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About UPSC NDA Exam

Union Public Service Commission conducts NDA examination twice every year in the months of April and August as NDA-I and NDA-II.The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to respective service academies for further pre-commissioning training.

Application Process

1.Candidates are required to apply Online through upsc website No other means/ mode of application will be accepted.

2.Candidates are required to have a valid personal email ID and Contact No. 

3. Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained. 

4.There is a provision to modify the online application prior to submission only. Candidates are requested to make use of this facility to correct the details in online application, if any.

5.Make Payment and Print Application

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Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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




Maximum Marks

PAPER-I (Mathematics)


2½ Hours


PAPER-II (General Ability Test)


2½ Hours




SBS Interview


Grand Total



Syllabus for PAPER-I MATHEMATICS (Maximum Marks-300) 

  • Algebra
  • Matrices & Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensional
  • Differential Calculus
  • Vector Algebra
  • Integral Calculus
  • Statistics and Probability

Syllabus for PAPER-II  GENERAL ABILITY TEST(Maximum Marks—600)

Part ‘A’—ENGLISH (Maximum Marks—200):The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like : Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.

Part ‘B’—GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Maximum Marks—400) :The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects : Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.



Exam Date

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

NDA II 2018 Notification Release Date

6th June 2018

NDA I 2018 Apply Online Starting Date

6th June 2018

NDA (II) Application Form 2018 Last Date

2nd July 2018

Last Date to Pay Fee

2nd July 2018

NDA (II) Exam Date

9th September 2018


The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be as under :—

National Defence Academy

339 (208 for Army, 39 for Navyand 92 for Air Force)

Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)




You Can Find Other Details for UPSC NDA Exam here >> Official UPSC NDA Notification 2018

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