What: UPSC NDA and NA Examination (I) 2010 notification
The examination will be conducted by the UPSC on April 18, 2010, for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 125th Course and Naval Academy for the 45th 10+2 (Executive Branch) course commencing from 30th December 2010. 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).
The examination will be held at the following centes:
Agartala, Gangtok, Panaji (Goa), Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Patna, Aizwal, Imphal, Port Blair, Allahabad, Itanagar, Raipur, Bangaluru, Jaipur, Ranchi, Bareilly, Jammu, Sambalpur, Bhopal, Jorhat, Shillong, Chandigarh, Kochi, Shimla, Chennai, Kohima, Srinagar, Cuttack, Kolkata, Thiruvanathapuram, Dehradun, Lucknow, Tirupati, Delhi, Madurai, Udaipur, Dharwad, Mumbai, Vishakhapatnam, Dispur, Nagpur.
Conditions of eligibility:
A candidate must either be :
(i) a citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
(b) Age limit, sex and marital status :
Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than January 2, 1992 and not later than July 1, 1994 are eligible.
Educational qualifications :
(i) For Army wing of National Defence Academy: Class XII 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 (Executive Branch) Course at the Naval Academy: Class XII pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
Candidates who are appearing in the Class XII under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.
Such candidates who qualify the SSB interview but could not produce matriculation / 10+2 or equivalent certificates in original at the time of SSB interview should forward the certificates along with photo copies thereof to 'Addl Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block-III, R.K.Puram, New Delhi-110 066' and for naval academy candidates to naval 'Headquarters, DMPR (R&R) Section, Room No 204, 'C' Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi - 110 011' by December 5, 2010 failing which their candidature will be cancelled.
All other candidates who have produce their matriculation and 10+2 pass or equivalent certificates in original at the time of attending the SSB interview and have got the same verified by the SSB authorities are not required to submit the same to army HQ or naval HQ as the case may be. Certificates in original issued by the Principals of the institutions are also acceptable in cases where Boards / Universities have not yet issued certificates. Certified true copies / Photostat copies of such certificates will not be accepted.
NOTE 1: Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the Class XII or equivalent examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing the Class XII or equivalent examination by the prescribed date (ie December 5, 2010) and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of Board/University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever.
NOTE 2: Candidates who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission to the examination and if admitted, their candidature will be cancelled.
(d) Physical standards:
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2010 as per guidelines given in Appendix-V.
(e) A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academics of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.
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 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.
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 November 16, 2009.
Candidates should note that applications will be received by hand, only one at a time, at the designated counter(s) and not in bulk, till 5 pm only.
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 November 23, 2009.
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.
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/ 23381125/ 23098543 on working days between 10 am and 5 pm.