(Notification) UPSC NDA & NA Exam (II), 2017

F.No.7/2/2016.E.1(B): An Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 23rd April, 2017 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 139th Course, and for the 101st Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd January, 2018.

Post Details:

  • 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

Educational Qualifications:

(i) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy :—12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a
State Education Board or a University.
(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2  Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy :—12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School   Education   or   equivalent   examination   can   also   apply   for   this examination.
Such  candidates  who  qualify  the  SSB  interview  but  could  not  produce Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate in original at the time of SSB interview   should  forward  duly  self  attested  Photocopies  to  ‘Directorate General of Recruiting,  Army HQ, West Block.III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-
110066’ and for Naval Academy candidates to ‘Naval Headquarters, DMPR, OI&R Section, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011’ by
24th  June, 2018 failing which their candidature will be cancelled. All other candidates   who  have  produced  their  Matriculation  and  10+2  pass  or equivalent certificates in  original at the time of attending the SSB interview and have got the same verified by the SSB authorities are not required to submit the same to Army HQ or Naval HQ as the case may be. Certificates in original issued by the Principals of the Institutions are also acceptable in cases where  Boards/Universities  have  not  yet  issued  certificates.  Certified  true copies/photostate copies of such certificates will not be accepted. In exceptional cases the Commission may treat a candidate, who does not possess  any  of  the  qualifications  prescribed  in  this  rule  as  educationally qualified provided that he possesses qualifications, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his admission to the examination.
NOTE 1 : Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination.
NOTE  2 : Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the 12th class or equivalent examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is  only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing the 12th class or equivalent examination by the prescribed date (i.e. 24th June, 2018) and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of Board/University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever.
NOTE 3 : Candidates who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of Commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission to the  examination and if admitted, their candidature will be cancelled.
NOTE  4  :  Those  candidates  who  have  failed  INSB/PABT  earlier  are  not eligible for Air Force.
(d) Physical Standards: Candidates  must  be  physically  fit  according  to  physical  standards  for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2017 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV.
(e) A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.

Age Limit:

Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd  January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2002 are eligible.The  date  of  birth  accepted  by  the  Commission  is  that  entered  in  the Matriculation  or  Secondary  School  Leaving  Certificate  or  in  a  certificate recognised by an Indian  University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates  maintained by a University which must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary  or  an  equivalent  examination  certificates.  These  certificates  are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like   will   be   accepted.   The   expression   Matriculation/Higher   Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.:
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2017 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV.


1. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows :—

Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 01 2½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 02 2½ Hours 600
Total 900
SSB Test/Interview : 900


3. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.

4. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.

5. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination.

6. The candidates are not permitted to use calculator or Mathematical or logarithmic table for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

Application Fee:

Candidates (excepting SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs specified in Note 2 below who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/MasterCard Credit/Debit Card.


Candidates are required to apply online by using the website Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in the Appendix-II. Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned website.

Important Dates:

The Online Applications can be filled upto 30th June, 2017 till 6.00 PM.

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