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NDA II 2023 Recruitment Exam Result

The National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I) 2023 will be conducted on April 16th, 2023. Candidates preparing for NDA II 2023 recruitment have the best opportunity to join the defense force.

UPSC administers the NDA exam twice a year for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the National Defence Academy as well as the Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). NDA 2023 accepts applications from both male and female candidates. The selection procedure includes a written exam and an SSB interview. NDA I & II 2023 Recruitment Math Syllabus and GAT Syllabus are discussed below in this article.

NDA II 2023 Recruitment Notification

The NDA 1 2023 notification was made public on December 21, 2022. The NDA 2 notification 2023 was released on May 17, 2023. The NDA notification is released to invite applications from eligible candidates who have completed Class 12 and are between the ages of 16.5 and 19.5 to join India’s defense forces. The NDA notification is in PDF format and includes information such as important dates, NDA form 2023, vacancies, eligibility, exam pattern, and syllabus.

NDA II 2023 Recruitment Overview

The National Defence Academy 1 & 2 2023 exam will be conducted offline. Complete details are given below:

TYPEDETAILS 
Exam nameNational Defence Academy Exam (NDA I 2023)
Conducting AuthorityUnion Public Service Commission
Exam LevelNational
NDA syllabusMaths and General Ability Test (GAT)
NDA patternthe written exam was conducted in pen and paper mode (offline)
No. of test citiesMore than 70
Exam frequencyTwice a year
Exam feesINR 100 (SC/ST/Women candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from fee payment)
Eligibility Passed Class 12 or appearing
Exam purposeAdmission of candidates for Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy courses
Exam websitehttps://www.upsc.gov.in

NDA II 2023 Recruitment Important Dates

The NDA II 2023 exam dates are mentioned below. Candidates can check out the important dates and start the preparation for the NDA Exam 2023.

EVENTS NDA 1 EXAM DATE 2023
NDA 1 2023 notification21-Dec-2022
NDA II 2023 notification17-May-2023
NDA 1 2023 application form21-Dec-2022 to 10-Jan-2023
NDA II 2023 application form17-May-2023 to 6-June-2023
NDA II 2023 correction date7-June-2023 to 13-June-2023
NDA 1 2023 Exam date16-Apr-2023
NDA II 2023 Exam date3-Sep-2023

NDA II 2023 Recruitment Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the NDA I & II 2023 exam consist of Nationality, Age, Educational Qualifications, and Physical Standards. The eligibility criteria are mentioned below:

A) NDA II 2023 Recruitment Nationality

A candidate must be an unmarried male/female and must be –(i) a citizen of India, (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 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

B) NDA II 2023 Recruitment Age Limit, Gender, and Marital Status

Only unmarried male/female candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 2004 and not later than 1st July 2007 are eligible.

Minimum Age ➤ 16.5 YearsMaximum Age ➤ 19.5 Years

C) NDA II 2023 Recruitment Educational Qualifications

(i) For the Army Wing of the National Defence Academy:—12th Class pass or the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:—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. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

D) NDA II 2023 Recruitment Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically and medically fit to meet NDA eligibility requirements. The table below shows NDA physical eligibility for the Army, Navy, and Air Force. NDA height, weight, and chest measurements are required.

NDA Height & Weight for Army and Air Force

The prescribed NDA height is 157 cm (For the Air Force it is 162.5 cm). Certain exceptions apply to candidates based on their geographical origin. Girls’ NDA height is 157 cm.

NDA HEIGHT (IN CMS)NDA WEIGHT (IN KGS)
16-17 years17-18 years18-19 years
15242.544.045.0
15543.545.347.0
15745.047.048.0
16046.048.049.0
16248.050.051.0
16550.052.053.0
16751.053.054.0
17052.555.056.0
17354.557.058.0
17556.059.060.0
17858.061.062.0
18060.063.064.5
18362.565.066.5

NDA I 2023 Recruitment Application Fee

The application fee for the NDA I & II 2023 Exam is tabulated below:

CATEGORYFEES (IN INR)
General/OBC100
SC/ST/Women candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORsNil

NDA II 2023 Recruitment Application Form

Interested candidates should complete the NDA I 2023 application form online. After the application form is released, a link to it will be provided on this page. The fee is payable both online and in person. Following the completion of the application process, a link to withdraw NDA form 2023 is made available. The following are the steps to fill out the NDA application form.

  • Visit the official website of UPSC.
  • Click on Part 1 of NDA form 2023
  • Register for the exam, choose the preferred branch, verify the details, and submit the application form.
  • A registration ID and password will be generated.
  • In Part 2 of the NDA application form, candidates need to pay the application fees, select the exam center, and upload scanned images of photographs and signatures.
  • Direct Link to apply online for UPSC NDA 1 2023  

NDA II 2023 Recruitment Vacancy

The vacancy details are given in the table below.

ACADEMYWINGSNO. OF VACANCIES
NDAArmy 208 (including 10 for female candidates) 
Navy 42 (including 03 for female candidates) 
Air Force (i) Flying-92 (including 02 for female candidates)
(ii) Ground Duties (Tech)-18 (including 02 for female
candidates)
(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 II 2023 Recruitment Vacancy for Female Candidates

The branch-wise vacancy details are given below in the table.

NDA WINGSNUMBER OF VACANCIES
Indian Army10 
Indian Navy
IAF Flying2
IAF GD Tech
IAF GD Non-Tech
Total19

NDA II 2023 Recruitment Exam Pattern

  • The NDA exam pattern 2023 is divided into two papers: Maths and GAT.
  • Both papers contain objective multiple-choice questions.
  • The Math paper has 120 questions worth 300 marks.
  • The GAT paper contains 150 questions worth 600 marks.
  • Each paper lasts two and a half hours.

The following is the structure of the NDA exam pattern 2023.

PAPERSSUBJECTMAXIMUM MARKSNO. OF QUESTIONSDURATION
Paper 1Mathematics3001202 ½ hours
Paper 2GAT6001502 ½ hours
Total9002705 hours

NDA II 2023 Recruitment Syllabus

The NDA GAT syllabus is divided into two sections. Part A contains Maths questions, while Part B contains GAT which includes topics and sub-topics from General Knowledge (GK), English, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, General Science, and Current Events. The total of both the sections is 600 marks. Candidates can check the NDA syllabus to get an idea about the subjects and topics asked in the exam.

NDA II 2023 Recruitment Topic-wise distribution of Questions in Math Subject

TOPICQUESTIONS
Calculus20-25
Quadratic equation20-15
Matrices & Determinants 30
Probability10
Trigonometry30
Complex number 10-15

NDA II 2023 Recruitment Marking Scheme for Maths

TOTAL MARKS300 MARKS
Total No. of Questions120
Correct Answer 2.5 marks
Marks deducted for the wrong answer– 0.83
Total duration of Mathematics Paper 2 Hours 30 Minutes

NDA II 2023 Recruitment English Syllabus

The question paper in English is designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English. The syllabus covers topics such as Grammar and Usage, Vocabulary,    Comprehension, and Cohesion.

NDA II 2023 Recruitment SSB Interview 2023

The SSB interview is divided into two stages. The following stages are described in detail:

Stage 1➤Screening Test comprises Verbal and non-verbal tests and PPDT.

Stage 2➤Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), Word Association Test (WAT), Situation Reaction Test (SRT), and Self Description Test are all part of the Psychological Test (SD). The Group Testing Officers Test consists of the following components: GD, GPE, PGT, HGT, IOT, Command Task, Snake Race/Group Obstacle Race, Individual Lecture, and FGT. Personal Interview & Conferences is the final stage of stage 2.

NDA II 2023 Result

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NDA II 2023 Recruitment Exam FAQs

Q1. What is the NDA Exam 2023?

Ans. The National Defence Academy exam is conducted by UPSC for the recruitment of candidates in various defense wings such as the Airforce, Navy, and Army.

Q2. How many subjects are there in the NDA exam 2023?

Ans. There are Papers for the NDA Exam which contain various subjects such as Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, and GK.

Q3. What is the exam date of NDA 2 2023?

Ans. The exam date for NDA 2 2023 is Sep 3rd, 2023.
Ans. By taking the UPSC NDA exam anyone can join NDA.
Ans. Yes, girls can join NDA.

Q4. From which year, the entry of female candidates was announced in the NDA Exam?

Ans. The first female batch was announced for NDA recruitment in June 2022 NDA Batch.