The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to respective service academies for further pre-commissioning training. The NDA is located in Khadakwasla, Pune, Maharashtra.

All the cadets joining the NDA after their 10+2 Examination are trained in the Academy for three years culminating in graduation with BA/BSc or BCs (Computer Science) degree of Jawaharlal Nehru University. Apart from academic training they are also trained in outdoor skills, like Drill, PT and games; apart from one of the foreign languages up to the lower B1 level (according to the international standards). The emphasis in NDA is on character building, esprit-de-corps, mental and physical robustness, leadership and a sense of keen observation. Life in NDA is all about learning discipline and adhering self improvement.

Eligibility Criteria

The Candidate must be a citizen of India,  a subject of Bhutan and a subject of Nepal.
Or an Indian origin person who has shifted from Sri Lanka, Burma, Pakistan, East African Countries of Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam and now permanently settled in India. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India with the idea of permanently settling in India before the 1st January 1962.

Age Criteria:
Marital & Gender Status: Only unmarried male students are eligible to apply. Age Limit for NDA-1 : Candidate age must lie between 2nd July 1999 to 1st July 2002.
Age Limit for NDA-2: Candidate age must lie between 2nd January 2000 to 1st July 2003.

For Air Force and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at Indian Naval Academy: Candidate must qualify the 12th or equivalent exam with Physics and Mathematics subjects.
For Army Wing: Students must pass 10+2 or equivalent exam from the State Education Board or a University.

Physical Standard:
Candidate must be physically fit as per the norms prescribed by National Defence Academy and Naval Academy. Candidate have to clear the medical examination organized by the Military Hospital.
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