NDA NA Exams 2023: Upcoming NDA & NA Jobs Notification

By : Naveen Singh

Updated : Sep 25, 2023, 20:15

NDA NA Exams 2023 - The National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Examination are common as well as prominent exams among the youths. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission twice a year – NDA 1 and NDA 2. NDA & NA 2023 exam is a national-level entrance examination administered to recruit the best cadre for the defence forces of India. Check here NDA & NA jobs notification for men and women candidates along with the important dates and exam details.

Latest: NDA 1 Notification 2023

List of Upcoming NDA & NA Exams 2023

Check out the upcoming NDA & Other NA exams 2023 to keep a track of the events and prepare accordingly for these upcoming defence exams:

Exams 2023

Date of notification release

Last date to apply online

Exam Dates

NDA 1 2023

21 December 2022

12 January 2023

16 April 2023

Indian Air Force Group XY

June 202205 July 2022

24 July onwards

Indian Navy SSR AA

16th March 202205th April 2022To be Announced

Indian Navy SSC

21 October 20228 November 2022To be Announced

Indian Coast Guard Navik & Yantrik

25 August 202222 September 2022

Stage 1 - Mid/End November 2022

Stage 2 - Mid/End January 2023

Stage 3 - End April/ Early May 2023


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National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Exam

NDA & NA Exam is also conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice a year. The exam is conducted for the recruitment of cadets in the different wings of the Armed Forces of the country. This includes the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force. NDA & NA exam is conducted for students of 10+2 level.

Exam Conducting Authority

Union Public Service Commission, UPSC

Selection Phase

  • Written Exam
  • SSB Interview/Personality Test
  • Medical Examination
  • Final Merit List

Mode of Exam


NDA Subjects

  • General Ability (120 Ques.)
  • Mathematics (150 Ques.)

Negative Marking

1/3 is deducted for every wrong attempt

NDA Online Coaching | NDA Mock Test | NDA Syllabus

Indian Air Force XY Group Exam

Indian Air Force (an armed force of the union) conducts the exam for Airmen in X and Y Group. The Indian Air Force Group X & Y are the personnel below officer rank in the Indian Air Force also known as Airmen. The official notification of the Indian Air Force Group X and Group Y exam has already been released.

Exam Conducting Authority

Union Public Service Commission, UPSC

Selection Phase

  • Written Exam
  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Medical Test
  • Final Merit List

Mode of Exam


Air Force Subjects

  • Group X: English, Maths, Physics
  • Group Y: Reasoning & General Awareness, English

Negative Marking

0.25 mark is deducted for every wrong attempt

Indian Navy SSR, MR, AA

Indian Navy conducts SSR, MR, AA exams to recruit youth candidates to turn out your career in the best and extraordinary life. Indian Navy Exam or Jobs are announced by the Government of India open for all citizens of India those who fulfil the required eligibility criteria.

Exam Conducting Authority

Indian Navy

Selection Phase

  • Written Exam
  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Medical Test
  • Final Merit List

Mode of Exam


Negative Marking

0.25 mark is deducted for every wrong attempt

List of Defence Exams After 12th

Students who aspire to serve their nation can check out the list of Indian Defence Exams which can be attempted straight after class 12th.

  •       Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test
  •       Indian Navy B.Tech Entry Scheme
  •       Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme (TES)
  •       Indian Air Force Airmen in Group Y
  •       National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I)

FAQs related to NDA Exam

1) How can a girl Join Indian Army after Graduation?

Answer: For women, it is compulsory for you to be a graduate to apply. The various ways in which women can join the Indian Army in 2018 after graduation can be classified into 3 categories: UPSC, Non-UPSC and Technical Entries.

2) Can a married woman join the Indian Army?

Candidate must be unmarried female and a citizen of India fewer exceptions as given below. Married Candidates: (i) Women who are widowed, divorced or legally separated are also eligible provided they do not have any children. Such widows even with children will be, however, eligible only if they have not remarried.

3) Can women join the Navy?

Answer: Yes, women can join the Indian Navy after pursuing BE/B.Tech degree.

4) Can I prepare to give the NDA exam after 10?

Answer: You must start preparing for NDA exam after class 10th but you will be eligible to appear only after passing class 12th.

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NDA NA Exams 2023: Upcoming NDA & NA Jobs Notification FAQs

  • NDA NA is National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination. It is conducted for recruitment of candidates in the Army, Air Force, and Navy services of India.

  • Unmarried Male candidates who have passed 12th Class or are awaiting for their 12th Results are eligible to apply for NDA.

  • The written Exam for NDA is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) while the SSB Interviews are conducted by the various Services Selection Boards of the Defence.

  • The NDA SSB Interview is conducted for a period of 5 days.

  • No. The age limit to apply for NDA NA is 16.5 years - 19.5 years.

  • No, women candidates are not eligible to apply for NDA. However, they can apply for Combined Defence Services (CDS) which is after Graduation.

  • Permanent tattoos are allowed only on the inner face of the forearm, and on the reverse side of the palm/back (dorsal) side of hand. Certain tribes where tattoos are compulsory as per their custom and traditions will also be permitted.

  • Yes, you can apply. However, you must bring your original mark sheets while appearing for the SSB Interview.

  • NDA Exam is held twice in a year with the names being NDA 1 and NDA 2. NDA 1 is conducted in April while NDA 2 is conducted in September.

  • NDA Exam is conducted two times in a year by the UPSC. So, the one which is conducted the second time in September is known by the name ‘NDA 2 Exam’.

  • The mode of selection for NDA is through a written multiple choice objective questions test followed by a 5-day SSB Interview.

  • The training period after clearing the NDA NA Exam is of three years.

  • Yes, you can apply for NDA.

  • No, you cannot apply for NDA. To apply for NDA you should either be in 12th Class or should have passed 12th Class.

  • To be honest, yes the SSB Interview is tough. Your mental, physical and psychological tests of personality are tested through the SSB Interview. 

  • Yes. Male Candidates between 16.5 years to 19.5 years who have passed 12th Class can apply for NDA. On the other hand, both male and female candidates who have passed Graduation can apply for CDS.

  • After the completion of NDA Training period, you will be awarded degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The following degrees will be awarded as per the defence branch chosen by you:

    • Army Cadets - B.Sc/ B.Sc (Computer)/ B.A
    • Naval Cadets - B. Tech Degree
    • Air Force Cadets - B. Tech Degree/ B.Sc/B.Sc (Computer)