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NDA 2018 (2): Application Form, Closing date, Exam Date,

NDA 2018 (2) official notification and application form has been released on 6th June 2018. UPSC conducts National Defence Academy exam commonly known as NDA 2018 to short-list 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 scheduled to be conducted on 9th September 2018.  Candidates, who want to make their career in the field of Indian Armed forces, must fill and submit their NDA 2018 Online application before 2nd July 2018. All the important details regarding NDA exam 2018 have been furnished in this article below.

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The online application form for NDA 2018 has been released by 6th June 2018. Application link is given below. 

NDA 2018 Important Dates- Released

Check out the official schedule for NDA 2 2018. We may update the table based on its official notification.

Events Schedule for NDA- 2
Official notification will be released on6th June 2018
Availability of application form6th June 2018
Closing date for the submission of application form2nd July 2018
Release of admit card20th August 2018
NDA 2018 exam date9th September 2018
Announcement of resultOctober 2018

Eligibility Criteria for NDA Exam 2018

Nationality Criteria

Following categories of candidates are permitted to apply:

  • An Indian citizen, or
  • Who is a subject of Bhutan, or
  • Who is a subject of Nepal, or
  • Who is a Tibetan refugee and came in India before the 1st January 1962 with the intent of permanently settling over here, or
  • Who is a person of Indian origin and migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intent of permanently settling in India.

The Government of India has issued respective certificate for candidates of categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v). Candidates  who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal, they don’t need to submit such certificates.

NDA 2018 age limit, Sex and Marital Status

Sex- Only Males are allowed.

Marital Status- Should be Unmarried.

Age Limit- The applicants born not before 2nd January 2000 and not after 1st January 2003

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

Important Notes:

Note 1: Candidates are suggested to submit only one application. However, if they have submitted multiple applications, then they must ensure that application with the higher RID is duly filled. The application with higher RID will be accepted and payment needs to made in the regard.

Note 2: Candidates who are already in Government services including candidates serving in the Sailors of the Indian Navy, Armed Forces, Cadets of Rashtriya Indian Military College, Students of Rashtriya Military Schools and Sainik Schools which is run by Sainik Schools Society, Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organizations or in private employment, they should apply online direct to the Commission.

How to Apply Online?

  • The application form for NDA Entrance Exam 2018 will be available online from 6th June 2018 (for NDA 2).
  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply online by 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 the prescribed format.
  • Candidates have to pay a 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.

UPSC NDA 2018 Exam Pattern

Quick Highlights of Exam 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 be held in both English as well as the 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 in offline mode.

Exam Pattern in Detail

Subjects Involved CodeExam Duration Maximum Allotted Marks
Mathematics012½ Hours300 Marks
General Ability Test022½ Hours600 Marks
Total 900 Marks
SSB Test/Interview Marks900 Marks

Note 1: All the questions will be objective type only. The question papers will be bilingual which means the papers will be there in English as well as the Hindi language.

Note 2: Candidates have to write the exam paper by their own hand. Under no circumstances, they will be allowed to take help of a scribe to write answers for them.

Note 3: Only the Commission are authorized to set up qualifying criteria either in one subject or all the subjects of the examination.

Note 4: It is highly restricted to use the Mathematical or logarithmic table for answering questions in the exam.

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.

NDA 2018 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.

Official link to download your admit card

NDA Result 2018

The Result will be announced after one month of examination. Candidates can view their NDA 2018 result through the 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 a 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.

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NDA 2018 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 be called for medical test and document verification process.

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  1. Reema kumari says:

    Sir i m female candidate.. Can i apply for nda or na????

  2. bharath says:

    sir my name is bharath my dob is janauary` 13` 2002 can i write the eam

  3. Rohan says:

    I have appeared nda 1.can I appeared nda -2????is there any relation between nda 1and nda 2

  4. dk says:

    Sir im in 12th & my dob is 11/02/2001. am i eligible for nda2 2018… ??

  5. sushant sing rajput says:

    sir girls can apply for nda or not

  6. Akshay says:

    Namaskar sir ..! My Birthdate is 25/10/1999 can I apply for NDA Part 1 and Part 2
    Please Sir solve my Query… ☺️

  7. Nilesh says:

    How to take Interview it NDA?

  8. Yugandhara Kadam says:

    My dob is 21 jan 2001
    Can I apply for NDA . When and how

  9. abhishek chauhan says:

    sir my birth date is 12- march-1999
    and it is not matching the criteria. and i am 18+ so what is the problem????

  10. Atharva gajbhiye says:

    My dob is 8th april 2002.
    And i am appering for class 10th exam.
    Am i eligible for nda exam

  11. Ramu says:

    Sir mene 12th agriculture se kiya h kya me NDA me apply kar sakta hu

  12. Hemayou says:

    Can I apply for nda,my stream was arts+math in 10+2

  13. chandan kumar says:

    mera DOB 11 mar 1997..then can i fill up this form..?

  14. Sumit says:

    What is the minimum height requirement for air force wing??

  15. geeta says:

    i am in 12th class can i give exam of nda in 2018 on 22 apr

  16. shubham kumar says:

    mai 12 me hu kya mai form bhar sakta hu 2018

    • Manish says:

      Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can apply.

  17. saidul islam says:

    Sir or madam,
    I have born i can apply.

  18. pranesh says:

    sir how should i prepare to crack nda 1 2018 exam. PLEASE give me some tips .

  19. tapo yorpen says:

    DOB is 12 march 1996.can i apply for NDA?

  20. tapo yorpen says:

    i have done BA..can join NDA?

  21. Praveen says:

    Sir my DOB is 21-07-1999 sir I can apply for the NDA 2018-1exam

  22. Nikhil Urkude says:

    Sir mai 12th me hu kya mai NDA ka form application submit kar sakta hu kya……~~???meri DOB 31_01_2000 he

  23. sahil says:

    MY DOB : 13/12/1997

  24. Parnita Namdev says:

    Sir Me class 12th me hu Mera DOB 22nd june 2000 Hai kya me 2018 NDA ke liye application kr sakti hu

  25. Prince kumar says:

    My dob is 27 07 2002 can i apply form of nda in april 2018

  26. SAIVENUREDDY says:

    Sir my age is 12 July 2001
    So iam applicable to nda-1 in 2018

  27. Akash Sharma says:

    Sir, I born on 6-6_2001 that I have eligible for NDA EXAM part—1, please give me the answer…

  28. Adekanmi says:

    Comment:I’m 4th September 2000 born,am I good to go Sir

  29. Adekanmi says:

    Comment:I’m 4th September 2000 born,Am I good to go

  30. Avinash kumar says:

    Mera dob 25.12.1998 hai kya mai NDA FORM Aplly kar sakte hai. Sir

  31. rohit kumar says:

    sir my d.o.b is 15november2001 can I apply for NDA 2018-1

  32. rohit kumar says:

    sir my d.o.b is 15november2001 fan I apply for NDA 2018-1

  33. Suraj Jha says:

    Sir I am Suraj ans my dob is 19.09.1999 Can I prepare for nda 1 2018

  34. Raushan says:

    My date of birth is 16/4/1999 can i apply for nda 1 2018 exam

  35. Ankit says:

    sir, arts stream are apply this exam ?

  36. Raju lohar says:

    Hi sir my date of birth is 3april 1999.
    Am I eligible for nda exam2018

  37. Raju lohar says:

    Hi sir my date of birth is 3 April 1999.
    Am I eligible for nda exam 2018

  38. sakash says:

    Nda 2 2018 age limitation is not correct

  39. Boris says:


  40. Jaswant Singh Bisht says:

    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.

  41. sir, may ab class 12 may hu to kaya application kar sakta hu... says:

    sir may class 12 may hu to application kar sakta hu

    • Manish says:

      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.

  42. Arvind pandey says:

    Sir my age is 27 april 1999 does i am applicable to give nda 1 exam in 2018

  43. anand bisht says:

    below subject math,biology, physics, chemistry, candidate for applicable to nda entrance exam eligible

  44. Gbasouzor christopher says:

    Am Christopher born on 14/9/1998.sir am I eligible for the 1,2018 examination?

  45. Ravindra Patidar says:

    Nda 1 2018 ki age limit sahi he ya galat please help….. actually me sahi kya hr…..

  46. Rajender Kumar says:

    Thanks for this useful information

  47. Ajay Kumar jha says:

    Sir, what is age limit in 2019

  48. konisto says:

    sir , 04/04/1999 is my dob ,i just want to know that am i eligible for nda 2 2018 or not ? Please reply me…

  49. Abhishek says:

    4/8/1999 my date of birth I have eligible for nda 2 2018 or not please give me answer

  50. Javid Akbar says:

    we peoples born in the year 1997,how to write the exam???

  51. Chailsi says:

    Thanks for this useful information.

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