NDA 1 2023: Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus & Latest News

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam 2022 ( NDA )

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Jan 30, 2023 10:23 IST

NDA 2023: The window to edit and withdraw NDA 1 2023 application form closed on January 24, 2023. The link to withdraw the application form was activated on January 18. NDA 1 admit card 2023 will be released for all the registered candidates in March 2023. The application process for NDA 1 2023 closed on January 12. Earlier, the last date to fill the application form was January 10, 2023. However, the application process was extended by two days. NDA 1 2023 application form was released on December 21. A total of 395 vacancies were announced for NDA 1 2023. NDA 1 2023 exam will be conducted on April 16, 2023 in two shifts.

NDA 2 notification 2023 will be released on May 17, 2023. The application form will be available from May 17, 2023, to June 6, 2023. NDA 2 2023 exam will be conducted on September 3.

Aspirants who want to apply for the defence exams after Class 12, NDA is the best choice for them. UPSC conducts National Defence Academy & Naval Academy examination to select eligible candidates who have passed Class 12 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy courses. The selection process comprises the written exam and SSB interview.

Check below to know more on the NDA exam such as eligibility, application form, exam pattern, selection process, and other related information.

NDA 2023

Every year, NDA exam is conducted in two phases. NDA 2023 exam dates have been announced by UPSC. NDA 1 2023 exam will be conducted for admission to the courses in January 2024. NDA 2 2023 exam will be conducted for admission to the courses commencing in July 2024.

NDA 2022 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of NDA 2022 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

16 Apr '23

NDA 1 2023 exam

May '23

NDA 1 result 2023

TENTATIVE

17 May '23 -

6 Jun '23

NDA 2 2023 application form

3 Sep '23

NDA 2 2023 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

18 Jan '23 -

24 Jan '23

Online correction & Withdrawal of NDA 1 2023 application form

21 Dec '22 -

12 Jan '23

NDA 1 2023 application form

21 Dec '22

NDA 1 notification 2023

NDA & NA (I) 2023

NDA 1 2023 notification was released on December 21, 2022. The online applications was accepted till January 12, 2023. The notification was released for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 148th Course, and for the 110th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from January 2024. 

NDA & NA 2 2023

NDA 2 2023 will be released in May 2023. The online applications will be accepted till June, 2023. The notification will be released for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 147th Course, and for the 109th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from June 2024.

What is NDA & NA 1 and 2 Exam?

National Defence Academy or NDA exam is conducted twice a year by Union Public Service Commission for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). It is the most sought-after defence entrance exams in the country where both male and female candidates can apply.

The exam is conducted in two stages: written exam and SSB Interview. In 2020, a total of 5.3 lakh candidates had applied for the exam, out of which 2.4 lakh candidates appeared for the exam. UPSC prepares a list of candidates who obtain minimum qualifying marks in the written exam. Such candidates are called for SSB Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test.

Also Read: NDA Full Form

What is the difference between UPSC NDA 1 and NDA 2?

There is no difference between UPSC NDA 1 and 2 exams. NDA 1 exam is conducted for admission to January batch. Whereas, NDA 2 exam is conducted for admission to July batch.

Also Read: Know the difference between NDA & NA I and II Exams

NDA 2023 Exam Highlights 

The details regarding NDA exam are summarised below.

Exam Particulars Exam Details

Exam Name

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA)

Conducting Body

UPSC 

Exam Level

National 

Exam Frequency

Two times a year (April & September)

Mode of Exam

Offline

Exam Stages

Written exam and SSB Interview

Total Registrations

5.3 lakh (As per 2020 data)

Total Test Takers

2.4 lakh (As per 2020 data)

Exam Purpose

For admission to National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) 

Exam Fees

INR 100 for male candidates belonging to the General and OBC categories. However, SC/ST/Women candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from paying the fees.

Exam Duration

GAT: 2 ½ hours

Mathematics: 2 ½ hours

No. of Papers and Total Marks

Paper 1: GAT

Paper 2: Maths

Total Questions

GAT: 150

Mathematics: 120

Marking Scheme

GAT: Four marks for correct answers and 1.33 marks for wrong answers

Maths: 2.5 marks for correct answers and 0.83 mark for wrong answers

Total Marks

Written Exam: 900

SSB Interview: 900

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

No. of Test Cities

More than 70 test cities

Official Website

upsc.gov.in

Contact Details

011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543 

NDA Online Form 2023

The window to withdraw NDA 1 application form 2023 was activated by UPSC on January 18, 2023. The application process of NDA 1 2023 closed on January 12. The application process was extended till January 12. Earlier, the last date to fill the application form was January 10. Interested candidates were required to fill NDA application form online. The application fee was INR 100 for General/OBC candidates while SC/ST/Sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs were exempted from fee payment.

How to Apply Online for NDA Exam?

  • Visit the official website of UPSC
  • Register online by filling the Part I of application
  • Login with the registration number to fill Part II of the application form
  • Fill all the details in Part II application form
  • Submit the fees and take printout of the application form

NDA Application Fees

The category-wise fee break-up is given below.

Category Fees (In INR)

General/OBC

100

SC/ST/Sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs

Nil

NDA (1) & (2) Dates 2023

UPSC has announced NDA 1 & 2 2023 exam dates on May 5. According to UPSC calendar 2023, NDA 1 2023 exam will be conducted on April 16. The application form for NDA 1 2023 was released on December 21, 2022. NDA 2 2023 will be conducted on September 3. The application form for NDA 2 2023 will begin on May 17, 2023. NDA 1 & 2 2023 dates were announced by UPSC one year in advance so that candidates can begin their preparations early.

Also Read:

NDA Dates 2022

NDA 2023

NDA Exam Timings

NDA Notification 2023

NDA 1 2023 notification was released on December 21, 2022. NDA 2 notification 2023 will be released on May 17, 2023. The notification is released for recruitment of male and female candidates to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and INAC. The notification is released in PDF form and comprises details such as the number of vacancies, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, course name, salary, exam centres, eligibility criteria, medical standards, the process of filling the application form, etc. 

NDA Eligibility 2023

Candidates need to fulfil the following NDA eligibility criteria in order to be eligible for the exam:

NDA Age Limit

For NDA 1 exam, both male and female candidates must have been born not earlier than July 2, 2004, and not later than July 1, 2007. For NDA 2 exam, both male and female candidates must have been born not earlier than January 2, 2004, and not later than January 1, 2007. 

NDA Eligibility: Sex and Marital Status

Only unmarried male and female candidates can apply for the exam.

Are Girls Allowed in NDA?

In 2021, Supreme of Court passed its decision that girls can join the National Defence Academy. The first batch of women candidates appeared in NDA 2 exam last year. 

NDA Qualification

The educational qualification is different for different academies. Candidates can check the educational qualification prescribed for different academies below.

Academy Educational Qualification
Army Wing of National Defence Academy Passed Class 12/HSC or equivalent from a recognised board or university
Air Force, Navy, and Naval Academy of National Defence Academy Passed Class 12/HSC with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Can I join NDA in Class 12th?

Candidates who have passed or are appearing in Class 12 can apply for the NDA exam. Candidates who are studying in Class 11 cannot apply.

NDA Physical Standards

The physical standards prescribed for NDA exam in terms of height, visual standards, etc are given below.

Height
Category Minimum Height 

Tribals from Ladakh Region

155 Cm

Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, and Minicoy Islands

155 Cm

Gorkhas, Nepali, Assamese, Garhwali, Kumaoni, and Uttarakhand

152 Cm

Bhutan, Sikkim & North East Region

152 Cm

Visual Standards

Parameter 10+2 entries, NDA (Army), TES and equivalent CDSE, IMA, OTA, UES, NCC,TGC & equivalent JAG, AEC , APS, RVC,TA, AMC, ADC, SL & equivalent

Uncorrected vision(max allowed)

6/36 & 6/36

6/60 &6/60

3/60 & 3/60

BCVA

Rt 6/6 & Lt 6/6

Rt 6/6 & Lt 6/6

Rt 6/6 & Lt 6/6

Myopia

 

( including max astigmatism ≤ +/- 2.0 D Cyl)

 

( including max astigmatism ≤ +/-

2.0 D Cyl)

 

(including max astigmatism ≤ +/-

2.0 D Cyl)

Hypermetropia

 

( including max

 

( including max

 

(including max

 

astigmatism ≤ +/- 2.0

D Cyl)

astigmatism ≤ +/-

2.0 D Cyl)

astigmatism ≤ +/-

2.0 D Cyl)

Lasik/equivalent surgery

Not permitted

Permitted *

Permitted*

Colour perception

CP-II

CP-II

CP-II

UPSC NDA 2023 Recruitment Process

The complete recruitment process of NDA exam is explained below:

Release of NDA Online form

Candidates need to fill the application form online. The application fee can be paid online and offline. The application is INR 100, however, SC/ST/Women candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from paying the fees. 

Issue of NDA Hall Ticket

The admit card is released online for all the registered candidates. To download the admit card, candidates need to login with registration number or roll number.

Appearing in the NDA written exam

The written NDA exam is divided into two papers-GAT and Mathematics. The total marks allotted to the written exam are 900 marks.

Declaration of the NDA Result for Written Exam

The result is announced online in PDF. The result displays the roll numbers of the qualified candidates.

Appearing in SSB interview

The SSB interview carries a total of 900 marks. The test is conducted in two stages-I and II. Stage I comprises Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and Picture Perception and Description Test (PP&DT). Stage 2 comprises Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and the Conference.

Declaration of final result

The final result is announced on the basis of the marks secured in the written exam and SSB interview.

Refer to the infographic below for NDA recruitment process:

NDA Selection Process

NDA Exam Centres 2023

NDA exam centres 2023 was released by UPSC along with the notification. The exam will be conducted at multiple exam centres across more than 70 cities spread throughout the country. Candidates are required to select one exam centre while filling the application form. 
Also Read: NDA Exam Centres

NDA Syllabus 2023

NDA syllabus comprises topics from Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). The level of the syllabus is of Classes 10, 11, and 12 standards. Candidates can check below the topics included in the syllabus:

Mathematics: Algebra, Calculus, Matrices and Determinants, Integral Calculus and Differential Equations, Trigonometry, Vector Algebra, Analytical Geometry Of Two and Three Dimension and Statistics and Probability

GAT: The GAT syllabus of NDA is divided into two parts. Part A comprises questions from English, while Part B carries questions from General Knowledge. Questions in English part are asked from Grammar and Usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Cohesion. Questions in General Knowledge are asked from Physics, Chemistry, Social Studies, General Science, Geography, and Current Events.

NDA Exam Pattern 2023

The written exam of NDA comprises two papers: Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). The written test carries a total of 900 marks. Candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written exam are called for SSB Interview. The SSB interview carries 900 marks. The structure of NDA exam pattern 2023 is given below.

Code Exam Name Duration No. of Questions Maximum Marks

01

Mathematics

2 ½ hours

120

300

02

General Ability Test

2 ½ hours

50

200

100

400

-

SSB Interview

-

50

900

Total

1800

Also Read: NDA Exam Pattern

NDA Preparation Tips 2023

Candidates can prepare for NDA exam by following the tips given below:

  • To begin with, candidates must be clear about the subjects, pattern, and types of questions
  • The Mathematics section of NDA comprises questions from Algebra, Matrices, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, etc. Candidates must clear their concepts from Classes 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 NCERT books
  • The GAT comprises a variety of subjects, such as Chemistry, General Science, Geography, History, and Current Affairs. This paper also comprises a section on English
  • Candidates must revise the topics they have studied
  • Make short and simple notes as it will help candidates to revise properly and quickly
  • Solve previous years' NDA question papers and take NDA mock tests
  • Buy good NDA books and question banks

Watch this video on how to prepare for NDA after Class 12 by expert

Also Read: NDA Preparation Tips 2023

NDA Admit Card 2023

NDA 1 admit card 2023 will be released in March 2023. NDA 2 admit card 2023 will be released in August 2023. The link to download the admit card will be made available on the official website. Candidates can download the NDA admit card by logging either with the roll number or registration number. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. 

How to Download NDA Admit Card?

The steps to download NDA admit card are given below:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the admit card link on the home page
  • Enter login credentials
  • The admit card appears on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take its printout

NDA Exam Day Guidelines 

The exam day guidelines for NDA exam are given below:

  • Candidates should carry their NDA admit card to the exam centre 
  • Along with the admit card, candidates should also carry one photo-identity proof 
  • Carry clipboard or hardboard and a black ball pen for marking their responses
  • The invigilator provides sheet for doing rough work 
  • Books, notes, loose sheets, electronic or any other type of calculators, mathematical and drawing instruments, log tables, stencils of maps, slide rules, test booklets, and rough sheets are not allowed inside the examination centre
  • Strict action is taken against those candidates found copying or cheating

NDA Mock Test

NDA mock tests are like the actual tests and solving them gives candidates the right frame of mind for the exam. It also helps candidates to evaluate their performance and improvement. Solving mock tests candidates will be able to identify their strong and weak areas. Accordingly, candidates can work upon their weak areas. Mock tests also help candidates to manage their time better in the exam.

NDA Question Papers 2023

UPSC will release NDA question papers 2023 after the completion of the exam. The question papers will be released in PDF format for Maths and GAT. Candidates can also raise objections against the NDA question papers. To access the question paper representation portal, candidates need to login with roll number, date of birth and captcha code.

NDA  Previous Year Question Paper

Candidates must practice through NDA previous year question paper to know the exam pattern and syllabus. The previous year question paper will help candidates to analyse the difficulty level of paper, gaining accuracy and proficiency in all the subjects. Practising the previous year question paper will help candidates to improve their skills of solving questions with efficiency. Solving NDA previous year will also help candidates to improve their time management skills.

Also Read:  NDA previous year question paper

NDA Answer Key 2023

NDA answer key 2023 for Maths and GAT will be released within few hours after the exam is conducted. The answer keys will be released for sets A, B, C and D. Using the answer key, candidates can calculate their probable scores based on the correct and incorrect responses.

NDA Exam Analysis 2023

NDA exam analysis 2023 for GAT and Maths will be provided on this page after the exam gets over. Candidates can use NDA exam analysis 2023 to know the details such as the difficulty level of each paper, students' review, types of questions, etc. Candidates can check below previous year's NDA exam analysis.

NDA 2 Exam Analysis 2022

The overall difficulty level of the Maths paper was moderate to difficult. The paper carried questions from NCERT Maths textbook for Class 10th, 11th & 12th. The Maths paper covered all the topics given in the syllabus. Maximum questions in Maths were asked from Integration, Probability and Calculus. The overall difficulty level of the NDA GAT paper was moderate to difficult. The Physics and Chemistry sections were easy. General Studies section was moderate to difficult. Questions were asked from Medieval History and Culture. Currents Affairs questions were asked from the events that took place till July. Current Affairs carried questions related to Govt Schemes, Defence Acquisitions and Deals. 

NDA 2 2022 Student Reaction for GAT

NDA 2 2022 Student Reaction for Maths

NDA 1 Exam Analysis 2022

The overall difficulty level of the NDA 1 2022 GAT paper was moderate to easy. The overall difficulty level of the NDA 1 Maths paper was moderate. Questions in the Maths paper were asked from Probability, Trigonometry, Algebra, Arithmetic Progression and Geometric Progression, Matrics, Circle, Calculus, Determinants, etc. There were no questions on complex numbers. Watch NDA 1 2022 Student Reaction Video.

NDA 1 2022 Student Reaction for Maths

NDA 1 2022 Student Reaction for GAT

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NDA Result 2023

NDA 1 result 2023 for written exam will be announced in May 2023. NDA 2 result 2023 will be announced in September 2023. NDA 2023 result will be made available in PDF form and it will contain the roll numbers of qualified candidates. The marksheet of candidates is released after the declaration of the final result.

NDA Toppers

Candidates can click below the links to check the interviews given by NDA toppers to Shiksha on how to prepare for the exam. 

Interviews of NDA Toppers
NDA 2019 Topper Interview, Piyush Thorve, (AIR 16) NDA Exam 2018 Topper, Interview Sparsh Kankane, (AIR 1)

NDA Cutoff 2023

NDA cutoff for the written exam and final selection is released after the declaration of the final result. The cutoff for the written exam is calculated out of 900. The final cutoff is calculated based on the marks secured by the last recommended candidates out of 1800 marks (900 marks of written exam and 900 marks of SSB Interview). The qualifying NDA cutoff marks prescribed for each subject are 25 per cent. Candidates are required to qualify the exam by securing separate cutoff marks in the written exam and SSB Interview. Candidates can check below the previous years' NDA 1 & NDA 2 cut off marks.

Paper Written Exam Final Exam

2021 (1)

343

709

2020 (2)

355

719

2020 (1)

355

726

2019 (2)

346

709

2019 (1)

342

704

2018 (2)

325

688

2018 (1)

338

705

2017 (2)

258

624

2017 (1)

342

708

NDA Exam Statistics: Registration vs Number of Appeared Candidates

The table below highlights the number of candidates who registered and appeared in NDA 1 and 2 exams over the past three years.
Exam Sessions

Number of Registered Candidates

Number of Appeared Candidates

NDA/NA  (I) & (II) Exam 2020

5,301,85

2,404,45

NDA/NA (I) Exam 2018

4,506,41

2,946,88

NDA/NA (II) Exam 2018

3,487,85

2,405,76

NDA/NA (I) Exam 2017

4,169,61

2,680,12

NDA/NA (II) Exam 2017

3,442,02

2,321,20

NDA Vacancy 

NDA vacancies 2023 has been released along with the notification. A total of 395 vacancies have been announced for NDA 1 2023 exam. The knowledge of vacancies assist candidates in getting detailed knowledge about the exam and strategising their preparations effectively. In 2022, a total of 400 vacancies were announced and out of these, 19 vacancies were for women candidates. NDA vacancies for women candidates have been kept at 19, same as last year.

NDA 1 Vacancy 2023

NDA 1 vacancy 2023 for Army, Navy and Air Force is given below.
Academy Wings No. of Vacancies
NDA Army  208 (including 10 for female candidates)
Navy  42 (including 03 for female candidates)
Air Force  (i) Flying – 92 (including 02 for female candidates)
(ii) Ground Duties (Tech) – 18 (including 02 for female candidates)
(iii) Ground Duties (Non Tech) – 10 (including 02 for female candidates)
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) - 25 (for male candidates only)
Total   395

NDA Previous Year Vacancy

NDA previous year vacancy is given below. Candidates can check the vacancy break-up to know the number of seats filled in NDA.

Year NDA 1 NDA 2

2021

400

400

2020

418

413

2019

415

415

2018

415

383

2017

390

390

What is NDA Salary?

The NDA salary structure is given below.

Rank Level Grade Pay (INR)

Lieutenant

Level 10

56,100-1,77,500

Captain

Level 10 B

6,13,00-1,93,900

Major

Level 11

6,94,00-2,07,200

Lieutenant Colonel

Level 12A

1,21,200-2,12400

Colonel

Level 13

1,30,600-2,15,900

Brigadier

Level 13A

1,39,600-2,17,600

Major General

Level 14

1,44,200-2,18,200

Lieutenant General HAG Scale

Level 15

1, 82, 200-2,24,100

HAG+Scale

Level 16

2,05,400-2,24,400

VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)

Level 17

2,25,000 (fixed)

COAS

Level 18

2,50,000 (fixed)

Details of Military Service Pay (MSP): Officers in the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier are entitled to a Military Service Pay(MSP) of INR 15,500 per month (fixed).
Flying Allowance: The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to a flying allowance at INR 25,000 pm.
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NDA 2023 FAQs 

Q: When NDA 1 2023 application form withdrawal link was activated?

A: NDA 1 2023 application form withdrawal link was activated on January 18, 2023. The last date to withdraw the application form was January 24. To withdraw the application form, candidates need to login with the required credentials.

Q: When NDA 1 application form 2023 was released?

A: NDA 1 application form 2023 was released on December 21. The last to apply online was extended till January 12. Earlier, the last date to fill the application form was January 10, 2023. The application fee could be paid online till January 12, 2023, whereas, offline fee payment could be done till January 9.

Q: When NDA 1 2023 notification was released?

A: UPSC had released NDA 1 notification 2023 on December 21, 2022. The notification comprises all the relevant details such as the exam dates, online application link, selection process, eligibility criteria, etc. Along with the notification, NDA 1 apply online link 2023 was activated. Candidates must read the notification carefully to know more about the recruitment process.

Q: What is NDA 2023 Exam?

A: NDA exam is conducted twice a year by UPSC to recruit eligible candidates who want to take admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). There are two stages of selection-written exam and SSB interview. Candidates qualifying the written exam are required to register themselves online on Directorate General of Recruiting website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in, with the same email ID as provided during UPSC online application. Candidates will then be allotted Selection Centres. On the basis of the marks obtained in the written exam and SSB interview, final allocation/selection for admission to the Army, Navy, Air Force of the National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be made subject to the vacancies available, eligibility, medical fitness and merit-cum-preference of candidates.  

Q: What is NDA 1 Exam Date 2023?

A: NDA 1 exam date 2023 has been announced by UPSC. The exam will be conducted on April 16, 2023 at the various centers across India. Knowing the exam date will help candidates in strategizing their preparations. The written exam comprises two papers-GAT and Maths. The total marks allotted to the test are 900.

Q. Can a married candidate apply for the NDA exam?

A. No, only unmarried male and female candidates are eligible to apply for the NDA exam. The eligible criteria for male and female candidates are the same. For admission to the Army wing of NDA, candidates must have passed Class 12/HSC or equivalent from a recognised board or university. For admission to Air Force, Navy, and Naval Academy of National Defence Academy, candidates must have passed Class 12/HSC with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics  

Q. Can a girl join NDA after Class 12?

A. Yes, girls can now appear for NDA exam after the Supreme Court's interim order. Earlier, they were not allowed to appear for the exam. 

Q. What is the difference between NDA and CDS exams?

A. Though both are defence exams, there are many similarities and differences in the recruitment process, exam pattern, training, salary, perks, promotion, eligibility, etc. NDA is conducted for candidates who wish to join the defence services after Class 12. CDS is the exam conducted for the graduate candidates for training at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Air Force Academy (AFA), Officers Training Academy (OTA)  and Indian Naval Academy (INA). 

Q. What is the syllabus of NDA?

A. NDA syllabus is divided into two papers: Paper I and II. Paper I carries questions from Mathematics while Paper II carries questions from GAT (English and General Knowledge). NDA syllabus for Maths includes topics such as Algebra, Calculus, Matrices and Determinants, Integral Calculus and Differential Equations, Trigonometry, Vector Algebra, Analytical Geometry Of Two and Three Dimension and Statistics and Probability. NDA syllabus for GAT includes topics such as Grammar and Usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Cohesion, Physics, Chemistry, Social Studies, General Science, Geography, and Current Events.

Q. What are the minimum qualifying marks in Class 12 for applying to NDA exam?

A. There are no minimum qualifying marks in Class 12 for applying to NDA exam. Candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification, physical standards inorder to be eligible for the exam.  

Q. What is NDA Age Limit?

A. NDA exam age limit is 16.5 to 19.5 years of age. Candidates who have passed or are appearing in the Class 12 exam can apply for NDA provided they satisfy NDA age limit. For NDA 1 exam, both male and female candidates must have been born not earlier than July 2, 2004, and not later than July 1, 2007. For NDA 2 exam, both male and female candidates must have been born not earlier than January 2, 2004, and not later than January 1, 2007. 

Q. Is Mathematics necessary for NDA exam?

A. Yes, Mathematics in Class 12 is necessary for candidates who apply for NDA Air Force and Navy courses. Questions from Maths are asked from Algebra, Calculus, Matrices and Determinants, Integral Calculus and Differential Equations, Trigonometry, Vector Algebra, Analytical Geometry Of Two and Three Dimension and Statistics and Probability. 

Q. Are NCERT books enough for NDA exam preparation?

A. Mostly the questions in NDA exam are based on the syllabus of CBSE, therefore, it is advisable to prepare from the NCERT books of Classes 10, 11, and 12.

Q. Can I clear NDA exam by preparing for six months?

A. Yes, you can crack the exam with six months of preparation. But, you need to prepare well with utmost dedication. The tips and tricks to crack NDA exam in six months are given below:
  • Understand the exam pattern and syllabus
  • Go through the topics given in the NDA syllabus
  • Practice mock tests
  • Go through the previous years' question papers
  • Refer to the best study materials and books

Q. What is NDA Officer Salary?

A. During the training period, candidates selected through NDA exam for the post of Lieutenant are offered INR 56,100 per month. Depending on the posts and experience, the salary increases. For a Lieutenant, the salary ranges between INR 56,100. The salary of a Captain ranges between INR 6,13,00-INR 1,93,900. The salary of a Brigadier ranges between INR 1,39,600-INR 2,17,600.  

Q: What is the NDA Eligibility for Female candidates?

A: The NDA eligibility for female candidates is the same as for male candidates. Female candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria laid down by UPSC for NDA exam.

Q: What rank do candidates get after clearing NDA exam?

A: After candidates clear NDA 2023 exam, candidates are called cadet during the training period at IMA. Further, they get the rank of Lieutenant on commissioning and then, after two years they get the position of Captain. 

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How to prepare NDA for the first-year intermediate about any materials?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

a week ago

In today's time, you have a plethora of free online materials available to prepare for the NDA exam. All you need is a clear strategy, and you can start your preparation with your course book. Here are some expert-recommended tips that can help you:1. Read the NDA exam's syllabus and pattern befo...In today's time, you have a plethora of free online materials available to prepare for the NDA exam. All you need is a clear strategy, and you can start your preparation with your course book. Here are some expert-recommended tips that can help you:
1. Read the NDA exam's syllabus and pattern before selecting your study materials.
2. To succeed on the mathematics paper, you must have a firm grasp of your concepts.
3. You only have two and a half hours to finish the 150 GAT questions and the 120 math questions. As a result, time management skills are crucial.
4. Take quick notes on important concepts in GK, such as geometry and Trigonometry.
5. You should concentrate on grammar and vocabulary in order to ace the English section of Part A of the GAT.
6. The GAT Paper 2 GK section is the most difficult due to the syllabus. To prepare for this section, you must carefully go over the NCERTs.
7. As you prepare, read newspapers and magazines to stay updated on current events.
8. Do your best to prepare during the last four months before the exam.
9. Begin a physical activity that will keep you in shape for the SSB.
10. Stick to your study schedule religiously and without fail. You can also take help from the Shiksha website by simply visiting this page dedicated to NDA preparation: https://www.shiksha.com/exams/nda-exam-preparation.

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What is the online payment link for NDA part 1 2023? I want to join NDA.

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Dhirender

Contributor-Level 6

2 weeks ago

Applications for NDA 1 2023 are closed as of now (last date was 12 January 2023). You can attempt for NDA 2 2023, its applications will start in May-June.

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What is the website for NDA registration?

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Nikhil Rajak

Contributor-Level 6

2 weeks ago

Hello Ayana, Visit the official website of the Union Public Service Commission UPSC at UPSC. Gov. In. Look for the UPSC NDA-1 or CDS-1 application form link. Register yourself on the portal by providing basic details. Fill up the application form and upload the required documents. NDA Application...Hello Ayana, Visit the official website of the Union Public Service Commission UPSC at UPSC. Gov. In. Look for the UPSC NDA-1 or CDS-1 application form link. Register yourself on the portal by providing basic details. Fill up the application form and upload the required documents. NDA Application Form 2023 is beginning from 21st December 2022 and you can fill the form online UPSC. Gov. In. NDA 1 Application Form 2023 Last Date is 10th January 2023, so make sure you complete the process and pay the payment before this date.

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Nikhil Rajak

Contributor-Level 6

2 weeks ago

Hello,The NDA exam is conducted by UPSC for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the NDA. This exam is a gateway for candidates looking forward to joining Defense Forces including Army, Navy, and Air Force. The NDA exam consists of 2 papers. Mathematics and General Ability. Total M...Hello,
The NDA exam is conducted by UPSC for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the NDA. This exam is a gateway for candidates looking forward to joining Defense Forces including Army, Navy, and Air Force. The NDA exam consists of 2 papers. Mathematics and General Ability. Total Marks: The Mathematics paper contains 300 marks while the General Ability test holds 600 marks. The written test will be of total of 900 marks. According to the NDA eligibility requirements, only unmarried male and female applicants between the ages of 16.5 and 19.5 are qualified to take the exam.

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Can I give NDA2 exam? I am in 12th standard and my date of birth is 10 April 2005.

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

Yes, you can give the NDA-2 exam as per your date of birth. To apply for the NDA II exam in 2023, you need to have been born between January 2, 2005, and January 1, 2008. Hence, if you have completed your 12th grade by the time you appear for SSB, you can apply for NDA 2. You can also apply for...Yes, you can give the NDA-2 exam as per your date of birth. To apply for the NDA II exam in 2023, you need to have been born between January 2, 2005, and January 1, 2008. Hence, if you have completed your 12th grade by the time you appear for SSB, you can apply for NDA 2. You can also apply for the NDA-1 exam, as the required date of birth for this exam is between July 2, 2004 and July 1, 2007. The last date to apply for the NDA I exam has been extended to January 12, 2023.

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Which are the exam centers for NDA exam?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

The exam centers for the NDA exam are decided by the Union Public Service Commission. Every year, along with the exam notification, UPSC releases the names of the exam centers. As per the latest notification, the NDA exam centers for 2023 include more than 70 cities. These cities are Agra, Puduch...The exam centers for the NDA exam are decided by the Union Public Service Commission. Every year, along with the exam notification, UPSC releases the names of the exam centers. As per the latest notification, the NDA exam centers for 2023 include more than 70 cities. These cities are Agra, Puducherry, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Jammu, Sambalpur, etc. You can check the complete list of exam centers for NDA 2023 at this link: https://www.shiksha.com/exams/nda-exam-centre
Each center will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and once a center's capacity is reached, you will be unable to apply for that center.

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What is the good strategy for NDA exam preparation?

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Shikhar Saini

Contributor-Level 6

3 weeks ago

Here's how you can prepare for the same:1. Know the NDA Exam syllabus and pattern2. Make a schedule3. Keep your basics clear4. Make notes of important topics5. Mock tests and previous year question papers6. Bouncer Questions7. Improve your General Knowledge8. Revise9. Be consistent and stay focus...Here's how you can prepare for the same:
1. Know the NDA Exam syllabus and pattern
2. Make a schedule
3. Keep your basics clear
4. Make notes of important topics
5. Mock tests and previous year question papers
6. Bouncer Questions
7. Improve your General Knowledge
8. Revise
9. Be consistent and stay focused
10. Prepare for Exam Day.

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Can I clear NDA written exam by skipping the integration chapter?

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Sai Kiran

Contributor-Level 7

a month ago

Yes, of course you can clear the NDA exam by skipping integration chapter, but you need to be well prepared in rest of the chapters further you need to work out as much as possible. Generally, integration doesn't have higher weightage. Since you are leaving this then you need to be thorough in eq...Yes, of course you can clear the NDA exam by skipping integration chapter, but you need to be well prepared in rest of the chapters further you need to work out as much as possible. Generally, integration doesn't have higher weightage. Since you are leaving this then you need to be thorough in equations, Probability calculus and rest of the chapters as they carry higher weightage. My suggestion is that it's better if you have a basic knowledge on integration.

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My DOB is 14-06-2006 & I am a student of +1. Am I eligible for NDA test?

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anshu ranjan

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

Candidates who were not born earlier than 02 January 2004 or later than 01 January 2007 are eligible to apply for the exam, according to NDA eligibility 2022. Candidates must first meet all of the specified NDA qualifying requirements in order to move on to the exam selection process.

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Eksha Sunderka

Guide-Level 12

a month ago

According to NDA eligibility 2022, candidates who were not born earlier than 02 January 2004 or later than 01 January 2007 are eligible to apply for the exam. To continue with the exam selection procedure, candidates must first satisfy all of the given NDA qualifying requirements.

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I have paid the payment of NDA 2023 but on the portal it is showing not paid. What do I do?

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Eksha Sunderka

Guide-Level 12

a month ago

Hello Student, Sometimes, there are technical glitches in the website. Hence, the application payment status is not visible to you but as soon as the glitch is resolved you will be able to SEE that your payment is done. You can wait for some days but if the issue is persisting then you should con...Hello Student, Sometimes, there are technical glitches in the website. Hence, the application payment status is not visible to you but as soon as the glitch is resolved you will be able to SEE that your payment is done. You can wait for some days but if the issue is persisting then you should contact the college administrative department and ask them to solve the query regarding your payment. You must show your bank passbook and fee deposit details to the administrative department in order to be on safer side.

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