National Defence Academy

NDA (National Defence Academy):-



The National Defence Academy is the joint defence service training institute of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services i.e. the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force train together before they go on to respective service academy for further pre-commission training. Join Sachdeva College in Delhi and get selected in NDA with our thoughtfully designed curriculum and classroom study. The exams are very prestigious and interesting. Every candidate wants to make their future even after his Education, National Defence Academy (NDA) Entrance Exam is a great option for them. To crack NDA Exam is not as simple and easy as we think. So Join one of the best coaching institute Sachdeva college for proper guidance and well desing study material, we need to choose right coaching institute for NDA Entrance Exam Coaching in India.

NDA Eligibility: Age Limit and Marital Status :

To know the detail information about the age limit of NDA exam, go through the following table:
Age Limit Age (years)
Minimum Age Minimum Age 15.7 years (not later than 1st January 2005)/ 16 years during the commencement of course
Maximum Age 18.7 years (not earlier than 2nd January 2002)/ 19 years during the commencement of course
  • It should be clearly noted that only unmarried male candidates.
  • Married candidates and female candidates are ineligible to apply for NDA Exam.
  • In short, candidates should be between the age of 16.5 years and 19.5 years to be eligible for the exam.

NDA Eligibility: Educational Qualification:

  • For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Pass certificate in 10+2 exams via recognized board or a University.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Candidates should have passed Class 12th exam in the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
  • It must be noted that candidates studying in Class 11 are not eligible for appearing in NDA 2021 1 or 2.

NDA 2021 Highlights:

Exam Name National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA)
Conducted by UPSC
Total Vacancies 400
Exam Category After Class 12
Frequency of Exam Twice a Year
Exam Stages Written Test and SSB Interview
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration Five hours (Mathematics: 2 ½ hours, General Ability Test (GAT): 2 ½ hours)
Exam Syllabus Mathematics: Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability GAT: English, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Geography, Current Events etc.
Exam Pattern GAT: 150 objective type questions Mathematics: 120 objective type questions
Language English and Hindi
Exam purpose For admission to National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC)
Test Cities 41
Exam helpdesk 011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543
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