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UPSC NDA / NA (II) 2016 Exam

Important Dates

  • Date of Notification: 18 June, 2016
  • Last Date to Apply: 15 July, 2016
  • Date of Exam: 18 September, 2016

Eligibility Criteria

For Army wing of NDA: You should have passed class 12th examination.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA: You should have passed class 12th examination with Physics and Mathematics.

NDA/NA Exam Pattern

There are two papers with objective type questions:

Subject Duration Questions Marks
Mathematics 2 hours 30 minutes 120 300
General Ability Test 2 hours 30 minutes 150 600
Total Marks  900
SSB Test/Interview 900

The papers in both the subjects consist of objective type questions only. There is penalty for wrong answers. General Ability Test paper is divided into two parts – Part A and Part B. Part A has 50 English questions and Part B has 100 General Knowledge questions.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will holding National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) Examination (II), 2016 for admission to the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force wings of the NDA for the 138th Course, and for the 100th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd July, 2017. UPSC NDA NA 2 examination scheduled to be held on 18th September 2016. Eligible Indian nationals apply online through UPSC Online Portal on or before 15th July 2016.


Name of the Examination

Total Vacancies (Approximate)

National Defence Academy (NDA)

355 (208 for Army, 55 for Navy and 92 for Air Force)

Naval Academy (NA I) (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)


Age Limit and Conditions: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2001 are eligible.

Educational Qualifications:

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy -> Matric with 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy -> Matric with 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.

Application Fee: For General and OBC Candidates are required to pay a fee of ₹ 100/- either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit Card. No fee for SC/ ST candidates/ Sons of JCOs/ NCOs/ ORs.

Selection Process: Written Examination (900 Marks) and SSB Test / Interview (900 Marks)

Scheme of Exam: (Objective Type Question Papers)




Maximum Marks



2 1/2 Hours


General Ability Test


2 1/2 Hours


Exam Centres: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

How to Apply: Eligible candidates are required to fill Online Applications through UPSC Online Application Portal up to 15/07/2016 till 11:59 PM.

For any guidance’s/ information/ clarification regarding their application, the candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No.011-23385271/ 011-23381125/ 011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs.

Important Dates:

The closing date for online applications 15/07/2016 till 11:59 PM
The last date for paying application fee (Pay by Cash mode) 14/07/2016 up to 23.59 hours
The last date for paying application fee (online Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking Payment mode) 15/07/2016 up to 23.59 hours UPSC NDA NA (II), 2016 Examination Date 18/09/2016.

NDA NA (II) Detailed Notification  Apply Online 

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