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NDA Overview

National Defence Academy is situated in Khadakwasla, Pune and every year lakhs of students try to get into this prestigious institution. The admissions are routed via national level NDA exam which opens the door for the three services i.e. Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force. The dates for the NDA/NA (II) have been released by UPSC and thus, candidates are ready with their syllabus to prepare for this difficult examination. If you are also eyeing the NDA/NA (II) examination, 2021, you must join Avision Institute, the best online classes for NDA, and kick start your preparation. The examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission twice a year in April and September. The notifications are released in December and June and contain all the relevant information regarding the exam. The notification for the NDA (II) examination 2021 will be released by UPSC soon and candidates are advised to read it thoroughly.

NDA Exam Dates

A candidate must be well-informed about the dates in order to prepare a strategic plan for preparation. Here are the important dates for NDA (II)) 2021.

NDA 2 2021 EVENTS

IMPORTANT DATES

Notification Release date

9 June 2021

NDA 2 2021 Application Start

9 June 2021

NDA 2 2021 Apply Last Date

29 June 2021

Release of Admit card

2 Weeks before Exam

NDA 2 2021 Exam date

05 September 2021

Declaration of result

Oct- Nov 2021

NDA Eligibility Criteria

There are few important points which a candidate must keep in mind.

  • A candidate is required to check whether he falls in the below-mentioned eligibility criteria in order to appear in the examination.

  • The admission at all stages of the examination process will be purely provisional.

  • The mere issue of admit cards does not imply the clearing by the Commission.

  • If a candidate is found to be eligible at any stage of the selection process, his candidature will be canceled.  

Nationality

A citizen of India, or Nepal, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit

The lower age limit for applying for the NDA exam is 16.5 years while the upper age limit is 19.5 years.

Sex and Marital Status

Only unmarried male candidates can apply.

Educational Qualification

The educational qualification required for applying for NDA/NA exam is-

For the Army Wing of NDA- The candidate should have passed 12th class of 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent high school diploma from a recognized state board or University.

For Air Force and Naval Wing of NDA- The candidate should have passed 12th class with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics of 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent high school diploma from a recognized state board or University.

Candidates who are appearing for the examination of the 12th class are also eligible to apply.

Physical Standards

There are certain physical standards set by the Commission and every candidate who is interested in applying for the examination should fulfill those standards. You can refer to the official notification, when it is released, for details of the Physical Standards. They are elaborated in Appendix-IV of the notification.

NDA Exam Pattern

The exam is going to be conducted in the month of September. It is essential to equip yourself with the exam pattern in order to join the best NDA online coaching in India and come up with an overall preparation strategy.

The exam is conducted in three stages-

  • Written Examination

  • SSB Interview

  • Medical Test

Written Exam

The written exam contains two sections- Mathematics and General Ability Test. This is a tough exam to crack and you must have the best online coaching for NDA today if you want to crack it in one go.

Exam Highlights

  • The exam is conducted in an offline mode.

  • The total duration of the exam is five hours.

  • There are two sections and two and half hours are allotted for each section. There is negative marking as well.

  • This is an objective-type multiple-choice question-based exam.

Section

Number Of Questions

Marks Per Question

Maximum Marks

Mathematics

120

2.5

300

General Ability Test

150

4

600

Total

270

 

900

NDA Syllabus

The syllabus of the NDA/NA exam is vast. You need a plan to cover every topic in order to score well in the exams. Understanding your syllabus provides you an understanding of various topics and how much time do you need to allot to each of them.

Here is a detailed syllabus of the NDA/NA exam.

Section I- Mathematics

Maximum Marks- 300

The topics include-

  • Algebra

  • Metrics and Determinants

  • Trigonometry

  • Analytical Geometry of 2D and 3D

  • Differential Calculus

  • Integral calculus and Differential Equations

  • Vector Algebra

  • Statistics and Probability

Section II- General Ability

English

Maximum Marks- 200

The topics include-

  • Grammar and usage

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension and cohesion

General Knowledge

Maximum Marks- 400

The section is divided into several sections.

Subject

Marks

Physics

100

Chemistry

60

General Science

40

History, Freedom Movement, etc.

80

Geography

80

Current Events

40

Total

600

 

SSB Interview

This is a five-day interview which is conducted by the Service Selection Board at one of its centers. Those candidates who top the merit list of written examination are called for SSB Interview. Various kinds of written tests, individual tasks, Group Tasks, Interview, and Conference consist of SSB Interview.

On the first day, a Screening Test is conducted. It includes Officer Intelligence Rating Test and Picture Perception and Description Test.  Candidates who pass the Screening Test make it to the next stage. Those who fail are sent back home on the very first day. Candidates who are willing to join AFA are required to undergo the PABT test.

Rest four days are reserved for the several other tests and tasks, such as Psychological Test, Individual Tasks like Command Task, Individual Obstacles Task, Individual Lecturette, Group Tasks like Group Obstacle Race, Group Discussion, Group Planning Exercise, and Interview, Conference, and result declaration on the last day.

SSB Interview- Syllabus

 At the first stage, i.e. Screening Test, a candidate’s logical and problem-solving skills are assessed by asking different kinds of questions involving figures, patterns, pictures, etc. The PPDT test assesses how a candidate thinks about a subject.

The verbal and non-verbal test includes relationship, jumbled words, antonym and synonym, reconstruction of the sentence, one-word substitution, odd one out, common sense, alphabet test, arithmetic questions, completion of series, etc.

To prepare for the OIR test, you must practice a lot. You can join the best SSB exam center to help you prepare.

Medical Exam

This is the last stage of the process. Many candidates are disqualified at this stage if they are not medically fit as per the standards of the Commission. Those who clear the SSB interview are called for the medical examination. It is advised to candidates that they get themselves medically examined before applying for the examination.

Candidates can rectify the minor defects at the military hospital recommended for SSB.

The minor defects/ ailments are-

  • Wax (Ears)  

  • Deviated Nasal Septum

  • Hydrocele/Phimosis

  • Overweight/Underweight

  • Under Sized Chest

  • Piles

  • Gynaecomastia

  • Tonsillitis

  • Varicocele

Permanent body tattoos are not allowed on any part of the body except the inner face of the forearm i.e. from inside of the elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of the palm/back (dorsal) side of the hand.

NDA Salary

The salary of Officers in the Army, Indian Air Force, and Navy differs on the basis of their posts and ranks.

All the Gentlemen cadets get a fixed stipend of Rs. 56100 during the entire duration of their training period in service Academies.

Indian Army

NDA Posts or Ranks

Salary of NDA Officer (Per Month)

Stipend during the training of the candidates in IMA

INR 56,100/

Lieutenant

INR 56,100/- to INR 1,77, 500/- 

Captain

INR 61,300/- to 01,93,900/- 

Major

INR 69,400/- to 02,07,200/-

Lieutenant Colonel

INR 01,21,200/- to 02,12,400/-

Colonel

INR 01,30,600/- to 02,15,900/- 

Brigadier

INR 01,39,600/- to 02,17,600/-

Major General

INR 01,44,200/- to 02,18,200/- 

Lt. General HAG Scale

INR 01,82,200/- to 02,24,100/- 

HAG+ Scale

INR 02,05,400/- To  02,24,400/-

VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lt Gen (NFSG)

INR 02,25,000/- Fixed

COAS

INR 02,50,000/- Fixed

 

The officers of the rank from lieutenant to Brigadier are also provided Military Service Pay of Rs. 15500 per month.

Air Force

The pay scale for different posts is as follows-

Rank

Level

(Pay in Rs.)

Flying Officer

Level 10

56,100 – 1,77,500

Flight Lieutenant

Level 10 B

6,13,00-1,93,900

Squadron Leader

Level 11

6,94,00 – 2,07,200

Wing Commander

Level 12A

1,21,200 – 2,12400

Group Captain

Level 13

1,30,600-2, 15,900

Air Commodore

Level 13A

1,39,600-2,17,600

Air Vice Marshal

Level 14

1,44,200-2,18,200

Air Marshal HAG Scale

Level 15

1, 82, 200-2,24,100

HAG+Scale

Level 16

2,05,400 – 2,24,400

VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG)

Level 17

2,25,000/-(fixed)

CAS

Level 18

2,50,000/-(fixed)

 

Indian Navy

The pay scale of Officers in the Indian Navy is as follows-

Rank

Level

Pay Band (in Rs.)

MSP

Sub Lieutenant

10

56100-177500

15500

Lieutenant

10B

61300-193900

15500

Lieutenant Commander

11

69400-207200

15500

Commander

12A

121200-212400

15500

Captain

13

130600-215900

15500

Commodore

13A

139600-217600

15500

Rear Admiral

14

144200-218200

NIL

Vice Admiral

15

182200-224100

NIL

Vice Admiral and Equivalent

16

205400-224400

NIL

DGAFMS

17

225000

NIL

VCNS / C-IN-C/ Equivalent

17

225000

NIL

CNS / Equivalent

18

250000

NIL

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