National Defence Academy (NDA) is the national level entrance exam conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) for the recruitment of students who is pursuing their career in defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. NDA Exam is conducted twice time in a year in month of April and September.
NDA Exam Pattern 2018
Subjects Code Maximum marks
General Ability 02 600
Mathematics 01 300
SSB Test/Interview 900
Exam Dates NDA (I), 2018:
Notification published 3rd week of January 2018
Availability Application form 3rd week of January 2018
Last date for filling the application 2nd week of February 2018
Availability of Admit card 1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Date of NDA (I) Exam 4th week of April 2018
Declaration of Result May 2018
Dates of Examination for NDA (II), 2018:
Notification release on 2nd week of June 2018
Availability of Application form 2nd week of June 2018
Last date for filling the application Last week of June 2018
Issue of Admit card 1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Date of NDA (II), 2018 2nd week of September 2018
Declaration of Result October 2018
Eligibility Criteria for NDA, 2018:
NDA I: Candidates should have born between 2nd July 1998 to 1st July, 2002.
NDA II: Aspirants must have born between 2nd January 2000 to 1st July 2003
Unmarried candidates are eligible for this exam.
For Army Wing: Applicant should have passed 10+2 from a state education Board or a University.
For Naval and Air Force: Applicants must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam with Mathematics and Physics subjects.
Applicant must be citizen of India,
A subject of Nepal, or
A subject of Bhutan,
Applicant those came from the Tibet to India should born before 1st January 1962.
Candidates should be physically or mentally fit as as per the guidance set by National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination
NDA Exam Syllabus, 2018:
The NDA Syllabus is divided into two sections; Mathematics and General Ability test.
Paper 1: Mathematics paper conducts questions from Algebra, Analytical Geometry, Trigonometry, Integral Calculus, Statistics and Probability, Metrics and Determinants
Paper 2: General Ability Test contains questions from English- 200 Marks and General Awareness- 400 marks.
Preparation Tips to crack NDA, 2018:
• Firstly, make a proper study plan for your preparation.
• Create a time table according to your study and divide it equally for all the subjects.
• Purchase and collect all the best books and start your preparation.
• Practice from earlier years solved papers; it will help you to know the exam pattern.
• Take your class notes with you while studying.
• Take help from your teachers because they will give you ideas to attempt the exam.
• Keep calm and relax during your exam days, stay healthy, take proper sleep.
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