NDA Result 2023: Check Dates & Steps To Download Merit ListMarch 31, 2023
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NDA Notification 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) issued the NDA 1 notification 2023 on December 21, 2022. Candidates were allowed to apply online for the exam until January 12, 2023, from the official website – upsc.gov.in. The NDA 1 exam will be conducted on April 16, 2023. The admit card for this exam has been released on March 24, 2023.
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Moreover, the NDA 2 notification will be released on May 17, 2023. Applicants interested in applying for this exam will have to fill out the application form from May 17 to June 6, 2023. The selection will be done through written examination and SSB interviews. This article has provided all the important details about the UPSC NDA 1 and 2 exams. To know more, read this article.
Latest: The NDA, NA 1 Admit Card 2023 is available now. Candidates can download their hall tickets here.
The UPSC released NDA notification 2023 pdf for NDA 1 exam on December 21, 2022, at upsc.gov.in, declaring 395 vacant positions for boys and girls to be hired for the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy for the year 2023. This exam is held twice a year for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the NDA and Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC). The direct link to download the official NDA 1 notification pdf is provided below:
Click here to download UPSC NDA 1 2023 Notification PDF
The UPSC has released the dates for the NDA 1 and 2 exams. Candidates can check the complete exam schedule from the table mentioned below:
|Events||NDA 1 Dates||NDA 2 Dates|
|NDA Notification 2023||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 Withdrawl||January 18 to 24, 2023||To Be Notified|
|NDA Admit Card 2023||March 24, 2023||August 2023|
|NDA 2023 Exam Date||April 16, 2023||September 03, 2023|
|NDA Answer Key [Unofficial]||April 16, 2023||September 03, 2023|
|NDA Result 2023||May 2023||September 2023|
|SSB Interview||To Be Notified||To Be Notified|
UPSC has released a total of 395 vacancies to be recruited from the NDA 1 2023 exam. Out of the total openings, 352 belong to the NDA and the remaining 42 to the NA. The detailed breakdown of vacancies are mentioned in the below table:
Name of the Post
National Defence Academy
208 (including 10 for female candidates)
42 (including 3 for female candidates)
92 (including 2 for female candidates)
Ground Duties (Tech)
18 (including 2 for female candidates)
Ground Duties (Non-Tech)
10 (including 2 for female candidates)
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)
25 (for Male Candidates Only)
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The NDA salary is INR 56,100 for the entire duration of training in service academies. Following successful training, the Officer Commissioned’s salary will be fixed in the first Cell of Level 10.
To be eligible for the exam, candidates must meet the following NDA 2023 eligibility criteria:
|Army Wing of National Defence Academy||Passed Class 12/HSC or equivalent from a State Education Board or a University.|
|For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the INA:||Passed Class 12/HSC or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics from a State Education Board or a recognised University.|
The online application form for the UPSC NDA 1 2023 exam was made available on December 21, 202. However, the NDA 2 registration will be active from May 17, 2023. Candidates must follow the stepwise procedure to apply for this exam:
The application fee for the UPSC NDA 2023 exam as per the official notification is given in the below table. The fee can be paid in both offline and online modes.
|SC/ ST candidates/ Sons of JCOs/ NCOs/ ORs||Exempted|
There are two stages in the NDA selection process, i.e. Written Test and SSB Interview. Candidates must clear the written examination to move to the second stage, i.e. SSB Interview. After the SSB interview, document verification and medical examination will be conducted. Based on the final merit list, candidates will be asked to report for the medical examination.
After selection, candidates must undergo training and on successful completion of training, they will serve as an Indian Army/ Navy/ Air Force Officer.
The NDA 1 Exam 2023 will have only objective-type questions. The questions will be asked in English as well as Hindi. Check the detailed pattern from the below table:
|Subject (Code)||Duration||Maximum Marks|
|Mathematics (01) – 120 Questions||150 mins||300 Marks|
|General Ability Test (02) – 150 Questions|
(English and General Knowledge)
|150 mins||600 Marks|
|Total||300 mins||900 Marks|
The NDA Exam has negative markings. One-third of the marks allotted to a question will be reduced on every wrong attempt.
|Marking Scheme||Marks Awarded||Negative Marking|
|Mathematics||2.5 Marks||– 0.83 Marks|
|General Ability Test||4 Marks||– 1.33 Marks|
Candidates appearing for the NDA 1 2023 exam must prepare for subjects like Mathematics, General Knowledge and English Subjects.
Mathematics: Integral calculus and Differential Equations, Matrices & Determinants, Algebra, Analytical Geometry of two and three Dimensions, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, etc.
English: The candidate will be assessed based on the understanding of English and workman, like the use of words. This syllabus will cover Grammar and Usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension, Antonyms and Synonyms.
General Knowledge: The question paper on General Knowledge will cover the subjects like Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.
The SSB Interview comprises various psychological and intelligence tests, which will be conducted for 5 days. Candidates who pass the written exam must participate in a two-stage interview process administered by officials. Those who advance to the interview round must provide a birth certificate and pass certificate.
The NDA 1 admit card 2023 has been released on March 24, 2023. The candidates can download the hall ticket from the official website of UPSC. The hall ticket can be downloaded by logging in with the roll number or registration number. The candidates will not get any hard copy of their hall ticket via post.
The written and final results will be released online in two stages. A merit list for both stages will be released on the day of the NDA result. The results will be made available on the official website of the UPSC. It will comprise of both the roll number and the names of the selected candidates. Candidates whose names will be present in the NDA Result PDF are required to appear for the SSB Interview.
The NDA cut-off is the minimum qualifying mark applicants must achieve in order to pass the exam and advance to the next round of selection. Following the completion of the hiring procedure, the cut-off marks for the written exam and SSB interview will be released separately. Candidates have to score at least 25% marks in each subject.
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Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the NDA Exam 2023 notification:
A: The NDA 1 2023 notification was released on December 21, 2022.
A: The NDA 2 notification will be released on May 17, 2023.
A: Yes, after the Supreme Court’s interim judgement, girls can now appear for the NDA 2023 exam. Previously, they were not permitted to apply for the exam.
A: No, only unmarried male and female applicants are eligible to apply for the NDA exam.
A: As per the latest NDA 1 Notification, there are 19 posts available for female candidates.
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