NDA 2018 Application Form, Notification, 415 Posts - Check Exam Details

NDA 2018 Online Form :

The UPSC NDA 2018 Notification and Application Form has been released on 15th January for NDA I 2018 Exam at upsc.gov.in (official website). candidates can get all the important details regarding the NDA 1 application form 2018, exam date, how to apply online, eligibility criteria, application fee, etc.

NDA 2018 Vacancy Details :

NDA Vacancy 2018. Total 415 posts are released by UPSC NDA 2018 Notification. The vacancy details are divided among the three sections: Indian Naval Academy, Indian Air Force academy and Indian Military Academy.

Total Number of Vacancies: 415

National Defence Academy: 360
  • Army : 208
  • Navy : 60
  • AirForce: 92
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme): 55

NDA 2018 Eligibility Criteria :

Eligibility Criteria for NDA NA 2018 Exam

Educational Qualification (Indian Naval Academy, Indian Air Force Academy, and Indian Military Academy).

Candidates must have passed 10+2 (12th) or its equivalent or pursuing from government recognized Institute or board.

Age Limit

18 to 20 Years (Candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1999 and not later than 1st July 2002)


Candidates must have Indian Nationality. A Bhutan or Nepal, Tibetan refugee came to India before 1st January 1962 are allowed but they should have the intention to settle permanently in India.

Physical standards

After the written exam the medical examination will be held by the SSB to ensure, Candidates physical fitness. Medical tests like Gynecomastia, Tonsillitis, Varicocele, Overweight/Underweight, Undersized Chest, Piles, Wax (Ears), Deviated Nasal Septum, Hydrocele/ Phimosis.

Special requirement for Air force pilot

Special OR Specific Requirements for Air Force Pilot

Leg length =99.00cm 120.00cm

Thigh length =Max 64.00cm

Sitting height =81.50cm 96.00cm

Age Relaxation: Age relaxation is given to reserved category as per the government rule

Note: Only unmarried male candidates can apply for NDA 2018 Exam

UPSC NDA 2018 Important Date :


NDA I 2018 Dates

NDA II 2018 Dates

UPSC NDA 2018 Notification Release Date

15th January 2018

6th June 2018

Starting Date to Submit NDA NA 2018 Online Form

15th January 2018

6th June 2018

Last Date to Submit NDA 2018 Application Form

5th February 2018

2nd July 2018

Last Date to Pay Application Fee

5th February 2018

2nd July 2018

NDA 2018 Admit Card Release Date

Before 10 to 15 days of Examination

Before 10 to 15 days of Examination

NDA 2018 Exam Date

22nd April 2018

9th September 2018

NDA Result 2018

May 2018

October 2018

UPSC NDA Application Form 2018 :

Check UPSC NDA NA I 2018 Notification - Click Here 

Fill NDA NA I 2018 Online Form - Apply Online (Closed Now)

NDA 2018 Application Fee :


Application Fee


Rs. 100/-

SC/ST/sons of serving/ex-Junior Commissioned Officers or equivalent


NDA 2018 Exam Pattern :

The UPSC NDA Exam Pattern 2018 is divided into two section: part-1 and part-2.

Subject Code Exam Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 1 2 ½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 2 2 ½ Hours 600
Total 900
SBS Interview 900
Grand Total 1800

NDA 2018 Syllabus :

PAPER-I MATHEMATICS (Maximum Marks-300)

1. ALGEBRA: - Concept of set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation. Representation of real numbers on a line. Complex numbers—basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa. Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations with real coefficients. Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its applications. Logarithms and their applications. .

2. MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS: -  Types of matrices, operations on matrices. Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, Applications-Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by Matrix Method.

3. TRIGONOMETRY: -  Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.

4. ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY OF TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS: - Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula. Equation of a line in various forms. Angle between two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.

5. DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS: - Concept of a real valued function–domain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits—examples. Continuity of functions—examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative—applications. Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function. Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.

6. INTEGRAL CALCULUS AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS: - Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Evaluation of definite integrals—determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves— applications. 18 Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of a differential equations, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types—examples. Application in problems of growth and decay.

7. VECTOR ALGEBRA: - Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of a vector, scalar product or dot product of two vectors. Vector product or cross product of two vectors. Applications—work done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems.


Statistics: - Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution—examples. Graphical representation—Histogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon—examples. Measures of Central tendency—Mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation—determination and comparison. Correlation and regression.

Probability: Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events. Complementary, elementary and composite events. Definition of probability—classical and statistical— examples. Elementary theorems on probability—simple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes’ theorem—simple problems. Random variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.


Part ‘A’—ENGLISH: 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:  The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects : Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events. - The syllabus given below is designed to indicate the scope of these subjects included in this paper. The topics mentioned are not to be regarded as exhaustive and questions on topics of similar nature not specifically 19 mentioned in the syllabus may also be asked. Candidate’s answers are expected to show their knowledge and intelligent understanding of the subject.

NDA 2018 Selection Procedure :

UPSC conduct NDA Exam in Two Stage

  • Written Examination
  • Interview

UPSC NDA Admit Card 2018 :

UPSC NDA 2018 Admit Card will be released by the UPSC on the official website before 10 to 15 days of examination.

NDA Cut off 2018 :

The UPSC NDA Cut-off marks 2018 will be announced after the declaration of NDA Result 2018.

NDA-1 (Max Marks:900)
NDA-2 (Max Marks:900)
 348  368
306 (With at least 30% marks in each Subject)

Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate (out of 1800 marks) 674

269 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)

Marks secured by the last recommended candidate         (Out of 1800 marks) 637

288 (With at least 25 % marks in each Subject)

Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate (Out of 1800 marks) 656

(With at least 20% marks in each
subject) Marks secured by the last
candidate in the merit order      
(out of 1800 marks) 602
2017 250 – Expected 280 – Expected

UPSC NDA Result 2018 :

The UPSC NDA NA I Result 2018 will be declared in May on the official website of UPSC.