NDA 2023 (I) Exam Last Dates and other important information

What is NDA Exam 2023?

NDA Exam 2023 is an examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission twice a year (once in April and once in September) for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). The approx number of candidates selected through each exam for National Defence Academy is about 370 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force) and for 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme Naval Academy the numbers advertised was 48. All Candidates who wish to apply may fill up the NDA online application form with complete information as required. Candidates who have Physics, Chemistry and Maths can choose in all three Services – The Airforce, Navy and the Army. If you want to Just apply for Indian army, you just need to be a 12th Class pass in any stream of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University. Check out this post for complete info on NDA 2023 Exam


National Defence Academy

National Defence Academy at khadakwasla is a Defence Training Institute which imparts basic training for all three Services of Indian Armed Forces – Army, Air Force and Navy. India Males (NDA is not for females) who intend to join armed Forces can join NDA after 12th. To get into NDA, A three stage selection Procedure is followed, i.e. Written Exam, Service Selection Board Interview and Finally Medical examination. The selected candidates go through rigorous training for 3 years culminating in graduation with  BA/BSc or BCs (Computer Science) degree of JNU Delhi (Apart from this the candidates are also trained in outdoor skills, like PT, Drills And games. The emphasis in NDA is on character building, mental and physical robustness, leadership and a sense of keen observation for leading the troops in the Battle field.


NDA (I) 2023 Exam

  • An Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 16th April 2023 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 146th Course, and for the 108th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) .


No. of Vacancies

National Defence Academy

  • Army – 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)


NDA 2023 (I) Dates – Last Date to Apply

  • Registration begins for NDA, NA I: 21st December 2022
  • Last Date of Submission of Application: 10th January 2023 till 6:00 PM
  • Online Applications can be withdrawn from 18.01.2023 to 24.01.2023 till 6:00 PM
  • UPSC NDA 1 Exam Date: 16th April 2023
  • Admit Card Date 2023: Three weeks before the exam
  • Interview Date: To be released


Also See Other Information : 

NDA Exam (I) 2023 Notification, Dates, Application Form, Syllabus

NDA Exam Dates 2023, NDA/NA Exam 2023 Schedule

NDA Application Form 2023

NDA Exam Pattern 2023 

NDA Syllabus 2023

Scholarships Schemes and grants for NDA cadets

NDA, NA (I) 2023 Application Process begins, Apply now!

NDA Full form, What does NDA stand for?