Kautilya Academy-NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY | NDA | Defence Academy in indore



The recruitment of candidates to the different wings of Indian defense forces (Army, Navy, and Airforce) is conducted through NDA exam. The NDA exam is conducted twice in the year in the month of April (NDA 1) and in September (NDA 2). The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the conducting body of the National Defense Academy and Naval Academy examinations.

The candidates selected in NDA examination will undergo cadet training in the Indian Army, Airforce, and Navy. On the other hand, candidates selected in Indian Naval Academy will undergo 4-year b.tech degree courses after the successful completion of the course the candidates will join technical or executive branches.

The candidates appearing for the NDA exam must fulfill the eligibility criteria, the details of the eligibility criteria have been mentioned below:


(i) a citizen of India , or
(ii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 01 January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
(v) Only unmarried candidates are allowed to write the examination

Age Limit:

  • For IMA: 19 to 24 years
  • For Naval Academy: 19-22 years
  • For Air Force Academy: 19-23 years
  • For OTA: 19-25 years

Educational Qualification:

  • For IMA and OTA, the candidates must have passed graduation from a recognized university or appearing in the final year of graduation.
  • For Naval Academy candidate must have completed B.Sc with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering.
  • For Air Force Academy candidate must have completed B.Sc with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of graduation are also eligible provisionally.

NDA exam is one of the highly competitive examinations in the country. Every year thousands of students appear for the NDA exam to become a commissioned officer in the Indian defence forces. The candidate’s selection process comprises of two phases:

1. Written Test

2. SSB Interview

The written test is the first phase of the NDA exam, comprising of multiple choice questions from Mathematics, General knowledge and current affairs, English, quantitative aptitude and reasoning etc. The candidates who qualify the written examination are called for the SSB interview which is the 5 day process and candidates are eliminated every round of SSB, after successfully qualifying the SSB the final merit list is prepared and candidates are selected as per their preferences.

NDA NA Exam (1) 2015

Date of Notification: December 27, 2014

Last date for filled application Forms: January 23, 2015

Date of exam: April 19, 2015

NDA NA Exam (2) 2015

Date of Notification: June 20, 2015

Last date for filled application Forms: July 17, 2015

Date of exam: September 27, 2015

The candidates, who are interested in CDS (II) Exam, have to fill the application form online, from the official website of UPSC. The applicant has to first complete part- 1 registration in which candidates have to enter their basic details and then submit the form. After successful completion of part-1 registration a registration ID will be mailed to the candidates, then the candidates have to proceed to towards part-2 registration in which the students have to enter all the details like educational qualification, uploading of photographs and signature in the prescribed format as mentioned in the UPSC website.

The final step in the part-2 registration is the fees payment. The candidate can pay the fees either by net banking/ credit card or through bank challan. On the successful payment of the fees, the registration process will be completed and the candidate can take the print out of the filled application form.

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