NDA 2017NDA 2017: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit card for NDA (II) written exam on August 16, 2017. The admit card has been released online and candidates who submitted their application forms successfully can download their admit card. Candidates have to provide their roll number/registration number and date of birth (DOB) to download their hall tickets. Candidates should take a print out of their NDA 2017 hall ticket and carry it with them to the exam hall. The NDA exam is conducted for admission of eligible candidates to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy (NDA) courses and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). UPSC conducts the exam twice in an year- April and September. The written exam of NDA consists of 2 sections Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). Based on the candidate’s performance in the written exam, result of NDA (II) is expected to be declared by November, 2017. The candidates who will qualify the written exam, will be called for SSB Tests. The final result of will be declared after the conduct of SSB tests. The written exam and SSB tests will be for 900 marks and the total marks fr SSB tests is 1800. Based on the final result, candidates will be provided admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry scheme). Candidates can check below for NDA 2017 eligibility criteria, exam dates, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, result, answer key and cutoff. 

Highlights of NDA 2017

The NDA exam is conducted twice every year by UPSC. NDA (I) 2017 is held in April, whereas NDA (II) exam is held in September. Recently the commission has issued the admit card for NDA 2 exam on August 2017. Check the important highlights of UPSC NDA exam as given below.

Specifications NDA 1 NDA 2
Exam dates April 23, 2017 September 10, 2017
Exam notification January 18, 2017 June 7, 2017
Mode of examination Offline mode
Selection criteria Written exam and SSB tests
Declaration of result July 18, 2017 November 2017
Commencement of Courses January 2018 July 2018

NDA (II) 2017 vacancy details 

The approximate number of vacancies for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for 140th Course and for 102nd Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd July, 2018 is given below.

Courses NDA 2 vacancies
National Defence Academy 335 (208 for Army, 55 for Navy and 72 for Air Force)
Naval Academy  (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) 55
Total   390

NDA 2017 Important Dates

UPSC had released the official notification for NDA (II) 2017 exam on June 7, 2017. The written exam will be conducted on September 10 and the result is expected to be declared by November 2017. Candidates can check all the important dates of NDA 2017 exam from the table below.

NDA (II) 2017 dates

NDA (II) 2017 events Important Dates
NDA & NA (II) 2017 notification June 7, 2017
NDA 2 application form June 7, 2017
NDA (II) application form last date June 30 till 6 pm
NDA 2 application fee payment June 7, 2017
NDA application fee last date June 30, 2017
NDA 2 written exam date September 10, 2017
UPSC NDA 2 admit card August 16, 2017
NDA (II) result of written exam November 2017
NDA (II) SSB tests call letter To be notified later
UPSC NDA (II) final result To be notified later

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2017

The eligibility criteria of NDA provides details about age limit, academic qualification and nationality. The NDA eligibility criteria is defined by UPSC. Candidates before applying should ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria as laid down in the notification. The details of NDA 2017 eligibility criteria is given 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.

NDA Application Form 2017

The application form of NDA 2017 was released on June 7 and the last date for aspirants to submit their applications was June 30. The mode to fill and submit the NDA 2017 application form was strictly online. Applicants even had to pay the requisite amount of application fees along with the application form. The payment of application fees could be through online or offline mode. General and OBC category candidates had to pay Rs.100/- as application fees, whereas female/SC/ST category were exempted from paying the application fees. The application form of NDA consisted two parts – part 1 and part 2 registration. Applicants had to complete and submit both the parts of the application form as incomplete applications were rejected by the commission. Candidates can check How to fill NDA application form as explained below.

  • Step 1: Registration by entering personal details, academic qualification details, branch preferences, verification of details.
  • Step 2: Upload scanned photograph and signature as per the specifications
  • Step 3: Payment of application fee either online or offline
  • Step 4: Agree to the declaration
  • Step 5: Submit the NDA 2 application form 2017

NDA Admit Card 2017

The admit card for NDA 2017 written exam has been issued by the commission on August 16, 2017. The admit card of NDA (II) exam has been issued online and the candidates can download their hall ticket through roll number and registration number. The link (NDA admit card released – Download Here) has been given above on this page. The admit card of NDA includes details about the date, time and venue of NDA 2 exam. Candidates are advised to check all the details mentioned on their hall tickets and in case of discrepancy, inform the exam conducting authority. The last date to download the NDA admit card is September 10.

Candidates who qualify the written exam as per the standards of UPSC will be called for SSB Tests and seperate call letters will be issued to them. Qualified candidates will have to login to joinindianarmy.nic.in, joinindiannavy.gov.in and careerairforce.nic.in., to download their SSB test admit card. Candidates should carry their admit cards to examination centre on the day of exam along with photo-identity proof.

NDA Exam Pattern 2017

The NDA (II) 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 (GAT). 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 2 exam pattern 2017

S:No subject Code Duration Marks
1 Mathematics 01 150 minutes 300
2 General Ability Test 02 150 Minutes 600
      TOTAL 900 marks
  SSB Test/Interview   900 marks  

NDA Syllabus 2017

The syllabus of NDA (II) 2017 gives 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 Sample Papers 2017

The sample papers of NDA 2 are question papers similar to the actual question papers of NDA exam. The NDA sample papers will help candidates to develop a command over solving the questions, thus mastering the art of effective time management skills. Practicing the NDA 2 sample papers 2017, candidates can identify their weak and strong areas. Candidates after completing the syllabus must solve at 2 to 3 NDA sample papers regularly. Click the link above to download the sample papers of NDA.

NDA Answer Key 2017

The answer key of NDA 2 will be made available by various coaching institutes such as Cavalier, Baalnoi, Major Kalsi etc on September 10, 2017. Candidates can download NDA answer key 2017 for all papers and codes. Based on the correct and incorrect reponses, candidates can calculate their estimated scores of the exam. They can compare the probable score with the previous year cutoff score to get an idea of their selection in the next level of selection process i.e SSB tests. UPSC will release the official NDA answer key after the completion of recruitment process.

NDA Result 2017

The result of NDA is declared in two stages – Written Examination and SSB Tests. Candidates securing the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination will be selected for next stage of selection process i.e SSB tests. Based on NDA 2 result, UPSC will prepare a merit list of candidates securing qualifying marks in written examination. Candidates whose names will feature in the merit list will be allowed to appear in the SSB tests. The NDA 2 result of written exam will be declared in November, 2017. Candidates are also required to secure minimum qualifying marks in SSB tests. The final result will be declared based on the performance of candidates in written exam and SSB tests. Based on final result, candidates will be given admission to Army/Navy/Naval Academy and Air Force wings of NDA and Naval Academy (10+2 cadet entry scheme).

NDA Cutoff 2017

The cut off of NDA 2 is the minimum marks to pass the written test and eligible for next round of selection procedure i.e. SSB interview. The NDA 2017 cut off will be decided by examination authority Union Public Service Commission after the declaration of final result. The NDA 2 cutoff 2017 will be applied at each stage of recruitment process – written exam and interview to select deserving candidates for commissioned officers jobs in Indian defence services. The NDA 2 cutoff for written exam will be calculated out of 900 and candidates who will secure equal to more than the required cut off will be allowed for next round of selection process. The SSB which is second round of NDA 2017 selection process is done for 900 marks and candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks to pass this stage. Only those candidates who will score NDA 2 cut off 2017 at both stages will consider for all India merit list as per the marks secured in both stages of exam – written and SSB. The final cut of NDA 2017 will based on 900 marks of written and 900 marks of SSB test.
The merit list will prepared for only those applicants who meet the required cutoff as decided by UPSC and SSB boards.

NDA (II) 2015 cutoff

Minimum qualifying standard approved at the written stage (Out of 900 marks) Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate (Out of 1800 marks)
269 (With at least 25% marks in each subject) 637

NDA Selection Procedure 2017

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in written exam and SSB interview. Admission in various courses will done as per candidates rank in the merit list. 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 rank of the candidates.

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