NDA 2 2018 Expected cut off and paper analysis

NDA 2 2018 cut off

Now that the exams are over aspirants are eager to know the expected cut off marks. Lets analyze the math paper which had 120 questions carrying 2.5 marks each (300 Marks).

First of all Math was a Nightmare for many and was surely not a piece of cake. However those who had prepared well could attempt at least 40-50% of paper with ease

Earlier in NDA 1 2018, the sectional cut off for math was 25% which comes up to 75 marks. It is expected to be in the same range in NDA 2 as well.

For some it was lengthy, while some who were not from science background had a tough time attempting the paper. At the end the overall response wasn’t great.

Talking about Paper 2 which is general ability test. GAT paper consisted of 150 questions carrying 4 marks each (600 Marks) . Many perceived this as a scoring paper with no major difficulty.
Earlier the sectional cut off for this paper was 150 which will again be in the same range.

We have interacted with a large number of aspirants and the response was diverse. Expected cut off based on these responses is given below

You may also wish to see the official cut off by UPSC 

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1) NDA (National defence academy) written exams:

When is the exam ? – UPSC conducts NDA written exam twice a year in the month of April and September.

When do i apply ? – Apply in December for April exams and June for September exams.

Where do i apply ? – Apply at upsc.gov.in

How many vacancies ? – for each attempt there are

  • 200+ vacancies for INDIAN ARMY
  • 70+ vacancies for INDIAN AIR FORCE
  • 40+ vacancies for INDIAN NAVY

What is the education criteria ? – You need to pass your 12th examination with any stream. Be it science, commerce, humanities.

What should be the age ? You should not be less than 16.5 years at the time of joining the service (course) and not more than 19.5 at the time of joining the course.

How much time does it take to join the course ? – the course at NDA khadakwasla commences on January & july.

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What is the duration of training ? – You will be trained for 3 years at NDA khadakwasla and 1 year at IMA/INA/AFA based on your preference of service.

Will there be any expenses during training ? – No, All expenses will be borne by the government of INDIA. You on the other hand will receive monthly stipend at the service academies.

Have a question ? Comment below


Ajinkya Jadhav · September 9, 2018 at 11:46 PM

I’m already around 18.5 years of age…. Can I appear for nda (1)2019 ? Will i be selected if I clear nda 1 2019?

    Akhilesh · September 10, 2018 at 10:03 PM

    Yes, u will be eligible to write nda exam up till 19.5years. If you qualify NDA , then u need to clear SSB interview ,medical test and then physical test qualifing this test u r admitted to NDA

Shantanu · September 10, 2018 at 8:07 PM

What is the monthly stipend in the NDA

    DDE · September 11, 2018 at 3:01 PM

    No stipend in NDA. stipend is given only in your service academies (INA/AMA/AFA)

Monu Singh · September 11, 2018 at 11:00 PM

My date of birth is 12/05/2000…am I eligible for NDA 2019 -1 …

Rohitashya · September 16, 2018 at 5:45 PM

Are there any expenses in nda carried out by cadets

    DDE · September 16, 2018 at 7:02 PM


Rohitashya Mondal · September 16, 2018 at 5:46 PM

Are there any expenses in nda carried out by cadets

    DDE · September 16, 2018 at 7:02 PM


Sumit yadav · September 20, 2018 at 1:48 PM

Could anyone gives thier interview in anyother language

    DDE · September 20, 2018 at 8:04 PM

    Yes you can speak in Hindi as well

Divyanshu Rana · September 24, 2018 at 10:49 AM

My DOB is 17 June 2004.Can I give the NDA 1 2019 exam??

Atish · September 30, 2018 at 12:20 PM

I am atish and I have passed 12 from commerce stream how can I prepare and clear nda exam can u give me some tips. Please

Yashvijay · October 17, 2018 at 7:59 AM

Sir my marks are 114 in maths and 196 in gat total is 310 will I qualify for ssb

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