Monday, March 26, 2012

NDA - National Defence Academy


Recruitment of candidates to Army, Navy and Air force wings of the National Defence Academy (NDA), is through National Defence Academy Entrance Exam which is held twice a year, generally in the month of April and September. 

NDA exam is conducted by the UPSC. A candidate must be an unmarried male. The course of training is for three years.
The candidate is required to give his preference for the service he wishes to join, however the final decision also depends on the rank he secures in the merit list. 

The candidate should first decide their preference for the two academies i.e. National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (Executive Branch) . If a candidate opts for NDA as his first choice, he has to then give his preferences for the three wings of the NDA i.e. Army, Navy, Air force, followed by his preference for Naval Academy. Alternatively, if he gives his first preference for Naval Academy, he has to follow it with his preference for the three wings of the NDA.


Tentative Schedule (Examination held twice a year)
(i) Notification of ExaminationOctober - Novermber & April - May
(ii) Conduct of ExaminationApril - May & Sept. - Oct


Age-limits16-1/2 - 19 Years


Educational Qualifications
For Army Wing of NDA12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of school Education, or equivalent.
For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for 10+2 (Executive Branch) Course at Naval Academy12 th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of school Education with Physics and Mathematics, or equivalent
Candidates appearing at the 12th Class Examination are also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the 12th Class Examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.
Scheme of Examination


Written Examination1. Mathematics (Objective type)300 Marks
2. General Ability Test (Objective type)600 Marks
Total marks for written examination900 Marks
Marks for SSB Interviews900 Marks