What is NDA (National Defense Academy) | How to apply


Hey guys, all of you know and listen about the NDA (National Defense Academy). If you don’t know about NDA, don’t worry, I am here to inform you about NDA in this article. Now for the people who don’t know about NDA. The question arrives that.

What is NDA?

NDA is the second abundant in the defense entrance exam in our country. In NDA, many defenses like Navy, Indian Army, Air Force, and Indian Naval Academy. The exam of NDA is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). NDA will conduct their exam twice a year. And every exam is held in two phases- written exam and SSB interview, and a written exam are of 2 and a half hours and SSB interview of 5 days.

Eligibility criteria for this exam

Age limit- 16 to 19 and half of years, eligible for the NDA 1 phase exam. And the age is calculated on the bases of your CBSE 10th class mark sheet.

Your Qualification is also the most important for this exam- For NDA exam you will be passed your 12th class with science stream with an aggregate of 60%.

Exam criteria of NDA written phase exam

This exam has a time interval of 5 hours ( 2 and a half hours for Mathematics exam and two and a half hours for GAT ( General ability test)). If you want to get selected for SSB interview, you have to pass in both of the written exams in mathematics; you want 50%, and in general ability test, you have to score 60%, then you will be selected for SSB interview.

The official website for this is (upsc.gov.in)

Syllabus for this exam for Mathematics, you will be prepared with Algebra, Matrics and Determinants, Geometry 2d and 3d, Calculus, Statistics, and Probability. For the GAT exam, you will be prepared with Physics, Chemistry, English, Biology, Geography, Current Affairs.


NDA is the best field for applying in the Army and Naval Forces. I hope you will be read this article carefully and this is helpful for you. For any queries and recommendations, please comment in the comment box.


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