NDA 2017 – National Defence Academy


NDA 2017NDA 2017: The admit card for the NDA (I) exam will be issued by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). National Defence Academy (NDA) is the premier institution imparting training to eligible individuals to get selected for Indian Armed Forces (Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy) as officers. All the candidates who are interested will have to appear for the national level entrance examination, NDA 2017. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on April 23, 2017. Applicants should have cleared 12 or appearing for the in class 12 to be eligible for participation. The expected date for the availability of NDA Admit Card 2017 is last week of March 2017. The hall ticket of NDA 2017 written exam will be released online and the link to download it will be provided on this page.



UPSC announced 390 vacancies and eligible candidates will be shortlisted to fill the vacancies in to get selected for Indian Armed Forces (Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy) as officers for 139th Course of NDA and 101st Indian Naval Academy Course commencing on January 2, 2018. Out of the total vacancies, 335 are for NDA and 55 are of Naval Academy (NA). The candidates who qualify the written exam of NDA 2017 by securing the minimum qualifying marks will be called for five-SSB tests. UPSC is expected to announce the result of NDA 2017 written exam in May 2017. Candidates qualifying the written exam by securing the minimum qualifying marks Aspirants will be provided admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry scheme) on the basis of their performance in written exam and SSB tests subjected to candidates fulfilling the medical conditions. Candidates can check below for NDA 2017 Admit Card, Selection Procedure, Exam Pattern and Syllabus, preparation tips etc.

Hightlights  of  the  Exam

Name of the exam : National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (I) 2017 exam
Conducted by – Union Public Service Commission
Level of Examination – National Mode of Examination Offline

  • National Defense Academy, khadagwasla and Naval Academy are the two pioneering academies which train the candidates for the direct officer rank entry into the prestigious defence sectors of the country viz Army, Air force and Navy.
  • Every year, UPSC, on the behalf of these two academies conducts the written examination two times in an academic year.
  • The examinations are conducted in the months of April and September.
  • The examination conducted in the month of April is called the NDA & NA (1) and the examination conducted in September is termed the NDA & NA (2).
  • The candidates who are shortlisted through the process of Written Examination and Interview will be given appointment to the above-mentioned courses as per the vacancies available.
  • The candidates joining the Indian Naval Academy will have to undergo 4 years B. Tech course. After that would be given an opportunity to join executive and technical branches of the Navy subjected to availability of vacancies.
  • The minimum age should be 16 and half years and maximum age should be 19 and half years.
  • About 320 cadets are accepted to the academy each semester. About 70 cadets are accepted for the Air Force, 42 for the Navy and 208 for the Army.
  • Cadets who are accepted and successfully complete the program are sent to their respective training academies for one year of training before granting of commission: army cadets go to IMA at Dehradun, Air Force cadets to AFA at Dundigal, Hyderabad, and naval cadets to INA, Ezhimala, Kerala.
  • The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies.  

Availability of Seats

Courses Vacancies
National Defence Academy
Army 208
Navy 55
Air Force 72
NDA Total Vacancies – 335
Naval Academy 55
Total 390

 Latest: NDA & NA (I) 2017 Notification – Check Here

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2017

The parameters of NDA Eligibility Criteria 2017 as per the Age Limit, Nationality and Educational Qualification has been explained below.

Age Limit: Candidates applying for NDA 2017 must be in between 16.5 and 19.5 years of age. Candidates born not earlier than July 2, 1998 and not later than July 1, 2001 are eligible. 

Educational Qualification

For Army wing of NDA: Candidates should have passed class 12 with 10+2 pattern of school education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University

For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy : Candidates must have passed class 12 of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by State Education Board or a University.
Candidates who are appearing in the Class 12 under 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

Important Dates of NDA 2017

Events Dates
Release of the notification regarding the NDA & NA (I) 2017 January 18, 2017 (Available Now)
Commencement of the Application procedure for the examination January 18, 2017
Last date to fill the Online UPSC NDA (I) 2017 Application form February 10, 2017 (6 PM)
Last date to pay the Examination fee via any means through online gateway February 10, 2017 (6 PM)
Payment of Application Fees through Pay by Cash mode last date February 9, 2017
Date of examination April 23, 2017
Date of release of the UPSC NDA 2017 Admit card March 2017
Date of declaration of the NDA (I) Result 2017 May 2017
Call letter for interview and allotment of SSB centers To be notified later
Declaration of the final Merit list To be notified later

NDA Application Form 2017

The NDA Application Form 2017 was available untill February 10, 2017. Candidates were required to fill the application form online. The application fee was Rs 100 for general and OBC category candidates while SC and ST candidates were exempted from payment of application fee. The Commission will examinee the application received from the candidates before processing the admit cards.

How to Fill NDA 1 Application form 2017 – Check Here

NDA Exam Cities 2017

The NDA (I), 2017 will be conducted across 41 cities spread across the country. Candidates will have to enter their preferences of NDA Exam Cities 2017 while filling up the Application Form. Allotment of Centres will be made on the first-apply-first-allot basis. It is advised that the candidates should apply early so that they could get a centre of their choice.

NDA Admit Card 2017

The e-Admit Card of NDA 2017 will be made available three weeks prior the commencement of the examination. The Admit Card will be available for online download. UPSC will not sent the Admit Card by post. Candidates after downloading the Admit Card should take a print out of the same.

NDA Exam Pattern 2017

The Exam of NDA 2017 will be held in Pen and Paper mode and in two sessions – morning and afternoon. The written examination will comprise of two papers – Mathematics and General Ability Test. Each session will be held for 2½ Hours. The total marks allotted for the written examination is 900 marks. The Mathematics section will comprise of 120 multiple choice questions while General Ability Test will comprise of total 150 multiple choice questions. In the Mathematics section, each question will carry 2.5 marks. In the General Ability Test section, each question will carry 4 marks. The SSB tests/Interview will carry 900 marks.

NDA Syllabus 2017

The Syllabus of NDA 2017 will give an overview of all the topics to be covered under every section of the written examination. The topics of mathematics paper of NDA exam are based on the syllabus as prescribed in 10+2/HSC. Students must have good command on the shortcut formulas to solve a problem in less time. This section tests the calculation speed and accuracy. General Ability Paper of NDA Exam tests the overall General Knowledge and English Skills of the candidates. This section includes questions on various subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Social Studies and latest Current Affairs etc. 

NDA Answer Key 2017

Answer Key of NDA will be made available after the exam gets over. The Answer Key will contain the correct answers of the questions asked from Mathematics and General Ability Test sections in the exam. NDA Answer Key 2017 will be available set wise and subject wise. Comparing the responses with that of the Answer Key will enable the candidates to calculate their estimated score in the exam.

NDA Result 2017

The Result of NDA will be declared in two stages – Written Examination and SSB Tests. The minimum qualifying marks in the written examination will be fixed by UPSC. Candidates securing the minimum qualifying marks will be declared qualified in the written examination. Qualified candidates will be called for SSB tests. The final NDA Result 2017 will be declared after the conduct of the SSB Tests. The candidates for admission to Army/Navy/Naval Academy and Air Force will have to secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in written examination and SSB tests.

NDA Cutoff 2017

Aspirants will have to secure the Cutoff to qualify the exam. The NDA Cutoff 2017 will be decided by Union Public Service Commission. The Cutoff of the written examination will be calculated out of the total mark of 900. Candidates to qualify the written examination will have to secure the desired cutoff score. The marks allotted for the Interview is 900. The Final NDA Cutoff will be decided out of 1800 (Written Exam and Inteview).

NDA Selection Procedure 2017

The Selection Procedure of NDA includes – Written Examination and SSB Test. The UPSC will prepare a list of candidates who will obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination. Such candidates will be called for Intelligence and Personality Test. Candidates will then be placed in a single combined list on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the written examination and the Services Selection Board Tests. The final allocation 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 on the number of vacancies, medical fitness and merit-cum-preference of the candidates.

Contact Details
UPSC Facilitation Counter
Phone No: 011–23385271/011–23381125/011–23098543.  

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  1. Comment:sir im study in 12 I want given entrance exam of nda & sir my board exam final in last week of march so sir I m help of u

  2. I am in 2nd year computer diploma after 10th ,2 semester cleared ( ATKT’s cleared) , now 3rd semester Maths ATKT, 4th semester is in May/June 2016. Can go for NDA as it is equivalent to 10+2. Pls reply fast ,need to fill online NDA application before 29th Jan2016.

  3. I am in 2nd year computer diploma
    first 2 semester cleared ( ATKT’s cleared ),
    3rd Semester Maths ATKT
    4th Semester in May/June 2016.
    Can I go for NDA as Dploma 2nd years is equivalent to 10+ 2. Pls reply fast as need to fill online NDA application form before 28th Jan 2016, last date of form submission is29th jan

  4. Sir I have taken physics,chemistry,Biology only no maths. Am I allowed to join NDA? Without Mathematics. Sir Plz rply Fast, I Need to take decision quickly!!!

  5. Sir,I have passed class 12 exam with PCB…can I apply for NDA test for the upcoming year i.e., 2017… please I seek an instant reply.

  6. Sir,I have passed class 12 exam this year with PCB… and want to apply for next year’s exam i.e.,2017… am I applicable…??

  7. Sir I have applied for the entrance exam of NDA and Na exam 2016.if i qualified in NDA and Na exam.then there is a ssb interview if not pass in SSb interview we will be sent back or not sir….plz clear my doubt

  8. Sir iam siraj . Iam a post graduation student. Iam a commerce student . What can I do. Iam not study about the physics chemistry maths at secondary level class.