National Defence Academy (NDA)
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NDA Eligibility Criteria: The Examination of the NDA (National Defence Academy) & ND (National Defence) is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice in a year to recruit the candidates in Army, Navy & Air Force wings of National Defence Academy. Eligible candidates apply through online. The eligibility details of the UPSC NDA & NA exam are given below.
2. Age: Only Unmarried Male Candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2000 are eligible.
Sex: Only unmarried male candidates are eligible.
3. Educational Qualifications:
(i) 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.
(ii) 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 10+2 Pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.
Exam Pattern: The UPSC NDA exam comprises of 2 stages.
I. Written Examination
I. Written Examination: There will be 2 papers in NDA (National defence academy) and National Academy (NA) written exam. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers of Mathematics & Part B of General Ability Test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English. Time duration for each paper is 2 ½ Hours . Subjects & Maximum Marks details mentioned below.
Scheme of Examination:
|S. No||Subjects||Time Duration||Maximum Marks|
|1||Mathematics||2 ½ Hours||300|
|2||General Ability Test||2 ½ Hours||600|
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ii. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination
iii. The candidates are not permitted to use calculator or mathematical or logarithmic table for answering objective type papers.
II. Interview: Candidates who select in the written examination are called for Interview which is conducted by SSB