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

National Defence Academy Examination (II)

Exam Date

An Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 30th August 2009, for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 124th Course and Naval Academy for the 44th 10+2 (Executive Branch) course commencing from 30th June 2010.

The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be 335 (195 for the Army, 39 for Navy, 66 for the Air Force and 35 for the Executive Branch of Naval Academy).

Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of National Defence Academy.


  1. A candidate is required to specify clearly in col. 17(I) of the Application Form the Services for which he wishes to be considered in the order of his preference.


    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. Candidates should note that they will be considered for appointment to those services only for which they express their preferences and for no other service(s). No request for addition/alteration in the preferences already indicated by a candidate in his application will be entertained by the Commission.

  2. Before indicating their preferences for different courses, the candidates should first decide their preference for the two Academies viz. National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (Executive Branch).

    If a candidate opts for National Defence Academy as his first choice, he must first indicate his preferences for different wings of National Defence Academy viz Army, Navy and Air Force followed by his preferences for Naval Academy (Executive Branch). Alternatively, if a candidate opts for Naval Academy (Executive Branch) as his first choice, he must first indicate his preference for Naval Academy (Executive Branch) as his first choice, followed by his preference for different wings of National Defence Academy.

    Thus candidates opting for Naval Academy (Executive Branch) Course as well as other courses of National Defence Academy must give Naval Academy (Executive Branch) as their first preference or the last preference. Naval Academy (Executive Branch) cannot be given as 2nd or 3rd preference. Even if Naval Academy (Executive Branch) is given as 2nd or 3rd preference by the candidate, it will be deemed to be the last preference.

  3. Admission to the above courses will be made on the results of the written examination to be conducted by the Commission followed by intelligence and personality test by the Services Selection Board of candidates who qualify in the written examination.

The examination to be conducted by the Commission followed by intelligence and personality test by the Services Selection Board of candidates who qualify in the written examination.

1. Candidates to ensure their Eligibility for the Examination:

The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility condition for admission to examination.

Their admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions

Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not imply that his / her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission.

Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for interview / Personality Test.

2. Application Form for National Defence Academy Naval Academy Exam II 2009:

Candidates must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examination, which can be purchased from the Designated Head Post Offices / Post Offices throughout the country against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees Twenty only).

Each such form can be used only once and only for one examination.

In case of any difficulty in obtaining Application Forms from the designated HPOs / POs, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned post Master or UPSC's "Forms Supply Monitoring Cell" over Telephone No. 011-23389366 / FAX No. 011-23387310.

Candidates are advised to read carefully the "Instructions for filling up the Application Form" given in Appendix-II of this notice.

3. Last Date for Receipt of NDA Applications:

All applications must reach either by hand or by Post / Speed Post or by Courier, on or before the 13th April 2009.

Union Public Service Commission,
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi - 110069

However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote localities specified in para 6 of this Notice the last date for receipt of application by Post / Speed Post only (not by Hand or by Courier) is 20th April 2009.

4. Penalty for Wrong Answers:

Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

5. Facilitation Counter for Guidance of Candidates:

In case of any guidance / information / clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC's Facilitation Counter near gate 'C' of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271 / 011-23381125 / 011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.

Exam Centres

The Examination will be held at the following Centers & its their Code:

Agartala45Gangtok12Panaji (Goa)36
Aizwal47Imphal44Port Blair37


The centres and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission.

While every effort will be made to allot the candidates to the centre of their choice for examination, the Commission may, at their discretion, allot a different centre to a candidate, when circumstances so warrant.

Candidates admitted to the examination will be informed of the time table and place or places of examination.

Candidates should note that no request for change of centre will normally be granted.

When a candidate, however, desires a change in centre from the one he had indicated in his application form for the Examination, he must send a letter addressed to the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, giving full justification as to why he desires a change in centre.

Such requests will be considered on merits but requests received after 13th May, 2009 will not be entertained under any circumstances.


(a) Nationality: A candidate must either be:

  • A citizen of India, or

  • A subject of Bhutan, or

  • A subject of Nepal, or

  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.


Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

(b) Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status: "Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1991 and not later than 1st January, 1994 are eligible".

The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificates.

These certificates are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted.

The expression Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.

Note 1: Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate AVAILABLE on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

Note 2: Candidates should also note that once a Date of Birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an Examination, no change will be allowed subsequently or at aNY subsequent examination on any Ground Whatsoever.

Note 3: The candidates should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in column 8 of the application form for the Examination. If on verification at any subsequent stage any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent Examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken Against them by the Commission under the Rules.

Note 4: Candidates must undertake not to marry until they complete their full training. A candidate who marries subsequent to the Date of his application though successful at this or any subsequent examination will not be selected for training. A candidate who maRRies during training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government.

(c) Educational Qualifications for National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam 2009:

  • 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.

  • For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 (Executive Branch) Course at the 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.

Such Candidates who qualify the SSB Interview but could not Produce Matriculation / 10+2 Or Equivalent Certificates in Original at the Time of SSB Interview should Forward The Certificates along with Photo Copies thereof to

Addl Directorate General Of Recruiting,
Army HQ, West Block-III,
New Delhi-110 066

For Naval Academy Candidates To Naval

Head Quarters ,
DMPR (R&R) Section, Room No 204, 'C' Wing,
Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi - 110 011'

By 10th June, 2010 Failing which their Candidature will be cancelled.

All Other Candidates who have Produce their Matriculation and 10+2 Pass or Equivalent Certificates iIn Original at the Time of Attending The SSB Interview and have got the Same Verified by The SSB Authorities are not Required to submit the Same to Army HQ Or Naval Hq as the Case May Be.

Certificates in original issued by the Principals of the institutions are also acceptable in cases where Boards / Universities have not yet issued certificates. Certified true copies / Photostat copies of such certificates will not be accepted.

In exceptional cases the Commission may treat a candidate, who does not possess any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule as educationally qualified provided that he possesses qualifications, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his admission to the examination.

Note 1: Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination.

Note 2: Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the 12th class or equivalent examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing the 12th class or equivalent examination by the prescribed date (i.e. 10th June 2010) and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of Board/University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever.

Note 3: Candidates who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission to the examination and if admitted, their candidature will be cancelled.

Note 4: Those candidates who have failed INSB/PABT earlier are not eligible for Air Force.

Application Fee

(i) A candidate seeking admission to examination must pay to the Commission a fee of Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) through a single Central Recruitment Fee Stamp.

Central Recruitment Fee Stamp (NOT postage stamp) of the requisite denomination may be obtained from the post office and affixed on the application form in the space provided therein.

The stamp must be got cancelled from the issuing Post Office with the date stamp of the post office in such a manner that the impression of the cancellation mark partially overflows on the application form itself but within the space provided on the Application form itself.

The impression of the cancellation mark should be clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and the Post Office of issue.


(i) Candidates residing abroad should deposit the prescribed fee in the office of India’s High Commissioner, Ambassador or representative abroad as the case may be for credit to account head ‘051-Public Service Commission-Examination Fees’ and attach the receipt with the application.

Application Not Complying With This Requirement Will Be Summa-Rily Rejected. This does not apply to the Candidates who are Seeking Remission of the Prescribed Fee under the Following Paragraph.

Candidates Belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes Are not required to pay any Fee. No Fee Exemption is, However Available to OBC candidates and they are required to pay the full prescribed fee.

‘Postage Stamp’ will in no case be accepted in lieu of Central Recruitment Fee Stamp.

Candidates should note that the Fee sent through Indian Postal Orders, Bank Draft, Money Orders, Crossed Cheque, Currency Notes or Treasury Challan etc. will not be accepted by the Commission and such applications will be treated as without fee and will be summarily rejected.

(ii) The children of Junior Commissioned Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and Other Ranks of the Army and equivalent ranks in the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force and children of Ex-Junior Commissioned Officers, Ex-Non-Commissioned Officers and Ex-Other Ranks of the Army and equivalent ranks in the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force are not required to pay the prescribed fee if they satisfy the following conditions, viz.

  1. they are studying in the Military Schools (formerly known as King George’s Schools), Sainik Schools run by the Sainik Schools Society, and

  2. their applications are forwarded by the Principal of the concerned School.

Note: Applications of candidates from the Military Schools/Sainik Schools forwarded by the Principals of the concerned schools will be scrutinised in the Commission’s Office to determine whether such candidates are entitled to remission of fee in terms of para 4(ii) of the Notice above. The Principals of the Military Schools/Sainik Schools should however, satisfy themselves that students of their schools fulfil the requirements of the aforesaid provision of the Notice.

While forwarding the application, the name of the applicant and his application form No. (8 digit) should be indicated in the forwarding letter. The forwarding letter should not be tagged or pinned with the application form. The Commission will not take any responsibility for any acts of omission or commission committed by the Principals.

No claim for a refund of fee once paid to the Commission will be entertained nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

Application Form

(a) The UPSC have developed an application form common for all their examinations which can be processed on computerized machines.

This application form along with an Information Brochure containing general instructions for filling up the form, an acknowledgement card and an envelope for sending the application will be obtainable from the designated Head Post Offices / Post Offices throughout the country as listed against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees twenty only).

Form should be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices / Post Offices only and not from any other agency. This form can be used only once and for only one examination.

Candidates must use the form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use photocopy / reproduction / unauthorized printed copy of the Form.


Since this form is electronically scanned, due care should be taken to fill up the application form, correctly. While filling up the application form.

The candidates should also fill up in the relevant places of the Acknowledgement Card, their Application Form Number (8-digit) and the name of the examination. The applicants are required to affix the postage stamp of Rs. Six on the Acknowledgement Card and send the same along with application form to UPSC.

If an applicant fails to affix the postage stamp of requisite amount his acknowledgement card will not be dispatched and Commission will not be responsible for non-receipt of acknowledgement cards by the applicant.

The duly filled in application form and the acknowledgement card should then be mailed in the special envelope supplied with the Information Brochure. The candidate should also write the name of examination viz. “National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination-(II), 2009” on the envelope before dispatching it to

Union Public Service Commission,
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi-110069”.

Candidates should mention their Tele / Fax Nos.

(b) All candidates whether already in Govt. service, Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organizations or private employment should submit their application direct to the Commission.

If any candidate forwards his application through his employer and it reaches the Union Public Service Commission late, the application, even if submitted to the employer before the closing date, will not be considered.

Persons already in Government service whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are however required submitting an undertaking that they have informed in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for this Examination.

Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their applications will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled.

Candidates serving in the Armed Forces must submit their application through their Commanding Officer who will forward it to the Commission indicating in the forwarding letter the name of the applicant and his application form number (8 digit).

The applications of Sailors (including boys and artificers apprentices) of the Indian Navy will be entertained only if these have been duly recommended by their Commanding Officer.

Cadets of Rastriya Indian Military College (previously known as Sainik School, Dehra Dun), Students of Military Schools (formerly known as King Geroge’s Schools) and Sainik Schools run by Sainik Schools Society should submit their applications through Principal of College/School concerned who will forward it to the Commission indicating in the forwarding letter the name of the applicant and his application form Number (8 digit). The forwarding letter should not be tagged or pinned with the application form.

Note 1 : While Filling in THE application Form, The Candidate Should Carefully Decide About his Choice for the Centre for the Examination. More than one application from a Candidate giving Different Centres will not be accepted in any case. Even if a Candidate Sends more than one completed Application, The Commission will accept only one application at their Discretion and the Commission’s Decision in the Matter shall be Final.

If any Candidate appears at a centre other than the one Indicated by the commission in his Admission Certificate, the Papers of such a Candidate will not be Valued and his candidature will be Liable to cancellation.

Note 2 : Applications not accompanied by the Prescribed fee (Unless Remission of Fee is claimed as in para 4 above) or incomplete or Defective applications shall be summarily rejected. No Representation or correspondence regarding such rejection shall be entertained under any circumstances. Candidates are not required to submit alongwith their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding age, Educational qualifications, scheduled caste/scheduled tribe/other backward classes and fee Remission etc. They Should therefore, Ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility Conditions for Admission to the Examination. Their Admission to the Examination will also Therefore be purely provisional. If on verification at any later Date it is found that they do not fulfill All eligibility conditions, their candidature will be cancelled. The result of the written part of the examination is likely to be Declared in the Month of november/december 2009.

All Candidates called for interview must carry their original Matriculation Certificate or equivalent examination certificate to the services selection board (SSB). Originals will have to be produced by the candidates who qualify at the SSB Interview soon After the interview. The originals will be returned after verification. Those candidates who have already passed 10+2 Examination must carry their Original 10+2 pass certificate or Marks sheet for the SSB iNTERVIEW. If any of their claims is found to be incorrect they may Render themselves liable to Disciplinary action by the commission in terms of the following provisions :

A candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of:

  1. obtaining support for his candidature by any means, or

  2. impersonating, or

  3. procuring impersonation by any person, or

  4. submitting fabricated documents or ducuments which have been tampered with, or

  5. making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information, or

  6. resorting to any other irregular or improper means in connection with his candidature for the examination, or

  7. using unfair means during the examination, or

  8. writing irrelevant matter, including obscene 'language or pornographic matter, in the script (s), or

  9. misbehaving in any other manner in the examination hall, or

  10. harassing or doing bodily harm to the Staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of their examination, or

  11. being in possession of or using cellular/mobile phone, pager or any electronic equipment or device or any other equipment capable of being used as a communication device during the examination.

  12. violating any of the instructions issued to candidates along with their Admission Certificates permitting them to take the examination, or

  13. attempting to commit or as the case may be abetting the commission of all or any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses,may in addition to rendering himself liable to criminal prosecution be liable.

    1. to be disqualified by the Commission from the examination for which he is a candidate and/or

    2. to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period

      1. by the Commission from any examination or selection held by them;

      2. by the Central Government from any employment under them; and

    3. if he is already in service under Government to disciplinary action under the appropriate rules.

Provided that no penalty under this rule shall be imposed except after :–

  1. giving the candidate an opportunity of making such representation, in writing as he may wish to make in that behalf; and

  2. taking the representation, if any, submitted by the candidate within the period allowed to him into consideration.

Application Last Date

The completed application form must reach the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, and Shahjahan Road, New Delhi 110069 on or before 13th April, 2009 .

In respect of applications received only by post (by post / speed post) from candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul Spiti District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep or abroad, the last date for receipt of applications is 20th April, 2009.

The benefit of extended time will be available only in respect of applications received by post / speed post from the above mentioned areas / regions. In the case of applications received by hand or through courier service, benefit of extended time will not be available regardless of the place of residence of the applicant.


Candidates who are claiming the benefit of extended time should clearly indicate in column 13 (II) of the application form, the area code of region (e.g. Assam, Maghalaya, J&K etc.) where they are residing.

In case they fail to do so, the benefit of extended time will not be allowed to them.

Note I: Candidates should clearly Note that the Commission will in no case be responsible for non-receipt of their application or any delay in receipt thereof on any account whatsoever.

No application received after the prescribed last date will be entertained under any circumstances and all the late applications will be summarily rejected. They should, therefore, ensure that their applications reach the Commission's Office on or before the prescribed last date.

Note II: Candidates can also deliver their applications personally at the Commission's Counter against proper acknowledgement. The Commission will not be responsible for the applications delivered to any other functionary of the Commission.

Note III: Applications received through Couriers or Courier Services of any type shall be treated as having been received ‘By hand’ at the Commission’s Counter.

Note IV: Candidates should Note that applications will be received by Hand only one at a time at the designated counter and not in bulk, till 5 p.m only.

Acknowledgement of Application

Immediately on receipt of an application from a candidate, the Acknowledgement Card submitted by him along with the application form will be dispatched to him by the Commission’s office in token of receipt of his Application.

If a candidate does not receive the Acknowledgement Card within 30 days, he should at once contact the Commission by quoting his Application Form No. (8-digit) and name & year of examination.

Candidates delivering the application form in person at the Commission’s Counter will be issued Acknowledgement Card at the Counter itself.

The mere fact that a candidate’s application has been acknowledged by the Commission does not mean that his candidature for the examination has been accepted by the Commission.


Candidates will be informed at the earliest possible about their admission to the examination or rejection of their application.

  1. Admission certificates, indicating the Roll Nos, Centre and the Courses to which admitted will be issued to the candidates who are admitted to the examination. The Admission Certificate will bear the photograph of the candidate. If a candidate does not receive his Admission Certificate or any other communication regarding his candidature for the examination three weeks before the commencement of the examination, he should at once contact the Commission. On receipt of such a communication, Admission Certificate or a duplicate copy thereto will be issued to the admitted candidate. Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s office either in person or over phone Nos. 011-3385271/011-3381125.

    In case no communication is received in the Commission's office from the candidate regarding non-receipt of his admission certificate atleast three weeks before the examination, he himself will be solely responsible for non-receipt of his Admission Certificate. It may be Noted that the Admission Certificate will be issued at the address as photo-copied from the application form filled in by the candidate. The candidate should, therefore, ensure that the address given by him in the application form is correct and complete with pin code.

  2. No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he holds a certificate of admission for the examination. On receipt of Admission Certificate, check it carefully and bring discrepancies/errors, if any, to the notice of the UPSC immediately. The courses to which the candidates are admitted will be according to their eligibility as per educational qualifications for different courses and the preferences given by the candidates.

    The candidates should Note that their admission to the examination will be purely provisional based on the information given by them in the application form. This will be subject to verification of all the eligibility conditions by the UPSC.

  3. In the event of a candidate receiving more than one admission certificate from the Commission, he should use only one of these admission certificates for appearing in the examination and return the other(s) to the Commission’s Office.

  4. If a candidate receives an admission certificate in respect of some other candidate on account of processing error, the same should be immediately returned to the Commission with a request to issue the correct Admission Certificate. Candidates may Note that they will not be allowed to take the examination on the strength of an admission certificate issued in respect of another candidate.

  5. The decision of the Commission as to the acceptance of the application of a candidate and his eligibility or otherwise for admission to the Examination shall be final.

  6. Candidates should Note that the name in the Admission Certificate in some cases, may be abbreviated due to technical reasons.

  7. A candidate must see that communications sent to him at the address stated in his application are redirected, if necessary. Change in address should be communicated to the Commission at the earliest opportunity. Although the Commission make every effort to take account of such changes, they cannot accept any responsibility in the matter.

Important: All communications to the Commission should invariably contain the following particulars.

  1. Name and year of the examination.

  2. Application Form No. (8 digit)

  3. Roll No. (if Received)

  4. Name of candidate in full and in Block Letters.

  5. Postal Address as given in the Application.

Note. : (i) Communications not containing the above particulars may not be attended to.

N.B. (ii) If a letter/communication is received from a candidate after an examination has been held and it does not give his full name and Roll number, it will be ignored and no action will be taken thereon.

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

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

For candidates Navy/Naval Academy as first choice–Naval Headquarters, Directorate of Manpower & Recruitment, R & R Section, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011. (Phone No. 23010097/23011282)

For candidates Air Force as first choice-Air Headquarters, Directorate of Personnel (Officers), PO 3 (A), Room No. 17, ‘J’ Block, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Moti Lal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011. (Phone No. 23377082 or 23010231 Extn. 7081)

Failure to comply with this instruction will deprive the candidate of any claim to consideration in the event of his Not receiving the summons letter for Interview by the services selection board.

Candidates whose names have been recommended for interview by the Services Selection Board should address enquiries or requests, if any, relating to their interview direct as follows; For candidates with Army as First choice-Army Headquarters, AG’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 first choice–Naval Headquarters, Directorate of Manpower & Recruitment, R & R Section, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhavan, 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, Moti Lal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 Phone No. 23010231/7081/7082.

Candidates are required to report for SSB interview on the date intimated to them in the call up letter for interview. Requests for postponing interview will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and that too if it is administratively convenient for which Army Headquarters will be the sole deciding authority.

Such requests should be addresed to the Administrative Officer of the Selection Centre from where the call letter for interview has been received. No action will be taken on letters received by Army/Navy/Air HQs. SSB interview for the candidates qualified in the written examination will be held during the months of January 2010-April 2010 or as suitable to Recruiting Directorate.

Announcement of Results

Interview of Qualified Candidates, Announcement of Final Results and Admission to the Training Courses of the Finally Qualified Candidates: The Union Public Service Commission shall prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the Commission in their discretion.

Such candidates shall appear before a Services Selection Board for intelligence and Personality Test where candidates for the Army / Navy wings of the NDA and 10+2 Executive branch of Naval Academy will be assessed on officer’s potentiality and those for the Air Force in Pilot Aptitude Test and for officer’s potentiality.

Two stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centres / Air Force Selection Boards. All the candidates will be put to stage one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Air Force 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 who appear before the Services Selection Board and undergo the test there will do so at their own risk and will not be entitled to claim any compensation or other relief from Government in respect of any injury which they may sustain in the course of or as a result of any of the tests given to them at the Services Selection Board whether due to the negligence of any person or otherwise.

Parents or guardians of the candidates will be required to sign a certificate to this effect.

To be acceptable, candidates for the Army / Navy and Naval Academy should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in

(i) Written examination and

(ii) Officer potentiality test, as fixed by the Commission in their discretion, and candidates for the Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in

(i) Written examination
(ii) Officer potentiality test, and
(iii) Pilot Aptitude Test as fixed by the Commission in their discretion.

10. Disqualification for Admission to the Training Course:-

Candidates who were admitted to an earlier course at the National Defence Academy or to the Executive Branch of Naval Academy but were removed there from for lack of officer-like qualities or on disciplinary grounds will not be admitted to the Aca-demy.

Candidates who were previously withdrawn from the National Defence Academy or Naval Academy on medical grounds or left the above Academy voluntarily are however, eligible for admission to the Academy provided they satisfy the medical and other prescribed conditions.

Scheme of Examination

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

SubjectCodeDurationMaximum Marks
Mathematics012-½ Hours300
General Ability Test022-½ Hours600

2. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) OF Mathematics and part "b" of General Ability Tests will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.

3. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.


4. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.

5. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination.

6. The candidates are not permitted to use calculator or Mathematical or logirithmic table for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.


Paper-I Mathematics (Code No. 01) (Maximum Marks - 300)

1. Algebra:

Concept of a set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws. Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation.

Representation of real numbers on a line. Complex numbers - basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa.

Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations with real coefficients. Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs.

Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its application. Logarithms and their applications.


2. Matrices and Determinants:

Types of matrices, operations on matrices Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinant. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, Applications - Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer's rule and by Matrix Method.

3. Trigonometry:

Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications - Height and distance, properties of triangles.

4. Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions:

Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula. Equation of a line in various forms. Angle between two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic.

Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.

5. Differential Calculus:

Concept of a real valued function - domain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits - examples. Continuity of functions - examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of a function at a point, geometrical and physical interpreatation of a derivative - applications. Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect of another function, derivative of a composite function. Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.

6. Integral Calculus and Differential equations:

Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Evaluation of definite integrals - determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves - applications. Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of a differential equation, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types - examples. Application in problems of growth and decay.

7. Vector Algebra:

Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of vector, scalar product or dot product of two-vectors. Vector product and cross product of two vectors. Applications-work done by a force and moment of a force, and in geometrical problems.

8. Statistics and Probability:

Statistics: Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution - examples Graphical representation - Histogram, Pie Chart, Frequency Polygon - examples. Measures of Central tendency - mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation - determination and comparison. Correlation and regression.

Probability: Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events. Complementary, elementary and composite events. Definition of probability - classical and statistical - examples. Elementary theorems on probability - simple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes' theorem - simple problems. Random variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.

General Ability Test for National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam 2009

Paper - I General Ability Test (Code No. 02)(Maximum Marks-600)

Part ‘A’ - English (Maximum Marks 200). The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like : Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.

Part ‘B’ - General Knowledge (Maximum Marks-400)

The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects : Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.

The syllabus given below is designed to indicate the scope of these subjects included in this paper. The topics mentioned are not to be regarded as exhaustive and questions on topics of similar nature not specifically mentioned in the syllabus may also be asked. Candidate’s answers are expected to show their knowledge and intelligent understanding of the subject.

Section ‘A’ (Physics)

Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer.

Motion of objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Power and Energy.

Effects of Heat, Measurement of temperature and heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat.

Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments.

Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflection and refraction. Spherical mirrors and Lenses. Human Eye.

Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet.

Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Non-conductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays.

General Principles in the working of the following :

Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses.

Section ‘B’ (Chemistry)

Physical and Chemical changes. Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems). Properties of Air and Water.

Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbondioxide, Oxidation and Reduction.

Acids, bases and salts.

Carbon - different forms.

Fertilizers - Natural and Artificial

Material used in the preparation of substances like soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches, and Gun-Powder.


Elementary ideas about the Structure of Atom, Atomic, Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.

Section ‘C’ (General Science)

Difference between the living and non- living.

Basis of Life - Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues.

Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals.

Elementary knowledge of human Body and its important organs.

Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention.

Food - Source of Energy for man. Constituents of food, Balanced Diet.

The Solar System - Meteors and Comets, Eclipses.

Achievements of Eminent Scientists.

Section ‘D’ (History, Freedom Movement etc.)

A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation.

Freedom Movement in India.

Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration.

Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India.

Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives and Community Development.

Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence. French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution. Impact of Science and Technology on Society. Concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy. Socialism and Communism. Role of India in the present world.

Section ‘E’ (Geography)

The Earth, its shape and size. Lattitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time. International Date Line. Movements of Earth and their effects.

Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification; Weathering - Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and volcanoes.

Ocean Currents and Tides

Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, cyclones and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate. Major Natural regions of the World.

Regional Geography of India - Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and industrial activities.

Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports of India.

Section ‘F’ (Current Events)

Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years.

Current important world events.

Prominent personalities - both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.


Out of maximum marks assigned to part ‘B’ of this paper, questions on Sections ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ will carry appoximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20% and 10% weightages respectively.

Intelligence and Personality Test for National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam 2009

In addition to the interview the candidates will be put to Intelligence Tests both verbal and non-verbal, designed to assess their basic intelligence.

They will also be put to Group Tests such as group discussions, group planning, outdoor group tasks, and asked to give brief lectures on specified subjects. All these tests are intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also his social traits and interests in current affairs.

List of Head Post Offices

List of Head Post Offices/Post Offices where UPSC application forms are available

Andhra Pradesh Circle:

Hyderabad GPO, Hyderabad Jubilee, Kachiguda Stn., Khairatabad, Secunderabad, Trimulgherry, Adilabad, Anantapur, Arundelpet (Guntur), Chittoor, Cuddapah, Eluru, Kakinada, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kurnool, Machilipatnam, Mahboobnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nellore, Nizamabad, Ongole, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Vijayawada, Vikarabad, Visakhapatnam, Warangal.

Assam Circle:

Guwahati, Barpeta, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Diphu, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Jorhat, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Mangaldoi, Nagaon, Nalbari, North Lakhimpur, Sibsagar, Silchar, Tezpur, Tinsukia.


Bihar Circle:

Patna, GPO, Bankipur, Arrah, Aurangabad, B. Deoghar, Bokaro Steel City, Banka, Battiah, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Biharsharif, Buxar, Chaibasa, Chapra, Daltonganj, Darbhanga, Dhanbad, Dumka, Gaya, Giridih, Gopalganj, Gumla, Hajipur, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Katihar, Madhubani, Motihari, Munger, Muzaffarpur, Nawada, Purnea, Ranchi, Saharsa, Samastipur, Sasaram, Sitamarhi, Siwan.

Delhi Circle:

Delhi GPO, New Delhi, Indra Prastha, Ramesh Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Lodi Road, Krishna Nagar, Ashok Vihar, Parliament Street, UPSC PO.

Gujarat Circle:

Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Amreli Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dahod, Godhra, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kheda, Mehesana, Navrangpura, Navsari, Palanpur, Patan, Porbandar, Rajkot, Revdi Bazar, Surat, Surendranagar, Valsad, Vadodara.

Haryana Circle:

Ambala GPO, Ambala City, Bahadurgarh, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hissar, Jind, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Narnaul, Panipat, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat.

Himachal Pradesh Circle:

Shimla, Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra, Keylong, Kulu, Mandi, Nahan, Recong, Peo, Solan, Una.

Jammu & Kashmir Circle :

Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Jammu, Kathua, Leh, Rajouri, Udhampur.

Karnataka Circle:

Bangalore GPO, Bangalore City, Basavangudi, HAL II Stage, Jayanagar, R.T. Nagar, Bagalkot, Raichur, Rajajinagar, Belgaum Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chidambaram, Chikmagalur, Chitradurga, Devengere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Hubli, Karwar, Kolar, Madikere, Mandya, Mangalore, Manipal, Mysore, Nanjagud, Shimoga, Sirsi, Tumkur, Udupi.

Kerala Circle:

Trivandrum, Alleppey (Alappuzha), Calicut, Cannanore, Ernakulam, Kalpetta, Kasargod, Kattappana, Kottayam, Malappuram, Palghat, Pathanamthitta, Quilon, Trichur, Kavaratti, (Lakshadweep).

Madhya Pradesh Circle:

Bhopal GPO, Bilaspur, Ambikapur, Balaghat, Betul, Bhind, Chhatarpur, Chhindwara, Damoh, Dewas, Dhar, Durg, Guna, Hoshangabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jagdalpur, Jhabua, Khandwa, Khargone, Lashkar, Mandla, Mandsaur, Morena, Narsinghpur, Neemuch, Raigarh, Raipur, Raisen, Rajgarh (Biora), Rajnandgaon, Ratlam, Rewa, Sagar Cantt., Satna, Sehore, Seoni, Shahdol, Shajapur, Shivpuri, Sidhi, Tikamgarh, Ujjain, Vidisha.

Maharashtra Circle:

Mumbai GPO, Andheri, Borivili, Chembur, Chinehbunder, Dadar, Girgaon, Kalbadevi, Mahim, Mandvi, Mumbai Central, Ahmednagar, Akola, Alibag, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalagaon, Jalna, Karad, Kolhapur, Latur, Nagpur GPO, Nanded, Nasik, Osmanbad, Parbhani, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Sawantwadi, Solapur, Thane, Wardha, Yeotmal, Margaon (Goa), Panaji (Goa).

North East Circle:

Agartala, Aizwal, Dharmanagar, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima, Radhakishorepur, Shillong, Tura.

Orissa Circle:

Bhubaneswar GPO, Angul, Bolangir, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhamapur, Bhadrak, Bhawanipatna, Cuttack GPO, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Jeypore (K), Jharsuguda, Kendrapara, Keonhargarh, Koraput, Nayagarh, Parlakhemundi, Phulbani, Puri, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Sundargarh.

Punjab Circle:

Amritsar, Bhatinda, Faridkot, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar City, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Moga, Patiala, Ropar, Sangrur, Chandigarh.

Rajasthan Circle:

Jaipur GPO, Jawahar Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Ajmer, Alwar, Banswara, Baran, Barmer, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Churu, Dausa, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Hindaun, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jhalawar, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kankroli, Kota, Nagaur, Pali Marwar, Sawaimadhopur, Shastri Circle Udaipur, Sikar, Sirohi, Sriganganagar, Tonk.

Tamil Nadu Circle:

Chennai GPO, Anna Road, St. Thomas Mount, T. Nagar, Bodinayakanur, Chengalpattu, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Kanchipuram, Karur, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Sivagangai, Tambaram, Thanjavur, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tiruvallur, Tiruvayur, Turaiyur, Tuticorin, Udhagamandalam, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Pondicheerry.

Uttar Pradesh Circle:

Lucknow, Lucknow Chowk, Agra, Akbarpur, Aligarh, Allahabad, Allahabad Katchery, Almora, Auraiya, Azamgarh, Bahraich, Ballia, Balrampur, Banda, Bansi, Barabanki, Bareilly, Basti, Bijnor, Budaun, Bulandshahr, Dehradun, Deoria, Dhampur, Etah, Etawah, Faizabad, Fatehgarh, Fatehpur, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Ghazipur, Gonda, Gopeshwar, Gorakhpur, Haldwani, Hamirpur,Hardoi, Jaunpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kheri, Lalitpur, Mainpuri, Mathura, Mau, Meerut, Mirzapur, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Nainital, Orai, Pauri, Padrauna, Pilibhit, Pithoragarh, Pratapgarh, Rai Bareli, Rampur, Roorkee, Saharanpur, Shahajahanpur, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Tehri, Unnao, Varanasi.

West Bengal Circle:

Kolkata (Calcutta) GPO, Alipore, Barabazar, Beleghata, Belghoria, Cassipore, Park Street, Tollygunge, Balurghat, Bankura, Barasat, Berhampore, Burdwan, Chinsurah, Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Howrah, Jalpaiguri, Krishnagar, Malda, Midnapore, Purulia, Suri, Siliguri, Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Islands), Gangtok (Sikkim).