UPSC - NDA & NA Examination (I) 2023 Notification (OUT); Apply By January 10
Updated On : 23 Dec, 2022
NDA & NA (I) EXAMINATION 2023
The NDA Exam (I) 2023 official recruitment notification is released by the Union Public Service Commission on December 21, 2022. The National Defence Academy Examination is held twice a year. The Union Public Service Commission administers a national-level examination. The NDA Exam is an offline, written examination that can be taken in either Hindi or English language.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the NDA 1 2023 Examination on April 16, 2023, for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 151st Course and the 113th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) beginning on January 2, 2024.
Candidates who complete their training at the National Defence Academy are recruited into the Army, Navy, and Air Force after passing the entrance exam, the SSB Interview, and the medical exam.
National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I) 2023- Important Details
Exam Conducting Organization Name
Union Public Services Commission (UPSC)
NDA & NA (I) 2023
Starting of Online Application
Last date to apply online
Mode of Examination
Number of Posts
NDA EXAMINATION (I) 2023 IMPORTANT DATES:
Notification Release Date
Online application status
21-12-2022 to 10-01-2023
Last date to pay application fees
Correction window status
18-01-2023 to 24-01-2023
3 Weeks Prior to the Exam Date
NDA EXAMINATION (I) 2023 IMPORTANT LINKS
NDA EXAMINATION (I) 2023 APPLICATION PROCESS
The application process is outlined below.
First, go to the UPSC's official website and complete the OTR (One Time Registration) process.
Then start filling out the Part I Online Application form.
Fill in the required fields before clicking Submit.
Following successful submission, a unique Registration ID will be generated.
Pay the fees and then return to the website.
Part II Registration: Fill in all the details in Part II.
Take a printout of the application form after submitting it for future reference.
Candidates from the general and OBC categories must pay a fee of Rs. 100/-. Women, SC, and ST candidates are exempt from paying the application fee.
NDA (I) EXAMINATION 2023 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Only aspirants who fulfil the following conditions of nationality will be allowed to appear for the examination.
1 A citizen of India, or
2 A subject of Nepal, or
3 A subject of Bhutan, or
4 A Tibetan refugee permanently settled in India from and before January 1, 1962.
5 A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zaire, Zambia, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
The age limit is essential in this recruitment. When it comes to dates, UPSC adheres to strict guidelines, i.e.:
Only unmarried male/female candidates born between the 2nd of July, 2004 and the 1st of July, 2007 are eligible to apply.
To take the NDA/NA exam, candidates must have completed at least their 12th grade. The following are the specific NDA education qualifications required:
For the Army Wing of NDA
12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA & for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian 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.
Important pointers -
Aspirants appearing in Class 12th or equivalent examination are eligible to apply
Aspirants who are appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination
Physical Standards for Army & Air Force
The minimum acceptable height is 157cms(162.5 cms. for the Air Force), however, certain exceptions are allowed to candidates based on the region they belong to.
For region-wise height exemption, refer to the official notification.
Physical Standards for Navy
Aspirants who wish to join Navy are required to fulfil the following requirements -
Sitting Height: The minimum of 81.50 cms and maximum is 96cms.
Leg Length: The minimum of 99cms and maximum of 120cms
Thigh Length: Maximum of 64 cms
NDA Visual Standards for Army
Distance Vision (Corrected)
Better eye 6/6; Worst Eyed 6/9
CP-III (Defective Safe)
Myopia should not be more than -2.5D
Hypermetropia should not be more than +3.5D
NDA Visual Standards for Air Force
Candidates who wear spectacles
Not eligible for air force
Minimum Distant Vision
6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other
correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia
Colour vision CPI Hypermetropia: +2.0D Sph Manifest Myopia: Nil Retinoscopic Myopia
: 0.5 in any Meridian permitted Astigmatism: +0.75D Cyl (within + 2.0 D.Max)
NDA Visual Standards for Navy
Uncorrected without glass -6/ 6,6/9
Corrected with glass -6/6,6/6
Limits of Myopia- - 0 . 7 5
Limits of Hypermetropia- +1.5
Binocular vision - III
Limits of colour perception - I
NDA EXAMINATION (I) 2023 VACANCY DETAILS
The number of vacancies to be filled based on the results of this examination is approximately 395, and the academy-wise breakdown will be as follows:
National Defence Academy
208 (including 10 for female candidates)
42 (including 03 for female candidates)
(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 EXAMINATION (I) 2023 EXAM PATTERN
The following are the subjects of the written examination, the time allotted for each subject, and the maximum marks allotted to each subject:
General Ability Test
SSB Test/ Interview
The papers in all subjects will only contain objective-type questions.
The Mathematics question papers (Test Booklets) and Part B’ of the General Ability Test will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.
The Commission has the authority to set qualifying marks in any or all of the examination subjects.
There will be a negative marking for the wrong answer.
NDA EXAMINATION (I) 2023 SELECTION PROCESS
The selection process comprises the following four stages:
1. Written Test
2. SSB Interview
3. Medical Examination
4. Merit List
At Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards, a two-stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been implemented. On the first day of reporting, all candidates will be subjected to a stage-one test at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. Only candidates who pass the first stage will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests. Candidates who pass stage II will be required to submit original certificates as well as one photocopy of each.
NDA (I) 2023 EXAM SYLLABUS
Subject (with subject code)
MATHEMATICS (Code No. 01)
Algebra, Matrice and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimentions, Differential Calculus, Integra; Calculus and Differntial Equations, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability
GENERAL ABILITY TEST (Code No. 02)
Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text
Part ‘B’—GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Section ‘A’ (Physics)
Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer. Motion of objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Power and Energy. Effects of Heat, Measurement of Temperature and Heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat. Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments. Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflection and refraction. Spherical mirrors and Lenses, Human Eye. Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet. Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Nonconductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays. General Principles in the working of the following: Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses.
Section ‘B’ (Chemistry)
Physical and Chemical changes. Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems). Properties of Air and Water. Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbondioxide, Oxidation and Reduction. Acids, bases and salts. Carbon—different forms. Fertilizers—Natural and Artificial. Material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and Gun-Powder. Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.
Section ‘C’ (General Science)
Difference between the living and non-living. Basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues. Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals. Elementary knowledge of Human Body and its important organs. Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention. Food—Source of Energy for man. Constituents of food, Balanced Diet. The Solar System—Meteors and Comets, Eclipses. Achievements of Eminent Scientists.
Section ‘D’ (History, Freedom Movement etc.)
A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation. Freedom Movement in India. Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration. Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India. Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives and Community Development. Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence. French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution. Impact of Science and Technology on Society. Concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism and Communism. Role of India in the present world.
Section ‘E’ (Geography)
The Earth, its shape and size. Lattitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time. International Date Line. Movements of Earth and their effects. Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification; Weathering—Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate, Major Natural regions of the World. Regional Geography of India—Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and Industrial activities. Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports of India.
Section ‘F’ (Current Events)
Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years. Current important world events.
Prominent personalities—both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.
Questions on Sections 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D', 'E', and 'F' will carry approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20%, and 10% weightages, respectively, out of the maximum marks assigned to Part 'B' of this paper.
NDA EXAMINATION (I) 2023 ADMIT CARD
Three weeks before the start of the examination, eligible candidates will be issued an e-Admit Card. Candidates will be able to download their e-Admit Card from the UPSC website. There will be no postal delivery of Admit Cards. All applicants must provide a valid and active e-mail address when completing the online application form, as the Commission may contact them via electronic means. If there is an error, please notify the authorities via email. Don't forget to bring your admit card to the exam.
NDA EXAMINATION (I) 2023 RESULT
The NDA 1 2023 exam results are expected to be released in May 2023. Candidates can find the results on the official website. If a candidate receives qualifying marks, he or she will be invited to the SSB Interview.
NDA EXAMINATION (I) 2023 EXAM CENTRE
AURANGABAD (ANDHRA PRADESH)
GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR
NDA (I) 2023 SALARY STRUCTURE
Rank-Wise NDA Salary
NDA Posts or Ranks
Salary of NDA Officer (Per Month)
Stipend during the training of the candidates in IMA
Rs. 56,100/- to Rs. 1,77, 500/-
Rs. 61,300/- to 01,93,900/-
Rs. 69,400/- to 02,07,200/-
Rs. 01,21,200/- to 02,12,400/-
Rs. 01,30,600/- to 02,15,900/-
Rs. 01,39,600/- to 02,17,600/-
Rs. 01,44,200/- to 02,18,200/-
Lt. General HAG Scale
Rs. 01,82,200/- to 02,24,100/-
Rs. 02,05,400/- To 02,24,400/-
VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lt Gen (NFSG)
Rs. 02,25,000/- Fixed
Rs. 02,50,000/- Fixed
NDA PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES
Minimum Promotion Service Required
Indian Air Force
On being Commissioned
After 2 years of service
After 6 years of service
13 years of service
Group Captain (Selection)
26 years of service
Colonel (Time Scale)
Captain (Time Scale)
Group Captain (Time Scale)
Air Vice Marshal
Air Chief Marshal