The Union Public Service Commission conducts this exam for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA and for Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). The candidates Joining Indian Naval Academy would undergo 4 years B.Tech Course and would be given an opportunity to join Executive and Technical Branches of the Navy subject to availability of vacancies.

UPSC NDA / NA 2018 Exam

The UPSC exam will be held for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 141st Course, and for the 103rd Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2 January, 2019. In this exam, 415 vacancies will be filled up in National Defence Academy (208 for Army, 60 for Navy and 92 for Air Force) and 55 in Naval Academy (10+2 cadet entry scheme).

Important Dates for NDA/NA (I)

  • Date of Notification: 10 January, 2018
  • Last Date to Apply: 5 February, 2018
  • Date of Exam: 22 April, 2018

Important Dates for NDA/NA (II)

  • Date of Notification: 6 June, 2018
  • Last Date to Apply: 2 June, 2018
  • Date of Exam: 9 September, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • For Army wing of NDA: You should have passed class 12th examination.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: You should have passed class 12th examination with Physics and Mathematics.

Age Limit: For NDA(I) 2018, only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02 July 1999 and not later than 1 July 2002 are eligible.

NDA/NA Exam Pattern

There are two papers with objective type questions:

Subject Duration Questions Marks
Mathematics 2 hours 30 minutes 120 300
General Ability Test 2 hours 30 minutes 150 600
  Total Marks    900
SSB Test/Interview     900

The papers in both the subjects consist of objective type questions only. General Ability Test paper is divided into two parts - Part A and Part B. Part A has 50 English questions and Part B has 100 General Knowledge questions.

Negative Marking: There is penalty for wrong answers in the Objective Type Question Papers.