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UPSC Begins Applications for NDA-I Exam

Published on : 03-Jan-2021 Powered by

The Union Public Service Commission has started applications 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 2nd January 2022.

Each year UPSC conducts the National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Examination twice for students who have completed their Class 12 or would complete their Class 12 in that year. 

NDA-Exam-I shall be held on the 18th of April 2021 (Sunday) across multiple cities in pen & paper mode.

National Defence Academy: 370 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force including 28 for ground duties)
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) : 30
Total: 400

NDA-I by UPSCSelection is through 2 stages:
Stage-1: Written Exam (NDA & NA) conducted by the UPSC
Stage-2: SSB Test & Interview

The selected candidates for the three services viz, Army, Navy and Air Force are given preliminary training both academic and physical for a period of 3 years at the National Defence Academy which is an Inter-Service Institution. The training during the first two and half years is common to the cadets of three wings. After completing 3 years at NDA, Army cadets go to the Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun, Naval candidates go to the Naval Academy, and Air Force cadets (flying & ground duty non-tech) to Air Force academy Hyderabad and Air Force cadets (ground duty tech) to Air Force Technical College Bengaluru. 

The selected candidates for the Naval Academy under 10+2 scheme will undergo a 4-Year engineering program at the Naval Academy in Ezhimala (Kerala) for a period of 4-years.


The last date to apply is 19th January 2021.
Date of NDA-I exam is 18th April 2021.

Details @ NDA-Exam-I

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