Official Notification for UPSC NDA and NA II 2018 Examination Released

Published on : 8th June 2018    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
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The official notification for the UPSC NDA and NA II 2018 examination has been released on the official website.

08 June 2018: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official notification for the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Exam II 2018 (NDA and NA II 2018) on its official website. Candidates can register online for the exam latest by 02 July 2018 (06:00 PM). Eligible and interested candidates can apply through the UPSC online website.

Steps to check the UPSC NDA and NA II 2018 official notification

  1. Go to the official website -
  2. Click on ‘Exam Notification: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2018’
  3. Click on the PDF file.
  4. The notification will appear. Read eligibility criteria, important dates, and other details before applying for the entrance examination.

How to apply for NDA and NA II exam 2018?

  1. Go to the official website -
  2. Click on ‘Apply Online’ link on the home-page.
  3. Click on the link ‘Online Application for Various Examinations’
  4. Click on the link under ‘Part-I of the Registration’ and follow the steps to complete the process.
  5. Once done, move to the ‘Part-II of the Registration’ process and complete it.


Directly visit the UPSC Online website - and follow the steps from 3 to 5.

Please note that the application will be considered complete only when both the parts of the registration are full.

Important Dates

  • The release of official notification/Online application process begins – 06 June 2018
  • Last date for online application submission – 02 July 2018
  • Written examination date – 9th September 2018
  • Commencement of Course – 2nd July 2019

The pattern of Written Examination

The written exam comprises of two subjects with objective type questions. Here are the details on exam duration and maximum marks:



Time Duration

Maximum Marks



2 ½ Hours



General Ability Test

2 ½ Hours






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Candidates who qualify the written examination become eligible for the interview process conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).  The SSB test/interview is of maximum 900 marks.

Vacancies Details

The approximate vacancies to be filled by the NDA & NA II examination 2018 are:

National Defence Academy – 339 (208 for Army, 39 for Navy, and 92 for Air Force)

Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) – 44

There are total 383 vacancies together in both NDA and NA.

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