NDA 2016 Notification upsc.gov.in NA Exam (I) Online Application Form


National Defense Academy, NDA 2016 is an all India level entrance examination hosted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruiting applicants to the Indian Defense forces. UPSC has issued the notification for NDA / NA Exam (I) Online Application Form for conducting NDA 2016. So the candidates who want to make their career in Indian Army, Indian Navy and Air force can fill the online application form by following the steps as structured on this web page below. All the candidates who passed 12th class with science stream are eligible to fill application form of NDA 2016. This examination is conducted 2 times in the year.

Organization name

Exam Name

Hiring Process

Examination Will Be Held On

Last Date to Submit Application Form

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (NA)

Examination and interview

17th April 2016

29th January 2016

The candidates wishing to fill UPSC NDA 2016 Online Application form must acquaint themselves with the eligibility criteria which prevail for the examination. The following are the eligibility criterions required to appear in the aforesaid examination that is well framed on this page which is created by the team members of www.recruitmentlaunchers.com

National Defence Academy is located at Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra and it is one of first tri-service academy on planet. It is an iconic institution; it is a Joint Services academy from Indian Military, where cadets from the three services, the Military, the Navy and also the Air Force train together.

NDA Eligibility Criteria

Name of Posts:

  • National Defense Academy
  • Naval Academy [10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)

Essential eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant should be a citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibetan migrant who came to India before the 01 January, 1962 with the purpose of eternally settling in India.
  • Unmarried candidates are only eligible to appear in the NDA 2016 exam.
  • Job fighters must be physically fit in all respects and appliers must not be resigned or withdrawn from any armed force training in past.

Essential Qualification:

  • For National Defence Academy: Aspirants should have qualified 12th Class of 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
  • Naval Academy: Applicant should have possessed 10+2 educational level with physics and mathematics subjects.

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Age limit:

For NDA 1 2016 exam candidates must be Born after 2nd July 1997 but  not later than 1st July 2000 are eligible for NDA 1 2016. Relaxation in upper age will be applied as per government rules.

Application Fees Details:

  • General category appliers should have to pay Rs. 100/- as an application fee.
  • SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/Ors etc aspirants are exempted from application fee.

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Mode of payment:

Payment of application fee must be made 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/Master Credit/Debit Card.

Selection Process:

Consideration of the deserving applicant will be made on the basis of on their qualifying marks in NDA & NA Written Examination, Psychological Aptitude Test, Intelligence Test followed by SSB Interview process that will be conducted by UPSC.

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NDA Syllabus & Exam Pattern:

Syllabus: Examination is held on basic skills on Mathematics and General Ability Test.

  • Mathematics: It includes many topics like Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability and Probability.
  • General Ability: This test contains English, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, History Freedom Movement etc. and Current Events.

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Exam Pattern:

The exam will consist of objective type questions only. Written exam and Interview each contain 900 marks.

Subject Duration Marks
Mathematics 2 hours 30 minutes 300
General Ability Test 2 hours 30 minutes 600
Total Marks 900
SSB Test / Interview 900

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Steps to fill NDA Online Application Form:

Step 1 First of all go to official website of Union Public Service Commission which is www.upsconline.nic.in.
Step 2 On home page select “Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC”.
Step 3 Then on a new page choose “Press Here” link against Part I Registration.
Step 4 Now read all the details carefully and completely and fill the application form correctly.
Step 5 Make payment for application, select the examination centre and upload your passport size photograph and signature properly.
Step 6 Review all entries and hit on submit button.
Step 7 At last, take print out of filled in online application form for future use.

Procedure to Fill Online Application Form

Important dates to keep in Mind:

Last date to submit online form 29th January 2016
Exam date of NDA/NA (I) 17th April 2016


For more details about NDA Online Application Form 2016 applicants may go through the Official Notification.

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