NDA & NA EE 2023

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  • Written by aparna
  • Last Modified on 5-05-2023
  • Written by aparna
  • Last Modified on 5-05-2023

About NDA & NA EE 2023

About Exam

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the NDA exam twice a year for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC). Candidates are chosen based on their performance in the written exam and the SSB interview. The Commission released the NDA exam dates along with the NDA notification 2023 on December 21, 2022.

UPSC accepted the NDA applications from December 21, 2022, until January 12, 2023. As per the NDA exam dates 2023, the NDA 1 exam was held on April 16, 2023, and the NDA 2 exam will be held on September 03, 2023. Check out the article to know more about NDA & NA EE 2023.

NDA & NA EE 2023 Exam Summary

Let us have an overview of the NDA & NA EE 2023 before getting into other details:

Particulars Details
Exam Name National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (NDA and NA)
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Level National Level
Exam Frequency Twice a Year
Exam Category After Class 12
Eligibility Criteria Unmarried Male/Female candidates who have passed Class 12 from a recognised board
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Offline
Application Fees Rs 100
Duration Mathematics: 2 hours 30 minutes
General Ability Test: 2 hours 30 minutes
Language English
Exam Purpose For admission to National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC)
Number of Cities for Exam Centres 75
Selection Process Written Test
SSB (Services Selection Board) Interview
Exam Helpdesk 011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543
Official Website upsc.gov.in

NDA & NA EE Latest Updates 2023


NDA & NA EE Notification 2023

Exam Pattern

The Union Public Service Commission released the NDA 1 notification 2023 on December 21, 2022 and the NDA 2 notification 2023 will be released on May 17, 2023. The notification comprises all the important details, such as the number of vacancies, dates, exam pattern, syllabus, salary, exam centres, eligibility criteria, registration procedure and more.

NDA & NA EE Important Dates 2023

The UPSC NDA important dates have been released. Candidates can check out the important dates related to NDA 1 and 2 exams from the table below:

Events NDA 1 Dates NDA 2 Dates
NDA Notification December 21, 2022 May 17, 2023
NDA Application Form December 21, 2022 May 17, 2023
Last Date To Apply January 12, 2023 June 06, 2023
Application Withdrawal January 18 to 24, 2023 To Be Notified
NDA Admit Card March 24, 2023 August 2023
NDA Exam Date April 16, 2023 September 03, 2023
NDA Result 2023 May 1, 2023 September 2023
SSB Interview To Be Announced To Be Announced

NDA & NA EE Vacancy 2023

Exam Syllabus

The NDA 2023 vacancy list has been released along with the official notification. A total of 395 vacancies have been released for the NDA 1 exam. Candidates can check out the NDA 2023 vacancy details from the table below:

Academy Wings Number of Vacancies
NDA Army 208 (including 10 for female candidates)
Navy 42 (including 03 for female candidates)
Air Force Flying – 92 (including 02 for female candidates)
Ground Duties (Tech) – 18 (including 02 for female candidates)
Ground Duties (Non-Tech) – 10 (including 02 for female candidates)
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) 25 (for male candidates only)
Total   395


NDA & NA EE Salary & Job Profile 2023

Study Plan to Maximise Score

The NDA is one of the best career options for those who want to serve the Nation, and it is a very respectful, challenging position with lots of responsibilities.  The NDA offers a high salary, job security, pension after retirement and many other benefits. Army, Navy, and Air Force are the three different fields in NDA.

Candidates from all three fields are trained together before going to the respective service academies. The following are some of the responsibilities of NDA cadets:

  • Performing physical activities (exercises) includes a gruelling schedule of drills and PT from 4 am to 6 am.
  • After breakfast, they have to go to class on time as more importance will be given to time and punctuality.
  • The classes will end at 2 pm and another 45 minutes will be given for lunch.
  • There are no gaps in between to take a rest.
  • From 3-6 pm is reserved for developing a spirit of “camaraderie and sportsmanship”. 
  • From 6:30 pm to 8:30 is used for studies after that, dinner will be provided. 
  • Dinner makes way for another hour from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm and a half of PT and games. 
  • Lights go out at 10:15 pm, and the cadets should repeat the same cycle for three years of training.

Academic and physical training will be given to selected candidates for the NDA for a period of 3 years. The training is common for the cadets of three different wings during the first two and half years. Then they will be put in a particular stream. All the passed-out cadets will be awarded degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi as follows:

  • Army Cadets – B.Sc/ B.Sc (Computer)/ B.A
  • Naval Cadets – B. Tech Degree
  • Air Force Cadets – B. Tech Degree

After successfully completing their training, cadets will be transferred to their respective wings, such as the Indian Military Academy (IMA) for army cadets, the Air Force Academy (AFA) for air force cadets, and the Indian Naval Academy (INA) for navy cadets, where they will be trained for another two years. After passing this stage, the passing-out parade will be held, and after this, cadets will be posted as officers in their respective wings.

Salary Structure

The NDA salary structure according to the ranks is given in the below table:

Rank Level Grade Pay
Lieutenant Level 10 INR 56,100 – INR 1,77,500
Captain Level 10 B INR 61,300 – INR 1,93,900
Major Level 11 INR 69,400 –INR 2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel Level 12A INR 1,21,200 – INR 2,12,400
Colonel Level 13 INR 1,30,600- INR 2,15,900
Brigadier Level 13A INR 1,39,600- INR 2,17,600
Major General Level 14 INR 1,44,200- INR 2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15 INR 1, 82, 200- INR 2,24,100
HAG+Scale Level 16 INR 2,05,400 – INR 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) Level 17 INR 2,25,000
COAS Level 18 INR 2,50,000

NDA & NA EE Eligibility Criteria 2023

Previous Year Analysis

Candidates are advised to check the eligibility requirements for NDA & NA EE before applying for the exam. Only candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be allowed to take the exam. The following are detailed eligibility criteria:

Age Limit for NDA & NA EE

In order to apply for the NDA 1 test, candidates must have been born before July 2, 2004, and after July 1, 2007. Whereas for NDA 2, both male and female candidates must have been born not earlier than January 2, 2004, and not later than January 1, 2007. 

Nationality for NDA & NA EE

An unmarried male or female candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • A citizen of India or
  • A subject of Bhutan or
  • A subject of Nepal or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Education Qualification for NDA & NA EE

To apply for the NDA & NA EE, candidates must have the following educational eligibility criteria:

Academy Educational Qualification
Army Wing of National Defence Academy Passed Class 12/HSC or equivalent from a recognised board or university
Air Force, Navy, and Naval Academy of National Defence Academy Passed Class 12/HSC with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Physical Standards for NDA & NA EE

The NDA exam physical standards in terms of height, visual standard, etc., are as follows:

Category Minimum Height
Tribals from Ladakh Region 155 Cm
Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, and Minicoy Islands 155 Cm
Gorkhas, Nepali, Assamese, Garhwali, Kumaoni, and Uttarakhand 152 Cm
Bhutan, Sikkim & North East Region 152 Cm

Candidates can check out the visual standards for NDA & NA EE from the table below:

Parameter 10+2 Entries, NDA (Army), TES and Equivalent CDSE, IMA, OTA, UES, NCC, TGC & Equivalent JAG, AEC, APS, RVC, TA, AMC, ADC, SL & Equivalent
Uncorrected Vision (max allowed) 6/36 & 6/36 6/60 &6/60 3/60 & 3/60
BCVA Rt 6/6 & Lt 6/6 Rt 6/6 & Lt 6/6 Rt 6/6 & Lt 6/6
Myopia ( including max astigmatism ≤ +/- 2.0 D Cyl) ( including max astigmatism ≤ +/-
2.0 D Cyl)
(including max astigmatism ≤ +/-
2.0 D Cyl)
Hypermetropia ( including max ( including max (including max
  astigmatism ≤ +/- 2.0
D Cyl)
astigmatism ≤ +/-
2.0 D Cyl)
astigmatism ≤ +/-
2.0 D Cyl)
Lasik/Equivalent Surgery Not Permitted Permitted * Permitted*
Colour Perception CP-II CP-II CP-II

NDA & NA EE Application Form 2023

The NDA 2023 application form was made available on the official website on December 21, 2022, and accepted applications until January 12, 2023. The NDA application process consists of two parts. Part 1 consists of the candidate’s registration, which includes filling out personal and academic information. Candidates must upload a photograph and signature, provide payment information, and select an exam centre in the next section

Check out the category-wise NDA & NA EE application fees from the table below:

Category Fees (In INR)
General/OBC 100
SC, ST, Sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs, Women Nil

NDA & NA EE Exam Centre 2023

Candidates can enter their preferences for NDA exam centres while filling out the application form. Following is the list of NDA 2023 exam centres from the table below: 

List of NDA & NA EE Exam Centre List of NDA & NA EE Exam Centre
Agartala Bilaspur
Agra Chandigarh
Ahmedabad Chennai
Aizwal Coimbatore
Aligarh Cuttack
Almora Delhi
Ananthapur Dharwad
Aurangabad Dispur
Bareilly Faridabad
Bengaluru Gangtok
Jorhat Garwhal (Srinagar)
Bhopal Gautam Budh Nagar
Ghaziabad Gurgaon
Gorakhpur Gwalior
Hyderabad Imphal
Indore Itanagar
Jabalpur Jaipur
Jammu Jodhpur
Kochi Kohima
Kolkata Kozhikode
Leh Lucknow
Ludhiana Madhurai
Mysuru Mumbai
Nagpur Sambalpur
Navi Mumbai Shillong
Panaji (Goa) Shimla
Patna Siliguri
Port Blair Srinagar
Prayagraj (Allahabad) Thane
Puducherry Thiruvananthapuram
Pune Tiruchirapalli
Raipur Tirupati
Rajkot Udaipur
Ranchi Varanasi
Vellore Vijayawada
Vishakhapatnam Warangal

NDA & NA EE Exam Pattern 2023

Topper List Success Stories

The NDA 1 exam will be conducted in an offline mode. There will be multiple-choice questions. Check out the NDA & NA EE exam pattern from the table below:

Subject Maximum Marks Duration
Mathematics 300 2.5 hours
General Ability Test 600 2.5 hours
Total 900 5 hours

Candidates who qualified the Written Exam will be eligible for the second stage, i.e., Interview Process. SSB interviews are conducted to assess intelligence and personality.

NDA & NA EE Syllabus 2023

Exam counselling

NDA 2023 syllabus comprises topics from Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). Candidates can check out the NDA & NA EE syllabus from the table below:

Mathematics GAT
Algebra, Trigonometry, Vector Algebra, Calculus, Matrices and Determinants, Integral Calculus and Differential Equations, Analytical Geometry Of Two and Three Dimension and Statistics and Probability. English: Grammar and Usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Cohesion.
General Knowledge: Physics, Chemistry, Social Studies, General Science, Geography, and Current Events.

NDA & NA EE Preparation Tips 2023

About Exam

Before starting preparation, have a thorough knowledge of the NDA Syllabus and the exam pattern.

  • Make a proper timetable for your NDA Preparation and follow it properly without wasting time.
  • Make a list of how many topics are required to be completed each day.
  • It would help if you found your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Try to find the solutions to correct your mistakes.
  • Refer to the best books or suitable study materials for your preparation.
  • Pay 100% attention to what you’re studying, and do not waste time learning things that are not important for the exam.
  • Solve mock tests and previous years’ NDA Question Papers as much as possible to understand the pattern better.
  • Give more importance to the topics with the highest weightage, such as Algebra, Calculus and Coordinate Geometry, etc.
  • It is essential to solve numerical in the mathematics section. Try to solve more numerical problems every day so that you do not have to worry about them till the last minute of the exam.
  • Brush up your English grammar skills and practice English using comprehension and grammar books.
  • Make a note of important points while studying that helps in quick revision of the topics during the last moment of the exam.
  • Improve your General Knowledge by reading newspapers and watching news channels regularly. You must be aware of every news about defence services.
  • Complete all the topics before the examination date.
  • Do not start studying any new topics at the last moment of the exam; instead, you must focus on revision.
  • Practice well. The more you practice, the better your chances are of clearing the exam.
  • Revising the topics is most important as it helps to fix the concepts in your mind that you have studied so far.
  • Do not take stress before the exam and get all your doubts cleared well.
  • Take everything in its stride and give your best.

NDA & NA EE Admit Card 2023

About Exam

The UPSC released the NDA admit card on March 24, 2023 on its official website. The NDA admit card contains examination details such as the student’s name, registration number, exam centre, exam date, timing, etc. Candidates will not be allowed to appear in the examination without their admit card.

The steps to download the NDA Admit Card are as follows.

  • 1st Step: Go to the official website of UPSC at https://upsconline.nic.in/.
  • 2nd Step: Click the ‘e-admit card’ option from the various examinations. 
  • 3rd Step: You will be redirected to an instruction page, read all the instructions carefully and agree to the terms and conditions before you download your NDA Admit Card 2023.
  • 4th Step: Now candidates can click on the ‘Yes’ option.
  • 5th Step: Another page will open with options for Registration Number and in the text box, fill in your date of birth. Provide your roll number or registration number apart from entering the date of birth.
  • 6th Step: After that, a CAPTCHA image will appear on the screen, enter the image that you see. Click on ‘Submit’.
  • 7th Step: Now you can see the NDA Admit Card 2023 on your displayed screen. Download the soft copy of your NDA Admit card that appeared on the screen and take a print or hard copy of it for future reference.

NDA & NA EE Answer Key 2023

Eligibility Criteria

The NDA 2023 answer key will be released after the successful completion of the NDA exam. The NDA & NA EE answer keys will be released for sets A, B, C and D. Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the NDA & NA EE answer key 2023:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website of UPSC.
  • 2nd Step: Click on ‘Examination>>Answer Keys’ on the homepage.
  • 3rd Step: Now, click on the link against “National Defence Academy Written Examination Answer Key 2023”
  • 4th Step: Download and take a printout of the answer key for future use.

NDA & NA EE Result 2023

Admit Card

The exam conducting authority released the NDA 1 result on May 1, 2023. On the other hand,  the NDA 2 result 2023 will be released in September 2023. The result will be made available in PDF form, and it will contain the roll numbers of qualified candidates. 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to check the NDA results 2023:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website of UPSC at https://www.upsc.gov.in/
  • 2nd Step: Type the exam name on the homepage search bar and click on it.
  • 3rd Step: You will be directed to the next page, now enter your registration number and the captcha image code and click on ‘Submit’ option.
  • 4th Step: Now you can see the result on the screen.
  • 5th Step: Download the soft copy and take a printout of it for future reference.

NDA & NA EE Cutoff 2023

Exam Answer key

The NDA & NA EE cutoff for the Written Exam and final selection will be released after the declaration of the final result. The cut off marks for the Written Exam will be calculated out of 900. The minimum qualifying mark for each NDA & NA EE subject is 25%. 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the NDA & NA EE cutoff 2023:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website of the UPSC.
  • 2nd Step: Search for the link provided for the ‘UPSC NDA 2023 Cut Off’ on the home page.
  • 3rd Step: Click on that link and you will be redirected to a new page where the cut off marks will be displayed. 
  • 4th Step: Download and take a print out of the NDA & NA EE Cutoff 2023 for future reference.

FAQs on NDA & NA EE 2023

Cut off

Following are the frequently asked questions and their answers related to NDA & NA EE 2023:

Q: When will the official notification for NDA 2023 be released?

A: The UPSC released the NDA 1 notification 2023 on December 21, 2022.

Q: What is the NDA & NA EE selection process?

A: The NDA & NA EE selection processes involve two stages, i.e., a Written Exam and SSB Interview.

Q: How many subjects are in the NDA & NA EE exams?

A: The NDA & NA EE exams consist of two subjects. These subjects are Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT).

Q: When will the NDA & NA EE exams be conducted?

A: The NDA 1 exam was held on April 16, 2023, and the NDA 2 exam will be held on September 03, 2023.

Q: How many vacancies have been released for NDA 2023 recruitment?

A: A total of 395 vacancies have been released for NDA 2023 recruitment.

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