› NDA 2018 : Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

Exam Dates for NDA (I) 2018:

Events Dates
Notification published 15th January 2018
Application form available 15th January 2018
Last date for filling the application 5th February 2018 (6:00 PM)
Admit card announced 1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Exam date 22nd April 2018
Result announcement May 2018

Exam Dates for NDA (II) 2018:

Events Dates
Notification published 6th June 2018
Application form available 6th June 2018
Last date for filling the application 2nd July 2018
Admit card announced 1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Exam date 9th September 2018
Result announcement October 2018

NDA Application Form 2018

  • NDA 2018 Application Form has been released via online mode from 15th January 2018 (for NDA-I) & 6th June 2018 (for NDA-II).

  • There is no offline application form available for NDA exam.

  • NDA Registration 2018 is done in two parts.

  • In the registration part-I, candidates have to fill their personal, qualification, communication & other required details.

  • After completing part-I, candidates will receive the registration number.

  • In the registration part-II, students have to select the exam centres and make the fee payment through online or offline mode.

  • Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature.

  • Accept the declaration and take the printout of the filled application form for further use.

  • There is no need to send the printout of the application form to the authority.

  • ONLINE APPLY - https://upsconline.nic.in/upsc/mainmenu2.php

Exam Pattern :

Nationality :

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India, a subject of Nepal, a subject of Bhutan or

  • An Indian origin person who has migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and East African Countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire, Malawi and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India with the intention of permanently settling in India before the 1st January 1962.

Age Limits:

  • Marital Status & Gender: Only unmarried male candidates can apply for this exam.

  • NDA-I Age Limit: students must have born between 2nd July 1999 to 1st July 2002.

  • NDA-II Age Limit: Candidates should have born between 2nd January 2000 to 1st July 2003.

Qualification Criteria:

  • For Army Wing: candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam organized by the State Education Board or a University.

  • For Air Force and Naval of NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at Indian Naval Academy: students should have cleared the 12th or equivalent exam with Physics and Mathematics subjects.

Physical Standards :

  • Students should be medically fit as per the norms set by National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination.

  • Candidates have to go through the medical examination organized by the Military Hospital after being recommended at the SSB.

NDA Exam Patterns :

  • Type of Question: There will be objective type questions asked in the examination.

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted through pen and paper-based mode.

  • Exam Duration: Two and half hour duration will be given for Code 1 and Code 2.

  • Section: The exam will consist of two sections like Mathematics and General Ability Test.

  • Language: The question paper will be asked in bilingual, i.e. English & Hindi only.

  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking done for wrong answers.


Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 1 2:30 Hrs 300
General Ability Test 2 2:30 600
Total     900
SBS Interview     900
Grand Total     1800


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