NDA 2017 Application Form

Overview :

NDA is the national training academy. This academy gives army specific training to the selected candidates in the NDA exam. The NDA is the ideal institution for the best youth in the country who want to be an army officer. This academy is established on 7th September 1954 and founded by the Jawaharlal Nehru (ex-prime minister of India) on 6 October 1949. Likewise, every year, this year NDA 2017 exam is conducted by UPSC on 23 April 2017 across the country. This exam is organized two times in a year, NDA-1 in the month of April and NDA 2 in the month of September. All the details regarding NDA exam will be provided on the official website of the UPSC. This is the great opening for the youth who want to choose defense as the career. If you are fascinated by the Army and want to serve our country, then you can apply for NDA.

Brief Note on UPSC: UPSC is established by the government of India (GOI) on 1 October 1926.It is the national sponsor who conducts the NDA.Its official website is www.upsc.gov.in where you can find all the notification regarding NDA 2017.  The headquarters of the UPSC is located in New Delhi, India. The current chairman of UPSC is Mr. David Reid Syiemlieh.

Every year, a large number of candidates apply for the NDA exam and the amount of application is increasing year by year which is making the competition hard-hitting. To apply for NDA 2017, first, you must need to go through all the details regarding it. Let us explain you the vacancy details, eligibility criteria, application procedure, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus and selection procedure. Don’t worry, to know all this you do not need to go anywhere we will clarify you all the fine points concerning NDA 2017.

Vacancy Details :

Wait is over!! The UPSC has announced the details about the NDA vacancy 2017. Total 355 posts (APPROX.) are vacant for NDA 2017. The vacancy details are divided among the three sections: Indian Naval Academy, Indian Air Force academy and Indian Military Academy.

Indian Naval Academy

92 Posts

Indian Air Force academy

208 Posts 

Indian Military Academy

55 Posts


These are the total vacancies which are divided among the three armed forces of the country. Let us move on to the eligibility criteria NDA 2017.

Eligibility Criteria :

Before moving further, you must check if you are eligible for the NDA recruitment 2017. The salient points to be considered during figuring out eligibility criteria is Educational qualification, Age limit, and nationality. Let us check whether you are satisfying the eligibility standards of NDA 2017 or not.

*important note- only unmarried male candidates can apply for NDA 2017.

Age Relaxation

There is age relaxation for the reserved category which comes under the government norms. You can check for it more. Visit http://nda.nic.in/ .

Educational Qualification (Indian Naval Academy, Indian Air Force academy and Indian Military Academy).

10+2 or its equivalent passed or pursuing from government recognized Institute or board.

Age Limit

18- 20 years


Candidates must have Indian Nationality. A Bhutan or Nepal, Tibetan refugee came to India before 1st January,1962 are allowed but they shouldhave the intention to settle permanently in India.

Physical standards

After written exam the medical examination will be held by the SSB to ensure, Candidates physical fitness. Medical tests like Gynecomastia, Tonsillitis, Varicocele, Overweight/Underweight, Undersized Chest, Piles, Wax (Ears), Deviated Nasal Septum, Hydrocele/ Phimosis.


Special requirement for Air force pilot

Special OR Specific Requirements for Air Force Pilot

Leg length            =99.00cm 120.00cm

Thigh length       =Max 64.00cm

Sitting height     =81.50cm 96.00cm


How to Apply :

If you are satisfying the eligibility criteria, you must follow the application procedure. Here we will elaborate all the steps for the application NDA 2017. To fill the online application form, you have to visit the official website of the UPSC http://www.upsc.gov.in/.The form will have two parts, you have to fill it one by one. In order to your convenience, we will describe all the steps for NDA 2017 application procedure.

How to apply for NDA 2017?

  • Visit the official website www.upsc.gov.in
  • You will land on the homepage of UPSC, from there select NDA notification.
  •  Now click on the notification of recruitment process NDA 2017.
  •  When you will click on that notification, the form will be displayed along with the instruction set. The form will be divided into two parts.
  •  Firstly, you have to fill part -1 which consist of your personal details.
  •  Read carefully all the instruction stated in it.
  • After reading all the instructions, fill the part-1 of the NDA 2017application form.
  • Fill all the information correctly otherwise your form will be rejected.
  • Upload you scanned photograph and signature, in required column. This will appear in the Part-2 form.
  • Read sensibly all the details after filling it in the form. Make the correct changes which are required in the form and read it again.
  • If your data is correct then click on the submit button.
  • Pay the requisite fees for the application form NDA 2017.
  • Now, the confirmation page will display.
  •  Take out theof the application form and close all the tabs.
  • Your application form is submitted now. You will get an update in your e- mail account.

These steps are the expanded view of the application procedure. Hope you have understood all the steps.


Application Fee :

Now a moreover question is, How to pay the requisite fee? The Payment is done by the debit card or the credit card. You can also pay the fees charges by internet banking. If the candidate is not able to pay through online mode, they can pay fees through offline mode (in nearest SBI bank).

For General


For SC/ST/PWD and women



Exam Dates :

We patterned all the data dealing with the eligibility criteria and application procedure, of NDA 2017 exam. The application form will be out on its official website and it should be filled by the 21 days of declaring. The payment should be made on time otherwise your application form will be rejected. All other latest notification will be updated on their official website. Now straight away Let us check out dates of important events.




Online registration for exam


7TH JUNE 2017

Payment of Application Fees


7TH JUNE 2017

Online Examination

23RD APRIL 2017

   10TH SEPTEMBER 2017

SSB test


Interview NDA 2017


Final result NDA 2017



Exam Pattern :

The exam paper NDA 2017 is divided into two section: part-1 and part-2.

Part-1 is consist of the mathematical part and part-2 is consist of the general ability. The total maximum marks are 900 and total duration is 5 hours. For every wrong answer in the section the marks will be deducted from the total score -0.83 for Math, -1.33 for English, -1.33 for GK and 2.5 for math, 4 for English, 4 for GK will be awarded for each right answer.


Total questions


Total duration

5 hours

Negative marking

-0.83 for Math, -1.33 for English, -1.33 for GK mark for each wrong answer


2.5 for math, 4 for English, 4 for GK will be awarded for right answers


English or Hindi


Mathematics, English and general ability (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, GK, History, and geography).

These are the significant details which should be evoked during the exam as well as during preparation for NDA 2017. Now start discussing on the most important topic i.e. NDA 2017 Exam syllabus.

Syllabus :

The syllabus of NDA 2017 exam is explained in the table below:


Number System, Unitary method compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation, Elementary Number Theory. H.C.F. and L.C.M, Euclidean algorithm, Logarithms, Algebra, trigonometry, geometry, areas, menstruation and statistics.


General ability

English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, GK, History, geography etc.


We have explained you important points regarding exam pattern, Exam syllabus, and important dates. Now let us move on to the next topic selection procedure NDA 2017.


Cadets selected in NDA 2017 will receive a stipend of Rs.21, 000/- p.m. (Rs.15, 600/- as pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay of Rs.5, 400/-) during the entire session of training. The period of training is not treated as appointed service.

Selection Procedure :

After successful submission of the application form, finally, you have to download your admit card from the official website of UPSC.

1.    Firstly, when you will submit your application form, the confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

2.    After some days, on the above-mentioned date, they will release admit card for NDA 2017 on the     UPSC website.

3.    To download the admit card NDA 2017, visit the official website www.upsc.gov.in

4.    Download admit card NDA 2017.

5.    Now secondly, you have to appear at exam center on the specified date of the online exam mentioned on your admit card.

6.    After successful submission of examination, answer copies. The results will be updated on the official website of UPSC.

Conclusion :

These are the significant details regarding the NDA 2017. This exam is a national level exam which held under the banner of UPSC. This is the gateway of one the best-reputed career. If you have a dream to be an officer in the Indian army, this can become your first milestone in achieving that. You have to prepare for NDA 2017 with great consistency and accuracy. Hope you we have explained all the details regarding recruitment NDA 2017.

All the Best!!!

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