Recent Updates About NDA 2018 Exam: Important Dates of Exam, Application Process, Application Fee, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Result

NDA Exam

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is responsible for conducting the National Defence Academy(NDA) exams twice in a year - in April and September. The exam selects unmarried male candidates for the various posts in Army, Air-force and Navy. Those candidates who qualify in the written test of the UPSC NDA Exams are called for the SSB interview. The candidates who qualify all stages of NDA exam are selected for the training under National Defence Academy.

UPSC has released notification for the NDA (II) 2018 Exam on 6th June 2018. The last date to submit the application fee is 2nd July 2018. The exam has been scheduled to be held on 9th September 2018. The NDA-1 was held on April 22nd, 2018 and the results are yet to be declared by the Commission.

NDA/NA 1 2018 Result Declared

For further details about the NDA 2018 Exam read below-


Available Application Forms

NDA Exam 2018 Important Dates

About the NDA (I) 2018 Exam

Details

Date of Notification release

15 January 2018

Start of Application form filling

15 January 2018

Last date for Application form filling

5 February 2018

Admit Card issuance

27 March 2018

Commencement of Exam

22 April 2018

Result announcement

Yet to be Declared

Important Dates of NDA (II) 2018 Exam

 

About the NDA (II) 2018 Exam

Details

Date of Notification release

6 June 2018

Start of Application form filling

6 June 2018

Last date for Application form filling

2 July 2018

Admit Card issuance

One or two weeks before the exam date

Commencement of Exam

9 September 2018

Result announcement

October 2018

 


NDA Exam Previous Years Solved Papers


NDA Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

NDA 2018 Exam Pattern

Details

Mode of Exam

Offline mode; Pen and Paper Based Test

Number of Sections

2 sections - Maths and General Ability

Type of questions

Objective Type questions

Subjects in Code-1

Maths and General Ability. Maths of 300 marks and the General ability of 600 marks

Subjects in Code-2

Section A – Math -200 marks and Section B-400 marks

Mode of answering

There will be four optional answers. Candidate will be required to select one of the options

Scheme for Negative marking

Yes, there is a scheme of negative marking in the NDA Exam

Language for the exam

Hindi and English

Distribution of Marks and Question for NDA 2018 Exam 

Code

Subject

Marks

Duration

01

Mathematics

300

2 and ½ hour.

02

General Ability

600

2 and ½ hour.

 

SSB Interview

900

4-5 days.

Total

 

1800

 

NDA Exam 2018 Syllabus:

There would, basically, be two papers – Mathematics and General Ability Test. The Paper – 1 i,e. Mathematics comprises topics including (1) Algebra, (2) Matrics and Determinants, (3) Trigonometry, (4) Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions, (5) Differential Calculus. (6)  Integral Calculus and Differential Equations, (7) Victor Algebra and (8) Statistics and Probability.

The Paper – 2 i,e. General Ability Test comprises topics including (Part A) English and (Part B) General Knowledge. The syllabus for English covers several aspects such as comprehension, cohesion, grammar and usage and vocabulary. The syllabus for General Knowledge is broadly divided into Social Studies, Current Events, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and General Science.



NDA Exam 2018 Eligibility

Nationality

    • The candidate should be a citizen of India.

 

  • However, the subjects from the countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet are given an opportunity to join Indian Army, Navy and Air Force only if they fulfil certain criteria. The subjects should have migrated to India prior to January 1st, 1962, with the intention of settling down in India permanently.
  • Or people of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma and East African countries like Malawi, Ethiopia, Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Zaire or Vietnam with the intention of living in India permanently.

The above-mentioned candidates except Indian citizens need to issue a certificate from the Government of India. For Gorkha subjects of Nepal, the eligibility certificate will not be necessary.

Educational Qualifications-

    • For Naval Force and the Airforce – The candidate should have passed the 10+2 exam or the equivalent with the subjects of Physics and Mathematics. Those candidates who are appearing in their 10+2 are also eligible to appear for the exam.
  • For the Armed Force – The candidate should have passed the 10+2 exams or the equivalent. Those candidates who are appearing for the 10+2 exams are also eligible to appear for the exam.

Age Limit –

    • For NDA-1 2018 Exam – The candidate should be born between 2nd July 1999 and 1st July 2002.
  • For NDA -2 2018 Exam – The candidate should be born between 2nd January 2000 to 1st July 2003.

Marital Status – For the NDA Exams, the candidates should not be married.

Gender – Only male candidates are eligible to appear for the NDA exams. Female candidates are not eligible to take this exam. If they wish to join the armed forces of the nation, they can do so through the CDS exams.

Physical Standard Criteria –

    • Candidate should necessarily meet the physical standards set by the NDA.
  • In addition, those candidates who have resigned, disqualified or withdrawn from any of the training academies of the Armed forces are not eligible for the exam.

NDA Exam 2018 Application Process

The candidates who are wishing to join the NDA should fill the Application Form through the online mode. They should visit the official website of the UPSC, where they should click on the given link for filling the Application Form of the NDA. Along with the Application Form they are required to pay the Application fee and should also upload the scanned copies of their photograph and their signature in the given dimension. Candidate should note that before submitting their Application form online, they should recheck their filled Application form, as they will not be given the opportunity to make any corrections at the later stages.

How To Apply

    • The Candidates should visit the official website of the UPSC.
    • Here, they will be given an official link for filling the Application Form. They should click on the provided link.
    • This will take them to the Registration Part -1. Here, the applicants are required to get themselves registered by entering necessary details like name, address, valid email id and mobile number.
    • Upon registration, they are given a login id and a password for completing the further process of Registration Part-2.
    • With the help of their login id and password, they can log in to their account and start filling the Application form. In the Application form, they should fill details about their personal background, address and their educational qualifications.
  • The test-takers are also required to upload the scanned copies of their photograph and their signature along with the Application form.

 

After filling the Application form, candidates should pay the requisite amount of the Application fee. Without the payment of the application fee, the form will stand rejected by the commission.

Following documents should be submitted –

    • Scanned copy of the photograph in the size of 140 by 110 pixels in height and width respectively within the size of 40 kb.
    • The scanned copy of the signature in the size of 140 by 110 pixels in height and width respectively within the size of 40 kb.
    • Details of Application fee payment.
    • Details of personal background.
  • Details of educational background.

 

Application Fee Charges

Category of candidate

Application Fee in ₹

For General and OBC candidates

100.

For SC/ST candidates

No Application fee is charged.

For sons of JCOs/NCOs/Ors

No Application fee is charged.

 Mode of Payment of Application Fee

    • Candidates can make the payment of their Application fee either through the Net Banking facility of SBI, by cash at the SBI bank branch or through the Visa Card, Master Card or the Debit Card.
  • It should be noted that candidates who opt to ‘pay by the cash’ mode should get the print of the system generated pay-in-slip during the Registration Part-2. Further, he should pay the requisite amount in cash at the counter of any SBI Bank branch on the next working day. This option of the mode of payment will be deactivated one day before the last date for the submission of the Application form.

Other Details

Admit Card Issuance

Candidate can get their Admit Card by online mode only. There is no other mode by which the UPSC will send the admit card of the candidates to them. It will be released by the UPSC one or two weeks before the date of the examination. Candidate should visit the official portal of the UPSC to download their Admit Card. It is mandatory to bring the admit card to the centre of the examination. The candidate will not be allowed to appear for the exam if he fails to bring it.

SSB Interview Process

Successful candidates in the written exams of NDA are further called for the SSB Interview. The SSB Interview lasts for 4 to 5 days, and it carries 900 marks.

The SSB Interview is divided into two stages. In the first stage of the interview, the candidates will face two rounds of the test. In the first round, they are tested for their Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR), and in the second round, they are tested for the Picture Perception and Description Test.

In the second stage of the SSB Interview, the candidates will be tested for the Officer Group Task Testing, Psychological Test and the Conference. 

SSB Interview

 

Stage-1

 

Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR)

 

Picture Perception and Description Test

 

 

Stage-2

 

 

Officer Group Task Testing

Psychological Test

 

Conference.

Result NDA 2018 Exam

The result of the NDA written exam will be declared approximately after one month. The students are advised to visit the official website of the UPSC to check their result.  They should take the print out of their result and keep it until the completion of the whole procedure of the exam. Those candidates who qualify in the written stage of the exams are further called for the SSB Interview. The final merit list of the candidate is prepared from the marks obtained by the candidate in his written exam and the SSB interview.

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FAQ

Q.1 For how many times in a year the NDA Exams are conducted?

In a year the NDA Exams are conducted twice. It is held in April and September.

Q.2 What are the dates of NDA 2018 Exams?

The dates of the NDA 2018 Exam are –April 2018 and September 2019.

Q.3 What is the fee for the NDA 2018 Exam?

The application fee of the NDA exam is ₹100 for the general and the OBC candidates. While no application fee is charged from the reserved category candidates of SC/ST and the sons of the JCOs/NCOs/Ors.

Q.4 What should be the educational qualification of the candidate for the NDA 2018 Exam?

The candidates seeking selection in the Naval and the Air-force should have passed the 10+2 exams with Physics and Mathematics subjects. While those candidates who desire for their selection in the Armed forces should have done his 12th standard. Those candidates who are appearing for their 12th standard exams are also eligible to appear for the exam.

Q.5 If female candidates are eligible to apply for the NDA 2018 Exam?

No. Female candidates are not eligible to appear for the exam.

Q.6 How many stages are there in the NDA 2018 Exam?

There are two stages of the NDA Exam. In the first stage, the written test is conducted. Those who qualify in the 1st stage are called for the 2nd stage of the exams, i.e. the SSB Interview.

Q.7 What should be the nationality of the candidate applying for the NDA 2018 Exam?

The candidate should be an Indian Citizen. However, candidates from the countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan Refugees, who have settled in India permanently, prior to 1st January 1962, are also eligible to appear for the exam.

Q.8 What is the pattern of the NDA 2018 Exam?

In NDA Exam, objective type of questions are asked. The candidates are asked questions from the areas of Mathematics and General Abilities.

Q.9 Who conducts the NDA Exams?

NDA Exams are conducted by the UPSC every year.

Q.10 What is the SSB Interview in the NDA Exam?

Those candidates who qualify in the written exam of NDA are further called to take up the second round of the exam, i.e. the SSB Interview. The SSB Interview consists of two stages. In the first stage of the interview, the candidate is subjected to Officer Intelligence Rating test and the Picture Perception and Description Test. After that, the candidates are required to take the 2nd stage of the SSB Interview which in turn comprise of Officer Group task testing, Psychological test and the conference. The SSB interview lasts for about 4-5 days and is of  900 marks.


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