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NDA (National Defence Academy) is joint training academy of Indian armed forces (Army, Air Force, and Navy).  It is also called the symbol of global excellence in the province of military education. It is a cradle of leadership where leaders of tomorrow are trained and molded to lead the defence forces.

To join National Defence Academy, a candidate has to clear NDA exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi. The entrance exam is conducted twice a year and the Union Public Service Commission is solely responsible for issuing guidelines for selection and the final conduct of the entrance examination.

To attract the best of youth from our nation, UPSC has released the notification for NDA-1 on 15th January 2018. Click the link to know more about NDA and its glorious existence.

NDA-I 2018 Notifications

NDA-II 2017 Notifications

Application Fee Payment:

Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit:


Physical Standards:

NDA Exam Pattern:

Sections Code Time allotted Maximum Marks
Mathematics 01 2 hours and 30 minutes 300
General Ability Test 02 2 hrs and 30 minutes 600
 Total 900
SSB Test/Interview: 900

NDA Exam Syllabus:

How to apply:

  1. To apply for the NDA exam, Candidates can visit
  2. Click the “click here for Part I” to register for Part I of registration.
  3. Submit all the details carefully. The process of filling the form is quite simple.
  4. Now, a registration code will be sent to your email id and mobile no.
  5. Print the application and proceed to part-ii of registration
  6. To make the payment, there are two modes available i.e. Online and offline.
  7. Choose the center of examination from the given list.
  8. Thereafter, click and upload the latest scanned photograph and signature.
  9. Submit the agreement of the declaration

NOTE: Applicants may take the print out of the application submitted or all details will be forwarded to the applicant’s email address.

Click here to know the latest notification regarding the NDA Examination 2018.