NDA

Introduction

National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA), is a national level entrance exam, which is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), twice a year. NDA & NA exam is conducted for the recruitment of young cadets in the different wings of the Indian Armed Forces including Army, Navy and Air Force. More than 4 lakh students apply online for the NDA & NA exam every year to be a part of the Defence forces of the country.

Exam Dates

S. No. Event Name Dates
1. Notification Release Date 6th June 2018
2. Online Application Start Date 6th June 2018
3. Last Date of Online Application 2nd July 2018
4. NDA & NA 2018 Exam Date 9th September 2018

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NDA & NA (II) 2018 Exam is mentioned below-

  1. Age-Limit Eligibility: The applicant should not have been born after 2ndJanuary 2003 or before 2nd January 2000 to fill the NDA 2018 application form.
  2. Only male and unmarried candidates can apply for NDA & NA Exam.
  3. Educational Qualification
    For recruitment in Army, the candidate must be appearing/completed 12th standard. For recruitment in Navy and Air Force, the candidate must be appearing/completed 12th standard and must have studied Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects.
  4. Apart from these, the candidate must also meet some specified physical standards.

Vacancy 2018

The written test of NDA and NA exam will be conducted to recruit total 415 cadets. Here are details of NDA & NA vacancies under the different wings:

S. No. Academy Wing No. of Vacancies
1. NDA Army 208
2. NDA Navy 39
3. NDA Air Force 92
4. Naval Academy 44
Total NDA & NA Vacancies 383

Application Form

The application form for the online registration of NDA & NA (II) 2018 is available now on the official website of UPSC (https://upsconline.nic.in/). Candidates can follow the under-mentioned steps to fill the online form of NDA Exam 2018:

  • The candidates need to complete 2 parts of registration of the NDA & NA Exam.
  • In the 1st part, the candidates need to fill their personal details like their name, father & mother’s name, identity proof, educational qualification, marital status, address etc.
  • Candidates also need to mention their branch preference (Army/ Navy/ Air Force).
  • Registration ID will be generated after the submission of this part.
  • Next, the candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature in the dimensions specified by UPSC and pay the requisite fees for the NDA Exam.

Admit Card

The admit cards of NDA & NA (II) 2018 will be released on the official website of UPSC 15-20 days prior to the exam. We will share the direct link to download the NDA admit card 2018 as soon as it is released on https://upsconline.nic.in/.

Curriculum

Candidates undergo a full-time under graduation programme under NDA, where they are awarded a Baccalaureate degree (i.e. the degree of either Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts, depending on the stream of study). The duration of the course is 3 years. Students are awarded the degree if Jawaharlal Nehru University upon completion of the course.

Selection Procedure

The Selection Procedure of NDA & NA Exam involves the following stages-

  1. Offline Objective exam
  2. SSB Interview
  3. Medical Fitness

Exam Pattern

The exam of NDA & NA consists of 2 parts, namely,

  1. Part I: Mathematics
  2. Part II: General Ability Test

Each test is of 2.5 hours.

S. No. Name of Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks  Duration
1. Mathematics 120 300 2.5 hours
2. General Ability Test 150 600 2.5 hours
Total 270 900  5 hours

The test of General Ability consists of 2 subsections:

(a) English: It consists of 50 questions carrying 200 marks
(b) General Knowledge: It consists of 100 questions carrying 400 marks.

Syllabus

Students must be aware of the detailed syllabus of the NDA & NA exam for an effective overall preparation.

  • The topics asked in the Mathematics section include:
    Trigonometry, Algebra, Vector Algebra, Differential & Integral Calculus, Matrices & Determinants, Geometry, Statistics & Probability.
  • The topics of General Ability test comprise of Vocabulary, Comprehension, Grammar, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History and Current Affairs.

Cut Off

Here are the details of the previous year cut off marks of NDA & NA exams (Both I & II):

Year Overall Cut off of NDA-I
(Out of 900)
Overall Cut off of NDA-II
(Out of 900)
2017 342
2016 288 229
2015 306 269
2014 348 368
2013 337 313
2012 333 322
2011 290 253
2010 263 193

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