NDA 2018 (1): Application Form, 15th January, Exam Date, Pattern, Eligibility Criteria


NDA 2018 (1)- UPSC conducts National Defence Academy exam commonly known as NDA 2018 to short-listing candidates for Indian defence Forces such as Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force as officers. The entrance test is conducted twice in a year. NDA 2018 is expected to be conducted on 22nd April 2018 and 9th September 2018 respectively.  Candidates, who want to make their career in the field of Indian Armed forces, must fill and submit their NDA 2018 Online application before due date. All the important details regarding NDA exam 2018 have been furnished in this article below.

NDA 2018 (1) application form is accessible from 15th January 2018. Candidates can get the direct link below.

NDA 2018 Important Dates- Released

Events Schedule for NDA -1 Schedule for NDA- 2
Official notification will be released on 15th January 2018 6th June 2018
Availability of application form 15th January 2018 6th June 2018
Closing date for the submission of application form 5th February 2018 2nd July 2018
Release of admit card April 2018 September 2018
NDA 2018 exam date 22nd April 2018 9th September 2018
Announcement of result May 2018 October 2018
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Eligibility Criteria for NDA Exam 2018

Candidates are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before apply NDA Exam. The NDA 2018 eligibility conditions are as follows:

Nationality: applicant should be Indian national / a subject of Nepal/a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came in India before January 1, 1962 to permanently settle here.

Marital status: male candidates who are not married are only eligible to apply.

NDA 2018 age limit:

For NDA 1: The applicants born not before 2nd July, 1999 and not after 1st July, 2002

For NDA 2: The applicants born not before 2nd January, 2000 and not after 1st January, 2003

NDA 2018- जानिये हिंदी में

Educational qualification:

Required educational qualification for Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Aspirants must have cleared 12th examination or equivalent examination with Mathematics and Physics subjects from a recognized State Education Board/ University.

Educational requirement for Army Wing of NDA: Aspirant should have cleared 12th examination or equivalent qualification organized by a recognized State Education Board / University.

Candidates who are appearing in the 12th or equivalent qualifying examination may also apply.

Physical standards: Applicant must be physically fit as per the prescribed physical criteria of the respective authority.

NDA Application Form 2018

  • The application form for NDA Entrance Exam 2018 will be available online from 10th January 2018 (for NDA 1) and 6th June 2018 (for NDA 2).
  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply online through visiting the official website of authority.
  • Candidates should fill all mandatory fields carefully and correctly.
  • Candidates should submit a single application form.
  • No correction or changes will be allowed after the submission of NDA Online application form.
  • Candidates have to upload the scanned images of their photograph, signature and other required documents in prescribed format.
  • Candidates have to pay certain amount as necessary application fee for successful submission of application form.

Application fee:

  • Candidates from General and open category have to pay Rs 100/
  • No application fee for SC/ST candidates and wards of NCOs/ JCOs/Ors
  • The payment of NDA application fee can be done through cash in any branch of SBI Bank or through net banking, master card/ visa card/debit card.

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UPSC NDA 2018 Examination Pattern

  • The NDA Entrance exam will consist of two paper i.e. paper A and paper B.
  • Paper A includes questions from the subject of Mathematics whereas Paper B intelligence and general ability test.
  • The entrance exam will held in both English as well as Hindi Language.
  • The total marks for Mathematics paper will be 300.
  • Each question will contain four alternative answers out of which candidates have to choose the correct one only.
  • There will be a negative marking for incorrect answers given by candidates.
  • The test will be conducted through offline mode. Read more about exam pattern

NDA 2018 syllabus

The syllabus of NDA Exam has been divided into two parts namely Mathematics and General Ability Test. The General Ability Test part will comprise questions from various topics such as General Knowledge (GK), English, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, General Science and Current Events.

Admit card

Admit card will be released by the UPSC before two or three weeks from the NDA examination date. Candidates who completed their application process successfully within the scheduled time can download the NDA 2018 admit card via the UPSC’s website. No other mode except online will be entertained to obtain the admit card. Candidates should carry their admit card at the examination center on the day of NDA exam.


The Result will be announced after one month from examination. Candidates can view their NDA 2018 result by official portal of UPSC. Applicants should enter their roll number, date of birth etc in the given fields in order to check their result. Candidates are advised to download the NDA Result and take printout of the same and keep it safe with you till the completion of selection process.  Selected candidates in NDA written Test will be invited for further admission process.

Selection Process

Candidates shortlisted on the basis of written exam will be invited for SSB interview which will be conducted for four to five days. Candidates who successfully qualified SSB round will further called for medical test and document verification process.

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  1. Sir, my son is 10 Feb 2001 born and studying in 11th standard with PCM subject. Please advise when he can apply for NDA exam.

    • Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination are eligible to apply for this examination.


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