Admit Card Issuance
Candidate can get their Admit Card by online mode only. There is no other mode by which the UPSC will send the admit card of the candidates to them. It will be released by the UPSC one or two weeks prior to the date of the examination. Candidate should visit the official portal of the UPSC to download their Admit Card. It is mandatory to bring the admit card on the centre of the examination. The candidate will not be allowed to appear for the exam if he fails to bring it.
SSB Interview Process
Successful candidates in the written exams of NDA are further called for the SSB Interview. The SSB Interview lasts for 4 to 5 days and it carries 900 marks.
The SSB Interview comprises of the two stages. In the first stage of the Interview candidates are subjected to the two rounds of test. In the first round they are tested for their Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) and in the second round they are tested for the Picture Perception and Description Test.
In the second stage of the SSB Interview the candidates will be tested for the Officer Group Task Testing, Psychological Test and the Conference.
Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR)
Picture Perception and Description Test
Officer Group Task Testing
Result NDA 2017 Exam
The result of the NDA written exam will be declared approximately after one month. Candidate should visit the official website of the UPSC in order to check their result. They should take the print out of their result and keep it till the completion of the whole procedure of the exam. Those candidates who qualify in the written stage of the exams are further called for the SSB Interview. The final merit list of the candidate is prepared on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidate in his written exam and the SSB interview.
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Q.1 For how many times in a year the NDA Exams are conducted?
In a year the NDA Exams are conducted twice. It is held in the months of April and September.
Q.2 What are the dates of NDA 2017 Exams?
The dates of the NDA 2017 Exam are –April 23rd, 2017 and September 10th, 2017.
Q.3 What is the fee of the NDA 2017 Exam?
The application fee of the NDA exam is Rs.100 for the general and the OBC candidates. While no application fee is charged from the reserved category candidates of SC/ST and the sons of the JCOs/NCOs/Ors.
Q.4 What should be the educational qualification of the candidate for the NDA 2017 Exam?
Candidate seeking selection in the Naval and the Air-force should have passed the 10+2 exams with Physics and Mathematics subjects. While those candidates who desire for their selection in the Armed forces should have done his 12th standard. Those candidates who are appearing for their 12th standard exams are also eligible to appear for the exam.
Q.5 If female candidates are eligible to apply for the NDA 2017 Exam?
No. Female candidates are not eligible to appear for the exam. They cannot take up this exam.
Q.6 How many stages are there in the NDA 2017 Exam?
There are two stages of the NDA Exam. In the first stage written test is conducted and those who qualify in the 1st stage are called for the 2nd stage of the exams, i.e. the SSB Interview.
Q.7 What should be the nationality of the candidate applying for the NDA 2017 Exam?
The candidate should be an Indian Citizen. However candidates from the countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan Refugees, who have settled in India permanently, prior to 1st January 1962, are also eligible to appear for the exam.
Q.8 What is the pattern of the NDA 2017 Exam?
In NDA Exam objective type of questions are asked. The candidates are asked questions from the areas of Mathematics and General Abilities.
Q.9 Who conducts the NDA Exams?
NDA Exams are conducted by the UPSC every year.
Q.10 What is the SSB Interview in the NDA Exam?
Those candidates who qualify in the written exam of NDA are further called to take up the second round of the exam, i.e. the SSB Interview. The SSB Interview consists of two stages. In the first stage of the interview the candidate is subjected to Officer Intelligence Rating test and the Picture Perception and Description Test. Thereafter the candidates are required to take the 2nd stage of the SSB Interview which in turn comprise of Officer Group task testing, Psychological test and the conference. The SSB interview lasts for about 4-5 days and is of 900 marks.