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NDA IMPORTANT DATES

S.No.

Name of Exam

Date of Notification

Last Date

Date of Commencement of Exam

Duration of Exam

1.

NDA & N.A. Examination (I), 2022

22nd Dec 2021

11th Jan 2022

10th April 2022 (Sunday)

1 Day

2.

NDA & N.A. Examination (II), 2022

18th May 2022

14th June 2022

04th Sept 2022 (Sunday)

1 Day

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2021

Nationality

A candidate must be unmarried male and must be:

Age Limit, GENDER and Marital Status

The age limit of candidates should be as given below:

Educational Qualifications

The educational qualification prescribed for admission to the different academies is given below.

The Army wing of NDAPassed Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized board
The Air Force and Naval wings of NDA and 10+2 Cadet entry scheme at INAPassed Class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics

Physical Standards

NDA Exam Pattern

Written Exams

NDA Written Exams Subject Maximum marks Number of Questions Duration
Paper 1 Mathematics 300 120 2 hrs 30 mins
Paper 2 GAT 600 150 2 hrs 30 mins
Total 900 270 5 hours

SSB Interview Pattern

Stage 1 Screening Test
  1. Verbal and non-verbal tests.
  2. PPDT
Stage 2 Psychological Test
  1. Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  2. Word Association Test (WAT)
  3. Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
  4. Self Description Test (SD)
Group Testing Officers Test
  1. GD
  2. GPE
  3. PGT
  4. HGT
  5. IoT
  6. Command Task
  7. Snake race/Group Obstacle Race
  8. Individual lecture
  9. FGT
Personal Interview & conference

NDA 2022 Exam Syllabus

NDA Cut off for written exam

NDA 2 2020 Cutoff

Minimum qualifying standard/marks at the written stage (out of 900 marks) Marks secured by the last candidate in the merit order (out of 1800 marks) 
355 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)719

NDA 1 2020 Cutoff

Wing Minimum qualifying standard at the written stage (out of 900) Marks secured by last recommended candidate (Final Stage) (out of 1800)
Army/Navy/Air Force/Naval Academy 355 (With at least 25% marks in each subject) 723

NDA 2 2019 Final Cut off

Minimum qualifying standard/marks at the written stage (out of 900 marks)  Marks secured by the last candidate in the merit order (out of 1800 marks) 
346 (With at least 25% marks in each subject) 709

NDA Previous Year Cut Off

Year NDA 1 cut off (Out of 900 marks) Year NDA 2 cut off (Out of 900 marks)
2019 342 (With at least 25% marks in each subject) 2018 325 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)
2018 338 (With at least 25% marks in each subject) 2017 258 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)
2017 342 (With at least 25% marks in each subject) 2016 229 (With at least 20% marks in each subject)
2016 288 (With at least 25% marks in each Subject)    

NDA Cut off for Final Selection

NDA 1 2019 final Cut off

Academy NDA 1 Final Cut off 2019 (out of 1800)
Army/Navy/Air Force/Naval Academy 704

NDA Previous Year Cut Off

NDA 1 cut off NDA 2 cut off
Year NDA 1 cut off (Out of 1800 marks) Year NDA 2 cut off (Out of 1800 marks)
2018 705 2018 688
2017 708 2017 624
2016 656 2016 602

Academics at NDA

The academic year at NDA is divided into two terms i.e. spring (January to May) and autumn (July to December). A cadet must undergo training for a total of six terms i.e. three years before graduating from the NDA.

On successful completion of the three-year course, Cadets are sent to their respective training academies for one year of training before granting of commission. Army cadets proceed to the Indian Military Academy (Dehradun), naval cadets to the Indian Naval Academy (Ezhimala) and Air Force cadets to the Air Force Academy (Dundigal, Hyderabad).

NDA Academics include the common subjects of the three services. It covers weapon handling, map reading, military law, history and organization of each service. Analysis of military campaigns and operations are also taught in the curriculum. After 3 years of training, all the cadets are given graduation in BA/BSc or BCs (Computer Science) degree of Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Apart from academic training, they are also trained in outdoor skills, like Drill, Physical Training, Sports and games. There is also a games period where they play games like football, hockey, and basketball.

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