NDA (National Defence Academy) is a academy where Army, Navy & Air force cadets are trained together for Indian Armed Forces before they go on to pre-commissioning training to their respective service academies. The foundation stone for the National Defence Academy was laid by then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru on 6 October 1949. The National Defence Academy was formally commissioned on 7 December 1954, with an inauguration ceremony held on 16 January 1955. Its campus is located in Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra.
The NDA exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) which is held twice a year, generally in the month of April and September. Its training is of three years.
Eligibility Criteria for Candidates who want to participate in NDA Exam
An unmarried male candidate whose age is between 16½ years to 19 years on the 1st July or 1st January of the year of the succeeding examination year & passed 12th.12th appearing candidates can also apply if their 12th is finishing in the same year of NDA Exam. Candidates must have Physics & Mathematics subjects in Class 12th.
NDA Examination Pattern
Paper-I -Mathematics (Maximum Marks - 300)
Paper-II-General Ability Test (Maximum Marks-600)
Part A- ENGLISH (Maximum Marks 200). & Part B- GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Maximum Marks-400)
Intelligence and Personality test
The candidate has to go through verbal as well as non-verbal intelligence tests with other exercises like GD and other outdoor group tasks. Sometimes candidates are asked to deliver lectures on specific subjects.
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