NDA & Naval Academy Examination (II) - National Defence Academy & Naval Academy 2016

  • Exam Type:National Level
  • Format: Offline/PBT
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The NDA exam is conducted by UPSC for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 136th Course, and for the 98th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 02nd July, 2016. Basis the 2015 NDA entrance exam score, candidates can apply to approximately 375 vacancies. This will be divided between:

  • National Defence: 320 [208 for Academy Army, 42 for Navy and 70 Air Force]
  • Naval Academy: [10+2]

Cadet Entry: 55 Scheme



20 Jun,2015
Application Posted
20 Jun,2015
Applications Open
02 Jul,2015
16 Jul,2015
17 Jul,2015
Applications Open
17 Jul,2015
Applications Open
07 Sep,2015
Admit Card Available
27 Sep,2015
Date of Exam
04 Dec,2015
Date of Result
01 Jan,2015

Eligibility Criteria

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy

  • Passed Class 12th of school education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University

Air Force and Naval Wing of National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy

  • Class 12th pass in a 10 + 2 pattern of school education or equivalent examination

Note** - Students who are appearing in the 12th class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination

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

Note** - Age Limit, Sex and Marital Status: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January 1997 and not later than 01st January 2000 are eligible

Physical Fitness:

  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2015
  • 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 Pattern

NDA & Naval Academy Examination (II) Exam Pattern

Objective type questions only. Negative marking will be administered to every incorrect answer.

Division of paper & marks for the NDA exam:




Maximum Marks



2.5 hours


General Ability Test


2.5 hours





Total = 900



No counselling. Only written exam + Interview

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