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National Defence Academy (NDA)

The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to respective service academies for further pre-commissioning training. The NDA is located in Khadakwasla, Pune, Maharashtra. It is the first tri-service academy in the world.

Examination Pattern

EXAM-NDA(I & II) Forms- January & August
Exam- April & November
Age Limit- 16 ½ to 19 ½ yrs
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION For Army- 10+2 Passed/ Appearing (in any stream)
For Air Force, Navy & Naval Academy- 10+2 Passed/ Appearing (With Physics & Mathematics)
MODE OF SELECTION Written Examination by UPSC
SSB Interview

Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status

A Candidate must be an unmarried Male and age between 16 ½ to 19 ½ years

Examination Schedule

Paper Availability of Forms Date of Examination
NDA-I Á II January & June Every Year April and September

Paper Pattern

Subject Date Code Duration Maximum Marks
Part-I NDA and NA Examination (I)
Mathematics April (Sunday) 01 2½ Hrs 300
General Ability Test 02 2½ Hrs 600
Total 900
Part-II SSB Test/Interview 900
Mathematics September (Sunday) 01 2½ Hrs 300
General Ability Test 02 2½ Hrs 600
Total 900
Part-II SSB Test/Interview 900

Topic Covered

Trigonometry Biology
Algebra Chemistry
Probability Physics
Matrices & Determinants History
Analytical Geometry Civics
Differential calculus Geography
Integral calculus English
Vector algebra Current Affairs
*The paper in the entire subject consists of objective type question only.

Cut Off

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (II) Examination, 2017 Minimum qualifying standard approved at the written stage and marks secured by the last recommended candidate at final stage of the examination Minimum qualifying standard approved at the written stage (Out of 900 marks): 280 expected (with at least 25-30% marks in each subject Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate (Out of 1800 marks): 650 EXPECTED

Negative Marks

  • Marks for Each Correct Answer = 2.5 for Maths , 4 for English , 4 for G.K
  • Negative Marks for Incorrect Answer = -0.83 for Maths , -1.33 for English , -1.33 for G.K

Our Courses

Course Name- TRIBHUJ

  • Every Sunday Physical Training Class is organized by Physical Trainers and NSG Commandos.
  • SSB Interview & Spoken English, Current Affairs
Duration Course Name/Code Application Form Charge Course Fee* Total Payable Amount
1 Year Tribhuj-1 /1101 Rs.500/- Rs.48,000/- Rs. 48,500/-
6 Months Tribhuj-2 /1102 Rs.500/- Rs.30,000/- Rs. 30,500/-


Why choose Cadets Point Defence Academy is the best defence Training institute for NDA ?

6 Hrs. Regular Classes
Regular Physical Training
12 Year Experienced faculty
Medical Facility
Communication Classes
SSB Preparation by real officers
Own GTO Ground as per SSB Interview
Monthly mock test, Topic Test , Unit test
Hostel facility with Army Discipline
Mess Facility
CPDA Publication
Social Welfare Events
Gym Facility for Knock-knee & Flat-feet Problems Students
Free Online Classes on Our CPDA Youtube Channel or My CPDA Learning App
Winning Prizes
Monthly Parents Teachers meeting
Other Facilities
  • Admission Kits - Bag, Books , t-shirt , track Shoot , Cap , Pen etc.
  • Physical training
  • Online & Offline Test Facility