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UPSC NDA/NA Exam Notification 2016

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) Examinations for 2016. This is an excellent opportunity for eligible Indian natives to join the Indian Army. Candidates who have passed Class 12 are eligible for this examination. Here are the details of the NDA/NA Examination 2016 notification.

Recruitment Process:

Candidates who clear the written examination conducted by UPSC will be granted the opportunity to join the Indian Army. The selected candidates will undergo a 4-year BTech course and will be given an opportunity to join the executive and technical branches of the Navy subject to the availability of vacancy.

Number of Vacancies:

National Defence Academy: 320 (Army: 208; Navy: 42; Air Force: 70)

Naval Academy: 55

Total: 375   

Important Dates:

Candidates who are willing to apply to the NDA/NA Examination can apply through the UPSC website starting from 2 January 2016. The application end date is 29 January 2016.

Examination Centres:

NDA/NA Examination 2016 will be conducted in all the cities in India.


Candidates who have passed 10+2.

They should be born between 2nd July 1997 and 1st July 2000.

Only unmarried male candidates are eligible.

Examination Fee:

Candidates are required to pay the examination fee of Rs 100 either by depositing the money in any State Bank of India branch or through Internet Banking.

Examination 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

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