NDA Exam 2016 II Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Exam Centers, Notification

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NDA Exam 2016 – National Defense Academy Entrance Exam is a well-known examination which gets filled by 12th pass out candidates. Candidates who want to make their shining career in Indian defense forces, and then this examination is the best option and the greatest opportunity for them. Each year this examination gets conducted at various examination centers successfully.



What NDA stands for: Candidates for various Indian defense forces such as Army, Navy and Air force gets selected on the basis of their performance in NDA examination. Basically NDA stands for National Defense Academy which is the first center on this planet where the cadets of all three services i.e. Army, Navy and Air force get trained together. NDA examination gets twice a year by the UPSC – The Union Public Service Commission. First examination gets conducted in April (NDA 1) and another one in September. Moving forward we will provide you all the important details regarding NDA Exam 2016 examination.


Important Dates for NDA 2nd Exam:


Date of Notification18th June 2016
Last date for filling application form15th July 2016
NDA/NA 2nd Exam Date18th September 2016



Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: A candidate must either be (i) a citizen of India, or (ii) a subject of Bhutan, or (iii) a subject of Nepal, or (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt of India. Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
  • Age Limit, Sex and Marital Status: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2001 are eligible.


Educational Qualifications

  • For Army Wing of National Defence Academy : 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy : 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.


  • Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination.
  • Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the 12th class or equivalent examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing the 12th class or equivalent examination by the prescribed date (i.e. 24th June, 2017) and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of Board/University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever.
  • Candidates who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of Commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission to the examination and if admitted, their candidature will be cancelled.
  • Those candidates who have failed INSB/PABT earlier are not eligible for Air Force.


Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2016

A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply



Exam Centers: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur, Vishakhapatnam



Application Fees

Candidate need to pay Rs. 100 when ever applying the application form for NDA/NA Examination ither by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur/ Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.



How to Apply

Candidates should apply online only www.upsc.gov.in



Selection Process

Candidate will be selected on the basis of their performance in the written test and SSB Interview.


Scheme of NDA Entrance Examination

1. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows :–






Maximum Marks



2-½ Hours


General Ability Test


2-½ Hours





  Total    900


2. Objective type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) OF MATHEMATICS AND PART "b" OF GENERAL ABILITY TESTS WILL BE SET      BILINGUALLY IN HINDI AS WELL AS English.


6. Use of calculator or Mathematical or logirithmic table is prohibited. 


Success in the examination confers no right of admission to the Academy. A candidate must satisfy the appointing authority that he is suitable in all respects for admission to the Academy.


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