National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts NDA (National Defence Academy) & NA (National Academy) Exam -II. The candidates who are eligible apply through online and offline application mode. Minimum Educational Qualification is 12th Class pass in 10+2 Pattern. The selection process is based on Written Test & Interview. The details are as follows…
UPSC NDA & NA Selection Procedure
UPSC conducts NDA (National Defense Academy) Exam in Two Stages.
Written Examination:The exam will constitute 2 subjects, Math and General Ability Test and each subject is given the time limit 2 ½ Hours, maximum marks for Math is 300 & General ability is 600. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers of Mathematics & Part B of General Ability Test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English. The Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination.
Interview:Qualified candidates in the written examination will be called for Interview conducted by SSB (Services selection board). For Army, Navy Wings & 10 +2 Entry Scheme candidates need to undergo Intelligence Test & Personality Test, but for Air Force Wing the candidates must attend a Pilot Aptitude Test. The Interview Consist both Intelligence and Personality Test. In interview the candidates will be put to Intelligence Tests both Verbal and Non Verbal Tests based knowledge to assess their intelligence, they will also go to Group Tests such as Group Discussions, Group Planning, Outdoor Group Tasks, and asked to give Brief Lectures on Specified Subjects.
|(A) Tentative Schedule (Examination held twice a year)|
|(i) Notification of Examination||October – November & April – May|
|(ii) Conduct of Examination||April – May & Sept. – Oct|
|(B) Age-limits||16-1/2 – 19 Years|
|(C) Educational Qualifications|
|For Army Wing of NDA||12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of school Education, or equivalent.|
|For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for 10+2 (Executive Branch) Course at Naval Academy||12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of school Education with Physics and Mathematics, or equivalent|
Candidates appearing at the 12th Class Examination are also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the 12th Class Examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.
|(D) Scheme of Examination|
|Written Examination||1. Mathematics (Objective type)||300 Marks|
|2. General Ability Test (Objective type)||600 Marks|
|Total marks for written examination||900 Marks|
|Marks for SSB Interviews||900 Marks|