National Defence Academy or NDA examination is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice a year with the aim to recruit young and energetic candidates in the Indian Armed Forces, including the Navy, the Air Force, and the Army. Here cadets of the 3 branches, the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force study together before heading to the respective Military Academy for further training. The NDA place is in Khadakwasla, Maharashtra.
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The registrations for NDA exams start with the release of notification by the commission. Candidates are given a month’s time to fill the NDA Application form. The online application for NDA is expected to start by December every year. Aspirants who wish to write NDA/NA exam have to apply online on the UPSC official website for the exam (https://upsc.gov.in/examinations/).
Minimum education qualification is 12th pass under 10+2 pattern of school education or equivalent for Army Wing of NDA.
For the Air Force, Navy and Naval Academy of NDA, candidates must pass 12th pass under the 10+2 pattern of school education with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
UPSC holds the exam recruitment for NDA while SSB conducts the interview round, thus called SSB interview. The written exam is conducted in two parts – Mathematics and General Ability Test. The total duration of the paper is 5 hours.
– GAT is further subdivided into two parts – Part A is an English paper and part B is a General Knowledge paper.
– The Total of NDA written exam counts to 900 marks i.e. 300 marks for Maths and 600 marks for GAT.
– Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception & Description Test (PP&DT).
– Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days.