NDA Course

NDA examination is conducted to select the intake for National Defence Academy. Selected students graduate from National Defence Academy and then are sent to serve in Defence Forces as officers. The NDA exam is conducted in two parts, part 1 (written) is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commision) and part 2 (Interview) is conducted by SSB (Service Selection Board). NDA entrance examination is held twice a year. Of around 4,50,000 applicants for every written exam, about 6,500 of aspirants qualify for SSB. About 415 cadets are enrolled in the academy in each semester (830 in a year) - out of these, 208 are selected for the Army, 120 for Air Force, 42 for Navy and 45 for Naval Academy.