Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is conducting National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) admission examination. UPSC NDA (2) 2017 will be held in the month of September. Qualified candidates will get admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 140th Course, and for the 102nd Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd July, 2018. Eligible candidates can fill UPSC NDA (2) 2017 Online Application Form at upsconline.nic.in. The Commission has released NDA admit card three weeks before exam. Written exam of UPSC NDA (2) 2017 consists of an objective test with two subjects – Mathematics, and General Ability Test. Each subject paper is of 2.5 hours duration and have maximum marks of 900. UPSC has provided complete syllabus of NDA exam also. Study for UPSC NDA (2) 2017 exam by studying topics given in syllabus. Candidates who clear cut off of written exam will be allowed to appear for SSB interviews. SSB test or interview is also of 900 marks. Final selection will be after SSB interviews. Everything you want to know about UPSC NDA (2) 2017 is given here including dates, eligibility, notification, application form, admit card, result, cut off.

Latest: Result of NDA / NA II 2017 written exam has been announced.

UPSC NDA (2) 2017 Important Dates

NDA II 2017 Event Dates
Release of online application form 07 Jun 2017
Last date to submit application form 30 Jun 2017
Availability of admit card 14 Aug 2017
Date of written exam 10 Sep 2017
Result declaration of NDA 2 written examination 2017 Dec 2017
SSB interviews Jan 2017
Declaration of NDA 2 final result 2017 Apr 2017

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UPSC NDA (2) 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Candiates need to ensure that they fufill eligibility criteria before filling application form of NDA 2 2017. Criteria of eligibility involves nationality, age limit, gender, marital status, educational qualification, physical standards.

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Allowed nationalities or candidate type are

  • Citizen of India
  • Subject of Bhutan
  • Subject of Nepal
  • Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1/Jan/1962
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) 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 or Vietnam.

Age limit
Date of birth must lie between 02/Jan/1999 and 01/Jan/2002.

Only male candidates can appear in NDA exam.

Marital status
Candidates needs to undertake not to marry until they complete their full training.

Educational qualification

Army Wing of National Defence Academy eligibility criteria – Class 12 pass of 10+2 pattern.

Air Force and Naval Wings Wing of National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy eligibility criteria – Class 12 pass of 10+2 pattern with Physics and Mathematics.

24 Jun 2018 is deadline to forward self attested Photocopies of Matriculation or 10+2 or equivalent certificate 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’ if it could not be done at time of SSB interview.

Physical standards
UPSC prescribes physical and mental fitness. A guide for fitness required for NDA and NA admission 2017-18 is given in Appendix IV of notification. Read it and make sure you are fit. Most common issues found due to which candidates get rejected are these.

  • Wax (Ears)
  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Hydrocele/Phimosis
  • Overweight/Underweight
  • Under Sized Chest
  • Piles
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Tonsillitis
  • Varicocele

About permanent body tattoo

Permanent body tattoo is only permitted on inner face of forearm. Army, Navy, Air Force may permit tribes with tattoo marks on face or body as per existing custom and traditions on a case to case basis.

UPSC NDA (2) 2017 Application Form

Interested aspirants can apply online. Application form of UPSC NDA (2) 2017 is at upsconline.nic.in for a given duration. More than three weeks time is given to fill and submit application form. It must be noted that the only method of applying is online.

  • Provide valid email ID as UPSC may send notifications to it.
  • Mention services to which UPSC needs to consider candidature, in order of preference.
  • New preferences cannot be added later, or order be changed.
  • Date of birth must match DOB in matriculation or equivalent certificate. If there is any discrepancy between date of birth given in application form and that of certificate then the Commission will take disciplinary action.
  • To not marry until completion of training must be kept in mind. Even if application is accepted, if candidate marries then his or her candidature is not accepted.
  • Submit single application form. If however due to some reason you have to apply again, then make sure that form with higher RID is correct and complete.
  • Think over examination city and decide wisely. You have to select exam city in form and cannot change it later.

Application fee is Rs 100 for candidates except SC/ST for whom fee is exempted.

UPSC NDA (2) 2017 Admit Card

Applicants will be issued admit card by UPSC. NDA admit card 2017 can be downloaded from upsc.gov.in. RID and date of birth or password is required to download it.

  • Only those candidates can download admit card of UPSC NDA (2) 2017 who have submitted application form on time.
  • UPSC will only release admit card in online mode.
  • Date of availability of admit card is three weeks before exam.
  • If admission ticket (admit card) is not available even one week before exam, then such candidates need to contact the Commission.
  • Any discrepancy should be brought to the notice of the Commission. In some cases, name of candidate may be abbreviated.

Exam Pattern

Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 01 2.5 hours 300
General Ability Test 02 2.5 hours 600
Part A – English 200
Part B – General Knowledge* 400
Total 900
SSB Test or Interview 900

*General Knowledge sections

Section Subject Weightage
A Physics 25%
B Chemistry 15%
C General Science 10%
D History, Freedom Movement 20%
E Geography 20%
F Current Events 10%

UPSC NDA (2) 2017 written examination will have objective type questions only. Mathematics, and General Ability Test Part B (GK) will be bilingually set.

Intelligence and Personality Test

SSB selection is a two stage selection process – Stage I and Stage II. Only such candidates who clear stage I can appear in stage II, else they are sent back.

Stage I

  • Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests
  • Picture Perception * Description Test (PP&DT)

Stage II

  • Interview
  • Group Testing Officer Tasks
  • Psychology Tests
  • Conference

SSB tests take place over 4 days.

UPSC NDA (2) 2017 Result

Admission to NDA and NA will be on basis of written exam result followed by intelligence and personality test held by Services Selection Board. Certificates related to eligibility have to be submitted after declaration of NDA 2 Result.

UPSC will announce NDA (2) 2017 result of written examination in December 2017. Qualified candidates can next attend SSB interviews and tests, details of which will be e-mailed to them.

Address change

If address of candidate has changed after submitting application form, then candidates recommended for interview must submit changed addresses to addresses given below. Any queries related to interview can also be sent to these addresses.

For candidates with Army as first choice—Army Headquarters, A.G’s Branch, RTG (NDA Entry), West Block-III, Wing-1, R. K. Puram, New Delhi-110066, Phone No. 26175473.

For candidates with Navy/Naval Academy as first choice— Naval Headquarters, Directorate of Manpower & Recruitment, OI&R Section, R. No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,New Delhi-110011, Phone No. 23010097/23011282.

For candidates with Air Force as first choice—Air Headquarters, Directorate of Personnel (Officers), PO 3 (A), Room No. 17, ‘J’ Block, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110106, Phone No. 23010231 Extn. 7973.

Preparation of merit list for NDA (2) Result 2017

The Union Public Service Commission decides cut off for written exam. NDA 2 Cut Off 2017 will will be the minimum qualifying marks. UPSC arranges candidates with marks more than or equal to qualifying cut off, in order of marks obtained to arrive at merit list. Such candidates are declared to be qualified in NDA 2 Result 2017.

Candidates will appear before Services Selection Board.

For Army and Navy wings of NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy, SSB will assess on Officers Potentiality. Those for Air Force will be assessed in Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and Pilot Aptitude Test (which forms the whole PAB Test) and for Officers Potentiality. PABT applicable to candidates with Air Force as First choice would also be conducted for all SSB qualified candidates with one of the choice as Air Force subject to their eligibility and if they are so willing.

UPSC NDA (2) 2017 Notification


Defence Academy Vacancy
National Defence Academy 335
Army 208
Navy 55
Air Force 72
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) 55
Total 390

Cut Off

UPSC publishes cut off marks or qualifying marks after declaration of result. Here are past year cut offs of NDA exam.

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