NDA Exam 2023: NDA1 Notification, Exam Date, Registration Form for 395 Vacancies @upsc.gov.in

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NDA Exam 2023:- For the purpose of selecting eligible candidates to apply for the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the NDA Course and Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC), the NDA Exam is conducted twice each year. In the upcoming year, the Indian Naval Academy Examination will be held for the 151st Course and the 113th Course. The selection of male candidates will be conducted by the Indian Naval Academy.

The UPSC NDA 1 Notification 2023 pdf has been released today by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the course that will begin on Tuesday, December 21, 2022 Along with the notification, all the necessary information has been provided, including registration dates, eligibility criteria, application fees, and other details.

NDA Exam 2023 Notification

Vacancies for boys and girls to be recruited for National Defence Academy as well as Naval Academy have been announced by the UPSC at www.upsc.gov.in as part of NDA notification 2023 pdf for NDA 1 Exam. This notification announcing vacancies for boys and girls will go live on 21st December 2023.

NDA Exam 2023
NDA Exam 2023

As a part of the Indian Defence Force’s admission process, UPSC conducts the NDA examination for those wishing to join the Army, Navy or Air Force wings of the service.

Once the NDA 1 notification pdf has been published on the official website, you will be able to download the direct link for the official notification once it is available. This exam will be an entry point to join the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force as an officer.

NDA Exam 2023 Exam Summary

The candidates who wish to obtain a good understanding of the UPSC NDA 1 Exam must refer to the following summary table which contains all the important details regarding the exam. Now eligible girls are also eligible to apply for the National Defence Academy.

UPSC NDA 1 Exam 2023
Exam Name National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA-I)
Organization Union Public Service Commission
Exam Level National
Total vacancies 395
Application Mode Online
Online Registration 21’st December 2022 to 12th January 2023
Frequency of exam Twice a year
Exam stages Written Test and SSB Interview
Exam mode Offline
Exam duration Five hours (Mathematics: 2½ hours, General Ability Test (GAT): 2½ hours)
Exam pattern
  1. GAT:- 150 Objective type questions
  2. Mathematics:- 120 Objective type questions
Eligibility Unmarried Boys and Girls
Language of Exam English and Hindi
Official website www.upsc.gov.in

NDA Exam Date 2023

It has been announced by the UPSC on 21st December 2022 that the UPSC NDA Exam Date 2023 has already been released along with the UPSC NDA Notification 2023 pdf file. The UPSC NDA-I 2023 Offline Written Exam will be held on 16th April 2023 (Sunday).

Please find below the NDA 2023 important dates that you need to take a look at in order to avoid missing out on the dates for the exam.

UPSC NDA Exam Date 2023
Events NDA-1 Dates NDA-2 Dates
NDA Notification 21st December 2022 17th May 2023
NDA Application form  21st December 2022 17th May 2023
Last date to apply  12th January 2023 06th June 2023
Application Withdrawl 18th to 24th January 2023 To be notified
NDA Admit card 2022 March 2023 August 2023
NDA Exam Date 2023   16th April 2023 03rd September 2023
NDA Answer Key [Unofficial] 16th April 2023 03rd September 2023
NDA Result 2023 May 2023 September 2023
SSB Interview To be, notified To be notified

NDA 1 Vacancy 2023

According to the UPSC NDA 2023 notification that has been released along with the official NDA notification 2023 on 21st December 2022, the number of vacancies for the NDA 1 exam 2023 has been released along with the number of vacancies for the UPSC NDA 1 exam 2023.

For the NDA 1 Exam 2023, there are a total of 395 vacancies that will be filled by the National Defence Academy (NDA) and the Naval Academy (NA), out of which 352 vacancies are for the NDA and 42 vacancies for the NA. The following table provides a detailed breakdown of vacancies for the NDA 1 exam 2023.

NDA 2 Vacancy 2023 
National Defence Academy Army 208 (including 10 for female candidate)
Navy 42 (include 03 for female candidate)
Air Force (i) Flying – 92 (including 02 for female candidate)
(ii) Ground Duties (Tech) – 18 (including 02 for female candidate)
(iii) Ground Duties (Non. Tech) – 10 (including 02 for female candidates)
Naval Academy
(10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)
25 (for male candidates only)
Total 395

NDA 1 2023 Online Form

There is an online application form for the UPSC NDA 1 exam 2023 that can be filled out on UPSC’s website starting today 21st December 2022 and ending on 12th January 20 Interested candidates can fill out the NDA form 2023 through online registration by clicking the link given below. Candidates who are interested in applying for the NDA-I 2023 should do so by clicking on the link below. Between the 18th and 24th of January 2023, the candidates are able to withdraw their NDA application form.

NDA 2023 Application Fee

  • It is necessary to pay Rs 100/- as application fee for candidates belonging to the General Category
  • It is possible to submit the fee directly by using Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card or directly with the State Bank of India by using any branch of the bank by cash or by using the net banking facility provided by the bank.
  • The fee for the recruitment test is exempted from payment for candidates belonging to SC/ST categories/son of JCOs/NCOs/ORs and some other candidates.

UPSC NDA 2023 Eligibility Criteria

For candidates to be eligible for the Defence Jobs, they need to meet the following minimum qualifications. Below you will find information about the Education Qualification, the Age Limit, the Nationality, and the Physical Standards for candidates applying for Defence Jobs.

NDA Education Qualification

National Defence Academy’s Army Wing consists of the following: Candidate must have passed the 12th standard/High School Diploma or equivalent examination from a state education board or a university by the date of application

There are the following requirements for both the Air Force and Naval Wings of the National Defence Academy, as well as the Indian Naval Academy’s 10 2 Cadet Entry Scheme: It is essential that the candidate has completed their 12th Class/High School Diploma or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics, either from a State Educational Board or from a University that is recognized in the field.

Note: There is also no age limit for appearing in the UPSC NDA examinations if the candidate has successfully passed the 12th Class under the 1022 School Education or an equivalent examination.

NDA Age Limit

The only eligible candidates for the position are unmarried males/females born between July 02nd 2004 and July 1st 2007 who have not yet married.


Candidate must be an unmarried man or woman and should be able to show the following characteristics:

  •  Citizen of India
  • Subject of Bhutan
  •  Subject of Nepal
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 1st of January 1962, with the intent to remain permanently in India, or anyone who came to India with the same intention.
  • People of Indian origin who have migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, but have migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Vietnam only temporarily.

NDA Physical Standards

As per the physical requirements for both the National Defence Academy and the Naval Academy, all candidates for admission must meet the following physical requirements in order to be considered for admission:

  • Running: 2.4 km in 15 minutes
  • Skipping
  • Pushups & Sit-ups: Minimum 20 each
  • Chin-ups: Minimum 08
  •  Rope Climbing: 3.4 meters

NDA Height Requirements

For Ground Duty
Height Requirement Minimum height Maximum height
Except states mentioned below 157.5 cm
A brief description of the heights of Gorkhas and Gorkha-related individuals

The hilly regions of Uttarakhand in India’s north-eastern region and those in the north-western region of India

152.5 cm
Candidates from Lakshadweep 155.5 cm
For Flying Duty
Height Requirement Minimum height Maximum height
Sitting Height 81.5 cm 96 cm
Leg Length 99 cm 120 cm
Thigh Length 64 cm

UPSC NDA 2023 Selection Process

In the U.S., the UPSC NDA 1 Exam is an exam offered by the Union Public Service Commission as an opportunity to provide employment opportunities to the youth of the country who wish to work in defence jobs. It will be conducted in two phases and the selection for defence jobs will take place in two stages: first, the NDA 1 Exam 2023 will be conducted in the state of California.

Examinations conducted in writing

Achieving intelligence

If a candidate passes the written examination, he or she will have to take part in a personality test in order to be able to determine whether they possess intelligence and personality. To be considered for the merit list, the candidates must pass both stages. As a result of UPSC’s combined score for the Written Exam, the final result will be generated by UPSC, and the SSB will be considered for the selection process.

NDA 2023 Exam Pattern

We have discussed the details for NDA -1 Exam Pattern 2023 below for the candidates who are willing to take part in NDA I Exam 2023 and wish to know the exam patterns that is followed by UPSC.

  1. Offline mode of administration will be used for the exam
  2. There will be multiple choice questions that need to be answered
  3. During the test, bilingual questions (English and Spanish) will be asked
  4. The students will be scored negatively in Maths, English, and General Knowledge, with a total of 0.83 marks being deducted from their final grades
  5. Here is a detailed look at the NDA I Exam Pattern that you can use to prepare for the exam
Code Subject Max. Marks Duration
1 Mathematics 300 2.5 hours
2 General Ability Test 600 2.5 hours
Total 900 5 hours

NDA 2023 Syllabus

It would be necessary for the candidates to prepare well for two subjects in the NDA Exam: Mathematics and General Ability Test. Candidates should not skip any topic in preparation for the NDA Exam and start their preparation along with the detailed syllabus to make sure that they do not skip any topics. As part of the General Ability Test, there will be 200 questions on English (200 marks) and 400 questions on General Knowledge (400 marks).

Topics covered under Mathematics

Matrices and Determinants
Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
Vector Algebra
Analytical Geometry Of Two and Three Dimension
Statistics and Probability

Topics covered under General Ability Test

A combination of English language and general knowledge questions will be asked in this paper.

Topics covered under English

Spotting Errors
Selecting Words
Ordering of Words in a Sentence
Sentence Improvement

Topics covered under General Knowledge

General Science
History & Freedom Movement
Current Affairs/ Events

NDA 1 SSB Interview 2023

In the SSB Interview, the candidates who have qualified in the written exam will be assessed in terms of their intelligence and personality. After qualifying for the written test, they will be interviewed by the officials in two stages. As part of the interview round, candidates must submit their birth certificates as well as their school certificates.

As a result of all the candidates’ performance in both the written examination as well as the interview round, a merit list will be prepared.

NDA Exam 2023 Admit Card

For the exam scheduled for 16th April 2023, UPSC is expected to release the NDA II Admit Card in March 2023 for the exam. If you intend to apply to UPSC for the NDA I exam, you will be able to download your admit card using the registration number and password that you generated when you submitted your application for the UPSC NDA I 2023 exam on the official UPSC website @upsc.gov.in.

NDA Exam 2023 Answer Key

The answer key for UPSC NDA I Exam will be released officially after the written test has been conducted. As soon as the commission has issued the provisional answer key, candidates will be able to submit their objections to the provisional answer key. The final answer key will only be released once the provisional answer key has been assessed and any objections have been submitted.

NDA Exam 2023 Result

After the NDA-I 2023 Exam has been conducted and the results of the written test have been released, the names of those candidates shortlisted for interview will be published about one month after the exam has been conducted.

In the following days, after the SSB interview process for the 151st Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) and the 113th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC), the commission will release a list of candidates selected for the admissions to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA and the Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC) of the NDA.

UPSC NDA 2023 Cut Off

It is important to note that the cut off marks for the written exam and final selection will be released shortly after the final result has been announced. The NDA Cut Off marks will be calculated out of 900 points. Based on the marks obtained by the last recommended candidates out of 1800 marks (900 for the written exam and 900 for the SSB interview), the final cutoff marks are calculated.

In order to qualify for the NDA Exam, candidates must score at least 25% on every subject. Here is a list of previous years’ cut off marks for the NDA Exam.

NDA (I) 2021 Cut Off

Stage Cut off
At the written stage, there must be a qualifying standard.   (out of 900) 355
This position has been secured by the last candidate recommended.(out of 1800) 709

NDA (II) 2021 Cutoff

Stage Cut off
At the written stage, there must be a qualifying standard.   (out of 900) 343
This position has been secured by the last candidate recommended. (out of 1800) 726

NDA 2023 Exam Centres

When the candidates filled the application form for the UPSC NDA I Exam 2023 on 16th April 2023, they had the option of choosing the cities where they wished to have the exam conducted. Below is the list of cities for which the NDA I Exam 2023 will be held.

Agartala Bilaspur
Agra Chandigarh
Ahmedabad Chennai
Aizwal Coimbatore
Aligarh Cuttack
Almora Delhi
Ananthapur Dharwad
Aurangabad Dispur
Bareilly Faridabad
Bengaluru Gangtok
Jorhat Garwhal (Srinagar)
Bhopal Gautam Budh Nagar
Ghaziabad Gurgaon
Gorakhpur Gwalior
Hyderabad Imphal
Indore Itanagar
Jabalpur Jaipur
Jammu Jodhpur
Kochi Kohima
Kolkata Kozhikode
Leh Lucknow
Ludhiana Madhurai
Mysuru Mumbai
Nagpur Sambalpur
Navi Mumbai Shillong
Panaji (Goa) Shimla
Patna Siliguri
Port Blair Srinagar
Prayagraj (Allahabad) Thane
Puducherry Thiruvananthapuram
Pune Tiruchirapalli
Raipur Tirupati
Rajkot Udaipur
Ranchi Varanasi
Vellore Vijayawada
Vishakhapatnam Warangal

Important Link’s

Official Website Click Here
Homepage Click Here

NDA I 2023 Online Application Form Link

FAQ’s related to NDA Exam 2023

How long will it take for UPSC to conduct the NDA Exam in 2023?

In the year 2022, the UPSC will conduct the UPSC NDA 1 exam on 16th April 2023 and the UPSC NDA 2 exam on 3rd September 2023 for the UPSC NDA 1 exam 2023.

Could you please let me know if NDA 1 notification 2023 has been released?

In order to recruit 395 vacancies for different courses, the NDA 1 Notification 2023 pdf document was released on 21st December 2023.

Can you tell me about the stages of the NDA Exam 2023 and how they are conducted?

In order to select candidates for defence positions through the NDA Examination, the commission will conduct a written examination followed by an interview round.

Does it have to be a minimum of qualifying scores in each of the subjects of the NDA exam for you to be eligible to sit for it?

There is a minimum qualifying mark for each subject in the NDA Exam 2023 that all candidates must achieve in order to pass.

Does the NDA Exam cover any of the following subjects?

As part of the NDA examination, two subjects are required: Mathematics and Physics

In order to be eligible to take the NDA 2023 exam, must girls be at least 16 years of age?

The NDA Exam is now open to unmarried girls, so they will now be able to take the test.

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