National Defense Academy – NDA Entrance Exam

The National Defense Academy (NDA) Entrance Exam happens twice a year by UPSC to recruit candidates in army, naval and air force wings of National Defense Academy. Exam notifications are published in all major newspapers and special newspaper – employment news in October – November and April-may time frame.
And exam is conducted in April-may and September – October time frame.
NDA Exam Eligibility Criteria:
Eligibility Criteria for NDA – Army Wing: For recruitment in Army wing of NDA, applicant should be 10+2 passed from a recognized board or equivalent and should lie in 16 1/2 – 19 years age range.
Eligibility Criteria for NDA – Naval Wing & Air Force Wing: For recruitment in Naval and Air Force wings of NDA, applicant must be 10+2 passed with physics & mathematics and should lie in 16 ½ – 19 years age range. Note: Students appearing in 12th exam can also apply for entrance exam but they are required to produce 12th mark sheet & passing certificate at later point on some date specified by UPSC.
NDA Exam Selection Procedure: NDA entrance test is comprised of written exam followed by SSB interview. Written test is an objective type exam consists of multiple choice questions in mathematics (total 300 marks) and general ability (total 600 marks). Candidates who qualify written exam successfully will be called for personal Interview conducted by Service selection board and later for medical exam.
After getting selected in NDA entrance exam, candidate can chose their preferred service area between NDA and Naval academy and if candidate chooses NDA , he can again opt for any of the three wings, however his field of service will be determined based on the merit list of NDA entrance exam.

15 thoughts on “National Defense Academy – NDA Entrance Exam

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    February 22, 2015 at 11:29pm

    Good day friends, NDA is not a place to get into if you don’t have any influence,my name is BETTY TIM i sat for NDA exam 3 good times and i was never given any hope for Admission i was declined and with the level of my intelligence i knew very well that i passed the exam but how they manipulated things it really surprise me,i further took another form on the following year but still the same thing and on the third time i was searching on the internet when i saw a girl post concern how this man help ha last two years to get Admission into NDA an i said lat me try the number and i called him to let him know my problem he said no problem that he can help me,he told me what to do and i do it for him when i finally got the admission through Major general Patrick a day he just helped me then after which when i was admitted i went to pay him the ramming money for the job well done and he send no that i shod not pay him again that was all. So my dear friends out there if you need help you can call him, So i advice you to seek for genuine person call Cornell Patrick a day (08056141395) and you will see what it means to meet with real person at the end of every thing.I already directed two persons to him this year.08056141395

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    Prajakta Bapuji Wadibhasme

    April 21, 2014 at 1:39pm

    I Will Like To NDA Officer . i complete my 12th . i like to try diff.

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    January 2, 2014 at 3:43pm

    si i need the solution manual for control of electric machine drive system written by seung ki sul please attach to ma email address if possible now

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    October 27, 2013 at 12:47pm

    i want to be that soul that can defend the country

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    major musa

    July 18, 2013 at 9:42am


    Results are now out, pls check today’s (Tuesday 24 June) Punch Newspaper, was also published in yesterdays’ Daily Trust Newspaper. Results should also be on website ( soon . Check very well you are expected at teh Academy for further information or any assistance please call this number +2348050354815.

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    manchu anilkumar

    January 26, 2013 at 9:55pm

    sir I Proud because i am an INDIAN, I Proud because i am getting a job in NDA ,
    my qualification is degree so i am eligible to NDA EXAM will you plz tell me sir


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    January 21, 2013 at 9:19am

    iam study now inter 1year iam more interest about nda exam but iam telugu medium so iam taking a coching for this in english but i have a little bit confution about nda exam so please suggest me which type coching bests , which coching center is best in vizag.

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    January 4, 2013 at 5:40am

    hi sir my self vilas and i likes to be in NDA … i compleated my 10+2 and now im doing my diploma but my age is 21 , is thir any opportunity of joining in NDA .. i can do any work , if the things are satisfies you please call to this no 9738457968

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    utsav diniyawala

    January 3, 2013 at 4:49am

    sir, i m 10 th pass i want to join airforce….i m doing diploma in mechenical due to my fathers wish but sir my heart beats for airforce only…..plz tell me what i have to do to be a airforce pilot plz contact me…9638527962

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    Mundhe Dnyaneshwari Hanmantrao

    December 14, 2012 at 9:22am

    Sir i am 12th pass +I have completed diploma in polytechnic+ graduate completed in English subject +post graduate continuing MA in English subject .I want to be air force officer please contact me sir give suggestion my number 7875061796.Sir pls give me job in NDA pls pls pls Sir my lot of wish i am will doing job in NDA. pls contact me pls sir u understand my feeling for NDA.

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    sk.jakir hussain

    December 12, 2012 at 1:56am

    sir iam 12th graduate continuing sciene i want to be airforce officer plese contact me sir give decessions my number 9581920778

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    violette aimee mahend

    December 7, 2012 at 9:20am

    i will likr to become an NDA OFFICER WHAT SHLD I DO

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    Payal tidke

    November 29, 2012 at 3:38pm

    i love to became a NDA officer. but i m not 12th pass because after 10th i was doing polytechnic.

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