ENTRANCE PROCEDUREThe entrance procedure comprises of the following steps:-
- Advertisement inviting applications from candidates will be published in all leading newspapers in Nov.
- Applications to be forwarded on line by first week of Jan. For exact date please refer to advertisement.
- Entrance test to be held in Jan.
- Merit list will be prepared based on the performance of the candidates in the entrance test.
- Candidates who do well in the academic merit list will be called for an interview in Feb / Mar.
- Medical examination.
- Final merit list will be prepared and call letters issued to selected candidates.
- Selected candidates will be required to join the institute in April.
- Candidate should be a domicile of Punjab
- Age – not more than 17 years. Stipulation of cut-off date of birth will be published in the newspaper advertisement.
- Medically fit as per NDA requirements
- Studying in 10th class
- Desirous of joining the Armed forces through the NDA
- Only boys are eligible
Entrance TestThe entrance test will be conducted in two subjects viz English and Mathematics. The papers will be set from the tenth class syllabus and no separate syllabus has been laid down. Candidates studying in any of the boards ie CBSE /ICSE / PSEB may appear in the entrance test. The question paper is objective with answers being filled up on the OMR sheet provided. Wrong answers will be awarded negative marks. Sample question papers are available on the website. The test will be conducted in various centres in Punjab depending upon the response. Generally the centres are at Mohali, Bhatinda and Jalandhar. Results of the entrance test will be uploaded on the website in first week of Feb. Exact date will be intimated later.
InterviewInterviews of candidates will be conducted in Feb / Mar. In scheduling the dates of the interview we shall try and ensure that there is no clash with your Class 10 exam schedule. Interviews will be conducted in the Institute in Mohali. The interviews will be conducted by a team of trained officers. The team will consist of some or all of the following:- (a) GTO / Interviewing officer (b) Psychologist (c) Director AFPI The interview will basically comprise of a few elementary tests of intelligence and aptitude for which no preparation or study is required. There will be a Picture Perception Test followed by a group discussion. Thereafter the candidate will appear individually before the interview board. The aim of the interview is to assess the candidate’s level of motivation, intelligence, aptitude, confidence, personality and expression. His manner of interaction in a group will also be important. The results declared by the interview will be final and candidates will not be allowed to challenge or question these results. Certificates Required. At the time of the interview you will be required to bring along your birth certificate, domicile certificate, certificate pertaining to proficiency in sports if any, and certificate from your school showing marks obtained in the ninth class final exam and the tenth class marks obtained so far. The institute is not in a position to provide any accommodation to candidates appearing in the interview. Honesty and integrity will be of utmost importance. Please do not try to influence the selection procedure in any way. A very serious view will be taken of any aberration and any candidate found guilty will be liable for immediate expulsion. Also if any member of the staff tries to contact you with a promise to help you to influence the selection procedure please bring this to the notice of the interview board so that immediate disciplinary action can be taken. Candidates will not be eligible for any TA / DA for appearing in the interview. Parents / guardians may accompany the candidate to the interview centre but they will not be permitted inside the premises under any circumstances.
MEDICAL STANDARDSA candidate recommended by the Interview Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Medical Officers convened for this purpose. Only those candidates will be admitted to the institute who are declared fit by the Medical Board. The proceedings of the Medical Board are confidential and will not be divulged to anyone. However the candidates declared unfit will be intimated by the President of the Medical Board. Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy. (Since the candidate will actually be appearing in the medical examination conducted by military authorities for NDA entry two years later, certain aspects of the medical standards as deemed appropriate by the medical board may be relaxed as the candidate may be expected to reach the requisite standards of physical development by then.) Candidates are advised to rectify minor defects/ailments in order to speed up finalisation of medical examination. The under mentioned ailments are considered, common minor ailments :-Wax (Ears), Deviated Nasal Septum, Hydrocele/Phimosis, Overweight/Underweight, Under sized Chest, Piles, Gynaecomastia, Tonsillitis, Varicocele The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely in interfere with the efficient performance of military duties. There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or under weight. The candidate should not be overweight or obese. The minimum acceptable height is 157.5 cms. (162.5 cms for Air Force) F Height and weight standards are given below:
|Height/Weight Standards for Army/Air Force|
|Height in Cms. (Without shoes)||Weight in Kgs.|
|16-17 years||17-18 years||18-19 years|
|Height/Weight Standards for Navy|
|Height in Cms. (Without shoes)||Weight in Kgs.|
|16 years||18 years||20 years|
|Leg Length||99.00cms.||120.00 cms.|
|Thigh Length||–||64.00 cms.|
|Sitting Height||81.50cms.||96. 00 cms.|