Right from our childhood, we have been taught in our textbooks that soldiers are the country’s real heroes. It’s because they strive a lot day and night at our borders that we live peaceful lives. Though, we have acknowledged new lifestyles, where we aspire to settle in our lives with well paid jobs, there are many who want to give themselves for the service of the nation by joining any one of the three services (Army, Navy and the Air Force) as a career option. But getting into any of these three services is not easy.Be prepared to undergo rigorous training. But, before getting selected candidates have to appear for an exam. This page gets you all the information you may want to know about one such exam ie NDA (National Defence Academy) exam.
Candidates for National Defense Academy are selected on merit basis through NDA 2018 exam. This All India test is held every year under the supervision of UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). Held twice a year, in the month of April and September. While applying, candidates should give his preference for the service that he/she desires to join.
Eligibility for NDA 2018 Exam:-
Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2000 are eligible.
(i) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy :— 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:— 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 patternof School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.
Such candidates who qualify the SSB interview but could not produce Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate in original at the time of SSB interview should forward duly self attested Photocopies to ‘Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block.III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066’ and for Naval Academy candidates to ‘Naval Headquarters, DMPR, OI&R Section, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011 failing which their candidature will be cancelled. All other candidates who have produced their Matriculation and 10+2 pass or equivalent certificates in original at the time of attending the SSB interview and have got the same verified by the SSB authorities are not required to submit the same to Army HQ or Naval HQ as the case may be. Certificates in original issued by the Principals of the Institutions are also acceptable in cases where Boards/Universities have not yet issued certificates. Certified true copies/photostate copies of such certificates will not be accepted.
NDA Registration / Application Form
NDA 2018 Online Application Form/Registration:-
Apply online at website:- www.upsconline.nic.in
Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.
Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application form containing two stages viz. Part I and Part II as per the instructions available in the above mentioned site through drop down menu.
The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) [except SC/ST candidates and those specified in Note-2 who are exempted from payment of fee] 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 & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using any Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.
NOTE-2 : The sons of serving/ex-Junior Commissioned Officers/Non-Commissioned Officers/Other Ranks of Army and equivalent ranks in the Indian Navy/Indian Air Force are also not required to pay the prescribed fee if they are studying in Military School (formerly known as King George's School)/Sainik School run by Sainik Schools Society.
The applicants must ensure that while filling their Application Form, they are providing their valid and active E-mail Ids as the Commission may use electronic mode of communication while contacting them at different stages of examination process.
NDA Exam Dates
NDA 2018 Date:-
UPSC NDA & NA 2018 Dates -
UPSC National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II) 2018
Apply online at website:- https://upsconline.nic.in from 06-06-2018 to 02-07-2018
Exam Date - 9th September 2018
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I) 2019
Date of Notification:- 09.01.2019
Last Date for receipt of Applications:- 04.02.2019
Date of Exam:- 21.04.2019 (SUNDAY)
Duration of Exam:- 1 DAY
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II) 2019
Date of Notification:- 07.08.2019
Last Date for receipt of Applications:- 03.09.2019
Date of Exam:- 17.11.2019 (SUNDAY)
Duration of Exam:- 1 DAY
NDA 2018 Syllabus:-
The exam will be divided into papers i.e. Paper I (Mathematics) Paper II (General Ability Test).
General Ability Test will be further divided into two parts that include English and General Knowledge.
Syllabus for all the mentioned subjects are given below:-
•Mathematics:- Algebra, Matrices & Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of Two & Three Dimensions, Different Calculus, Integral Calculus & Different Equations, Vector Algebra and Statistics & Probability.
•English: - The English paper will be designed to test students’ proficiency in the languages with verbal reasoning and usage of grammar.
•General Knowledge: - The GK paper will include subjects like Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and
•Current Events. For all the mentioned subjects in the paper, the syllabus will be from 10+2 level.
Click Here to download NDA Exam full syllabus. (refer APPENDIX-I)
NDA 2018 Pattern:-
Type - Objective Type Paper.
Mathematics - 2½ Hours - 300 Marks
General Ability Test - 2½ Hours - 600 Marks
Total - 900 Marks
SSB Test/Interview - 900 Marks
THE PAPERS IN ALL THE SUBJECTS WILL CONSIST OF OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTIONS ONLY. THE QUESTION PAPERS (TEST BOOKLETS) OF MATHEMATICS AND PART “B” OF GENERAL ABILITY TEST WILL BE SET BILINGUALLY IN HINDI AS WELL AS ENGLISH.
THERE WILL BE PENALTY (NEGATIVE MARKING) FOR WRONG ANSWERS MARKED BY A CANDIDATE IN THE OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION PAPERS.
(i) There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate. One third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
(ii) If a candidate given more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
(iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
NDA 2018 Preparation:-
For Mathematics paper, question will be asked from 10+2 level. Hence, it is advisable that candidates should practice and solve questions from 10th to 12th class, working on key section such as Algebra, Trigonometry and Geometry. Try to read newspapers daily to improve reading skills. English paper will broadly cover grammar, synonyms, antonyms and reading Comprehensions.With Physics, Chemistry and General Science, try to stick with the basics that have been taught from 10th to 12th class.