Application Procedure of NDA 2018 |


  • Candidates will have to apply online through the website of UPSC at
  • When applying online through the above-mentioned website, candidates are recommended to make sure that they have the scanned copies of their photograph and signature ready.
  • The copies should be in .jpg format and they should ensure that the size of the file does not exceed 40 KB and also should not be less than 3 KB for the photograph and 1 KB for signature.
  • Applicants will have to fill out the online application that they can find in two parts and they are Part-I and Part-II.
  • The part I and II of the application can be submitted online from the 18th of January to the 10th of February 2018 until 6:00 pm.
  • Applicants are recommended to ensure that more than a single application is not submitted by any of them.
  • In case a candidate submits multiple applications due to unavoidable circumstances, the one with higher RID will be considered. So, it is recommended to make sure that the application with higher RID is complete in all respects.
  • Also, the fee paid towards one RID will not be adjusted with that of the other and the one with higher RID will alone be taken. RID stands for Registration ID.
  • When filling up the application, candidates will be asked to provide their Email ID. Here, they are recommended to ensure that a valid and active email ID is given by the applicants. The UPSC might send important communications to the registered candidates to their mail ID.
  • Also, applicants are recommended to check their mail on a regular basis and they should ensure that the emails ending with reaches their inbox and not any other folder like spam or junk folder.
  • Candidates are also recommended to submit their online application well in advance without waiting for the last date of submission.
  • The part I of the application will require the applicants to provide their basic details, while in part II, they should enter details about fee payment, examination center selection, photograph and signature uploading and also agreeing for declaration.

Application fee:

  • The application fee to be paid by the applicants is Rs.100
  • However, candidates from SC/ST/NCO/OR and also sons of JCOs are exempted from this application fee.

How to pay the application fee?

  • Candidates can pay the fee by depositing the money in any branch of SBI in cash
  • Otherwise, candidates can also pay the application fee of Rs.100 through Net banking facility of SBI or other state banks like State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Bikaner, etc.
  • Applicants can also pay the fee through debit/credit/Visa or Master card.
  • Those, who make the payment in cash mode should print the system generated pay-in-slip that they can get in second part of the registration process.
  • They should, and then deposit the fee at any branch of State Bank of India only on the next working day.
  • Candidates are recommended to remember that the pay by cash mode will become deactivated from the 9th of February 2018 at 23.59 hours. So, candidates should generate their pay-in-slip a day before the last date of submission of application. Then, they can visit an SBI branch during the working hours on the closing date to make their payment.
  • The internet mode to make fee payment will be open until 6 pm on the 10th of February 2018.
  • Fee once paid by applicants will not be refunded on any grounds

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