To join National Defence Academy a candidate must appear in the entrance exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi, twice a year.
The Union Public Service Commission is solely responsible for issuing guidelines for selection and the final conduct of the entrance examination
You can take the NDA entrance exam while you are in class XII or after passing class XII and you have an option of joining Army, Navy, Airforce and Naval Academy subject to meeting educational parameters and clearing UPSC written exam for the given choices.
Clear the UPSC exam and after 5-day Services Selection Board Interview pass your medicals, and you’re in NDA subject to meeting all eligibility conditions and availability of vacancies.
|Vacancies Per Course||320 (Twice a year)
Army – 208
Air Force – 70
Navy – 42
|Notification Published in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper||Jun and Dec, Notified by UPSC|
|Age||16 ½ to 19½ yrs as on first day of the month in which course is due to commence|
|Qualification||12th Class of 10+2 System of Education of Equivalent for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF/Navy|
|Marital Status||Un Married|
|How to Apply||Apply Online on UPSC Website as per dates given in the Notfication in the months of Jun and Dec.|
|Likely SSB Date||Sep to Oct for Jan Course and Jan to Apr for Jul Course|
|Date Commencement of Training||Jan and Jul|
|Training Academy||NDA , Khadakwasla, Pune|
|Duration of Training||3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yr at IMA|