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NDA
  

 

NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY & NAVAL ACADEMY

 

1.     This examination is held twice a year at Visakhapatnam generally in the months of April & September, for admission to the courses commencing in the following January and July respectively for the selection to ARMY OFFICERS, NAVY OFFICERS, and AIR FORCE PILOTS of the NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY. A candidate must be an unmarried male, particulars are published in the Employment News in the month of April and September.

  1. Age: A candidate must be an unmarried male and have attained the age of 161/2 years and must not have attained the age of 19 years on the 1st January of the year succeeding the year of examination.
  2. Education Qualifications:
    • For Army of the National Defence Academy, 12th class pass of the 10+2 pattern of a School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
    • For Air Force and Naval wing of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 (Executive Branch) course at Naval Academy: 12th class pass of the 10+2 pattern of a School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or University.
    • Candidates who are appearing in the 12th class under 10+2 pattern of Education or equivalent can also apply.
  3. Vision Standard for NDA Candidates:

5.    Distant Vision

6.    6/6, 6/9 correctable to 6/6

7.    Near Vision

8.    N-5 each eye

9.    Colour Vision

10. CPI (MLT)

11. Manifest

12. Must not exceed

13. Hypermetropia

14. +2.00D Sph.

  1. Myopia is not to exceed 0.75 dioptres in either eye and Hypermetropia not more than +1.5 dioptres in the better eye and 2.5 dioptres in the worse eye.

 

  1. Ocular Muscle Balance Heterophoria with the Maddox Rod Test must not exceed.
    • At 6 meter Exophoria 8 prism dioptres Esophoria 8 prism dioptres Hyperphoria 1 prism dioptres.
    • At 33cm Exophoria, 16 prism dioptres Esophoria 6 prism dioptres Hyperphorial prism dioptres.
  2. Plan of the Examination: The examination comprises.
      • Written Examination in the subjects set out in para 6 below.
      • Intelligence obstacles and Group Tests by Service Selection Board set out in para 7 below of the candidate who qualifies the Written Examination.

6. Examination Subject: The subject of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

18. Sl. No.

19. Subject

20. Duration

21. Max. Marks

22. 1.

23. Mathematics

24. 21/2 Hrs.

25. 300

26. 2.

27. General Ability Test
(English General Knowledge & Science)

28. 21/2 Hrs.

29. 600

 

31. Total:

 

33. 900

34. N.B.:

35. The papers in all subjects will consist of OBJECTIVE TYPE Questions only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

      TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICES

 

37.  Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy

 

38.  (i) Stipend for Cadet Training

 

39.  Gentlemen Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service academies i.e. during training period at IMA and OTA shall be entitled to a stipend of Rs.21,000/- p.m. (Rs.15,600/- as pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay of Rs.5,400/-).

 

ARMY

Category

Education

Age

Soldier General Duty

SSLC/Matric with 45% marks in aggregate.No%required if higher qualification.

171/2-21 Years

Soldier Technical

10+2/Intermediate exampassed in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English. Now eight age for higher qualification.

171/2-23Years

SoldierClerk / StoreKeeper Technical

10+2/Intermediate exam passed in any stream(Arts,Commerce,Science)with 50% marks in aggregate and min40% in each subject. Weight age for higher qualification.

171/2-23Years

Soldier Nursing 
Assistant

10+2/Intermediate exam passed in Science with Physics,Chemistry,Biologyand English with min 50% mark sin aggregate and min40% in each subject. Now eight age for higher qualification.

171/2-23 Years

Soldier Trades man

  

(i)GeneralDuties
(ii)SpecifiedDuties

Non Matric
Non Matric

171/2 -  20 Years
171/2-23Years

HavildarEducation

Graduate with BEd/ Post Graduate with BEd

20-25Years

ReligiousTeacher
(JCO's)

Graduate in any discipline
Inaddition,qualification in hisownreligiousde nomination

27-34Years

JCO(Catering)

10+2,Diploma/Certificate Course of a duration of one year or more in Cookery / Hotel Management and Catering Tech recognized by AICTE 

21-27Years

Surveyor Automated
Cartographer

BA/BSc with Maths having passed Matric & 12th (10+2)with Maths & Science

20-25Years

ARMY ENTRY

 

Note : Dispensation in Education for enrollment as Sol (GD) is permissible to some selected States/Region/Class & Communities by the Govt. Details may be obtained from nearest BRO/ZRO

 
 

      

 

NAVY

NAVY DETAILS(AA,SSR,MR,NMR)

 

Artificer Apprentice(NAVY AA)

 


  1. The applicant should be of the age of 17-20 years (ie. he should not be less than 17 or more than 20 years on the date of enrolment).
  2. .Nationality
    Applicant should be a resident Indian. The Gorkhas, subjects of Nepal, are also eligible for applying for recruitment. 
  3. .MaritalStatus.
    Applicant should be an Unmarried male.
  4. Minimum Educational Qualification.
    (a) 1st Condition. Applicant should have passed Class 12th or equivalent with subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
    (b) 2nd Condition. Minimum qualification marks required for applying for a particular type of entry into Indian Navy may vary and the same would be promulgated in the advertisement in Newspapers and this website on as required basis.
  5. Physical Standards. 
    The candidate should be physically fit for enrollment into Indian Navy. This capability is tested at the examination venue on qualifying in written examination and is termed as Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test is mandatory. PFT will consist of 1.6 km run which is to be completed in 07 minutes, 20 Squats (Utthak Baithak) and 10 Push-ups.

Without glasses          

With glasses

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Better Eye

Worse Eye

6/12

6/12

6/9

6/12

  1. Medical Standards.
    (a) Medical examination will be conducted by authorized Military Doctors as per medical standard prescribed under current regulations applicable to the sailors of Indian Navy on entry. The detailed guidelines for medical standards are laid down in the Navy Orders (SPL) 01/1999 by IHQ MOD (Navy). 

    (b) Physical traits include the minimum height of 157 cm with proportionate body weight depending on the age and height of the candidate. He should also have a proportionate chest with minimum expansion capability of 05 cms. 

    (c) Candidate should possess good mental and physical health, should be free from any disease/disability and have no cardiovascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-Foot. Candidate should not have a past history of fits or psychiatric ailments Varicose-vein etc. He should not have any type of infection in the ears. Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test followed by PFT and Medical examination. 

    (d) Candidate should possess Colour perception standard of CP II and Eyes Visual standards should meet the under mentioned prescribed standards for both the conditions that are with glasses AND without glasses.

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Applicants declared permanent medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy need not apply.

7.Training.
The training for Artificer Apprentice will generally be for 09 weeks Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by 08 weeks sea training. Thereafter four years training in technical training establishments of the Navy. On completion, candidates will have a qualification equivalent to Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering which is recognized by the Govt of India for purposes of employment in Central /State Govt.

  1. Initial Engagement.
    The beginning of engagement of sailor with the Indian Navy is subject to successful completion of training. The period of the initial engagement of Artificer Apprentice sailor is 20 years. However, engagement (ie service) period is extendable with maximum limit being till the attainment of 57 yrs of age, which, in turn, depends on the rank attained and satisfactory performance by the sailor while in the service.

     

 Senior Secondary Recruits(NAVY SSR)

1.Age.
The applicant should be of the age of 17-21 years (ie. he should not be less than 17 or more than 21 years on the date of enrolment).

NOTE: Relaxation of Age. Against sports quota entry, the upper age relaxation for outstanding sportsmen, who have played at International / National / State level may be considered up to a period of 12 months.

  1. Nationality.
    Applicant should be a resident Indian. The Gorkhas, subjects of Nepal, are also eligible for applying for SSR recruitment.
    3. Marital Status. 
    Applicant should be an Unmarried male.
    4. Minimum Educational Qualification.
    (a) 1st condition. Applicant should have passed Class 12th(Intermediate) with Science stream with compulsory subjects of Physics and Mathematics and Optional subjects of Chemistry or Biology or Computers. 

    (b) 2nd condition. Minimum qualification marks required for applying for a particular type of entry into Indian Navy may vary and the same would be promulgated in the advertisement in Newspapers and this website on as required basis.
    5. Physical Standards. 
    The candidate should be physically fit for enrollment into Indian Navy. This capability is tested at the examination venue on qualifying in written examination and is termed as Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test is mandatory. PFT will consist of 1.6 km run which is to be completed in 07 minutes, 20 Squats (Utthak Baithak) and 10 Push-ups.

    6. Medical Standards.
    (a) Medical examination will be conducted by authorized Military Doctors as per medical standard prescribed under current regulations applicable to the sailors of Indian Navy on entry. The detailed guidelines for medical standards are laid down in the Navy Orders (SPL) 01/1999 by IHQ MOD (Navy). 
    (b) Physical traits include the minimum height of 157 cm with proportionate body weight depending on the age and height of the candidate. He should also have a proportionate chest with minimum expansion capability of 05 cms. 

    (c) Candidate should possess good mental and physical health, should be free from any disease/disability and have no cardiovascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-Foot. Candidate should not have a past history of fits or psychiatric ailments Varicose-vein etc. He should not have any type of infection in the ears. Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test followed by PFT and Medical examination. 

    (d) Candidate should possess Colour perception standard of CP II and Eyes Visual standards should meet the under mentioned prescribed standards for both the conditions that iswith glasses AND without glasses.

Type of Entry

Without glasses

With glasses

 

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Better Eye

Worse Eye

SSR

6/6

6/9

6/6

6/6

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Applicants declared permanent medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy need not apply.

7.Training.
The training for Senior Secondary Recruit will generally be 24 weeks Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by 24 weeks professional training in the allotted trade in Naval Establishments all over the country. Branch/Trade will be allocated as per requirement of service.

8.Initial Engagement.
The beginning of engagement of sailor with the Indian Navy is subject to successful completion of training. The period of the initial engagement for Senior Secondary Recruit sailor is 15 years. However, engagement (ie service) period is extendable with maximum limit being till the attainment of 57 yrs of age, which, in turn, depends on the rank attained and satisfactory performance by the sailor while in the service. 

 

Air force


                                                             AIRMEN SELECTION CENTRES

 

 

 SELECTION PROCEDURE

The selection as an Airman in the IAF is conducted through All India Selection Tests and Recruitment Rallies. All India Selection Tests are conducted at the Airmen Selection Centres (ASCs) located all over India as per schedule, whereas the Recruitment Rallies are conducted from time to time in selected areas/regions of particular States/Union Territories of the country.

 

(a) All India Selection Tests (STs): Advertisements are published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar inviting the applications for All India Selection Tests (STs). In response to the advertisement, eligible male Indian Citizens (including the citizens of Nepal) are to forward the application to the President, Central Airmen Selection Board, Post Box No. 11807, New Delhi 110 010. The Board sends admit cards to eligible and short-listed candidates to appear in the Selection Tests.

(b)Recruitment Rallies:     Advertisements for Rallies are published with the details of eligibility conditions, selection programme and rally venue in popular local/regional newspapers circulated in the region/area of the rally. For rally recruitment, eligible candidates are to report to the rally venue with the requisite documents. These documents will be scrutinized and verified by the Testing Team. 

SEQUENCE OF EXAMINATION

Written Test
(a)  Group 'X' (Technical) Trades: Candidates are tested in English, Physics, and Mathematics. Duration of written test will be 60 minutes.

 

(b)Group 'X' (Education Instructor) Trades: There will be two papers an Objective type and a Descriptive type. The Objective type of paper would cover General English, General Awareness, and Current Affairs. The Descriptive type of paper would aim to test the language comprehension and power of expression. Both of the question papers will be administered in one go with duration of 40 and 35 minutes for Objective and Descriptive papers respectively.

(c)  Group 'Y' (Non-Technical) Trades: Candidates are tested in English and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA). Duration of written test will be 45 minutes.

(d)  Group 'Y' (Musician) Trades: Candidates are tested in English dictation and proficiency to play the musical instrument applied for.

 

Written Test will be objective type and question paper will be bilingual (English & Hindi), except for English paper. Written test will be based on CBSE up to class XII syllabus. Candidates are to qualify for each paper/test separately. The result of the written test is declared on the same day. 

Physical Fitness Test (PFT): Candidates passing the written test are to undergo Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Passing the PFT is mandatory. The PFT for all trades [except IAF (Security)] consists of a 1.6 Km run to be completed within 8 minutes. The PFT for IAF (Security) trade includes a 2.4 Km run & 5 Km run to be completed in 15 minutes & 30 minutes respectively. Candidates above 27 years of age will be given relaxation in PFT timing as per existing norms (Applicable to serving NC (E) s only). Candidates completing PFT faster are awarded additional marks on a sliding scale.

 

Interview: Candidates passing PFT will be interviewed by a team of Officers & Warrant ranks. The interview is normally conducted in English.  Working knowledge of English is thus essential.

 

Trade Allocation Test (TAT): Candidates of Group 'X' (Technical) trades who qualify for interview are to undergo Trade Allocation Test for bifurcation into Mechanical and Electronics stream.  Specific trade allotment within these streams will be carried out at Basic Training Institute (BTI), Air Force (Belgaum).

 

Medical: Candidates who have been recommended in the interview will be medically examined by the Recruitment Medical Team as per Indian Air Force Medical Standards.

 

All India Select List (AISL):  Candidates who pass the Written Test, complete PFT within the given time, clear the interview and have undergone Medical Examination are arranged in the All India Select List (AISL). The inclusion of names of the candidates in the AISL depends upon the performance of the candidates in the Selection Test and number of vacancies to be filled. The candidates are enrolled in the Indian Air Force as per the existing vacancies. 

Watch out for our Advertisement for Selection Tests in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and curtain raisers as well as Advertisements for Recruitment Rallies in National & Regional News Papers from time to time. For more career details log on to Indian Air Force website: www.indianairforce.nic.in or E-mail your queries to casb@iaf.nic.in.

                          ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:AIRMEN

                      AGE LIMIT AND EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

GROUP

AGE
(As on date of 
Enrolment
)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

GROUP 'X' 
trades
(Except
Education
Instructor)

17 - 21 Years

Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent examination with mathematics, Physics, and English, with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English

OR

Three years Diploma course in Engineering (Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile / Computer Science / Instrumentation Technology / Information Technology) from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute with minimum 50% marks in overall aggregate, and 50% marks in English in Diploma or in Intermediate / Matriculation if English is not a subject in Diploma

 Group 'X':
Education
 
Instructor
 
Trade

20-25 Years

Graduate in Arts, Commerce or Science with B. Ed degree or two years teaching experience in a Government recognized School/College, with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in Graduation as well as B. Ed

OR

20-28 Years

Passed MA English / M Sc in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science / MCA with B Ed degree or 2 Years teaching experience in a Government recognized School / College

 Group 'Y' 
Trades
( Except Med
 
Asst and
 
Musician)

17-21 Years

Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent examination in any stream/subject approved by Central / State Education Boards with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English

OR

Passed two years vocational course affiliated/recognized by CBSE / State Education Boards / Councils duly recognized at par with 10+2 by AIU with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate, and50% marks in English in Vocational Course or in Intermediate / Matriculation if English is not a subject in Vocational Course

 Group 'Y':
Med Asst
 
Trade

17-21 Years

Passed 10+2 / Intermediate/equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English

 Group 'Y':
Musician
 
Trade

17-25 Years

Passed Matriculation / 10th class or equivalent with minimum pass marks from any Government recognised School/Boards and proficient in playing at least one of the following musical instruments: 
       Trumpet / Bass / Violin / Saxophone / Clarinet / Euphonium / Jazz-Drum / Piccolo / Bass Trombone / Key Board / Guitar / Sarod / Viola / Cello / Contra Bass (String Bass).

                                                     MEDICAL STANDARDS

To get selected as an Airman, the candidate must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duties in any part of the world, climate, and terrain.  Medical Standards to become an Airman are as follows:

 

 (a)   Visual Standards and Height  : As per table is given below.                       

(b)   Weigh:  Weight should be proportionate to height and age. 

(c)   Chest: Minimum range of expansion 5cm

(d)   Hearing: Should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters by each ear separately.

(e)    Dental: Should have healthy gums, a good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.

(f) Health: Should have no medical or surgical deformity and should be free from all communicable diseases & skin ailments.

Visual Standards, Height, and Leg Length : (Specific to Trades)

Trade

 

Visual Acuity

Maximum limits of Ref Error

Colour Vision

 

Height

Leg length

GROUP 'X'

Workshop Fitter (Mechanical)

6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye.

Hypermetropia: + 2.0 D Myopia: 1D including+0.50 astigmatism

 

CP-II

152.5 cms

Not Applicable

Workshop Fitter (Smith)
Structure Fitter
-AF Fit,
Propulsion Fitter-Eng Fit

6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye.

Hypermetropia: + 2.0 D Myopia: 1D including+0.50 astigmatism

 

CP-II

152.5 cms

Not Applicable

Electronic Fitter-Rdo, Rad F(L)
Electrical Fitter-Elect, Inst, Photo/Fit. 
Weapon Fitter
Automobile Fitter-MT Fit, MF (M)
Mechanical System Fitter-PMF(M).

6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye.

Hypermetropia: + 2.0 D Myopia: 1D including+0.50 astigmatism

 

CP-II

152.5 cms

Minimum leg length required for Mechanical system Fitter and Automobile Fitter is 99 cm

Education INSTRUCTOR

6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye.

Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism

 

CP-III

152 cms

Not Applicable

GROUP 'Y

 

'

Ops AssistantADSO, AFSO, GTI

6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye

Hypermetropia +2.0D
Myopia -1D
Including +0.50
Astigmatism

CP-II

152.5 cm

Not Applicable

Adm Assistant- Clk GD, Cat Asst
Account Assistant, Clk EA/PA, Clk Accts. 
Med Asst
Logistics Assistant
-Eqp Asst

6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye

                        

Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism

 

CP-III

152.5 cm

Not Applicable

Environmental Support Services Assistant (ESSA)- ACH/GD, SEW, Photo Tech, 
Cryptographer Met Assistant,
 
Communication Technician
- Rdo Tech, RTO

6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye

                        

Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism

 

CP-II

152.5 cm

Not Applicable

Auto Technician- MT Tech, MTD

6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye

                        

Hypermetropia +2.0D
Myopia - 1D including+0.50 Astigmatism

 

CP-II

165 Cms (162.5 cms for North East & Hill states)

Minimum leg length required 99 cm

Ground Training Instructor (GSI)

6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye.

Hypermetropia +2.0D
Myopia -1D
Including +0.50
Astigmatism

CP-II

167 cm
(162.5 cm for North East & Hill states)

Not Applicable

Indian Air Force (Police) {IAF (P)} 
PJI

Unaided visual acuity of 6/6

Not Applicable

CP-II

175 cms

Not Applicable

Indian Air Force (Security) {IAF (S)}

Unaided visual acuity of 6/6

Not Applicable

CP-II

172 cm(162 cm for North East & Hill states)

Not Applicable

Musician

6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye

Not exceeding +3.50D
including Astigmatism

CP-III

162 cms

Not Applicable

NC(E)

6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9

Not exceeding +3.50D
including Astigmatism

CP-III

152.5 cm

Not Applicable

Note   : 

(a) Candidates should bring latest prescription and spectacle for corrected vision if used. The prescription must bear the signature, stamp and registration number of Eye Specialist. Corneal Surgery (PRK/LASIK) is not acceptable. 

(b) Candidates are advised to get tartar & stains removed from their teeth before appearing for the written test. Ears should be free of wax.