The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. The NDA is located in Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. It is the first tri-service academy in the world.





  • In order to meet the basis of NDA & NA 2014 eligibility criteria the candidate must be an Indian citizen or subject to Nepal or Bhutan.
  • Tibetan refugee who have migrated to India before 1st January, 1962 and have been a permanent resident since then are also eligible to apply.
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, United Republic of Tanzania etc
  • The candidates who are not Indian citizens are required to submit the “Certificate of Eligibility” although, the certificate of eligibility is not required in case of Gorkha candidates with subject to Nepal.
In order to be fall in the NDA & NA 2014 Eligibility Criteria the candidates have to meet the age limit consideration which is that the candidates who are not born earlier than 2nd July, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 1998.

Only the male candidates who are unmarried can apply for NDA & NA 2014 and are eligible to apply for the exam as well.

  • The candidates applying for Army wing of National Defence Academy should be 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
  • The candidates interested in Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 (Executive Branch) Course at the Naval Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
  • Candidates appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.
The candidates selected for the service selection board (SSB) will have to go through the medical examination as it is an important basis for the candidates to fall in the eligibility criteria of NDA & NA 2014 and if candidates does not meet the physical standards will not be considered for the final qualification.

The candidates are also expected to rectify all the minor ailments and defects so that the medical examination can be conducted at the faster pace at the Military Hospital. Below mentioned are considered as the minor ailments :

Wax (Ears) Deviated Nasal Septum Hydrocele/Phimosis
Overweight/Underweight Under sized Chest Piles
Gynaecomastia Tonsillitis Varicocele

Other than the above requirements in the physical standards the candidates must be in good physical and mental health and they should not be obese or over weight.

Special OR Specific Requirements for Air Force Pilot
Leg length 99.00cm 120.00cm
Thigh length Max 64.00cm
Sitting height 81.50cm 96.00cm


  • Number of Papers : 2 Papers
  • Name of Subjects : (Paper I is about mathematics and Paper II is about General Ability)
  • Total Marks : 900 (Paper I – 300, Paper II – 600)
  • Type of Questions : Objective Type Questions
  • Time Duration for each paper : 2.30 Hours
  • Negative Marking for each wrong answer.

Application Procedure

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India's central agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Defence Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Geologists' Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant) Examination.

The Royal Commission on the Superior Civil Services in India under the Chairmanship of Lord Lee, which submitted its Report in 1924,recommended the setting up of the Public Service Commission. This led to the establishment of the first Public Service Commission on October 1, 1926 under the Chairmanship of Sir Ross Barker. The limited advisory function accorded to the Public Service Commission and the continued stress on this aspect by the leaders of our freedom movement resulted in the setting up of a Federal Public Service Commission under the Government of India Act, 1935. The Federal Public Service Commission became the Union Public Service Commission after Independence and it was given a Constitutional status with promulgation of Constitution of India on January 26, 1950.

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