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National Defence Academy

NDA Introduction

NDA stands for National Defence Academy.

It is a premier joint services training
Institution producing permanent commissioned officers for the Indian Armed
Forces. It is the centre of excellence for cadets of all the three services,
the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

NDA is located at Khadakwasla,
Pune, Maharashtra
NDA imparts training to young cadets, who choose the Armed Forces as their
career. The training equips the cadets with mental, moral and physical
attributes required to cope with the challenges of the future battlefield. They
are given intensive education in Science, Technology, Arts and Military
subjects. In the three years at NDA, a cadet is transformed into a potential
officer and gentleman

National defence academy

NDA exam is conducted by UPSC twice every year. All
candidates who are interested in joining Indian Army, Navy or Air Force, can
appear for NDA examination. NDA exam is known as the best way to join the
Indian defence forces as an officer.

Notification of Examination: October – November
& April – May
Conduct of Examination: April – May & Sept. – Oct

Total number
of seats in NDA – 355 seats










  1. Army: 195
  2. Navy: 39
  3. Air force: 66


Conducting AuthorityUPSC
Mode of ExamOffline
Official Websiteupsconline.nic.in