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UPSC NDA and NA (I) 2017: Registrations now open!


UPSC NDA and NA (I) 2017: Registrations now open!

Candidates who wish to apply for the UPSC NDA and NA exam (I), 2017 should note that applications will be accepted through the official website only online. The last date for submitting applications is in February 2017.

By Snehal Naik 19th Jan, 2017 07:22 pm

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the NDA (National Defence Academy) NA (Indian Naval Academy) exam (I) on 23 April 2017 for admission into army, navy and air force wings of the National Defence Academy (NDA).

NDA and NA entrance exam important dates

Date of Notification


Date / (s) of Examination


Duration of Examination

One Day

Last Date for Receipt of Applications

6:00 pm


The last date for submitting your applications is 10 February 2017. As the process is going to be online only, we want you to carefully note circumstances that can make the UPSC reject your applications.

Applications are rejected by the UPSC due to the following reasons:

-- Bad quality of submitted photograph

-- Bad quality of submitted signature

-- Swapping of photograph with that of signature

-- Submission of photograph without the submission of the signature or photograph submitted at the place of signature as well.

-- Submission of signature only without the submission of the photograph or signature submitted at the place of photograph as well

-- Incomplete application as only PART-I of the application has been submitted

-- Transaction ID of the fees deposited against a particular application does not match

-- PART-I of the form submitted and paid fee as well, but did/could not complete PART-II

-- Non-submission of payment proof to the Commission within specified time in case of fictitious payment cases

Instructions for Filling the Online Application

1. Before filling up the form candidates are advised to carefully go through the Notification No.3/2017-NDA-I published in the Employment News dated 18.01.2017. The full Notification is also available in the "Examination Notice" submenu of the "Guidelines to the Candidates" menu.

2. Log on to to access the home page of the "ONLINE APPLICATION".

3. Click on "Online application for various examinations of UPSC".

4. Place the mouse over the 'Examination' menu. The link would display a set of two options namely "PART-I Registration" and "PART-II Registration".


5. When the candidate clicks on Click Here link for the particular examination (as indicated in step 4) he will be redirected to a new page for entering into PART-I Registration of Online Application.

6. Click on the Continue button to proceed for the PART-I Registration, which is divided into FOUR parts. Read all the instructions clearly while filling up the form.

7. After your PART-I online application procedure is over, TAKE A PRINT of the page by clicking on the “PRINT” option available.


8. Click on "Online application for various examinations of UPSC".

9. Place the mouse over the 'Examination' menu. Click on "PART-II Registration"

10. In the dialog box, fill in your REGISTRATION Id and Date of Birth (DOB)

11. Complete the fee payment (cash/card/net banking) and DO NOT FORGET to take relevant printouts as payment proofs.

12. Choose the examination centres from the drop-down menu

13. Follow the instructions while submitting photographs and signatures

14. Go through the contents of the ‘Declaration’. You will be able to submit your application ONLY by accepting to ‘I have read Declaration & Agree'

15. Candidates must go through the official notice available on the UPSC website.

Click here to apply online.

Expert Tips to Apply Online

1. Read all the instructions and the detailed instructions carefully before starting the application process because changes cannot be made once you have submitted the form.

2. Online submission of application can only be made at website

3. Enter all the required details in the prescribed format.

4. Remember to fill in the Mandatory fields are marked with * (asterisk) sign.

5. Candidate must press “I agree” button after he finds that information supplied by him is in order and no correction is required. Thereafter no correction/modification shall be allowed.

6. The documents needed are

(i) Scanned photograph (JPEG image, 140 pixel height x 110 pixel width, Bit Depth should be 24 bit, file size should be less than 40 kb and more than 3kb)

(ii) Scanned signature (JPEG image, 110 pixel height x 140 pixel width, Bit Depth should be 24 bit, file size should be less than 40 kb and more than 1kb)

7. The Online Application Form is available in English and in Hindi Language but it can be filled in English Language only.

Educational Qualification

National Defence Academy: All the candidates who are interested in applying for this academy need to have cleared Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognised board/university.

Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the class 12 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:  All the candidates interested in applying for this post need to have cleared Class 12 or equivalent from a recognised board/university with physics and mathematics as compulsory subjects.

Those applicants who are currently enrolled in Class 12 are also eligible to apply for the same.

Applications Fees

Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 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/MasterCard Credit/Debit Card. All the candidates need to pay Rs 100 for each application form.

Note: The sons of serving/ex-Junior Commissioned Officers/NonCommissioned Officers/Other Ranks of Army and equivalent ranks in the Indian Navy/Indian Air Force are exempted from paying the fee if they are studying in Military School (formerly known as King George's School)/Sainik School run by Sainik Schools Society.

Paper Pattern

The NDA/NA Examination is held in two stages. In stage one, the written examination is conducted wherein the candidates have to attempt two papers. All the questions in both papers are objective-type questions.

Paper 1: Mathematics: 150 minutes, 300 marks

Paper 2: General Ability Test: 150 minutes, 600 marks

Total: 900 marks for the written examination

SSB Test/Interview: 900 marks

Read More:

 NDA Selection Procedure

NDA 2017 Exam Syllabus 

NDA Previous Year Question Papers

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