NDA & NA : A career with pride

NDA & NA i.e. National Defence Academy & Naval Academy provides a great career opportunity for all those students who are interested in serving the nation through army, air force or navy in India. You get a chance to become an officer in Indian defence services.

Pay Scale/Stipend: Once you get selected in NDA, there will be a training period. During this period you get a stipend of 21,000(Basic salary-15600/- and Grade pay-5400/-).After the completion of training you become a commissioned officer and then you will get the salary according to your rank with other  facilities.
Key Facts-

Qualification 10+2 (Mathematics as one subject)
Age 16.5 yrs-19 yrs
Frequency Twice a year
Notification Time January & June
Marital Status Unmarried
Sex Male
Seats 300-400


How To Apply : One can apply online for NDA & NA examination through the website: http://www.upsconline.nic.in
Exam Pattern : The exam is conducted by UPSC in two phases-

Phase-I. In the first phase you have to go through a written test which has two papers as follows:

Paper Subject Duration Number of questions Maximum Marks
Paper-I Mathematics 2.5 Hrs 120 300
Paper-II General Ability 2.5 Hrs 150 600

Remark-[1]The paper of general ability includes following subjects-

Subject Number of  questions Maximum Marks
English 50 200
Physics/Chemistry/Biology/GK 100 400

Phase-II.The second phase is of the interview and medical tests. The candidates selected in the first phase are called for interview and medical tests by SSB (Service Selection Board). This duration of the 2nd phase is generally of 5 days.

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