Join NDA (National Defence Academy) After 12th

In today’s era where money is becoming everything, people run behind it, even though there is such youth who want to set out their life for the country of India, ignoring all the career opportunities.

If you are also one of those youngsters seeking to join the National Defence Academy (NDA), we’re here to help you. The Union Service Commission takes the NDA examination.

So, in this post, we’ll let you know how you can prepare for NDA at best.

About NDA Examination

The NDA is a joint service academy of the Indian Armed Forces. Under this training, candidates of three wings (Army, Navy, and Air Force) are trained simultaneously.

Located in Khadakwasla Lake, 20 km from Pune city, NDA was built at the time of the British state to strengthen national security by providing the candidates training according to their interests and selection.

The exam is conducted twice a year, and the candidates have the option to take it three times.

Education Qualification – NDA

To get enrolled for this examination, it’s necessary to have a valid 12th certification from a recognized board.

NDA exam after 12th according to the wings:

  • Army Wing – 12th pass from a recognized board
  • Navy – 12th pass with Physics & Math
  • Air Force – 12th pass with Physics & Math

Considering the pandemic’s current scenario, candidates can join NDA training after completing their 12th and submit the mark sheet later when the board issues it.

What is the Age Limit to join NDA 2022?

Any unmarried person can join the NDA entrance exam aged between 16 to 19 years.

Exam Age Limit Date of Birth Criteria
NDA 1 16.5 – 19.5 years July 2, 2022 – July 1, 2006
NDA 2 16.5 – 19.5 years January 2, 2023 – January 1, 2007

Height & Weight

Wings Height Weight
Indian Army 152-183 cm 42.5 – 66.5 kg
Air Force 152-183 cm 42.5 – 66.5 kg
Navy 152-183 cm 44 – 67 kg

Join NDA after 12 – Application Process

Every year NDA releases its registration form at the official website of UPSC, which comprises two parts:

The first part is registration, while the second consists of detailed form filling, such as selection of exam centers, application fees, etc.

Here is a quick guide to the NDA exam after the 12th form:

  • Exam registration by filling required details
  • Selecting preferred branches
  • Details verification
  • Generation of registration ID
  • Choosing exam center
  • Application fees
  • Submitting signature & photographs

It is required that a person must be

  • A citizen of India
  • Be the subjects of Nepal

The NDA written examination consists of 2 papers that are 900 marks.

  1. Mathematics (300 marks)
  2. General Ability Test (600 marks)

Most of the questions in the NDA examination are from the 12th standard. So, we wish you all the best for your future and hope what you dreamt of will come true.