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NDA is a national level entrance exam conducted every year. Through this entrance examination, qualified candidates are selected for training of Indian Navy, Indian Military and Air Force.The NDA exam is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Services) every year.
The test has three phases to qualify i.e written exam, SSB interview and Medical Examination. After qualifying this entrance exam, the candidates have to qualify SSB Interview as well.
NDA represents National Defence Academy arranged in Khadakwasla, Pune (Maharashtra) The candidates who qualify NDA exam will go through 4 Year Course and prepare to turn into an Officer in these wings.
NDA Examination Details
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Examination Calender 2023
|NDA Exam||NDA 1||NDA 2|
|Release of Notification||December||May|
|Availability of Application Form||December||May|
|Last date to apply||January||June|
|Last date to pay fee by cash||January||June|
|Withdraw of application||Last week of January to 1st week of February||-|
|Availability of Admit card||04th week of March||August|
|Declaration of Result||May||October|
|SSB interview||July to September|
|Subject||Questions / Duration||Marking Pattern||Maximum Marks|
|Mathematics||120 / 2½ Hours||+(2.5) / -(0.83) Marks||300|
|General Ability||150 / 2½ Hours||+(4.0) / -(1.33) Marks||600|
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The National Defense Academy is a joint service academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, Navy, and Air Force are trained together before going to pre-commission training of their respective service academies. It is
NDA is a national level examination, which is for taking admission in Army, Navy, and Air Force. This exam takes place twice a year in the months of April and September. It is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The exam is conducted in t
Applying Age 15.5-18.5 years
Joining Age 16.5-19.5 years
Unmarried male candidates only
For Army:— 12th passed or appearing in any stream
For Air Force, Navy &
Mathematics Code: 01 Duration: 2 1/2 Hours (150 minutes) Maximum Marks: 300 marks General Ability Test Code: 02 Duration: 2 1/2 Hours Maximum Marks: 600 Marks SSB Test Interview Duration: 5-day selection procedure
Written Exam conducted by UPSC â€¢ SSB Interview conducted by Service Selection Boards of Army/Navy and Air Force â€¢ Medical Examination
The SSB (Service Selection Board) is a 5-day selectionÂ process divided into two stages - Stage 1 - Screening Stage-2 comprises of the following tests :- Fifth Day Is The Result Day which is known as Conference. On this day the fate of the candidate is
NDA examination is divided into two papers â€“ Mathematics and General Ability.Â For Detailed Syllabus Click On This Link:- NDA 1 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern
NDA cut off is the minimum qualifying marks at the written stage and marks secured by the last candidate in the merit order at the final stage of the exam.
There is no minimum percentage requirement for NDA Exam. To give NDA examination you can have minimum 33 % percentage in class 12th that means a student with any percentage criteria can give the NDA examination.
After clearing NDA Exam the cadets go for 3-year training - For Army/Navy/Air Force -3 Years at National Defence Academy 1 Year at IMA/AFA/NA For Naval Academy- 4 Years B.Tech Course at Naval Academy
Yes, If you are eligible by age limit and educational qualification then you can apply for 2 NDA papers.
A person having foreign citizenship cannot apply for NDA but If He/She has Indian passport and documents supporting his/her claim of Indian citizenship then they can apply for NDA.
NDA Exam is difficult but it depends upon the preparation according to which the difficulty level varies from easy to very tough.
For Army Wing, a student with any stream and percentage can apply for NDA- Army Wing. However, For Air Force, Navy & Naval Academy:â€”12th passed or appearing with Physics and Mathematics with any percentage can apply.
No, there is no reservation in NDA examination.