National Defence Academy


National Defence Academy (NDA) Examination is held twice every year for the recruitment of candidates into Navy, Army, and Air force wings of the National Defence Academy. The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) holds this entrance exam generally in April and September.
This is a great opportunity for aspirants to be a part of the prestigious National Defence Academy. It is a national level exam and hence a large number of aspirants appear for it every year. The NDA is located in Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. It is the first tri-service academy in the world.

NDA alumni have led and fought in every major conflict in which the Indian Armed Forces has been called to action since the academy was established. The alumni include 3 Param Veer Chakra recipients and 9 Ashoka Chakra recipients.

NDA or National Defence Academy is a national institute for training selected young men for officer level entry into the Armed forces of India. It is a training facility for the leaders of tomorrow who will be respected and followed. It is not just an institution but a way of life. NDA transforms a hesitant young cadet into an honorable, physically and mentally competent and polished man who is prepared for any kind of adversity that might face him; an officer and a gentleman. NDA is the National Defence Academy where you can get selected for different posts in the Navy, Army, or Air Force. If you are preparing for the NDA exam then join us & get higher chances of getting selected in NDA. We are the Combat defense Academy of Defence which has laid the mark of success in every manner. We believe in uniqueness & that’s how we get our students prepared for any examination. We provide quality notes & education to the students so that they can best environment for study. We are earmarked as the Best NDA coaching center in Etawah.

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We provide the best NDA coaching in Etawah in the way that we prepare our students according to the syllabus as prescribed by the UPSC as well as we make our students practice on previous year question papers & also every week test series is given so that students can prepare themselves accordingly. Weekly tests are conducted to make the students strongly prepare for the exam.

 Eligibility criteria for NDA


A candidate must be a citizen of India.

Marital Status:

Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply.

  • Age and Gender: Unmarried male candidates between 16 ½ to 19 ½ years

Educational Qualifications

For Army Wing of the NDA: The candidates should be 12th pass of the 10+2 pattern or equivalent from a recognized board or university. The appearing candidates of class 12th can also apply.
For Air Force and Naval Wing of the NDA: The candidates should be 12th pass of the 10 +2 pattern or equivalent from a recognized board or university with mathematics and physics as subjects. The appearing candidates of the 12th class can also apply.


The candidates appearing for the NDA exam should be physically and mentally fit according to the physical standards of the NDA. The candidates should be free from any kind of disease or disability. They should not be weak, underweight, or overweight. They should have a well-developed chest not less than 81 cm. Moreover, candidates should not suffer from any kind of impairment of bones or joints. They should not have any history of fits or mental breakdown. They should have normal hearing and normal blood pressure.

Candidates that are selected by the Services Selection Board will have to go through a medical exam and those who hence declared fit by the medical board would be then admitted to the Academy.

How to Apply for NDA

Candidates should apply online only Candidates are required to apply online by using the website

  • Exam Pattern of NDA
  • The subjects of the written examination are
  • Mathematics of 300 marks
  • General Ability Test 600 marks
  • Interview (Personality test) of 900 marks
  • Note: Only Objective type questions will be asked in the NDA examination.

NDA  Syllabus 

The syllabus of NDA exam 2020 is shown below:

Paper Topics
Paper I: Mathematics – 300 Marks
  • Algebra
  • Matrices & Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • The geometry of 2 & 3 dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics & Probability
Paper-II: General Mental Ability – 600 Marks
  • English – 200 Marks
  • General Knowledge – 400 Marks

1. Physics
2. Chemistry
3. General Science

4. History Freedom Movement

5. Geography

6. Current Events

This subject consists of the following topics:
Algebra: Venn diagrams, arithmetic, and geometric progressions, quadratic equations, complex numbers, permutation, and combination, etc.
Matrices and Determinants: Types and operations on matrices, determinant, adjoints, and inverse.
Trigonometry: Angles,  trigonometrical identities, inverse trigonometric functions, heights, and distances, etc.
Analytic Geometry of two or three dimensions: Distance formula, parabola, hyperbola, equation of a sphere, etc.
Differential Calculus: Range and graph of a function, composite functions, a derivative of a function, increasing and decreasing functions, etc.
Integral Calculus and Differential Equations: Integration, its applications, etc.
Vector Algebra: Unit and null vectors, vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction, etc.

Statistics and Probability: frequency distribution, histograms, pie charts, probability problems, etc.

This paper tests the candidates’ general understanding of English and the use of words to test the candidates’ proficiency in English. It test:
Grammar and its usage

This subject broadly covers the following topics:
Physics: Mass, weight, volume, velocity, gravity, heat, simple pendulum, conductors, etc.
Chemistry: Elements, mixtures, chemical equations, cement, acids bases and salts, fertilizers, etc.
General Science: Living and non-living things, growth and reproduction, food, comets, eclipses, body, and organs, etc.
History and Culture: Civilizations, Mahatma Gandhi, Renaissance, different Revolutions, Democracy, socialism, communism, etc.
Geography: The Earth, latitudes and longitudes, rocks and their classifications, atmospheric pressure, earthquakes and volcanoes, natural vegetation, etc.
Current Affairs: Important events and current affairs, current world events, cultural activities and sports, awards, prominent national and international personalities, etc.

NOTE: Out of total marks assigned to the General Knowledge of General Mental Ability paper, questions on physics, chemistry, science, history, geography & current events will carry approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20%, and 10% weightage respectively.

Negative marking:

  • Mathematics: -0.83
  • general ability test: -1.33


Subject Paper Total No of Questions Duration of Exam Maximum Marks
Mathematics 1 120 2 ½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 2 150 2 ½ Hours 600
Total 270 900

The UPSC prepares a list of candidates who secure the minimum qualifying marks in the written exam that are fixed by the Commission. These candidates shall then appear before the Services Selection Board (SSB) for the Intelligence and Personality test. A two-Stage Selection Procedure has been introduced by the SSB namely, Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test.
Candidates to get selected for NDA should obtain the minimum qualifying marks separately in the Written Exam as well as the Officer Potential Test.

Sections Maximum marks
Part A – English 200
Part B – General Knowledge Physics 100
Chemistry 60
General Science 40
History, Freedom Movement, etc. 80
Geography 80
Current Events 40
Total 600

After qualifying for the NDA 2020 entrance test, all candidates have to appear for NDA Interview. Details are as below:

Second Round Duration Maximum Marks
SSB Interview 4-5 days 900

Duration of Training:

  • 3 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)

HOW TO PREPARE for NDA Coaching in Etawah
The complete selection procedure and the physical standards required for this exam explain the difficulty level of the NDA exam. NDA not only needs candidates that have incredible personality and courage but also who are physically and mentally fit. This exam requires a consistent strategy along with hard work.
The first and foremost mantra is to work smart not just hard. You need to make sure that all your efforts are productive and not wasteful. You need to focus on making your weak areas strong so that you are prepared to tackle any type of problem.
Form a proper strategy and improve your time management. Even if you are working hard but without any proper strategy, the chances of your selection are very less.
Divide your syllabus in such a way that you can cover it before the exam. Revise and re-revise consistently.
Practice previous year’s papers and keep yourself updated by reading a newspaper regularly.
Stay calm and relaxed. Learn relaxation techniques to ease your mind’s intense and difficult situations.
Engage in physical activities to stay physically fit. Physically fitness standards of NDA cannot be taken lightly. It is therefore extremely necessary that you maintain your fitness. Start your fitness routine and focus on stamina building exercises.
Lastly, this exam preparation requires a daily effort to make the best of all the time that you get to prepare.


  • The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:–
  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question paper of Mathematics and part “B” of General Ability Test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.

Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy.

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defense Academy and Naval Academy Examination. Candidates are also advised to rectify minor defects/ailments to speed up finalization of a medical examination conducted at the Military Hospital after being recommended at the SSB) A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of the Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.

Visual standards

The distance vision (corrected) should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/9 in the worse eye. Myopia should not be more than 2.5 D and hypermetropia not more than 3.5 D including Astigmatism. Internal examination of the eye will be done using the ophthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye.

Vision standard for naval candidates

  • Corrected with glass 6/6, 6/6
  • Limits of Myopia –0.75
  • Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5
  • Binocular Vision III
  • Limits of color perception I
  • Uncorrected without glass 6/6, 6/9

Time is precious. Don’t waste it. Simply enroll yourself in our NDA exam coaching center in Etawah and start preparing for NDA written exam. We wish you Good Luck in your future.

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