NDA 2017 Examination- Countdown Starts!

NDA (National Defense Academy) is one of the most famous and reputed examinations conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).Millions of youths every year dream to join this prestigious institute and serves the nation. Our current and former defense chiefs are from this prestigious institute.

NDA 2017 Examination

In this post, I am going to share some details about NDA exam which will help you to plan for NDA well.

About NDA

NDA is a premier institute that trains the cadets (candidates) to get selected for Indian Armed Forces (Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy) as officers. Candidates may approach the academy by qualifying a national level entrance examination (NDA 2017) which is organized by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).

NDA Exam Important Dates

Here are some of the probable dates for the NDA exam. Usually, NDA exam is being conducted twice a year for selecting the best.
The below dates are in compare to the NDA 2017. Although every year the dates will be almost similar regarding month.

Dates (NDA I)
Dates (NDA II)
Notification release
18th January 2017
7th June 2017
Application form release
18th January 2017
7th June 2017
The last date to submit the application form
10th February 2017
30th June 2017
Admit card release
one or two weeks before the exam
one or two weeks before the exam
Exam date
23rd April 2017
10th September 2017
NDA Result declaration
May 2017
October 2017
You are also advisable to check the official site for any changes in the timings and updated information.

Application Procedure

  • The NDA 2017 Application Form will be filled and submitted via online process through the official site of UPSC.
  • The application form will be released as per the schedule provided above.
  • No change will be permitted after final submitting the application form.
  • Candidates should keep ready the scanned images of photograph & signature in prescribed size and format before filling the application form.

Candidates must note down that there is no need to send the printed application form to the authority.

NDA Form Fee

  • The application fee for General & OBC candidates is INR 100
  • SC/ST candidates and wards of JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from examination fee.
  • The application fee payment can be made via cash payment in any branch of SBI Bank or through net banking, visa/master/debit card.

Educational Qualification

For Army Wing of National Defense Academy: Candidates must have passed Class 12th or equivalent exam organized by any State Education Board or a University.

  • 12th or equivalent exam appearing candidates are also eligible to apply.

Examination Patterns- Marks

Here is the distribution of marks per paper for the NDA examination paper-

Maximum Marks
2 1/2 Hours
General Ability Test
2 1/2 Hours
SSB Test/Interview


This was all about NDA examination. I hope you got a fair idea about the one of the prestigious examination of India for youth. One must try for NDA at least once in life. No matter you are getting selected or not, but it will give you a lifetime experience.
Do share your experience you have ever appeared for the NDA.

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