About NDA

NDA (National Defence Academy) is a premier institute that trains the cadets (candidates) to get selected for Indian Armed Forces (Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy) as officers. Candidates may approach the academy by qualifying a national level entrance examination (NDA 2018) which is organized by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). The examination is conducted two times in a year. NDA (I) 2018 will be organized on 22nd April, 2018 and NDA (II) 2018 will be organized on 9th September, 2018.

Events Dates (NDA I) Dates (NDA II)
Notification release10th January 20186th June 2018
Application form release10th January 20186th June 2018
Last date to submit the application form5th February 20182nd July 2018
Admit card releaseone or two weeks before examone or two weeks before exam
Exam date22nd April 20189th September 2018
Result declarationMay 2018Oct 2018

NDA Exam Pattern

  • Sections: The NDA entrance examination will be asked in two subsequent sections; written test and intelligence & personality test.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper of written test will contain objective type questions and sectioned in code 1 & 2.
  • Marks for Code 1: Code 1 will comprise of Mathematics questions of 300 marks while code 2 will comprise of general ability questions of 600 marks.
  • Marks for Code 2: Code 2 will be divided in 2 sections as A & B. Section A will cover Math of 200 marks while section B will cover general knowledge of 400 marks.
  • Language: The paper will be of both language Hindi & English.
  • Answering Method: Each question will have four optional answer candidates have to choose the right one only.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking for incorrect response given by candidates in the objective type questions.
  • Candidates use only black ball pen to mark answers
  • Subjects: The NDA exam paper will be consisted of two parts i.e. Mathematics and General Ability Test.
  • Mode of Exam: The paper will be held through offline mode.