UPSC NDA & NA (II) 2016


UPSC NDA and NA (II) 2016 is the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy examination (II). NDA 2016, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, is for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and INAC. Eligible candidates can submit the NDA (2) 2016 application form in the online mode. To appear in the examination, NDA Admit Card as issued by the Commission should be carried to the assigned center. Candidates obtaining minimum qualifying NDA Cut Off marks are called for interviews and selection procedure conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB). Get here complete details regarding NDA 2016 including application form, admit card and results of UPSC NDA & NA (II) 2016.

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UPSC NDA and NA (II) 2016

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (II) 2016 will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 138th Course, and for the 100th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 02 July, 2017.

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

  • National Defence Academy : 355 (208 for Army, 55 for Navy and 92 for Air Force)
  • Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) : 55

Age limit : Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2001 are eligible.

Educational Qualification : 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

Selection Process : 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.

Application fee : Candidates (excepting SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs, 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/Master Credit/Debit Card.

How to apply / Instructions to apply – Candidates are required to apply online by using the website at www.upsconline.nic.in Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form is given in the below “Application Form” link.

Important dates of NDA 2016 are given below

Important Event Date
Last date to fill NDA online application form 15 July 2016
Availability of admit card of UPSC NDA 2016 26 Aug 2016
Date of UPSC NDA 2016 exam 18 Sept 2016
Declaration of NDA 2 2016 result of written exam 11 Nov 2016
SSB Interview

Eligibility for appearing in UPSC NDA and NA (II) 2016

Candidate must check that he / she fulfills all the conditions, before filling up the NDA Application Form. Salient points of the NDA 2016 examination eligibility criteria are as follows.

Nationality: Candidate must be citizen of India, or subject of Nepal / Bhutan, or Tibetan refugee (came to India before 01.01.1962), or PIO 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.

Gender: Only unmarried male candidates can apply.

Age Limit: Candidate must be born between 02.01.1998 and 01.01.2001.

Educational Qualification

  • For Army wing of NDA – Candidate must have passed class 12 exam from recognized board or University.
  • For Air Force wing and Naval wing of NDA and 10+2 Cadet entry scheme of Indian Naval Academy – Candidate must have passed class 12 exam from recognized board or University and also have studied Physics and Mathematics.

Read pages 4, 5 and 6 of the detailed notification to know complete information regarding the UPSC NDA 2016 eligibility criteria.

UPSC NDA and NA (II) 2016 Application Form

Only after determining eligibility, candidate must fill the online application form. Part I registration involves filling up of details such as name, date of birth, address, community, nationality, educational qualifications. Part II necessitates uploading photograph and signature, and fee payment.

Application Fee: Candidates (excepting SC / ST / Sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs) 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 or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

Photograph and Signature specifications

  • Scanned images should be in .jpg format.
  • Size of the file should be between 3-40 KB.
  • Size of the file should be between 1-40 KB.
  • Signature should be done using black ink pen on white paper.

After submission of the form, note the Registration ID carefully. This will be required later to log in and download NDA Admit Card.

UPSC NDA (II) 2016 Admit Card

Candidates who successfully register for the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (II), 2016 have been issued admit card for NDA 2016. Availability of admit card / e-admission certificate at the official website of the Commission, www.upsc.gov.in is scheduled to be there around three weeks before the exam.

How to download admit card of NDA 2016?

As soon as the commission releases admit cards, the same shall be notified on upsc.gov.in. To download UPSC NDA and NA (1) 2016 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

UPSC NDA Exam Pattern

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

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


The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only.

Penalty for wrong Answers: Candidates should note that there will be negative marking for wrong answers marked by the candidate in the objective type question paper.

Centre Allotment

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

UPSC NDA Selection Procedure

Two-stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centres / Air Force Selection Boards / Naval Selection Boards. All the candidates will be put to 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 will be admitted 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.

Candidates who appear before the Services Selection Board and undergo the test there, will do so at their own risk and will not be entitled to claim any compensation or other relief from Government in respect of any injury which they may sustain in the course of or as a result of any of the tests given to them at the Services Selection Board whether due to the negligence of any person or otherwise. Parents or guardians of the candidates will be required to sign a certificate to this effect.

To be acceptable, candidates for the Army/Navy/Naval Academy and Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion and (ii) Officer Potentiality Test as fixed by the Services Selection Board at their discretion. Over and above candidates for the Air Force, and all the SSB qualified candidates as per their willingness, eligibility and preference for Air Force, should separately qualify the PABT.

Subject to these conditions the qualified candidates will then be placed in a single combined list on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written Examination and the Services Selection Board Tests. The final allocation/selection for admission to the Army, Navy, Air Force of the National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be made upto the number of vacancies available subject to eligibility, medical fitness and merit-cum-preference of the candidates. The candidates who are eligible to be admitted to multiple Services/Courses will be considered for allocation/selection with reference to their order or preferences and in the event of their final allocation/ selection to one Service/Course, they will not be considered for admission to other remaining Services/Courses.

Candidates who have been given the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and Pilot Aptitude Test (which forms the whole PAB Test) for any previous N.D.A. course should submit their application for this examination for the Air Force Wing only if they have been notified as having qualified in the Pilot Aptitude Test.

The form and manner of communication of the result of the examination to individual candidates shall be decided by the Commission at their discretion and the Commission will not enter into correspondence with them regarding the result.

Success in the examination confers no right of admission to the Academy. A candidate must satisfy the appointing authority that he is suitable in all respects for admission to the Academy.


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