NDA 2017: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

nda exam 2017NDA (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 will be 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.

Application Form Exam Pattern Eligibility

Syllabus FAQs

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NDA-I 2017 Notifications – Admit Card Released

newiconNDA-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 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 releaseone or two weeks before examone or two weeks before exam
Exam date23rd April, 201710th September 2017
Result declarationMay, 2017October, 2017

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NDA 2017 Admit Card

The NDA 2017 Admit Card has been released by the authority from 29th March 2017 for Non Delhi Centres. 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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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.

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

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  1. Shyni Dileep says:

    My son not able to see his one eye–can he apply

  2. Tejram Saudagar says:

    I am 12th appearing student.
    my clavical bone was fractured 3 months ago.I can apply for NDA. My height is 5 feet ,3 inch.

  3. RANJIT MAHATO says:

    I want to

  4. siyam sheikh says:

    my height is 5.4 inch and is 12th percentage plays any role in NDA examination

  5. Naimish says:

    I need to know the address of bariley centre and that this year is my 12 i will be appearing for board in 2017 am i elidible??i have applied…will i need to enroal once agai in 2017???

  6. Manish says:

    Hello sir, can i apply (NDA II)
    My D.O.B is 07-12-1998
    Please Sir reply me…
    Thank you

  7. amit singh says:

    Hello sir Maine is sal 12 ka exam dia h mera subject BIOLOGY hai kya mai appy kr sakta hu

  8. Kumar Anup says:

    Indian navy me 12 me percentage kitna jaruri hota h mai PCM SE HU

  9. MANOJ KHATRI says:

    Does NDA admit children at earlier age also? I mean after cass VII?

  10. anusheel tiwari says:

    second exam held in which date and from which site i will fill form me in class 12 ………and 12 me kitne percentage jaruri h

  11. chandan pandey says:

    My d.o.b is 25/1/1998. M I eligible for nda 1 2017

  12. saman says:

    Sir m born in 9 Jan 2000….. M eligible for the nda exams or not… And m female

  13. saurabh magar says:

    My Date of Birth is 01-04-1998 can i eligible for nda 1st exam 2017

  14. deepak vats says:

    actually sir my date of birth is 18-10-1998 …and i want to ask ..how many chance i do have for nda ?

  15. Bhavuk thakur says:

    i want to fill the form of nda 2017. i am student of 12,but i am not finding any form onlne…can you link me on website plz.i will really be thankful

  16. RAHUL SHARMA says:

    Minimum marks to clear the NDA exam..

  17. amar ray says:

    Hello sir kya +2 arts or commerce wale nda exam de sakten hai.

  18. Nitesh Kumar says:

    sir NDA exam1 2016 ka result KB tk aayega

  19. Deepti naik says:

    I’m Bron on 18-2-1999. Am I eligible for writing NDA exams of 2017. I’m a female. And what Is the maximum percentage have to scored in 12th.??

  20. Pappu kumar says:

    I m in 12 n i m going give nda 2017 but i have qiestion that in childhood my one get hand get fracture i can clear the medical test

    • Hanif Khan says:

      yes you can. But before appearing medical you should consult related doctor and get a scan for your concern.

  21. rishabh says:

    what is the minimum % required for lateral entry in nda in 12 class ?

  22. Jaseela says:

    Sir, India is in extreme happiness when the government has given approval for women fighter pilots for the nation.This marks the respect given for women in the country. As far, for the women aspirants who aims to work for the nation through IAF,it is a disappointment that men is only eligible for NDA examination. It’s now hard for the women who dreams to fly for the nation to accomplish their goal.Humbly requesting for extension of eligibility criteria of NDA examination for women and thus to signify the equality in our nation,

  23. Sukhbeer singh says:

    Sir i am 12passed and my D.O.B. 7 january 1998 i am apply this form

  24. Bhavuk thakur says:

    sir can you give e latest updates about nda on my email plz.I will be really thankful to you

  25. subham negi says:

    sir iam 12th pass student for pcm group 70% in my 12 class do i fil the nda form for 2017 dob 22/2/2000

  26. karan mathur says:

    my dob is 19/1/2000 am i eliginle

  27. bhaskarnakkella says:

    Sir,My date of birth is 19 September 2000
    Am I eligible for writing NDA-2 exam 2016

  28. Gaurav says:

    Sir my date of birth is 26/3/1998 can I apply for NDA 2017

  29. Prithvi raj says:

    Which publication book I should prefer for NDA exam?And how can I give my best in the examination?

  30. abhiram says:

    i am studying in 11th. can i write Nda exam?

  31. Aswin says:

    My DOB is 09-04-1999
    Can i apply for 2017 April nda exam.

  32. ananya says:

    can a girl give nda exam after 12 science in year 2017

  33. ananya says:

    Sir,i am a girl so, can i give exam of nda held on april and after it can i join army.

    • Hanif Khan says:

      No girls are not allowed through NDA. However you can join army through other way like nursing, OTA etc.

  34. ananya says:

    i want to know how can a girl join indian army after 12 science please explain me the whole process like through OTA and other exam.

  35. Vishvjeet Singh says:

    I am currently studying in 12th standard. When can I apply for NDA and for which year?

  36. jyothi says:

    when a restricted country like pakistan has women commendo team why indian military is partial and supports and encourages only male

  37. Ujjawal meghani says:

    Sir i hve passed 12th at this session so now this is importemt that in graduation i hve to do bsc… from pcm ya another stream ya i can do any degree so it is neccesarry or not??
    and my dob is 03/12/1998 So how many time i can given this exam…
    will u please tell sir as soob as possible…

  38. Bhavya Bhatnagar says:

    how many times can a person give the nda exam?

  39. suresh thallapudi says:

    sir 1-6-1998 is my databirth iam elgeble to nda second notification sir

  40. suresh thallapudi says:

    sir 1-6-1998 is my detabirth elgeble that nda 2017 second notification

  41. Goutham says:

    In which colleges can we study if we get through this NDA exam?

  42. Jaseela says:

    sir ….
    Iam only 152cm tall…. can I become an IAF pilot through afcat examination

  43. abhishek says:

    My D OB is 13/06/1999 can I apply for nda in 2017 June

  44. Bedatroyee says:

    will girls be allowed for nda?

  45. Datta says:

    How many time can we write the NDA exam if we failed ???

  46. Anubhav Dutta says:

    Sir,i will b appearing my class 12th on March next year and my results will b out on May but the nda exam is scheduled on april.So,wil i b eligible to take the test.

  47. bishu says:

    sir my date of birth is 01/01/1998 so can I appear in NDA exam in the year of 2017

  48. A. HRIIYIO says:


  49. sumit says:

    My dob 07/06/1999 can i apply for nda1 2018 exam please sir tell me

  50. vivek kotiya says:

    Sir kya ssb interview ke liye english me bolana jaruri hai . hindi mein nahi bol sakte. please reply Me sir kya chasme wale nda ke medical mein pass ho sakete hai

    • Mohit Negi says:

      As per SSB official’s you should speak in English, Alt least you must try to speak in English, though you may use Hindi sentence in between, but you should always try to debate in English. There is a standard for correct eye, you must fulfill that.

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