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What is NDA? Selection Process and Examination Pattern?

NDA Selection Process by Employment NewsThose who would like to become officers in the Indian Armed Forces with intermediate qualification can find National Defence Academy (NDA) as the appropriate platform to achieve their dream. NDA is a blend of quality education, training and job. The benefit of joining NDA is to have a degree along with training and starting a career with Rs 45,000 salary. So let us check out the details of examination pattern, selection, training and career graph in NDA.

Many of the students on completing their intermediate usually think about EAMCET, IIT and AIEEE. But those who think about other chances than the above can find NDA exam as a great opportunity. By joining in NDA, one can start their career in Army, Navy or Air Force with an officer designation. Not only that, by completing three years training in NDA, one can get their bachelors degree certificate from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

NDA: The Indian government has formed National Defence Academy six decades back in Pune, Maharashtra to train the soldiers for armed forces of air force, navy and army that protects the security of the country. From then onwards NDA has been giving well trained soldiers to the Indian army forces. NDA and NA are considered as the best path to join in security forces of the country. This is the reason why this exam is being conducted by the UPSC. In India this is the only examination which is a combination of education, training and job.

What is the Selection process of NDA & Naval Academy?


Selection of NDA is done in three phases.

Stage 1: Written test. This contains mathematics questions for 300 marks and general ability for test for 600 marks.

Stage 2: Interview (Intelligence and Personality Test) for 900 marks.

Stage 3: Medical Examination.

Written test: The NDA written test is conducted in English medium in objective type. There is negative marking for wrong answers. Those qualified in the written exam are eligible for the interview. Those who are qualified in interview are sent for the medical examination. Candidates who have qualified in the fitness test are than selected to join the course.

National Defence Academy Eligibility criteria:

Army wing: Pass out with any intermediate group.
Air force, navy and naval academy: Pass out of intermediate with maths and physics
Age limit: 16 to 19 years

Only unmarried male candidates are eligible. They should meet the physical parameters set by the board.

NDA Notification release: Every year in April and October
Examination conducted:  April and August
Examination centers in the state: Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Tirupathi
Web site: www.upsc.gov.in
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