NDA I 2015
Apratim Chatterjee, 14 Feb 2015, #NDA

NDA I 2015 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the national defence academy exam for selection in the India defence services including Army, Naval Force and Air Force. NDA I Exam is scheduled to be held on April 19, 2015 for the three wings of NDA for 135th Course and 97th India Naval Academy Course, commencing from January 2, 2016.

UPSC conducts NDA Exam twice a year. NDA I 2015 is being conducted to fill in as many as 320 NDA vacancies including 208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 70 for Air Force. Besides, around 55 Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) vacancies will also be filled up by NDA/NA I 2015 exam.

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Exam Name: National Defense Academy (I)

Commonly Known As: NDA I 2015

Exam Type: National

Exam Category: UG

Conducting Body: Union Public Service Commission

NDA I 2015 Application Form – NDA I 2015 Application Form is available online till January 23, 2015. The Application Procedure of NDA I is a two-step process where candidate needs to fill in the online applications and then remit a payment against application fee to complete the application. The candidates are required to pay Rs. 100 only as NDA I 2015 Application Fee. The fees can be paid either through Bank Challan or Online using Net Banking facility of State Bank of India or via SBI debit/credit cards.

NDA I 2015 Eligibility Criteria – Candidates applying for the defencecourses should be a citizen of India and need to be appearing or have qualified 10+2 board exam. Besides, the candidates must be unmarried and male, and should be born between July 2, 1996 and July 1, 1999.

NDA I 2015 Admit Card – UPSC shall be issuing NDA I 2015 Exam Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the commencement of exam, i.e. from March 14, 2015. Candidates can download NDA I 2015 E-Admit card from the said date. UPSC declares not to send any hard copy of NDA I 2015 Admit card through post. Candidates appearing for NDA I 2015 need to accompany a valid NDA I 2015 E-Admit card, failing to do so will debar them for appearing in the exam.

NDA I 2015 Exam Pattern – The competitive exam of 5 hours duration is conducted on April 19, 2015 in around 41 cities across India. NDA I 2015 Exam shall have questions from Mathematics and General Ability, carrying total marks of 900. System of Negative Marking is applicable in NDA I 2015 Exam, under which for every incorrect response one-third marks shall be deducted from that total scored. If any candidate responds to any question with more than one option among the four given, it shall also be treated as wrong and negative marking system is applicable to the very question.

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NDA I 2015 Selection Process – The candidates, who qualify the written exam of NDA I 2015, are called for SSB Interview of 900 marks, which will be held in two stages. Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and Picture Perception & Description Test (PP&DT). Stage II consists of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference at the SSB centres.

NDA I 2015 Result – UPSC has declared NDA I 2015 Final Result. Click here to check. UPSC prepared a list of candidates securing a minimum marks for qualifying the competitive exam. The candidates qualifying in the competitive written exam were invited to appear for the SSB Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test. The candidates applying for Air Force Academy needed to undergo PABT (Pilot Aptitude Battery Test) apart from SSB Interviews.

NDA I 2015 Important Dates – UPSC shall be conducting the competitive exam for selection in the defence services courses on April 19, 2015. Candidates appearing for the national defence academy exam on the scheduled date can find other important NDA I 2015 Exam Events and their scheduled dates from the table below

NDA I 2015 Events

Important Dates

Online Applications

December 27, 2014 – January 23, 2015

Issue of Admit Card

Three weeks prior to NDA (I) 2015 Exam, i.e. from March 14, 2015

NDA I 2015 Exam

April 19, 2015


Second week of July 2015 (Tentatively)

SSB interview

September /October 2015 (Tentatively)

Download NDA Exam Sample PapersClick here

Candidates want to apply for National Defense Academy 2016 can also check below links:


NDA Important Dates

NDA Eligibility Criteria

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Can I get nda maths paper of last month

Rakesh Sai 11th Dec, 2019
The link will direct you to the maths paper of nda 2019


Or you can directly search in careers 360 about NDA exam and mathematics paper . Either you will get it.
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Is EWS is valid for NDA at all ?

Abinash Panigrahi 10th Dec, 2019

Atharva ;

No, there is no such reservation in NDA. There never was any caste based reservation in NDA or any defense service exams. Now that the government has added 10% reservation for EWS category students ; that will not be applicable in case of NDA exam. Officially by UPSC it was cited as "10% reservation, no impact on armed forces".

Now speaking of reservation, only students whose parents are/were in the field of defense. Only for them there's is a specific reservation in NDA.

All the best!


In nda what job is given at higherpost for army,navy,airforce

Sanjay Khandelwal 8th Dec, 2019
NDA is a training academy for defence forces. Cadets who get selected after NDA exam and SSB interview, a merit list is prepared for all three departments Army, Navy, Air force. The cadets gets training in the academy for 3 years. After that they are sent for 1 year training to concerned Academy for army in IMA, for Navy in INA, For Air force in AFA. After 1 year training in their concerned academy they get commissioned as officers. So total period is 3 yrs NDA and 1 year at concerned Academy. NDA do not recuit directly to any force, it gives training to the cadets and mould them into officers. Nothing like Higher post and all. The cadets get commissioned after 4 years, they will get promotion as per the procedures and also they have to undergo various steps for promotion. You no higher post as such, till your retirement which post you can achieve is highest. Seniority is also a criteria.

when will nda 2020 exam conduucted????

Aditya Saini 7th Dec, 2019

hi balmukund

NDA exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year for admission into training academies of Indian Military, Navy and Air Force.

In 2020,19th April 2020 and 6th September 2020 are the official dates released by government authorities.  If you want to know about your eligibility in any exam , please ask without hesitation.

all the best !


can i join nda by a commerce stream

Avishek Dutta 7th Dec, 2019
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 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.
Hence you are eligible for Army wing only .
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