NDA – National Defense Academy is a prestigious organization. There are thousands of students who aspire to join the NDA. However, candidate has to know about the details of the entrance exam, the exam and how to go about it. The exam is prepared by the Union Public Service Commission and is held at various centers across the country. Candidates who love to live a life of royalty and respect will love to join the Army, Navy or the Air Force.
The commission prepares prepare a list of candidates who are qualified in the written exam and these candidates then appear before the board for Intelligence and personality test. The Army and Navy wings of the NDA and the 10 + 2 cadet entry scheme of the Indian Naval academy will be assessed for the Air Force in Pilot aptitude test. A two stage selection procedure is held and only those who pass in the first stage will proceed further.
NDA Exam Important Dates
Date of notifications – 21-12-2013
Date of online applications – 21-12-2013 to 20-01-2014
Last day of submission of application 20-01-2014
Commencement of exam 20-04-2014
NDA Exam Eligibility Criteria
- The candidate should have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from a recognized university.
- Candidate should be unmarried.
- Only male candidates are allowed to appear for the exam.
- The age limit is minimum 16 years and maximum 19 years.
- The candidate should be a citizen of India or in case of other countries, the rules regulated by the Commission stand applicable.
- Candidate should be physically fir and mentally sound.
- The minimum height of the candidate should be 157 cm with 5 cm chest expansion.
- Eyesight should be 6/6 of both the eyes.
- Education qualification for Air Force and Navy is 12th pass with Physics and Math.
How to Apply For NDA Exam
Candidates can apply offline in the common application form that is released by the Commission. The forms can be purchased from the Head post offices/ post offices across the country.
Candidates can all apply online on the official website www.upsc.gov.in. Instructions to fill the application form are provided.
The application fee required to pay is Rs. 200. However those in the specified category are exempted from paying the fee. The money should be deposited in any SBI branch by cash or by using net banking facility of SBI. Candidates can also use Visa/master credit/debit card.
Upon receiving the proof of payment, the candidate will be provided with admit cards on successful registration. It can be down online with a valid email ID and password. Candidates can save the PDF or even print it by filling roll number or registration number.
NDA Exam Syllabus
The NDA exam is conducted twice a year and in tow pats. It is a written exam that comprises of various topics namely Mathematics, General knowledge, Chemistry, Physics, General English, Current affairs. The written exam comes in two papers. The first paper is mathematics paper and the second is general ability test.
NDA Exam Pattern Details
The UPSC conducts the exam and comprises of two stages. All subjects will be covered using objective type questions only. Papers of Mathematics and General ability test will be set bilingual in English and Hindi. The time duration provided is 2 ½ hours.
Mathematics comprises of 300 marks and given 2 ½ hours
General ability test comprise of 600 marks and time given is 2 ½ hours duration. The exam in total is of 900 marks. The total questions asked are 270.
Candidates selected for interview shall appear before a service selection board test for intelligence and personality test.