NDA &NA: NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY & NAVAL ACADEMY EXAMINATION

The NDA exam is conducted by UPSC for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA. This exam is a gateway for candidates looking forward to joining Defence Forces including Army, Navy and Air Force. This is a national level exam conducted twice a year: NDA I and NDA II to help candidates make a career in Defence services. NDA Exam 2020 schedules for NDA I and NDA II exam has already been released by UPSC.

Essential Qualification: The candidates must have passed 12th Standard

Eligibility: Nationality A candidate must be unmarried and must be Citizen of India.

Age: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January, 2001 and not later than 1st January, 2004 are eligible.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

» The NDA Selection Process is primarily divided into two stages, the first is a written examination and the second is SSB Interview.

» The candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the written test are required to participate in the Selection Process of NDA.

» The candidates meeting the NDA Cut Off for their respective categories are required to appear for the interview before the selection boards of Army, Navy and Air Force

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION :

» Written examination

» Intelligence and Personality Test

Written Examination:

S.NO SUBJECT CODE MAXIMUM MARKS TIME ALLOTED
1 Mathematics 01 300 2 1/2 Hours
2 General Ability Test 02 600 2 1/2 Hours
Total 900 Marks 5 Hours

INTELLIGENCE AND PERSONALITY TEST :

The SSB procedure consists of two stage Selection process - stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are:

» Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception * Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.

» Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website joinindianarmy.nic.in.

The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist. There are no separate weightage for each test. The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the test. In addition, marks for Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and decision of the Board. All these have equal weightage.

The various tests of IO, GTO and Psych are designed to bring out the presence/absence of Officer Like Qualities and their trainability in a candidate. Accordingly candidates are Recommended or Not Recommended at the SSB.