Record Muslims qualify for National Defence Academy

June 8, 2015 by  
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NDA TableNew Delhi, June 04, 2015: Sixteen Muslims have made it to the final list of this year’s National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (NDA) out of the total 453 qualifying candidates. The percentage of Muslims this year is 3.53%, a record high since started tracking.

The UPSC conducts the exam for admissions to NDA twice a year and the TCN has been tracking the merit list since 2006 results for the second examination. The percentage of successful Muslim candidates has revolved around 1%. Only once has it crossed over 2% and that was in 2010 when 17 Muslims were in the list of 742 qualifying candidates, making it 2.29%. This year’s number 16 is one fewer than the record high of 2010 but since the list of total qualifying candidates is only 453, therefore the percentage is more than one percentage point higher.

The UPSC declared the result on Wednesday of the written part of the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam(II), held on September 28, 2014 and the interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence.

This list of qualifiers is for admissions to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy for the 134th Course and also to the Naval Academy for the 96th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from July, 2015.

– tcn

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