Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) to recruit candidates for Army, Navy, and Air Force wings. The exam is conducted twice a year. The NDA selection process is of two stages - a written exam and SSB Interview. For better preparation, every candidate should download the previous years' papers and practice them accordingly.
The NDA I written exam will be conducted on April 18, 2021, for 400 vacancies. Candidates successfully qualifying the written test would be shortlisted for SSB Interview. The SSB Interview is expected to be scheduled for the month of May 2021.
The selection process of NDA 2021 involves the following stages:
Candidates who will complete the application process completely will be able to attend the written exam. The NDA admit card for the written exam will be released on the official website. Here are the key points of the written exam:
Candidates who will secure the cutoff of the written exam will be invited for the SSB interview round. Candidates in SSB Interview are assessed on Officers Officers Potentiality. Candidates who apply for Air Force need to qualify Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).
Here is a table on day-wise events of SSB Interview:
|Day 1||Picture Perception* test and Description Test|
|Day 2||Psychology Tests|
|Day 3||Group Testing Officer’s Task|
Note: Besides, candidates with the first choice for the Air Force, and all the SSB qualified candidates with one choice as Air Force, should separately qualify the PABT (Pilot Aptitude Test) and Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS), if fulfill the eligibility for Air Force.
The candidates selected for the interview are required to carry and later on submit the following documents to the academy for verification. Candidates claiming admission under reserved categories should carry the relevant documents.
All the documents should be carried in original as well as photostat copies. Failure to carry any of the necessary documents could lead to the disqualification of the candidate.
After passing the training, NDA training begins on the very first day of the academic year. The selected candidates for the three services viz, Army, Navy, and Air Force are given preliminary training both academic and physical for a period of 3 years at the National Defence Academy which is an Inter-Service Institution.
Air Force Cadets are given flying training for a period of 1½ years. However, at the end of one year of training, they are given provisional Commission in the rank of Flying Officer. After successful completion of further training of six months, they are granted permanent commissioned officers post.
During the training period, candidates will be initially paid a stipend of Rs. 56100/- per month (at pay matrix of level 10). After the training, the candidate will be commissioned as a Lieutenant with a pay scale of Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77, 500/- along with additional allowances.
Ques. What are the reasons for candidate’s disqualification from the NDA exam?
Ans. There are many reasons. Here are two reasons why a candidate can be disqualified after being selected:
Ques. How many candidates apply for NDA Exam?
Ans. Approximately, 5 - 6 lakhs candidates apply for the NDA exam.
Ques. Is there any capping in the number of limits?
Ans. No, there is no capping in the number of limits.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.