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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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  1. I’m in 9th STD my aim is to join the para special forces .But basically I want to join NDA .So How can I Proceed form now.

  2. cNigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna Applications for Admission into the 2015 67th Regular Course is currently going on, Make sure you register for JAMB, i will advise you as my own brother or sister because i am already in the Academy, i passed through this same process before you and i know what it takes to get Admission into NDA and for those of you who don’t have some one to help you process the admission, to be truthful it will be very difficult for your name to be out or admitted, NDA is not by how you are clever in school or good and NDA is not like any other Academy. It is very easy for those who have great influence and i will advice you get to know MAJOR abubakar , truly he was the one that helped me and i am proud be a cadet today you can call him on this number (07065883839) he is free and humble person, tell him is Cadet Samson that gave you the number because he is like a father to me now and if not for him i would not have been here by now, and its a pity that some of my friends who ignored my advice in seeking MAJOR abubakar for help are still writing this same exam next year again and i know with this man’s help they will get the admission speedly this time. you can talk to him through this gmail(nigeriandefenceacademy01@gmail.com

  3. I am in 9th Standard. I want to join Indian Air force. How should I start preparing for SSB amd NDA? Should I join a military college like DCA Aurangabad? How can I meet the fitness standards? I will have to lose lots of weight. But in an article on the website, I saw that one of the successful aspirants did not look fit.

    • I think you have passed the age limit to join the academy. Its between 16 and half to 19 years at the time of commencement of course. You can apply for the CDS paper now for joining IMA or OTA. Good luck.


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