National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I), 2018

  1. VACANCIES– The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be as under :—
  • National Defence Academy: 335 (208 for Army, 55 for Navy and 72 for Air Force)
  • Naval Academy : 55


  • A candidate is required to specify clearly in the Online Application Form the Services for which he wishes to be considered in the order of his preference [1 to 4]. 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.
  1. Conditions Of Eligibility

(a) Nationality: A candidate must either be: (i) a citizen of India, or (ii) a subject of Bhutan, or (iii) a subject of Nepal,

  1. Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2002 are eligible.
  2. Educational Qualifications:
    (i) For Army:—12th passed or  appearing in any stream
    (ii)   For Air Force and Navy:— 12th passed or  appearing with Physics and Mathematics

NOTE-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.

  1. Fee
    Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/-
    SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from payment of fee
  2. Selection Procedure
  • Written Exam scheduled on 22nd April 2018
  • SSB interview by Army/Air Force/Navy

Written Exam Pattern

Mathematics 120 300 2.5 HRS
General Ability Test (GAT) 150 600 2.5 HRS
Total 900
SSB Interview 900


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General Ability Test

1. English 50 200
2. Physics 25 100
3. Chemistry & Biology 25 100
4. His/Geo/Eco/Polity/Current/Defence 50 200
Total 150 600

Marking Pattern

  • Maths- 2.5 Marks for every right answer
  • GAT-4 Marks for every right answerOTS

Negative Marking-

  • Maths- 0.83 for every wrong answer
  • GAT –1.33 for every wrong answer
  1. HOW TO APPLY : Candidates are required to apply online by using the website
  2. LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:  The Online Applications can be filled from 10.1.2018 to 5.2.2018 till 6.00 PM.

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website ( for being downloaded by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e-mail id while filling up online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them.

  1. Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit Minimum Height-157 cms (162.5 for Air Force)

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Click here to apply online– Link to be updated on 10.01.2018

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