How To Join National Defence Academy 2019

The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. The NDA is located in Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra.


How to join national defence academy NDA

To join National Defence Academy a candidate must appear in the entrance exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission, twice a year, normally in month of March and August. Candidate must be a unmarried male. To join NDA one must pass written followed by SSB, medicals and finally to be in merit list.
How to Join NDA pune
Eligibility Criteria
Age between
16 ½ to 19½ yrs as of first day of the month in which course is due to commence
12th Class of 10+2 System of Education/Equivalent for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF/Navy
Marital Status
Un Married
Application to be Received by
As per  UPSC notification
Likely SSB Date
Sep to Oct and Jan to Apr
Date Commencement of Training
Jan and Jul
Training Academy
NDA , Khadakwasla, Pune
Duration of Training
3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yrs at IMA(For Army cadets)/
 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yrs at Naval Academy( for Naval cadets)/
3 Yrs at NDA and 1 & 1/2 Yrs at AFA Hyderabad (For AF cadets)
Written Examination Scheme
Written exam consists of 2 papers 1st mathematics(300) and 2nd is  of general ability test(600=200+400).mathematics paper consists of topics from  11th and 12th standard mathematics while 2nd paper have English(200) and G.K.(400) as its part A and part B.
    • Topics are: Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Differential equations, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability.
    • Part A – ENGLISH :-The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidates understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.
    • Part B – GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:-The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.

      NDA Cadets

Service Selection Board

Candidates declared successful in written by UPSC, appear before AFSB or SSB according to his choice of Service here a 2 stage testing is conducted. Stage 1 is conducted on 1st day and candidates who clear stage 1 are further tested in stage 2. For details of the SSB procedure follow the www.ssbcrack.comarticles on SSB procedure.

Medical Exam

A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Only those candidates are admitted to the academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board. However the candidates declared unfit are intimated by the President of the Medical Board and the procedure for request for an Appeal Medical Board also intimated to the candidate. Candidates declared unfit during Appeal Medical Board are intimated about the provision of Review Medical Board.
At last merit list is issued according to the vacancies available. and candidates who make it join the prestigious academy.
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