NDA – Defence Officers Academy

The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, Where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train  together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academics. The NDA is located at Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. It is the first tri-service academy in the world.

राष्ट्रीय रक्षा अकादमी देश के डिफेन्स ट्रेनिंग संस्थानों में एक अनमोल हीरा है जहाँ ट्रेनिंग प्राप्त करने का गौरव सिर्फ कुछ भाग्यशाली लोगों को होता है। लेकिन भाग्य छात्र खुद अपनी इरादे से बनाता है। डिफेन्स ऑफिसर्स अकादमी इस सफर को आसान एवं सपने को पूरा करने के लिए एक बेतरीन अकादमी है जहाँ सिर्फ क्लास एक ऑफिसर्स बनने का प्रशिक्षण दिया जाता है।

हर विषय में छात्र को अच्छा बनाना और पूर्ण व्यक्तित्व का निर्माण करना हमारा लक्ष्य है। यहाँ से पढ़कर हर एक बच्चा अपने आप में बहुत कुछ नया पाता है और अपने को एक नए आत्मविश्वास से देखना शुरू करता है। इस असाधारण बदलाव का श्रेय हमारी टीम को जाता है जो हर समय छात्र के प्रत्रि समर्पित है।


Tentative Vacancies Per Course300 (Twice a year) or As notified from time to timeArmy – 195

Air Force – 66

Navy – 39

Notification in Employment News/ leading daily news Paper/ UPSC websiteJun and Dec as Notified by UPSC
AgeBetween 16 ½ to 19 ½ yrs as of first day of the month in which course is due to commence.
Qualification12th Class of 10+2 System of Education. Maths and Physics are compulsory for Air force and Navy. Commerce and Arts students can apply for army.
SexMale candidates only. Women cannot apply for NDA.
Marital StatusUn Married
Likely SSB DateSep to Oct and Jan to Apr
Date Commencement of TrainingJan and Jul
Training AcademyNDA , Khadakwasla, Pune
Duration of Training3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yrs at IMA(For Army cadets)/3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yrs at Naval Academy( for Naval cadets)/

3 Yrs at NDA and 1 & ½ Yrs at AFA Hyderabad (For AF cadets)


NDA written exam is comprised of two tests. Duration of each test is two and a half hours and both are conducted on the same day, consecutively. Examination is set by the UPSC.

                   Test/ Paper                      Subject                  Duration       Maximum Marks
                        I               Mathematics                  2.5 hours            300
                       II               General Ability Test                  2.5 hours            600
            Total= 900

Students of the Month



He is an intelligent, hard working and sincere boy who aims to be the best Army officer. He has leadership qualities and is a very active sportsman. He stay alert in class and makes the most of every class.



He is a keen learner who wants to clear NDA in his first attempt. He likes to learn and teach others too. He is keen on sports and Martial Arts.