NDA 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
Availability of Seats
|National Defence Academy|
|NDA Total Vacancies – 335|
Latest: NDA & NA (I) 2017 Notification – Check Here
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.
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
|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|
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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