National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune - 411023


1.       Age Relaxation.

(a)        Relaxation of upper age limit of 5 years for posts reserved for SC/ST is admissible and 3 years for posts reserved for OBC is admissible.

(b)        Age relaxation for Physically Handicapped, Ex- Servicemen and Central Government Servants is applicable as per the Government orders.

(c)       No age relaxation is admissible to SC/ST/OBC candidates who apply against unreserved posts.

(d)      No age concession is admissible to the Sons, Daughters and Dependents of Ex-Servicemen.

(e)        Age relaxation to all persons who had ordinarily been domicile in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01 Jan 1980 to 31 Dec 1989 will be permissible for 5 years.

2.         Reservation.

(a)         SC/ST/OBC Candidates who have applied against reserve categories are required to submit a valid certificate regarding their caste status as given in Annexure 1 by SC/ST candidates and Annexure 2 by OBC candidates.

(b)        OBC candidates are required to submit a valid certificate regarding his/her having Non-Creamy Layer status issued by competent authority.  Reservation will be applicable to such OBC candidates who do not fall under the Creamy Layer status.

(c)         Candidates selected under PH/Ex-Serviceman quota will be placed first and adjusted against the respective category i.e. SC/ST/OBC/UR.

3.       Physically Handicapped Persons.

(a)        Only such persons would be eligible for reservation in services/posts who suffer from 40% or more of relevant disability.  A person who wants to avail benefit of reservation is required to submit the computerized ‘Permanent’ disability certificate issued by a Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or State Government as given in Annexure 3.

(b)        A Medical Board consisting of at least 3 members, out of which, at least one member shall be a Specialist from the relevant field.

4.      Syllabus. Questions on General Intelligence and Reasoning will be non-verbal considering the functions attached to the post. Questions on Numerical Aptitude and General English up to the level of minimum educational qualification prescribed for each post will be such that an average matriculate will be in a position to answer them comfortably (Std X or XII or Graduate as applicable, with subjects English, Math, Science etc.) Questions on General awareness will also be of similar standard. 

5.      Short Listing.

(a)        If the number of applications received in response to the advertisement is large, the Commandant, National Defence Academy Khadakwasla reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates to a reasonable limit on the basis of percentage of marks obtained in the prescribed minimum essential qualification, number of which may be upto ten times or more than the number of posts in each category in this advertisement for selection tests and upto 4 times or more for the Skill Test.

(b)         The applications accepted on scrutiny will be shortlisted based on the essential qualifications/experience required and shortlisted candidates will only be called for test. All selection tests will be conducted at NDA Khadakwasla, Pune.

(c)         Candidates should note that no extra weightage will be given for any additional higher qualifications other than the prescribed minimum qualification or experience which also does not vest any right in a candidate for being called for Test.

(d)        The following acts/omissions would render a candidate / application to be disqualified at any stage of selection procedure :-

          (i)  Furnishing of false, inaccurate or tampered or dubious               information.

              (ii)  More than one application submitted by the candidate for               the same post.

             (iii)  Any other deemed irregularity or reason as observed by               the Board of Officers.

             (iv)  Obtaining support for his/her candidature through unfair               means.

               (v)  Canvassing on application forms in any and/or bringing in               any influence, political or otherwise will entail disqualification.

           (vi)  In case the candidate is found using unfair means or               adopting any malpractice at any stage of selection process.

                        (vii)    If underage or overage on closing date of application.

         (viii) If the candidate not found to possess the essential               qualification.

         (ix)  If the candidate already working in the Government     establishment, has not attached the NOC from the concerned         establishment with the acknowledgement at the time of  reporting to             academy for the selection procedure.

                     (x)   Online applications without ID Proof (Adharcard), Coloured                  Photograph and Std 10th Passing Certificate.