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UPSC NDA & NA (I) Exam 2016 Notification Date Exam Pattern : The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. The NDA is located at Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. It is the first tri-service academy in the world.  Applicants to the NDA are selected via a written exam conducted by the UPSC, followed by extensive interviews covering general aptitude, psychological testing, team skills as well as physical and social skills, along with medical tests.  We are here to inform that the Union Public Service Commission will conduct the exam for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA and for Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC).  The NDA I exam will be announced in the month of December 2015  and the exam will be held in the month of April, 2016.   The candidates can fill their application forms through the official website of UPSC and through the online mode.  We have furnished the details below.

UPSC NDA & NA (I) Exam 2016 Notification Date Exam Pattern : Exam Pattern

The candidates who are appearing for the NDA & NA (I) Exam  2016 are advised to check all the details of the exam pattern including the eligibility criteria.  All the  details is mentioned below:

Eligibility Criteria :

The candidates who are appearing for the NDA exam 2016 are advised to check all the details of the exam including the eligibility criteria. The details of the eligibility criteria is mentioned below :

Eligibility Criteria


The candidates must be a:

(i) a citizen of India , or

(ii) a subject of Bhutan, or

(iii) a subject of Nepal, or

(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 01 January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

(v) Only unmarried candidates are allowed to write the NDA exam 2016.

Age Limit :

The candidates not born before 2nd July 1997 and not later than 1st July 2000 are eligible.

Educational Qualifications:

For Indian Army wing of National Defence Academy: The candidates appearing for the exam must have passed or appearing class 12th from a recognized board or university.

For Air force and Indian Navy: The candidates must have passed or appearing class 12th with physics and Mathematics from a recognized board or university.

Exam Pattern :

There are two papers with objective type questions:

Subject Duration Questions Marks
Mathematics 2 hours 30 minutes 120 300
General Ability Test 2 hours 30 minutes 150 600
Total Marks  900
SSB Test/Interview 900

The papers in both the subjects consist of objective type questions only. There is penalty for wrong answers. General Ability Test paper is divided into two parts – Part A and Part B. Part A has 50 English questions and Part B has 100 General Knowledge questions.

Selection Process :

The candidates are selected on the basis of their score in the written test followed by the SSB interview which generally last for 4-5 days. The candidates who successfully qualify the written exam are called for the SSB interview and after clearing all the rounds in the interview, the final merit list is prepared and the selection is done after the medical process and document verification.

Important Dates :

  • Date of Notification: 2 January, 2016
  • Last Date to Apply: 29 January, 2016
  • Date of Exam: 17 April, 2016

Steps to Download UPSC NDA & NA (I) Exam 2016 Notification Date Exam Pattern

Candidates after applying for the NDA & NA (I) exam can download the exam pattern and syllabus from the  official website of UPSC i.e .

Note :  Only boys are capable to fill the NDA Application Form 2016. The candidates can make payment through online entrance including credit card, debit card or net banking. The candidates who are applying for NDA, their payment will be accepted only through the SBI Bank (from any branch of SBI).  For more details refer the official notification and keep visiting our site for more update.  We will soon inform you about the Admit Card.

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