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

nda exam 2017NDA 2017 Answer Key has been released via online mode. 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). The examination is conducted two times in a year. NDA (I) 2017 was organized on 23rd April, 2017 and NDA (II) 2017 will be organized on 10th September, 2017. Through this article, candidates can check detailed information about application form, exam dates, qualification & age eligibility, syllabus & exam pattern.

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NDA 2017 Exam Dates

NDA 2017 notification for exam dates and academic calendar has been released by UPSC. As NDA exam 2017 will be 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
Admit card release29th March 2017one or two weeks before exam
Exam date23rd April, 201710th September 2017
Result declarationMay, 2017October, 2017

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NDA 2017 Answer Key

Answer keys and question papers of NDA 2017 examination has been released now. 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 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 Result 2017

The NDA 2017 Result will be provided to students after one month from the examination. Candidates can check the result through the official site of UPSC. 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 will be declared. Selected candidates in written examination will be called for further admission process.

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 Admit Card

The NDA 2017 Admit Card has been released by the authority from 5th April 2017 for Delhi Centres candidates. Candidates can download the admit card through the official portal of UPSC (link is given above). There is not any other method except online will be entertained to get the admit card available. Candidates note down it is mandatory to bring the admit card at the examination center.

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 18th January, 2017 (for NDA I) and 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 (I) 2017 was 10th February 2017 and for NDA (II) 2017 is 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.

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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  1. shivam singh says:

    I am born on 11/4/1999 I can attend the nda 2 exam

  2. shivam singh rajpoot says:

    Sir I am born 11-4-1999 do can I attempted nda 2 exam

  3. Your Name... says:

    can we apply for NDA2 even though..we have written..NDA1

  4. Amitmishra says:

    My eye sight weak am I eligibile for nda exam

  5. anant says:

    . i’m 12th pass out student nd in 12th i have bio not maths.. so can i give nda exam or not.

  6. Piyush agrawal says:

    When will NDA 2017 result going to announce of the written examination

  7. suhail ahmad lone says:

    what is the Cut off marks of nda NA 2017

  8. suhail ahmad lone says:

    result of nda na 2017

  9. suhail ahmad lone says:

    Sir,my d.o.b is 04/09/1999 can I apply for nda NA 2018

  10. Ashish Kumar rolan says:

    Sir, I got 35marks in mathematics can I eligible for airforce through Nda please reply

  11. mohit says:

    Sir nda (1) 2017 result kab tak ayega

  12. shiv singh says:

    Mai 12 ka student hu kya NDA 1&2 mei 11or 12 dono standard k question aate h ya sirf 12th ka
    Plzz help me..

  13. anuj says:

    when coming soon the result of nda 2017.
    tell me

  14. CH.Divyasri says:

    why girls are not eligible for this exam? airforce is also a good choice for girls then why they are not eligible…this is disgusting

  15. Sandeep says:

    Respect sir I have small doubt my date of birth 10-june-1998 I can’t write NDA (1) I know apply NDA (2)

  16. Arghyo Jyoti says:

    Sir, I missed the NDA 1.
    So in this condition can i apply for the NDA 2?
    Please kindly reply fast.

  17. Sandheep says:

    What is the use of attending nda exam

  18. ashok says:

    My age is 30/03/2000 sir.i can eligible to attempt NDA exam 2017 sep10

  19. vinit says:

    When will form of nda be organised…?

  20. parth says:

    Can i apply nda/na2 application without passing nda/na1

  21. Sourabh says:

    Candidates highest required

  22. LIJIN S NAIR says:

    I am born on 08/Nov/1998 i can attend the NDA II Exam …?

  23. Which books are best for prepar NDA exam? says:

    Sir,which books are best for prepare for NDA ii 2017,written exam?? please help me sir.!

  24. sakshi says:

    Sir gils is exam ko nhi de skti kya???

  25. Madhuranjan says:

    Can 12th studying students apply for nda2 2017??

  26. pavan says:

    sir how to calculate marks in maths and general ability

  27. sayyed sameer says:

    How many marks are required for selection in NDA

  28. Debraj saha says:

    I’m born on 02/03/2000, and I just attempt the HS exam 2017commerccomce stream, so do I can attempt the NDA exam 2017??

  29. Deepak says:

    I am born on 22/11/2000 ,so how many times i attempt nda exam . And can i attempt nda exam which held no 10 september 2017.

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