NDA 2023: Exam Date (Announced), Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern

NDA 2023NDA 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.

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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.

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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:

Events Dates
Notification released21st December 2022 17th May 2023
Starting of application form21st December 2022 17th May 2023
Last date to fill application form10th January 20236th June 2023
Last date to pay application feeJanuary 20232nd week of June 2023
Withdraw of applicationFebruary/ March 2023June/ July 2023
Admit card release date1st week of April 2023Last week of August 2023
NDA 2023 exam date16th April 20233rd September 2023
Declaration of resultApril/ May 2023September 2023
Interview April/ May 2023September/ 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:

  • 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.
Check Here – How to Fill NDA Application Form

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.

Academic Qualification:

  • 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.

Fitness Criteria:

  • 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:

SubjectsCodeMaximum marksTime duration
Mathematics013002 hours 30 min
General Ability Test (GA)026002 hours 30 min
Total 900 marks5 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)

Answer: You can register for NDA 2023 first session from 21st December 2022..

Answer: No, application form will be made available via online mode only for both sessions..

Answer: Yes, female candidates are eligible to apply.

Answer: One can apply for either or for both sessions as per their eligibility & preferences.

Answer: No, as married candidates are not eligible to apply for NDA 2023.

Answer: Yes, appearing candidates are also eligible to apply..

Answer: Yes, candidates born between 2nd July 2004 to 1st July 2007 are eligible for NDA I 2023..

Answer: Yes, you can edit it at the time of correction.

Answer: Yes, 33% of the mark assigned to the question will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

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

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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.  

Displaying 38 Comments
  1. Abhi ranjan singh says:

    hello sir my DOB is dec 2007 can i shall give nda 1 2023

  2. Abhi ranjan singh says:

    i born in 25dec2007 so i can give nda 1 2023 ????

  3. Sanjay says:

    My DOB is 11-06-2004
    Am I eligible for NDA 1 2023

  4. Ekanem says:

    I was born on the 11th of december 2000, am i eligible to apply for NDA ?

  5. Neha says:

    I am born in 26 june 2004 can I eligible for nda 2023?

  6. Priya kandyara says:

    Sir I am in 12th standard and my DOB is 26-02-2005. May I eligible for nda application?

  7. Aarushi Gupta says:

    Am currently in class 11, and will be in 12 by 2023 March or April. Am I eligible for 2023 NDA exams?
    Also, can I appear for both the sessions?

  8. Jananiebala says:

    Sir my DOB 21 Jan 2004 Am i eligible to apply NDA 2023?

  9. Moni says:

    My date of birth is 19 june 2007 . Am I eligible for nda 2023

  10. Rahul says:

    Sir my dob is 14dec 2003 so can write the NDA exam for 2023 April’s

  11. shreyansh says:

    my birth 28 dec 2006 am i eligible for nda1 2023

  12. Harshit mishra says:

    My date of birth is 2 june 2004..
    Am i eligible for nda 1 2023.

  13. Palcheen says:

    I am 02 may 2005 born. Am I eligible for NDA 2 2023?

  14. Mayur Krishna Shinde says:

    To give me information

  15. Manvir says:

    My birth date is 1 january 2005
    Am i eligible for nda 2 2023

  16. Srirenu says:

    I’m bipc student can I join IAF

  17. Suneha says:

    Can I apply for exam in 11th

  18. Shafaque says:

    I am 29 December 2004 born. Am I eligible for NDA 2 2023?

  19. Nima Wangdi Tamang says:

    Can we know the age limit for NDA 2023

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