NDA 2023 Application Form will be available in the second week of April 2023 for the NDA-I and NDA-II will start in the first week of September 2023. National Defense Academy (NDA) entrance exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission twice a year. It is a national level exam that allows candidates to join Army, Navy and Air Force academies. In this article, we have mentioned the NDA Application form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Age limit etc.
For admission to National Defense Academy, candidates have to qualify for written tests, SSB interviews and medical tests. Services Selection Board (SSB) Interview mainly focuses on IQ and Personality tests. Apart from this, all the candidates must be fit for the medical test.
Interested male and female candidates can apply for the Indian Military, Indian Navy and Air Force through the official website of UPSC. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the official body which conducts NDA (National Defense Academy) entrance exam every year.
NDA 2023 Important Dates
The tentative important dates are given below.
|Release Date of Notification ||October 2022||April 2023|
|Application Start Date||Last Week of October 2022||May 2023|
|Application Last Date||November 2022||June 2023|
|Admit Card ||December 2022||July 2023|
|NDA 2023 Exam Dates||April 2023||October 2023|
|Duration of Examination||One day||One day|
|Result Dates||May 2023||October 2023|
|SSB Interview||July 2023||November 2023|
NDA 2023 Eligibility Criteria
It is essential for the candidates to know the eligibility criteria for NDA 2023 before applying, else they will be rejected. So the eligibility criteria for NDA 2023 is given below, which is as follows.
|Nationality||Un-married Indian Citizen (Male/Female)|
|Educational Qualification||10+2 from a recognized board|
|Age Limit||16.5 to 19.5 years|
|Physical Standard||Candidates should be physically fit|
|Medical Test||Medically fit|
Army Wing: Candidates must have passed class 12th examination or equivalent from a recognized Board/University.
Air Force & Naval Wing: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics from a recognized Board/University.
NDA Age Limit
Age limit is very important in NDA; the minimum age limit for the NDA entrance exam is 16.5 to 19.5 years.
NDA 2023 Application Form
The NDA 2023 application form will be released in October 2022 for the NDA-I entrance exam. The NDA-II 2023 application form will be available in May 2023.
Candidates have to apply by visiting the official website of UPSC www.upsconline.nic.in. To apply online, the candidate must have a photo ID card; a photo ID can be Aadhar Card / Voter Card / PAN Card / Passport / Driving License etc. Photo ID card details have to be entered in the online application form, and a scanned copy of the photo ID will also have to be uploaded.
Registration: For the first time, candidates have to register by entering personal details, like name, father’s name, gender, phone number, email id, address etc.
After completing the registration process, you will immediately receive a login user-id and a password on your phone number and mail ID. Then, log in by entering the user ID and password. The procedure to submit the NDA application form is as follows.
- Fill up the application form
- Upload the required documents
- Pay the application fee online mode
NDA 2023 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for NDA, written test, time allowed, and maximum marks allotted for each subject will be as follows:
- Exam mode: Offline
- Language: Hindi/English
- Question type: Objective type multiple choice
- Marking scheme: Each question is 2.5 marks
- Negative marking: 0.83 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer
|Subjects||Number of questions||Maximum marks||Duration|
|General Ability Test (GAT)||150||600||2½ hours|
|SSB Interview||900||5 hours|
NDA Syllabus 2023
The expected syllabus for NDA 2023 will be the 10th standard which is as follows.
- Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Vector Algebra, Statistics and probability, analytical Geometry etc.
- General Ability Test: General Ability Test is a combination subject of General Knowledge and English Grammar.
- GK: Social studies, General science, Current affairs, Physics, Chemistry etc.
- English: Idioms & Phrases, Fill in the blanks, Active/Passive voice, Direct/Indirect speech etc.
A: Yes, female candidates can apply for NDA.
A: No, you can not correct the application form after submission.
A: You can register for the first session of NDA 2023 on 22nd December 2022.
A: Yes, you can apply for both sessions if you fulfil the eligibility criteria.
A: No, a married candidate can not apply for NDA.
A: Yes, the candidates appearing in the 12th level examination are eligible to apply.