What is NDA
NDA Stands for National Defence Academy, which is a premier joint training Institution and center of excellence for producing junior officers, for the Indian armed forces, and armed forces of friendly foreign countries. NDA imparts training to young men, who choose the Armed Forces as their career. The training equips the students with mental, moral and physical attributes required to cope with the challenges of the future battle field. They are given an intensive education in Science, Technology, Arts and Military subjects. At the end of their three-year course, which is split into six terms, a cadet is awarded a Bachelor's Degree from JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University). In the three years at NDA, student is transformed into a potential officer and a gentleman.
On successful completion of the three-year training course at NDA, Khadakwasla, Pune
- Army cadets proceed to the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun
- Naval cadets to Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala
- Air Force cadets to the Air Force Academy at Hyderabad
After completion of one year of training at their respective academies, they are commissioned as officers into respective services
How to join NDA
To join NDA a aspirant must appear in NDA entrance exam conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). The NDA entrance examination is held twice a year. UPSC is solely responsible for issuing guidelines for selection and the final conduct of the entrance examination. NDA has no role to play in selection procedure, setting eligibility criterion, examination details etc.