What is NDA ?
National defence academy is the training institute of young cadets to make them the brave heart officers of Indian armed forces.
Training at NDA :
In this Institute future officers for all the wings - Army, Navy and Air Force are given basic military training, physical training and academic training. Here they complete their graduation in BE ,BSC, BCS or BA faculty. Cadets are made physically and mentally fit. They learn all military discipline and protocols.
The entire cost of training is born by Central government so students don`t have to pay any fees but he has to sign the bond that he will serve in Indian armed forces. After training .After completing 3 year training at NDA they go for one year service training as per the services they are allotted . Army cadets go to IMA Navy cadets go to NA and Air force cadets go to AFA. Here they complete one year training and Join Indian armed forces as officers
Location of NDA :
NDA is situated in Pune in Maharashtra near Khadakwasla dam. It spreads over thousands of acres land. Air force cadets in NDA are given basic flying experiences using super demona aeroplanes. In the back water of Khadakwasla dam at peacockbay Navy students learn the basic lessons of riding over water waves. In the mountains of sahyadri Army cadets learn to make the shields of there chest.
Many officers who become legend have got the training in NDA . It includes wg cmr Rakesh sharma and many more . You will find the list of all of them in Hut of Remembrance . Now how to join such legendary academy is in the following information.
NDA entrance exam is conducted twice a year in the month of April and September Exact dates will be announced in the notification which comes in Nov/Dec and June/July. Every student with the dream of becoming officer in Indian armed forces gets his first chance after his 11th . He can appear for NDA entrance exam after his 11th std. exam and on clearing all the hurdles as given below his dream can come true.
Age: 16 ½ to 19 ½ (Before joining NDA) 15 ½ to 18 ½ (For form filling) (This exam is a one year process hence form filling age is less by one year. Thus first attempt of NDA entrance exam for every student is after his 11th standard only.)
Number of chances Age criteria decides your number of chances to appear for the NDA test. To find your number of attempts do as following:
Birth year – x = y y = 2000 – 1999 = 1
Number of attempts = 2y – 1 if birth date is on or before 1st July
Number of attempts = 2y if birth date is after 1st July number of attempts = 2y = 4 as birth date is 15th Octobe
|Educational qualification -||Student should have cleared 10+2 level|
|For Army||10+2 any stream ( Science , commerce , Arts )|
|For Air Force & Navy||10+2 level with subjects Maths and Physics|
For other eligibility criterions please refer the notification . We have given the main criterion only.
Every student has his first chance of NDA exam when he completes his 11th and joins 12th(September attempt) unlike other exam which are generally after 12th ; NDA written exam is after 11th only. Student has to finish his study upto 12th standard in the beginning of 12th standard only
*About written exam
Aacharya Academy prepatory course for NDA entrance exam.
About NDA written exam
NDA written exam is objective type of exam .It is 900 marks test. It consists of two papers
1)Maths 300 marks 120 Questions 2 ½ Hrs duration 10:00am to 12:30pm
2) GAT 600 marks 150 Questions 2 ½ Hrs duration 2:00pm to 4:30pm
There arenegative marks for every wrong answer.
Both the papers are conducted on the same day.
You can have your own choice of centre out of the given list of centres which are generally state capitals.
Papers are having considerable difficulty level. Also, unlike other competitive objective exams after 12th which have only 30 Questions, to be solved in 2Hrs, NDA exam have 120 for MATHs and 150 Questions in
GAT to solve in almost same time. So students have to solve one question in 1 minute time and needs proper strategies to solve the questions.
In general syllabus of the exam includes all the syllabus from 8th to 12th standard and it has subjects Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, History, Geography, Polity, G.K. and current affairs. Students are requested to read the commissions notification for the detailed syllabus.
After 10th every NDA course for written exam has two parallel courses
Theory course includes:
NDA course for written exam 4months(Theory+Objective)
NDA +11th + 12th written exam course(Theory+Objective)
NDA course for written exam 1month full time. 3months part time.Crash course(Objectives)
NDA+12th (Theory + Objectives)
Note: All above details are just to give the outline idea about the exam to student . Though we try to pdate the changes Students are strongly advised to go through the UPSC`s notification from time to time for exact idea and to know if there are any changes in their policy . We do not take any responsibility.
NDA preparation courses :- As per students education , we have three types of courses to fulfil his requirements.
Target NDA batch:
Starts from 1st May
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