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NDA Exam 2025

NDA & NA (2) 2022 Exam was held by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) today, i.e., 4th September 2022. The Written Exam was conducted at selected Examination Centers spread across India for 400 vacancies under UPSC NDA & NA II 2022 Recruitment in Indian Armed Forces, i.e., Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 150th Course, and for the 112th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd July 2023 for both male & female candidates.

The NDA exam is conducted by UPSC for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA. This exam is a gateway for candidates looking forward to joining Defence Forces including Army, Navy and Air Force.

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Examination Pattern and details

National Defence Academy (NDA) is an national level entrance exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruiting candidates to the Indian Defence forces that includes Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

Eligibility

For National Defence Academy : Candidates should passed 10+2 Intermediate Exam in any Recognized Board.

For Naval Academy : Candidates should 10+2 Intermediate Class 12 Exam Passed/Appearing in Any Recognized Board with Physics & Mathematics as a Subject.

Nationality: A candidate must either be (i) a citizen of India, or ii) a subject of Bhutan, or (iii) a subject of Nepal, or (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 01st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India 

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India 
Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.  

Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 1999 and not later than 01st July 2002 are eligible.

The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Sr. School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the

Higher Secondary or an equivalent exam certificates.

Educational Qualifications

(i) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University 

(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University 

Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination. 

Such candidates who qualify the SSB interview but could not produce Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate in original at the time of SSB interview should forward duly self attested Photocopies to ‘Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block.III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi110066’ and for Naval Academy candidates to ‘Naval Headquarters, DMPR, OI&R Section, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011’ by 24th December, 2018 failing which their candidature will be cancelled. All other candidates who have produced their Matriculation and 10+2 pass or equivalent certificates in original at the time of attending the SSB interview and have got the same verified by the SSB authorities are not required to submit the same to Army HQ or Naval HQ as the case may be. Certificates in original issued by the Principals of the Institutions are also acceptable in cases where Boards/Universities have not yet issued certificates. Certified true copies/photostate copies of such certificates will not be accepted.

Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Exam 2018 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV 

A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply. 

NDA Exam Pattern

Check the complete NDA exam pattern, before preparing for the written test:

  • Exam Mode and Date: NDA I Exam will be conducted in Pen and Paper (offline) mode.

  • Type of Questions: The questions asked in the exam paper will be of objective type.

  • Total Marks: The written test will be of total 900 marks (Mathematics – 300; General Ability test – 600). SSB Interview will be of 900 marks.

  • Sections: The written test will be divided into two sections – Mathematics and General Ability test.

  • Language Medium: The question paper will be available in English as well as Hindi language.

  • Time Duration: The time duration to complete the paper will be of 5 hours (2½ hours each).

  • Marking Scheme: 0.33% of the mark assigned to the question will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Below in the table we have distributed the marks for each subject:

Subject Code Time Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 01 2 hrs and 30 min 300
General Ability test 02 2 hrs and 30 min 600
  Total 900

NDA Syllabus

NDA Syllabus contain various topics from the subjects of Mathematics, English and General Knowledge. Complete syllabus can be checked by the students by online mode.

Below we have provided various topics included various subjects coming in the written test:

Mathematics:

Matrices and Determinants, Algebra, Analytical Geometry of two and three Dimensions, Trigonometry, Integral calculus and Differential Equations, Differential Calculus, Statistics and Probability, Vector Algebra

English:

The question paper of English will be designed for testing the candidate’s understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like: Vocabulary, comprehension, Grammar and usage and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English

General Knowledge:

The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover topics from the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.

Candidate’s answers will show their intelligent understanding and knowledge of the subject.

NDA Preparation Tips

Candidates can follow the below provided NDA preparation tips to enhance their preparation of exam:

  1. Review the syllabus, pattern of exam, marking scheme of the exam.

  2. Prepare short notes while studying various topics. Note all the important points at one place.

  3. Solve previous year’s exam papers and sample papers. This will help the candidates to know the exam trends and type of questions.

  4. Prepare for the exams from a good study sources like books, online tutorials, online apps etc.

  5. Attempt online or offline mock tests to increase your speed and accuracy level.




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