UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (NDA/NA) examination to select eligible candidates for the training of officers for Army wing i.e., Indian Army, navy wing i.e., Indian Air force, and Indian Navy in national defence academy.
Trainees for army, navy and naval wings of defence services. After completion of training, candidates will be given posts in their respective streams which are central government positions.
- (i) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy candidates must pass 12th Class pass 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by any of the recognised State Education Board or any recognised University.
- (ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy candidates must pass 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of with Physics and Mathematics as one of the subjects conducted by any State Education Board or a University.
The age limit will be 16.5-19 years, and Candidates must not marry until they complete full training.
|Height in Centimetres
Weight in Kgs
|16-17 years||17-18 years||18-19 years|
For Air Force
|Height in Centimetres
|Weight in Kgs.|
|16 years||17 years||18 years|
Further details regarding physical fitness will be notified in the official notification.
See the notification for details regarding relaxations and reservations.
Apart form this recruitment, UPSC also recruits eligible candidates into various services such as combined defence service, engineering service, civil service, combined medical service. Drona provides comprehensive information on these services and the way to crack these exams. SSC, RRB also recruit eligible candidates to various government posts.
How To Apply
- Candidates should apply online through website.
- Detailed procedure for filling the online application will be notified in the official notification.
The Selection procedure consists of written examination, and upon qualifying the written examination, candidates need to attend a personality test or Psychological Aptitude test.
Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced to select competent candidates at Selection Centres/Naval Selection Boards/Air Force Selection Boards. All the qualified candidates will be put to stage one test on the first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Naval Selection Boards/Air Force Selection Boards. Candidates who qualify the first stage will be admitted to the second stage or remaining tests. Selection of the candidates will be done based on the overall performance.
The Examination consists of two papers, and the first paper questions will be from Mathematics carrying 300 marks, and second paper will be from mathematics carrying 600 marks.
The exam pattern is given in the below table.
|I||Mathematics||2 H 30 min||300|
|II||General Ability Test||2 H 30 min||600|
Candidates who perform well in the written exam will be selected for the interview by the UPSC board.
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