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    National Defence Academy
Exam Date :  Sunday, April 19, 2009
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National Defence Academy Examination (I) - NDA 2009 Exam Date

Last Date for Receipt of Applications 17.11.2008

An Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 19th April 2009, for admission to the Army, Navy and Air force wings of the NDA for the 123rd Course and Naval Academy for the 43rd 10+2 (Executive Branch) course commencing from 30th December 2009.

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.

Note: 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.

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.

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.

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.

Important Instructions:

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:

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 (specified in Appendix III of the notice) 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 applications:

All applications must reach the "Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069" either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or before the 17th November 2008.

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 24thNovember 2008.

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.

6. Mobile Phones Banned:

  1. Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
  2. Candidates are advised in their own interest not be bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safekeeping cannot be assured.

National Defence Academy Examination - NDA 2009 Exam Date