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NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY

The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. The NDA is located in Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra.

To join National Defence Academy a candidate must appear in the entrance exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission, twice a year, normally in month of March and August. Candidate must be a unmarried male. To join NDA one must pass written followed by SSB, medicals and finally to be in merit list.

Eligibility Criteria

Age between 16 ½ to 19½ yrs as of first day of the month in which course is due to commence
Qualification

(1) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Must have successfully completed Class XII in the 10 + 2 pattern of school education or equivalent examination conducted by a State education board or a university.

(2) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10 + 2 (Executive Branch) Course at the Naval Academy: Must have passed Class 12 of the 10 + 2 pattern of school education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State education board or a university. Candidates currently in Class XII in the 10 + 2 pattern of school education, or equivalent examination, can also apply.

Marital Status Un Married
Application to be Received by As per  UPSC notification
Likely SSB Date Sep to Oct and Jan to Apr
Date Commencement of Training Jan and Jul
Training Academy NDA , Khadakwasla, Pune
Duration of Training 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yrs at IMA(For Army cadets)/ 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yrs at Naval Academy( for Naval cadets)/ 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 & 1/2 Yrs at AFA Hyderabad (For AF cadets)

Written Examination Scheme

The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. The NDA is located in Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra.

Paper I MATHEMATICS

Topics are: Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Differential equations, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability.

Paper II GENERAL ABILITY TEST

Part A – ENGLISH :-The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidates understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.

Part B – GENERAL KNOWLEDGE :-The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.

Service Selection Board

Candidates declared successful in written by UPSC, appear before AFSB or SSB according to his choice of Service here a 2 stage testing is conducted. Stage 1 is conducted on 1st day and candidates who clear stage 1 are further tested in stage 2.

Medical Exam

A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Only those candidates are admitted to the academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board. However the candidates declared unfit are intimated by the President of the Medical Board and the procedure for request for an Appeal Medical Board also intimated to the candidate. Candidates declared unfit during Appeal Medical Board are intimated about the provision of Review Medical Board. At last merit list is issued according to the vacancies available. and candidates who make it join the prestigious academy.

NOTES :

  • The papers in all subjects will consist only of objective-type questions.
  • The question papers (test booklets) will be set in English.
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