NDA 2 2018 Notification and Exam Date

The Indian armed forces has specific selection criteria for recruiting the best soldiers at all positions and ranks. The armed forces provides several chances for the young aspirants to join the forces starting form NDA, which can be opted by almost all 12th appearing or passed candidates. Same opportunity can be tracked and targeted by the candidates in the form of NDA 2 2018. The opportunity will be best for all 12th pass out students. The exam conducting authority, UPSC, has set certain parameters and framed eligibility criteria for the students.



Citizenship – Candidates, who are India subject of Bhutan, subject of Nepal, Tibetan Refugee or a person of Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire or Vietnam are eligible for the exam.

Educational Qualification – The students, who are appearing or have passed 10+2 are eligible for the army service of NDA. While those who have Physics and Maths as their compulsory subjects in 10+2 are eligible to apply for the air force and naval academies of the NDA.

  • Candidates who are failed in PABT/INSB are not eligible for air force.
  • The candidates debarred from the ministry of defence are not eligible for the exam.

Age – Students falling in the age range from 2nd January, 2000 to 1st January 2003 are eligible for NDA 2 2018. Both the dates are included in the eligibility criteria. The candidate has to be unmarried to claim eligibility of the exam.

Steps to apply

The candidates has to visit upsconline.nic.in and will get NDA 2 2018 forms along with the beginning and ending dates of the forms. The form has 2 parts.

Part 1

It consist of 2 pages having

  1. Personal information and contact information
  2. Preference regarding army, navy and air force.

After the completion of part 1, a registration ID will be generation which will help the candidate in completing part 2 and generation of admit card before exam.

Part 2

It consist of 3 parts

  1. Fees payment (Rs. 100 – offline or online modes)
  2. Centre selection
  3. Photo and sign upload

After that, final form submission and accepting the declaration is to be done to submit the form.

Exam Pattern

The exam consists of 2 papers. The first paper has mathematics and the second paper has 2 sections of English and general abilities.

S. No Paper Time Questions Marks
1 Maths (10am  – 12 ½ pm) 2 ½ hours 120 300
2 General Ability (English+ GK) (2pam  – 4 ½ pm) 2 ½ hours 100+50 600

Points To Keep In Mind

Photo – The photo of the candidates must be in the determined size and dimensions.

Fees – The fees of the form is 100 and the candidates can either deposit it in offline or online means. SC/ST candidates and Sons of Serving / Ex-Junior Commissioned Officers/ Non-Commissioned Officers are not liable to pay the fees.

Details – The details of the candidate has to be filled correctly keeping all the spellings correct.

Centers of Exam – Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal,

Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok,

Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata,

Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur,

Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram,

Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

Important Dates

Date of notification – 6 May, 2018

Last date of from submission – 2 September, 2018

Date of exam – 9 November, 2018

Conclusion – NDA is always termed as the best opportunity in terms of the selection rate, number of vacancies and is known as one of the best academies in the world. The opportunity is open for almost all students 10+2 appearing or pass outs. All diehard armed forces aspirants need to take benefit of it and get into any of the services through NDA. The above mentioned eligibility criteria is to give opportunity for getting best trainable candidates among the crowd. So, start your preparation and get into the academy.

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