National Defence Academy
  • About Exam

    The NDA 2017 Application Form will be filled and submitted via online process through the official site of UPSC. The application form will be released from 18th January, 2017 (for NDA I) and from7th June, 2017 (for NDA II). Candidates are suggested to fill the application form carefully. No change will be permitted after final submitting the application form. Candidates should keep ready the scanned images of photograph & signature in prescribed size and format before filling the application form. The last date of filling application form for NDA (I) 2017 is 10th February 2017 and for NDA (II) 2017 is 30th June 2017. Candidates must note down that there is no need to send the printed application form to the authority.

  • Eligibility


    Required Standard


    Candidate must be a citizen of India/ a subject of Bhutan/ a subject of Nepal/ a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

    Marital Status

    Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply.

    Age Limit

    For NDA I, candidates born not before 2nd July, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2001 are eligible to apply.

    For NDA II, students not born before 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2002 are eligible to apply.

    Educational Qualification

    For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Candidates must have passed 12th or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics subjects from any State Education Board or a University.

    For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: candidates must have passed class 12th or equivalent exam organized by any State Education Board or a University.

    12th or equivalent exam appearing candidates are also eligible to apply.

    Physical Standards

    Candidates should be physically fit as per to the guidelines set by National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination.

    Candidates who have resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces are not eligible to apply.

  • Test Duration & Pattern

    The NDA entrance examination will be asked in two subsequent sections; written test and intelligence & personality test. The question paper of written test will contain objective type questions and sectioned in code 1 & 2. Code 1 will comprise of Mathematics questions of 300 marks while code 2 will comprise of general ability questions of 600 marks. Code 2 will be divided in 2 sections as A & B. Section A will cover Math of 200 marks while section B will cover general knowledge of 400 marks. The paper will be of both language Hindi & English. Each question will have four optional answer candidates have to choose the right one only. There will be negative marking for incorrect response given by candidates. Candidates use only black ball pen to mark answers. The NDA exam paper will be consisted of two parts i.e. Mathematics and General Ability Test. The paper will be held through offline mode. The NDA 2017 exam pattern is mentioned below:

  • Exam Format




    Maximum Marks



    2 1/2 Hours


    General Ability Test


    2 1/2 Hours


    SSB Test/Interview




  • Important Dates


    Dates (NDA I)

    Dates (NDA II)

    Notification release

    18th January, 2017

    7th June 2017

    Application form release

    18th January, 2017

    7th June 2017

    Last date to submit the application form

    10th February, 2017

    30th June 2017

    Admit card release

    one or two weeks before exam

    one or two weeks before exam

    Exam date

    23rd April, 2017

    10th September 2017

    Result declaration

    May, 2017

    October, 2017

  • How to Apply

    • Go to the official website
    • Then click on part-1 registration and enter details like name, education qualification, date of birth and other required details.
    • complete part-1 of online registration.
    • Select the fee payment mode.
    • Then go to part-1 registration of NDA Exam and upload scanned signature and photo in the prescribed format.
    • Take print out of application forms after completing part-2 registration.
    • Generate bank challan and then make payment of application fee. After fee payment check your application status by entering your registration number and date of birth.

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