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Exam Details

The National Defence Academy commonly known as NDA is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective academies after they are selected by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

NDA Application Details

  • The application form of NDA can be submitted online from UPSC website.
  • Candidate should read the instructions carefully before making any entry or selecting options.
  • Candidate should supply all the required details while filling up the online form. Mandatory fields are marked with * (asterisk) sign.
  • The filling of online application contains two parts.
  • In Part I registration, candidate will have to fill basic information. On submission of details, candidate will have to cross check the details and make correction, if any, in the application form.
  • Part-II Registration consists of filling up Payment details (except for fee exempted candidates), selection of examination centre, uploading of Photograph and Signature and agreeing to declaration.
  • When ‘I agree’ button is pressed, a page with Registration No. will be generated.
  • Please note down registration number or take a print out of the page.
  • The application is incomplete without payment, selection of centre, uploading of scanned photograph & signature and agreed for declaration.
  • Candidates can pay application fee online through SBI net banking or by cash through SBI bank challan or through credit card/debit card.
  • On successful completion of your complete application, an auto-generated email will be sent on your registered email-id.

Age Limit:

  • The upper limit is 19 year 6 months for appearing in NDA.
  • Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for NDA.
  • Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Passed class 12 under 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University
  • Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy: Passed class 12 under 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University
  • 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Passed class 12 under 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University

Paper Pattern

NDA Exam Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics 120 300
General Mental Ability 150 600
SSB Test / Interview - 900
Examination Details
EXAM-NDA(I & II)
Forms: January & June Exam: April & September Age Limit: 16 ½ to 19 ½ yrs
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
For Army:
10+2 Passed/ Appearing (in any stream)
For Air Force:
10+2 Passed/ Appearing (With Physics & Mathematics)
For Navy & Naval Academy:
10+2 Passed/ Appearing (With Physics & Mathematics)
Age Limits, Sex And Marital Status
A Candidate must be an unmarried Male and born not earlier than 2nd January 1999 and not Later than 1st January 2002 16 ½ to 19 ½ years
Examination Schedule
Paper Availability of Forms Date of Examination
NDA-I 10th JAN 2018 - 5th FEB 2018 22nd APRIL 2018
NDA-II 6th JUNE 2018 - 2nd July 2018 9th SEPT 2018
TOPIC COVERD
PAPER-I (MATHS) TOPICS COVERED PAPER-II (GENERAL ABILITY) TOPICS COVERED
Trigonometry Biology
Algebra Chemistry
Probability Physics
Matrices & Determinants History
Analytical Geometry Civics
Differential Calculus Geography
Integral Calculus English
Vector Algebra Current Affairs

Examination Centers

UPSC NDA Examination Centers

AGARTALAAHMEDABADAIZWAL
ALLAHABADBANGALOREBARIEILLY
BHOPALCHANDIGARHCHANDIGARH
CHENNAICUTTACKDEHRADUN
DELHIDHARWARDISPUR
GANGTOKHYDRABADIMPHAL
ITANAGARJAIURJAMMU
JORHATKOCHIKOHIMA
KOLKATALUCKNOWMADURAI
MUMBAINAGPURPANAJI (GOA)
PORTBLAIRRAIPURRANCHI

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