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NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY & NAVAL ACADEMY EXAMINATION, 2022
Date of notification NDA & NA 2022 Exam : 18th May 2022
Last date of form submission NDA & NA 2022 Exam: 7th June, 2022 till 6:00 PM
NDA & NA 2022 Exam Date: 4th September 2022
NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY AND NAVAL ACADEMY EXAMINATION
NDA exam is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). Recruitment of candidates to Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the National Defence Academy (NDA), is through National Defence Academy Entrance Exam which is held twice a year, generally in the month of April and September.
The participants applying for the NDA & NA examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be provisional subject to complete the prescribed eligibility conditions.
The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this NDA & NA (2) Examination will be held under:
National Defence Academy:
NAVAL Academy (10 + 2 Cade Entry Scheme)
30 (for male candidates only)
Posts Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of National Defence Academy, and Indian Naval Academy.
Participants need to apply on NDA & NA only online, and detailed instructions for filling up online applications that are available on the below mentioned website.
UPSC NDA Eligibility Criteria : A participant must be unmarried and must be:
(a) Nationality : A candidate must be unmarried male/female and must be :
(i) a citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
A certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
(b) NDA Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status : A candidate must be an unmarried male/female and have born not earlier than 2nd July, 2003 and not later than 1st July, 2006 are eligible.
(c) UPSC-NDA New Educational Qualifications:
1. For NDA Army wing of National Defence Academy:- 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
2. For NDA Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:
12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply.
Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this NDA & NA examination.
Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the 12th class or equivalent examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing the 12th class or equivalent examination by the prescribed date (i.e. 24th June, 2023) and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of Board/University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever.
(d) UPSC NDA Physical Standards : Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2022 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV of Notification. A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.
(e) How To Apply UPSC NDA & NA Application Form :
Candidates are required to apply NDA & NA Application form Online by using the website www.upsconline.nic.in
Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in Appendix-II (A) detailed instructions are available on the above-mentioned website.
The Commission has introduced the facility of withdrawal of NDA Application for those candidates who do not want to appear for the Examination. In this regard, Instructions are mentioned in Appendix-II (B) of this Examination Notice.
The online NDA Applications can be withdrawn from 14.06.2022 to 20.06.2022 till 6:00 PM. Detailed instructions regarding withdrawal of Applications is available at Appendix-II (B)
(f) NDA & NA Application FEE : Candidates (excepting SC/ST candidates/female candidates/Wards of JCOs/NCOs/ ORs specified in Note 2 below who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees one hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.
(g)NDA & NA e-Admit Card: The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the NDA examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website (upsconline.nic.in) for being downloaded by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide a valid & active e-mail ID while filling up the online NDA application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them.
UPSC NDA Examination Centers
The NDA & NA Examination will be held at the following centers:
AGARTALA, GHAZIABAD, PANAJI (GOA), AGRA, GORAKHPUR, PATNA, AJMER, GURGAON, PORT BLAIR, AHMEDABAD, GWALIOR, PRAYAGRAJ (ALLAHABAD), AIZAWL, HYDERABAD, PUDUCHERRY, ALIGARH, IMPHAL, PUNE, ALMORA (UTTARAKHAND), INDORE, RAIPUR, ANANTPUR (ANDHRA PRADESH), ITANAGAR, RAJKOT, AURANGABAD, JABALPUR, RANCHI, BENGALURU, JAIPUR, SAMBALPUR, BAREILLY, JAMMU, SHILLONG, BHOPAL, JODHPUR, SHIMLA, BILASPUR, JORHAT, SILIGURI, CHANDIGARH, KOCHI, SRINAGAR, CHENNAI, KOHIMA, SRINAGAR (UTTARAKHAND), COIMBATORE, KOLKATA, THANE, CUTTACK, KOZHIKODE (CALICUT), THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEHRADUN, LEH, TIRUCHIRAPALLI, DELHI, LUCKNOW, TIRUPATI, DHARWAD, LUDHIANA, UDAIPUR, DISPUR, MADURAI, VARANASI, FARIDABAD, MUMBAI, VELLORE, GANGTOK, MYSORE, VIJAYAWADA, GAYA, NAGPUR, VISHAKHAPATNAM, GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR, NAVI MUMBAI, WARANGAL
TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE: Candidates appearing for NDA & NA SSB interview for the first time for a particular type of Commission i.e. Permanent or Short Service shall be entitled to AC III Tier to and fro railway fare or bus fare including reservation cum sleeper charges within the Indian limits. Candidates who apply again for the same type of Commission will not be entitled to traveling allowance on any subsequent occasion.
AFTER HAVING CLEARED THE NDA & NA WRITTEN EXAMINATION THE CANDIDATES SHOULD LOG ON TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES FOR THEIR SSB CENTRE & DATE OF INTERVIEW:-
ANOUNCEMENT OF THE RESULTS OF THE NDA WRITTEN EXAMINATION, INTERVIEW OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES, ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINAL RESULTS, AND ADMISSION TO THE TRAINING COURSES OF THE FINALLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
The Union Public Service Commission shall prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the NDA & NA written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion. Such candidates shall appear before a Services Selection Board for NDA & NA Intelligence and Personality Test where candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be assessed on Officers Potentiality and those for the Air Force in addition to the above will have to qualify Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS). Candidates with Air Force as one of the choices would also undergo CPSS if they qualify for SSB and are willing.
TWO-STAGE SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR NDA & NA EXAM:
For NDA & NA Exam two-stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. All the candidates will be put to stage-one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests. Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the Original Certificates along with one photocopy each of: (i) Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth, (ii) Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.
[ Note: EVERY CANDIDATE FOR THE FLYING BRANCH OF AIR FORCE IS GIVEN COMPUTERISED PILOT SELECTION SYSTEM (CPSS) (PILOT APTITUDE TEST) ONLY ONCE. THE GRADES SECURED BY HIM AT THE FIRST TEST WILL THEREFORE HOLD GOOD FOR EVERY SUBSEQUENT INTERVIEW HE HAS WITH THE AIR FORCE SELECTION BOARD. A CANDIDATE WHO FAILS IN THE CPSS CAN NOT APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO THE NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY EXAMINATION FOR THE FLYING BRANCH OF AIR FORCE WING OR GENERAL DUTIES (PILOT) BRANCH OR NAVAL AIR ARM ]