NDA 2016 Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 17th April 2016 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 137 Course, and for the 99 Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing as per schedule mention below. 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.
Admit card for UPSC NDA & NA-I 2016 is now available for download. Check the link below to download Admit card.
Schedule for the NDA I 2016 Exam for Class 12 is given below.
The date of holding the NDA Exam as mentioned below is liable to be changed at the discretion of the commission.
|Last date for submission of application||29 Jan 2016|
|E-Admit Card issued||21 Mar 2016|
|Date of examination||17 Apr 2016|
|Indian Naval Avademy Course (INAC) commencing||02 Jan 2017|
The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this UPSC NDA I 2016 will be 375. Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of National Defence Academy.
A candidate is required to specify Clearly in the online application form the Services for which he wishes to be Considered in the order of his preference. He is also advised to indicate as Many preferences as he wishes to opt so That having regard to his rank in the order Of merit due consideration can be given to His preferences when making Appointments. Candidates should note that they will Be considered for appointment to those Services only for which they express their Preferences and for no other service(s). No Request for addition/alteration in the Preferences already indicated by a Candidate in his application will be Entertained by the commission. Admission to the above courses will be Made on the results of the UPSC NDA written Examination to be conducted by the Commission followed by intelligence and Personality test by the services selection Board, of candidates who qualify in the UPSC NDA 2016 written examination.
Candidates who were admitted to an earlier course at the National Defence Academy or to the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy but were removed there from for lack of officer-like qualities or on disciplinary grounds will not be admitted to the Academy.
Candidates who were previously withdrawn from the National Defence Academy or Indian Naval Academy on medical grounds or left the above Academy voluntarily are however , eligible for admission to the Academy provided they satisfy the medical and other prescribed conditions.
NDA & NA I Eligibility Criteria 2016
Candidates applying for NDA Exam 2016 should ensure their NDA Eligibility Criteria 2016 for admission to the NDA & NA Exam. Their admissions at all the stages of the NDA & NA I Exam 2016 will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed NDA Eligibility 2016 Condition. Verification of NDA Eligibility Condition with reference to original documents is taken up only after the candidate has qualified for Interview or Personality Test.
NDA Eligibility Criteria 2016 is given below
Nationality : A candidate must either be a citizen of India, or a subject of Bhutan, or a subject of Nepal, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 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 not a citizen of India shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government 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 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2000 are eligible. Therefore NDA Eligibility Age accepted by the Commission is as per the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificates. These certificates for NDA Eligibility Age Limit are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination. No other document relating to NDA Eligibility Age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted. The expression Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.
Since there is no provision of admission of female candidates there is no NDA Eligibility Criteria for Female.
Educational Qualifications : NDA Eligibility for Commerce Students, Science Students or Arts Students is same. Candidates form any stream is eligible to apply.
- 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.
- 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 equilvalent 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.
Such candidates who qualify the SSB interview but could not produce Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate in original at the time of SSB Interview should forward duly attested photocopies to ‘Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block-III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066’ and for Naval Academy candidates to ‘Naval Headquarters, DMPR, OI&R Section, Room No. 204, `C’ Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011′ by 22nd Dec, 2016 failing which their candidature will be cancelled. All other candidates who have produced their matriculation and 10+2 pass or equivalent certificates in original at the time of attending the SSB interview and have got the same verified by the SSB authorities are not required to submit the same to Army HQ or Naval HQ as the case may be. Certificates in original issued by the Principals of the institutions are also acceptable in cases where Boards/Universities have not yet issued certificates. Certified true copies/photostat copies of such certificates will not be accepted. In exceptional cases the Commission may treat a candidate, who does not possess any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule as educationally qualified provided that he possesses qualifications, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his admission to the examination.
- Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible 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 the prescribed date and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of Board/University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever.
- Candidates who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission to the examination and if admitted, their candidature will be cancelled.
- Those candidates who have failed INSB/PABT earlier are not eligible for Air Force.
Physical Standards : Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I).
NDA & NA I Examination Pattern 2016
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 ------------------------------------------------------ SSB Test/Interview : 900
The Papers in All 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.
Penalty for wrong Answers
There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidates in the objective type question papers.
(i) There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
(ii)If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
(iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
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 cla im 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.
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 and (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 . T he 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 location/selection to one Service/Course, they will not be considered for admission to other remaining Services/ Courses.
N.B. : Every candidates 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 candidates 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.
The form and manner of communication of the result of the examination to individual candidates shall be decided by the Commission at their discretion and the Commission will not enter in to correspondence with them regarding the result.
Success in the examination confers no right of admission to the Academy. A candidate must satisfy the appointing authority that he is suitable in all respects for admission to the Academy.