NDA Cut off is decided by the UPSC. In this post we are predicting cut off for NDA 2017. UPSC conducts twice a year a national level written examination known as NDA for the admission in different program for National Defence Academy and Naval Academy examination. In 2017 NDA 1 2017 exam was held on 23 April 2017. Candidates always look for cut off after giving examination. Cut off is minimum marks in written exam which is required to move to the next level of selection i.e. SSB Interview. NDA Cut off 2018 will be estimated after written exam.

NDA Cut off

UPSC does not publish any Cut-off marks for NDA written examination separately. UPSC will just publish final cut-off marks which include marks of written exam plus interview Marks. NDA cut off for written exam is calculated out of 900 marks and for SSB out of 900 marks. Final cut off list is prepared out of 1800 marks.

UPSC only publishes the list of Roll no of qualified candidates after SSB Interview. Fifteen days after the declaration of result, UPSC puts mark-sheets on its official website.

Types of NDA Cut Off

Sectional NDA Cut off

NDA paper is asked in various sections, therefore, cut off for different sections are decided. Candidate has to clear levels of cut off of each section separately.

Over All NDA Cut Off

This is minimum score which is required to become eligible for SSB.

Factors Affecting NDA Cut Off

Cut off is decided by UPSC after considering several factors, such as

Total No. Vacancy

Total No. of Participants

Level of difficulty of Question Paper


YEARNDA-1 (Max-Marks-900)

NDA-2 (Max-Marks-900)

2017250 * 280 *
2016288 229
With at least 25% marks in each sub.
With at least 30% marks in each sub.With min.25% marks in each sub.
With min. 35% marks in each sub.With min. 30% marks in each sub.

Source: Official Website -> * expected marks are writer’s own prediction.

Check NDA Result and Download NDA Admit Card

NDA aspirants should start preparation for SSB, if they expect marks more than 250. Preparation of SSB cannot be done overnight.Read link given above to read about preparation of SSB exam.

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