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UPSC IES, ISS 2019 Application Form Released:

On March 23, 2019, The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued a recruitment notification for the Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examination 2019. Link of online application form for the same has been activated in the official website upsc.gov.in/. Last date to apply online for the UPSC 2019 Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service Examination is April 16, 2019. UPSC IES, ISS 2019 Online examination would be conducted on Friday, June 28, 2019.
 
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UPSC Geo-scientist, Geologist Online Application Form 2019 released:

On March 20, 2019, Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) released an examination notification to fill 79 positions of Geologists, Geophysicists, Chemists for the Ministry of Mines and 27 Junior Hydrogeologists for the Ministry of Water Resources. The last date to fill the UPSC Geologist 2019 application form is April 16th, 2019. The examination will be held on June 28th in 19 cities across India.
 
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UPSC Geo-Scientists and Geologist 2019 vacancy Details:

Department Name of the Position  Number of Vacancy
Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines) Geologist, Group A 50
Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines) Geophysicist, Group A 14
Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines) Chemist. Group A 15
Central Ground Water Board , Ministry of Water Resources Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group A 27
Total   106

UPSC Civil services 2019 Exam Application Form Released:

On February 19, 2019, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has activated the link to apply for UPSC Civil services 2019 Exam, IAS/IFS Prelims Examination 2019 in the official website upsc.gov.in. UPSC civil services examination (CSE) 2019 preliminary level online examination will be conducted on June 2, 2019. UPSC IAS 2019 main examination will be conducted on September 20, 2019. The main examination for UPSC Indian Forest Service (IFS) will be conducted on December 1, 2019. Last date to fill online application form for UPSC IAS, IFS prelims 2019 Exam is March 18, 2019.
 
UPSC preliminary Exam 2019 comprises of Paper-I and Paper-II, both of which are objective in nature. Paper-I consists of questions from current affairs, science and technology, history, culture, geography, indian polity and environment and ecology. UPSC civil services exam  Paper-I carries a total of 400 marks. However, a candidate has only to qualify with minimum of 33 per cent marks in general studies paper-II.
 
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UPSC IES and ISS DAF Interview Schedule 2018

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)  released the complete schedule for the Post of Indian Economic Service IES and Indian Statistical Service ISS Recruitment Examination 2018. All Those Candidates Who have Qualified Written Exam Can Apply for Details Application Form (DAF), Interview Schedule.

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UPSC Civil Services IFS Main Exam Time Table, Application Form 2018 released:

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the complete schedule as well as the DAF or Detailed Application Form for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) 2018 Main examination, on the official website upsconline.nic.in. The candidates who have cleared the IFS Preliminary examination are eligible to appear for UPSC IFS Main Exam, for that they have to fill the DAF or Detailed Application Form for UPSC IFS Main 2018 examination, which is is scheduled from December 2nd to 10th, 2018. The UPSC Civil Services IFS Main Exam 2018 will be held in two different sessions every day.  General English and General Knowledge are the compulsory subjects for the IFS Main Examination. Eligible candidates have to choose between two optional subjects and appear for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the respective subject. General English Exam and General Knowledge Exam are held for 300 marks each and of 3 hours duration. The each paper of elective subjects carries 200 marks and of 3 hours duration.

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Detailed UPSC IFS 2018 Mains exam schedule:

Date

Forenoon Session (9 am to 12 noon)

Afternoon Session (2 pm to 5 pm)

December 2nd, 2018

General English

General Knowledge

December 4th, 2018

Botany Paper- I

Mathematics Paper-I

Statistics Paper-I

Botany Paper- II

Mathematics Paper-II

Statistics Paper-II

December 5th, 2018

Physics Paper- I

Zoology Paper -I

Physics Paper- II

Zoology Paper -II

December 6th, 2018

Chemistry Paper-I

Chemistry Paper-II

December 7th, 2018

Agriculture Paper- I

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Paper- I

Agriculture Paper- II

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Paper- II

December 8th, 2018

Geology Paper-I

Geology Paper-II

December 9th, 2018

Forestry Paper-I

Forestry Paper-II

December 10th, 2018

Agricultural Engineering/
Civil Engineering/
Chemical Engineering /
Mechanical Engineering Paper -I

Agricultural Engineering/
Civil Engineering/
Chemical Engineering/
Mechanical Engineering -Paper II

 


UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam 2018 DAF Submission Begins:

On July 23, 2018, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has activated the link for submission of online application for Civil Services Main Examination 2018. All candidates who are qualified in UPSC Civil Services IAS, IFS Prelims 2018 Exam should fill the DAF or Detailed Application Form on the official website www.upsc.gov.in to appear for the UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam 2018, which is scheduled to be held from September 28, 2018. Candidates can fill the UPSC Civil Services Mains 2018 Detailed Application Form (DAF) from July 23 to August 6, 2018. Candidates should upload the scanned copies of the required document within the prescribed time limit along with DAF. However, the OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates need to fill the OBC Annexure in online mode along with the Detailed Application Form. Candidates except Female, SC, ST and PwBD, should pay the application fee of Rs. 200 by cash mode or online mode. Last Date for paying application fee by cash mode (offline) is August 5, 2018 and by online mode through Debit/Credit card or internet banking is August 6, 2018.

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UPSC Civil Services Prelims Result 2018 Released:

On July 14, 2018, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the results of Civil Services Preliminary Examination, 2018 on its official website upsc.gov.in, upsconline.nic.in. The UPSC IAS Prelims 2018 examination was held on June 3, to fill administrative positions in different All-India Services and central civil services including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and IRTS. The UPSC Civil Services Main examination will be conducted on September 28, 2018, all the students who will clear the UPSC prelims have to appear for it. Candidates appearing in UPSC Mains Exam will have to apply online again in a new form (Detailed Application Form ) provided to them. All the candidates who have appeared for the UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2018 examination can check the results through the direct official link provided below.

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UPSC Civil Services Prelims Results 2018 expected by July 15:

 The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is likely to declare the UPSC Civil Services Prelims Examination 2018 results by July 15, 2018 @ upsconline.nic.in and upsc.gov.in. UPSC conducted the Civil Services Prelims 2018 Exam on June 3, 2018 for filling huge vacancies of IAS, IPS, IFS and other civil service posts. UPSC declares the result within 40 to 45 days from the date of commencement of UPSC examination. This year, it is expected that UPSC Civil Services Prelims Results 2018 will be out by July 13th to 15th. According to the Reliable sources, UPSC Mains examination 2018 will be held on September 28,29,30 and October 6,7, 2018. Candidates who qualify in this Prelims Exam can appear for Mains 2018 Exam, for which the Exam dates will be officially released soon after the announcement of Prelims 2018 Result.


UPSC Civil Services 2018 Main Exams Timetable Released:

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC Civil Services 2018 Main Exams Timetable on its official website – upsc.gov.in, as per which, the Mains 2018 Examination will commence from 28th September 2018 with Paper I – Essay. UPSC had organized the Prelims 2018 in June 2018. Candidates who will score minimum 66 marks in Paper-II, will be shortlisted for Mains exam based on their scores in Paper-I. UPSC Civil Services 2018 Mains examination will be organized as per the time table mentioned below:

Paper I

Essay 

28th September 2018 9 am – 12 pm

Paper II

General Studies-I

29th September 2018 9 am – 12 pm

Paper III

General Studies-II

29th September 2018 2pm – 5 pm

Paper IV

General Studies-III

30th September 2018  9 am – 12 pm

Paper V

General Studies-IV

30th September 2018 2pm – 5 pm

Paper-A

Indian Language

6th October 2018 9 am – 12 pm

Paper-B

English 

6th October 2018 2pm – 5 pm
Paper-VI Optional Paper-I 7th October 2018 9 am – 12 pm
Paper-VII Optional Paper-II 7th October 2018 2pm – 5 pm

UPSC 2019 Exam Calendar Released; Check Here:

On June 4, 2018, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has uploaded the Exam Date Calendar for  UPSC Recruitment Tests 2019 on its official website www.upsc.gov.in. Candidates who wish to appear for various UPSC 2019 Exams like Civil Services Exam, Engineering Services Exam, Combined Medical Services, C.D.S. Exam, N.D.A. & N.A. Exams, I.E.S./I.S.S. Exams, etc can check the exact exam date for UPSC 2019 Examination through the below provided direct official link:

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UPSC 2018 Civil Services Prelims Results Expected in July

Union Public Service Commission,(UPSC) organized the Civil Services Prelims exam in 73 centers across India which included Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Aizawl, Port Blair, Panaji, Chandigarh and Lucknow among others. The UPSC Prelims results will be released in the month of July 2018. Based on the results of Civil Services examination, the applicants will be employed in various services like Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, and Indian Police Service and among others.


UPSC 2018 Civil Services IAS Exam Notification Released - Apply Now:

On  February 5, 2018, Union Public Service Commission, UPSC has released the notification for the Civil Services 2018 Preliminary Examination. A total of 782 vacancies with 32 vacancies for persons with benchmark disabilities are expected to be filled by means fo the UPSC Civil Services 2018 Examination. Candidates interested in applying for Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS), Indian Forest Services (IFS) and 20 other departmental posts are required to fill the Civil Services Prelims 2018 application form. Direct official Link of upsc.gov.in to fill the UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2018 Application Form is provided below, Candidates can register for the Civil Services 2018 Exam till March 6, 2018.

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UPSC 2018 Civil Services Notification Released - Apply Now

 The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) invited applications from interested and eligible candidates to apply for a number of vacant posts in UPSC. Candidates interested in the posts can visit the official website to apply for the same. Candidates need to note that they have to read the instructions and other details about the examination and posts on offer carefully before applying for the vacancy. All applications have to be submitted on the official website of UPSC before March 29, 2018.

Candidates can apply through the official link UPSC Vacancy Posts



UPSC IFS Mains Admit Card Released on Nov 9, Download Now!

On November 9, 2017, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the Admit Card for the INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (IFS) (MAIN) EXAMINATION, 2017. All the shortlisted candidates can download their UPSC IFS Mains 2017 admit card from the below provided direct official link. Last Date for downloading the UPSC IFS Mains 2017 admit card is 13-12-2017.

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About UPSC Recruitment

Union Public Service Commission (Short Form - UPSC) is Central Government Agency in India which appoints Staff to Central Government services and posts in India. UPSC was established on October 1, 1926 and is controlled by Government of India. There are 3 methods of UPSC recruitment, namely,
  • Direct recruitment (through Competitive Examination and / or selection by interview)
  • Recruitment by promotion and
  • Recruitment by transfer and permanent absorption

Various Competitive Exams conducted by UPSC

Every Year, UPSC conducts various Competitive Examinations for direct recruitment to All India Services (IAS, IPS), Group “A” Posts and selected Group “B” Posts in the Central Government. Following are the various UPSC Exams:

  • Civil Services Examination (CSE)
  • Engineering Services Examination (ESE)
  • Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE)
  • Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE)
  • National Defence Academy Examination (NDA) & Naval Academy Examination
  • Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA)
  • Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination
  • Indian Economic Service Examination
  • Indian Statistical Service Examination
  • Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination
  • Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Examination (CAPF)
  • Section Officers/Stenographers (Grade-B/Grade-I) Departmental Competitive Examination
     

UPSC Civil Services Exam

Every Year, UPSC recruits a huge number of candidates for the following services in Indian Government based on the Civil Service Examination.

All India Services

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Police Service (IPS)

Group A Services

  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS)
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Information Service (IIS)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS)
  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE)
  • Indian Trade Service (ITrS)
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF)

Group - B Services

  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (AFHCS)
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS)
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS)
  • Pondicherry Civil Service
  • Pondicherry Police Service

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Civil Services Exam

Nationality - For the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS), a candidate must be a citizen of India.
Age Limits: Minimum Age Limit - 21 years; Maximum Age Limit - 30 Yrs (relaxable to 5 years for SC/ ST and 3 years for OBC Candidates)
Minimum Educational Qualifications -Graduation or Degree in any discipline from any recognized university in India. Candidates of Final Year can also apply for UPSC Civil Services Exam.

Number of attempts permitted for UPSC Civil Services Exam

  • For General category candidates - 6 Attempts
  • For OBC category candidates - 9 Attempts
  • For SC/ ST Candidates - No restriction on the number of attempts (till 37 years of age).

UPSC Civil Services Exam Plan

New UPSC Exam pattern for Civil Services Exam is available now. Grab detailed UPSC Exam Pattern for both Prelims and Mains written Exams from this page. You should know the UPSC Exam Pattern clearly, to crack UPSC IAS Exam in the first attempt. UPSC Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages:
(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for selecting candidates for the Main Examination; and
(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the final selection of candidates for the various Services and posts mentioned above.

UPSC Civil Services Exam - Important Dates

  • Official Notification announcement - February Month every year
  • e - Admit Card Availability for Preliminary Exam - May month
  • Commencement of Preliminary Exam - June - July month every year
  • Results Declaration of Preliminary Exam - Mid-August
  • Commencement of Main Exam - October every year
  • Results Declaration of Main Exam - March (2nd week)
  • Commencement of Personality Test (interview) - December each year
  • Declaration of UPSC Result of IAS Final stage - May to June.
Latest Official Notification on UPSC Civil Services Exam

How to Apply for UPSC Civil Services Exam

Candidates can apply for UPSC Civil Services Exam through online mode only, using the below granted link. Candidates are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- through net banking or by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash. For Female/ SC/ ST/ PH Candidates - No Application Fees required. Before start filling up of Online Application, a candidate must have his/her photograph and signature duly scanned in the jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.

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UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern

  • Stage 1:- Preliminary examination consisting of two objective-type papers (general studies and aptitude test)
  • Stage 2:- Main examination consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type
  • Stage 3:- Personality Test (interview)
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UPSC Engineering Services Examination (ESE)

UPSC Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted for engineering positions in various departments of the central government. Posts in 1) Civil Engineering, 2) Mechanical Engineering, 3) Electrical Engineering, 4) Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering categories would be filled through this UPSC ESE examination.

Eligibility Criteria for Engineering Services Examination (ESE)

Nationality - A candidate must be a citizen of India / Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugee or a person of Indian origin.
Age Limits: Minimum Age Limit - 21 years; Maximum Age Limit - 30 Yrs (relaxable to 5 years for SC/ ST and 3 years for OBC Candidates)
Minimum Educational Qualifications - A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (B.E. / B. Tech) from a recognised university or equivalent. M.Sc degree or its equivalent.

UPSC Engineering Services Exam Plan

  • Stage-I: Engineering Services (Preliminary/ Stage-I) Examination (Objective Type Papers)
  • Stage-II: Engineering Services (Mains/Stage-II) Examination (Conventional Type Papers) and
  • Stage-III : Personality Test

UPSC Engineering Services Exam - Important Dates

  • Official Notification announcement - September Month
  • Commencement of Preliminary Exam - January
  • Commencement of Main Exam - May
  • Results Declaration of Main Exam - June
Latest Official Notification on UPSC Engineering Services Exam

How to Apply for UPSC Engineering Services Exam

Candidates can apply for UPSC Engineering Services Exam through online mode only, using the below granted link. Candidates are required to pay fee of Rs. 200/- through net banking or by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash. No Application Fees is required for Female/ SC/ ST/ PH Candidates.

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UPSC Engineering Services Exam Pattern

  • Stage 1:- Preliminary examination consisting of two objective type (multiple choices) questions papers; carrying a maximum of 500 marks (Paper 1 – 200 Marks & Paper II – 300 Marks). 
  • Stage 2:- Main examination consist two conventional type papers in Engineering Discipline specific with duration of three hours and maximum marks of 600 (300 Marks in each paper). 
  • Stage 3:- Personality Test (interview) carrying 200 Marks.

UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE)

UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) is conducted for Medical Officer positions in various organizations such as the Indian Ordnance Factories, Indian Railways functioning under the Government of India.

Eligibility Criteria for Combined Medical Services Examination

Nationality - A candidate must be a citizen of India / Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugee or a person of Indian origin.
Age Limits: Maximum Age Limit - 32 Yrs (relaxable to 5 years for SC/ ST and 3 years for OBC Candidates)
Minimum Educational Qualifications - Should have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination. 

UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam Plan

  • Stage-I: Computer Based Examination
  • Stage-II: Personality Test

UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam - Important Dates

  • Official Notification announcement - March - April  Month every year
  • e - Admit Card Availability for Computer Based Examination - July-August
  • Commencement of Computer Based Examination - August month (13/08/2017)
Latest Official Notification on UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam

How to Apply for UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam

Candidates can apply for UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam through online mode only, using the below granted link. Candidates are required to pay fee of Rs. 200/- through net banking or by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash. No Application Fees for Female/ SC/ ST/ PH Candidates.

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UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam Pattern

Part-I - COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION - (500 marks)
Computer-based examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks and will be of two hours duration.
Paper I - Maximum Marks - 250
Subjects No. of questions
General Ability 30 questions
General Medicine 70 questions
Paediatrics 20 questions
Total 120 questions

Paper II - Maximum Marks - 250
Subjects No. of questions
Surgery 40 questions
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40 questions
Preventive & Social Medicine  40 questions
Total 120 questions

Part-II - Personality Test - (100 marks)
Candidates those who qualify the Computer-based examination, are called for Personality Test carrying 100 marks.

UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE)

UPSC Conducts "Combined Defence Services" (CDS) Examination twice a year for recruiting only Unmarried Graduates into the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy Indian Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy.

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam

Nationality - A candidate must be a citizen of India / Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugee or a person of Indian origin.
Age Limits: Minimum Age Limit - 19 years; Maximum Age Limit - 24 Yrs (25 Years for Officers’ Training Academy). For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy - only Unmarried male candidates are eligible.
Minimum Educational Qualifications - (i) For Indian Military Academy and Officers' Training Academy - Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy - Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/ Institution.
(iii) For Air Force Academy - Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10, +2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam Plan

  • Stage-I: Written Examination
  • Stage-II: Interview for intelligence and personality test

UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam - Important Dates

  • Official Notification announcement - October (First Shift) and June(Second Shift)
  • Commencement of Written Exam - February and November respectively
  • Results Declaration of Written Exam - March and December respectively
Latest Official Notification on UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam
 

How to Apply for UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam

Candidates can apply for UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam through online mode only, using the below-granted link. Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- through net banking or by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash. No Application Fees required for Female/ SC/ ST/ PH Candidates.

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UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam Pattern

Part-I - Written Examination - (500 marks)
Written Examination is conducted in Offline (pen and paper) mode. Written Examination Pattern for Admission to Indian Military Academy / Air Force Academy / Indian Naval Academy.
Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
English 100 2 hours
General Knowledge 100 2 hours
Elementary Mathematics 100 2 hours
Total 300  

Written Examination Pattern for Admission to Officers' Training Academy
Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
English 100 2 hours
General Knowledge 100 2 hours
Total 200  

The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English. Candidates successful in the written exam are then called for an interview by a Services Selection Board which evaluates a candidate's suitability for a career in the Indian Armed Forces.

UPSC National Defence Academy (NDA) Examination & Naval Academy Examination

National Defence Academy (NDA) is the first tri-service academy in the world. NDA is a Military Academy in India which trains cadets of three Services namely Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force (these three are combinedly called Indian Armed Forces). UPSC Conducts "National Defence Academy" (NDA) Examination & Naval Academy Examination twice a year for recruiting only Unmarried Male candidates those who wish to join Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA and for Indian Naval Academy Course.

Eligibility Criteria for NDA & Naval Academy Examination

Nationality - A candidate must be a citizen of India / Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugee or a person of Indian origin.
Age Limits: Minimum Age Limit - 16 years; Maximum Age Limit - 19 Yrs (No Age Relaxation)
Marital Status - Unmarried; Only Male candidates are eligible to take this exam.
Minimum 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.

UPSC NDA & Naval Academy Exam Plan

  • Stage-I: Psychological Aptitude Test
  • Stage-II: Intelligence Test (Interview by a Services Selection Board)

UPSC NDA & Naval Academy Exam - Important Dates

  • Official Notification announcement - January (First Shift) and June(Second Shift)
  • Commencement of Written Exam - April and September respectively
  • About NDA Training:
Date Commencement of Training - Jan and July
Training Academy - NDA, Khadakwasla, Pune
Duration of Training - 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yr at Indian Military Academy (For Army cadets) (OR) 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yr at Naval Academy(For Naval cadets) (OR) 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 & 1/2 Yrs at AFA Hyderabad (For Air Force cadets)

Latest Official Notification on UPSC NDA & Naval Academy Exam

How to Apply for UPSC NDA & Naval Academy Exam

Candidates can apply for UPSC NDA & Naval Academy Exam through online mode only, using the below-granted link. Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (except SC/ ST candidates/ Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs) through net banking or by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash.

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UPSC NDA & Naval Academy Exam Pattern

Written Examination is conducted in Offline (pen and paper) mode. 
 
Subjects Code Maximum Marks Duration
Mathematics 01 300 2 hours 30 minutes
General Ability Test 02 600 2 hours 30 minutes
Total   900  

General Ability Test Consists of two Parts - Part A - English (for 200 marks) and Part B - General Knowledge (for 400 marks containing questions from Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events). 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 Test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English. Candidates successful in the written exam are then called for an interview by a Services Selection Board.


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