NDA 2 2023 Exam Notification (OUT); Apply By June 6
Updated On : 19 May, 2023
NDA 2 EXAM RECRUITMENT 2023
On May 17th, 2023, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the UPSC NDA Exam 2 2023 exam notification on 17th May 2023. This prestigious National Defence Academy Examination is conducted twice a year under the administration of the UPSC. The NDA Exam is an offline, written examination that can be taken in either Hindi or English language.
The NDA 2 2023 Examination, scheduled for September 3rd, 2023, serves as a gateway for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 152nd Course, as well as the 114th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from July 2nd, 2024. Successful candidates who complete their training at the National Defence Academy become eligible for recruitment into the Army, Navy, and Air Force, subject to their performance in the entrance exam, the SSB Interview, and the medical examination.
UPSC NDA 2023 Exam Updates
National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (II) 2023- Important Details
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Union Public Services Commission (UPSC)
NDA & NA (II) 2023
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NDA 2 EXAM 2023 IMPORTANT DATES
Notification Release Date
Online applications starting from
Last date to pay application fees
Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile)
07.06.2023 to 13.06.2023.
3 Weeks Prior to the Exam Date
NDA 2 EXAM 2023 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To be eligible for the NDA Exam, a candidate must fulfill the following criteria:
(i) Must be an unmarried male/female.
(ii) Must be a citizen of India, or
(iii) Must be a subject of Nepal, or
(iv) Must be a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
UPSC NDA & NA Age Limit:
For the NDA Exam recruitment, the age limit is a crucial factor. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) strictly follows specific guidelines regarding dates. Only unmarried male/female candidates who were born between January 2nd, 2005, and January 1st, 2008, are eligible for this recruitment.
Educational Qualification For UPSC NDA & NA:
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 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent 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.
The minimum height required for entry into the Armed Forces for female Candidates is 152 cm. The minimum height requirement for the Flying Branch is 163 cm.
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 NDA/ NA
Distance Vision (Corrected)
Better eye 6/6; Worst Eyed 6/9
CP-III (Defective Safe)
Myopia should not be more than - 0.75 D Sph
Hypermetropia should not be more than + 1.5 D Cyl
Astigmatism (within limits of myopia and hypermetropia)
+ 0.75 D Sph / Cyl
NDA 2 EXAM 2023 APPLICATION PROCESS
To begin the NDA Exam application process, please follow the steps outlined below:
Visit the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Complete the One Time Registration (OTR) process by providing the necessary information.
Proceed to fill out the Part I Online Application form. Ensure that you complete all the required fields before clicking on the Submit button.
After successful submission, a unique Registration ID will be generated. Make note of this ID for future reference.
Proceed to pay the required application fees through the provided payment options.
Once the payment is made, return to the UPSC website.
Move on to Part II Registration and provide all the necessary details as instructed.
Double-check all the information you have entered in Part II before submitting the form.
After submitting Part II, take a printout of the application form for your records and 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.
Note:- Candidates can pay the application fee by remitting the money in any Branch of the State Bank of India by cash, by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment, or by using Internet banking of any Bank.
NDA 2 EXAM 2023 SELECTION PROCESS
The selection process comprises the following four stages:
1. Written Test
2. SSB Interview
3. Medical Examination
4. Merit List
Two-stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. All the candidates will be put to stage-one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests. Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the Original Certificates along with one photocopy each of : (i) Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth, (ii) Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.
NDA 2 EXAM 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 2 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 2 VACANCY 2023 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 (including 07 for female candidate)
NDA EXAM 2 2023 EXAM CENTRE
AURANGABAD (ANDHRA PRADESH)
GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR
NDA 2 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
Leave will be admissible in accordance with the rules in force from time to time.
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
Pension, gratuity and casualty pensionary award will be admissible in accordance with the rules in force from time to time.
FAQS ON UPSC NDA 2 2023
What is the date of the NDA 2 exam 2023?
The Union Public Service Commission has scheduled the NDA 2 2023 examination for September 3, 2023.
Am I eligible for NDA 2 2023?
To be eligible for NDA 2 2023, you must be between 16.5 years and 19.5 years of age (born between January 2, 2005, and January 1, 2008) and have passed the 12th standard.
What are the UPSC NDA 2 application dates?
The application period for the NDA 2 exam is from May 17 to June 6, 2023.
How many marks are required to clear NDA?
The minimum qualifying marks for the NDA written exam is 25% in each subject and in the total score.
How many attempts are available for NDA 2 2023?
There is no limit to the number of attempts for NDA 2023. You can make attempts for the NDA exam as long as you are within the age limit, which is until 19.5 years.