How to join NDA and NA

Written by Ashis Dubey on Sep 19, 2013

Looking for NDA & NA examination notification and eligibility criteria? Check out syllabus, best books and tips to crack NDA & NA exam of UPSC. Also find out results and previous year question papers with answer keys.

NDA & NA Examination overview

NDA & NA exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission of India twice in a year. NDA & NA examination is the gateway for candidates who have passed 10+2 and for students studying in second year of 10+2 to become permanent commissioned officers in Indian Army, Air Force and Indian Navy.   Every year UPSC releases notification of NDA & NA exam in June and December months. One month time will be there for eligible candidates to apply for the examination. Earlier, applications of NDA exam were available in post offices of Indian cities. But now USC is accepting only online applications from eligible candidates. After last date of application forms as notified, UPSC will check all filled up forms and eligible candidates will get admit cards for written examination.

Eligibility criteria of NDA & NA examination of UPSC

Nationality Applicants should be Indian citizens. Gender Applicants should be male. Marital status Applicants should be unmarried. Qualification 12th class with any stream for Indian Army. For Air Force and Navy, applicants should have Maths and Physics in 10+2 level.

Scheme of NDA & NA examination

There will be two exams conducted as part of NDA & NA examination of UPSC. First paper will be of Mathematics and second paper will be General Ability Test (GAT). Mathematics paper will carry maximum of 300 marks and General Ability Test will carry 600 marks. There will be 2 Hrs and 30 Minutes time available to candidates appearing in NDA & NA examination for each paper. Thus, total 900 marks will be there in written papers of NDA examination. SSB interview will carry 900 marks.   NDA & NA exam papers will consist of all objective type questions. All questions of Mathematics paper and Part B questions of General Ability Test will be set in Hindi as well as English. Applicants will not be allowed to have the help of a scribe. UPSC has full rights to set qualifying marks or cut off marks for shortlisting candidates. Calculators and logarithmic table books are not allowed during the examination of NDA & NA.

NDA & NA exam syllabus

As NDA & NA exam is divided into two parts viz., Mathematics and General Ability Test. Both Mathematics and GAT question paper syllabus consists of all topics of Tenth class, Intermediate first year and Intermediate Second year of NCERT standard. Syllabus of NDA & NA is very vast but if a student studies carefully, he will easily pass NDA & NA examination.

NDA & NA exam previous year question papers

NDA & NA exam previous question papers are very important to crack the exam for all aspirants as these question papers provide Here we have provided both Mathematics and General Ability Test question papers so that all aspirants can get benefit from them.

Best books to pass NDA & NA examination of UPSC

Reading books helps in passing any examination. NDA exam is not an exception for this old rule. As the syllabus is very vast, studying best books will increase chances of getting shortlisted for SSB interviews. Here we have provided best books of NDA & NA exam to prepare for the examination.

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