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

NDA 2018NDA (I) 2018 Application Form has been released on 15th January 2018. NDA 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. NDA 2018 Exam Schedule for Paper-I & Paper-II has been released now. Here we are providing details about NDA 2018 examination including application form, eligibility, exam dates, etc.

Application Form Exam Dates Eligibility

Exam Pattern Syllabus FAQs

NDA 2018 Notifications – Application Released

newiconNDA (I) 2018 Application Form has been released on 15th January 2018.Check here for application form details.

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NDA Exam Dates

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NDA Exam Dates for 2018 session have been released now. NDA 2018 Exam Schedule for Paper-I & Paper-II has been released now. Here we are providing the official dates of NDA 2018:

Exam Dates for NDA (I) 2018:

Notification published15th January 2018
Application form available15th January 2018
Last date for filling the application5th February 2018 (6:00 PM)
Admit card announced1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Exam date22nd April 2018
Result announcementMay 2018

Exam Dates for NDA (II) 2018:

Notification published6th June 2018
Application form available6th June 2018
Last date for filling the application2nd July 2018
Admit card announced1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Exam date9th September 2018
Result announcementOctober 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 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 centers 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.

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.
Check Here – How to Fill NDA 2018 Application Form 

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 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 Pattern

The exam pattern details are given here:

  • 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 the 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 timetable 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 on the internet.
  • Practice previous year question papers & sample papers it will help you to get familiarize with the exam pattern.
  • While preparing for the exam, never ignore your health.
  • Take the 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 center, 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 of 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. Mahesh khare says:

    Sir.i am in 11th class can I apply for the nda examination held in 2018

  2. Raja says:

    Sir I am 12th reading my exam 6feb I can apply for nda

  3. Akash Pawar says:

    Sir I have Allergy of dust can I eligible for NDA

  4. P.issak says:

    sir Iam issak sir My DOB is 15/06/1999 Can I apply for NDA-

  5. kunal says:

    sir, i studying in 11 th arts. after i will be passed through arts side thein can i give a entrance exam of NDA?

  6. Vikas Singh Rana says:

    I am 3July 2002 so i can apply

  7. Vikas Singh Rana says:

    sir my Age is 3July 2002 so i can apply

  8. ARUN says:

    WHAT is the hight & Weight required

  9. Abhiraj says:

    Where are the central in maharashtra is it Puna or aurangabad?

  10. krushna bodake says:

    Sir I couldn’t find exact application form on website please help me or please tell usful official website

  11. Abhiraj says:

    If a student is in 11th he should be able to appear or not?

  12. Nishigandha more says:

    I want to become a dr. From NDA and I am a girl. I am 15 years old currently and is appearing for ssc board exam. So what preparations I have to do to become a Naval MMBS dr. through NDA. Plz do reply

  13. p Nandakishore says:

    sir my dob is 21/06/1999 can apply NDA PART-1

  14. Ravi Kumar Singh says:

    Sir is there any way to apply form of class 11 student

  15. Aakash saxena says:

    The eye side of my right eye is CYL 1.75 and left eye is 6/6 . After wearing specs it is normal in both the eyes. Am I capable to appear in NDA EXAM ?

  16. Your Name... says:

    I have given wrong information in my submitted form regarding my in 12th. Can i fill new application form with my correct subject.

  17. Samuel says:

    I am bpc student In army wing exam any another syllabus??

  18. Samuel says:

    I am a +2bpc student can I apply for this NDA exam if I eligible for applying army wing ,what the syllabus is?

  19. Vinayak kaushal says:

    If i am son defence officer so their is any kind benefit or consultations for me

  20. Pooja Rathee says:

    Why girls are give the NDA exams ?

    when they have math and science.

  21. Pooja Rathee says:

    I’m a studying in 11th class. May I have a chance to give NDA exams?

  22. V.sanjeevi says:

    I am going to write my 12 th std exam on March 2018. Can I apply to the NDA – I exam

  23. Vijay says:

    Is there any benefit from the NCC

  24. shajahan m says:

    Vacancy with humanity’s

  25. Ayushman sharma says:

    Sir my Dob is 30 oct 2003 can when should I apply

  26. Rishabh says:

    My DOB is 25/12/2002
    Can I apply for nda 1

  27. Bheem Kumar says:

    My date of birth is 6 june 1999 kya mai nda 1 2018 ke liye available hun

  28. Neetu says:

    Can girls apply for NDA xam in 2018.. still I’m in 12th class….from non-medical stream….. If not … tel me why girls are not aow to fill these form …..tell guys

  29. Pankaj Kumar says:

    Sir my DOB is 25/07/2001
    Can I apply.

  30. Chetan says:

    My DOB is 10/04/1999 can I apply.please reply quickly

  31. Akash says:

    Appearing students can apply

  32. love vanraj khakhar says:

    sir i am a student studing in std 11 th science (PCM) . DOB 8/6/2002
    can i apply and appear for the exams

  33. Kishan dave says:

    How can i apply for NDA exam?

  34. Gaurav Dahiya says:

    Sir Can I apply for NDA exam without maths ?.

    Gaurav dahiya

  35. srihari bhalke says:

    can a studednt of first pu apply for nda 2018

  36. Ritik says:

    I am in 11 sci in 2017-2018 and i ll be in 12 std till nda exam 1 can i apply sir???

  37. Bidyut Sarkar says:

    Can I apply after my diploma.
    I am now in third semister.
    My session is 2016-2019.
    My branch is electrical.

  38. Amirtharaj says:

    What is the exam fee for the MBC candidates?

  39. SIr i am commerce student i can apply says:

    SIr i am a student commerce stream i can apply

  40. Sanket bhajkar says:

    What is the syllabus of NDA exam in detail

  41. Saurav Yadav says:

    Form is fillup in graduation level.

  42. dhruv chaudhary says:

    a student studying in 11 standard having the subjects physics chemistry and biology can appear for the nda exams

  43. Durgesh says:

    Sir my DOB is 8/5/1999
    Can I apply. NDA part 1

  44. Durgesh says:

    Sir my DOB is 8/5/1999
    Can I apply.

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