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National Defence Academy, one of the world premier institutes for imparting combined training to officer cadets of the Army, the Navy and the Airforce invites applications for becoming Commissioned officers. Scientific training for it is given in Khadskwasala, Pune and for NDA at Ezhimala Naval Academy, Kannoor.

Of the total 393 seats, 208 seats are for the Army, 42 for the Navy, 92 for the Air Force and 50 for NDA in Ezhimala.

Age and Qualification

Boys studying in Plus two classes or having equivalent qualification can apply for it. They should have studied Maths and Physics at the Plus Two level. They should have born between 2000 July 2nd and 2003 July 1st. It is essential that the candidates appearing for the same should be physically and mentally fit and the medical exam for the same would be conducted in the last round.


The selection will be based on the performance in the written test in UPSC and SSB would call for interview as per that rank list .

Exam date and Venue

The exam will be conducted on 21st of April 2019. February 4th 2019 is the last date to apply. Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi will be exam centres in Kerala. 

NDA Question Pattern

There would be two papers of objective type questions of 2 and 30 min. duration. Of the total 900 marks, Maths subject will be of 300 marks and General Ability of 600 marks. There would be one negative mark for each wrong answer. It is 900 marks for interview for in SSB for selction cadre. Mathematical tables and calculator will not be allowed in the examination hall.

Training and Scholarships

An introductory training would be given in NDA from 2nd January 2020. After ' passing out ', Army, Air force, Naval force candidates would be provided with special training in centres concerned. After one year of training, they will be commissioned permanently in Lieutenant rank in Army. In Navy, after one year training in Ezhimala, they can become Sub–Lieutenant. In Air Force, training for flying will be there for one year before getting commissioned as Flying officers. Those who are getting selection for Naval Academy would be imparted with 4 year training in Ezhimala. Candidates selected for Army would get B.Sc/B.A degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University and B.Tech for Navy and Air force. Different scholarships are also available for them.
For exam syllabus, previous question papers refer to the UPSC notification. 
NDA-National Defecnce Academy Exam
National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2019-Notification
NDA(National Defence Academy) Examination 2019-Online Application Portal

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