NDA And NA ( II ) Application Form , Exam Date , Eligibility, Criteria And Selection Procedures


NDA is a  Competitive Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 139th Course, and for the 101 Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) .
The candidates Joining Indian Naval Academy would undergo 4 years B.Tech course and would be given an opportunity to join Executive and Technical Branches of the Navy subject to availability of vacancies.


Important Dates :-

NDA and NA Exam (II ) -2017
First Date Fill Form :-  07 June 2017

Last Date for Submission of Applications :- 30th june 2017  

Availability of e-Admit Cards :- 3 Weeks before the commencement of Exam (tentative)

Date of NDA (I) 2017 Examination : -  10  September 2017 

Declaration Of Written Exam Result :-  December 2017 (tentative)

 Vacancies Available For Army  :-.    208
 Vacancies Available For Navy   :-       55
 Vacancies Available For Air force :-  72
Hence Total Vacancies Available For
 NDA                                                 :-         335 

Total Vacancies Available For Naval Academy :- 55 (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) 
Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of National Defence Academy. 

Basic Eligibility Criteria Of National Defence Academy And Naval Academy :- 

Nationality :- A candidate must either be (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 1st July, 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 settling in India. 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 Govt of India. Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

Age Limit, Sex and Marital Status :- Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January 1998 and not later than 1st January 2001 are eligible.Finally age should be between 16.5 to 19 yrs

Eductaional 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, Navy Wings Of National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme )at the Indian Naval Academy :- 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education and equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.Student that taken only choosed only Physics not Math cannot apply for these wings.

Physical Standards :-

Candidates those applied for the examination must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2017
A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.

Height/weight standard for Army/Air Force

Height (cms)Weight (kgs)
Without shoe16-17 years17-18 years18-19 years
Height/Weight for Navy

Height (cms)Weight (kgs)
Without shoe16 years18 years20 years
Eyesight Criteria for Navy

Uncorrected without glass6/6
Corrected with glass6/6/
Limits of Myopia-0.75
Limits of Hypermetropia+1.5
Limits of color perceptionI
Binocular visionIII

Eyesight criteria for Air Force

Uncorrected without glass6/6, 6/9
Corrected with glass6/6 (only for Hypermetropia)
Limits of MyopiaNil
Limits of Hypermetropia+2.00 D Dph
Color VisionCPI (MLT)
Astigmatism+0.75 Cyl
Near VisionN-5 each eye

Exam Centres :- 
                         Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur, Vishakhapatnam


 Candidates (excepting female SC/ST/PH candidates/ Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs specified in Note 2 in the notification who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur/ Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card

How To Apply Online :-

Candidates those want apply should be  apply online only by using the official  website of UPSC  given below


Candidates are required to apply online by using the website www.upsc.gov.in


Two stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards.  All the candidates will be put to stage one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards.  Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests.  Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the original Certificates along with one photocopy each of : (i) original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth; (ii) Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.
Candidates who appear before the Services Selection Board and undergo the test there will do so at their own risk and will not be entitled to claim any compensation or other relief from Government in respect of any injury which they may sustain in the course of or as a result of any of the tests given to them at the Services Selection Board whether due to the negligence of any person or otherwise. Parents or guardians of the candidates will be required to sign a certificate to this effect.
To be acceptable, candidates for the Army/Navy and Naval Academy should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination and (ii) Officer potentiality test, as fixed by the Commission in their discretion, and candidates for the Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination (ii) Officer potentiality test, and (iii) Pilot Aptitude Test as fixed by the Commission in their discretion.
Subject to these conditions the qualified candidates will then be placed in the final order of merit on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written examination, and the Services Selection Board Tests in three separate lists-one for the Army and the Navy, the second one for the Air Force and the third for the Course at the Naval Academy. The names of candidates who qualify for all the Services of NDA and the Naval Academy will appear in all the three Merit Lists. The final selection for admission to the Army and Naval Wings of the National Defence Academy will be made in order of merit upto the number of vacancies available from the merit list for the Army and Naval Wings, for the Air Force Wing from  the merit list for the Air Force; and for the Executive Branch of Naval Academy upto the number of vacancies available from the merit list for the Naval Academy, subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects. The candidates who are common to all the three merit lists will be considered for selection from all the three lists with reference to their order of preferences and in the event of their final selection from one list, names will be cancelled from the other lists.
N.B. : Every candidate for the Air Force is given Pilot Aptitude Test only once. The Grade secured by him at the first test will there-fore 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.
Candidates who have been given the Pilot Aptitude Test for any previous N.D.A. course should submit their application for this examination for the Air Force Wing only if they have been notified as having qualified in the Pilot Aptitude Test.
The form and manner of communication of the result of the examination to individual candidates shall be decided by the Commission at their discretion and the Commission will not enter into correspondence with them regarding the result.
Success in the examination confers no right of admission to the Academy. A candidate must satisfy the appointing authority that he is suitable in all respects for admission to the Academy.  

Scheme of NDA Entrance Examination :- 

1. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows :–
Maximum Marks
2-½ Hours
General Ability Test
2-½ Hours


2. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) OF MATHEMATICS AND PART "b" OF GENERAL ABILITY TESTS WILL BE SET BILINGUALLY IN HINDI AS WELL AS  English.
3. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
4. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
5. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination.
6. The candidates are not permitted to use calculator or Mathematical or logirithmic table for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

Announcement of the Results of NDA (I) 2017 Written Examination, Interview of qualified candidates, announcement of final results and admission to the training courses of the finally qualified candidates :
The Union Public Service Commission shall prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the Commission in their discretion. Such candidates shall appear before a Services Selection Board for intelligence and Personality Test where candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and 10+2 Executive branch of Naval Academy will be assessed on officers potentiality and those for the Air Force in Pilot Aptitude Test and for officers potentiality.

SSB Selection stages

There will be 2 stages in SSB- part I & part II. The qualified candidates of part I will be called for part II.
  • Part I will include officer intelligence rating test, description test & picture perception. The candidates will be selected on combined performance of all the 3.
  • Part II will include interview, group testing officer task, psychology tests & conference. 

  Disclaimer  This is not official notice for UPSC NDA 2017 Examination. Final schedule will updated after release of official notice.



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