NDA II 2015
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NDA II 2015 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the common entrance exam – NDA II 2015 – on September 27 for the 10+2 pass and appearing candidates who are looking to join the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy (NDA). The exam is held twice a year. NDA II 2015 will be conducted on September 27 to fill a total of 320 NDA vacancies including 208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 70 for Air Force. A total of 55 Naval Academy vacancies will also be filled up by NDA/NA (II) 2015 exam.

NDA II 2015 Answer Key released

Exam Name: National Defense Academy

Commonly Known As: NDA

Exam Type: National

Exam Category: UG

Conducting Body: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

NDA II 2015 Selection Process – Aspirants have to qualify the written exam to be able to be called for SSB round, which will be held in two stages. While Stage I consists of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and Picture Perception & Description Test (PP&DT), Stage II comprises Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference.

NDA II 2015 Eligibility Criteria – To be eligible for applying for admission in the Defence job courses, candidates must be the citizen of India, and are appearing or have qualified 10+2 exam.

Age limit and gender for the candidates under NDA II 2015 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aspirant must be an unmarried male

  • Born between January 2, 1997 and January 1, 2000

Educational qualification for the candidates under NDA II 2015 Eligibility Criteria:

  • For Army wing - 12th Class pass of 10+2 pattern or equivalent

  • For Air Force and Navel wings - 12th Class pass of 10+2 pattern or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics

NDA II 2015 Application Form – NDA II 2015 Application Form was available online from June 20 to July 17, 2015. NDA II 2015 application fee was of Rs 100, which could be paid either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala / State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/ Debit Card.

Note: SC/ST candidates / Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs as specified in NDA notification are exempted from payment of fee.

NDA II 2015 Important Dates– UPSC has announced the important dates of NDA II. Candidates must note them carefully, so that they do not miss out any important event regarding the recruitment process. NDA II 2015 Important Dates are given below:

  • Last date of NDA II 2015 Application Form - July 17, 2015

  • Written exam for NDA II 2015 - September 27, 2015

  • Admit Card of NDA II - September

  • Result of NDA II - November

NDA II 2015 Exam Pattern – The NDA II entrance exam will be of 5 hours duration, carrying questions from Mathematics and General Ability, with a total of 900 marks. All the questions will be based on 10+2 standard. For every wrong answer marked in the answer-sheet, one third of the mark will be deducted. Check more about Exam Pattern of NDA II 2015 below:

As per NDA II 2015 Exam Pattern, Paper I – Mathematics with maximum duration of two and half hours, will carry maximum 300 marks and Paper II – General Ability Test with maximum duration of two and half hours, will carry maximum 600 marks.

NDA II 2015 Admit Card – The UPSC will make available Admit Card of NDA II written exam for downloading tentatively in September. The admit card will be available online for downloading and will not be sent to any candidate by any other way. Candidates without their admit card will not be allowed in the examination hall. They must retain their admit card safe with them throughout the recruitment process.

NDA II 2015 Result – UPSC has announced the Result of NDA II written exam on January 2, 2016. Now, the shortlisted candidates will be called for SSB Interview round. Candidates who qualify the SSB interview round will be able to get admission to defence job courses.

Candidates want to apply for National Defense Academy 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.
All the best

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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