National Defense Academy (NDA), is a training academy of the Indian Armed Forces.

NDA exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), twice in a year. One can find its notification on the official website of UPSC

Men can apply for all the academies/courses under NDA exam whereas women can’t apply For NDA

10+2 (passed or appearing) is the minimum qualification one must have for NDA

Complete selection procedure under NDA is mentioned below :

  1. Written Exam
  2. SSB/Interview
  3. Document Verification
  4. Medical Examination of the selected candidates

The Scheme of examination for NDA as follows-

SubjectDurationMax Marks
Maths2 hrs 30 min300
General Ability Test(GK,Eng.)2 hrs 30 min600
SSB Interview900

The standard of the paper of mathematics is of 10+2 level whereas for other papers it will be of a Matriculation level