UPSC NDA Application Form 2018 NDA 1 Exam Date, Eligibility & How to Apply Online

NDA Application Form 2018

NDA Application Form

NDA Application Form 2018 is going to be released on 10-01-2018 by the Union Public Service Commission. NDA 2018 examination is a doorway for those aspirants who are seeking for entry in Defence Forces like Army, Navy and Air Force. UPSC conducts National Defence Academy exam two times in a year. NDA-I is scheduled to be held on 22-04-2018 and NDA-II is on 09-09-2018. Interested candidates, who want to fill UPSC NDA Application Form 2018, must check the eligibility criteria.

National Defence Academy exam is an all India level entrance exam conducted in numerous cities of the Country. To secure their career in Indian Defence Services, huge numbers of students appear in NDA exam every year. So candidates, who want to make their career in the field of IAF, must fill and submit their NDA 2018 Online application before due date. To get more information about UPSC NDA Application Form 2018, you need to scroll down the entire page which is structured by the team of

NDA Application Form 2018

Eligibility Criteria for NDA exam


  • Candidates must be a citizen of India, a subject of Nepal and a subject of Bhutan
  • 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

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Age Limit and Marital Status:

  • For NDA-I exam, candidate should not be born before 02-07-1999 and later than 01-07-2002.
  • Date of birth stated in the 10th exam certificate or equivalent exam certificate will be taken into consideration for age count.
  • Male applicant should not be married. Only unmarried candidate can apply.

Educational qualification:

For Army wing: Applicant must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination conducted by State Education Board

For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at Indian Naval Academy: Candidates must have passed 12th Class with Physics and Mathematics subject from any State Board/University.

Candidate appearing in the 12th class exam can also apply for NDA 2018 exam.

Physical Standard:

Candidates must be physically sound in respect of the physical standard prescribed by National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2018.

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NDA Exam Pattern

Type of Question: Objective type questions

Exam Mode: 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

Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 1 2 ½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 2 2 ½ Hours 600
Total 900
SSB Interview 900
Grand Total 1800

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How to apply for NDA 2018?

Aspirants can check below the stepwise process on How to Fill NDA 2017 application form:

Stage 1- NDA Registration Process

Before applying online, candidates must assure the eligibility conditions and make sure their eligibility as per the criteria given above. Step by step directives for making application form for NDA 2018 are as under:

  • The notification for submission of online application form will be issued for both NDA-I and NDA-II exam on 10th January, 2018 and 6th June, 2018 correspondingly which will be available on official website of the UPSC that is
  • NDA 2018 application form can be submitted by online mode only
  • Only one application should be submitted by an individual
  • Aspirants have to visit official website of the UPSC for registration
  • The registration process will be completed in two parts that is Part-I and Part-II
  • Candidates have to be vigilant while filling up online application form
  • All the details in the necessary fields should be correct because modification or any correction will not be allowed once the application is submitted
  • Applicants have to upload the scanned passport size photograph and signature in JPEG format

Stage 2- Payment of Examination Fee; Image Uploading, Exam Centre Selection & Declaration Form

  • This stage of NDA application process involves two steps:

Payment of examination fee

Selection of exam centers

  • To complete the registration process for NDA 2018, aspirants must have to pay the prescribed fee
  • At last take the hard copy of the duly filled application form for further use.

Payment Mode:

  • Aspirants can pay examination fee online using any visa/master debit or credit card issued by any bank/institution
  • Applicants can also pay the examination fee in cash at any branch of state bank of India through the pay- in-slip generated by the online application process
  • The payment of examination fee can also be done online using the internet banking facility of the State Bank of India and SBI Associate banks

NDA 2018 exam Application Fee

  • Application fee amounts to Rs. 100/- for general and OBC candidates
  • SC/ST students or sons of JCOs/NCOs/Ors categories are exempted to pay the application fee amount.
  • The mode of payment would be done via online (Debit card, Visa, master, and net banking) or offline (Cash payment in SBI Bank).

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NDA Selection Process:

Shortlisted applicants will be called for SSB interview. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored in the NDA 2018 examination. Interview process will have two stages. Candidates who qualify Stage-I will go for next round that is Stage-II only. Followed by SSB interview, medical test and document verification will be performed.

NDA 2018 exam syllabus

The syllabus for NDA 2018 will be according to both papers. Paper-I that is Mathematics will contain Algebra, Differential Calculus, Trigonometry, Matrices & Determinants, Analytical Geometry, Integral and Vector Algebra, Statics and Probability. Paper-II that is General Ability Test will contain General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, English, General Science, History, Geography and Current Affairs.

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UPSC NDA Syllabus

NDA Exam Pattern

NDA 1 2018 Cut Off Marks:

Given below are the cutoff marks for NDA written exam from 2010 to 2014:

Year NDA-1 (Max Marks:900) NDA-2 (Max Marks:900)
2010 263 193
2011 290 253
2012 333 322
2013 337 313
2014 348 368

Important Dates:

Date of Notification  10-01-2018
Last date of filling online form  05-02-2018
Date of Examination  22-04-2018
Expected month of result  Aug 2018

Final words:

To get more information about UPSC NDA Application Form 2018, you may visit to the Official link of the website. Candidates are requested to stay connected with this page for latest updates.

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