NDA 1 2023 Notification Out
NDA Notification 2023: As you, all know UPSC has released the calendar for various examinations in which NDA examination is also covered. NDA 1 2023 official notification has been released on 21st December 2022 on its official website for the course commencing in 2023. The total number of vacancies announced is 395 including 19 vacancies for female candidates.
NDA 1 2023
NDA Exam is conducted twice every year by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to select eligible candidates for admission to the elite National Defence Academy and Naval Academy.
NDA 1 2023 Notification
NDA 1 2023 Notification: Exam Summary
|Name of Exam||National Defence Academy 2023|
|Conducting Body||Union Public Service Commission|
|Periodicity||Twice a year|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Exam Rounds||3 Stages (Written + SSB + DV)|
|Expected Candidates||2 lakhs approx.|
|Job Location||Across India|
NDA Exam 2023 Notification
NDA Exam 2023 Application Form
NDA Exam 2023: Important Dates
The dates of the NDA 1 2023 written examination has been announced. The online Application for the same has started from 21st December 2022. The Admit Card for the Written Exam will be released soon.
Let’s have a look at the detailed NDA 1 2023 Exam Dates:
|UPSC NDA 1 2023 Notification Date||21st December 2022|
|Starting Date for UPSC NDA 1 2023 Application Form||21st December 2022|
|Last date for online application for UPSC NDA Registration||10th January 2023 till 6 PM|
|Online Application Withdrawn Date||18th Jan to 24th Jan 2023|
|UPSC NDA Exam Date||16th April 2023|
|UPSC NDA Admit Card Date||to be announced|
|UPSC NDA/NA Result Date||to be announced|
|UPSC NDA/NA Answer Key Date||to be announced|
|UPSC NDA Interview Date||to be announced|
|Date for 151st Course for the NDA and 113th Course for the Naval Academy||2nd January 2024|
NDA Exam Pattern 2023
|General Ability Test||2½ Hours||600|
- The Mathematics & General Ability Test will be objective type.
- The question papers of Mathematics and Part “B” of General Ability Test will be set in Hindi as well as English.
NDA Syllabus 2023
Paper 1 NDA Syllabus of Maths (300 Marks)
|Algebra||Matrices & Determinants||Trigonometry|
|Differential Calculus||Analytical Geometry 2D & 3D||Integral Calculus|
|Differential Equations||Vector Algebra||Probability|
Paper 2 – Part A – NDA Syllabus of English (200 Marks)
Paper 2 – Part B – NDA Syllabus of General Knowledge (400 Marks)
This test will consist of 6 sections. Candidates will have to prepare the basics of all these sections for the UPSC NDA 2023 Exam. The sections are as follows:
Paper 3: Intelligence and Personality Test
The SSB Round consists of two stages:
- Stage I comprises Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception * Description Test (PP&DT).
- Stage II Comprises Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference.
NDA 1 2023 Vacancies
The number of vacancies to be filled on the results of NDA 1 2023 examination are as follows:
|Name of the Posts||No. of Vacancies|
|NDA Army||208 (including 10 for female candidates)|
|NDA Navy||42 (including 03 for female candidates)|
|NDA Air Force||Flying: 92 (including 02 for female candidates)Ground Duty (Technical): 18 (including 02 for female candidates)
Ground Duty (Non Technical): 10 (including 02 for female candidates)
|Naval Academy||25 (Male Candidates only)|
National Defence Academy: 370 to include 208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air (including 28 for Ground Duties)
Naval Academy: 25 (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)
Total Vacancies: 395
NDA Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who interested in applying must check the Eligibility Criteria before filling the application form. If a candidate does not meet the desired eligibility criteria then his application form will be rejected.
Candidates who wish to apply for this job profile must be an unmarried male and must meet the following eligibility criteria:
(i) a citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iii)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 intending to permanently settle in India.
Note: Candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal will not be considered eligible.
NDA Exam Educational Qualification
Candidates must meet the following Educational Qualifications to complete the application process.
For Army Wing of National Defence
Candidates who wish to apply must be :
12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School
Education or equivalent examination
conducted by a State Education Board or
For Air Force and Naval Wings of
National Defence Academy and the
10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the
Indian Naval Academy
Candidates must be
12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry,
and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of
School Education or equivalent conducted
by a State Education Board or a University.
NDA Exam Physical Standards
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) 2023. Candidates are advised to read the guidelines given in Appendix-IV to check whether they meet the required physical standards and whether they are eligible to apply.
They should be able to fulfill the following criteria:
(a) Running: 2.4 km in 15 minutes
(c) Pushups & Sit-ups: Minimum 20 each
(d) Chin-ups: Minimum 08
(e) Rope Climbing: 3.4 meters
NDA Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status
NDA Exam Height Requirements
For Ground Duty Branch
- The minimum height for entry into ground duty branches- 157.5 cm.
- Minimum acceptable height for Gorkhas and individuals belonging to North Eastern regions of India and hilly regions of Uttarakhand- (152.5 cm).
- In the case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cm- (155.5 cm)
For Flying Branch
|(i) Sitting height||81.5 cm||96.0 cm|
|(ii) Leg Length||99.0 cm||120.0 cm|
|(iii) Thigh Length||–||Maximum- 64.0 cm|
NDA Salary: Pay Scale and Allowances
|NDA Rank||NDA Salary|
|Lieutenant to Major||Lt: Level 10 (Rs. 56,100- Rs. 1,77,500)
Captain: Level 10 B (61,300-1,93,900)
Major: Level 11 (69,400-2,07,200)
|Lieutenant Colonel to Major General||Lt Col: Level 12A (1,21,200 2,12,400)
Col: Level 13 (1,30,600-2,15,900)
Brig: Level 13A (Rs. 1,39,600-2,17,600)
Major General – Level 14 (1,44,200-2,18,200)
|Lieutenant General HAG Scale||Level 15 (Rs. 1, 82, 200- Rs. 2,24,100)|
|HAG+ Scale||Level 16 (Rs. 2,05,400 – Rs. 2,24,400)|
|Vice Chief of Army Staff/Army Commander/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)||Level 17 (Rs. 2,25,000) (fixed)|
|Chief of Army Staff||Level 18 (Rs. 2,50,000) (fixed)|
How to Apply for NDA Notification 2023?
Candidates who wish to apply and are eligible must follow the steps mentioned below to apply for UPSC NDA 2023 successfully.
- Visit the official website of UPSC or click on the application link mentioned above.
- Fill the registration form with your respective credentials.
- Before submitting the part one and part two forms candidates must verify their details.
- After verifying the details filled in the application form candidates have to click on the final submit button which will redirect them to the payment window.
- After paying the online application fee candidates will be successfully registered.
NDA Exam 1 2023 Application Fee
SC/ST/ Sons of JCOs/NCOs
No Application Fee
Candidates will pay the online application fee either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using the net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.
NDA Exam Centers
NDA exam centers are the cities where the offline test will be conducted. Candidates need to appear for the exam in the exam center allotted to them by the examination authority. While filling the application form, candidates need to enter their preferences of exam city. UPSC allots exam center to candidates as per the preferences exercised by them in the application form. However, the Commission reserves the right to cancel or add exam centers.
NDA Notification 2023: FAQ
Q1. Can girls apply for NDA 2023?
Ans. Yes, girl can apply for NDA exam 2023.
Q2. When NDA 1 2023 notification will be released?
Ans. NDA 1 2023 notification has been released on 21st December 2022.
Q3. How many vacancies have been announced for NDA 1 2023?
Ans. Total number of vacancies announced is 395.