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About NDA Exams
NDA (National Defence Academy) Entrance Exam is conducted two times every year between the month of September to October and January to April by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission), New Delhi for unmarried Indian male Citizen whose age is between 16½ to 19 years & passed 12th Board Exam, (10+2) Pattern. For latest updates, candidates who are looking to apply for NDA Entrance Exam should visit UPSC website http://www.upsc.gov.in/ .
Important links for NDA:-
|Age between||16 ½ to 19 Years as of first day of the month in which course is due to commence|
|Qualification||12th Class (10+2) with Physics and Mathematics for Air Force/Navy & 12th Class (10+2) for Army|
|Application to be received by||As per UPSC notification|
|Period||September to October and January to April|
|Date of Notification||Last date for receipt of application||Date of commencement of exam||Duration of exam|
|21.12.2013||20.01.2014 (Monday)||20.04.2014 (Sunday)||1 Day|
|To apply online visit : http://upsconline.nic.in/|
Questions are asked in NDA Exam are from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English, Geography, History & General Science of standard 10th, 11th & 12th class. Students should study from NCERT books. Questions which are based on current affairs are also asked, so students should read newspaper & magazine related to current affairs. Marks distribution is given below.
|Mathematics||300 Marks||2½ Hours|
|General Ability Test||600 Marks
Part :A (English) - 200 Marks
Part :B (General Knowledge) - 400 Marks
|Note : There is a provision of negative marking for each wrong answer.|
|Question 1 : What is the age criteria to apply for NDA entrance exams?||Answer : A candidate whose age is between 16 ½ to 19 Years as of first day of the month in which course is due to commence, is eligible to apply for NDA entrance exams.|
|Question 2 : What is the educational qualification required to apply NDA entrance exams?||Answer : A candidate who has passed 12th Class (10+2) with Physics and Mathematics for Air Force/Navy & 12th Class (10+2) for Army, is eligible to apply for NDA entrance exams.|
|Question 3 : What is the NDA exam pattern & syllabus?||Answer : Mainly the questions from Mathematics & General Ability Test - (English & General Knowledge) are asked in NDA entrance exams. Click here to view / Download syllabus
|Question 4 : What are the next date of NDA notification, receipt of application & examination?||Answer : The date of next NDA notification is 21st December 2013, last date for receipt of application is 20th January 2014 (Monday) and date of commencement of exam is 20th April 2014 (Sunday).|
|Question 5 : How many times in a year UPSC conducts entrance exams?||UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts two NDA entrance exams every year between the month of September to October and January to April.|
|Question 6 : Where I can apply for NDA entrance exams?||Answer : To apply NDA Entrance Exams, candidate needs to visit UPSC website http://www.upsc.gov.in/|
|Online Apply Date||From 02-11-2013 to 02-12-2013 till 11:59 PM|
|Date of Examination||09-02-2014|
|Total Number of Vacancies : 509|
|Indian Military Academy||250 Posts|
|Indian Naval Academy||40 Posts|
|Air Force Academy||32 Posts|
|Officers Training Academy (Men)||175 Posts|
|Officers Training Academy (Women)||12 Posts|
|Download CDS 1 Notification||Click Here to Get Details|
|To apply CDS 1 Exam 2014||Click Here to Apply Now|
Age Criteria for UPSC CDS I 2014 Exams
For Indian Military Academy & Indian Naval Academy, unmarried male candidates should not born earlier than 02-01-1991 and later than 02-01-1996. For Air Force Academy, unmarried male candidates should not born earlier than 02-01-1992 and later than 01-01-1996. For Officers Training Academy (Men), unmarried male candidates should not born earlier than 02-01-1990 and later than 01-01-1996 & for Officers Training Academy (Women) unmarried female candidates should not born earlier than 02-01-1990 and later than 01-01-1996.
Educational Qualification required for UPSC CDS I 2014 Exams
For IMA & Officers Training Academy posts candidates should have degree from a recognized University, for Air Force Academy candidates should have degree from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering and for Indian Naval Academy candidates should have degree in Engineering.
Application Fee for UPSC CDS I 2014 Exams
General and OBC category candidates have to pay Rs.200/- only as application fee either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash or through net banking of SBI, 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. There is no application fee for SC/ST/Female candidates as they are exempted from payment of application fee.
Selection Process for UPSC CDS I 2014 Exams
The selection process is based totally on the basis of performance in written exam & interview.
Eligible candidates may apply online on UPSC website www.upsconline.nic.in from 2nd November 2013 to 2nd December 2013 till 11:59 PM.
Instructions for Online Application for UPSC CDS I 2014 Exams:
Frequently Asked Questions on CDS Exams Preparation
Question: What is CDS?
Answer: CDS known as Combined Defence Services is an entrance exam for the selection into Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Air force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy.
Question: What are the age criteria to apply for CDS entrance exams?
Answer: For Indian Military Academy the age limit is 19-24 years, for Indian Naval Academy the age limit is 19-22 years and for Officers’ Training Academy the age limit is 19-25 years.
Question: What is the educational qualification required to apply CDS entrance exams?
Answer: Indian Military Academy/Officers' Training Academy requires a Degree from a recognized university or equivalent. Indian Naval Academy requires Bachelor of Engineering. For Air Force Academy a Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering is required.
Question: What is the CDS exam pattern & syllabus?
Answer: The CDS examination comprises written examination and Interview for intelligence and personality test. The maximum marks allotted to the written examination will be 300, 300,300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively as below.
For admission to Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.
|General Knowledge||2 Hours||100|
|Elementary Mathematics||2 Hours||100|
For admission to Officers’ Training Academy
|General Knowledge||2 Hours||100|
Question: What is the time of CDS notification & examination?
Answer: The notification for the examination of CDS comes generally in the months of October and June, and the examinations are held in the months of February and November.
Question: How many times in a year UPSC conducts CDS entrance exams?
Answer: This exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice a year.
Question: Where I can apply for CDS entrance exams?
Answer: To apply for CDS entrance exam you need to visit at: http://upsconline.nic.in/
Question: How to do preparation for CDS entrance exams?
Answer: To clear the CDS entrance exams aspirants are advised to follow a planned preparation, a review of previous question papers and to master the art of answering Multiple Choice Questions. Candidates must go through the syllabus of NCERT/CBSE up to tenth level to have a good understanding about the topics. As the exam is objective type, the skills required are speed and accuracy. For Elementary Mathematics candidates are advised to do regular practice with short cut methods, the concepts should be clear in geometry, trigonometry and mensuration. Good command of English especially in grammar, comprehension, spotting errors, ordering of words/sentences, synonyms, antonyms etc are essentially required. The candidate must update himself on events of national and international importance and posses ample information about state, nation and word at large.
The interview focuses on reasoning ability, expression ability to influence other with logical arguments, to take initiative, self confidence, communication skill, courage, a sense of respect towards senior and discipline. That’s why candidate must train himself to think logically and rationally. General awareness of the candidate is also tested by the interviewer.
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Question: What is the application fee for UPSC CDS I 2014 exams?
Answer: The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/-(Rupees Two Hundred only) excepting SC/ST/Female candidates who are exempted from payment of fee.
Question: What is the selection process for UPSC CDS entrance exams?
Answer: The selection process has the following three stages:
(a) Written Examination.
(b) Intelligence and personality test by the Service Selection Board (SSB).
(c) Medical Examination.