NDA Exam Pattern 2018, Marking Scheme & NDA Syllabus

NDA Exam Pattern 2018NDA Exam Pattern 2018 contain details about type of questions, exam mode, duration, etc. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the main conducting authority organizes a national level entrance exam known as NDA Exam. This exam is conducted for providing an opportunity to the candidates to join any of the wings which include Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. Along with written test, the selection will be followed by intelligence and physical tests. Here, we have provided details about NDA 2018 Exam Pattern that provides you the complete format in which the exam will be asked.

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NDA Exam Pattern 2018

Here we have mentioned the detailed exam pattern of NDA exam:

  • Schedule: NDA 2018 Exam will be organized two times in a year through offline mode (written test). NDA (I) will be conducted on 22nd April 2018 & NDA (II) will be held on 9th September 2018.
  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted through offline mode.
  • Answer Mode: Candidates must use black ball point pen to mark their answers.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of the examination will be 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • Type of Question: The question paper will be objective type questions.
  • Paper: The NDA exam consists of 2 papers i.e. Mathematics and General Ability.
  • Total Marks: The Mathematics paper contains 300 marks while General Ability test holds 600 marks. The written test will be of total 900 marks.
  • Negative Marking: For every incorrect response, 0.33 marks will be deducted as negative marking in the examination.
  • SSB Interview: After clearing the written test, candidates have to go through the SSB Interview. The interview process will have total 900 marks.
  • Language: The question paper of Mathematics and PART B of General Ability test will be available in both English and Hindi languages.
  • The written examination of NDA 2018 is structured as follows:
General Ability Test (Section-1: English)200
General Ability Test (Section-1: General Knowledge)400
Total Marks900
SSB Interview900
Grand Total1800

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NDA Syllabus 2018

Syllabus of NDA exam is divided into two sections, i.e. Mathematics and General Ability. For better preparations, students should prepare as per the syllabus prescribed for the exam. Here we have mentioned the detailed NDA 2018 syllabus:


Trigonometry, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Differential equations, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Probability, Algebra, Vector Algebra, Matrices and Determinants: Types of Matrices, Determinant of a matrix, Statistics.

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General Ability Syllabus:

This section comprises of two parts, i.e. Part A & Part B. The part A contains topics like English vocabulary, Grammar and usage, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English. Part B comprises of different topics from General Knowledge, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, History, Current Events & Geography.

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  1. Mohamed Raffi says:

    Why can’t access my account in NDA even if input Right RID and Password my Birthdate
    Please advise me.

  2. VARUN says:


  3. banpreet says:

    Sir agr Phuysics nhi hai hmare pass to bhi gk me aaegi aur maths to 11 class ki aaegi na

    • Sudarshan ojha says:

      us k liye ap ek arihant ki book lelo us k ander pura content or syllabus or sample papers bhi h (Arihant path finder NDA & NA)

  4. Sneha says:

    My dob is 12-11-2001 can I eligible for nda?

  5. Passing marks says:

    How many marks is required to pass NDA examination

  6. Yaser shah says:

    What is passing marks in NDA

  7. Pratik mokashi says:

    My dob is 6/1/2002 can I apply for NDA

  8. Riahab says:

    i have commerce strem so that i will do also this NDA exam

  9. Hitesh yadav says:

    What is the pasaimg marks for written exam in nda


    How many student conduct NDA and How many student pass this NDA exam in every year?

  11. Anand bhalavi says:

    what is the website of nda form appilcation

  12. Shuvam Das says:

    My height is 5.2 foot can I apply for NDA examination ??

  13. ks geerthivasan says:

    i am normal matriculation syllabus studied student. what type of prepare to achive in NDA and i wear the power class. can i attend the exam

  14. Mohammedabraf says:

    My DOB is 03/04/1998.My 10+2 mathematics and physics so I can eligible for the exam

  15. prince kumar says:

    what minimam pass mark for NDA

  16. Vaishnavi Waghmare says:

    I don’t have mathematics as I am having fisheries can I apply for NDA

  17. What the age needed for NDA? says:

    What the age needed for It?


    MY DOB IS 06/10/1999

  19. Swapnil Parkhe says:

    I’m in 12th class can I appear for NDA

  20. Swapnil Parkhe says:

    I’m 12th class can I appear for NDA

  21. Sparsh Prakash says:

    My DOB is 02/03/2001.How many years of mine is remaining?

  22. Sparsh Prakash says:

    I have in my stream but don’t through math.Is it possible to do so?

  23. aishwary pratap singh says:

    I am in eleventh class 2017-18. Can i appear for NDA

  24. Arvind Chauhan says:

    Is there negative marking in NDA ?

  25. Rajshree Jambhulkar says:

    Does girls can apply this form….if yes then what is the age limit for this?

  26. albin says:

    as i dont have maths in 12 still can i apply

  27. Ayushi Gupta says:

    interview Isi conducted in which Language?

  28. Abhishek says:

    Can commerce student fill NDA form??

    If yes,then what’s the syllabus will be learn to the students

  29. mohd Danish says:

    Sir my age 20 10 1998 do can applying

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