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UPSC Recruitment 2018 | NDA & NA Exam|383 Vacancies

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UPSC Recruitment 2018 | NDA & NA Exam | 383 Vacancies | Last Date: 2 July 2018


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UPSC Exam: UPSC invited application form for National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II) 2018 for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force Wings of NDA for 142nd Course and for the 104th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC).The detailed eligibility and UPSC online application form procedure are given below.

UPSC NDA-II Exam | UPSC Online Application 2018:

Exam Name National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Exam
Qualification 12th
Total Vacancies 383
Experience Freshers
Job Location Across India
Salary Rs.56,100/-
Application Start Date 6 June 2018
Last Date 2 July 2018
Exam Date 9 September 2018

UPSC Online NDA-II Exam – Detailed Eligibility:

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University

Note: Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

Physical Standards:

  • The minimum acceptable height is 157 cms (162.5 cms. for Air Force).
  • Fully expanded chest should not be less than 81 cms. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms.
  • Physical standards relaxed as per govt rules.

Age limit: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January 2000 and not later than 1st January 2003 are eligible.

UPSC Online NAD-II Exam – Vacancies: 383 Posts

  • National Defence Academy (for Army) – 208 Posts
  • National Defence Academy (for Navy) – 39 Posts
  • National Defence Academy (for Air Force) – 92 Posts
  • Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) – 44 Posts

UPSC Online Exam Selection Process:

  • Two-stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centers/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards.
  • All the candidates will be put to stage-one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centers/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards.
  • Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests.
  • Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the Original Certificates along with one photocopy each of: (i) Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth, (ii) Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.

Scheme of Examination:

  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only.
  • The question papers (test booklets) of Mathematics and part “B” of General Ability Test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
  • For each wrong answer has been given by the candidate, One third (0.33) of the marks deducted as penalty.
Subject Maximum Marks Duration
Mathematics 300 2½ Hours
General Ability Test 600 2½ Hours
Total 900  
SSB Test/ Interview 900  

UPSC Exam Application Fees: Rs.100/- (No Fee for SC/ST candidates)

Mode of Payment: Any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.

How to apply UPSC Recruitment?

All interested and eligible candidates apply for this position in online from 6 June 2018 to 2 July 2018.

Important Dates:

  • Commencement of Online Application: 06.06.2018
  • Last date of Online Application: 02.07.2018
  • Payment of Application Fee through Online mode: 02.07.2018
  • Payment of Application Fee through Pay by Cash: 01.07.2018
  • Date of Central Armed Police Forces Examination: 09.09.2018
  • Result of Written Examination: In the Month of December 2018
  • Commencement of Course: 2nd July 2019.

UPSC National Defence Academy and Naval Academy 2018 for NDA / NA 2 Exam First and Second

Syllabus for UPSC NDA / NA (I) & (II) 2018 Examination

Paper 1 (Mathematics: 300 Marks)



Concept of set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation.

Representation of real numbers on a line. Complex numbers—basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and 17 vice-versa. Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations with real coefficients. Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its applications. Logarithms and their applications.


Types of matrices, operations on matrices. Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants. Adjoin and inverse of a square matrix, Applications-Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by Matrix Method.


Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.


Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula. Equation of a line in various forms. Angle between two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.


Concept of a real valued function–domain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits—examples. Continuity of functions—examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions.


Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Evaluation of definite integrals—determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves— applications.


Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of a vector, scalar product or dot product of two vectors. Vector product or cross product of two vectors. Applications—work done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems.

Paper 2 (General Ability: 600 Marks)


The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like : Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.


The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.

Section A – Physics

Motion of objects, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Velocity and Acceleration, Power and Energy, Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments, Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses, Simple Pendulum.

Simple Pulleys, Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer, Effects of Heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat, Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflection and refraction. Spherical mirrors and Lenses. Human Eye, Static and Current Electricity, Measurement of temperature and heat, conductors and Non-conductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays.

Section B – Chemistry

Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon-Di-oxide, Oxidation and Reduction, Material used in the preparation of substances like soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches, and Gun-Powder, Carbon – different forms, Physical and Chemical changes. Symbols, Formulas and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems). Properties of Air and Water, Acids, bases and salts, Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Fertilizers – Natural and Artificial, Elementary ideas about the Structure of Atom, Atomic, Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.

Section C – General Science

Basis of Life – Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues, Constituents of food, Balanced Diet, Achievements of Eminent Scientists, Difference between the living and non-living, Elementary knowledge of human Body and its important organs, Food – Source of Energy for man, Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals, Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention, The Solar System – Meteors and Comets, Eclipses.

Section D – History

Freedom Movement in India, Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation, Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India, Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration, Panchayati Raj, Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution, Impact of Science and Technology on Society, Concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism and Communism, Co-operatives and Community Development, Role of India in the present world.

Section E – Geography

Origin of Earth, Weathering – Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and volcanoes, Atmosphere and its composition, Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Rocks and their classification, Planetary Winds, cyclones and Anti-cyclones, Humidity, Condensation and Precipitation,  Major Natural regions of the World, Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports of India, Types of Climate, The Earth, its shape and size, Lattitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time, International Date Line, Movements of Earth and their effects, Ocean Currents and Tides, Regional Geography of India – Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources, location and distribution of agricultural and industrial activities.

Section F – Current Events

Current important world events, Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years, prominent personalities – both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.

It is not compulsory that the topics mentioned above will surely come in the examination. The question paper does not remain consistent, it changes every year. It may happen that the question paper will consists of the topic not discussed here.

Exam Pattern for UPSC NDA / NA (I) & (II) 2018 Examination

Exam Types Part Subjects Name Marks Durations

Objective Types

Part 1 Mathematics 300 2 ½ hours
Part 2 General Ability Test 600 2 ½ hours
Total 900 Marks
SSB Test / Interview 900 Marks


  1. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
  2. The Papers In All The Subjects Will Consist Of Objective Type Questions Only. The Question Papers (Test Booklets) Of Mathematics And Part “B” Of General Ability Test Will Be Set Bilingually In Hindi As Well As English.
  3. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination.
  4. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
  5. The candidates are not permitted to use calculator or Mathematical or logarithmic table for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

Note: There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate. One third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

Physical Standard Test

“Individual’s weight is considered normal if it is within ±10% departure from average weight given in the table I and II”. However, in individuals with heavy bones and broad build as well as individuals with thin build but otherwise healthy this may be relaxed to some extent on merit.

NOTE 1: To meet special requirement as a pilot in the Air Force the acceptable measurements of leg length, thigh length and sitting height will be as under:

Description Minimum Maximum
Leg length 99.00 cms 120.00 cms.
Thigh Length 64.00 cms
Sitting Height 81.50 cms 96.00 cms


Physical conditioning: Prospective candidates are advised to keep themselves in good physical condition, by following the under mentioned routine:

  • Running 2.4 km in 15 minutes
  • Skipping
  • Pushups and sit ups (minimum 20 each)
  • Chin ups (minimum 08)
  • Rope climbing 3-4 meters.

UPSC NDA Admit Card 2018: The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website ( for being downloaded by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e-mail id while filling up online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them.

11 Tricky NDA SSB Interview Questions: Answered

SSB, in all is general to every type of entry. Everyone is assessed on a common set of qualities or the OLQs. Every level of assessment is also the same in each entry type. The reason why NDA SSB stands out from the rest is due to the fact that it is a bit early for the boys. It might be their first interview of their life at that age.

While every assessment is same and the preparation for it is the same too, here are some sample tricky NDA SSB interview questions that you might face in the interview and tips/sample answers to tackle them:

  1. Why do you want to join army/navy/air force?
  • “Indian Armed Forces is the most exciting organization to work with because of its adventurous nature, and of course, the handsome pay perks. I would like to join the armed forces because it provides me job security, family security, respect that can only be earned in the uniform and the pride of wearing that uniform. And also I would get a chance to serve the nation and do my bit for it.”
  1. Why should I recommend you?
  • “From my point of view, I pose most of the Officer Like Qualities that an officer must have. I am responsible, socially adaptable and take initiative whenever given a chance. And that’s the most important of qualities that an officer must have. Hence, you should give me a chance to prove my points and myself by recommending me.”
  1. Why do you think you are suitable for Indian army?
  • “I have been living in the army environment since I was a child. I am not new to the stuff that happens in the army and can work in it without even posing a socializing or acclimatizing problem.” (If you are an Army brat)
  • “I find myself adventurous and ready to take risks in life. I can adapt to new situations and scenarios very easily. From my previous roles as a leader, I can also say that I have a good experience in leadership and teamwork. And army is all about it. Hence, I find me suitable for the role of an army officer.” (If you are new to army)
  1. Do you have Girl Friend/Boy Friend? Have you had sex with him/her?
  • Be Frank and confident with the IO and don’t feel too protective or shy. At the same time, don’t be too friendly or frank with him. Know your limits and stick to it.
  1. Why don’t you have a girlfriend? Are you gay?
  • You are on your own on this one.
  1. If you don’t get selected what will you do in future?
  • “I would continue my graduation and after that, I will try through CDSE/AFCAT/Other Entries. Basically I would continue my life.”
  1. What if you could never make it defence?
  • If the interviewer is asking you this question, keep one thing in mind – he is taking an interest in you and wants to recommend you. Your recommendation will now depend on this question. If you have a proper future planning, you are a green light but if say that you don’t have any plans as of now or you haven’t thought about it yet, you are a redo range light.
  1. What if I run away persuading your sister?
  • I would have better chances of getting recommended” is what I would reply if it were me. Don’t get offended by his remarks. Take it in an easy and jovial mood and reply in that mood itself.
  1. What if one morning you woke up & found that you were pregnant?
  • This question is like a template on the internet blogs titled “Tricky interview questions”. Unsure whether it’s really asked or not, here’s was the girl replied “I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate with my husband.” As said earlier, take everything positively and in a calm and polite way. This will represent your response to your teammates and your ability to socialize.
  1. Do you smoke? Drink?
  • Again, be frank and confident but don’t be too friendly or free with him. He’s the interviewer after all and not your friend.
  1. Do you watch Porn? And what do you do after watching porn?
  • It was asked to one of my friends during TES SSB and here’s what he replied: “Yes, I do. I hit the gym right after watching porn because my high testosterone levels help me increase the intensity of training and I could work-out better.”

Finally, when questions are asked whose answers you don’t know, say honestly that you don’t know the answer instead of trying to fake. Do self-introspection and then reflect your true personality at SSB. That’s the only success mantra and the tool for success. Sometimes just thinking out of the box is all it takes!

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