More than 12,000 candidates attempted the NDA examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in Chandigarh on Sunday at more than 20 centres.
Chandigarh is the only centre in Punjab and Harayana for the exam. A total of 4,00,813 aspirants had registered for entrance exam in 2015. The number of candidates is increasing every year with 375 seats to be filled in National Defence Academy , Khadakwasla , Pune.
City based physics trainer Kunal Singh said, "Most of the candidates found the papers relatively easy, especially the science section in paper II. The paper format was conventional and conducted in two slots. Many candidates appearing in the exam were also from rural backgrounds who found English a bit tough but even they found mathematics section a scoring one. Physics section stressed on application of basic principles in general life along with a few formula based questions. Due to the increasing charm for the government sector, the number of candidates appearing for the exam is increasing every year which makes the selection ratio very small. The examination is conducted for admission to the army, navy and air force wings of the NDA for the 135th course, and for the 97th Indian naval academy course commencing from Dec 2015."