A: After qualifying the written test, the candidates have to undergo two-stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test which 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.