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

nda exam 2017NDA 2 Result 2017 has been declared on 1st November 2017. NDA (National Defence Academy) is a premier institute that trains the cadets (candidates) to get selected for Indian Armed Forces (Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy) as officers. Candidates may approach the academy by qualifying a national level entrance examination (NDA 2017) which is organized by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). Through this article, candidates can check detailed information about result, cut-off, selection procedure.

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NDA-II 2017 Notifications:

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NDA 2 Result 2017 has been declared on 1st November 2017. Click here to get result details.

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NDA 2 Answer Key 2017 (Institutional) have been released now.Click here for answer key details.

Question Papers of NDA (2) 2017 examination have been released officially.Click here for question paper details.

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

Notice has been released about NDA (2) Admit Card 2017. Click here for admit card details.

List of 335 candidates those application forms have been rejected due to no fee payment is released. Such candidates may appeal within 10 days. Check here for details.

NDA (I) 2017 Result has been declared on 18th July 2017. Click here for result details.

NDA (II) 2016 Final Result has been declared on 15th June 2017. Click here for result.

NDA (1) 2017 Answer Key and Question Papers has been released now. Click here for Answer Key.

NDA-2 2017 Notification & Application Form has been released on 7th June 2017. Click here for NDA (2) 2017 details.

Notice has been released for NDA-I 2017 Admit Card for the candidates of Delhi & Non Delhi centres. Click here for Notice.

NDA-I 2017 Admit Card for Delhi Centres candidates has been released now. Click here for Admit Card.

NDA-I 2017 Admit Card has been released from 29th March 2017 for the candidates of Non Delhi Centres. Click here for Admit Card.

Notice has been released about Important Instructions for Admit Card. Click here for Notice.

List of Rejected Application due to non payment of the application fee has been released. Click here to view List.

Click Here to view NDA-I Notification.

NDA 2017 Exam Dates

NDA 2017 notification for exam dates and academic calendar has been released by UPSC. As NDA exam 2017 was held twice in the year 2017. The authority has been released the exam dates for both exam session. The exam date is the subject to change by the conducting body, students are suggested to visit this page regularly for latest updates. NDA 2017 exam dates are mentioned below:

EventsDates (NDA I)Dates (NDA II)
Notification release18th January, 20177th June 2017
Application form release18th January, 20177th June 2017
Last date to submit the application form10th February, 201730th June 2017 (6:00 PM)
Admit card release29th March 201714th August 2017
Exam date23rd April, 201710th September 2017
Result declaration18th July 20171st November 2017

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NDA Result 2017

The NDA 2017 Result has been provided to students via online mode. Candidates can check the result through the official site of UPSC (link is given above). Candidates are advised to take printout of the result and keep it safe till the selection procedure. NDA 2017 written result and final result of selected candidates will be declared separately. Before SSB round, the written result has been declared. Selected candidates in written examination will be called for further admission process.

NDA 2017 Cut-off

Cut-off for NDA 2017 examination will be released by UPSC. Cut-off is the minimum marks required by the candidates to get selected for the final stage of the examination. Cut-off depends upon various factors like number of students appeared in the exam, difficulty level of the exam, etc. The cut-off will be released for both stages of the examination. For reference, candidates can check here the previous year cut-off of NDA exam:

Exam StageCut-off Marks
Stage-I written exam (Out of 900 marks)288 (with at least 25% marks in each subject)
Final Stage (Out of 1800 marks)656

 NDA 2018

NDA 2018 exam will be held for candidates, those want entry in Defence Forces like Navy, Army & Air Force. This exam is regulated by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). NDA exam will be organized two times in a year i.e. NDA I and NDA II. The application form will be provided through online mode.

Selection Procedure (SSB Interview)

Candidate’s selection will be based on the marks scored by the candidates in the written test and SSB interview. The SSB interview 2017 consist of two stages i.e. stage I and stage II. The stage (I) will consist of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) and Picture Perception & Description Test (PP & DT). The stage (II) will comprise of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These test will be organized over 4 or 5 days. Entire process will carry 900 marks.

NDA 2017 Answer Key

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

NDA 2017 Admit Card

The NDA 2017 Admit Card has been released by the authority through online mode on 14th August 2017. Candidates can download the admit card through the official portal of UPSC (link is given above) . There is not any other method except online is entertained to get the admit card available. Candidates note down it is mandatory to bring the admit card at the examination center.

NDA Exam Pattern

  • Sections: The NDA entrance examination will be asked in two subsequent sections; written test and intelligence & personality test.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper of written test will contain objective type questions and sectioned in code 1 & 2.
  • Marks for Code 1: Code 1 will comprise of Mathematics questions of 300 marks while code 2 will comprise of general ability questions of 600 marks.
  • Marks for Code 2: Code 2 will be divided in 2 sections as A & B. Section A will cover Math of 200 marks while section B will cover general knowledge of 400 marks.
  • Language: The paper will be of both language Hindi & English.
  • Answering Method: Each question will have four optional answer candidates have to choose the right one only.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking for incorrect response given by candidates in the objective type questions.
  • Candidates use only black ball pen to mark answers.
  • Subjects: The NDA exam paper will be consisted of two parts i.e. Mathematics and General Ability Test.
  • Mode of Exam: The paper will be held through offline mode.

The NDA 2017 exam pattern is mentioned below:

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 schedule must be well-planned and organized. Prepare for the exam as per the syllabus. Include the best preparation books and earlier years question papers in your study materials. To clear NDA exam only written test is not the key you should be physically and mentally fit to clear the selection process (SSB).

NDA 2017 Syllabus

The NDA syllabus has been divided into two sections Mathematics and General Ability Test. The General Ability Test section will contain questions from different topics such as English, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Geography and Current Events. For better preparations candidates can prepare for the exam from the above mentioned topics.

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: NDA stands for National Defence Academy; a premier institute in India that provides training to prepare the cadets (trainees) for Indian Armed Forces like the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force.
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.The candidates also have to clear physical examination before final selection.
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. There is no limitation to the number of attempts a candidate can take for this exam as far as he meets the eligibility criteria in terms of age and other factors.
Answer: Only unmarried male candidates within the age limit of 16.5 years to 19 years can apply for this exam provided they have studied Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry in their intermediate exam. Candidates who have passed intermediate exams or are appearing for it can also apply for this exam.
Answer: The written exam is taken in two parts namely Mathematics and General Ability that includes questions on Physics, Chemistry, General Science, General Awareness, Current Affairs, geography, History and English.
Answer: There are three streams under NDA, in which a candidate can seek entry as per his interest and educational qualification. The streams are namely Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Armed Forces.
Answer: The syllabus of NDA is vast as it has algebra, trigonometry, calculus, geometry etc. in the mathematics section, and you need to be through with the NCERT syllabus of mathematics of Class 12. Also, one should have a throughout knowledge of the freedom movement, current affairs, geography, cultural events, sports events, physics, chemistry, English etc.
Answer: Girls are not eligible for the exam. However, they can look for various options in Indian Defence after they have attained the age of 19 years.
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 2017 Application Form

  • The NDA 2017 Application Form can be filled and submitted via online process through the website.
  • The application form was released from 7th June, 2017 (for NDA II).
  • Candidates are suggested to fill the application form carefully.
  • No change will be permitted after final submitting the application form.
  • Candidates should keep ready the scanned images of photograph & signature in prescribed size and format before filling the application form.
  • The last date of filling application form for NDA (II) 2017 was 30th June 2017.
  • Candidates must note down that there is no need to send the printed application form to the authority.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee for general & OBC candidates is Rs. 100/-.
  • SC/ST candidates and wards of JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from examination fee.
  • The application fee payment can be done via cash payment in any branch of SBI Bank or through SBI Bank net banking, visa/master/debit card.

Check How to Fill NDA Application Form (step by step)

NDA Eligibility Criteria

NDA 2017 eligibility criteria is prescribed by the UPSC is same as in 2016. No change is marked for year 2017. The eligibility criteria is defined in four categories like Nationality, Marital Status, Age limit, Educational Qualification and Physical Standard. Candidates should strictly meet the eligibility criteria for appearing this exam. The detailed criteria is as following:


Required Standard

NationalityCandidate must be a citizen of India/ a subject of Bhutan/ a subject of Nepal/ a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Marital StatusOnly unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply.
Age LimitFor NDA I, candidates born not before 2nd July, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2001 are eligible to apply.

For NDA II, students not born before 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2002 are eligible to apply.

Educational QualificationFor Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Candidates must have passed 12th or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics subjects from any State Education Board or a University.

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: candidates must have passed class 12th or equivalent exam organized by any State Education Board or a University.

12th or equivalent exam appearing candidates are also eligible to apply.

Physical StandardsCandidates should be physically fit as per to the guidelines set by National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination.

Candidates who have resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces are not eligible to apply.

Check here for detailed NDA 2017 eligibility criteria.

If you have any query related to NDA 2017, you may leave your comments below in the comment box.

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  1. Prince pal says:

    Sir I want to be nda exam conduct so tell me date I study 12th standard

  2. Yash says:

    Can written exam papers rechecked, I think i am pass but my no is not in PDF result for NDA 2 2017

  3. Yash says:

    Can I recheck my answer sheet of NDA 2 2017 written test held by UPSC

  4. jatin mahlawat says:

    I want to give nda exam in 2018 what is date of exam and criteria for it

  5. Rakesh Kumar Yadav says:

    sir nda2 written exam ka result kb tak aayega

  6. shubham prakash says:

    Sir when the NDA form release next

  7. kunal pal says:

    i want to give NDA exams in 2018 what is the date and whis is the criteria of it.

  8. ganesh kasbe says:

    is here negative marking system

  9. Your Name... says:

    is here negative marking system

  10. parveen says:

    sir meri age 19 ki january 2018 m ho jayegi kya m January m farm bhar Sakta hu

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