NDA Result 2018 Download Score Card

Last Updated - February 12 2018

NDA (National Defence Academy) entrance test will be organized by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) for the appointment of the aspirants in all three armed forces of the country, viz. Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. NDA 2018 Results will be published in two stages, viz. written exam result and the final result. It will be declared on April 2018 and September 2018 for the examination held twice a year.

NDA 2018 Application Form submission will be over in the month of January and June for both the sessions. The final result will comprise the total marks of the aspirants which will be released in June 2018. After the result of the written exam, aspirants will be shortlisted on the basis of merit for the SSB (Service Selection Board) round. All aspirants who have appeared in the exam can check the result on the official website of UPSC, www.upsc.gov.in.

UPSC will release the result for NDA 2018 in the following stages:

  • Written Test
  • Medical Screening
  • Final Merit List
  • Services Selection Board (SSB) Interview

NDA 2018 Dates for Result

EventsNDA (I)NDA(II)
Written Examination DateApril 23, 2018September 10, 2018
Written Examination Result DateJune, 2018October 2018
Interview Call Letter and allocation of SSB Centers DatesSeptember/OctoberTo be notified
Final Merit List Declaration DateTo be notifiedTo be notified

NDA 2018 How to check Result?

NDA 2018 Result will be declared one month after the organization of the examination. It will be displayed in the .pdf pattern on the official website of NDA, www.nda.nic.in from which aspirants can check their result.

Aspirants must take the printout of the result and keep it safe with them for further use. Result for NDA 2018 written test and Selection procedure (SSB) shall be declared separately.

The following process is to be followed at the time of downloading the result of NDA examination 2018.

How to check NDA 2018 Result?
  • Aspirants need to take the print out of the result and keep safe for future use.
  • Click on the link and enter your registration detail.
  • Search for the link offered for “NDA exam 2018 result/cut-off public merit list”.
  • Visit the official link of UPSC,
  • Submit after filling the requisite details and the result will be displayed on the screen.
  • The result will be displayed in the PDF pattern, which will contain the roll no. of aspirants will be qualified.

Important Points Regarding NDA 2018 Result

  • All the aspirants whose roll number is listed in the result file are provisionally considered as selected. Their candidature can be canceled at any stage of the appointment procedure for violation of rules.
  • Detailed marks would be made available on the UPSC’s website within 15 days of the releasement of the final results after the organizing of the SSB Interviews.
  • At the SSB interview, the aspirants need to submit their original certificates of age, educational qualification, and categorical reservation claim.

NDA 2018 Details on Score Card

Aspirants required to view NDA Score Card 2018 through online mode. No result copies will be sent via post. The merit list of the aspirants will be prepared based on the score in the written test.

Aspirants have to check all the details cautiously after downloading the NDA Rank Card 2018. NDA Rank Card consists of the following details.

  • NDA 2018 Exam Score
  • Roll number
  • Aspirant’s Name

NDA 2018 Normalization of Score Card

The normalization procedure is based on a simple formula and depends on few parameters. The exam organizing committee arrives at the following formula for calculating the normalized marks for the multi-session papers.

Normalization mark of jth aspirant in the ith session M̂ij 

Normalization formula


Mij: actual marks secured by the jth aspirant in the ith sessions

M̅gt: average marks of the top 0.1% of the aspirants considering all sessions

Mgq: sum of mean and standard deviation marks of the aspirants in the paper considering all sessions

M̅ti: average marks of the top 0.1% of the aspirants in the ith sessions

Miq: sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the ith session

Once the responses are checked and assessed, the normalized marks of an aspirant will be calculated corresponding to the actual marks secured by the aspirant in the examination and the Scorecard will be devised based on the normalized marks.

Calculation of Score

The process to calculate the score based on the marking scheme of the exam is given below:

  • For each inaccurate response, 0.33 marks will be deducted.
  • For each accurate response in General Ability Test, the aspirant will score 4 marks.
  • For each accurate response Mathematics, the aspirant will score 2.5 marks.

Calculation of marks as per sections

SectionsCalculation of score
GATTotal number of accurate responses (x 4)– Total number of inaccurate responses (x 0.33)
MathematicsTotal number of accurate responses (x 2.5) Total number of inaccurate responses (x 0.33)

Calculation of score via NDA Mathematics Response Key

Aspirants after verifying the accurate and inaccurate responses can calculate their estimated score of the exam. The process to calculate the score is given below.

Total number of questions in Mathematics120
Total marks300
Marks allotted per questions2.5
Negative marks for inaccurate response0.33
Total marksNumber of accurate responses x 2.5– Number of inaccurate responses x 0.33

For example in Mathematics:

If the aspirant attempts 90 questions and 20 are inaccurate the according to the formula:

Aspirant will score: 90*2.5 – 20*0.33 = 218.4

NDA Response Key 2018

UPSC will announce the response key of NDA after the declaration of final result. This will help the aspirants to check the accurate responses of the questions asked from the subject and also to predict the scores they will get on the actual exam.

How to Download NDA Response Key 2017?

NDA 2018 Response Key will be offered in a .pdf file. Aspirants can download the .pdf file via the process given below:

  • Click on the links given below for all sets.
  • Download the NDA response key 2018 and save the file.
  • The file will open in a new window.

Aspirants can check the response key by clicking on the links given below their respective sets.

Merit List for NDA 2018

The final merit list will be disclosed based on the total marks scored by the aspirants in written examination and Service Selection Board (SSB) Test in three separate lists:

  • Airforce
  • Army and the Navy
  • Executive course at the Naval Academy

Three separate merit lists will be formed and disclosed comprising the name of the aspirants who have qualified for different services of NDA 2018.

The marks obtained in the three stages viz. written examination, SSB Interview, and Medical Screening will be considered while preparing the final NDA Result 2018 which is expected to be declared by UPSC in the month of February 2018.

Service Selection Board (SSB) result will be declared after the result of the written test. Aspirants who qualify the written test will be called for the SSB Counseling Procedure.

Cut Off for NDA 2018

Aspirants required to secure an at least mark to pass the written test and applicable for next round of selection process i.e. SSB interview. NDA 2018 Cut Off will be decided by examination authority Union Public Service Commission after the declaration of final result.

Applicability of NDA 2018 Cut off

NDA cutoff will be applied in the following stages:

  • At Least Qualifying Standard approved at the written stage (out of 900 marks)
  • Marks secured by the last finally advisable aspirant (out of 1800 marks)

NDA Cut off will depend on the following factors:

  • The level of competition
  • Level of difficulty
  • Number of seats
  • Number of aspirants appeared for the exam

NDA (I) Expected Cut off 2018

Serial NoSubjectsExpected Cutoff marksMaximum Marks
1General Ability Test370-410600

Earlier Years’ Cut-Off for NDA (I):

YearNDA-1 (Max Marks:900)

NDA 2018 Important Details

  • At Least Qualifying marks will be fixed by the Commission
  • Aspirants will have to secure the at least qualifying marks in objective type exam to qualify the SSB Interview
  • The General Ability Test which is Paper-II will carry 600 marks
  • SSB test is the final level of selection procedure for admission to the different defense academies
  • The Mathematics Paper which is Paper-I will carry 300 marks

NDA 2018 Components of Result

UPSC will release the result for NDA I exam 2018 in the following stages:

  • Medical Screening: Once the interview is clear, the aspirants will be sent to for the clear medical examination at the command hospitals.
  • Final Merit List: The marks obtained in the three stages viz. written examination, SSB Interview, and Medical Screening will be considered while preparing the final NDA Result 2018 which is expected to be declared by UPSC in the month of February 2018.
  • Services Selection Board (SSB) Interview: The aspirant will have to undergo five-day interview process at the allotted SSB centers. The date, time and venue for SSB interview will be intimated to the aspirants via the call letter.
  • Publication of NDA- I Written Examination Result: UPSC will prepare the list of aspirants who have obtained the at least qualifying marks in the written examination as decided by the Commission. Roll number of aspirants will be mentioned in the result sheets who have qualified for SSB Interview.

Counseling Procedure of NDA 2018

Counseling is the last procedure of selection via which the aspirants get selected. This is scheduled after the result is declared. Aspirants required to bring the original documents for verification along with them on the day of counseling.

Aspirants will be called for the counseling according to the marks and the rank they have secured in the exam.

All aspirants required to carry the documents mentioned below for the counseling for verification. All original documents should be carried and one attested copy of each document must be carried along for submission.

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