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UPSC National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination

 

Introduction

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (NDA/NA) examination to select eligible candidates for the training of officers for Army wing i.e., Indian Army,  navy wing i.e., Indian Air force, and Indian Navy in national defence academy.


UPSC 2018 NDA & NA (I) Notification for 390 (Army, Navy & Air Force) Posts 


Positions

Trainees for army, navy and naval wings of defence services. After completion of training, candidates will be given posts in their respective streams which are central government positions

Eligibility

Educational Qualification

  • (i) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy candidates must pass 12th Class pass 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by any of the recognised State Education Board or any recognised University.
  • (ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy candidates must pass 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of with Physics and Mathematics as one of the subjects conducted by any State Education Board or a University.

Age Limit

The age limit will be 16.5-19 years, and Candidates must not marry until they complete full training.

Physical Standards

For Army/Navy

Height in Centimetres
(Without shoes)

Weight in Kgs

16-17 years 17-18 years 18-19 years
152 42.5 44.0 45.0
155 43.5 45.3 47.0
157 45.0 47.0 48.0
160 46.5 48.0 49.0
162 48.0 50.0 51.0
165 50.0 52.0 53.0
167 51.0 53.0 54.0
170 52.5 55.0 56.0
173 54.5 57.0 58.0
175 56.0 59.0 60.0
178 58.0 61.0 62.0
180 60.0 63.0 64.5
183 62.5 65.0 66.5

For Air Force

Height in Centimetres
(Without shoes)
Weight in Kgs.
16 years 17 years 18 years
152 44 45 46
155 45 46 47
157 46 47 49
160 47 48 50
162 48 50 52
165 50 52 53
167 52 53 55
170 53 55 57
173 55 57 59
175 57 59 61
178 59 61 62
180 61 63 64
183 63 65 67

Further details regarding physical fitness will be notified in the official notification.

Relaxations

See the notification for details regarding relaxations and reservations.

Notifications

Apart form this recruitment, UPSC also recruits eligible candidates into various services such as combined defence service, engineering service, civil service, combined medical service. Drona provides comprehensive information on these services and the way to crack these exams. SSC, RRB also recruit eligible candidates to various government posts.

Current Notification

How To Apply

  • Candidates should apply online through website http://www.upsconline.nic.in
  • Detailed procedure for filling the online application will be notified in the official notification.

Selection Procedure

The Selection procedure consists of written examination, and upon qualifying the written examination, candidates need to attend a personality test or Psychological Aptitude test.

Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced to select competent candidates at Selection Centres/Naval Selection Boards/Air Force Selection Boards. All the qualified candidates will be put to stage one test on the first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Naval Selection Boards/Air Force Selection Boards. Candidates who qualify the first stage will be admitted to the second stage or remaining tests. Selection of the candidates will be done based on the overall performance.

Examination Pattern

Written Examination

The Examination consists of two papers, and the first paper questions will be from Mathematics carrying 300 marks, and second paper will be from mathematics carrying 600 marks.

The exam pattern is given in the below table.

Paper Subject Duration Marks
I Mathematics 2 H 30 min 300
II General Ability Test 2 H 30 min 600
III SSB/Interview test 900
Total 1800

Interview/Personality Test

Candidates who perform well in the written exam will be selected for the interview by the UPSC board.

Syllabus

For detailed syllabus click the below link

Exam Resources

Previous Papers

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