National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II) 2011

Find all the information on application process, written examination, interview and more about the NDA exam to be conducted by the UPSC on 21 August 2011

Created On: Apr 20, 2011 17:34 IST
Modified On: Apr 26, 2011 11:49 IST

Union Public Service Commission will conduct an exam on 21 August 2011 for admission to the prestigious Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA course and the Indian Naval Academy Course commencing June 2012. Jagranjosh gives you the detailed information

Total Number of Vacancies: The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be 335 [(195 for the Army, 39 for Navy, 66 for the Air Force and 35 for Indian Naval Academy (10+2 cadet Entry Scheme)].

Age Limit, Marital Status, and Gender: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2 July 1993 and not later than 1 January 1996 are eligible.

Eligibility criteria

Nationality: A candidate must either be

(i) a citizen of India,

(ii) a subject of Nepal, 

(iii) subject of Bhutan, 

(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India,

(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination/ interview conducted by the Bank but on final selection the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificates have been issued to him by the govt of India.

Educational qualification:

(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 the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

Important Dates:

  • Opening date for online registration: 9 April 2011
  • Closing date for online registration (for all candidates): 9 May 2011 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.
  • Closing date for offline registration: All Offline Applications from candidates residing in Remote Areas must reach the Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi- 110069 by Post/Speed Post only by 9 May 2011 either by hand or by post/Speed Post or by Courier. Candidates Should note that applications will be received by hand, only one at a time, at the designated counter(s) and not in bulk, till 5 PM only.
  • For candidates posting their application from abroad or certain remote areas, the last date for receipt of applications by Post/ Speed Post only (not by Hand or by Courier) is 16 May 2011.
  • Tentative date of written test: 21 August 2011

Application Fee

(a) Candiates applying Online (excepting SC/ ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a reduced fee of Rs 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI or by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit Card.

(b) Candidates applying Offline (through Common Application Form) are required to pay a fee of Rs 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) through a single Central Recruitment Fee Stamp. Central Recruitment Fee Stamp (NOT postage stamp) of the requisite denomination may be obtained from the post office and affixed on the Application Form in the space provided therein. The stamp must be got cancelled from the issuing Post Office with the date stamp of the post office in such a manner that the impression of the cancellation mark partially overflows on the Application Form itself but within the space provided on the Application Form itself. The impression of the cancellation mark should be clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and the Post Office of issue.

Candidates residing abroad should deposit the prescribed fee in the office of India’s High Commissioner, Ambassador, or representative abroad as the case may be for credit to account head ‘051-Public Service Commission- Examination Fees’ and attach the receipt with the application.

 How to apply:

1. Candidates are required to apply online using the link http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.

2. Candidates may also apply offline in the Common Application Form devised by the Commision for its examinations which can be processed on computerised machines. This Application Form along with an Information Brochure containing general instructions for filling up the Form, an Acknowledgement Card and an envelope for sending the application will be obtainable from the designated Head Post Offices/ Post Offices throughout the country against cash payment of Rs 30/- (Rupees thirty only).

3. Form should be purchased from the designated Post Offices only and not from any other agency. This Form can be used only once and for only one examination.

4. Candidates, who wish to apply offline, must use the Form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use photocopy/ reproduction/ unauthorised printed copy of the Form.

5. Since this Form is electronically scannable, due care should be taken to fill up the Application Form, correctly. The candidate should also fill up in the relevant places of the acknowledgement Card, their Application Form Number and the name of the examination.

6. The applicants are required to affix the postage stamp of Rs 6/- on the Acknowledgement Cards and send the same along with Application Form to UPSC.  If an applicant fails to affix the postage stamp of requisite amount his/her Acknowledgement Card will not be dispatched and Commission will not be responsible for non-receipt of Acknowledgement Card by the applicant.

7. The duly filled in Application Form and the Acknowledgement Card should then be mailed in the special envelope supplied with the Information Brochure. The candidates should also write the name of examination viz. “National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination-(II), 2011” on the envelope before despatching it to “Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069”. Candidates should mention their Telephone Number/ Fax Number.

Selection procedure: Two-stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centers/ Air Force Selection Boards. All the candidates will be put to stage one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres/ Air Force Selection Boards. Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/ remaining tests. Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the original Certificates along with one photocopy each of:
(i) Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth

(ii) Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.

Candidates, who appear before the Services Selection Board and undergo the test there, will do so at their own risk and will not be entitled to claim any compensation or other relief from Government in respect of any injury. Parents or guardians of the candidates will be required to sign a certificate to this effect.

To be acceptable, candidates for the Army/ Navy/ Naval Academy and Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in

(i) Written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion

(ii) Officer potentiality Test as fixed by the Services Selection Board at their discretion.

Over and above candidates for the Air Force, and all the SSB qualified candidates as per their willingness, eligibility and preference for Air Force, should separately qualify the PABT.

Subject to these conditions the qualified candidates will then be placed in a single combined list on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written Examination and the Services Selection Board Tests.

The final allocation/ selection for admission to the Army, Navy, Air Force of the National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be made up to the number of vacancies available subject to eligibility, medical fitness, and merit-cum- preference of the candidates. The candidates who are eligible to be admitted to multiple Services/ Courses will be considered for allocation/ selection with reference to their order of preferences and in the event of their final allocation/ selection to one Service/ Course; they will not be considered for admission to other remaining Services/ Courses.

Note: Every candidate for the air force is given pilot aptitude test only once. The grade secured by him at the first test will therefore hold good for every subsequent interview he has with the air force selection board. A candidate who fails in the first pilot aptitude test cannot apply for admission to the national defence academy examination for the air force wing or general duties (pilot) branch or naval air arm.

Candidates who have been given the Pilot Aptitude Test for any previous NDA course should submit their application for this examination for the Air Force Wing, only if they have been notified as having qualified in the Pilot Aptitude Test.

Scheme of Examination

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

Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 01 2-½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 02 2-½ Hours 600
      Total 900

  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers (test booklets) of Mathematics and part "b" of General ability test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
  • In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
  • Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
  • The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination.
  • The candidates are not permitted to use calculator or Mathematical or logarithmic table for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

Exam Centres: 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

Exemption for SC/ ST candidates: 5 years

Important Information

Advertisement Number: davp 55104/11/0038/101

Call Letters for Written Test: Call letters for Written Test to be downloaded from the regional- sub regional website- one week before from the date of written test.

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