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UPSC NDA Eligibility, Selection Process, Exam & Result Date


The National Defence Academy is a premier institute that trains cadets/ candidates for their selection to Indian Armed Forces as officers. Candidates need to qualify a national level entrance examination which is organized by the Union Public Service Commission- UPSC. The NDA examination is conducted twice every year, first in the month of April and second in the month of September. Check out detailed information about the exam dates, eligibility and other details for UPSC NDA 2017 below:



Candidates must be of Indian nationality, a subject of Bhutan or Nepal, Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 and settled permanently in India.To apply, candidates must be born between July 2, 1988 and July 1, 2001. Candidates must have passed 12th class from a well-known education board to be eligible to apply for the Army Wing. To be eligible for the Air Force and Naval Wing, a candidate must have passed 12th class with Mathematics and Physics from a well-known education board.

How to apply

The application form for NDA 2017 can be filled in and submitted online through their website. For the exam in April, the form has been released from January 18, 2017 and the last date to fill it out is February 10, 2017. The form has to be filled in from the official website of UPSC. The application fee for general and OBC category is Rs. 100 and SC/ ST candidates are exempted from this examination fee. This fee payment can be done through SBI net banking, visa/ master/ debit card or via cash payment in any branch of SBI bank.

Selection Process

The NDA selection process comprises of 3 stages. The first stage is written exam stage which will have two papers. Paper A will consist of question from Mathematics and Paper B will be a General Ability test. Candidates who qualify the written test will be called to attend personal interview at SSB centres and then the successful candidates will be eligible for medical review by command hospital. The personal interview will be scheduled in 5 days.

Remember the Dates

After the last date to submit the application form, candidates will receive their admit cards one to two weeks before the exam. The exam is scheduled on April 23, 2017, the results of which will be declared in May, 2017.


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