NDA Exam 2018-19 | PART 2 Admit Card Released , Online Application, Apply Here now

NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY (NDA)

NDA Examination is organized by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). NDA (National Defence Academy) is the best organisation that trains the trainees (applicants) to get selected for Indian Armed Forces (Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy) as officers. Aspirants may approach the academy by succeeding in a national level entrance examination (NDA 2017-2018). NDA examination is conducted two times in a year. NDA (I) 2017 will be organized on 23rd April 2017 and NDA (II) 2017 will be organized on 10th September 2017. Here is the detail information about NDA.

NDA Exam Dates 2017

The official examination dates of NDA 2017 has been announced. Check the exact dates of both NDA (1) and NDA (2) for the year 2017 from here.

Events NDA I Dates NDA II Dates
Notification Issue Date 18th January 2017 7th June 2017
Application Form Release Date18th January 2017 7th June 2017
Last Date to Submit the Application Form10th February 201730th June 2017
Admit Card Issue Date One or two weeks before exam One or two weeks before exam
Exam Date23rd April 2017 10th September 2017
Result Declaration Date July 2017 October 2017

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The application form of NDA (1) will be released on 18th January 2017 and the last date to apply will be 10th February 2017. For NDA (2), application form filling procedure will start from 7th June 2017 and the forms will be available until 30th June 2017. The examination date of NDA I and NDA II will be 23rd April 2017 and 10th September 2017 respectively.

Eligibility criteria for NDA

Nationality: A candidate must either be:

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limits 

  • Candidates born not earlier than 02nd January 1999 and not later than 1st January 2002 are eligible.

Marital Status

  • Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must undertake not to marry until they complete their full training
  • A candidate who marries after the date of his application though successful at this or any subsequent Examination will not be selected for training.
  • A candidate who marries during training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government.

Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.
  • Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination.
  • Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the 12th class or equivalent examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them.
  • Those candidates who have failed INSB/PABT earlier are not eligible for Air Force.

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy

  • 12th Class passes of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy.

  • 12th Class passes of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
Physical Standards
  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2016 as per guidelines are given in Appendix-IV. (I.e. some Qualified Candidates Are Rejected Subsequently On Medical Grounds. Candidates Are Therefore Advised In Their Own Interest To Get Themselves Medically Examined Before Submitting Their Applications To Avoid Disappointment At The Final Stage. Candidates are also advised to rectify minor defects/ailments to speed up finalisation of medical examination conducted at the Military  Hospital after being recommended at the SSB)
  • A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.

Visual standards

  • The distance vision (corrected) should be 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in the worse eye. Myopia should not be more than 2.5 D and hypermetropia not more than 3.5 D including Astigmatism. Internal examination of the eye will be done using the ophthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye.
  • A candidate must have good binocular vision. The colour vision standard will be (CP-III)  for Army. A candidate should be able to recognise red and green colours. Candidates will be required to give certificates that neither he nor any member of his family has suffered from congenital night blindness.
  • Candidates who have undergone or have the evidence of having undergone Radial Keratotomy, to improve the visual acuity will be permanently rejected for all the Services. Candidates who have undergone Laser Surgery for correction of the refractive error are also not acceptable to defence services.

Vision standard for naval candidates

  • Uncorrected without glass 6/6,  6/9
  • Corrected with glass 6/6,  6/6
  • Limits of Myopia –0.75
  • Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5
  • Binocular Vision III
  • Limits of colour perception I
Fee Structure
  • Candidates (excepting female SC/ST/PH candidates/ Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs specified in Note 2 in the notification who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees one hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur/ Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.
  • For the applicants in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank they will be treated as fictitious payment cases, and a list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission website within two weeks after the last day of submission of online application
  • The applicants shall be required to submit the proof of their fee payment within ten days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the Commission
  • On receipt of documentary proof, genuine fee payment cases will be considered, and their applications will be revived if they are otherwise eligible.
Number of vacancies

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

  • National Defence Academy: 355 (208 for Army, 55 for Navy and 92 for Air Force)
  • Naval Academy:  55

How to Apply for NDA

  • Candidates should apply online only www.upsc.gov.in
  • Candidates are required to apply online by using the website www.upsc.gov.in
  • Brief instruction for filling up the online application form have been given in the Appendix-II
  • Detailed instructions are available on the above-mentioned website.

CENTRES OF EXAMINATION

CentreCentreCentreCentreCentre
AgartalaAhmedabadAizawlAllahabadBengaluru
BareillyBhopalChandigarhChennaiCuttack
DehradunDelhiDharwadDispurGangtok
HyderabadImphalItanagarJaipurJammu
JorhatKochiKohimaKolkataLucknow
MaduraiMumbaiNagpurPanaji (Goa)Patna
Port BlairRaipurRanchiSambalpurShillong
ShimlaSrinagarThiruvananthapuramTirupatiUdaipur
Vishakhapatnam----

 

Note

  • Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur.
  • Allotment of Centers will be on the first-apply-first-ballot basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen.
  • Applicants, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice.
FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES:
  • In a case of any guidance’s/information/clarification regarding their application,  candidature, etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’  of its campus in person or over  Telephone No.011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. To 17.00 hrs.

Exam Pattern of NDA

The subjects of the written examination are

  • Mathematics of 300 marks
  • General Ability Test 600 marks

Interview (Personality test) of 900 marks

Note: Only Objective type question will be asked in NDA examination.

PENALITY FOR WRONG ANSWERS:
  • Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

TWO STAGE SELECTION PROCEDURE

  • Two stage selection procedures based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centers/Air Force Selection Boards. All the candidates will be put to stage one test on the first day of reporting at Selection Centers/Air Force Selection Boards.  Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests.
  • Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the Original Certificates along with one photocopy each of original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth and  Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.
  • Candidates who appear before the Services Selection Board and undergo the test there will do so at their own risk and will not be entitled to claim any compensation or other relief from Government in respect of any injury which they may sustain in the course of or as a result of any of the tests given to them by the Services Selection Board whether due to the negligence of any person or otherwise. Parents or guardians of the candidates will be required to sign a certificate to this effect.
  • To be acceptable, candidates for the Army/Navy and Naval Academy should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination and (ii) Officer potentiality test, as fixed by the Commission in their discretion, and candidates for the Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination (ii) Officer potentiality test, and (iii) Pilot Aptitude Test as fixed by the Commission at their discretion.
  • Subject to these conditions the qualified candidates will then be placed in the final order of merit on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written examination, and the Services Selection Board Tests in three separate lists-one for the Army and the Navy, the second one for the Air Force and the third for the Course at the Naval Academy.
  • The names of candidates who qualify for all the Services of NDA and the Naval Academy will appear in all the three Merit Lists.
  • The final selection for admission to the Army and Naval Wings of the National Defence Academy will be made in order of merit up to the number of vacancies available from the merit list for the Army and Naval Wings, for the Air Force Wing from  the merit list for the Air Force; and for the Executive Branch of Naval Academy up to the number of vacancies available from the merit list for the Naval Academy, subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects
  • The candidates who are common to all the three merit lists will be considered for selection for all the three lists with reference to their order of preferences, and in the event of their final selection from one list, names will be cancelled from the other lists.

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How to Prepare for NDA

  • Everyday 2-3 hours study is necessary on a regular basis. Categorise the course as per your comfort and start preparing.
  • Practice previous year question paper as much as possible.
  • Reading monthly magazine of 2-3 months before the date of exam will be helpful.
  • Time management is a key here; see how many questions you can answer in the minimum amount of time.
  • When practising, previous papers think once before guessing on an option, since negative marking is implied here so every wrong answer will cost you extra one mark.
  • Learn shortcuts, avoid length calculation on paper does it in your mind.
  • Learn tricks, in mathematics on few questions answer can be brought up by looking at the options i.e. instead of solving the whole questions take the given options and solve the question around those options.
  • Watch good informative programs on TV, read an extensive newspaper, magazines, journal, etc.
  • A study in the group, it helps you in sharing the ideas and grasping the concepts quick. Everyday 2-3 hours study is necessary on a regular basis. Categorise the course as per your comfort and start preparing.
  • Practice previous year question paper as much as possible.
  • Reading monthly magazine of 2-3 months before the date of exam will be helpful.
  • Time management is a key here; see how many questions you can answer in the minimum amount of time.
  • When practising, previous papers think once before guessing on an option, since negative marking is implied here so every wrong answer will cost you extra one mark.
  • Learn shortcuts, avoid length calculation on paper does it in your mind.
  • Learn tricks, in mathematics on few questions answer can be brought up by looking at the options i.e. instead of solving the whole questions take the given options and solve the question around those options.
  • Watch real informative programs on TV, read an extensive newspaper, magazines, journal, etc.
  • A study in a group, it helps you in sharing the ideas and grasping the concepts quick.

Books for NDA

  • Mathematics for NDA and NA: National Defense Academy and Naval Academy (English) by R S Agawam
  • The Pearson Guide to Mathematics for NDA Entrance Examination (English) by Pearson India
  • Pathfinder for NDA & NA Entrance Examination (English) by Arihant Publications
  • Chapter wise – Section wise Solved Papers NDA & NA (Mathematics/English/General Ability) by Arihant Publications
  • NDA Examination (Solved Papers up-to-date) (English) by Upkar Publications
  • NDA/NA Previous Solved Papers (English) by RPH Editorial Board
  • Manorama Yearbook 2015 by Mathew
  • Objective General Knowledge & Current Affairs (Level 1) : Useful for UPSC / State PCS / CSAT / Bank PO / NDA / CDS / MBA (English) by Disha Experts
  • Objective General Knowledge & Current Affairs (Level 2) : Useful for UPSC / State PCS / CSAT / Bank PO / NDA / CDS / MBA (English) by Disha Experts
  • Adhyaywar-Khandwar Ganit, Angreji, Samanya Yogyata NDA/NA Vigat Varsho ke Prasan Vyakhayatmak Hal Sahit PB
  • NDA INA Practice Papers: Conducted by UPSC (English) by Sachchida Nand Jha
  • Rashtriya Raksha Akadami Avem Naval Akadami Pariksha Pichle Prashan patra (Hal Sahit) by Editorial Board.

Syllabus of NDA

MATHEMATICS

ALGEBRA

  • The concept of the 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. The 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. A solution of linear in equations of two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination.
  • Binomial theorem and its applications. Logarithms and their applications.

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.

TRIGONOMETRY:

  • Angles and their measures in degrees and radians. Trigonometrically ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae.

ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY OF TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS:

  • Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula. The equation of a line in various forms. The angle between two lines. The distance of a point from a line.
  • The equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of the parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic.
  • Point in a three-dimensional space, a distance between two points.

DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS:

  • The concept of a real valued function–domain, range and graph of a function. Composite services, one to one, onto and inverse functions. The 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 derivative— applications. Derivatives of the sum, product and quotient of functions, the derivative of a function about another function, the derivative of a composite function.
  • Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.
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.

VECTOR ALGEBRA:

  • Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, an 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 AND PROBABILITY:

  • 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.

GENERAL ABILITY TEST

Part A—ENGLISH                                           

  • The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workmanlike 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.
Section a (Physics)
  • Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer.
  • The Motion of objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Power and Energy.
  • Effects of Heat, Measurement of Temperature and Heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat. Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments.
  • Rectilinear Propagation of Light, Reflection and refraction. Spherical Mirrors and Lenses, Human Eye. Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet.
  • Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Non-conductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays.
  • General Principles in the working of the following: Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses.

Section B (Chemistry)

  • Physical and Chemical changes. Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems).
  • Properties of Air and Water. Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon dioxide, Oxidation and Reduction. Acids, bases and salts.  Carbon different forms.  Fertilizers Natural and Artificial.
  • The material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and Gun-Powder.
  • Elementary ideas about the Structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.

Section C (General Science)

  • The difference between the living and non-living. The basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasm’s and Tissues.
  • Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals.
  • Elementary knowledge of Human Body and its important organs.
  • Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention.
  • Food—Source of Energy for man. Constituents of food, Balanced Diet.
  • The Solar System—Meteors and Comets, Eclipses.
  • Achievements of Eminent Scientists.

Section D (History, Freedom Movement, etc.)

  • A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilization.
  • Freedom Movement in India.
  • Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration.
  • Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India.
  • Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives and Community Development.
  • Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence. French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution.
  • The impact of Science and Technology on Society. The concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism and Communism. The role of India in the present world.
 Section E (Geography)
  • The Earth, its shape and size. Latitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time. International Date Line. Movements of Earth and their effects. Origin of Earth.
  • Rocks and their classification; Weathering—Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate, Major Natural regions of the World.
  • Regional Geography of India—Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power Resources; location and distribution of agricultural and Industrial activities.
  • Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports of India.

Section F (Current Events)

  • Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years.
  • Current important world events. Prominent personalities—both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.

How to Prepare for NDA

 

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71 thoughts on “NDA Exam 2018-19 | PART 2 Admit Card Released , Online Application, Apply Here now

  • June 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm
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    Sir my eye’s are not 6/6 . Please suggest , me that i can give NDA exam asper latest vacancy 2017 -18

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  • June 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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    sir i am in 12th.can i give this exam and what’s qualities needs in this

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  • June 25, 2017 at 12:43 pm
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    sir, my DOB is 17/7/2002 .And I am in class 11th 1st year just crossed 10. will i able to give exam in this year 2017-2018 ????

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  • June 25, 2017 at 12:47 pm
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    Sir , my DOB is 17/7/2002.And I am in class 11th 1st year just crossed class 10 .Will I able to give exam of NDA in this year 2017-2018

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  • June 28, 2017 at 9:58 am
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    Sir i passed 12 cbse with compartment paper can i eligible for nda?

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