National Defence Academy (NDA) is a national level exam conducted twice in a year by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). The exam is conducted to recruit candidates in Army, Navy and Air Force. It is a two-tier entrance examination, after qualifying the written test candidates will also have to clear the SSB interview round. The applicants who get selected in the qualifying exam go through rigorous training for 3 years. The emphasis in NDA is on character building, mental and physical robustness, leadership and a sense of keen observation for leading the troops in the Battlefield.
Synopsis NDA 2019
National Defence Academy
Union Public Service Commission
Level of exam
10+2 Passed - Male candidates can apply (Unmarried)
Mode of Application
Offline (pen and paper based)
2 hours 30 minutes
NDA has 335 posts:
The eligibility criteria NDA 2019 Exam should be fulfilled by aspiring candidates to apply for the exam. The eligibility criteria for the NDA 2019 are as follows:
A candidate must either be:
Note: Candidates belonging to the above categories should hold a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
Candidates must be fit as per the physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2019. A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training, academies are ineligible to apply.
For Army Wing of National Defence Academy :
For Air Force, Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:
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