What is NDA

What is NDA– NDA(National Defence Academy) is an academy of India Armed Forced, where candidates are prepared for the Army, Navy and the air force. NDA is the first tri-service academy in the world. It is located at Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. It has produced 27 service Chiefs Of Staff till date.

NDA Training Pattern

All the Candidate joining the NDA after their 10+2 Examination are trained in the Academy for three years culminating in graduation with BA/BSc or BCs (Computer Science) degree of Jawaharlal Nehru University. Apart from academic training they are also trained in outdoor skills, like Drill, PT and games. The emphasis in NDA is on character building, esprit-de-corps, mental and physical robustness, leadership and a sense of keen observation.

NDA Entry Eligibility

  • Age between                                                              16 ½ to 19 years as of first day of the month                                                                                       in which course is due to commence
  • Qualification                                                              12th Class of 10+2 System of                                                                                                                  Education/Equivalent for Army and with                                                                                              Physics and Maths for AF/Navy
  • Marital Status                                                             Un-Married
  • Application to be Received by                                As per UPSC notification
  • Likely SSB Date                                                         Sep to Oct and Jan to April
  • Date of Commencement of Training                     Jan and Jul
  • Training Academy                                                     NDA , Khadakwasla, Pune
  • Duration of Training                                                 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yrs at IMA(For Army                                                                                                cadets)

3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yrs at Naval Academy
(for Naval cadets)
3 Yrs at NDA and 1 & 1/2 Yrs at AFA                                                                                                             Hyderabad (For AF cadets)

NDA Examination Centers

The Examination held across various cities in India.

  • AGARTALA                GANGTOK                PANAJI (GOA)
  • AHMEDABAD           HYDERABAD            PATNA
  • AIZAWL                     IMPHAL                    PORT BLAIR
  • ALLAHABAD             ITANAGAR                RAIPUR
  • BANGALORE            JAIPUR                       RANCHI
  • BAREILLY                  JAMMU                     SAMBALPUR
  • BHOPAL                    JORHAT                     SHILLONG
  • CHANDIGARH          KOCHI                       SHIMLA
  • CHENNAI                  KOHIMA                    SRINAGAR
  • CUTTACK                  KOLKATA                  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
  • DEHRADUN             LUCKNOW                TIRUPATI
  • DELHI                       MADURAI                  UDAIPUR
  • DHARWAR               MUMBAI                    VISAKHAPATNAM
  • DISPUR                    NAGPUR

NDA Coaching Contact Information

NAME – Surbhi Academy


PHONE – 9915337448