NDA Apply Online FAQs

NDA written examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 17 November 2019 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 144rd Course, and for the 106th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC).

Candidates will be issued Admit Card for the same 10-15 days prior to the commencement of NDA II 2019 Exam.



Important Dates of NDA 2 2019

Release Of Official Notification7 August 2019
Start of Online Application7 August 2019
NDA II 2019 Online Application Closes3 September 2019
Release of Admit Cardone to two weeks before the commencement of exam
NDA II 2019 Written Exam17 November 2019
Declaration of ResultFebruary 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

What is NDA?

National Defence Academy is joint services academy located in Khadakwasala, Pune which trains cadet for the Indian Armed forces. It is the first tri-services academy in the world.

What is the motto of National Defence Academy?

The motto of National Defence Academy is Seva Parmo Dharma, in English it says Service Before Self.

How to get admission in National Defence Academy?

To get admission in National Defence Academy, candidate has to clear UPSC NDA written examination followed by SSB Interview, Medicals and have to come in final merit list.

What is the age limit of appearing in the NDA Written Exam?

 A minimum age limit for NDA is 16.5 years and maximum age limit is 19 years.

What is the fees of NDA Application form?

Candidates are required to pay Rs. 100 through online mode or challan. There is fees exemption for wards of JCO/NCO/OR and SC/ST applicants

How many vacancies are there in national Defence Academy?

There are no specific vacancies in NDA, it keeps on varying every year as UPSC NDA written exam is conducted twice a year.

When was National Defence Academy Established?

National Defence Academy was established in the year 7th December 1954

What are the qualification required  to appear in NDA written Exam?

Candidate should have completed 12th in any stream for Army and for Air Force and Navy 12th class with Physics and Maths

When does NDA written exam take place?

NDA 1 written exam takes place in between April and May and NDA 2 written is conducted around Oct and Nov.

What is the exam pattern of NDA Written Exam?

NDA written exam consists of two papers, Paper 1- Mathematics and Paper 2- General Ability Test which includes History, Polity, General Science, Economics, Geography and English.

When is SSB Interview of NDA Entry  is likely to come?

September to October and January to April

During which time NDA training starts and what is the time period of the training?

Jan and July of every year. Duration of training is three years at National Defence Academy

To which University National Defence Academy is Affiliated?

NDA is Affiliated to Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi.

Candidate after passing out from NDA gets commission to which rank?

Candidate after passing out from NDA goes to their respective academies i.e IMA, NA, AFA for further training.
IMA- 1 year (Army Cadets) Rank- Lieutenant
NA- 1 year  (Naval Cadets) Rank- Sub- Lieutenant
AFA- 1 and half year. (Air Force Cadets) Rank- Flying Officer

What is the salary structure of Indian Armed Forces?







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