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

NDA 2018NDA 2018 examination is a gateway for those candidates seeking for entry in Defence Forces like Army, Navy and Air Force. NDA exam is a national level examination, which is organized two times in a year, i.e. NDA I and NDA II. A large number of students appear in the NDA exam to secure their career in Indian Defence Services. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the NDA exam in various cities across the country. Here we are providing details about NDA 2018 examination including application form, eligibility, exam dates, etc.

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NDA Exam Dates

NDA Exam Dates for 2018 session have not been released yet. For a rough idea here we are providing the tentative dates of NDA 2018:

Exam Dates for NDA (I) 2018:

Notification published3rd week of January 2018
Application form available3rd week of January 2018
Last date for filling the application2nd week of February 2018
Admit card announced1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Exam date4th week of April 2018
Result announcementMay 2018

Exam Dates for NDA (II) 2018:

Notification published2nd week of June 2018
Application form available2nd week of June 2018
Last date for filling the applicationLast week of June 2018
Admit card announced1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Exam date2nd week of September 2018
Result announcementOctober 2018

NDA Application Form 2018

  • NDA 2018 Application Form will be available via online mode through the website.
  • There is no offline application form available for NDA exam.
  • NDA Registration 2018 will be 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 printout of the filled application form for further use.
  • There is no need to send the printout of the application form to the authority.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee will be Rs. 100/- for general & OBC students.
  • SC/ST candidates and wards of NCOs/ JCOs/Ors are not required to pay any application fee.
  • The fee payment can be done via online mode (VISA/Master/Debit Card and Net banking).
  • In offline mode, payment can be done through e-challan of SBI Bank.

Eligibility Criteria

Here we are providing the eligibility criteria for NDA exam:


  • 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:

  • Martial Status & Gender: Only unmarried male candidates can apply for this exam.
  • NDA-I Age Limit: students must have born between 2nd July 1998 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 Pattern

  • 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.
SubjectCodeDurationMaximum Marks
Mathematics12 ½ Hours300
General Ability Test22 ½ Hours600
SBS Interview900
Grand Total1800

NDA Syllabus

  • Before preparing for examination, candidates should gather all the details regarding officially prescribed syllabus.
  • The syllabus has been divided into two sections, i.e. Mathematics & General Ability Test.
  • The mathematics section will contain topics like Trigonometry, Differential Calculus, Algebra, Integral Calculus & Differential equations, Statistics, Probability, Vector Algebra, etc.
  • The general ability section is divided into two parts, i.e. English and General Knowledge.

NDA Preparation Tips

  • First of all, make a proper study plan for your preparations.
  • Make a time table and divide time equally for all the subjects.
  • Include every single topic of the syllabus in your studies.
  • Prepare from the best books and study materials available in the market or in the internet.
  • Practice previous year question papers & sample papers it will help you to get familiarize with the exam pattern.
  • While preparing for exam, never ignore your health.
  • Take healthy and nutritious diet and do meditation & Yoga it will help you to increase concentration.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: You can apply for the NDA exam via online mode through the website.
Answer: No, only male candidates can apply.
Answer: SC candidates are exempted from the application fee.
Answer: First, you have to clear written examination. Shortlisted candidates are needed to go through the SSB interview round and medical examination for final selection.
Answer: You can check the eligibility criteria from the above given section.
Answer: Yes, there will be negative marking for wrong answers.
Answer: You can check the detailed syllabus from the above given section.
Answer: There is no attempt limit, you can apply for the NDA exam till you meet the other eligibility criteria.
Answer: You have to upload the scanned images of photograph and signature.

Still any question, leave your comment.

NDA Admit Card 2018

  • The authority shall release the NDA 2018 Admit Card via online mode.
  • Students can get their admit card via online mode through the website.
  • To download the admit card, candidates have to fill up details like RID, Date of Birth or Roll Number & other details.
  • Candidates note down the NDA hall ticket will not be sent by post.
  • The admit card bear exam related details like students name, roll number, exam centre, exam date & timing, etc.
  • Without admit card, candidates will not be permitted to appear in the examination.

NDA Answer Key 2018

  • The answer key will be published within a week after the examination.
  • Candidates can view the answer key through the website.
  • The NDA 2018 answer key will contain all the answers of those questions asked in the examination.
  • With the help of answer key, candidates will get a rough idea about how much they are going to score in the examination.

NDA Result 2018

  • The result of NDA written examination will be released after one month from the exam.
  • The NDA 2018 result will be declared via online mode through the website.
  • The result of shortlisted candidates for SSB Interview will be displayed in PDF format.
  • Shortlisted candidates are needed to appear for the SSB Interview round organized by the Services Selection Board (SSB) of the Ministry of Defence.
  • After clearing the SSB interview & other rounds, the final result will be declared.

NDA Selection Process

The NDA selection process has been divided into sections, i.e. SSB Interview & Medical Examination. The detailed process is mentioned below:

SSB Interview:

  • After qualifying the written examination, candidates have to appear for the SSB Interview round.
  • Candidates have to appear for the SSB Interview on the date & time given in the call letter.
  • The SSB interview round will be conducted in two stages over five days.
  • Stage 1 will comprise of OIR (Officer Intelligence Rating) and PP & DT (Picture Perception & Description Test).
  • Stage 2 will have Group Testing Officer Tasks (GTO Tasks), Psychology Tests, Interview & Conference.

Medical Examination & Document Verification:

  • Candidates have to bring their original 10+2 or equivalent exam certificates to the Service Selection Board.
  • Documents will be verified after clearing the SSB Interview round.
  • Original documents will be returned to candidates after document verification process.
  • After clearing the SSB round, shortlisted candidates have to go through the medical test.
  • The medical test will be organized over three to five days.
  • After the medical test, a final merit list of selected candidates for NDA will be released.

For any other queries related to NDA 2018, you may leave your queries below in the comment box.

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  1. Nitik Raj says:

    how many times can i appeared for the nda examination?

  2. ajay says:

    Sir i wears spectcles ,am i aligible for nda

  3. Mouli tharan says:

    Hi sir I got promoted to grade 12 and my DOB is 20.11.2000 am I eligible to write nda 1 2018 and nda 2 2018

  4. shreasish padhi says:

    respected sir,
    i m now studying +2 2nd yr whch nda exam can i give

  5. Vinay abhishek says:

    My date of birth is 11 november 2002 and iam studying 10 th now.can i have eligibility to NDA?

  6. Sudheer babu says:

    Sir. Can I eligible for NDA exam my DOB is 17.03.2000 exam from 2017 NDA(ll) sir please give reply soon

  7. Sudheer babu says:

    Sir. Can I eligible for NDA exam 2018 and my DOB is 17.03.2000

  8. Marshall bhagat says:

    Hye my dob is 5/12/1998 am i eligible for 2018 nda exams?

  9. dharmendra says:

    Is it necessary to pass +2 Exam before applying or XIIth appear student can also apply for this.

  10. K.Karan Kumar says:

    i was born on 11/12/2000
    i’m now going to +2 in tamilnadu
    when was next batch of NDA exam?

  11. K.Karan Kumar says:

    what was the qualification to join NDA?
    how to apply online application forn for NDA?

  12. dileep singh says:

    How to apply online nda in 12 class

  13. Devashish Gurung says:

    I born in July 23 2000
    Can I am eligible for NDA

  14. Ayush mishra says:

    My dob is 22/03/1999.can i eligible for nda 1 2018 .Sir please tell me.

  15. Deepu Arora says:

    Good Evening Sir…
    Sir, I want To Know About The Eligibilty Criteria Of Nda (1) And (2) of 2018 …
    My Date Of Birth Is 02,08,1999…

    Can i Eligible For The Exams Of 2018?

  16. Nikhil Chaudhary says:

    I have reached in class 12 in this year only. My D.O.B is 13/10/2000. Can I apply for NDA exams both.

  17. Anurag Dhimole says:

    Can i apply in 2 nda exam of 2018 my dob is
    27 july 1999

  18. udhey says:

    My dob is 8 march 2000 may i eligible for nda 2018 exam

  19. Bhargav says:

    Hi sir,
    I was studying 1+ and my DOB is 15/12/01 and i wants to join navy then what is the qualify mark of entrance exam and when should i apply

  20. sharodindu biswas says:

    Hi sir
    My DOB 16/8/2000
    i want to join the army i am in std 11 can i appear for the NDA exam.
    and if i passed in the exam will i be selected.
    i have opt Commerce with Maths.
    please help me.

  21. VIJAY DHURIA says:

    Hello Sir.
    I want join Indian army
    My D.O.B 16/02/1999
    I Can give NDA EXAM.
    KNOW I AM 11th commerce without maths.
    Help me sir

  22. Sahil jain says:

    My D.O.B. is 23Rd August 1999 and I will be of 19 till 23rd Aug 2018 ,so will I be able to sit in the NDA-II Exam of 2018 ?

  23. Nivrutti Wagh says:

    Sir, Meri DOB 13/08/1999 Hai Kya Mai NDA 1and2 2018 Ke Liye Aply Kar Sakta Hu Kya. Please Bataiye.

  24. Hemang Vyas says:

    Respected sir,
    Thanks for such an informative article. My DOB is 25.06.2001 and I’ll be giving my 10th exams next week.
    I have glasses for +0.5 both eyes and +0.5 astigmatism.
    So i think there is no scope for me in air wing, hence my second choice would be Army and I would be really happy with that too.
    I’m thinking to pay a visit soon at nda after exams in Holidays. And in Holidays I’ll be starting the gym from holidays.
    I’m planning for niks Academy in indore in class 12 for nda preparation.
    Please instruct me for my future…

  25. Manjeet Chauhan says:

    The only and only dream to achieve NEAR

  26. yashas sg says:

    im in class 11th. can i apply for the nda exam now?

  27. Nivrutti Wagh says:

    Hello Sir, NDA Ke Liye 12th Science Open University Se Chlti Kya.Please..Please Bataiye.

  28. rajendra singh says:

    Sir meri dob 8/04 1998 hai kya NDA ke liye apply kar sakta hu sir plx i wan’t to joining this oppotunity plzz sir

  29. Vikas yadav says:

    My date of birth is 14th april 2000.I want appear nda exam in the month of april. please give me the details about my above requesf

  30. Vikas yadav says:

    My date of birth is 14th april 2000.will I eligible for NDA exam and I will fill online form of month of april and now i am in 11th std

  31. Abhijith Menon says:

    I am Studying for +1 now. My d.o.b is 18/12/1999. When can I write NDA exam?

  32. Apurba Barman says:

    My date of birth 06.10.1998.will I eligible for NDA exam 2018…please tell me..truely..

  33. Ayush sengupta says:

    My date of birth is 9th April 1999. Can I appear for NDA exam 2018? I’m in class 11th.will go to class 12th in April 2017. Please give me the details

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