UPSC NDA, NA I 2018 notification released

PUBLISH DATE 16th January 2018

Union Public Service Commission, UPSC has released the notification for National Defence Academy, NDA and Naval Academy, NA Examination I 2018. The notification is available on the official website Candidates interested in applying for admission to NDA and NA for batches starting January 2019 can apply online on the official website Eligibility, important dates and how to apply details are provided below.

All students and candidates interested are requested to go through the official notification before filling the online application forms. The admissions would be for the 141st course of NDA and 103rd course of Indian Naval Academy Course or INAC. The total number of vacancies for NDA is 360 and for INA it is at 55. Please note, these numbers may change.

Eligibility of NDA/ NA I Exam 2018

Unmarried male Indian nationals who were born not before 2nd July 1999 and not later than 1st July 2002 are eligible to apply. Apart from Indian citizens, a subject of Bhutan, or a subject of Nepal, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India are also eligible to apply. These subjects are however required to submit the relevant certificates. Please note, the candidates are also required not to marry before the admission or during training. Any person selected, if married, would not be allowed to join or continue training as may be the case.

Also, for NDA, candidates ought to have completed their class 12th or equivalent examination. For NA, candidates are required to have completed their class 12th with mathematics and physics. Students who are appearing in the board examinations in 2018 are also eligible to apply for the examination.

Important Dates of NDA/NA I Exam 2018

Online applications start: January 15, 2018

Close of online application: 6:00 pm on February 5, 2018

Date of Examination: April 22, 2018

Start of the course/ training: January 2, 2019

How to apply for NDA/NA Exam 2018

Interested students, applicants are required to fill the online applcation form available on Please note, no offline applications would be accepted. Candidates are again advised to go through the detailed notification on the official website before applying. Candidates would be selected on the basis of the written examination, medical test and personal interview.

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