UPSC NDA & NA Selection Process 2018

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 20 Aug, 2018 16:57 IST

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UPSC NDA & NA Exam 2018 Selection Procedure

The NDA Selection Process 2018 is mainly divided into two phases, the first is a written examination and the second is the SSB Interview. The candidates selected on the basis of their performance in the written test are invited for the further rounds of the NDA 2018 Selection Process.

The qualifying candidates are made to appear before a Services Selection Board for Intelligence and Personality Test. The SSB organises an interview for these candidates. The SSB interviews are mostly held around the months of September – December 2018 and January – April 2019.

The candidates meeting the NDA Cut-off for their respective categories are required to appear for the interview before the selection boards of Army, Navy and Air Force.

Written Examination:

The written examination is the first phase of the selection of candidates under NDA & NA 2018. The successful candidates from the first phase are invited to participate in the next round.

  • The entrance examination is a 900 marks test, which is further divided into two sections such as Mathematics and General Ability Test.
  • The entrance examination is 150 minutes long.
  • The complete entrance examination comprises of objective type questions.
  • It is an online entrance examination. Candidates are required to obtain the minimum qualifying marks decided by the commission for participating in the selection process.
  • The candidates qualifying the written examination are required to sit for the interview consisting of Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence or Personality test.

SSB Interview :

The SSB Interview is the second and final round of NDA Selection Process. The SSB Interview involves two separate tests such as Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test.

Only those candidates who qualify in Phase 1 are called for the second stage/remaining tests. The candidates who qualify phase II have to submit the following Original Certificates along with one photocopy each of:

  • Original 10th pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth,
  • Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.

To be acceptable, candidates for the Army/Navy/Naval Academy and Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in:

  • Written examination of NDA 2018 as decided by the Commission.
  • Officer Potentiality Test as set by the Services Selection Board at their discretion.

Note: Apart from this, candidates with the first choice for the Air Force, and all the SSB qualified candidates with one choice as Air Force should separately qualify the PABT (Pilot Aptitude Test) and Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).

Documents Required:

The candidates shortlisted for the interview have to carry and later on, submit the following documents to the academy for verification of their eligibility. Candidates claiming admission under reserved categories should carry all the relevant documents.

  • Original 10+2 or Class 12th passing certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.
  • Class 10th Board Passing certificate or equivalent supported with the Birth Certificate which works as a proof of age.
  • Certificate of Eligibility for the certain category of students.
  • Category or Cast certificate applicable to SC, ST, OBC etc.
  • Identity and Address Proof.

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