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Exam Pattern of NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY (NDA)/
NAVAL ACADEMY (NA)
For authentic information about Application, Exam & Syllabus, Please visit:
www.upsconline.nic.in
About NDA:
The Union Public Service Commission conducts this exam for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY (NDA) and for Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). The candidates Joining Indian Naval Academy would undergo 4 years B.Tech Course and would be given an opportunity to join Executive and Technical Branches of the Navy subject to availability of vacancies.
 
         Examination held twice a year.
         A candidate must be an unmarried male.
         The course of training is for three years
NDA Exam Date for 2015:
Examination
Notification of Exam.(Saturday)
Applications receipt last date (Friday)
Exam. date (Sunday)
N.D.A. & N.A. EXAM.(I), 2015
27.12.2014
23.01.2015
19.04.2015
N.D.A. & N.A. EXAM.(II), 2015
20.06.2015
17.07.2015
27.09.2015
NDA/NA Exam Pattern: Two Parts:
a. Written Exam.     &         b.SSB Test/Interview
a.    Written Exam: Has two papers with objective type questions:
Subject
Duration
Marks
Penalty for wrong answer
Mathematics
 
2 hours 30 minutes
         300
 
1/3 of marks assigned to that question for every wrong answer
General Ability Test
 
2 hours 30 minutes
         600
 
Total=900
 
b. SSB Test/Interview:
Subject
 
Marks
 
SSB Test/Interview
 
900
 
Terms & Conditions
(i) A candidate is required to specify clearly the Services for which he wishes to be considered in the order of his preference. He is also advised to indicate as many preferences as he wishes to opt so that having regard to his rank in the order of merit due consideration can be given to his preferences when making appointments.
 
(ii) Candidates should note that they will be considered for appointment to those services only for which they express their preferences and for no other service(s). No request for addition/alteration in the preferences already indicated by a candidate in his application will be entertained by the Commission.
 
(iii) Before indicating their preferences for different courses, the candidates should first decide their preference for the two Academies viz. National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (Executive Branch). If a candidate opts for National Defence Academy as his first choice, he must first indicate his preferences for different wings of National Defence Academy viz Army, Navy and Air Force followed by his preferences for Naval Academy (Executive Branch). Alternatively, if a candidate opts for Naval Academy (Executive Branch) as his first choice, he must first indicate his preference for Naval Academy (Executive Branch) as his first choice, followed by his preference for different wings of National Defence Academy. Thus candidates opting for Naval Academy (Executive Branch) Course as well as other courses of National Defence Academy must give Naval Academy (Executive Branch) as their first preference or the last preference. Naval Academy (Executive Branch) cannot be given as 2nd or 3rd preference. Even if Naval Academy (Executive Branch) is given as 2nd or 3rd preference by the candidate, it will be deemed to be the last preference.
 
(iv) Admission to the above courses will be made on the results of the written examination to be conducted by the Commission followed by intelligence and personality test by the Services Selection Board of candidates who qualify in the written examination.
 
Admission to the above courses will be made on the results of the written examination to be conducted by the Commission followed by intelligence and personality test by the Services Selection Board of candidates who qualify in the written examination.
Eligibility:
(a) Nationality:
A candidate must either be:
(i) a citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the   intention of permanently settling in India, or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East   African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
(b) Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status:
A candidate must be an unmarried male and Maximum age limit is19 years 6 month. Candidates must not marry until they complete their full training. A candidate who marries subsequent to the date of his application, though successful will not be selected for training. A  candidate  who  marries during training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government.
(c) Educational Qualifications:
1. For Army wing of National Defence Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of   School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a Central/State Education Board
 a University.
 
2. For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 (Executive Branch) Course at the Naval Academy :- 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equilvalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a Central/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.
(d) Physical Standards:
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination as per guidelines given :
Candidates are advised to rectify minor defects/ailments in order to speed up finalisation of medical examination conducted at the Military Hospital after being recommended at the SSB.  The under mentioned ailments are considered, common minor ailments :
Wax (Ears), Deviated Nasal Septum, Hydrocele/Phimosis, Overweight/Underweight, Under sized Chest, Piles,  Gynaecomastia, Tonsillitis, Varicocele
 
A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of  Service Medical Officers. Only those candidates will be admitted to the academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board. The proceedings of the Medical Board are confidential and will not be divulged to anyone. However the candidates declared unfit will be intimated by the President of the Medical Board and the procedure for request for an Appeal Medical Board will also be intimated to the candidate.
Candidates declared unfit during Appeal Medical Board will be intimated about the provision of Review Medical Board.
 
(a) The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely in interfere  with the efficient performance of military duties.
 
(b)  There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or under weight. The candidate should not be overweight or obese.
 
(c)   The minimum acceptable height is 157.5 cm (162.5 cm for Air Force) F, Please refer to
brochure for further details on height and weight standards
 
(d) How to Apply: A Candidate  is  required  to  apply  Online only by  using the  website    
www.upsconline.nic.in
Examination Centers:
The list is not exhaustive. Please refer to brochure
Agartala                 Delhi                       Kohima                             Sambalpur
Ahmedabad             Dharwar                 Kolkata                             Shillong
Aizwal                     Dispur                    Lucknow                           Shimla
Allahabad                Gangtok                  Madurai                            Srinagar
Bangalore                Hyderabad               Mumbai                            Thiruvanathapuram
Bareilly                   Imphal                    Nagpur                             Tirupati
Bhopal                    Itanagar                  Panaji (Goa)                     Udaipur
Chandigarh              Jaipur                     Patna                               Vishakhapatnam
Chennai                  Jammu                   Port Blair
Cuttack                   Jorhat                     Raipur
Dehradun                Kochi                      Ranchi  
Kindly Note: The information provided here is just indicative information and is provided on “as is” and “as available” basis . We make no claims on accuracy and reliability of the information. For correct/current information kindly contact concerned college/institution/authorities
NB: The Schedule, Pattern, Eligibility and Admission Process etc. of exam may change from time to time. Please visit the respective websites that authenticate the information to check for any such changes taking place.
The information available herein might be subject to change.