NDA – National Defence Academy

UPSC NDA / NA 2018 Exam

Important Dates for NDA/NA (I)

  • Date of Notification: 10 January 2018
  • Last Date to Apply: 5 February 2018
  • Date of Exam: 22 April 2018

Important Dates for NDA/NA (II)

  • Date of Notification: 6 June 2018
  • Last Date to Apply: 2 June 2018
  • Date of Exam: 9 September 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • For Army wing of NDA: You should have passed the class 12th examination.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: You should have passed the class 12th examination with Physics and Mathematics.

Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status: For NDA (I) 2017 exam, only unmarried male candidates born between 2nd July 1998 and 1st July, 2001 are eligible.

NDA/NA Exam Pattern

There are two papers with objective type questions:

Subject Duration Questions Marks
Mathematics 2 hours 30 minutes 120 300
General Ability Test 2 hours 30 minutes 150 600
Total Marks  900
SSB Test/Interview 900

The papers in both the subjects consist of objective type questions only. General Ability Test paper is divided into two parts – Part A and Part B. Part A has 50 English questions and Part B has 100 General Knowledge questions.

Negative Marking: There is a penalty for wrong answers in the Objective Type Question Papers.

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