The NDA exam is conducted by UPSC for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA. This exam is a gateway for candidates looking forward to joining Defence Forces including Army, Navy and Air Force.
This is a national level exam conducted twice a year: NDA I and NDA II to help candidates make a career in Defence services. NDA Exam 2018 schedules for NDA I and NDA II exam has already been released by UPSC.
National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination 2018 will be a two-step process where candidates first need to take the exam and then qualify the SSB interview conducted by the Service Selection Board.
NDA I 2018 is expected to be organized on April 22, 2018, while NDA II will be conducted on September 09, 2018. So, candidates planning to take the exam should fill the application form before the last date and start preparation of NDA & NA 2018 exam.
The UPSC is solely responsible for issuing guidelines for selection and the final conduct of the entrance examination.
Candidates must be physically and mentally fit according to prescribed physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) & (II), 2018.
A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.
A candidate must be either:
(i) a Citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
1. For Army Wing of National Defence Academy:
The candidates must have the Class 12 pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
2. For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:
The candidates must have the Class 12 pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status:
For NDA & NA (I):
Age Limit: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than July 2, 1999, and not later than July 1, 2002, are eligible.
For NDA & NA (II):
Age Limit: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than January 2, 2000, and not later than January 1, 2003, are eligible.
The NDA and NA (II) 2018 exam is likely to be conducted by the UPSC on September 9, 2018, for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 142nd Course, and for the 104th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from July 2, 2019.
The UPSC conducts National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (NDA & NA) twice a year. A candidate who qualifies in the objective-type written examination is only eligible for an interview. The written exam of the NDA & NA consists of two subjects namely, Mathematics and General Ability Test.
The selection process for NDA & NA consists of written examination and SSB interview. Click here to know more about the important tips to crack NDA and NA (II) 2018 exam within 2-3 days.
The UPSC has released the admit card for the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) examination (II) 2018. Aspirants can download it from the official website. Then click here to know more about how to download the admit card.21 August 2018