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How To Join NDA After 12th 2018-19 - Join NDA After Science, Commerce & Arts

How To Join NDA(National Defense Academy) After 12th 2018: Want to know about How To Join NDA After 12th Class Science, Commerce and Arts, then here we tell you how to join national defense academy. The NDA also known as the National Defense Academy of India is a prestigious as well as the integral defense academy among other various defense academies of the Indian Military.

The foundation of NDA was laid by the Prime Minister of India Jawarhalal Nehru on the 6th of October 1949 after the independence of India.The NDA is located in Pune city north-west of Khadakwasla.

The primary objective of the NDA is to take in new cadets for three armed force pf the Indian Military such as for Indian Army,Indian Navy and Indian Air Force respectively. Since its establishment NDA has produce numerous cadets for the three major armed force components of thee Indian Military for their service in their field of expertise.

It can be considered to be the primary  initial training phase of the cadets who have been selected for the NDA,which provides the cadets with various academic training along with military training. The selection of the candidates are conducted twice annually during the months of January and July for the starting of new semester.

How To Join NDA After 12th 2018-19 :

The candidates will be required to appear the CEE(Common Entrance Exam) that is held by the UPSC,and huge number of young cadets in number of almost 50,000 apply for this exam among this only about 6,000 cadets are selected for the interview that is conducted by the SSB and about 350 cadets are selected for each semester for the admissions that are available in three three section of Indian Army,Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

It is a very competitive exam and is one of the toughest exam that is conducted across the entire country and it is conduced in all India  basis where the cadets are selected form the entire country depending upon their performance. 

The NDA is one great military academy that provide the opportunity to young candidates who have the desire to serve their country through the three armed force of the Indian Military.

Young aspirants who have passed their respective 10th metric with the require % and eligibility as prescribed by the SSB are eligible to apply for the CEE in order to be selected for the admission conducted for new semester. 

However the candidates who have passed their 12th intermediate for many discipline (Science/Arts/Commerce) are also eligible to apply for the CEE but only if the candidates are eligible and possess the certain eligibility and qualify under such requirements that has been set for the 12th entry level.

NDA Online Application Date 2018 :


NDA 1 Date Schedule:-
  • Startung Date For Application:- 10th January 2018.
  • Last Date To Submit Application:-5th February 2018.
  • Release Of Admit Card:- 1 to 2 Week Before The Exam.
  • Exam Date:- 22nd April 2018.
  • Declaration OF Result:- July 2018

NDA 2 Date Schedule:-
  • Starting Date For Application:- 6th June 2018.
  • Last Date To Submit Application:- 2nd July 2018.
  • Release Of Admit Card:- 1 to 2 Week Before The Exam.
  • Exam Date:- 9th September 2018.
  • Declaration OF Result:- November 2018

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2018-19 :


The NDA not only provides the opportunity to the individuals who desire to part of the academy but also offers three distinct section for which the cadets can apply for according to their interest. However the NDA being a deference academy is entire functioned under the military code or rules and regulations which are based completely upon the military prospects.

The candidates who desire to join the NDA after they have passed their 12th educational standard form Science,Arts discipline will require to qualify under the various eligibility criteria that have been prescribed for the selection of candidates who have applied for the admission after 12th.

The candidates will need to qualify under the various eligibility that have been mentioned below which are set for the individuals who desire to apply after 12th pass:-

Age Limit :- The candidates must fall under the age limit of 16 years and 6 months to 19 years.Individuals who are older than the upper age(19 years)limit and younger the lower age limit will not be eligible to apply for the selection or CEE.

Educational Qualification:- The candidates will require to have the required educational level of 12th or equivalent exams with the relevant subjects form any recognize educational board OR with higher educational qualification (but the individuals must qualify under the age limit).

1).Indian Army Wing:- Cadets should have cleared 12th standard from any recognized educational board.
2).Indian Navy & Indian Air Force Wing :-Candidates should have cleared 12th standard or equivalent exam with Physics and Mathematics form any recognized educational board.

Nationality:- Indian Citizen or a subject of Nepal,or subject of Bhutan,or any refugee who have settled in India before 1st January 1962.

Martial status:- Unmarried.

Physical Standards:- The physical standards are essential for every cadets in order to ensure their eligibility,as the physical ability of the  are the absolute character where the cadets need to be physically fit and stable and such physical standards are based on the following physical criteria:-

  • Height
  • Chest
  • Weight.

However the physical criteria or physical standards are set according to the different armed force unit of the Indian Military for the admission of candidates in particular section. The full chart regarding the physical standard will be provided  for the various section of the Indian Military which are set
according to the age of the candidates who have applied for their admission into the NDA.

Medical Standards:- The cadets also require to have the essential medical standards which are  very important during their academic session in the NDA and during their respective service periods.
The cadets will be selected based on their medical standards under such criteria of medical health, mental health, oral health,eye sight, hearing ability. 

Total medical test will be conducted by the medical corps specialists which will also include the urine and blood pressure test of the cadets. Number of candidates who are generally declared to be ,medically unfit are found to have the common defects as mentioned below:-

  • Presence of wax in ears,
  • Deviated Nasal Septum,
  • Hydrocele/Phimosis,
  • Overweight/underweight,
  • under sized chest,
  • Piles,
  • Tonsillitis,
  • Varicocele,
  • Gynaecomastia,
  • Presence of long term illness,
  • Abnormal body structure and any sort of bone deformity.

As mentioned above are the initial requirement which the candidates will require to qualify under.However the candidates will need to clear the most vital selection test that include the CEE (Common Entrance Exam) and the SSB interview.

These two selection test are the most important for the candidates for the reason that these test are based on various section and are conducted based on different qualities of the cadets. So further on we will provide the cadets details regarding the selection of the cadets.

However the cadets prior to their CEE will require to apply online for the exam and the application forms will be provided by the NDA in the official website(www.nda.nic.in) and  the cadets will need fill up the application form with the exact information that is required and have to produce the require documents which is to be attached along with the form and then submit. The cadets will need to wait for admits cards to be released.

NDA 2018 Admit Card :


The cadets who have filled the online forma for the exam will need to wait for the admit cards which is released by the UPSC 1 month before the exam is scheduled to be conducted.

The admit card will provide the cadets with every information regarding the schedule set for the exam to be conducted including the time,date and the center of the cadets which will be provided depending upon the address or region of the cadets hailing from as there are about 40 plus examination center where the exam is held. 

The candidate will require to report to the examination center on the date of examination.

NDA CEE (Common Entrance Exam) :


The written exam is the initial phase of the selection process which the candidates need to clear in order to proceed further onto the next phase of the SSB interview selection. The written exams are based on various syllabus and topics that have been prescribed for the CEE and which will be conducted with marks distributed among the section of the syllabus. 

The candidates must clear each of the section and in aggregate terms with the minimum passing marks but since the number of cadets exceed more than 40,000 candidates should try to score as much as high marks as possible which will give the cadets a better chance of being shortlisted for the next selection phase.

The cadets will need to appear the written exam based on the section and the exam pattern that will be followed in the mentioned manner:-

Since the written exam will be conducted based on two different units that cover various distinct section,so to make the cadets understand the written exam in a proper manner we will provide the information according to the unit. The written exam is based upon 2 units covering the subjects of Maths and GAT(General Ability Test).

Unit 1:- Maths:- 
  • Total Marks: 300
  • Passing Marks:45 marks
  • Total Questions: 120
  • Question type: Multiple Choice.
  • Duration of exam:2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Negative marking:0.33

Unit 2:GAT (General Ability Test):- This unit of the written test comprises of two part which covers the various subjects and
topics of English(Part 1) and General Knowledge(Part 2).

  • Total Marks:600 marks
  • Part 1(English): 200 marks.
  • Total Questions: 50.
  • Part 2(GK): 400 marks.
  • Total Questions:100.
  • Question type: Multiple Choice.
  • Passing Marks:- 60 marks.
  • Duration of exam:2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Negative marking:0.33

The cadets who have appeared their written exams will then have to wait for about 20 to 30 days or more until the results of the exam are released by the authorities. 

The candidates who have been selected based on their performance and score in the written exams will then be provided with the call letter for the SSB interview selection phase which will be conducted in various center for each of the armed force unit of the Indian Military.

The center of SSB interview conducted  for each armed force unit of the military are mentioned below:-
Cadets who are given the call letter will have to report to their respective center which is held in different centers according to the unit of the Indian Army for which the cadet has applied for and has been selected for.

Following are the list of major center for different unit where the SSB test will be conducted:-
  • Indian Army:-Allahabad(UP), Bhopal(MP), Bangalore.(Karnataka).
  • Indian Navy :-Coimbatore(Tamil Nadu), Bangalore(Karnataka), Bhopal(MP).
  • Indian Air Force:- Dehradun(Uttarakhand), Mysore(Karnataka), Gandhi Nagar(Gujarat), Varanasi(UP).

NDA SSB (Services Selection Board) :


The SSB interview is the latter phase of the selection process that are conducted by the officials of the SSB and the test is conducted for total number of 5 days which will comprise of various test each day. 

The cadets will require to clear each of the test in order to proceed further and each of the test will comprise of various criteria and the qualities that are required by the cadets in order to pass these test.

The SSB interview will comprise of the following tests:-

a).Officer Intelligence Rating(OIR) test
b).Picture Perception Description Test(PPD)
c).Psychological Test
d).Group Testing Officer(GTO) Task.
e).Conference.

These test are usually conducted to test the overall quality and the ability of the cadets therefore such test are based on the following:-

a).Officer Intelligence Rating(OIR) test:- This exam is conducted to acquire the intelligence quality of the cadets so this exam is comprised of written exam pattern which consists of 50-55 logical, mathematical, reasoning questions to test the common alertness of the cadets.This test determines the overall intelligence alertness of the cadets that are one of the important character of a officer.

b).Picture Perception Description Test(PPD):- The cadets will be provided with random picture which they need to explain to the officials of what they see in the picture or the meaning of the picture.

c)Psychological Test:- This test consists of two stages such as the Thematic Apperception Test(TAP) & Word Association Test (WAT).Since the test is based on to examine the psychology of the cadets.

1).Thematic Apperception Test(TAT):-stage of the test is similar to that of the PPDT test where the cadets are to explain from the picture that are provide to them.

2).Word Association Test(WAT):-The cadets are to write an analogy of the word or letter shown to them with the spare of 15 seconds.

d).Group Testing Officer(GTO) Task:- This phase is a tactical phase and  the test is based on the group discussion and such as the leadership quality of the cadets which is  the essential quality one must possess in terms of officer rank.

e).Conference:- This phase of the test is the final stage where all the cadets are gathered together in a conference hall and is conducted as a conference with all the authorities and the questions are provided by these authorities and the cadets are to answer these questions. This phase of the test last for 30 minutes after which the results are declared. The candidates who are selected are retained for the final medical test.

Medical test:- This medical test is the most important test of the candidates which the cadets are to clear in order to be shortlisted in the final merit list. Any cadet who is declared during the final medical test will be rejected.

Merit List:- The final merit list is made based in the score of the cadets in the overall selection process and the cadets who have been selected after the test conducted by the SSB. The total number of 3 merit list are released for each of the armed units of the Indian Army such as for the Indian
Army,Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force respectively.

NOTE:- Candidates who will be applying for the Indian Air Force will be required to clear the Computerized Pilot Selection system (CPSS) and Pilot Aptitude Battery Test separately(PSBT)in order to ensure their selection.

However the PABT is also organizes for all the candidates who have cleared the SSB test with Indian Air Force being one of the choice for the individuals.

NDA Training Period for Armed Forces :


Indian Navy Cadets:- 3 years of training in NDA and 1 year of training form the Naval Academy Chika Odisha.
Indian Army:- 1 Year of training in NDA and 1 year at IMA (Indian Military Academy).
Indian Air Force:- 1 year trainign in NDA and 1 year 6 months of training at Air Force Academy Hyderabad.

Here we are at the end of this article which has been published for the individuals who have passed their 12th educational standard form any discipline and seek information regarding their eligibility and selection process of NDA.

Hope the information that have been provided will be of some use which may provide the individuals with entire information and a wider idea regarding their desire to be selected into the NDA.

Individuals who require any information regarding the NDA or any other information related to the Indian Military are advised to leave their queries in the comment below so that we are able to assist the individuals in a better manner and provide the information that is helpful to the individuals.
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NDA Previous Year Solved Question Paper PDF - Sample Papers

NDA Previous Year Solved Question Paper PDF 2017:- Download NDA 10 Years Sample Papers  and check NDA 1 and NDA 2 Previous 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Years Solution Paper PDF List. Every year the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) holds the entrance exam for the enrollment of new cadets into the most prestigious and glorious defence academy which has produced number of service men who are trained for their respective field of service for the different armed units of the Indian Military.

The written exam or the Common Entrance Exam (CEE) is held throughout the different regions of the country under the supervision of the respective regional examination center. These entrance exams are based on the various syllabus and the subjects which comprises of wide topics which has been prescribed or set for the various level of entry of after 10th and 12th educational qualification.

The written exams  are conducted on the highest level possible for the selection of the best cadets who can be turned into the best service men through the  intense training phase which is provided by the NDA after the enrollment of the cadets. Download NDA Previous Year Question Paper PDF From this site.

The number of cadets who apply for the selection are vast in number which only makes the competition tougher than ever and since he cadets have to score the passing marks in terms of subject wise and in overall aggregate. NDA also provides the best academic training to the cadets according to their field of entry for the different unit of the military. Here we upload NDA 2017 Question Paper PDF, NDA 2016 Question Paper PDF and NDA 2015 Solved Question Paper PDF For you all candidates.

Within the total duration of 4 years which consists of 8 semesters the cadets are provided with the overall training interms of academic training or the field training such as camping ,navigation, weaponry etc. Therefore the cadets are required to be at their best during their duty hours and to offer the best level of service to the country through their field of service.

Check Here:- NDA Eligibility Criteria and NDA Exam Syllabus PDF 2018

NDA Solved Paper Of Last Ten (10) Years - NDA Sample Papers PDF


Every year the UPSC conducts the CEE for the enrollment of the new cadets and the exam are held twice in one year and they are held in the various examination center which  are as follows:-
  1. Delhi.                       
  2. Agartala.                   
  3. Kohima.                     
  4. Ahemdabad.                       
  5. Kolkata.                           
  6. Aizeal.                     
  7. Lucknow.                     
  8. Gangtok.                 
  9. Allahabd.                       
  10. Maduari.                 
  11. Bamglore.                 
  12. Hyderbad.                     
  13. Thiruvanathapuram.                       
  14. Bareily.
  15. Nagpur.
  16. Bhopal.
  17. Panaji(God).
  18. Chandigarh.
  19. Patna.
  20. Vishakapatnam.
  21. Chennai.
  22. Port Blair.
  23. Cuttak.
  24. Raipur.
  25. Dehradun.
  26. Ranchi.
  27. Kochi.
  28. Jorhat
  29. Jammu.
  30. Itanagar.
  31. Udaipur.
  32. Jaipur.
  33. Shimla.
  34. Tirupati.
  35. Srinagar.
  36. Imphal.
  37. Dispur.
  38. Shillong.
  39. Sambalpur.
  40. Dharwar.
Each year the cadets who have applied for the CEE for the NDA selection will have to choose form the above listed exam center according to their region. The question pattern are different but mostly the syllabus and the topics are similar to that of the 8th to 12th standard of any educational board which the cadets have studied during their academic years.

The syllabus however are different based on the entry level of the cadets which are of the 10th & 12th passed entry level for the selection of new cadets into the NDA for their respective field of entry among the units of the Indian Military. We will update here more NDA Question Paper PDF File in some days. Now check NDA 2017 Solved Question Paper PDF.

Only the best cadets who have cleared the written exam with the highest marks shall be selected as the number of applicants are always massive in number and among these number of individuals although most of the cadets may score the required minimum passing marks and the selection of the cadets are done based on the marks scored by the cadets in each subjects and the overall aggregate marks.

The candidates who are selected for the various armed unit of the Indian Military such as for the unit of Indian Navy,Indian Army Indian Air Force have to  appear the common entrance test,however the exam pattern and the syllabus will vary according to the unit of the armed forces. Since the requirement for these units are different and event hat cadets are selected based on the criteria set for the selection.

Download NDA 2017 Solved Question Paper PDF 


Cadets who are applying for the written exams and for the selection into the NDA will have to qualify under the required eligibility criteria and the qualification set for the eligible cadets.
These eligibility criteria are the most important criteria even before applying for the CEE.
Such of these criteria are:-

Age Limit:- Cadets should be within 16 years and 6 months - 19 years on the date of exam for both entry and 10th and 12th passed. (cadets with higher age will not be allowed to apply for the exam).
         
Education Qualification:-

1).10th or 12th pass(Army Wing)
2).10th or 12th pass from Science stream(Air Force wing)
3).10th or 12th passed with Physics and Maths (Naval Wing).

Marital status:- Unmarried for all the entry type or unit of the Indian Military.

Nationality:-
  • Indian.
  • Subject of Nepal.
  • Subject of Bhutan.
  • Tibetan Refugees or any refugee settled in India since 1st January 1962.
Only those cadets who are qualified under the above listed criteria are eligible for applying the CEE for the NDA selection of new cadets for the different wings of the Indian Military.


National Defence Academy (NDA) Previous Year Question Paper PDF - 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Years


The cadets will find it easier to prepare form the questions from the previous year CEE,although the exam pattern in terms of the question that are set will be completely different form the questions that were set for the previous year written exams but even though the cadets will gain a helpful information regarding the type of questions that are set during the exams. Get here NDA 2016 Question Paper PDF File.

The information regarding the questions set during the previous year will be provided in the form of Pdf file for the cadets who are looking for those sort of information for their better preparation.
The written exams basically consists of four major subjects for the written test conducted by the UPSC comprises of two section 1 & 2.

Each of the section consists all the topics that is covered for the written exams.
Section -1:- Mathematics

Section-2:- General Awareness:Under the section of general awareness come number of subjects such as:
  • English
  • History
  • General sicence
  • Geography
  • Current affairs.
Cadets who clear the exams and are selected for the final screening will be called for the test that are conducted by the SSB(Service Selection Board). The SSB conducts the test for the final selection of the cadets who are shortlisted through the set of test such as the
  • Personality test,
  • Interview
  • Group Discussion.
The cadets are shortlisted based on their score during these set of test conducted but the authorities of the SSB.

NDA Enrollment Steps For Application Form 2018


  1. The cadets who are looking forward to apply for the CEE conducted by the UPSC for the selection of new cadets into the NDA will have to fill up the form before the last date or on the last date of the form submission.
  2. The forms will be available on the official website of the NDA or the cadets can purchase the form form the reliable office or source.
  3. The cadets should first read properly all the required information to be filled up and then proceed.
  4. Each and every information filled up by the cadets should be correct and exact to the certificates that the cadets have to produce.
  5. Recheck the filled information any mistake should be corrected by the cadets to ensure that the form is not rejected due to misinformation.Because a cadet will only be allowed to apply on one form so be careful.
  6. After filling up and rechecking the form the cadets can submit the form.
  7. Any delay by the cadets will result in cancellation of the application form of the cadet.

The selection date for the new cadets will be published through the daily  newspapers or through the various medium for the candidates. The candidate are to fill up the form and submit within the given deadline.

For more detail preparation for the written exams the cadets can prepare form the recommended books or the books of the of the 8th,9th,10th or 12th standard of any educational books. Information that has been provided for the cadets are of the highest knowledge that has been taken form various source and provide altogether so the cadets have better idea regarding the particular field. Best of luck and prepare well.
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NDA Eligibility Criteria 2018, Age Limit, Selection Process

National Defence Academy NDA Eligibility Criteria 2018:- NDA Age Limit 2018 and Selection process 2018 - 2019 candidates must need to check before applying. The only defense academy that is responsible for the selection of new cadets and providing the youths with the basic knowledge with the academic and the training that are conducted throughout the academic year in the NDA has been the vital and most important duration of training for the cadets who have been enrolled into the academy for the three major armed units of the Indian Military.

The armed units for which the candidates are trained by the NDA are as such,Indian Army,Indian Navy and Indian Air Force respectively. Cadets who have been selected by the NDA through the test that are conducted under the supervision of UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) and the SSB(Service Selection Board) in the latter phase of the selection of the new cadets who have enrolled and have been selected for the further shortlisting.

The written exam or the CEE (Common Entrance Exam) is the initial phase of the selection of the cadets where the cadets are to appear the exam conducted by the UPSC in different regions of the country or the state. Check below NDA Physical Eligibility Criteria and other all details.

However this test is conducted twice in a year and the cadets are selected according to the vacancies or seat available,thus only number of handful candidates are selected for their training in the NDA.

Although the NDA CEE is conducted under specific terms and conditions set by the concerned high heads,thus for applying for the CEE of NDA selection the candidates must be eligible in thee various criteria set for the candidates in the field of age,education,physical fitness ,medical fitness and so on.
All of these eligibility are the initial requirement which is then followed by the selection process which is the latter phase o thee selection process that is conducted by the respective authorities. NDA 2018 Exam Date and Application Form Date related information and remember given date.

Important Dates:-
  • Date of Notification :- 10 January 2018
  • Last date of filling online form :- 5 February 2018
  • Date of Examination :- 22 April 2018
  • Expected month of result :- Aug 2018

Therefore even before a cadet applies for the CEE of the NDA the individual must know the proper and overall details of the eligibility criteria for every requirement applying for the exam.
Any candidate who fails to qualify under any of the eligibility criteria will not be allowed to apply for the exam.

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NDA (National Defence Academy) Eligibility Criteria 2018 - Age Limit 


The absolute eligibility criteria and the qualification the candidates must qualify under in order to apply for the CEE of the NDA are based upon the following criteria:-

NDA Age Limit:- 
  1. For NDA (1) 2018: The candidates age between 2nd July, 1999 to 1st July, 2002 are eligible for the examination.
  2. For NDA (2) 2018: Those who have age between 2nd January 2000 to 1st January 2003 are permitted to write the exam. 

Since the CEE for the NDA is held twice in a year so the cadets must be under the age as mentioned.

NDA Educational Qualification:- 10th and 12th pass with 50-60% aggregate marks. Cadets  applying for the armed unit of Navy and Air Force should have passed 12th with the subjects of Physics and Mathematics as the compulsory subjects.

Marital Status:- Unmarried(For all candidates).

Nationality:- Cadets who qualify under the below mentioned category are eligible to apply for the exams.
  • Indian.
  • Subject of Bhutan.
  • Subject of Nepal.
  • Refugee settled in India since 1st January 1962.

NDA Physical Eligibility Criteria(Physical Fitness):- The physical fitness is a major criteria for the cadet to qualify under due to the qualities of the physical status that is required to qualify as prescribed for the selection of the cadets.
The physical criteria that is prescribed are under the following criteria:-
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Chest measurement
       Height Weight Standards For ARMY/AIR FORCE
 Height In Cm
                          Weight In KG
16-17 Years
17-18 Years
18-19 Years
152
42.5
44
45
155
43.5
45.3
47
157
45
47
48
160
46.5
48
49
162
48
50
51
165
50
52
53
167
51
53
54
170
52.5
55
56
173
54.5
57
58
175
56
59
60
178
58
61
62
180
60
63
64.5
183
62.5
65
66.5

       Height Weight Standards For NAVY
 Height In Cm
                          Weight In KG
16 Years
18  Years
20 Years
152
44
45
46
155
45
46
47
157
46
47
48
160
47
48
49
162
48
50
51
165
50
52
53
167
52
53
55
170
53
55
57
173
55
57
59
175
57
59
61
178
59
61
62
180
61
63
64
183
63
65
67


Medical Criteria:-

The medical criteria is an important factor that may affect the selection of the cadets.This criteria is based upon the medical condition of the cadets to examine any presence pf long-term or serious illness within the criteria a cadet is found to be medically unfit then the cadet will be rejected for any further selection.
The cadets are required to go through the test of the following medical criteria.
  • Medical status
  • Mental health
  • Eye Sight
  • ENT (Ear,Nose,Throat)
  • Hearing Ability
  • Oral Health

NOTE:-
Presence of any medical disability or physical abnormality will result in the rejection of the candidates.Hence the physical and the medical fitness of the cadets are must.

So the most important eligibility criteria and the qualification the cadets must clear in order to ensure to appear the CEE or the NDA conducted by the UPSC. Candidates who are found to be eligible to apply for the CEE are then to appear the entrance exam on the scheduled date in the respective examination center chose by the cadets as their center. The above table is for NDA Height Weight Criteria and NDA Physical Criteria 2018 related.

Before the selection procedure the candidates must fillup the online forrm that will be available on the official website of the Indian Army(www.joinindianarmy.nic.in).The cadets are to fill up the form online and are to do so within or on the last date of registration. Only after the candidates have filled the online form they will be provided with their respective admit card for their exams.

Admit cards will be provide only to the candidate who have been found to be eligible to appear the written exams conducted by the UPSC. Cadets will have to download their admit card from the official website of the Indian Army which will be released within 1 month after applying.

NDA (National Defence Academy) Selection Process 2018 


The first phase of the selection process is the eligibility criteria and documentations of the cadets as only those candidate who qualify under those criteria are allowed to appear the exams.
The exam is the initial shortlisting stage where only those cadets who clear this exam are then selected for the further selection phase that is to be followed as prescribed for the NDA. Check below NDA 2018 Selection process and apply for the exam.

The selection process of cadets comprises of series of test of the cadets on different field which the cadets must clear in order to be selected. The important phase of the selection is conducted under section 1 and section 2.

Section 1:- 

This section of the selection test is conducted as the main entrance exams where the cadets who were selected for the entrance exam are to appear this exams which is comprised of written test on the subject that are prescribed for the exams.

This phase of the most important and thee initial phase of the selection as massive number of cadets are rejected who fail to score the required passing marks. The written exam is based upon 2 units covering the subjects of Maths and GAT(General Ability Test).

Unit 1:- Maths
  1. Total Marks: 300
  2. Total Questions: 120
  3. Question type: Multiple Choice.
  4. Duration of exam:2 hours and 30 minutes.
  5. Negative marking:0.33 
This unit of the written exam is based upon the syllabus of the 11th and 12th standard of the CBSE board of the educational board. Cadets must score at least the minimum passing marks for this unit for which the cadets must give the correct answer of 45 questions in order to clear this unit of written exam.

Unit 2:- GAT (General Ability Test):-

This unit of the written test comprises of two part which covers the various subjects and topics of English(Part 1) and General Knowledge(Part 2).
  1. Total Marks:600 marks
  2. Part 1(English): 200 marks.
  3. Total Questions: 50.
  4. Part 2(GK): 400 marks.
  5. Total Questions:100.
  6. Question type: Multiple Choice.
  7. Duration of exam:2 hours and 30 minutes.
  8. Negative marking:0.33 

Part 1:- English which covers mostly the syllabus of the grammar portion.
Part 2:- GK covers the topics of various subjects of History,,Geography,General awareness,current affairs,etc.

Cadets are required to pass each of the section of the written test based on the subject.If a cadet fails to clear any of the subject then the individual will be rejected for failing the written exams.
The cadets who have cleared the written test will be informed about the SSB test through the call letter ,emails,phone calls on the address provided by the cadets.Therefore the cadets are advised to provide the correct information while filling up the application form.

The result of the written exams are released within the time of 1 month or longer depending on the officials. Cadets who are given the call letter will have to report to their respective center which is held in different centers according to the unit of the Indian Army for which the cadet has applied for and has been selected for.

Following are the list of major center for different unit where the SSB test wiill be conducted:-
  • Indian Army:-Allahabad(UP),Bhopal(MP),Banglore.(Karnataka).
  • Indian Navy :-Coimbatore(Tamil Nadu),Banglore(Karnataka),Bhopal(MP).
  • Indian Air Force:-Dehradun(Uttarakhand),Mysore(Karnataka),Gandhi Nagar(Gujarat),Varanasi(UP).
The section 2 phase of the selection will commence on the first come first serve basis.And the test will be conducted for a total time of 5 or more days based on the number of cadets who have been called for the SSB test or selection.

Section 2:-

This section of the selection test is conducted by the SSB which comprises of some of the delicate test such as the :

a).Officer Intelligence Rating(OIR) test
b)Picture Perception Description Test(PPD)
c).Psychological Test
d).Group Testing Officer(GTO) Task.
e).Conference.

All of the above mentioned test are conducted by the SSB over the duration of 5 days or more depending on the number of cadets selected from the written test.

These test are usually conducted to know the overall quality of the cadets such test are based on the following:-

a). Officer Intelligence Rating(OIR) Test:- This exam is conducted to acquire the intelligence quality of the cadets so this exam is comprised of written exam pattern which consists of 50-55 logical,mathematical ,reasoning  questions to test the common alertness of the cadets.

b). Picture Perception Description Test(PPD):- The cadets will be provided with random picture which they need to explain to the officials of what they see in the picture or the meaning of the picture.

c). Psychological Test:- This test consists of two stages such as the Thematic Apperception Test(TAP) & Word Association Test(WAT).

  1. Thematic Apperception Test(TAT):- Stage of the test is similar to that of the PP & DT test where the cadets are to explain from the picture that are provide to them.
  2. Word Association Test(WAT):-The cadets are to write an analogy of the word or letter shown to them with the spare of 15 seconds. 

d). Group Testing Officer(GTO) Task:- This phase is a tactical phase and  the test is based on the group discussion and such.

e). Conference:- This phase of the test is the final stage where all the cadets are gathered together in a conference hall and is conducted as a conference with all the authorities and the questions are provided by these authorities and the cadets are to answer these questions. This phase of the test last for 30 minutes after which the results are declared. The candidates who are selected are retained for the final medical test.

Medical Test:

This medical test is the most important test of the candidates which the cadets are to clear in order to be shortlisted in the final merit list.

Merit List:- 

The final merit list is made based in the score of the cadets in the overall selection process and the cadets who have been selected after the test conducted by the SSB. The total number of 3 merit list are released for each of the armed units of the Indian Army such as for the Indian Army,Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force respectively.

The cadets who are shortlisted in the final merit list will then be dispatched for their respective pre-commission training to their different  the  headquarters for a certain period of 4 years. Since the merit list is made based on the score of the cadets in the overall selection phase it is advised that the candidate must score the highest marks possible in every test that is conducted. Therefore for scoring the maximum marks is only possible if the preparation of the cadets is up to the mark.

Hope this NDA 2018 Eligibility Criteria, NDA Age Limit 2018 and NDA Selection process article is useful you all candidates. For any query regarding to the NDA Exam, you can comment here and ask your queries. Best of luck to all of you, Jai Hind. 
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