Extensive and focused preparation for NDA written examination is being professionally organized by Kargil Soldiers Academy. A highly competent and committed academy conducts an articulately designed training program, which comprehensively covers all aspects of the prescribed syllabus; to include, General English, Mathematics and General Awareness, including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, General Knowledge and Current Affairs. Besides laying emphasis on enhancing the basic knowledge of the aspiring candidates to successfully tackle the exam, the diverse and exhaustive question bank, based on previous 10 years question papers is solved by our alumni, this automatically boosts their overall grades for scoring high in the final merit list.
The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. The NDA is located in Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. It is the first tri-service academy in the world.
NDA alumni have led and fought in every major conflict in which the Indian Armed Forces has been called to action since the academy was established. The alumni include 3 ParamVir Chakra recipients and 9 Ashoka Chakra recipients. It is a training facility for the leaders of tomorrow who will be respected and followed. It is not just an institution but a way of living. NDA transforms a hesitant young cadet into an honourable, physically and mentally competent and polished man who is prepared for any kind of adversity that might face him; an officer and a gentleman.
The training at NDA is rigorous. In addition to service training for the Army, Navy and Air Force, the cadets are also taught academics to cover the graduation level degree in Arts, Sciences or Computers. The training at NDA is broken into six terms and the total duration of training is three years. Once their training is concluded, the cadets are awarded their bachelor’s degree at the passing out parade of NDA. Thereafter the cadets go to their respective service institutes i.e. the Indian Military Academy or IMA for army cadets, Air Force Academy Hyderabad for Air force cadets and Naval Academy Cochin for Naval Cadets. To know more about NDA, please view this link, https://nda.nic.in/
NDA and NA a written entrance examination is conducted by UPSC twice a year. Notification for the exam appears in all major national dailies in the month of Dec/Jan for the April exam and in the months of May/June for the September exam. The exam is held in the months of April and September. Candidates must apply to sit for the examination, online on the UPSC website after notification is released by UPSC.
|Tentative Vacancies Per Course||300 (Twice a year) or As notified from time to time Army - 195/Air Force - 66/Navy - 39|
|Notification in Employment News/ leading daily news Paper/ UPSC website||Jun and Dec as Notified by UPSC|
|Age||Between 16 ½ to 19 ½ yrs Between 16 ½ to 19 ½ yrs as of first day of the month in which course is due to commence.|
|Qualification||12th Class of 10+2 System of Education. Maths and Physics are compulsory for Air force and Navy. Commerce and Arts students can apply for army.|
|Sex||Male candidates only. Women cannot apply for NDA.|
|Likely SSB Date||Sep to Oct and Jan to Apr|
|Date Commencement of Training||Jan and Jul|
|Training Academy||NDA, Khadakwasla, Pune|
|Duration of Training||3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yrs at IMA(For Army cadets)/ 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yrs at Naval Academy( for Naval cadets)/3 Yrs at NDA and 1 & ½ Yrs at AFA Hyderabad (For AF cadets)|
|Test/ Paper||Subject||Duration||Maximum Marks|
|II||General Ability Test||2.5 hours||600|