NDA 2018: Notification Date, Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

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If you have it in you which makes you think that you can be an officer in Indian Armed Forces then NDA (National Defence Academy) is your first and the best option to get the entry into a prestigious institution. UPSE conducts examination twice a year, NDA I and NDA II, to recruit the candidates for National Defence Academy. This article contains the complete information regarding NDA I 2018, like notification date, application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern and syllabus, admit card, answer key, exam result, selection process, etc then without further ado lets begin.

See Also: Complete NDA 2018 Selection Procedure

NDA 2018: Notification Date, Application Form, Exam Dates

Complete procedure of NDA 2018 is provided below:

Full Schedule of NDA (I) 2018:

Application form availability15 Jan 2018
Last date to fill form5th Feb 2018
Admit card out1 or 2 weeks before exam
Exam date22 Apr 2018
Result announcementMay 2018

Full Schedule of NDA (II) 2018:

Application form availability6th June 2018
Last date to fill form2nd July 2018
Admit card out1 or 2 weeks before exam
Exam date19 Aug 2018
Result announcementSep 2018

NDA Application Form 2018:

NDA application form comes twice a year but the process of filling both the forms, NDA (I) and NDA(II), is exactly same. Following is the process:

  • Online application from will be available from 15th Jan 2018 for NDA-I and 6th June 2018 for NDA-II, there is no offline mode to fill the application form
  • Form will be available only on official website
  • Registration will be done in 2 parts
  • Part-I will need your personal details, qualification, photo and signature upload, etc.
  • Part-II will be completed only after the application fees is paid which can be done in either mode online or offline (via bank chalan)

Application Fees:

SC/ST and wards of NCOs/JCOs/ORsFree
Mode of Fee PaymentVia
OnlineVISA/Master/Debit/Net Banking
Offlinee-challan of SBI Bank

Eligibility Criteria:

Following are the eligibility criteria to apply for NDA 2018 which includes nationality, educational qualification, age limits, physical and medical standards.


  • Must be a citizen of India or can be a subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Person of Indian origin migrated from the following countries with the intention of settling in India permanently and the countries are Zambia, Zaire, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam.
  • Tibetan refugee came to India before 1st Jan 1962

Age Limit:

Marital StatusUnmarried
GenderMale (only)
Age Limit (NDA I 2018)2nd July 1999 to 1st July 2002
Age Limit (NDA II 2018)2nd Jan 2000 to 1st July 2003

Educational Qualification:

In NDA there are 3 wings, Army, Air Force and Naval, and a candidate can get either of the wing, according to their Subjects chosen in 12th class.

  • For Air Force and Naval wing included Technical Entry(10+2), a candidate must have studied Physics and Mathematics
  • For Army wing, you have to be 12th pass or equivalent exam from the CBSE, ISC or any state board

Physical Standards:

  • Candidates have to fulfill the physical and medical norms set by NDA and NA(Naval Academy)
  • At the end of the selection procedure every candidate must get through the medical test organised by Military Hospital which is the last last stage of selection test

NDA 2018 Exam Pattern

Examination ModeOffline
Type Questions In PaperObjective
Exam Durationtwo and half hours per paper
LanguageBilingual (English and Hindi)
Negative MarkingYes (usually 1/4)

Papers Conducted:

Two papers (Paper-I and Paper-II) conducted in every sitting of NDA exam Paper-I is Mathematics, which consists of Class 10th, 11th and 12th. Paper-II is General Ability Test which consists of general science and english. There is 1 hour gap between Paper-I and Paper-II

1Mathematics2 and 1/2 Hours300
2General Ability Test2 and 1/2 Hours600
SSB Interview900

NDA 2018 Exam Syllabus:

  • As there are 2 papers in the NDA exam one is Mathematics and another is General Ability Test and the syllabus also divided accordingly
  • Mathematics will consists the questions taught in class 10th, 11th and 12th mathematics like Differentiation, Integration, Statistics, Probability, Vector, Algebra, Trigonometry, etc
  • General Ability Test  test contains question from general science(10th level) and English

NDA Admit Card 2018 :

  • Necessary document to get the entry in the examination hall
  • UPSE releases NDA 2018 Admit Card, 1 or 2 weeks before the exam date
  • To download admit card, one must have to fill the required fields in Registration ID or Roll Number, Date of Birth,etc

NDA Answer Key 2018:

Answer key contains the correct answers regarding to the question and one can calculate the his/her marks. NDA Answer key 2018, usually gets released within one week after the examination.

  • NDA Answer Key 2018 will get published within 1 week of the examination
  • Answer key helps in getting the score of the candidate
  • It provides answers to the questions asked in the examintion
  • Can also be changed if any answer is wrong

NDA Result 2018:

  • Result of NDA I 2018 or NDA II 2018 will be declared within 1 month of the examination which can
  • Result will be declared online
  • Selected candidates, whose name is in the shortlisted pdf list, will be called for SSB Interview
  • Once, SSB is cleared then every candidate have to pass the medical test and then only the final result is declared

 Complete NDA 2018 Selection Process:

  • The complete selection procedure is divided into 2 parts
  • First is Written Examination which is conducted twice a year
  • After the written examination, those who have cleared, candidates are called for interview.
  • Second part is the SSB interview, which is a 5 day task including physical, psychological and medical tests
  • After the completion of SSB, document verification is done of every candidate and then a final merit list is produced which contains the selected candidates who are recommended for the National Defence Academy

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