NDA EXAM INFO

Qualification required: Graduation
Age: 18 – 27 years (UR)
Post: Assistant in MEA, CVC, Other Ministries, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Income Tax), Inspector (Preventive), Inspector (Examiner), Inspector of Posts, Divisional Accountant, Auditor, Accountant, UDCs, Tax Assistant etc.
Age: 30 years/20-30 years (UR)
Post: Assistant Enforcement Officer/ Sub-Inspector (CBI)/Assistant Section Officer in CSS/SI in NIA
Age: 21 – 27 years (UR)
Post: Assistant in IB
Age: 18 – 32 years (UR)
Post: Statistical Investigator Gr. II

Pattern of Exam: Objective

Tier-I

S.No SUBJECTS No. of QUESTIONS MARKS TOTAL
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 200
2 General Awareness 50 50
3 Numerical Aptitude 50 50
4 English Language 50 50

Tier-II

S.No SUBJECTS No. of QUESTIONS MARKS TOTAL
1 Numerical Aptitude 100 200 400
2 English Language 200 200

NOTE: There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Tier I and Tier II and 0.50 for each wrong answer in paper I of tier II.
Interview: Questions are asked to check the candidate’s knowledge and analytical ability. Topic of discussion ranges from politics, sports, current affairs, personal bio-data to subject taken in graduation.
The following table sheds light on the number of posts available through CGL exam:

Year UR OBC SC ST Other Total
Interview Posts other than Statistical Investigator
2011 1552 883 535 161 160 3291
2012 1785 851 519 230 623 4008
Post of Statistical Investigator/Compiler
2011 375 202 112 60 0 749
2012 353 189 107 53 189 891
Non-interview Posts
2011 4796 2148 1360 481 1127 9912
2012 5467 2765 1530 832 1242 11836
Post of Tax Assistant
2012 1594 763 437 220 359 3373
All Posts
2011 6723 3233 2007 702 1287 13952
2012 9199 4568 2593 1335 2413 20108

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Tier I cutoffs (out of 200 marks)

Year UR OBC SC ST
Cut Off for All Posts
2011 86.75 70.25 63.50 63.25
2012 82.00 70.00 64.00 62.00
2013 96.00 81.50 75.25 70.25
Cutoff for Posts of Statistical Investigator/compiler
2011 81.50 66.00 58.50 58.25
2012 81.25 69.50 63.50 61.50
2013 96.00 81.50 75.25 70.25
Cutoff for Posts of Tax Assistant
2012 80.25 68.50 62.50 60.50
2013 92.50 79.25 72.25 67.25

Tier I + Tier II cutoffs (out of 600 marks)

Year UR OBC SC ST
Interview Post other than Statistical Investigator/compiler
2012 Tier I + Tier II 349.00 319.00 284.00 282.00
2013 Tier I + Tier II 420.00 391.00 353.25 340.75
2014 Tier I + Tier II 426.25 398.75 365.50 349.75
Cutoff for Posts of Statistical Investigator/compiler
2012 Tier I + Tier II 333.00 305.00 269.00 256.00
2013 Tier I + Tier II 434.50 402.50 352.00 310.50
2014 Tier I + Tier II 467.25 436.25 391.25 355.25
Non-Interview Post
2012 Tier I + Tier II 313.50 281.50 251.00 242.00
2013 Tier I + Tier II 401.00 368.50 334.00 314.00
2014 Tier I + Tier II 397.25 365.00 331.50 308.50
Tax Assistant
2012 Tier I + Tier II 298.00 270.00 236.00 227.00
2013 Tier I + Tier II 393.00 359.00 323.75 301.00
2014 Tier I + Tier II NA NA NA NA