Recent Updates About NDA 2017 Exam: Important Dates of Exam, Application Process, Application Fee, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Result

The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is responsible for organising and conducting the NDA (National Defence Academy) Exams every year. The exam selects fresher candidates for the various posts in Army, Air-force and Navy. Those candidates who qualify in the written test of the UPSC NDA Exams are called further called for the SSB interview. Candidates who also pass through the hurdle of this stage are selected for the training under NDA.

The NDA Exam is conducted twice in a year. It is held in the months of April and September. The UPSC has released notification for the NDA 2017 Exam. The NDA-1 is scheduled to be held on April 23rd, 2017 and the NDA-2 is to be held on September.10th, 2017.

For further details about the NDA 2017 Exam read below-

NDA Exam Important Dates

About the NDA 2017 Exam

Details

Date of Notification release

January 18th, 2017.

Date of Exam

April 23rd, 2017.

Start of Application form filling

January 18th, 2017.

Last date for Application form filling

February 10th, 2017.

Admit Card issuance

One or two week before the exam date.

Result announcement

May 2017.

Important Dates of NDA-2 2017 Exam

 

About the NDA 2017 Exam

Details

Date of Notification release

June 7th, 2017.

Date of Exam

September 10th, 2017.

Start of Application form filling

June 7th, 2017.

Last date for Application form filling

June 30th, 2017.

Admit Card issuance

One or two week before the exam date.

Result announcement

October 2017.

NDA Exam Pattern & Syllabus

About the NDA 2017 Exam

Details

Mode of Exam

Offline mode; Pen and Paper Based Test.

Number of Sections

2 sections.

Type of questions

Objective Type questions.

Subjects in Code-1

Maths and General Ability. Maths of 300 marks and General ability of 600 marks.

Subjects in Code-2

Section A – Math -200 marks and Section B-400 marks.

Mode of answering

There will be four optional as answers. Candidate will be required to select one of the options.

Scheme for Negative marking

Yes there is scheme of negative marking in the NDA Exam.

Language for the exam

Hindi and English.

Distribution of Marks and Question for NDA 2017 Exam 

Code

Subject

Marks

Duration

01

Mathematics

300

2 and ½ hour.

02

General Ability

600

2 and ½ hour.

 

SSB Interview

900

4-5 days.

Total

 

1800

 

Eligibility for NDA Exam

Nationality

  • The candidate should be a citizen of India.

  • However the subjects from the countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan Refugees are given an opportunity to join the NDA if they fulfil certain criteria. The criteria are that they should have migrated to India prior to January 1st, 1962, to settle down in India on permanent basis.

Educational Qualifications-

  • For Naval Force and the Air force – The candidate should have passed the 10+2 exam or the equivalent with the subjects of Physics and Mathematics. Those candidates who are appearing in their 10+2 are also eligible to appear for the exam.

  • For the Armed Force – The candidate should have passed the 10+2 exams or the equivalent. Those candidates who are appearing for the 10+2 exams are also eligible to appear for the exam.

Age Limit –

  • For NDA-1 2017 Exam – The candidate should be born between July 2nd, 1998 to July 1st, 2001.

  • For NDA -2 2017 Exam – The candidate should be born between 2nd January 1999 to 1st July 2002.

Marital Status – For the NDA Exams candidate should be an unmarried male.

Gender – Only male candidates are eligible to appear for the NDA exams. Female candidates are not eligible to take this exam. If they wish to join the armed forces of the nation they can do so through the CDS exams.

Physical Standard Criteria –

  • Candidate should necessarily meet the physical standards set by the NDA.

  • In addition those candidates who have resigned, disqualified or withdrawn from any of the training academy of the Armed forces are not eligible for the exam.

NDA Exam Application Process

The candidates who are wishing to join the NDA should fill the Application Form through the online mode. They should visit the official website of the UPSC, where they should click on the given link for filling the Application Form of the NDA. Along with the Application Form they are required to pay the Application fee and should also upload the scanned copies of their photograph and their signature in the given dimension. Candidate should note that before submitting their Application form online they should recheck their filled Application form, as they will not be given opportunity to make any corrections at the later stages.

How To Apply

  • Candidate should visit the official website of the UPSC.

  • Here they will be given an official link for filling the Application Form. They should click on the given link.

  • This will take them to the Registration Part -1. Here candidates are required to first of all get themselves registered. In order to get registered they should fill their basic details like name, address, valid email id and mobile number.

  • Upon registration they are given login id and password on their email id for completing the further process of Registration Part-2.

  • With the help of their login id and password they can login in their account and start filling the Application form. In the Application form they should fill details about their personal background, address and their educational qualifications.

  • Candidate is also required to upload the scanned copies of their photograph and their signature along with the Application form.

 

After filling the Application form candidate should pay the requisite amount of the Application fee. Without the payment of the application fee the form will stand rejected by the commission.

 

Following documents should be submitted –

  • Scanned copy of photograph in the size of 140 by 110 pixels in height and width respectively within the size of 40 kb.

  • The scanned copy of the signature in the size of 140 by 110 pixels in height and width respectively within the size of 40 kb.

  • Details of Application fee payment.

  • Details of personal background.

  • Details of educational background.

 

Application Fee Charges

Category of candidate

Application Fee in Rs.

For General and OBC candidates

100.

For SC/ST candidates

No Application fee is charged.

For sons of JCOs/NCOs/Ors

No Application fee is charged.

 Mode of Payment of Application Fee

  • Candidate can make the payment of their Application fee either through the Net Banking facility of SBI, by cash at the SBI bank branch or through the Visa Card, Master Card or the Debit Card.

  • It should be noted that the candidate who opt to ‘pay by the cash’ mode should get the print of the system generated pay-in-slip during the Registration Part-2. Further he should pay the requisite amount in cash at the counter of any SBI Bank branch on the next working day. This option of the mode of payment will be deactivated one day prior of the last date for the submission of the Application form. It means on February 9th, 2017, this mode of payment will be deactivated as the last date for the submission of the Application form is February 10th, 2017.

Other Details

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. 

SSB Interview

 

Stage-1

 

Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR)

 

Picture Perception and Description Test

 

 

Stage-2

 

 

Officer Group Task Testing

Psychological Test

 

Conference.

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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FAQ

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.

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