NDA 1 2018 : Exam Dates, Application Form, Syllabus, Eligibility

The candidates who are willing to apply for NDA 2018 exam i.e. NDA 1 2018 and NDA 2 2018 can find the complete details on NDA 1 2018 exam date, age limit, eligibility, application form, exam pattern, cut off and notification date below. The NDA I 2018 exam notification will be released on 10 Jan 02018 and the written exam will be in the month of 22nd April 2018. The candidates can fill their application forms through the official website of UPSC and through the online mode. The candidates can find complete details about the form filling and latest updates regarding NDA on SSBCrack.

NDA 1 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who are appearing for the NDA 1 exam 2018 are advised to check all the details of the exam including the eligibility criteria. The details of the eligibility criteria are mentioned below:

NDA 1 2018 Nationality:

The candidates must be a:

  • a citizen of India , or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 01 January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Only unmarried candidates are allowed to write the NDA exam 2018.

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Important Dates

  • Date of Notification – 10 January 2018
  • Last date of filling online form – 5 February 2018
  • Admit Card: 2 weeks before the exam
  • Date of Examination – 22 April 2018
  • Expected month of result – May 2018
  • SSB Dates: June 2018
  • NDA 1 2018 Age Limit:
    • (For NDA I 2018): Age – The age range for NDA 1 2018 is from 2ndJuly 1999 to 2nd July 2002. The actual date of birth mentioned in your matriculation certificate will be taken as final. No other certificate or affidavit will be accepted. The candidates must be unmarried and only male candidates are eligible for it.

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    NDA 1 2018 Educational Qualifications:

    • For Indian Army wing of National Defence Academy: The candidates appearing for the exam must have passed or appearing class 12th from a recognized board or university.
    • For Air force and Indian Navy: The candidates must have passed or appearing class 12th with physics and Mathematics from a recognized board or university.

    NDA 1 2018 Exam date: 22 April 2018

    NDA NA Exam (I) 2018

    • Important Dates
      • Date of Notification – 10 January 2018
      • Last date of filling online form – 5 February 2018
      • Admit Card: 2 weeks before the exam
      • Date of Examination – 22 April 2018
      • Expected month of result – May 2018
      • SSB Dates: June 2018

    NDA 1 2018 Cut Off Marks

    Given below are the cutoff marks for NDA written exam from 2010 to 2017
    Year
    NDA-1 (Max Marks:900)
    NDA-2 (Max Marks:900)
    2010
    263
    193
    2011
    290
    253
    2012
    333
    322
    2013
    337
    313
    2014
    360 283
    2015
    306  269
    2016
    288  229
    2017
    342
    NDA 1 2018 Exam Pattern

    The NDA exam consists of two papers: Mathematics and General ability test, below we have discussed both the papers in details.

    • Mathematics: The mathematics paper is of 300 marks and consist of multiple choice questions based on the syllabus of class 11th and 12th. The time allowed to write the paper is 2.5 hr.
    • General Ability: The General Ability test comprises of two section i.e. Section A and Section B. Section A is of English (200 marks) and Section B (400 marks) is of general knowledge.
    • The NDA 2016 admit card will be announced few weeks prior to the examination, in the official website of UPSC.
    • All the question are MCQ type and contain a negative marking for the wrong answers.
    Paper Subject Questions Marks Duration
    I Maths 120 300 2.30 hours
    II General Ability 150 600 2.30 hours
      Total 270 900
      SSB Interview Test   900

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NDA 1 2018 Exam Tips

  • Revise NCERT text books in the last few days; this will help bring concept clarity
  • Class 12th books must be referred for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry sections and Class 10th books for Biology, Geography, History, Political Science, and Economics
  • Candidate must have the basic concept and clarity in order to score high in the Mathematics paper. It is expected to have both, complete the statement or to solve questions in Mathematics paper; so a candidate must prepare for both
  • Create a revision sheet for Mathematics. It should have important points and formulas in it
  • Revise basic grammar rules in order to score high in reading comprehension, basic grammar and vocabulary
  • The English section for 200 marks is one of the most scoring sections in the NDA examination, so it’s important to prepare for it well
  • The candidates must be aware of the current situations and be prepared for Environment Science and General Science
  • The candidates must have knowledge of India’s struggle for freedom, Constitution of India and the political scenario of India
  • Current Affairs is one of the most important sections in the entrance exam. The candidates must be well aware of the events that took place, at least five years ago
  • Practice at least one sample paper before sitting for the exam. This will help in understanding the exam pattern and bring better clarity on how to attempt the same.

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