NDA (2) 2017: Answer Key, Result, Cut-off, SSB Interview

NDA 2017NDA 2 Answer Keys 2017 have been released now. National Defence Academy (NDA) is the national level entrance examination for the selection of candidates in Indian Army, Naval Force and Air Force. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). NDA is the two round selection process, first is written test and second is SSB (conducted only for written test qualifiers). The entrance exam of NDA 2017 was conducted twice in a year with the name of NDA (1) and NDA (2). In this article, we are providing you the details on NDA (2) 2017 entrance exam including admit card, exam dates, exam pattern & admission procedure.

Admit Card Exam Pattern Exam Dates

Syllabus FAQs

NDA Notification 2017 – Answer Key Released

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NDA (2) Admit Card 2017 has been released on 14th August 2017. Click here for admit card details.

NDA (2) 2017 Application Form has been released on 7th June 2017.  Click here for application form.

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NDA 2 Exam Dates 2017

The official dates for all events of NDA 1 and NDA 2 are declared by the UPSC. Candidates can check the exam dates of NDA (II) 2017 below:

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Events of NDA II 2017Dates (Announced)
Notification Release date7th June 2017
Commencement of online applications7th June 2017
Last date to submit the application form30th June 2017 (6:00 PM)
Admit card Availability14th August 2017
Examination Date10th September 2017
Declaration of ResultOctober 2017

NDA (2) 2017 Answer Key

Candidates can check the answer key through online mode. Answer keys of NDA (2) 2017 examination has been released on 10th September. The answer key has been released by various coaching institutions. Through answer key, candidates can get an roughdea about how much marks they can score in the exam.

NDA (2) Result 2017

The exam conducting authority will declare the result of NDA (II) 2017 one month after the examination. It is expected that the result will be announced in the month of October 2017. Candidates can check their result through the official website of UPSC.

NDA (2) 2018

NDA (2) 2018 entrance exam is a national level examination. This exam will be managed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). It is conducted two times in a year, i.e. NDA 1 & NDA 2. NDA exam is a gateway to get entry into Navy, Army & Air Force. Candidates will get the application form from the 2nd week of June 2018.

SSB Selection Process

Candidates who have qualified the written test of NDA are called for the SSB round. Services Selection Board (SSB) is the personality and intelligence interview.  It is of 900 marks and is conducted in 2 stages. Stage-1 consist of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and Picture Perception & Description Test (PP&DT). In stage-2, Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and Conference will be conducted. SSB spread over 5 days and is conducted at SSB centres.

NDA (2) 2017 Admit Card

NDA (2) 2017 admit card has been issued by UPSC. The admit card is available on the official website of UPSC (link is given above). The admit card of NDA-2 2017 has been released on 14th August 2017. It is mandatory to bring the admit card at the exam centre. Without holding valid admit card, students will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

NDA Exam Pattern

NDA exam pattern consists of two papers. Paper 1 is of Mathematics and Paper 2 is of General Ability. Both the papers will be conducted on same day. The time duration of 2 and a half hours is provided for each paper. NDA is conducted in a pen and paper mode only. There are total 900 Marks as; 300 marks in Mathematics paper and 600 marks in General ability paper. All the questions asked in the examination is of objective type. There is a provision of negative marking in the entrance examination of NDA.

SubjectCodeDurationMaximum Marks
Mathematics012 1/2 Hours300
General Ability Test022 1/2 Hours600
SSB Test/Interview900

Check here for detailed NDA 2017 Exam Pattern criteria.

NDA Preparation Tips

NDA preparation must be done in a planned manner. Right study material is very important for obtaining good marks. Practice previous year question paper as much as possible, it will boost your confidence level as well as enhance your speed and knowledge. Don’t skip important topics and chapters. Physical fitness is also very important if you are applying for NDA so also maintain your good health.

NDA Syllabus 2017

The examination of NDA will come from Mathematics subject and General Ability. The Mathematics syllabus covers topics like Trigonometry, Algebra, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, Matrices, Determinants, Integral Calculus, Statistics and Probability. General Ability paper includes English and General Knowledge. Link of detailed syllabus is here.

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: NDA has a two-step selection procedure. Firstly, it conducts a written examination and then the shortlisted candidates of this exam have to appear for an interview with the SSB. 
Answer: Until a candidate has the eligibility as per the age guidelines of UPSC for NDA exam, the candidate can appear for the exam, as it is held twice a year.
Answer: The written exam is taken in two parts namely Mathematics and General Ability.
Answer: Girls are not eligible for the exam.
Answer: This exam is conducted for candidates who want to get into NDA to join the armed forces. The UPSC conducts the exam twice a year to shortlist candidates for NDA.
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NDA (2) Application Form 2017

UPSC has released the NDA (II) 2017 application form on 7th June 2017.  The application form can be filled through online mode only. Candidates can fill the NDA application form by visiting the official website of UPSC. The last date to submit the application form was 30th June, 2017. The application process will consist of two parts. In Part 1, candidates have to fill basic information. Part-2 consists of filling up Payment details, selection of examination centre, uploading of Photograph, Signature and declaration.

Application Fee

The application fee for GEN/OBC category candidates is Rs. 100/-. The candidates belonging from SC/ST category and sons of ex-serviceman/ JCO/NCO and Other Ranks of the Army are exempted from the NDA 2017 application fee. Candidates can pay application fee online through SBI net banking or by cash through SBI bank challan or through credit card/debit card.

NDA Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must ensure that they are fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NDA (II) 2017 as mentioned below:


  • Applicant should be a citizen of India/Nepal or Bhutan.
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit:

  • Candidates applying for NDA-2 must not born before 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2002 .

Qualification Criteria:

For Indian Army wing of National Defence Academy: Candidates who have completed/appearing 10+2 examination from the recognized educational board are eligible to apply for Indian army.

For Air Force and Naval Wings: Candidates wish to apply for air force or navy should have passed 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics subjects from a recognized board.

Marital Status:

Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA. Female candidate cannot apply for NDA.

In case of any query regarding NDA (2) 2017, you may leave your comments below.

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  1. mahaveer kaushik says:

    sir nda m minimum mark each subject m lene hote h ya each paper m

  2. nidhi morey says:

    why aren’t girls given such an oppurtunity to serve our country…..plz give us the chance to take up this exam…..

  3. Nikhil pandey says:

    Please tell me nda2 cut of because i have got 305marks in exam but 52 marks in English

  4. Anonymous says:

    Every female candidate who thinks of giving nda should drop this thought. Trust me it’s for your own good. U don’t want to go through the torture at nda. It’s better to join the army through ima for you

  5. Karan says:

    My DOB IS 6/2/2001 how many times I give the exam

  6. Nikhil Meshram says:

    How many marks required to pass NDA Exam?

  7. satya verma says:

    Is it necessary to passed in every subject in nda exam to qualify

  8. Your Name... says:

    My date of birth is 18/03/1999 can I give NDA paper-1 OF 2018.

  9. Aamir khan says:

    Is it possible that after tenth class we can become a pilot

  10. Ashirwad Atray says:

    What does 20% in each subject means..does it mean parrt A and part B or something else?

  11. naushad ansari says:

    20th nov 199…hkw many more times can i apply after this of nda na 2

  12. Payal Channe says:

    Why we girls are not allowed to give this exam….we also wish to and want to join NDA and to protect our country….please give us also chance …please

  13. ankur yadav says:

    Hello sir.. .
    Please tell me can I fill up nda (1st) form..
    My DOB is 12/5/1999

  14. xyz says:

    except admit card is any other documents required to give exam??

  15. INDIAN CITIZEN says:


    • Hanif Khan says:

      You can get the women entry in these forces as technical and non-technical positions (officers). Also a girl can be a pilot.

  16. INDIAN CITIZEN says:


  17. Rawat manhas says:

    Plz sir u told me what’s elgibility criteria for ssb intervivew

  18. sanjivni says:

    Why female cannot apply for this exam
    even though our current defence minister is a lady
    remember that.


    • Vivek says:

      Sorry friend but girls are not eligible for NDA & NA Exam, since National Defence Academy doesn’t recruit girls.
      NDA & NA Exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year for the recruitment of male candidates in the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force wings of NDA.

      If you are so eager to join Defence then don’t be upset you can apply for CDS Exam after graduation.
      CDS Exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year for the recruitment of candidates in the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Naval Academy (NA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Officers Training Academy (OTA).

  19. Your Name... says:

    sir what shall i do, i haven’t got the admit card yet. Actually, i didn’t knew that admit card is given little later after the registration. Now, from one of my elders i have come to know about the admit card and it seems its too late for it to be printed. Please help out sir..!!

  20. Prithvi says:

    Teeth arrangement will be seen in medical test? If the Irregular arrangement of teeth ,the candidate will be disqualified?

  21. Mahendra Baghel says:

    Date 10\09\2017 ko exam time (kab se kab tak) please batane ka kasht kare

  22. Anonymous says:

    sir I also want to appear in nda examination. so for it what can I do . can u help me.

  23. raja rajan says:

    hello sir and sarvgyan team.my d.o.b.28/03\1999 .now i am already apply for september 2017.shall next time can i apply or not sir..please reply sir…

  24. Alekhya says:

    Why don’t u select girls?

  25. jatin says:

    in which date admit card are issued

  26. Arpit nayak says:

    Sir mujhe iski jarrorat hai

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