UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2010
Examination Notice no. 03/2010-NDA-I
NDA Entrance examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service
Commission on 18th April 2010, for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force
wings of the NDA for the 125th course and naval academy for the 45th 10+2
(Executive branch) course commencing from 30th December 2010. The approximate
number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be 335
(195 for the Army, 39 for Navy, 66 for the Air Force and 35 for the Executive
branch of Naval Academy).
Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of
training capacity of National Defence Academy.
A candidate is required to specify clearly in the application form the services
for which he wishes to be considered in the order of his preference. He is also
advised to indicate as many preferences as he wishes to opt so that having
regard to his rank in the order of merit due consideration can be given to his
preferences when making appointments.
Conditions of Eligibility
Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status : "Only unmarried male candidates born not
earlier than 2nd January 1992 and not later than 1st July, 1994 are eligible".
The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the
Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate
recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an
extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which must be
certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary
or an equivalent examination certificates. These certificates are required to be
submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the
examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits,
birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be
accepted. The expression Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate
in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned
Educational Qualifications :
(i) For Army wing of National Defence Academy :- 12th Class pass of the 10+2
pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State
Education Board or a University.
(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2
(Executive Branch) Course at the Naval Academy :- 12th Class pass of the 10+2
pattern of School Education or equilvalent with Physics and Mathematics
conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of
School Education or equivalent exmination can also apply for this examination.
SUCH CANDIDATES WHO QUALIFY THE SSB INTERVIEW BUT COULD NOT PRODUCE
MATRICULATION/10+2 OR EQUIVALENT CERTIFICATES IN ORIGINAL AT THE TIME OF SSB
INTERVIEW SHOULD FORWARD THE CERTIFICATES ALONG WITH PHOTO COPIES THEREOF TO 'ADDL
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF RECRUITING, ARMY HQ, WEST BLOCK-III, R.K.PURAM, NEW
DELHI-110 066' AND FOR NAVAL ACADEMY CANDIDATES TO NAVAL 'HEADQUARTERS,DMPR
(R&R) SECTION, ROOM NO 204, 'C' WING, SENA BHAWAN, NEW DELHI - 110 011' BY 5th
December, 2010 FAILING WHICH THEIR CANDIDATURE WILL BE CANCELLED. ALL OTHER
CANDIDATES WHO HAVE PRODUCE THEIR MATRICULATION AND 10+2 PASS OR EQUIVALENT
CERTIFICATES IN ORIGINAL AT THE TIME OF ATTENDING THE SSB INTERVIEW AND HAVE GOT
THE SAME VERIFIED BY THE SSB AUTHORITIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THE SAME TO
ARMY HQ OR NAVAL HQ AS THE CASE MAY BE. Certificates in original issued by the
Principals of the institutions are also acceptable in cases where
Boards/Universities have not yet issued certificates. Certified true
copies/Photostat copies of such certificates will not be accepted.
In exceptional cases the Commission may treat a candidate, who does not possess
any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule as educationally qualified
provided that he possesses qualifications, the standard of which in the opinion
of the Commission, justifies his admission to the examination.
Note 1 : Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for
Note 2 : Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the 12th class or
equivalent examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should
note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to
submit proof of passing the 12th class or equivalent examination by the
prescribed date (i.e. 5th December 2010) and no request for extending this date
will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of Board/University
Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever.
Note 3 : Candidates who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any
type of commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission
to the examination and if admitted, their candidature will be cancelled.
Note 4 : Those candidates who have failed INSB/PABT earlier are not eligible for
(d) Physical Standards :
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission
to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2010 as per
guidelines given in Appendix-V.
(e) A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any
of the training academics of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.
How to Apply: (a) The UPSC have developed an application form common for all their
examinations which can be processed on computerised machines. This application
form alongwith an Information Brochure containing general instructions for
filling up the form, an acknowledgement card and an envelope for sending the
application will be obtainable from the designated Head Post Offices/Post
Offices throughout the country as listed in Appendix-III of Notice against cash
payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees twenty only). Form should be purchased from the
designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices only and not from any other agency.
This form can be used only once and for only one examination. Candidates must
use the form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no
case use photocopy/reproduction/unauthorisedly printed copy of the Form. Since
this form is electronically scanned, due care should be taken to fill up the
application form, correctly. While filling up the application form, please refer
to detailed instructions given in Appendix-II of this Notice.
should also fill up in the relevant places of the Acknowledgement Card, their
Application Form Number (8-digit) and the name of the examination. The
applicants are required to affix the postage stamp of Rs. Six on the
Acknowledgement Card and send the same along with application form to UPSC. If
an applicant fails to affix the postage stamp of requisite amount his
acknowledgement card will not be dispatched and Commission will not be
responsible for non-receipt of acknowledgement cards by the applicant. The duly
filled in application form and the acknowledgement card should then be mailed in
the special envelope supplied with the Information Brochure. The candidate
should also write the name of examination viz. “National Defence Academy and
Naval Academy Examination-(I), 2010” on the envelope before despatching it to
“Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New
Delhi-110069”. Candidates should mention their Tele/Fax Nos.
(b) All candidates whether already in Govt. service, Government owned industrial
undertakings or other similar organisations or private employment should submit
their application direct to the Commission. If any candidate forwards his
application through his employer and it reaches the Union Public Service
Commission late, the application, even if submitted to the employer before the
closing date, will not be considered. Persons already in Government service
whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work charged employees other
than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public
Enterprises are however, required to submit an undertaking that they have
informed in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for
Address and last date for receipt of applications: All applications must reach
the “Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi-110069” either by hand or by post/speed post or by courier, on or
before 16th Nov. 2009
(i) The completed application form must reach the Secretary, Union Public
Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi 110069 on or before
16th November, 2009.
(ii) In respect of applications received only by post (by post/speed post) from
candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur,
Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul Spiti District and Pangi
Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
or Lakshadweep or abroad, the last date for receipt of applications is 23rd
Scheme of NDA Entrance Examination
1. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed
and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows :–
General Ability Test
2. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective
type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) OF MATHEMATICS AND PART
"b" OF GENERAL ABILITY TESTS WILL BE SET BILINGUALLY IN HINDI AS WELL AS
3. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions
involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
4. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no
circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for
5. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in
any or all the subjects at the examination.
6. The candidates are not permitted to use calculator or
Mathematical or logirithmic table for answering objective type papers (Test
Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination
Announcement of the Results of NDA (I) Written
Examination, Interview of qualified candidates, announcement of final results
and admission to the training courses of the finally qualified candidates :
The Union Public Service Commission shall prepare a list of
candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as
fixed by the Commission in their discretion. Such candidates shall appear before
a Services Selection Board for intelligence and Personality Test where
candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and 10+2 Executive branch of Naval
Academy will be assessed on officers potentiality and those for the Air Force in
Pilot Aptitude Test and for officers potentiality.
TWO STAGE SELECTION PROCEDURE
Two stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and
Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection
Boards. All the candidates will be put to stage one test on first day of
reporting at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards. Only those
candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second
stage/remaining tests. Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required
to submit the original Certificates along with one photocopy each of : (i)
original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of
birth; (ii) Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of
Candidates who appear before the Services Selection
Board and undergo the test there will do so at their own risk and will not be
entitled to claim any compensation or other relief from Government in respect of
any injury which they may sustain in the course of or as a result of any of the
tests given to them at the Services Selection Board whether due to the
negligence of any person or otherwise. Parents or guardians of the candidates
will be required to sign a certificate to this effect.
To be acceptable, candidates for the Army/Navy and
Naval Academy should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i)
Written examination and (ii) Officer potentiality test, as fixed by the
Commission in their discretion, and candidates for the Air Force should secure
the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination (ii) Officer
potentiality test, and (iii) Pilot Aptitude Test as fixed by the Commission in
Subject to these conditions the qualified candidates
will then be placed in the final order of merit on the basis of total marks
secured by them in the Written examination, and the Services Selection Board
Tests in three separate lists-one for the Army and the Navy, the second one for
the Air Force and the third for the Course at the Naval Academy. The names of
candidates who qualify for all the Services of NDA and the Naval Academy will
appear in all the three Merit Lists. The final selection for admission to the
Army and Naval Wings of the National Defence Academy will be made in order of
merit upto the number of vacancies available from the merit list for the Army
and Naval Wings, for the Air Force Wing from the merit list for the Air Force;
and for the Executive Branch of Naval Academy upto the number of vacancies
available from the merit list for the Naval Academy, subject to medical fitness
and suitability in all other respects. The candidates who are common to all the
three merit lists will be considered for selection from all the three lists with
reference to their order of preferences and in the event of their final
selection from one list, names will be cancelled from the other lists.
N.B. : Every candidate for the Air
Force is given Pilot Aptitude Test only once. The Grade secured by him at the
first test will there-fore hold good for every subsequent interview he has with
the Air Force Selection Board. A candidate who fails in the first Pilot
Aptitude Test cannot apply for admission to the National Defence Academy
Examination for the Air Force wing or General Duties (Pilot) Branch or Naval Air
Candidates who have been given the Pilot Aptitude
Test for any previous N.D.A. course should submit their application for this
examination for the Air Force Wing only if they have been notified as having
qualified in the Pilot Aptitude Test.
The form and manner of communication of the result of
the examination to individual candidates shall be decided by the Commission at
their discretion and the Commission will not enter into correspondence with them
regarding the result.
Success in the examination confers no right of
admission to the Academy. A candidate must satisfy the appointing authority that
he is suitable in all respects for admission to the Academy.