UPSC NDA & NA (I) Notification 2015

by Sachin Kumar on January 6, 2015

upscThe Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited applications for National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination I (2015). The examination is conducted to select candidates for training in the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA and Indian Naval Academy.

Vacancy 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

  • For Army: 12th class of the 10+2 pattern of school education or equivalent examination conducted by a state education board or a university.
  • 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: 27 Dec 2014
  • Last date to apply online: 23 Jan 2015
  • Date of written exam: 19 April 2015

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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Vikas Kumar April 18, 2015 at 7:32 am

My dob is 20/12/1996. Would you please tell me how many chance now I have to apply for NDA.
Please Sir tell me.


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