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UPSC NDA (II), 2018- EXAM DATES, ELIGIBILITY, EXAM PATTERN: Union Public Services Commission conducts National Defense Academy & Naval Academy Examination for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA and for the Indian Naval Academy Course. Here you can find complete details on UPSC NDA 2 2018 exam date, age limit, eligibility, application form, exam pattern, cut off, Best reference books, syllabus, previous papers, solved papers, how to prepare and how to apply below.

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  • Tentative Schedule of the UPSC NDA(II), 2018 Examination is as under:
Date of Notification 06.06.2018
Last date for receipt of Applications 02.07.2018
Date of commencement of Examination 09.09.2018
  • Nationality:

The candidates should be citizens of India/subjects of Bhutan/subjects of Nepal/Tibetan refugees who came over to India before January 1, 1962. Persons of Indian origin who have 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India will be eligible

  • Age Limits for UPSC NDA(II), 2018 Examination: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2001 are eligible.
  • Educational Qualification for UPSC NDA(II), 2018 Examination:

(i) For Army Wing:- 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

(ii) For Air Force, Naval Wings and 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.

Pattern of UPSC NDA(II), 2018 Examination:

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows

MATHEMATICS 01 2½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 02 2½ Hours 600

The NDA exam consists of two papers: Mathematics and General ability test

  • Mathematics: The mathematics paper is of 300 marks and consists of multiple choice questions based on the syllabus of class 11th and 12th. The time allowed to write the paper is 2½ hr.(150 min)
  • General Ability: The General Ability test comprises of two section i.e. Section A and Section B. The section A is of English (200 marks) and Section B (400 marks) is of general knowledge.

Best reference books to crack NDA(II), 2018 Examination


Pathfinder for NDA & NA Entrance Examination National Defence Academy/Naval Academy Conducted by UPSC by arihant, Experts Compilation

Chapterwise-Sectionwise Solved Papers NDA & NA (Mathematics/English/General Ability) with Explanatory Solutions by arihant Experts Compilation

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Year NDA-1 (Max Marks:900) NDA-2 (Max Marks:900)
2010 263 193
2011 290 253
2012 333 322
2013 337 313
2014  348  368
2015 306 269
2016 288 229
2017 250 280

How to apply for UPSC NDA(II), 2018 Examination

The candidates need to fill their application forms through the official website of UPSC and through the online mode.

National Defence Academy Entrance Exam is held twice a year, generally in the month of April and September. The course of training is for three years. The candidate is required to give his preference for the service he wishes to join, however, the final decision also depends on the rank he secures in the merit list. For more details, please visit the detailed notice of UPSC NDA(II), 2018 Examination available on the UPSC Official website.