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NDA 2017 (2) Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Exam Pattern
NDA 2017 Application Form, Exam Dates for I and II

NDA 2017 Exam 2nd Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Selection Procedure

NDA 2017: UPSC – Union Public Service Commission conducts NDA & NA Examination. Every year this examination gets held at various examination centers. A large number of candidates appear in this examination and secure their career with Indian Defence Services. Well, if you are interested then you can go through the complete details regarding UPSC NDA 2017 examination. UPSC conducts NDA examination twice in a year (in the months of April & September) to offer admissions to eligible candidates in defense sector (Army, Navy and Air Force). In April month UPSC conducts NDA & NA (I) Examination and in September it conducts NDA & NA (II) Examination.

NDA 2017 Notification

NDA 2017 Exam 2nd registration has been started from 7th June 2017. Last date to apply for NDA/NA exam is 30th June 2017.

Important Dates For NDA 2017 Exam (II)

Notification will be released on7th June 2017
The online registration process started from7th June 2017
Final date for online registration process30th June 2017
Admit Card Availability 2 weeks before exam
Examination’s date (NDA NA Exam 2nd 2017)10th September 2017

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality and Marital Status:

  • Candidates must be Indian Nationals, a subject of Bhutan or Nepal, Tibetan refugee came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Male unmarried candidates can apply for this exam.


  • To apply for NDA-I, students should be born between 2nd July 1998 to 1st July 2001.
  • To apply for NDA-II, students should be born between 2nd January 1999 to 1st July 2002.

Educational Qualification:

  • Army Wing of National Defense Academy – Candidate must have passed 12th from a well-known education board.
  • Air Force and Naval Wing of National Defense Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at Indian Naval Academy – Candidate must have passed 10+2 with Math and Physics from a well-known education board.

NDA/NA 2017 Exam 2nd Application Form

The application forms will be available for NDA 2017 II Examination from 7th June 2017. The last to submit applications is 30th June 2017, hence the interested candidates can apply online before the last date.

NDA 2017 Application Fee:

  • For general and OBC students = Rs. 100/-
  • For SC/ST students or sons of JCOs/NCOs/Ors categories are not required to pay any application fee.

Note- Candidates can make fee payment via online (Visa, master, debit card and net banking) or offline (Cash payment in SBI Bank).

NDA 2017 Exam Pattern

  • Sections: The 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 as shown in the table below.
  • For an incorrect response, there will be negative marking.
  • Answering Method: Each question will have four optional answer candidates have to choose the right one only.
  • Candidates use only black ball pen to mark answers.
  • Language: The paper will be of both language Hindi & English.
  • Mode of Exam: The paper will be held through offline mode.
LanguageHindi & English
Mode of ExamOffline Mode
SubjectCodeDurationMaximum Marks
Mathematics012, 1/2 Hours300
General Ability Test022, 1/2 Hours600
SSB Test/Interview900

NDA 2017 Selection Process

 The selection process of NDA 2017 will complete in 3 stages

  1. Written examination
  2. Personal Interview
  3. Medical review by Command Hospital

The qualified candidates of written examination will be called to attend a personal interview at SSB centers allotted by SSC and then successful candidates will be eligible for Medical review. A personal interview will be scheduled in 5 days. The candidates will be shortlisted and made to do the task.

SSB Selection Stages

There will be 2 stages in SSB- part I & part II. The qualified candidates of part I will be called for part II.

  • Part I will include officer intelligence rating test, description test & picture perception. The candidates will be selected on combined performance of all the 3.
  • Part II will include interview, group testing officer task, psychology tests & conference. 
  • On the marks scored by the candidates in the written test and SSB interview, the candidate’s selection will be based
  • The entire process will carry 900 marks.
  • These test will be organized over 4 or 5 days.

NDA 2017 Syllabus

  • The syllabus has been divided into 2 sections Mathematics and General Ability Test.
  • The General Ability Test section will contain questions from different topics such as Physics, Chemistry, General Science, English, General Knowledge, Geography and Current Events.
  • Candidates can prepare for the exam from the above-mentioned topics for better preparations.

NDA Cut off Marks

NDA (II) 2017 examination is scheduled to held on 10th September 2017 and thousands of applicants are going appeared for the examination. Now, those candidates want to know the expected cut off marks for NDA/NA (I). Check expected cut off marks and previous years.

Physical Standards

Candidate must be physically fit. Candidate must fulfill all the physical standards norms such as hight weight and eye sight.

Height/weight standard for Army/Air Force

Height (cms)Weight (kgs)
Without shoe16-17 years17-18 years18-19 years

Height/Weight for Navy

Height (cms)Weight (kgs)
Without shoe16 years18 years20 years

Eyesight Criteria for Navy

Uncorrected without glass6/6
Corrected with glass6/6/
Limits of Myopia-0.75
Limits of Hypermetropia+1.5
Limits of color perceptionI
Binocular visionIII

Eyesight criteria for Air Force

Uncorrected without glass6/6, 6/9
Corrected with glass6/6 (only for Hypermetropia)
Limits of MyopiaNil
Limits of Hypermetropia+2.00 D Dph
Color VisionCPI (MLT)
Astigmatism+0.75 Cyl
Near VisionN-5 each eye

NDA 2017 Admit Card

  • Admit Card will be released before two or three weeks from the examination date by the authority through the official portal of UPSC.
  • To get the admit card available there is not any other method except online will be entertained.
  • It is mandatory to bring the admit card at the examination center.

NDA Answer Key 2017

NDA Answer Key for Exam 2nd 2017 will be available soon. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the NDA answer key 2017 before the declaration of final result.

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NDA 2017 Result

  • After one month from the examination, the result will be provided to students through the official site of UPSC.
  • Take a printout of the result and keep it safe till the selection procedure.
  • Separately the written and final result of selected candidates will be declared.
  • The written result will be declared before SSB round.
  • Selected candidates in written examination will be called for further admission process.

Important Points

  • Changes are not allowed after submitting the online application.
  • Candidates can apply through online mode only.
  • Only male candidates can apply.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee using VISA card.
  • NDA stands for National Defence Academy; a premier institute in India that provides training to prepare the cadets (trainees) for Indian Armed Forces like the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • NDA firstly conducts a written examination and then the shortlisted candidates of this exam have to appear for an SSB.
  • The candidates also have to clear physical examination before final selection.
  • The candidate can appear for the exam, until a candidate has the eligibility as per the age guidelines of UPSC for NDA exam, as it is held twice a year. There is no limitation to the number of attempts a candidate can take this exam as far as he meets the eligibility criteria in terms of age and other factors.
  • Only unmarried male candidates within the age limit of 16.5 years to 19 years can apply for this exam provided they have studied Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry in their intermediate exam. Candidates who have passed intermediate exams or are appearing for it can also apply for this exam.

Disclaimer– This is not official notice for UPSC NDA 2017 Examination. The final schedule will be updated after release of official notice.