National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination, conducted by UPSC twice a year, is an all India Entrance exam for students aspiring to enter into the elite Indian Army, Navy & Airforce through Joint defence training Academy.
Serve the nation as Commissioned offices and rise through the ranks swiftly. The current Chief of Defence staff, Chief of Air Staff and Chief of Naval Staff are alumni of the prestigious NDA.
Start the career as a high ranked official with a huge salary and perks/allowances.
The students shall also be conferred with degrees such as Bachelor of Arts/Science or Computer Science by JNU and a BTECH for Naval cadets from Indian Naval Academy during their tenure. Dual benefit- Degree + training with Indian Army/Navy/Airforce.
Students obtain the degree without any educational expense as it is entirely taken care of by the Indian government.
After training the candidates will be given the rank of Lieutenant in Army, Sub Lieutenant in Navy and Flying Officer in Air force at a very young age.
- Observational skills
- Clarity in the thinking process
- Interpersonal skills
- Team building ability
- Problem Solving ability
- Decision making skills
- Age limit: 16.5 to 19.5
- Marital status: Unmarried
- Education: Pass marks in 12th standard(10 +2) pattern. STUDENTS APPEARING FOR 12th STD EXAMINATION ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
- Airforce and Navy: Physics, chemistry and Maths in 12th std.
- Army: Open to all students
- For more details on eligibility, kindly refer to the NDA notification released by UPSC
Selection Process:Round 1: Written round
The written round tests the students in the subjects of Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography and current affairs.
It is a two-stage selection process- Stage I and Stage II. Candidates clearing stage I are permitted for Stage II.
Structure And Pattern Of The Written Round
Marks awarded for correct answer: 3 marks
Negative marks for wrong answers: -1 marks