Cut off marks depicts whether a candidate is qualified or not. That is why the hard working candidates are too anxious about the information regarding the Cut off list.
The Cut off marks of NDA 2 refers to the minimum qualifying marks required to qualify for the written exam in order to be eligible for the next round of selection process for the SSB Interviews.
The Official Cut off is likely to be released in MAY 2019. It will be determined out of 900 marks.
The final cut off of NDA is calculated based on written exam and SSB Interview out of 1800 marks (900 marks of written exam and 900 marks of SSB).
Candidates will be offered admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy courses based on their rank in the merit list. As per previous year’s cut off analysis, there is also sectional cut off in written exam. To qualify each section of exam, candidates need to secure at least 25 %. However, the sectional cut off vary every year.
Dates to Remember –
• 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 SSB Interview will be held from January to April, 2019.
Factors determining NDA cut off 2018 –
• Number of candidates appeared for the exam
• Total number of vacancies
• Difficulty level of exam
Previous Year stats –
|Year||NDA – 1||NDA – 2|
|2015||306 (With at least 30% marks in each subject)||269 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)|
|2016||288 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)||229 (With at least 20% marks in each
|2017||342 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)||258 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)|
|2018 – Expected||
|250 – (With at least 25 % marks
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 269 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.