NDA & NA (II) -2017 exam Admit Card available for download


The UPSC NDA/NA (II) Admit cards for the 2017 exam have been released. Applicants can download the same now. Read through the procedure of how to download the admit card, and other important notifications regarding the NDA/NA (II) exams.

The National Defence Academy (NDA) and the Naval Academy (NA (II) exam will be conducted on 10 September 2017, according to a notification issued by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC). The exam will be conducted to select 390 candidates for training at the defence establishments. According to the notification, the Admit Cards have been released by the UPSC and are available for download.

Exam procedure for UPSC NDA/NA II


The Admit Card allows candidates to participate in the two-stage selection process. The first stage involves a written test, while the second stage evaluates candidates on their intelligence and personality. In the second stage psychological profiling of the candidate is done through various tests. This is conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).



Candidates are warned that there will be negative marking for every incorrect answer for the objective questions.

How to download NDA/ Naval Academy (II) Admit Card


Follow the steps given below to download the Admit Card for the UPSC NDA or Naval Academy (II) exam –

Step I :



  • Candidates will need to log into the Union Public Service Commission Website
  • On the right end of the page, under the 'What's New' column is a link to the e-Admit Card – National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (II) Examination, 2017 that needs to be clicked
  • It redirects to a new page, with a link to download the e-Admit Card
  • Clicking on the 'Click here' to activate the download process


NDA & NA (II) Admit Card download

Step II :


  • Carefully read the instructions, before acknowledging them, by clicking 'Yes'
  • A fresh page will load asking the candidate to enter their Roll Number or their Registration ID
  • Enter the correct details in the desired section and submit
  • The Admit Card will be available and can be downloaded or printed


Important instructions for NDA & Naval Academy candidates


  • Scrutinise the e-Admit Card for any discrepancy, and notify the UPSC about the same
  • Mention all your particulars, such as name, Registration number, Roll number etc., in the correspondence with UPSC
  • If the candidate's photograph on the Admit Card is blurred then they must carry a valid ID proof when reporting for the exam. Proof such as Passport, Driver's License, Voter ID, Pan Card, Aadhaar Card are accepted
  • Candidates must also carry two passport-size photographs, one for each session
  • The e-Admit Card must be carried, on person, by the candidate to secure entry in to the Examination Hall
  • The e-Admit Card is an important document and must be preserved until the results are declared
  • Candidates must be at the examination venue on time and will enter the Exam Hall 20 minutes prior to the commencement of the examination
  • Candidates must read the instructions on the OMR answer sheets before proceeding to answer the questions. If the candidate practices something that is not allowed their answer sheet could be rejected
  • Candidates who report late (by more than 10 minutes, after the exam has started) will not be allowed entry to the Examination Hall
  • Candidates can appear for the exam only in the centre allotted to them as mentioned on the e-Admit Card
  • Calculators, Mobile Phones or any other electronic gadgets will not be allowed inside the Examination Hall
  • Candidates must note that the use of only BLACK BALL POINT PEN is allowed. Answer sheets in any other ink, would not be evaluated
  • Candidates are advised against bringing valuables to the Examination Hall
  • Candidates must read the 'Rules for the Examination' that are listed on the UPSC Website and outside the Examination venue
  • Candidates must note that the candidature to the NDA & NA (II) is provisional




Vacancy details of the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy


There are 335 vacancies in the NDA, comprising of –

  • Army – 208
  • Navy – 55
  • Air Force – 72

The Naval Academy has 55 vacancies.

Candidates are advised to read through all the instructions on the official website.


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