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N.D.A : An Ideal Career Option

The National Defense Academy (N.D.A) is a joint service academy of the Indian Armed Forces where cadets of three services, the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force are trained together before they go to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. N.D.A exam is conducted by the Union Public Service commission ( UPSC).

The recruitment of candidates to Army, Navy and Airforce wings of National Defence Academy (N.D.A) is through  which is held twice a year, generally in a month of April and September. The candidates earn 21,000 as stiffened. After completing 3 years of training in Khadakwasla,Pune, they will obtain a degree from JNTU in Bsc / Bsc in computer science and B.A. After a tough training in their respective academies, their course starts in the Indian Army as a lieutenant.The Navy candidate can start their career as sub lieutenant and the candidates of Air force can start their career as a flying officer.                                                                                                                                      Their starting salary will be 45,000 after all the allowances and a  candidate must be unmarried male. The course of training is for three years. After then, they continue as a post of Captain, Major, lft.Colonel, Brigadier. They can grow to the stage of the Chief of Army Staff, Admiral, and an Air Chief Marshal.

N.D.A : An ideal career option



Selection board: UPSC

Notification: Twice a year

Exam: In April and August

Selection process: Based on the written exam, interview, strength and a medical test.


Candidate must pay a registration fee of Rs 100 in any branch of SBI or by using net banking facility of SBI or bank affiliates. Registration fees may vary in context to the SC/ST candidates and the children of JCO /NCO/ OR.

Few Exam Tips

  • For mathematics study from 11th and 12th books.
  • Practice solving previous NDA exam papers in a given duration.
  • It’s better to understand the concept than learning.
  • In physics pay attention in thermodynamic, magnetism and mechanism.
  • In chemistry pay attention in the periodic table, equilibrium, inorganic compound and chemical analysis.
  • For better marks in English practice grammar online test papers, reading, and writing.

Candidates can get well informed about much needed and useful N.D.A exam tips when they start their preparation of the exam at a coaching institute .They should be open to ask a proper guidance from their instructors and should clear all their doubts regarding the exam pattern.

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