NDA/NA – I & II

Plan & Scheme of ExamSyllabusQuestion Papers

Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) conducts NDA/NA examination twice a year for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA and for Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC).

1. 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 Test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
2. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination.
3. The candidates are not permitted to use calculator or Mathematical or logarithmic table for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets).
4. Admission to the above courses will be made on the results of the written examination to be conducted by the Commission followed by intelligence and personality test by the Services Selection Board of candidates who qualify in the written examination.

Sl.
No.
SUBJECT
DURATION
MAX.
MARKS
1.
Mathematics
2½ Hours
300
2.
General Ability Test
2½ Hours
600
Sub Total (Written test)
900
SSB Test/Interview:
900

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS:

  1. Age Limits, Gender and Marital Status:

  2. Only unmarried male candidates betrween the age of 15-18 years born not earlier than 02nd January, 2000 and not later than 1st January, 2003 are eligible.

  3. Educational Qualifications:

    1. For Army Wing of National Defence Academy:

    2. 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

    3. For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA & for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the INA:

    4. 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 the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

NOTE:
Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination. Those candidates who have failed INSB/PABT earlier are not eligible for Air Force.

Physical Standards:

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2017 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV of the Notification.

Fee:

Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI.

SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs specified in Notification are exempted from payment of fee.

How to Apply:

Candidates are required to apply Online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in. Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.

AFTER HAVING CLEARED THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION THE CANDIDATES SHOULD LOG ON TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES FOR THEIR SSB CENTRE & DATE OF INTERVIEW:
joinindianarmy.nic.in
joinindiannavy.gov.in
careerairforce.nic.in
Candidates whose names have been recommended for interview by the Services Selection Board should address enquiries or requests, if any, relating to their interview or visit website of respective service headquarters after 20 days from the announcement of written results.

Candidates are required to report for SSB interview on the date intimated to them in the call up letter for interview.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE RESULTS OF THE 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 at 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 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be assessed on Officers Potentiality and those for the Air Force in Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and Pilot Aptitude Test (which forms the whole PAB Test) and for Officers Potentiality. 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.

TWO-STAGE SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Two-stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. All the candidates will be put to stage-one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval 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.

To be acceptable, 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.

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.

The details regarding (a) the scheme and syllabus of the examination,
(b) guidelines for filling up the online Application Form
(c) Special Instructions to candidates for objective type tests,
(d) Physical standards for admission to the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy
(e) Brief particulars of the service etc.,
for candidates joining the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy are given in Appendices I, II, III, IV and V of Notification respectively.

Download the Notification here:
NDA/NA Notification