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UPSC or Union Public Service Commission has announced notification for the post of National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Exam II 2018. Total Vacancies are 383 and the last date to apply is 02-07-2018. Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for the posts. (यूपीएससी या संघ लोक सेवा आयोग ने राष्ट्रीय रक्षा अकादमी (एनडीए) और नौसेना अकादमी (एनए) परीक्षा II 2018 के पद के लिए अधिसूचना की घोषणा की है। कुल रिक्तियां 383 हैं और आवेदन करने की अंतिम तिथि 02-07-2018 है। केवल अविवाहित पुरुष उम्मीदवार पदों के लिए आवेदन करने के पात्र हैं।)

Vacancy Details - 

Name of the Post Total Vacancy
National Defence Academy 339
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) 44
Total 383

UPSC-LogoAbout UPSC - The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India's central recruiting agency. It is responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India services and group A & group B of Central services. The commission is headquartered at Dholpur House, in New Delhi and functions through its own secretariat. Vinay Mittal is its current Chairman of UPSC. (संघ लोक सेवा आयोग (यूपीएससी) भारत की केंद्रीय भर्ती एजेंसी है। यह अखिल भारतीय सेवाओं और केंद्रीय ए के समूह ए और समूह बी के लिए नियुक्तियों और परीक्षाओं के लिए जिम्मेदार है। आयोग का मुख्यालय ढोलपुर हाउस, नई दिल्ली में है और अपने स्वयं के सचिवालय के माध्यम से कार्य करता है। विनय मित्तल, यूपीएससी के मौजूदा अध्यक्ष हैं।)

Important Dates -

  • Starting Date for Apply Online: 06-06-2018
  • Last Date to Apply Online: 02-07-2018
  • Date for Exam: 09-09-2018
  • Date for Declaration of Written Exam Result: December 2018

The Examination will be held at the following 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.

Allotment of Centres will be on the first-apply-first-allot basis and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen.

For Salary Details - See Appendix V of the Official Notification.


National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Exam II


As per Govt Rules



Age Limit

Born not earlier than 02nd January, 2000 and not later than 1st January, 2003

Job Location

All India


Total - 383 Posts

Employment Type


Hiring Organization


Educational Qualification

(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 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:—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.

Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

Candidates who qualify the SSB interview but could not produce Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate in original at the time of SSB interview should forward duly self-attested Photocopies to ‘Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block.III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi110066’ and for Naval Academy candidates to ‘Naval Headquarters, DMPR, OI&R Section, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011’ by 24th June 2019.

Selection Process

The selection process is based on Written Test & SSB Interview.

The two-stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. All the candidates will be put to the stage-one test on the first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval 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 educational qualification.

Candidates for the Army/Navy/Naval Academy and Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion and (ii) Officer Potentiality Test as fixed by the Services Selection Board at their discretion.

Subject to these conditions the qualified candidates will then be placed in a single combined list on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written Examination and the Services Selection Board Tests. The final allocation/selection for admission to the Army, Navy, Air Force of the National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be made upto the number of vacancies available subject to eligibility, medical fitness and merit-cum-preference of the candidates.

Scheme of Examination - 

The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers of Mathematics & Part B of General Ability Test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English. The time duration for each paper is 2 ½ Hours.

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:-

Name of the Subject  Code Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 01 2½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 02 2½ Hours 600
Total     900
SSB/Interview     900

There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate. One third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. If a candidate gave more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer.

Height and Weight Parameters - 

The minimum acceptable height is 157 cms(162.5 cms. for Air Force). For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern regions of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable heights will be 5 cms. less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms.

For Army -

Height in cm (without shoes) Weight (16-17 years) Weight (17-18 years) Weight (18-19 years)
152 42.5 43 45
155 43.5 45.3 47
157 45 47 48
160 46.5 48 49
162 48 50 51
165 50 52 53
167 51 53 54
170 52.5 55 56
173 54.5 57 58
175 56 59 60
178 58 61 62
180 60 63 64.5
183 62.5 65 66.5

For Navy -

Height in cm (without shoes) Weight (16-17 years) Weight (17-18 years) Weight (18-19 years)
152 44 45 46
155 45 46 47
157 46 47 49
160 47 48 50
162 48 50 52
165 50 52 53
167 52 53 55
170 53 55 57
173 55 57 59
175 57 59 61
178 59 61 62
180 61 63 64
183 63 65 67

To meet the special requirement as a pilot in the Air Force the acceptable measurements of leg length, thigh length and sitting height will be as under :

Minimum: Leg Length - 99 cms, Sitting Height- 81.50 cms.

Maximum: Leg Length - 120.00 cms, Thigh Length - 64.00 cms, Sitting Height- 96 cms.

Chest should be well developed. Fully expanded chest should not be less than 81 cms. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms.

Distance Vision (Corrected): Better Eye 6/6; Worse Eye 6/9. Myopia should not be more than -2.5D including astigmatism and manifest hypermetropia not more than +3.5D including Astigmatism.

Physical conditioning: Prospective candidates are advised to keep themselves in good physical condition, by following the under mentioned routine:-

(a) Running 2.4 km in 15 minutes

(b) Skipping

(c) Pushups and sit ups (minimum 20 each)

(d) Chin ups (minimum 08)

(e) Rope climbing 3-4 metres.

How to apply

Application Fees - SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from payment of fees and Others have to pay Rs 100  fee.

Modes of Payment - a) Online Mode: Application Fees can be paid through Online mode - Debit card, Credit Card, Netbanking, Wallets or UPI.

b) Offline Mode: Visit any SBI Bank Branch for Challan Payment mode.

How to Apply - 1) Candidates are required to apply online by using the website - https://upsconline.nic.in/ Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in the Appendix-II.

2) Candidates need to register and upload scanned image and signature.

3) Candidates must ensure that their e.mail Ids given in their online applications are valid and active.

4) Candidates need to submit their application before 02-07-2018.

Candidates recommended by the Commission for interview by the Services Selection Board who have changed their addresses subsequent to the submission of their applications for the examination should immediately after the announcement of the result of the written part of the examination notify the changed address also to:—

For candidates with Army as first choice—Army Headquarters, A.G’s Branch, RTG (NDA Entry), West Block-III, Wing-1, R. K. Puram, New Delhi-110066, Phone No. 26175473.

For candidates with Navy/Naval Academy as the first choice— Naval Headquarters, Directorate of Manpower & Recruitment, OI&R Section, R. No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011, Phone No. 23010097/23011282.

For candidates with Air Force as first choice—Air Headquarters, Directorate of Personnel (Officers), PO 3 (A), Room No. 17, ‘J’ Block, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110106, Phone No. 23010231 Extn. 7645/7646/7610.

For Detailed Notification, Click here - Official Notification



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