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:

NDA (2) 2018 Admit Card is releasing soon. It may be released in the month of August 2018. Candidates can get the admit card through online mode. Candidates can download it by entering their “Registration ID” & “Roll number”.

  • Schedule: NDA 2018 Exam will be organized two times in a year through offline mode (written test). 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.

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.

For any further queries regarding NDA Exam Pattern 2018, you may ask us by leaving your queries below in the comment box.

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  1. Amey yelne says:

    When are the two exams conducted sir schedule

  2. PRATIK INGLE says:

    SIR,MY DOB IS 27/02/2001

  3. Ankush says:

    Please tell me that how much marks will be allotted to each chapter of all subjects

  4. Somesh says:

    Blueprint of nda 2 2018….. Can u provide

  5. Naresh says:

    I have eye sight probem….am i eligible to be selected for nda entrance

  6. Vivek says:

    My DOB-02/12/2000
    So,How many time I can apply form for NDA
    Plzz tell me sir?

  7. Arun says:

    Sir…, kya NDA ke paper me 10 questions wrong krne par selection nhi hota ? Please help me

  8. Vipin sing says:

    NDA ke mathe ke short trick

  9. Aman Bisht says:

    my DOB is 01/01/2003
    can i apply for NDA-2 .2018

  10. Aman Bisht says:

    i want to know that . how Manny marks each right question contain , how many questions will be there , what is the age limit to apply, i born in year 2003 can i apply ?

  11. Abhishek Kumar says:

    Sir. How many marks? Will attend then you should be select for this
    Plus tell me

  12. Romil patel says:

    Sir kya syllabus itna hi hota h . Mujhe km lg rh h . Plz ik var confirm kra de sir.

  13. Vishal singh says:

    I just cleared the board exam of 10 class from cbse board i want to know that what is the % limit in 12 board for joining IAF

  14. Chitra nair says:

    For NDA & CDS entrance exam is the syllabus based on CBSE syllabus.

  15. Kartik singh says:

    I am from pcb and i have chosen army section in nda form so do i need to stydy maths..

  16. t.k khalid says:

    Which book should I have to prefer for mathematics

  17. lohith says:

    What is qualification marks for written test

  18. Om kadam says:

    Sir i when i was a baby i had operation near my waist ….but now everything is clear and all reports are poaitive so would it will be obstacle for me in selection of nda

  19. shashank pandey says:

    I want to know that my date of birth is 23/09/2002 How much time I have for preparing for NDA exams

  20. Subhdeep Kumar says:

    Plz explain me about NDA

  21. Dipunu rauta says:

    What’s the cutoff marks

  22. Sudden v s says:

    Sir I have studying 2nd pu ( pcmb) . Can I apply to NDA exam

  23. S Nikhil Raj says:

    Sir! i have a problem regarding how much qualified marks for written test?
    how will be the question paper?

  24. Rishabh says:

    What is average cutt off of general category in NDA

  25. Gautam says:

    Does one who has done 12 from PCB has to attempt maths section too?

  26. Atharv Kirpekar says:

    What is a criteria of an SSB exam after qualifying written exam of 900 marks?

  27. Om kadam says:

    Sir when i was small i had a operation near my waist which i cleared now and i also have doctor paper of positive certificate so can i apply fot nda

  28. Vishal says:

    My Dob is 03.12.2000.
    So how many times I apply nda form. Please tell me.

  29. Jayakumar says:

    I’m currently a 12th graduate with 188.75 as my pcm cut off. I wish to join nda. I’m thinking of dropping a year from college to join can tell whether it’s suggestable or not

  30. harish says:

    i have eye sight -1.5 in both eyes . does i have chance for airforce

  31. Prakash Madhur says:

    Will everyone who are qualified in nda exam are invited to ssb interview?

  32. adarsh singh says:

    sir there will no online exams for nda on 6sept

  33. Nilesh Kumar says:

    Can I apply NDA exam my eye sight is -3D both eyes

  34. Nilesh Kumar says:

    My eye sight is -3 in both.
    Can I apply NDA exam

  35. atharv nirphal says:

    sir one year main nda 1 ke form 2 bar nikalte hain kya .

  36. Sibbu Dwivedi says:

    Sir girls apply ker sakti hai

  37. Hankare apparao Machindra says:

    i am get admission in animal science. so how many chances are i am able to join NDA. please reply me . sir/ madam.

  38. ankit jha says:

    sir, my DOB is 26/11/2000, how many chances do i have for nda exam

  39. Saptarshi Kakati says:

    Dear Sir,
    The Mathematics syllabus seems to be only for those students who had maths as one of their subjects. I am not a mathematics student. I had opted for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology after class 10th. I gave my 12th boards this year. I had heard from many people that the NDA exam can be attempted by anyone from any stream be it Science, Arts, or Commerce. Is that true or it can be attempted only by PCM students?

  40. Niranjjan says:

    I was born on sep 99…
    My question is can i apply for nda(2)2018

  41. lalith kumar says:

    My date of birth is 05-10-2001
    How many times i can apply for nda ?
    And I am studying 11 th class , is there any requirement of class 12 th certificate and is there any negative marking in the exam

  42. Shakti says:

    Sir I want can I do ssb ,& interview in hindi

  43. ram says:

    My dob is 9/1/2001 how many times I can write exams .now I’m in 2 Pu science.. and where can I get more information about nda

  44. Abhay Singh says:

    sirr…. my d.o.b is 22.09.2000.. how many attempt I have for appearing.. in NDA… and I am studying in class 12 from science stream and I want to join NDA. in air force wing

  45. mohit says:

    sir my dob is 10 september 2001 ,so for how many times i can appear for nda exam

  46. Nishad syal says:

    Hlo sir
    My dob is 12 july 2000 how many times i can appear for nda exam?


    hello sir,nda ka syllabus kya he

  48. Sumit Singh says:

    Sir, my dob is 29.03.2002, how many times i can appear for nda.

  49. NIKHIL KAIN says:

    What is minimum height and minimum weight for IAF

  50. Ayush says:

    I am in 12th class and i want to give and join nda.
    so i can join nda or not.
    My height is also in the category
    so i can join ?
    please let me know.

  51. SHIVRAJ wadikar says:

    Sir I studying in 11 th class with General group with math
    can I appear NDA exam?
    and this exam have negative system?

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