NDA 2023: Exam Date (Announced), Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern
NDA 2023 Exam Dates have been announced. NDA I 2023 Application Form is starting from 21st December 2022. For the second session application form will be made available from 17th May 2023. NDA (National Defense Academy) is conducted each year by the UPSC (Union Service public Commission). This is a national level examination which is conducted two times each year. Through this examination candidates can get admission in the Indian Military, Indian Navy, and Indian Air force. Qualified candidates will be selected for the interview, medical and other rounds. Through this article we have provided complete details about the NDA 2023 including application form, fee, exam dates, eligibility criteria and much more.
NDA 2023 Notifications – Exam Date Released
NDA 2023 Exam Date for both papers (NDA 1 & NDA 2) has been announced. The exam will be organized on 16th April 2023 for 1st session & on 3rd September 2023 for 2nd session. Check other dates from below.
NDA 2023 Highlights
When will be NDA (I) 2023 registration start? – 21st December 2022, Check application
Can June 2004 born apply for NDA 2023? – Yes, Check eligibility
How can i apply for NDA ? – Online mode only
When will be NDA I 2023 exam organised ? – 16th April 2023, Check exam date
Are female candidates eligible to apply for NDA 2023 ? Yes.
How many attempts can be made for NDA exam ? No attempt limit prescribed. You can attempt the exam if you satisfy the age criteria
Can Non- science background students apply for NDA ? Yes, such candidates can only apply for Indian Army wing of NDA
Is the exam pattern of NDA different for the students with Non- Science background ? – No. Check exam pattern
Are there any changes in NDA 2023 Syllabus ? – No, Check syllabus
Can I apply for both NDA I & II exam ? Yes
Are Body tattoos allowed ? Yes, Check eligibility criteria
In what mode will be the NDA exam conducted ? – Offline (PBT)
NDA 2023 Exam Dates
Candidates can check here the official exam dates of NDA 2023 exams:
|NDA I||NDA II|
|Notification released||21st December 2022||17th May 2023|
|Starting of application form||21st December 2022||17th May 2023|
|Last date to fill application form||10th January 2023||6th June 2023|
|Last date to pay application fee||January 2023||2nd week of June 2023|
|Withdraw of application||February/ March 2023||June/ July 2023|
|Admit card release date||1st week of April 2023||Last week of August 2023|
|NDA 2023 exam date||16th April 2023||3rd September 2023|
|Declaration of result||April/ May 2023||September 2023|
|Interview||April/ May 2023||September/ October 2023|
NDA 2023 Application Form
Candidates can check complete details about NDA 2023 Application Form in the given steps:
- Application form for NDA I will be released from 21st December 2022 & for NDA II it will be made available from 17th May 2023.
- Candidates will be able to apply through online mode only, any other mode will not be allowed to fill the application form.
- Registration process will be completed in two parts i.e. Part I & Part II.
- Part I will include basic registration and other details while Part II will include uploads of scanned photographs, signature, fee payments etc.
- It will be necessary to fill examination center choices while filling the application form.
- Candidates must fill details carefully in the application form including personal, academic and other.
- Authority will also provide application withdrawal facilities to the candidates for a short time period.
- Application form will be filled till 10th January 2023 for NDA I and till 6th June 2023 for NDA II.
- Candidates will need to upload scanned documents in the specific format and fill details carefully to avoid mistakes.
- There will be no need to send an application form by post to the authorities.
- Don’t forget to take a printout of the application form for other future references.
- Application fee of NDA 2023 examination is Rs. 100/- for all candidates.
- Candidates who belong to SC/ ST/ NCOs/ Sons of JCOs/ ORS category are exempted to pay the application fee.
- Application fee will be paid via credit card/ debit card/ net banking or SBI challan method.
NDA 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria before filling the application form of NDA 2023:
- Candidates must be an Indian citizen/ subject of Nepal/ subject of Bhutan/ refugee of Tibetan who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention to settle permanently in India.
- Candidates who have migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and east African countries of Zambia, Tanzania, Zaire, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda or Vietnam with an intention of settlement in India can also apply.
- Foreign nationals (except Gorkhas) will be required to produce a certificate of eligibility which is issued by Govt. of India.
- For Air Force & Naval Wings (Cadet entry scheme): Applying candidates must have passed 10+2 class examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
- For Army Wing: 12th pass candidates will be eligible to apply.
- Appearing: Candidates those appearing in 12th level are also eligible to apply.
Gender, Age & Marital Status:
- Both male and female candidates will be eligible for NDA 2023.
- Candidates will not be allowed to marry until they complete their training period.
- Applying candidate age should be between 16.5 to 19.5 years.
- For NDA I, the candidate must be born between 2ndJuly 2004 to 1st July 2007. For NDA II, the candidate must be born between 2nd January 2005 to 1st January 2008.
- Candidates must be physically fit as per the physical standards set by the commission/ authorities.
- Candidates who have withdrawn or resigned from any training academies of Armed forces on disciplinary grounds will not be eligible for NDA 2023 examination.
NDA 2023 Exam Pattern
Candidates must go through following details regarding NDA Exam Pattern:
- Exam mode: NDA 2023 exam will be held via offline mode (Pen-paper based).
- No. of sections: It will consists of two sections as Mathematics & GA section.
- Time duration: To solve the question paper, candidates will be given total 5 hours (2 hours each for Mathematics & GA section)
- Questions Type: The Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) will be asked in the question paper.
- Language: The question paper will be bilingual, i.e English & Hindi both language.
- Negative marking: 33% of marks assigned to the question paper will be deducted.
For distribution of time duration & marks, check below table:
|Subjects||Code||Maximum marks||Time duration|
|Mathematics||01||300||2 hours 30 min|
|General Ability Test (GA)||02||600||2 hours 30 min|
|Total||900 marks||5 hours|
NDA 2023 Syllabus
NDA Syllabus will be published online at the website. We will update the details in our article soon. It will consist of various topics from the Mathematics & GA section.
Paper 1 (Code No.- 01) Mathematics:
Integral Calculus & differential equations, Analytical geometry of two & three dimensions, Trigonometry, Statistics & probability etc.
Paper II (Code No.-02) English & General Knowledge:
It will consists of two parts as Part A- English & Part B- General Knowledge
Part A: English
It will be designed basically to test understanding of students in English & how to use proper words. The syllabus will include vocabulary, grammar, comprehension & usage of cohesion in extended text. Candidate’s proficiency in English will be checked.
Part B: General Knowledge
It will include various topics from various subjects as Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social studies, and Geography & current events.
NDA 2023 Preparation Tips
Check following preparation tips & tricks regarding how to prepare for NDA examination:
- Make proper time table to study various topics & strictly follow it.
- Check complete NDA syllabus & exam pattern to know its detailed information.
- Practice mock test & solve previous year question paper.
- Study from good study material (NDA Books) via offline & online recommended by experts.
- Eat health & sleep properly for a fresh mind & body.
- Try yoga & keep yourself calm.
- Keep atleast last one week only for revision.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
NDA 2023 Admit Card
The admit card of NDA for 1st session will be released few days before the commencement of the exam. NDA Admit Card will be made available in the month of April 2023 for NDA I. Students can download their hall tickets by entering their login details online on the website.
For NDA II, the admit card will be released in the month of August/ September 2023. Students must note that admit card is an important document which must be presented by the candidates in order to get entry into the examination hall. In case candidates find any mistakes in the admit card, they must contact the authority before the exam.
NDA 2023 Quick Links
NDA 2023 Answer Key
Students will be made available NDA answer keys by various coaching institutions. No answer key will be provided by the authorities on the website. It will be made available for various sets. For NDA I, the answer key will be released in April 2023 and in September 2023 for NDA II 2023.
The answer key will help the students for calculating the probable scores obtained in the NDA exam. Candidates must keep checking the website for the availability of the answer keys of NDA after the exam
NDA 2023 Result
Students will be provided NDA result for 1st session in the month of May 2023. The results will be declared by online mode. Candidates will be able to check their result through the online PDF available on the website.
Only the candidates whose names will appear in the result/ merit list released in the form of PDF will be considered eligible for further round of interview. No candidate will be provided results separately through offline mode.
NDA 2023 Cut Off
The NDA cut off will be released by online mode on the website. It will be released for various wings – Army, Navy, Air force, Naval academy separately. Further, the cut off will be first displayed for written exam and then final cut off will be displayed for SSB interview round. The minimum qualifying marks will be set for the written stage and for the final stage.
As per the previous year trends, the cut off marks for written test are 342 and the final cut off to be score are 708. No candidate will be allowed to further participate in interview process without clearing the cut off marks.
NDA 2023 SSB Interview
NDA SSB Interview is the final stage of clearing the NDA entry process. The students who have successful cleared the written test round by obtaining the cut off marks will be allowed to appear for the SSB interview.
Candidates have to go through two stages which will be organized in 4 days. The stage 1 process will comprise of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) are picture perception and description test (PP & DT). In the process of stage 2 candidates will go through – interview, group testing officer tasks, psychology test and the conference.
If you have any other query regarding NDA 2023, you can ask your query in the comments section provided below.