UPSC - National Defence Academy & Naval Academy

Army, Navy & Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy

About - UPSC - National Defence Academy & Naval Academy

Introduction

The Examination of the NDA (National Defence Academy) & NA (Naval Academy) is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice in a year to recruit the candidates in Army, Navy & Air Force wings of National Defence Academy. Notification of Examinations are generally circulated in January and June. And, the Date of Examinations are in April and September.

The approximate number of vacancies in NDA & NA (I) - 2017 examination will be as under:

Department Vacancies
National Defence Academy 335 (208 for Army, 55 for Navy and 72 for Air Force)
Naval Academy 55
Total 390

 

NDA & NA examination follows a two stage selection procedure.

Stage 1: Written Examination

The examination consists of 2 question papers both of which have multiple choice questions. Duration of each Paper is 2 and half hours.

Name of Paper

Maximum Marks

Related Topics

Mathematics

300

Algebra, Matrices & Determinants, Trigonometry, Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Statistics & Probability and Analytical Geometry

General Ability Test

600

English,  Physics, Chemistry, General Science, History, Geography and Current Events

 

General Ability Test consists of two parts where Part A is English having 50 questions and Part B is General Knowledge having 100 questions. Mathematics and Part ‘B’ of General Ability test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English. Mathematics Paper consists of 120 questions.

Note: There will be PENALTY (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers. One - third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

 

Stage 2: Services Selection Board Interview

Based on the marks obtained in the written examination, the Union Public Service Commission prepares a list of candidates who are eligible for SSB interviews. The weightage of SSB interviews is 900 Marks.

Candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be assessed by Services Selection Board by Intelligence and Personality Test together called Officer Potentiality Test.

Candidates for the Air Force will be assessed by Services Selection Board by Computerised Pilot Selection System and Pilot Aptitude Test together called PABT. PABT applicable to candidates with Air Force as First choice would also be conducted for all SSB qualified candidates with one of the choice as Air Force subject to their eligibility and if they are so willing.

Candidates for the Army/Navy/Naval Academy and Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion and (ii) Officer Potentiality Test as fixed by the Services Selection Board at their discretion. Over and above candidates for the Air Force, and all the SSB qualified candidates as per their willingness, eligibility and preference for Air Force, should separately qualify the PABT.

Subject to these conditions the qualified candidates will then be placed in a single combined list on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written Examination and the Services Selection Board Tests. The final allocation/selection for admission to the Army, Navy, Air Force of the National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be made upto the number of vacancies available subject to eligibility, medical fitness and merit-cum-preference of the candidates. The candidates who are eligible to be admitted to multiple Services/Courses will be considered for allocation/selection with reference to their order or preferences and in the event of their final allocation/ selection to one Service/Course, they will not be considered for admission to other remaining Services/Courses.

N.B.: EVERY CANDIDATE FOR THE AIR FORCE IS GIVEN COMPUTERISED PILOT SELECTION SYSTEM (CPSS) AND PILOT APTITUDE TEST (WHICH FORMS THE WHOLE PAB TEST) ONLY ONCE. THE GRADE SECURED BY HIM AT THE FIRST TEST WILL THEREFORE HOLD GOOD FOR EVERY SUBSEQUENT INTERVIEW HE HAS WITH THE AIR FORCE SELECTION BOARD. A CANDIDATE WHO FAILS IN THE FIRST PILOT APTITUDE TEST CANNOT APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO THE NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY EXAMINATION FOR THE AIR FORCE WING OR GENERAL DUTIES (PILOT) BRANCH OR NAVAL AIR ARM.

 

Eligibility

1. Nationality: A candidate must be either be a
(i) a citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 01 January , 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(v) a Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India. 

NOTE: Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

2. Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status:

Only Unmarried Male Candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2001 are eligible.

3. Educational Qualifications:

(i) For Army wing of National Defence Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under 10+2 Pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

4. Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2016.

Note: A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.

 

Apply Online: www.upsconline.nic.in   

Important Dates

Event

Date

Starting date of Online registration

18th January 2017

Last date of Online registration

10th February 2017 till 6.00 PM

Last date of fees payment through

online mode

10th February 2017 till 6.00 PM

Last date of fees payment through

offline mode

09th February 2016 till 11.59 PM

e-Admit Card

Three weeks before Exam Date

Date of Examination

23rd April 2017

Date of declaration of the NDA (I)

Result 2017

July 2017

Call letter for interview and allotment of

SSB centers

September - October 2017

 

For more information, download the detailed notification of NDA & NA (I) Examination, 2017.