National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam 2013

Examination: National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination 2013

Admission to:
The candidates Joining Indian Naval Academy would undergo 4 years B.Tech course and would be given an opportunity to join Executive and Technical Branches of the Navy subject to availability of vacancies.
The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be 355 (195 for the Army, 39 for Navy, 66 for the Air Force and 55 for Indian Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)
Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of National Defence Academy


1. Nationality: 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

Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January, 1995 and not later than 01st July, 1997 are eligible

Educational Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Air Force and Naval Wing of National Defence Academy and 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
  • Air Force and Naval Wing of National Defence Academy and 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

Note: 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
Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the 12th class or equivalent examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them
They are required to submit proof of passing the 12th class or equivalent examination by 05th December, 2013

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

Fee: Candidates (excepting SC/ST candidates/sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs 100.

Payment mode:
Deposit fee in any Branch of SBI by cash
through net banking facility of State Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur/Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of Travancore
by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card

Note: For the applicants in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and a list of all such applicants shall be made available on the commission website within two weeks after the last day of submission of online application

Application eligibility: The applicants shall be required to submit the proof of their fee payment within 10 days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the commission
On receipt of documentary proof, genuine fee payment cases will be considered and their applications will be revived, if they are otherwise eligible

How to apply:
Candidates are required to apply online through
The applicants are advised to submit only single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if he submits another/multiple applications, then he must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc
The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID

E-Admit Card: The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination
The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website for being downloaded by candidates
No admission certificate will be sent by post

Scheme of NDA Entrance Examination

The papers, time and marks for the examination are as follows:

Maximum Marks
2-½ Hours
General Ability Test
2-½ Hours
  Total    900

Salient Features of the exam:
Objective type questions only.
The question papers (Test Booklets) of Mathematics and Part "B" of General Ability Tests will be available 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.
No calculator or Mathematical or logirithmic table allowed
Penalty for wrong answers: Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers

Selection Procedure: The Union Public Service Commission shall prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the commission at their discretion
Such candidates shall appear before a Services Selection Board for Intelligence and Personality Test

Army/Navy wings of the NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy: candidates will be assessed on Officers Potentiality
Air Force: candidates will be tested in Pilot Aptitude Test and for Officers Potentiality

Two-stage selection procedure: based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test 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 Centers/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

  1. original matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth,
  2. original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification

Disclaimer: 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 which they may sustain in the course of or as a result of any of the tests given to them at the Services Selection Board whether due to the negligence of any person or otherwise. Parents or guardians of the candidates will be required to sign a certificate to this effect.

Note: Every candidate for the Air Force is given Pilot Aptitude Test only once. The Grade secured by him at the first test will there-fore 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 N.D.A. 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.

Facilitation Counters: For guidance/information/clarification regarding applications, candidature
UPSC’s facilitation counter: Near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person
Phone:  011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hr

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Important dates:
The online applications (Part-I/II) can be filled from 22nd December, 2012 to 21st January, 2013
Last date for receipt of applications: 21st January, 2013, Monday
Date of Examination: 14th April, 2013, Sunday
The result of the written examination: July, 2013


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