NDA 2018 is a national level examination, which is organizeed twice a year, i.e. NDA I and NDA II. NDA 2018 exam is expected to be organizeed in the month of April 2018 and September 2018 (Tentative). Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) organizes NDA exam in different cities across the country.
NDA 2018 Exam will be done in two stages- Entrance test and SSB Interview. Below are the details for Entrance test:
|Exam Format Highlights|
|Exam Method and Medium||Offline (Pen Paper Based) in English and Hindi|
|Number of sections||2|
|Question Paper Type||Objective or MCQ|
|Total Number of Questions||270 Questions (120 from Mathematics and 150 from General Ability Test)|
|NDA 2018 Total Marks for Entrance Test||900 Marks (300 Marks for Mathematics and 600 Marks for General Ability Test)|
|Exam duration||2.30 hours (Each Section)|
NDA 2018 exam will be organizeed in offline method and all the questions will be MCQ type. The exam is held in both English and Hindi language. Aspirants will be asked to attempt two sections- Mathematics and General Ability Test. 300 marks are allotted to Mathematics section while General Ability section will cover 600 marks with total time period of 2.30 hours for each section. Negative marking will be done for each inaccurate response. Other details concerned to exam format from both the sections have been tabulated below:
|Subject||Paper||Total No of Questions||Period of Exam||Maximum Marks|
|Mathematics||1||120||2 ½ Hours||300|
|General Ability Test||2||150||2 ½ Hours||600|
After qualifying the NDA 2018 entrance test, all aspirants have to attend an Interview. Details are as below:
|Second Round||Duration||Maximum Marks|
|SSB Interview||4-5 days||900|
Aspirants are advised to go via the syllabus of the examination along with NDA 2018 Exam Format. It will help them to have better preparations for both Entrance Test as well as Interview.
NDA 2018 entrance test consists of two sections- Mathematics and General ability test. In Mathematics section, there will be total 120 questions of 300 marks. Aspirants will be honoured 4 marks for each accurate response in this section. All questions will carry 2.5 marks each, which will only be allotted for choosing the accurate response. In this section, there will be total 150 questions, 50 from English and 100 from General Knowledge. A deduction of 1.33 Marks will be there for each wrong response. 0.83 Marks will be deducted for each inaccurate response. General ability test will include 600 marks; 200 marks are allotted to English and 400 marks in total are allotted to General Knowledge. There will be no mark for unresponsive questions.
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Marks||Marking scheme||Negative Marking|
|History, Freedom Movement, etc.||--||80||--||--|
The syllabus of NDA 2018 Exam has been divided into two parts namely Mathematics and General Ability Test. The General Ability Test part will contain questions from different topics such as General Knowledge (GK), English, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, General Science and Present Events. Most of the questions asked in NDA exam will come from 10+2 level, especially in Mathematics. For preparing General Ability test section aspirants should read newspaper on daily basis.
|Question Paper Sections||Concerned Topics||Number of questions|
|Mathematics||Trigonometry, Differential Calculus, Algebra, Integral Calculus & Differential equations, Logarithms and their applications, Statistics, Probability, Vector Algebra, etc.||120|
|English||Grammar and usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and cohesion.||50|
|General Knowledge||Physics, Chemistry, General Science, History, Geography, Present Events.||100|
Aspirants, who will be shortlisted on the basis of written exam, will be invited for SSB interview which will be organizeed for 4-5 days. Aspirants, who successfully qualifying SSB round, will further call for a medical test and document verification procedure.
In NDA 2018 exam, questions are asked from class 12 Mathematics. Also, aspirants need to be aware of the present happenings around the world to attempt General Ability test. Some of the advisable books for aspirants are mentioned below. These books contain a vast explanation of mathematical concepts. It covers every minor topic mentioned in the syllabus like Sets and relations along with functions, quadratic equations, logarithms, trigonometry and geometry topics like circles, triangles, coordinates etc. These books also comprise the tricks and shortcut methods for solving the questions.
|Mathematics||Mathematics for NDA and NA: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy by R S Aggarwal, Quantitative aptitude for competitive examinations by R.S. Aggarwal|
|English||NDA and NA National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Entrance Examination: 10 Exercise Sets (English) by Expert Compilations, NDA INA Exercise Papers: Organizeed by UPSC (English) by Sachchida Nand Jha|
|General Knowledge||Objective General Knowledge & Present Affairs (Level 1): by Disha Experts, Objective General Knowledge & Present Affairs (Level 2): by Disha Experts,|
NDA 2018 Admit Cards/Hall Ticket will not be offered by post. Candidates will get an OMR sheet to response all the questions. Candidates will have to collect it through online method only. Candidates must make sure to take them admit card and carry one ID proof also. All participants must report to the NDA 2018 Test centre 30 minutes before the commencement of the examination. The other important instructions pertaining to the exam are as follows: