Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is conducting National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) admission examination. UPSC NDA (2) 2018 will be held on September 09, 2018. Qualified candidates will get admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA. Eligible candidates will be able to fill UPSC NDA (2) 2018 Online Application Form at upsconline.nic.in. The Commission will release NDA admit card three weeks before exam. Everything you want to know about UPSC NDA (2) 2018 is given here including dates, eligibility, notification, application form, admit card, result, cut off.

Latest: Schedule for NDA / NA II 2018 has been announced. Scroll down to check the same.

UPSC NDA (2) 2018

Written exam of UPSC NDA (2) 2018 will consist of an objective test with two subjects – Mathematics, and General Ability Test. Each subject paper will be of 2.5 hours duration and have maximum marks of 900. UPSC has provided complete syllabus of NDA exam also. Study for UPSC NDA (2) 2018 exam by studying topics given in syllabus. Candidates who clear cut off of written exam will be allowed to appear for SSB interviews. SSB test or interview will also be of 900 marks. Final selection will be after SSB interviews.

Event Dates
Release of online application form 06 Jun 2018
Last date to submit application form 02 Jul 2018
Availability of admit card August 2018
Date of written exam 09 Sep 2018
Result declaration of NDA 2 written examination 2018 December 2018
SSB interviews January 2018
Declaration of NDA 2 final result 2018 April 2018

Vacancy Details

Last Year vacancy details is given below.

Defence Academy Vacancy
National Defence Academy 335
Army 208
Navy 55
Air Force 72
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) 55
Total 390

UPSC NDA (2) 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candiates need to ensure that they fufill eligibility criteria before filling application form of NDA 2 2018. Criteria of eligibility involves nationality, age limit, gender, marital status, educational qualification, physical standards.

Allowed nationalities or candidate type are

  • Citizen of India
  • Subject of Bhutan
  • Subject of Nepal
  • Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1/Jan/1962
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam.

Age limit
Date of birth must lie between January 02, 2000 and January 01, 2003.

Only male candidates can appear in NDA exam.

Marital status
Candidates needs to undertake not to marry until they complete their full training.

Educational qualification

Army Wing of National Defence Academy eligibility criteria – Class 12 pass of 10+2 pattern.

Air Force and Naval Wings Wing of National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy eligibility criteria – Class 12 pass of 10+2 pattern with Physics and Mathematics.

Physical standards
UPSC prescribes physical and mental fitness. A guide for fitness required for NDA and NA admission 2018-19 is given notification. Read it and make sure you are fit. Most common issues found due to which candidates get rejected are these.

  • Wax (Ears)
  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Hydrocele / Phimosis
  • Overweight/Underweight
  • Under Sized Chest
  • Piles
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Tonsillitis
  • Varicocele

About permanent body tattoo

Permanent body tattoo is only permitted on inner face of forearm. Army, Navy, Air Force may permit tribes with tattoo marks on face or body as per existing custom and traditions on a case to case basis.

UPSC NDA (2) 2018 Application Form

Interested aspirants can apply online from the official website when application form will be released. Application form of UPSC NDA (2) 2018 can be filled only by eligible candidates. So, before filling the application form candidates must ensure their eligibility. More than three weeks time will be given to fill and submit application form. It must be noted that the only method of applying is online.

  • Provide valid email ID as UPSC may send notifications to it.
  • Mention services to which UPSC needs to consider candidature, in order of preference.
  • New preferences cannot be added later, or order be changed.
  • Date of birth must match DOB in matriculation or equivalent certificate. If there is any discrepancy between date of birth given in application form and that of certificate then the Commission will take disciplinary action.
  • To not marry until completion of training must be kept in mind. Even if application is accepted, if candidate marries then his or her candidature is not accepted.
  • Submit single application form. If however due to some reason you have to apply again, then make sure that form with higher RID is correct and complete.
  • Think over examination city and decide wisely. You have to select exam city in form and cannot change it later.

Application fee will be Rs 100 for candidates except SC/ST for whom fee is exempted.

UPSC NDA (2) 2018 Admit Card

Applicants will be issued admit card by UPSC after the successful completion of the application form or few days before the commencement of examination . NDA admit card 2018 can be downloaded from upsc.gov.in. RID and date of birth or password will be required to download it.

  • Only those candidates can download admit card of UPSC NDA (2) 2018 who will submit the application form on time.
  • UPSC will only release admit card in online mode.
  • Date of availability of admit card is three weeks before exam.
  • If admission ticket (admit card) will not be available even one week before exam, then such candidates need to contact the Commission.
  • Any discrepancy should be brought to the notice of the Commission. In some cases, name of candidate may be abbreviated.

Exam Pattern

Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 01 2.5 hours 300
General Ability Test 02 2.5 hours 600
Part A – English 200
Part B – General Knowledge* 400
Total 900
SSB Test or Interview 900

*General Knowledge sections

Section Subject Weightage
A Physics 25%
B Chemistry 15%
C General Science 10%
D History, Freedom Movement 20%
E Geography 20%
F Current Events 10%

UPSC NDA (2) 2018 written examination will have objective type questions only. Mathematics, and General Ability Test Part B (GK) will be bilingually set.

Intelligence and Personality Test

SSB selection will be a two stage selection process – Stage I and Stage II. Only such candidates who will clear stage I can only be able to appear in stage II, else they will be sent back.

Stage I

  • Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests
  • Picture Perception * Description Test (PP&DT)

Stage II

  • Interview
  • Group Testing Officer Tasks
  • Psychology Tests
  • Conference

UPSC NDA (2) 2018 Result

Admission to NDA and NA will be on basis of written exam result followed by intelligence and personality test held by Services Selection Board. Certificates related to eligibility have to be submitted after declaration of NDA 2 Result.

UPSC will announce NDA (2) 2018 result of written examination after the successful completion of it Qualified candidates will be moved forward to attend SSB interviews and tests, details of which will be e-mailed to them.

Preparation of merit list for NDA (2) Result 2018

The Union Public Service Commission will decide the cut off for written exam. NDA 2 Cut Off 2018 will will be the minimum qualifying marks. UPSC arranges candidates with marks more than or equal to qualifying cut off, in order of marks obtained to arrive at merit list. Such candidates will be declared to be qualified in NDA 2 Result 2018.

Candidates will appear before Services Selection Board.

For Army and Navy wings of NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy, SSB will assess on Officers Potentiality. Those for Air Force will be assessed in Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and Pilot Aptitude Test (which forms the whole PAB Test) and for Officers Potentiality. PABT applicable to candidates with Air Force as First choice would also be conducted for all SSB qualified candidates with one of the choice as Air Force subject to their eligibility and if they are so willing.

Cut Off

UPSC publishes cut off marks or qualifying marks after declaration of result. Here are past year cut offs of NDA exam.

UPSC NDA (2) 2018: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Exam

Official Website: www.upsc.gov.in.

For more details on UPSC NDA (II), download 2017 Notification.

Insofar, Only UPSC NDA & NA (II) 2018 Schedule has been announced. Rest of information on this page is based on last year information brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as UPSC releases UPSC NDA & NA (II) 2018 Notification, details will be updated here.

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