NDA 2021 is conducted twice a year to recruit new cadets for the Indian Army, Air Force and the Indian Navy. The application process of NDA 1 has been closed. On the other hand, the NDA 2 application process will start from June 9 -29, 2021 on the official website. Read NDA Exam Dates 2021
Those qualifying for the exams have to go through rigorous physical training and education for three years in the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and then 1 year of specialized training at IMA, Naval Academy or Air Force Academy. Check Here NDA Selection Process
Hence, to get recruited, you have to rank within the top 400 in the country. Many aspirants start their NDA 1 preparations much earlier and are inspired by the respectability of the job, and NDA career prospects.
Depending on the available number of vacancies, the candidates are selected accordingly. The following is the provisional list of vacancies in the different departments:
|Course||Number of Vacancies|
|145th National Defence Academy (Indian Army)||208|
|145th National Defence Academy (Indian Navy)||42|
|145th National Defence Academy (Indian Air Force)||120|
|107th Indian Naval Academy Course||30|
On average, 4,00,000 students apply every year out of which only students as per the available vacancy are selected. Even though 5000-6000 qualify for the written test, most are eliminated through the SSB interview and medical tests to select the best.
The career opportunity and growth after qualifying for NDA 2021 is immense. Even during the training period, the cadets are given a stipend amount. After qualifying, the cadets will eventually be promoted over the years in the following order:
|Lieutenant Colonel||13 Year|
|Colonel (Time Scale)||26 years|
|Major General||On Selection|
|Lieutenant General||On Selection|
On graduating from the NDA, Khadakwasla and the respective institutes for specialization, the cadets will be awarded the following degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University:
On graduating, those joining the air force will do to flying officers, those in the Indian Navy will join as a sub-lieutenant and in the Indian Army as Lieutenant.
The salary package is attractive right from the days of your training. Moreover, there are several allowances, job security and respect is immense.
|Rank||Grade Pay (INR)||Rank Pay (INR)|
|Lieutenant General HAG Scale||–||67,000/–79,000/-|
|VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)||–||80,000/-|
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There are six types of allowances that the cadets can enjoy throughout their tenure of serving the Army, Navy or Air Force.
The total compensation of the officers selected to fill the NDA 2020 vacancy will be equivalent to rank pay + grade pay + MSP + Qualification Pay + Allowance, once they complete their training.
Ques. What is the ideal time to start preparing for the NDA exam?
Ans. NDA aspirants should start preparing for the exam ideally even before they are admitted to class 12 as the age limit for the exam is very low.
Ques. Our Army officers’ gazetted officers?
Ans. Yes, the junior commissioned officers or JCO are recognized as gazette officers now.
Ques. How frequently is an army officer transferred?
Ans. It depends on the branch of the army. In the case of infantry, the officers are transferred every three years. The postings to command any HQ or BRDs is a little longer for five years before the next transfer.
Ques. Are there retirement benefits for the NDA cadets in the future?
Ans. Yes, there are numerous retirement benefits that the officers can get in the future. Different pension schemes are keeping in mind the cause of officers suffering from disabilities for their service in the army.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.