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UPSC conduct the NDA (NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY & NAVAL ACADEMY EXAMINATION ) Exam Two times in every yearNDA I in the month of December/January and NDA II in the month of Augest/September.NDA is best opportunity to whom join the indian force's at lateral entry after 10+2.

UPSC NDA Requirement

An Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 17th November, 2019 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 144th Course, and for the 106th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd July, 2020

UPSC NDA requirement done in Two Stages :

1. Written Examination

2. Intelligence and Personality Test

Examination Pattern

Sr. No. Subject Max Marks No. Of Questions Time Duration
I Mathematics 300 120 2 Hours 30 Minutes
II General Ability Test 600 150 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Intelligence and Personality Test

The SSB procedure consists of two stage Selection process - stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are :

(a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception * Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.

(b) Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website joinindianarmy.nic.in .

The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist. There are no separate weightage for each test. The mks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the test. In addition, marks for Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and decision of the Board. All these have equal weightage.


Sr. No. Army Navy AirForce Minimum Reckonable Commissioned Service required for Substantive Promotion
1. Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Flying Officer On Commission
2. Captain Lieutenant Flight Lieutenant 02 Years
3. Major Lt. Commander Squadron Leader 06 years
4. Lieutenant Colonel Commander Wing Commander 13 Years
5. Colonel(Selection) Captain (Selection) Group Captain (Selection) On Selection
6. Colonel (Time Scale) Captain (Time Scale) Group Captain (Time Scale) 26 Years
7. Brigadier Commodore Air Commodore On Selection
8. Major General Rear Admiral Air Vice Marshal On Selection
9. Lieutenant General Vice Admiral Air Marshal On Selection
10. General Admiral Air Chief Marshal On Selection

Retirement Benefits

Pension, gratuity and casualty pensionary award will be admissible in accordance with the rules in force from time to time.