NDA 2018 (1): Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Exam Date


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.  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 admit card will be released online in the month of March 2018. 

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 March 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.

Read here more about NDA Answer key 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 called for medical test and document verification process.

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75 COMMENTS Add Your Comment

  1. Yugandhara Kadam

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

  2. abhishek chauhan

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

  3. Atharva gajbhiye

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

  4. Ramu

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

    • Manish

      You can apply for the Army Wing of National Defence Academy

  5. Hemayou

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

    • Manish

      I think you can apply.

  6. chandan kumar

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

    • Manish

      Sorry you are not eligible to apply.

  7. Sumit

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

    • Manish

      The minimum height requirement is 157 cms(162.5 cms. for Air Force).

  8. geeta

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

    • Manish

      Class 12th appearing candidates can apply for the exam.

  9. shubham kumar

    mai 12 me hu kya mai form bhar sakta hu 2018

    • Manish

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

  10. saidul islam

    Sir or madam,
    I have born 21-10-2000.am i can apply.

    • Manish

      Yes you can apply.

  11. pranesh

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

  12. tapo yorpen

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

    • Manish

      No, you are not permitted to apply.

    • Manish

      No, you van’t apply as you are not meeting the age criteria.

  13. tapo yorpen

    i have done BA..can join NDA?

    • Manish

      Can u please tell me about your class 12th education and date of birth.

  14. Praveen

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

  15. Nikhil Urkude

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

    • Manish

      Haan ji aap bhar sakte ho form.

  16. sahil

    MY DOB : 13/12/1997

  17. Parnita Namdev

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

    • Nikhil Urkude

      Yes tum apply kar sakte ho….

  18. Prince kumar

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


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

  20. Akash Sharma

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

  21. Adekanmi

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

  22. Adekanmi

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

  23. Avinash kumar

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

  24. rohit kumar

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

  25. rohit kumar

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

  26. Suraj Jha

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

  27. Raushan

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

  28. Ankit

    sir, arts stream are apply this exam ?

    • Manish

      Yes, you can apply for Army Wing of National Defence Academy

  29. Raju lohar

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

    • Manish

      No, I think your date of birth is not meeting the required criteria.

  30. Raju lohar

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

    • Manish

      No, you are not eligible as you are not meeting the required age criteria.

  31. sakash

    Nda 2 2018 age limitation is not correct

    • Manish

      The given age criteria for NDA 2 2018 is correct.

  32. Boris


    • Manish

      As per your date of birth, you are not eligible to apply.

  33. Jaswant Singh Bisht

    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.

    • Manish

      12th appearing or passed candidates can apply for NDA exam.

  34. sir, may ab class 12 may hu to kaya application kar sakta hu...

    sir may class 12 may hu to application kar sakta hu

    • Manish

      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.

  35. Arvind pandey

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

  36. anand bisht

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

    • Manish

      I didn’t get u Anand. Please clarify your doubt.

  37. Gbasouzor christopher

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

    • Manish

      No you are not meeting the age requirement

  38. Ravindra Patidar

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

    • Manish

      The given date is correct.

  39. Rajender Kumar

    Thanks for this useful information

    • Manish

      We really appreciate your feedback.

  40. Ajay Kumar jha

    Sir, what is age limit in 2019

  41. konisto

    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…

    • Name:*NANU KAKA

      Nhi balak u r not able 2 fill da form

  42. Abhishek

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

    • Manish

      Yes Abhishek, you are eligible to apply. All d Best.

  43. Javid Akbar

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


      You can’t.

  44. Chailsi

    Thanks for this useful information.

    • Manish

      Thank you so much for your valuable feedback.


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