NDA 2018 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

UPSC is the examination authority for NDA (a national level examination) to recruit eligible applicants in Indian Defence Forces that includes Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the NDA exam in various cities across the country. The examination is scheduled twice in a year, NDA (I) in the month of April 2018 and NDA (II) in the month of September 2018. A large number of students appear in the NDA exam to secure their career in Indian Defence Services. The interested applicants can check out the important details related to NDA 2018 in this article below.

NDA/NA Notification


  • NDA/NA Exam II 2018 Application Process will be started from 6th June 2018. Click Here to Apply for NDA/NA Exam I. 

UPSC NDA 2018 Overview

EXAM NAME UPSC NDA / NA Exam 2018
CONDUCTED BY Union Public Service Commission
OFFICIAL  WEBSITE www.upsc.gov.in
EXAM TYPE National Level Entrance Exam
RECRUITS FOR Recruit candidates in the Army, Navy and Air Force
MODE OF EXAM Pen And Paper Based mode
SECTION Mathematics, GAT (Section 1- English) and GAT (Section 2- General Knowledge)
TOTAL MARKS 900 (0.33 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer)
TYPE OF QUESTIONS Multiple Choice Question
EXAM DURATION Two and half hours will be given for each code, i.e. Code 1 (mathematics) and Code 2 (general ability test)
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 10+2 or equivalent examination
EXAM DATE Will be updated soon.

NDA 2018 Important Dates

For NDA (II)

Notification will be published on 6th June 2018
Application form will be available from 6th June 2018
Last date for filling the application 2nd July 2018
Admit card released 1 or 2 weeks before the exam
NDA (2) Exam date 9th September 2018
Announcement of result Oct 2018

NDA 2018 Application form

The applications have to be submitted through online mode from the official website of UPSC. The applicants are advised to fill the application forms carefully because once you submit the forms, any changes or corrections will not be allowed. They also have to upload the scanned images of their photographs & signatures. Accept the declaration and take a printout of the filled application form for further use. There is no need to send the printout of the application form to the authority.

NDA Quick Links

NDA 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality

The applicants must be an Indian citizen or a subject of Bhutan/Nepal/Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 to become a permanent resident of India.

Age limitation

  • Only unmarried male applicants can apply for NDA 2018.
  • For NDA (I), the applicants should not be born before 2nd July 1999 & not later than 1st July 2002.
  • For NDA (II), the applicants should not be born before 2nd January 2000 and not later than 1st July 2003.

Educational Qualification

  • For Air Force & Naval Wings of National Defence Academy & for 12th Cadet Entry Scheme at Indian Naval Academy– The applicants should have cleared 12th standard or equivalent examination with Physics & Mathematics from any state education board or university.
  • For Army Wings of National Defence Academy– The applicants should have cleared 12th standard or equivalent examination organized by any State education board or university.
  • The applicants who are appearing in 12th standard or equivalent can also apply for NDA.

Physical Standards

  • The applicants must be physically fit as per the guidelines set by National Defence Academy & Naval Academy examinations.
  • The applicants who have resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces are not eligible to apply for NDA.

Application Fee

  • The applicants also have to pay the application fee to confirm their candidature.
  • The application fee for General & OBC categories is Rs. 100/-.
  • The application will be exempted for SC/ST and sons of JCOs/NCOs/Ors.
  • The fee can be paid through online (via net banking/master/debit card).
  • The fee can also be paid through offline (via cash in at any branch of SBI) mode.

NDA 2018 Exam Pattern

The NDA exam will be offline based and there will be MCQ type questions in NDA exam. There will be a penalty for each wrong answer. The applicants will have to use only black ball pen to marks their answers. The examination will have 2 parts- Mathematics & General Ability Test.

Subjects Code Duration Maximum marks
Mathematics 01 2 hours & 30 minutes 300
General Ability Test 02 2 hours & 30 minutes 600
SSB Test/Interview 900
Total 1800

NDA Selection Process

The selection process of NDA/NA will complete in 3 stages

  1. Written examination
  2. Personal Interview
  3. Medical review by Command Hospital

The applicants will be selected on the basis of marks scored in written examination & Interview rounds. The interview will be completed in 2 stages- Stage I & II. Stage I includes Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) & Picture Perception & Description Test (PP & DT). Stage II includes interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Test & conference. These tests will be organized for 4-5 days.

NDA 2018 Exam Syllabus

The examination syllabus of NDA 2018 has been divided into 2 parts- Mathematics & General Ability Test. The General Ability Test includes questions from different topics such as Chemistry, English, General Science, GK, Geography, Physics & Current Affairs.

Important Books to Prepare for NDA 2018

  • Path Finder for NDA & NA
  • Lucents General Science
  • Arihants Pathfinder NDA & NA
  • Mathematics for NDA and NA By R S Aggarwal
  • Pathfinder for NDA & NA Entrance Examination National Defence Academy/Naval Academy Conducted by UPSC by Arihant Experts
  • Compendium General Knowledge 2017 with Latest Facts & Data By Kumar Sundram
  • General Knowledge 2017 For Useful For SSC NDA IAS PCS And Other Exam By Rajat Wasan
  • Compendium General Knowledge 2017 with Latest Facts & Data By Kumar Sundram
  • Chapterwise-Section wise Solved Papers NDA & NA (Mathematics/English/General Ability) with Explanatory Solutions By Experts Compilation
  • Chapterwise – Sectionwise Solved Papers NDA & NA (Mathematics/English/General Ability) with Explanatory Solutions by Arihant Experts

Physical Standards

Candidate must be physically fit. Candidate must fulfill all the physical standards norms such as hight weight and eye sight.

Height/weight standard for Army/Air Force

Height (cms) Weight (kgs)
Without shoe 16-17 years 17-18 years 18-19 years
152 42.5 44.0 45.0
155 43.0 45.3 47.0
157 45.0 47.0 48.0
160 46.0 48.0 49.0
162 48.0 50.0 51.0
165 50.0 52.0 53.0
167 51.0 53.0 54.0
170 52.0 55.0 56.0
173 54.0 57.0 58.0
175 56.0 59.0 60.0
178 58.0 61.0 62.0
180 60.0 63.0 64.5
183 62.5 65.0 66.5

Height/Weight for Navy

Height (cms) Weight (kgs)
Without shoe 16 years 18 years 20 years
152 44 45 46
155 45 46 47
157 46 47 49
160 47 48 50
162 48 50 52
165 50 52 53
167 52 53 55
170 53 55 57
173 55 57 59
175 57 59 61
178 59 61 62
180 61 63 64
183 63 65 67

Eyesight Criteria for Navy

Uncorrected without glass 6/6
Corrected with glass 6/6/
Limits of Myopia -0.75
Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5
Limits of color perception I
Binocular vision III

NDA 2018 Admit Card

  • Students can get their admit card via online mode through the website.
  • Candidates note down the NDA hall ticket will not be sent by post.
  • Candidates have to fill up details like RID, Date of Birth or Roll Number & other details, to download the admit card.
  • The admit card bear exam related details like exam centre, exam date & timing, students name, roll number etc.
  • Candidates will not be permitted to appear in the examination, without admit card.

NDA 2018 Answer Key

  • Candidates can view the answer key through the website.
  • Within a week after the examination, the answer key will be published.
  • The answer key will contain all the answers of those questions asked in the examination.
  • Candidates will get a rough idea about how much they are going to score in the examination with the help of answer key.

NDA 2018 Result

  • After one month from the exam, the result of NDA written examination will be released.
  • The result will be declared via online mode through the website.
  • The result of shortlisted candidates for SSB Interview will be displayed in PDF format.
  • Shortlisted candidates are needed to appear for the SSB Interview round.
  • SSB will be organized by the Services Selection Board (SSB) of the Ministry of Defence.
  • The final result will be declared, after clearing the SSB interview & other rounds.

NDA 2018 Important Points

  • You can apply for the NDA exam via online mode through the website.
  • Only male candidates can apply.
  • SC candidates are exempted from the application fee.
  • For selection, first, you have to clear written examination. Shortlisted candidates are needed to go through the SSB interview round and medical examination for final selection.
  • You can check the eligibility criteria from the above-given section.
  • There will be negative marking for wrong answers.
  • You can check the detailed syllabus from the above-given section.
  • There is no attempt limit, you can apply for the NDA exam till you meet the other eligibility criteria.
  • You have to upload the scanned images of photograph and signature.
  • It is not necessary to send the printed application form to the authority.
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  2. Sir,
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  4. I want to apply for NDA entrance exam, which would be the appropriate website on which I would be able to fill the form

  5. Sir
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  9. Sir
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  10. Hello Sir, I completed my diploma in mechanical. my birth date is 28/05/1999. can i apply for NDA 2(2018) ???

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