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What is NDA?

NDA stands for National Defense Academy.It is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where trainees of the three services namely; the Army, the Navy and the Air Force are given training before they join pre-commissioning training in their relevant service academies. The NDA is located at Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. It is the first defense academy in the world to train the cadets for all the three services of Armed forces.

NDA offers a DREAM CAREER for those who have a passion to serve the nation. It is more of selfless services to be rendered than to just earn money.

NDA written entrance examination is conducted by UPSC twice in a year. Notifications are usually out in the month of December or January and one in the month of May or June. The exam is held in the months of April and September respectively.

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Eligibility Criteria for NDA:

1.Educational Qualifications:
  • For Army Wing of National Defense Academy :—12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or aUniversity.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defense Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy :—12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or aUniversity.

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.

2.?Age Limit::Should be between 16 ½ to 19 ½ Years.
3.Marital Status: Unmarried
4.Application Date: As per UPSC notification5.? Physical Standards:
  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination
  • A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.
Visual standards
  • The distance vision (corrected) should be 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in the worse eye. Myopia should not be more than 2.5 D and hypermetropia not more than 3.5 D including Astigmatism. Internal examination of the eye will be done using the ophthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye.
  • A candidate must have good binocular vision. The colour vision standard will be (CP-III)  for Army. A candidate should be able to recognise red and green colours. Candidates will be required to give certificates that neither he nor any member of his family has suffered from congenital night blindness.
  • Candidates who have undergone or have the evidence of having undergone Radial Keratotomy, to improve the visual acuity will be permanently rejected for all the Services. Candidates who have undergone Laser Surgery for correction of the refractive error are also not acceptable to defence services.
Vision standard for naval candidates
  • Uncorrected without glass 6/6,  6/9
  • Corrected with glass 6/6,  6/6
  • Limits of Myopia –0.75
  • Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5
  • Binocular Vision III
  • Limits of colour perception I

NDA 2020 EXAM DATES:

EVENT DATES
Online Registration Date 8th January 2020
Last Date of Online Registration 28th January 2020
Exam Date 19th April 2020
Result Date To Be Notufied

VACANCIES DETAIL(Branch Wise):

There are 418 vacancies has been released

COURSE  VACANCY 
145th National Defence Academy(Indian Army) 208
145th National Defence Academy(Indian Navy) 42
145th National Defence Academy(Indian Air Force) 120
107th Indian Naval Academy Course 48
 

SALARY :

NDA Salary | Posts And Salaries

Candidates who get shortlisted for the NDA jobs, they are liable for various rewards and additional allowances. Here, we’re providing you the category wise information for your reference.

Events or Positions Payable amount
Stipend during training of the candidates in IMA INR 56,100/- Per Month
Lieutenant INR 56,100/- to INR 1,77, 500/- Per Month
Captain INR 61,300/- to 01,93,900/- Per Month
Major INR 69,400/- to 02,07,200/- Per Month
Lieutenant Colonel INR 01,21,200/- to 02,12,400/- Per Month
Colonel INR 01,30,600/- to 02,15,900/- Per Month
Brigadier INR 01,39,600/- to 02,17,600/- Per Month
Major General INR 01,44,200/- to 02,18,200/- Per Month
Lt. General HAG Scale INR 01,82,200/- to 02,24,100/- Per Month
HAG+ Scale INR 02,05,400/- To  02,24,400/- Per Month
VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lt Gen (NFSG) INR 02,25,000/- Per Month Fixed
COAS INR 02,50,000/- Per Month Fixed
 

NDA EXAM PATTERN: NDA Question paper pattern has two papers Mathematics and General ability. Each paper has time duration of 2.30 hours.Mathematics paper has 120 questions of 300 marks, and General ability paper has 150 questions of 600 marks.

Exam pattern of NDA is given below:

PAPER SUBJECT DURATION QUESTIONS MARKS
I Maths 2.30 hours 120 300
II General Ability 2:30 hours 150 600
  Total    270 900
  SSB Interview   900  
         

To know more about the NDA Exam pattern one can visit the official website www.nda.nic.in

NDA MARKING SCHEME:

Subjects Total Marks Marks for Correct Answer Marks for Incorreect Answer
Mathematics 200 2.5 -0.83
English 400 4 -1.33
General Knoweldge 600 4 -1.33

The above table of exam pattern for NDA is applicable for commerce students, biology students, arts students. They can apply for Indian Army wings through NDA and they will only appear in General Ability paper i.e. paper with General Knowledge and English section in NDA Exam. Those who have PCM i.e. PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY AND MATHS IN 12TH STD. can apply for all wings. For officer’s level posts one should be a graduate.

EXAM SYLLABUS:

Syllabus of NDA 2020 is shown below:
 

Paper Topics
Paper I: Mathematics - 300 Marks
  • Algebra
  • Matrices & Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • The geometry of 2 & 3 dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics & Probability
Paper-II: General Mental Ability - 600 Marks
  • English - 200 Marks
  • General Knowledge - 400 Marks
1. Physics
2. Chemistry
3. General Science
4. History Freedom Movement
5. Geography
6. Current Events


STEPS TO APPLY ONLINE FOR NDA EXAM:
  • Visit the official website of UPSC- www.upsconline.nic.in
  • Check the latest notification and after reading all the instructions. Press “Yes”
  •  Register online by filling Part I of the application
  •  Upload your Photo along with Signature
  •  Submit the required fees (if applicable)

Appplication Fee
CATEGORY FEES
General/OBC RS.100/-
SC/ST NILL

RESULT:
 
Result of Naval Academy exam can  be checked online at upsc.gov.in, the official website of Union Public Service Commission. Selected candidates have cleared the UPSC NDA Cut Off and are called for later rounds of psychological aptitude test and intelligence test by Service Selection Board

Following are the steps to check NDA Result:
  • Go to the official website of UPSC- upsc.gov.in
  • Navigate to “What’s New” section.
  • Click on the link stating NDA Written Exam Result or NDA Final Result
  • A pdf will be displayed on the computer screen containing the list of qualified roll numbers.
  • Download the pdf file for future reference.

ADMIT CARD:

To download follow the steps given below:

  • Go to the official website of UPSC.
  • A link for NDA  Admit Card Download will be provided, click on it.
  • You must enter registration number/ roll number along with password and captcha code.
  • Click on submit, the admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Check all the details carefully and download multiple copies of it.

NDA INTERVIEW PATTERN

INTELLIGENCE AND PHYSICAL TEST

Those who qualify NDA written exam should log on to www.joinindianarmy.nic.in,,www.joinindiannavy.gov.in, www.careerairforce.nic.in., to check the date and center for SSB interview.

SSB i.e. Service Selection Board will conduct interview of the successful candidates. The SSB process comprises of two-stages for Selection by the name stage I and stage II.  The applicants who qualify stage 1 are allowed to appear in stage II.

The Selection Process for NDA Exam is as follows:

(a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests which includes Picture Observation and Description Test (PP&DT). The applicants will be given the combination of execution in OIR Test and PP&DT.

(b) Stage II has an Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted for more than four days. The topics to be studied for these tests can be referred on the site www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.

These tests are accessed by The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Clinician.

SSB Interview : After clearing the written test, candidates have to go through the SSB Interview. The interview process will have total 900 marks.

 Complete SSB interview goes on five  days.

  Day wise SSB interview following:

  • First Day

The first day of SSB interview only psychological tests are conducted. These are conducted during the first day.

  1. Intelligence Test
  2. Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT)
  3. Filling up of Personal Information Questionnaire (PIQ) forms
  • Second Day
  1. Word Association Test (WAT)
  2. Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  3. Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
  4. Self Description Test
  • Third Day
  1. Group Discussion test(GD)
  2. Military Planning Exercise (MPE)
  3. Lecturettes
  4. Progressive Group Task (PGT)
  5. Intergroup Obstacle race or Snake race
  6. Half Group Task
  7. Command Task
  8. Personal interview for some of the candidates by president
  • Fourth Day 
  1. Final Group Task (FGT)
  2. Individual Obstacles
  3. Interview for remaining candidates
  • Fifth Day

On fifth day conference is conducted and the results are announced by SSB board officials. These the following event on fifth day of SSB interview.

  1. Conference
  2. Announcement of recommended candidates
RESULT:
 
Result of Naval Academy exam can  be checked online at upsc.gov.in, the official website of Union Public Service Commission. Selected candidates have cleared the UPSC NDA Cut Off and are called for later rounds of psychological aptitude test and intelligence test by Service Selection Board

Following are the steps to check NDA Result:
  • Go to the official website of UPSC- upsc.gov.in
  • Navigate to “What’s New” section.
  • Click on the link stating NDA Written Exam Result or NDA Final Result
  • A pdf will be displayed on the computer screen containing the list of qualified roll numbers.
  • Download the pdf file for future reference.


NDA Exam Preparation

NDA exam preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well. Apart from self study you can join any Coaching and Ofline Test Series for better exam preparation.

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IBT provides Ofline Test Series for NDA which are well-researched and closely emulate the exact exam pattern. Practice papers are prepared keeping in the mind the last years exam pattern and exptected changed in the pattern and level of questions.

 

 

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