NDA Cut off 2018 - The cut off of NDA is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for next round of selection process. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will announce NDA 2018 cut off for written and final. NDA cut off is applied for written and SSB Interview. NDA 2 cut off for both the stages will be released after completion of selection process in May, 2019. Candidates securing equal to or more than the required cut off in written stage are selected for SSB Interview.
The qualifying cut off for each subject of written exam is 25% which varies year-wise. However, the exam conducting authority has not prescribed the qualifying cut off in the notification. Candidates are required to secure qualifying marks in SSB Interview out of 900 to qualify the exam. Those who will secure the cut off in written exam and SSB Interview will be considered for the All India Merit List. The final NDA cut off 2018 is decided based on marks secured by last candidate in the merit list. The final cut off is calculated out of 1800 (900 marks of written exam and 900 marks of SSB interview). Admission to NDA (National Defence Academy) and Naval Academy (NA) will be offered to candidates based on their rank in the merit list. NDA 2018 will be conducted on September 9. For more information on NDA Cut off 2018 including previous years’ cut off read this article below.
Important Dates of NDA Cut off 2018
NDA 1 cut off will be released by UPSC in November, 2018. The exam of which was conducted on April 22, 2018. SSB Interview will be held from August to September, 2018. NDA 2 cut off 2018 will be announced in May, 2019. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on September 9, 2018. The SSB Interview will be held from January to April, 2019. The dates related to the availability of NDA cut off 2018 is mentioned below.
NDA 2018 Cut off Dates
NDA 1 Exam
April 22, 2018
NDA 1 SSB Interview
August to September, 2018
Release of NDA 1 cut off
NDA 2 Exam
September 9, 2018
SSB Interview of NDA 2
January to April, 2019
NDA 2 Cut off
What is NDA Cut off 2018?
Cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to secure at written exam and SSB Interview to be selected for admission into Navy, Army and Air Force wings of NDA & NA. Candidates have to secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in written exam and SSB interview.
Types of NDA Cut off
NDA Sectional cut off - The sectional cutoff is the minimum qualifying percentage that candidates have to score in each section. According to sectional cutoff, candidates have to secure the qualifying percentage in each subject – Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). The sectional cutoff differs year-wise for NDA 1 and 2. In 2017, the sectional cutoff for NDA 1 and 2 was 25%. In 2016, the qualifying percentage for each subject in NDA 2 was 20 while it was 25 for NDA 1.
NDA Overall Cut off - The overall cut off for NDA 1 and 2 is calculated out of the total marks. It is the total marks that candidates have to secure at written and SSB Interview stage to be selected for admission. Only those candidates who secures the overall cut off are declared qualified.
Factors determining NDA Cut off 2018
The cutoff is decided based on the following factors.
Number of candidates appeared for the exam
Total number of vacancies
Difficulty level of exam
Stages of NDA Cut off 2018
NDA cut off for Written Exam: The cutoff for written exam is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to secure to qualify for SSB Interview. The examination authority, UPSC decides NDA cutoff for written exam out of 900 marks.
NDA cut off for SSB Interview: Candidates have to secure minimum qualifying marks in Interview fixed by the SSB to be considered for the merit list. The SSB Interview is conducted for 900 marks.
NDA Cut off for Selection: The final NDA cutoff is the marks secured by the last recommended candidates. The cutoff is decided out of 1800 marks, 900 marks of written exam and 900 marks of SSB Interview. Merit list is prepared based on the marks secured by candidates in written exam and SSB Tests as well as the cutoff. Final allocation to Army, Navy and Air Force of NDA and 10+2 cadet Entry Scheme of NA will be done as per vacancies, medical fitness, merit and preferences.
NDA Cut off Analysis
As per NDA cut off analysis, in 2017 the cut off for NDA 1 written exam increased compared to 2016. NDA 1 cut off 2017 for written exam was 342 while it was 288 in 2016. Similarly, the final cutoff in 2017 was high compared to 2016. The final NDA 1 cut off was 708 while it was 656 in 2016. NDA 1 cut off for written stage in 2015 was 306. In 2015, the final cut off was 674. In 2017, NDA 2 cut off for written exam was 258 which was more compared to 2016. NDA 2 cut off 2016 for written exam was 299. The final NDA 2 cut off 2017 was 624 while it was 602 in 2016. The final cut off increased in 2017 compared to 2016. NDA cut off of last three years is provided in the table below
Previous years’ NDA Cut off for Written Exam out of 900
NDA 1 cut off
NDA 2 cut off
342 (With 25 % in each subject)
258 (With 25% in each subject)
288 (With 25 % in each subject)
229 (With at least 20% marks in each subject)
306 (With at least 30% marks in each Subject)
269 (With 25% in each subject)
Previous Years’ NDA Cut off for SSB Interview out of 1800
NDA 1 cut off
NDA 2 cut off
NDA 2018 Expected Cut off
The expected cutoff of NDA is released by the coaching institutes. NDA expected cutoff is prepared based on the previous years’ cutoff trend as well as the difficulty level of exam. Candidates can refer to the expected cutoff to know their chances of selection in NDA exam. Candidates can check below NDA expected cutoff 2018.
NDA 1 Expected Cut off 2018
Minimum qualifying standard
Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate
280-325 (With at least 25 % marks
NDA Result 2018
NDA 1 result for written exam declared by UPSC in June 15, 2018. The roll numbers of candidates shortlisted for SSB Interview will be made available in PDF format. On the basis of their scores in written exam, candidates will be shortlisted for SSB Interview. The final NDA result is declared based on the marks secured by candidates in written and SSB Interview. The final NDA 1 result will be declared in November. NDA 2 result for written exam will be declared in November. The final result is likely to be declared in May, 2019.