any of the catagories in NDA, you really lack knowledge here sir

  2. I think either this site is fake or doesn’t know that in nda no reservation regarding cut off is present

  3. I think either this site is fake or doesn’t know that in nda no reservation regarding cut off is present

  4. R u thinking we r fool over here . First of all the cut off is 30 % of maths and gat .In maths it will be nearly 90 to 110 this time. And you fools there is no reservation in NDA. It is defence not your f***ing engineering.

  5. I am a medical student without maths but i am eligible for nda to apply only for army…….As I am a med. Student so i don’t have maths so,will my maths paper be checked or not?

  6. how to calculate maths and general ability
    posiive marks????
    negative marks????

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