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UPSC NDA & NA Exam (I) 2018 Recruitment:

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released of National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (I) Examination 2018 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 141st Course, and for the 103rd Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd January 2019. This article is on NDA notification.

Last Date to Apply Online: 5th February 2018 till 6.00 PM.
Written Exam: 22nd April 2018
Age Criteria: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 1999 and not later than 1st July 2002 are eligible.
Scheme of Examination:
NDA notification
  • Exam Mode: Offline
  • Exam Pattern: Multiple Type Questions
  • Exam will be bilingual in Nature, English as well as Hindi.
  • There will be negative marking of One third (0.33) for every wrong answer.

Application Fee: Rs.100/-
SC/ST candidates/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 exempted from payment of the fee.

INDA (National level exam) will be conducted by UPSC. This exam is for Indian Defence Forces that includes Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy. NDA exam will be eligible for all over the country. This exam will take two times in the year. N. D. A. & N. A. Examination (I), 2018 to be held on 22nd April 2018.NDA exam is a national level exam. UPSC conducts NDA exam 2 times in a year NDA (I) & NDA (II). Entrance Exam for Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy. Important Exam dates for NDA (I) 2018: Table Contain Shows the Important Exam dates for NDA (I) 2018 Starting Exam Application Date 10th January 2018 Last date for filling the application 5th February 2018 Admit card 1 or 2 weeks before the exam Exam date 22nd April 2018 Result May 2018 Marital status Only unmarried male can apply Age limit Candidate should be born between 2nd July 1999 to 1st July 2002 Fees General/OBC -100 RS. Female/SC/ST-free Exam Pattern: Table Contain Shows the Exam Pattern 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 Type of Question: Table Contain Shows the Type of Question Type of Question Objective Question Exam Mode paper-based mode. Exam Duration 2 hours 20 minutes duration will be given for Code 1 and Code 2 Section Mathematics & General Ability Test Language English & Hindi Negative Marking Yes NDA Syllabus 2018 Table Contain Shows the NDA Syllabus 2018 Mathematics Syllabus Trigonometry, Algebra, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, Integral Calculus and Differential equations Matrices and Determinants: Types of Matrices, Determinant of a matrix Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Statistics, Probability General Ability Syllabus Part A English Part B General Knowledge Section A – Physics Section B – Chemistry Section C – General Science Section D – History Section E – Geography Section F – Current Events NDA Selection Process The NDA Selection Process (NDA) in Two Part. (1) SSB Interview (2) Medical Examination & Document Verification.

NDA & NA (II) 2017 Exam & SSB: All you need to know to clear the Exam

The NDA & NA (II) 2017 will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 10 September 2017. After the written exam, the successful candidates will be called for the Interview by the Service Selection Board (SSB). The NDA preparation involves various dimensions. Going through the study material available is not enough. To achieve success, the aspirants should also go through the previous question papers to understand the standard of the question papers and distribution of questions among various sections and sub-sections of the syllabus given. Besides, going the previous question papers also help the aspirants in changing the nature of the questions over the years.

After going through the question papers, the aspirants should look for the most relevant study material as per the syllabus given and the standard of questions asked in previous question papers. The relevant study material along with section wise practice tests help the aspirants in building the confidence levels.

The aspirants must also solve the mock test papers that are prepared by experts within the prescribed time limit. To clear the exam with less effort, the aspirants must know the appropriate and proven tips and strategies. The strategies help the aspirants in streamlining the preparation and reducing the chances of failures.

For the benefit of NDA & NA (II) Exam 2017 aspirants is providing all the details related to the exam – pattern of the exam, syllabus, previous question papers, study material, practice tests and tips and strategies to crack the written exam and the SSB Interview.

To keep things simple, we arranged all the information in an easy to understand 7-step guide. We keep updating this page as and when we add new content. So, keep visiting this page on a regular page. We hope, this content will help the aspirants in their preparation of the UPSC NDA & NA (II) Exam 2017.

NDA Notification Details

Number of Vacancies – (Total 390 Posts)

NDA  –  335  Posts (208 Army, 55 Navy and 72 Air Force)

Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) -55 Posts

Examination Date: 10 September 2017

Last Date of Online Application: 30 June 2017.

Eligibility Criteria –

Educational/Technical Qualification:

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.
Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and 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.

Step 1: Know the Selection Process

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the examination and Interview/Personality Test. The written examination consists of two papers –
–    Mathematics
–    General Knowledge

How to apply for the NDA Exam

Eligible candidates can apply through the official website ( The last date for application is 30 June 2017 (6 PM).

Step 2: Know the Syllabus of NDA & NA Exam through NDA notification.










9. Probability 


Part ‘A’—ENGLISH (Maximum Marks—200)

Part ‘B’—GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Maximum Marks—400) 

Section ‘A’ (Physics)

Section ‘B’ (Chemistry)

Section ‘C’ (General Science)

Section ‘D’ (History, Freedom Movement etc.)

Section ‘E’ (Geography)

Check out our article on NDA preparation tips here.

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