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NDA Exam 2018: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, NDA

NDA Exam 2018: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern – The National Defense academy (NDA)exam is one of the hardest and most competitive to crack.Once passed you can apply to any of the armed services and straight away get the designation of a Commissioned Officer.This exam is conducted by UPSC and has centers all over India.

 

The breakup of different armed forces openings is shown below:

  • National Defence Academy: 355 (208 for Army, 55 for Navy and 92 for Air Force)
  • Naval Academy:  55

 

For the updated NDA new syllabus click here:

For the NDA application form procedure click here:

 NDA Exam Important Dates

 NDA 1 Dates
Notification published 15th January 2018
Application form available 15th January 2018
Last date for filling the application 5th February 2018
Admit card announced 1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Exam date 22nd April 2018
Result announcement May 2018
 NDA 2 Dates
Notification published 6th June 2018
Application form available 6th June 2018
Last date for filling the application 2nd July 2018
Admit card announced 1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Exam date 9th September 2018
Result announcement October 2018

NDA Exam Eligibility

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of  Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • 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.
  • Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must undertake not to marry until they complete their full training
  • A candidate who marries after the date of his application though successful at this or any subsequent Examination will not be selected for training.
  • A candidate who marries during training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government.

Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.
  • Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination.
  • Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the 12th class or equivalent examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them.
  • Those candidates who have failed INSB/PABT earlier are not eligible for Air Force.

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy- 12th Class passes of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy – 12th Class passes of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

Physical Fitness
  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2016 as per guidelines are given in Appendix-IV. (I.e. some Qualified Candidates Are Rejected Subsequently On Medical Grounds. Candidates Are Therefore Advised In Their Own Interest To Get Themselves Medically Examined Before Submitting Their Applications To Avoid Disappointment At The Final Stage. Candidates are also advised to rectify minor defects/ailments to speed up finalisation of medical examination conducted at the Military  Hospital after being recommended at the SSB)
  • A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.

Eyesight

  • The distance vision (corrected) should be 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in the worse eye. Myopia should not be more than 2.5 D and hypermetropia not more than 3.5 D including Astigmatism. Internal examination of the eye will be done using the ophthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye.
  • A candidate must have good binocular vision. The colour vision standard will be (CP-III)  for Army. A candidate should be able to recognise red and green colours. Candidates will be required to give certificates that neither he nor any member of his family has suffered from congenital night blindness.
  • Candidates who have undergone or have the evidence of having undergone Radial Keratotomy, to improve the visual acuity will be permanently rejected for all the Services. Candidates who have undergone Laser Surgery for correction of the refractive error are also not acceptable to defence services.

Eyesight for naval candidates

  • Uncorrected without glass 6/6,  6/9
  • Corrected with glass 6/6,  6/6
  • Limits of Myopia –0.75
  • Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5
  • Binocular Vision III
  • Limits of colour perception I

How to apply online for NDA Exam

1.Candidates should apply online only www.upsc.gov.in

2.Candidates are required to apply online by using the website www.upsc.gov.in

3.Brief instruction for filling up the online application form have been given in the Appendix-II

  • NDA 2018 Application Form will be available via online mode from 15th January 2018 (for NDA-I) & 6th June 2018 (for NDA-II).
  • 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.

  • 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.

Things to remember while applying –

  • Candidates (excepting female SC/ST/PH candidates/ Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs specified in Note 2 in the notification who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees one hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur/ Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.
  • For the applicants in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank they will be treated as fictitious payment cases, and a list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission website within two weeks after the last day of submission of online application
  • The applicants shall be required to submit the proof of their fee payment within ten days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the Commission
  • On receipt of documentary proof, genuine fee payment cases will be considered, and their applications will be revived if they are otherwise eligible.

 

A two step process is there after you have finished and pass the written examination:

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.

TWO STAGE SELECTION PROCEDURE

 Two stage selection procedures based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centers/Air Force Selection Boards. All the candidates will be put to stage one test on the first day of reporting at Selection Centers/Air Force Selection Boards.  Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests.
  • Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the Original Certificates along with one photocopy each of original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth and  Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.
  • Candidates who appear before the Services Selection Board and undergo the test there will do so at their own risk and will not be entitled to claim any compensation or other relief from Government in respect of any injury which they may sustain in the course of or as a result of any of the tests given to them by the Services Selection Board whether due to the negligence of any person or otherwise. Parents or guardians of the candidates will be required to sign a certificate to this effect.
  • To be acceptable, candidates for the Army/Navy and Naval Academy should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination and (ii) Officer potentiality test, as fixed by the Commission in their discretion, and candidates for the Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination (ii) Officer potentiality test, and (iii) Pilot Aptitude Test as fixed by the Commission at their discretion.
  • Subject to these conditions the qualified candidates will then be placed in the final order of merit on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written examination, and the Services Selection Board Tests in three separate lists-one for the Army and the Navy, the second one for the Air Force and the third for the Course at the Naval Academy.
  • The names of candidates who qualify for all the Services of NDA and the Naval Academy will appear in all the three Merit Lists.
  • The final selection for admission to the Army and Naval Wings of the National Defence Academy will be made in order of merit up to the number of vacancies available from the merit list for the Army and Naval Wings, for the Air Force Wing from  the merit list for the Air Force; and for the Executive Branch of Naval Academy up to the number of vacancies available from the merit list for the Naval Academy, subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects
  • The candidates who are common to all the three merit lists will be considered for selection for all the three lists with reference to their order of preferences, and in the event of their final selection from one list, names will be cancelled from the other lists.

 

NDA Exam 2018: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, NDA

 

FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES:
  • In a case of any guidance’s/information/clarification regarding their application,  candidature, etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’  of its campus in person or over  Telephone No.011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. To 17.00 hrs.

Exam Pattern of NDA

There are two main papers which are written followed by an interview:

1.Mathematics of 300 marks

2.General Ability Test 600 marks

3.Interview (Personality test) of 900 marks

Note: Only Objective type question will be asked in NDA examination.

  • 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.
Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 1 2 ½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 2 2 ½ Hours 600
Total 900
SBS Interview 900
Grand Total 1800
PENALITY FOR WRONG ANSWERS:
  • Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

For complete information of NDA click here

 

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