The Examination of the NDA (National Defence Academy) & ND (National Defence) is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) two times in a year to recruit the candidates in Army, Navy & Air Force wings of National Defence Academy. The eligibility details of the UPSC NDA & NA exam are given below…

NDA Eligibility Criteria:

1. Nationality:
(i) a citizen of India, or
(ii). a subject of Bhutan, or
(iii). a subject of Nepal, or
(iv). a Tibetan refugee who came ovbet ot India before the 01 January , 1962 with the intention of spermanently settling in India, or
2. Age: Only Unmarried Male Candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2000 are eligible.
Sex: Only unmarried male candidates are eligible.
3. Educational Qualifications:
(i) For Army wing of National Defence Academy: 12th pass
(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence 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 a University.
Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under 10+2 Pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.
4. Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2016.
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NDA SELECTION PROCESS :

The UPSC NDA exam contains of 2 stages.
I. Written Examination: The exam will constitute 2 subjects, Maths and General Ability Test and each subject is given the time limit 2 ½ Hours, maximum marks for Maths is 300 & General ability is 600. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers of Mathematics & Part B of General Ability Test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination.
II. Interview:After Qualifing in the written examination candidates will be called for Interview conducted by SSB (Services selection board). For Army, Navy Wings & 10 +2 Entry Scheme candidates need to undergo Intelligence Test & Personality Test, but for Air Force Wing the candidates must attend a Pilot Aptitude Test. The Interview Consists both Intelligence & Personality Test.
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NDA Syllabus

PAPER-I: MATHEMATICS (Maximum Marks- 300)
a. ALGEBRA
b. MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS
c.TRIGONOMETRY
d. INTEGRAL CALCULUS AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
e. DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS
f.ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY OF TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS
g.STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY
h.VECTOR ALGEBRA
PAPER-II: GENERAL ABILITY TEST (Maximum Marks-600)
Part A – ENGLISH (Maximum Marks 200): this paper contains Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension to test the proficiency of candidates in English.
Part ‘B’ – GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Maximum Marks-400)
The question paper on General Knowledge contains paper of Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.
Section ‘A’ (Physics)
Section ‘B’ (Chemistry)
Section ‘C’ (General Science)
Section ‘D’ History, Freedom Movement etc.
Section ‘E’ (Geography)
Section ‘F’ (Current affairs)

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