Indian Armed Forces Selection

National Defense Academy is a premier institute which trains the candidates as cadets to get selected for Indian Armed Forces which are Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy officers. Candidates can approach the academy by qualifying the entrance exam which is organized by Union Public Service Commission. This examination is conducted twice in a year. One is conducted in April and other is conducted in September.

Important Dates-

  • Application will release on 18thJanuary, 2017 and 7th June, 2017 respectively for both the exams
  • Last date to submit the form is 10thFebruary, 2017 and 30th June, 2017 respectively
  • Admit card will release two weeks prior to the exam
  • Exam will be conducted on 23rdApril, 2017 and 10th September, 2017 respectively
  • Result will be declared in the month of May, 2017 and October, 2017 respectively

Eligibility Criteria-

  • Candidates are required to Indian Citizens or subject of Bhutan or Nepal or Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1stJanuary, 1962 with the intention of settling in India permanently
  • Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for the entranceNDA exam 2017
  • Candidates must have cleared 12thclass examination with Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects to be eligible for Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force and for Indian Defense Army the candidates are required to have cleared 12th class
  • Candidates should been qualified as physically fit by a registered medical practitioner
  • For April exam, candidate should have born after 2ndJuly, 1998 but before 1st July, 2001
  • For September exam, candidate should have born after 2ndJanuary, 1999 but before 1stJanuary, 2002

Application Form-

The application forms will be filled through online mode only

The application forms will be releasing online on 18th January, 2017 for April Exam and on 7th June, 2017 for September Exam

Candidates are suggested to fill the examination form carefully

No changes will be allowed once after the candidate have submitted the application form

Candidates should keep the scanned images of Photograph and signatures ready in the prescribed formats

Last date to submit the application is 10th February, 2017 and 30th June, 2017 respectively

There is no requirement of sending the printout of the application form

Application Fee-

For the candidates of General and OBC category, the application fee is Rs.100

Candidates of all other categories except mentioned above are exempted from paying the application fee so they need not make any payment for the application fee

The application fee can be paid either through cash payment at any State Bank of India Counters or by online payment with the help of Debit card or Credit card or Net Banking

Exam Pattern-

The exam will be conducted in two sections which is written test and interview

The exam will be conducted in both English and Hindi languages

The questions will be multiple choice based questions

There will be negative marking for the wrong answers

The entrance exam will consist of two subjects namely Mathematics and General Ability test.

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