NDA Cut off is always a matter of great concern for the candidates preparing for NDA ENTRANCE EXAM. The cut off of NDA refers to the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to secure to succeed the exam and become eligible for next round of selection process. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) announces NDA cut off for written and final every year. NDA cut off is applied for both i.e. written and SSB Interview. NDA cut off for both the stages will be released after completion of selection process in following May month. Candidates who secure equal to or more than the essential cut off in written stage are selected for next round of i.e. SSB Interview.

Important Dates of NDA Cut off 2018

NDA I cut off will be released by UPSC in November, 2018. The exam of which was conducted on April 22, 2018. SSB Interview will be held from August to September, 2018. NDA II cut off 2018 will be announced in May, 2019. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on September 9, 2018. The SSB Interview will be held from January to April, 2019.

Different Types of NDA Cut off

NDA Sectional cut off – The sectional cutoff is the least qualifying percentage that contenders have to score in each section. According to sectional cutoff, contestants must secure the qualifying proportion in every subject – Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). The sectional cutoff differs every year for NDA I and II. In 2017, the sectional cutoff for NDA I and II was 25%. In 2016, the qualifying percentage for each subject in NDA II was 20 while it was 25 for NDA I.

NDA Overall Cut off – The overall cut off for NDA I and II is calculated out of the total marks. It is the total marks that candidates have to secure at written and SSB Interview stage to be selected for admission. Only that candidate who secures the overall cut off is declared qualified.

Factors Responsible for NDA Cut off 2018

The cutoff is based on the following aspects.

• Number of candidates appeared for the exam

• Total number of vacancies

• Difficulty level of exam

NDA Cut off Phases 2018

NDA Cut Off

NDA cut off for Written Exam: The cutoff for written exam is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to secure to qualify for SSB Interview. The examination authority, UPSC decides NDA cutoff for written exam out of 900 marks.

NDA cut off for SSB Interview: Candidates have to secure minimum qualifying marks in Interview fixed by the SSB to be considered for the merit list. The SSB Interview is conducted for 900 marks.

NDA cut off for Selection: The final NDA cut off is the marks secured by the last recommended candidates. The cutoff is decided out of 1800 marks, 900 marks of written exam and 900 marks of SSB Interview. Merit list is prepared based on the marks secured by candidates in written exam and SSB Tests as well as the cutoff. Final allocation to Army, Navy and Air Force of NDA and 10+2 cadet Entry Scheme of NA will be done as per vacancies, medical fitness, merit and preferences.

NDA Cut Off Analysis

As per NDA cut off analysis, in 2017 the cut off for NDA I written exam increased compared to 2016. NDA I cut off 2017 for written exam was 342 while it was 288 in 2016. Similarly, the final cutoff in 2017 was high compared to 2016. The final NDA I cut off was 708 while it was 656 in 2016. NDA I cut off for written stage in 2015 was 306. In 2015, the final cut off was 674. In 2017, NDA II cut off for written exam was 258 which was more compared to 2016. NDA II cut off 2016 for written exam was 299. The final NDA II cut off 2017 was 624 while it was 602 in 2016. The final cut off increased in 2017 compared to 2016. NDA cut off of last three years is provided in the table below

Previous years’ NDA cut off for Written Exam out of 900


NDA I Cut Off

NDA II Cut Off


342 (With 25 % in each subject) 258 (With 25% in each subject)


288 (With 25 % in each subject) 229 (With at least 20% marks in each subject)


306 (With at least 30% marks in each Subject) 269 (With 25% in each subject)

Previous Years’ NDA cut off for SSB Interview out of 1800


NDA I Cut Off

NDA II Cut Off










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