NDA (National Defence Academy) Exam 2018

Published On 16/09/2017

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts NDA (National Defence Academy) exam twice in a year. It is a national level examination organized in various cities across the Country, to recruit eligible aspirants in Indian Defence Forces that includes Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. NDA-I is scheduled to be held on 22nd April, 2018 and NDA-II is on 9th September, 2018. Aspirants who are passionate to join defence services can apply online at UPSC official portal. The notification for NDA-I and NDA-II 2018 exam will published on official website of the UPSC on 10th January, 2018 and 6th June, 2018 respectively.

Important Dates:

Events

NDA-I Schedule

NDA-II Schedule

NDA official notification will be published on

10th January, 2018

6th June, 2018

Last date for receipt of application form

5th February, 2018

2nd July, 2018

Admit card will be issued

First week of April, 2018

Last week of August, 2018

 

Entrance exam date

22nd April, 2018

9th September, 2018


Eligibilty Criteria:

·         The candidates 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.

·         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 1stJuly 2002.

·         For NDA (II), the applicants should not be born before 2nd January 2000 and not later than 1st July 2003.

·         Date of birth mentioned in the 10th exam certificate or equivalent exam certificate will be taken into consideration for age count.

Educational Qualification:

·         For Army wings of Natioanl Defence Academy, Candidate must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination conducted by State Education Board/University.

·         For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at Indian Naval Academy: Aspirants must have passed 12th Class with Physics and Mathematics subject from any State Education Board/University.  

·         The Candidate who are appearing in the 12th class exam can also apply for NDA 2018 exam.

Physical standards

·         The applicants must be physically sound as per the guidelines set by National Defence Academy & Naval Academy examinations 2018.

·         The applicants who have resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces are not eligible to apply for NDA.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 Exam Pattern:

  • The NDA entrance exam will consist of two paper.
  • The paper will be bilingual i.e. both English and Hindi.
  • Paper 1 will contain the questions from mathematics subject and Paper 2 will be based on General Ability.
  • The maximum marks for Paper 1 will be 300 and Paper 2 will be of 600 marks.
  • The duration of exam will be 2.30 hours.
  • All the questions will be multiple choice questions having four choices.
  • Negative marking will be applicable for wrong answers.
  • Subsequently, candidate have to face SSB interview test if he qualify the written 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: Physical Standards

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 and 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

The eligible candidate will get the e-admit at official website of the UPSC. The admit card for NDA 2018 will be issued by the UPSC two or three weeks prior to the NDA examination. Candidates have to download the same from UPSC’s website. Admit card will not be sent to the candidate by post. Candidate must carry the admit card to enter into the examination centre.

NDA 2018 Result:

The (UPSC) Union Public Service Commission will announce the result of NDA 2018 for the candidates who appeared in the exam. The result is likely to come post one month of examination. Candidates can get result by providing necessary details such as roll number and date of birth etc. Shortlisted candidate will be called for SSB interview. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored in the NDA 2018 examination. Interview process will have two stages. Candidate who qualify Stage-I will enter into the Stage-II only. Followed by SSB interview, medical test and document verification will be performed.

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