National Defence Academy Exam – UPSC Notification

by Sachin Kumar on July 8, 2014

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited applications for National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination II (2014). The examination is conducted to select candidates for training in the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA and Indian Naval Academy.

UPSC-Application-FormVacancy details: 375 (Total)

a) National Defence Academy: 320

  • Army: 208
  • Navy: 42
  • Air Force: 40

b) Naval Academy (10+2) Cadet Entry Scheme: 55

Eligibility criteria:

  1. For Army: 12th class of the 10+2 pattern of school education or equivalent examination conducted by a state education board or a university.
  2. For Air Force and Navy: The candidate should have passed his/her class 12th examination 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

Selection process:

Written examination will be conducted by UPSC. Candidates who will be successful in clearing the written exam will be called for SSB at different locations for further tests.

How to apply:

The candidates are required to apply online through the official website:

Important dates

  • State date of application: June 21, 2014
  • Last date to apply online: July 21, 2014
  • Date of written exam: September 28, 2014

Scheme of NDA Entrance Examination

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows :–

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 2-½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 2-½ Hours 600
Total: 900

The math is of 12th level and the GK consists of various topics from different streams. The candidates who clear the written exam are called for the SSB interview, which is a personality test.

About National Defence Academy

National Defence Academy is located at Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. It was established in 1954. It acts as the tri-service academy where cadets from all branches of Indian Defence i.e Army, navy, Air Force are trained. National Defence Academy trains the cadets who join the academy after their 10+2 examination. . They are trained here for the period of 3 years. On admission in the academy, a cadet is allotted one of the 18 squadrons which become his second home for the next three years. Cadets are given graduation degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University in B.A/B.Sc or BCs (Compter Science).

Apart from academics, cadets are trained in drills, PT and various other outdoor activities. The cadets undergo training for a total of 6 terms before graduating from the NDA. After passing out the cadets go to their respective training academies for further training. Army cadets join Indian Military Academy, Air Force cadets join Air Force Academy and Navy cadets join Indian Naval Academy.

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Soumyaranjan July 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm

I am going to attain ssb interview for the 1st time in10+2btech entry on navy.What is the basic things for this?


Anshul July 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Hey soumyaranjan!
When &where is ur ssb of 10+2 btech ?

sandeep July 11, 2014 at 2:37 pm

I want to know when will be the SSB interview dates for 120 AEC will be dispatched? if anyone knows kindly share the information.


Aman deep November 9, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Hii iam aman iam study in +2 class when nda exam form appear share me a form thanks.


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