NDA (National Defence Academy) is a premier institute that trains the cadets (candidates) to get selected for Indian Armed Forces (Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy) as officers. Candidates may approach the academy by qualifying a national level entrance examination (NDA 2017) which is organized by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). The examination is conducted two times in a year. NDA (I) 2017 will be organized on 23rd April, 2017 and NDA (II) 2017 will be organized on 10th September, 2017. Through this article, candidates can check detailed information about application form, exam dates, qualification & age eligibility, syllabus & exam pattern.
NDA 2017 Application Form :
The NDA 2017 Application Form can be filled and submitted via online process through the website.
The application form has been released from 18th January, 2017 (for NDA I) and from 7th 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) 2017is 30th June 2017.
Candidates must note down that there is no need to send the printed application form to the authority.
The application fee for general & OBC candidates is Rs. 100/-.
SC/ST candidates and wards of JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from examination fee.
The application fee payment can be done via cash payment in any branch of SBI Bank or through SBI Bank net banking, visa/master/debit card.
NDA Eligibility Criteria :
NDA 2017 eligibility criteria is prescribed by the UPSC is same as in 2016. No change is marked for year 2017. The eligibility criteria is defined in four categories like Nationality, Marital Status, Age limit, Educational Qualification and Physical Standard. Candidates should strictly meet the eligibility criteria for appearing this exam. The detailed criteria is as following:
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.
Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply.
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.
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.
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.