UPSC NDA (I) 2017 is conducted by UPSC. It is the exam 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). Eligible candidates can submit application form of NDA 2017 at and download admit card of NDA 2017. After appearing in exam candidates can check answer keys of NDA 2017 and also result of NDA 2017. After exam the selected candidates appear in two stage selection process comprising of SSB interviews. Get here complete details of NDA 2017 such as application form, exam dates, eligibility, syllabus, result, cut off.

Latest – UPSC NDA (2) 2017 Notification and Application Form released.


Name of exam – UPSC National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) 2017.

Also known as – UPSC NDA & NA 2017

NDA 2017 Notification

The notification of UPSC NDA NA (I) 2017 is available. It contains information regarding eligibility, how to apply, dates, exam pattern, vacancies.

  • Click here to view/download notification of NDA 2017.

The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be as under

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

NDA I 2017 Application Form

  • NDA 2017 Application Form releases online. It is at the official website of UPSC where candidate can apply.
  • Union Public Service Commission published application form for NDA I on 18 Jan 2017, and will do so for NDA II on 7 Jun 2017.
  • Carefully fill details in application form. It is important to realize that the Commission takes data filled in form in first go as final data.
  • Among documents for upload in application form are scanned images of photograph and signature. Ensure image dimension and file size prior to uploading.
  • Submit application form for NDA (1) 2017 before 10 Feb 2017. In the event that candidate is applying for NDA (2) 2017, then he/she must do it prior to 30 Jun 2017.
  • Submit form in online mode.

Application Fee – NDA Application Fee

For SC, ST candidates, sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from fee payment.
Application fee for NDA 2017 is Rs 100 for all others.

Usually, both online and offline modes of fee payment are accepted by UPSC.

NDA 2017 Dates

Important Events Dates for UPSC NDA (1) 2017 Dates for UPSC NDA (2) 2017 Dates for UPSC NDA (2) 2016
Notification 18 Jan 2017 7 Jun 2017 18 Jun 2016
NDA 2017 application form available from 18 Jan 2017 7 Jun 2017 18 Jun 2016
Last date to apply 10 Feb 2017 30 Jun 2017 15 Jul 2016
UPSC issues NDA admit card 28 Mar 2017 Three weeks before exam 26 Aug 2016
Date of exam 23 Apr 2017 10 Sep 2017 18 Sep 2016
Result announcement Jun 2017 Nov 2017 11 Nov 2016
Final result Aug 2017 Jan 2018 Jan 2017

NDA Eligibility Criteria

NDA 2017 eligibility criteria define what should be the age of candidate? Who can apply as per nationality? What is educational qualification? What is marital status? It is responsibility of candidate to ensure that he/she is eligible for UPSC NDA exam. UPSC maintains same eligibility criteria each year. Any changes are separately notified. Based on available notifications (of last year), here are the eligibility criteria.

Nationality:- Candidate should either be a citizen of India / a subject of Bhutan / a subject of Nepal / a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India / 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 or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Marital status:- NDA exam is for unmarried male candidates.

Age limit:- In order to appear in NDA (I) 2017, the candidate is born between 02.07.1998 and 01.07.2001. For the purpose of NDA (II) 2017, the candidate is born between 02.01.1999 and 01.01.2002.

Educational qualification:- Candidate seeking admission in Army wing of NDA should have passed class 12. If he/she seeks admission in Air Force or Navy wings of NDA, or Naval Academy, then criteria are pass in class 12 with Physics and Mathematics.

NDA 2017 Syllabus

UPSC highlights NDA 2017 syllabus in exam notification. This consists of Mathematics topics, as well as General Ability Test topics. Candidate attempts questions in NDA exam and is scored as per number of correct and incorrect answers. He/she must score minimum cut off marks to qualify.

Mathematics syllabus:- Algebra, Matrices and determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential calculus, Integral calculus and differential equations, Vector algebra, Statistics and probability.

General Ability Test syllabus:- English; General knowledge (Physics, Chemistry, General science, History, freedom movement, Geography, Current events).

NDA Exam Pattern

The selection process in NDA and NA 2017 involves written test and SSB interviews.

NDA Exam is a written test. It has two papers of 2.5 hours each. A detailed description of both papers and interview is given below.

Subject Marks
Mathematics 300
General Ability Test 600
NDA Exam Total 900
SSB Test / Interview 900
Total 1800

An overview of NDA 2017 exam pattern

Number of papers:- There are two papers (1 and 2) in UPSC NDA & NA 2017 exam.

Paper 1:- In NDA exam, Paper 1 is Mathematics of 300 marks. It has various questions on mathematics from official UPSC NDA syllabus.

Paper 2:- It is General Ability Test for NDA exam. There are several different topics in it including science, social studies, and general knowledge.

Marking scheme:- Candidate can score maximum 300 in Paper 1 and 600 in Paper 2. There is also negative marking.

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UPSC NDA 2017 Admit Card

Candidates who successfully register for the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I), 2017 UPSC has already been issued admit card for NDA 2017. Availability of admit card / e-admission certificate at the official website of the Commission, is scheduled to be there around three weeks before the exam.

How to download admit card of NDA 2017?

As soon as the commission releases admit cards, the same shall be notified on To download UPSC NDA and NA (1) 2017 Admit Card, the following log in credentials will be required.

  • Registration ID (RID),
  • Roll Number,
  • Date of birth,
  • Name,
  • Father’s name.

Candidate can enter either RID and DOB, or Roll number and DOB, or Name, father’s name and DOB.

Books recommended for NDA Preparation

Pathfinder for NDA & NA Entrance Examination National Defence Academy / Naval Academy Conducted by UPSC Buy online
Chapterwise-Sectionwise Solved Papers NDA & NA (Mathematics / English / General Ability) with Explanatory Solutions Buy online
NDA / NA 10 years Topicwise Solved Papers Buy online
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal Buy online
Objective General Knowledge and Current Affairs level 1 for UPSC/ State PCS/ Bank Clerk/ PO/ SSC/ Rlwys/ Armed Forces/ DSSSB/ MBA Buy online
General Science MCQs 1000+Q: UPSC Portal Useful For IAS / PCS / NDA /CDS/ SSC and All Other Examinations Buy online

Centre Allotment

  • Centre allotment for NDA 138 course and NAVAC 100 course commencing on 02 July 2017 – Get here


NDA result 2017 releases online. Candidates can check result of NDA exam and know status of qualifying it. Once they obtain cut off marks or more in written exam, attend SSB test.

Services Selection Board (SSB) Interview

Two-stage selection procedure has Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test. This takes place at Selection Centres / Air Force Selection Boards / Naval Selection Boards. All the candidates undergo stage-one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres / Air Force Selection Boards / Naval Selection Boards. Only those candidates who qualify at stage one get admission to the second stage / remaining tests.

Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the Original Certificates along with one photocopy each of :

  • Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth,
  • Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.

Overview of UPSC NDA

UPSC conducts exam for admission to Army, Navy, Air Force wings of National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Navy Academy Course. NDA 2017 is a country-wide exam, in which candidates from any state can appear. Also, it takes place two times in a year. In the year 2017, NDA & NA (I) 2017 will be on 23 April 2017 and NDA & NA (II) 2017 will be on 10 September 2017. After selection this leads to joining at National Defence Academy, and Naval Academy. UPSC NDA exam details of NDA 1 2017 are in focus at the moment. Get here complete details of UPSC NDA 2017 including dates, eligibility, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, result, cut off.

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