NDA (National Defence Academy) & NA (Naval Academy)

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts NDA (National Defence Academy) and NA (National Academy) Exam twice in a year for admission into Army, Navy, and Air Force Wings. Minimum educational qualification is 12th Class pass in 10+2 Pattern. The UPSC NDA & NA exam pattern details are given below…

Exam Pattern: The UPSC NDA exam comprises of 2 stages.

I. Written Examination

There will be 2 papers in NDA (National Defence Academy) and NA (National Academy) written exam. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. Time duration for each paper is 2 ½ hours. Subjects & Maximum marks details are mentioned below.

The written exam consist of two papers


Paper          Subject                   Duration     Marks


I            Mathematics                  2.5 hours         300 

II          General Ability Test        2.5 hours         600

Total            900 Marks

NDA General Ability Test details


Section      Subject                     Marks


Part A        English                          200 

Part B        General Knowledge     400


Total             600 Marks

General knowledge has six sections with the break-up of 400 marks  


Section                                                  Marks


Physics                                                    100 

Chemistry                                                60 

General Science                                      40

History, Freedom Movement etc.         80 

Geography                                               80 

Current Events                                        40

II. NDA Interview procedure:

§ The Union Public Service Commission declares a list of candidates qualified based on the written exam

§ The selected candidates will appear before a Services Selection Board (SSB) for Intelligence and Personality Test.

§ Candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and Executive branch of Naval Academy will be assessed on officer’s potentiality.

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