National Defence Academy - NDA / NA


National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination is the premier examination for admission into the Army, Air Force & Naval wings of the reputed National Defence Academy situated at Khadakwasla, Pune. This Examination is conducted by Union Public Service Commission Twice a year in the month of April & September. Candidates opting for Naval Academy undergo 4 Year B. Tech Course at Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala.

Vacancies 360 (208 for Army, 60 for Navy and 92 for Air Force)
Naval Academy : 55
Note- Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the Availability of training capacity of National Defence Academy.
Exam Schedule April & September
Age Limit, Gender & Marital Status 16 ½ to 19 ½ , Unmarried male candidates only
Educational Qualification For Army:—12th passed or appearing in any stream
For Air Force, Navy & Naval Academy:—12th passed or appearing with Physics and Mathematics.
Selection Procedure Written Exam conducted by UPSC
SSB Interview conducted by Army/Air Force/Navy
Training For Army/Navy/Air Force-3 Years at National Defence Academy & 1 Year at IMA/AFA/NA
For Naval Academy-4 Years B.Tech Course at Naval Academy

Examination Schedule

Exam Forms Availability Exam Date
NDA-I 2018 15th January to 10th February 22nd April 2018
NDA-II 2018 6th June to 2nd July 2018 9th September 2018

Exam Pattern

Subject Paper Code Duration Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics 01 2½ Hours 120 300
General Ability Test 02 2½ Hours 150 600
Total - - - 900
SSB Interview - - - 900

Marking Pattern

Subject Marks Awarded per Question Negative Marking
Mathematics 2.5 Marks 0.83
General Ability Test 4 Marks 1.33

OUR NDA Written Programme

 Duration Course Name / Code Form Charge Course Fee* GST Total Amount
Rs. 545
(Include GST)
Rs. 45000/- Rs. 4050/- Rs. 49050/-
6 Months SHAURYA /
Rs. 545
(Include GST)
Rs. 33000/- Rs. 2970/- Rs. 35970/-
6 Months Only Written AGNI /
Rs. 545
(Include GST)
Rs. 30000/- Rs. 2700/- Rs. 32700/-

OUR NDA Target Course

 Duration Course Name / Code Form Charge Course Fee* GST Total Amount
90 Days LAKSHYA /
Rs. 545
(Include GST)
Rs. 14000/- Rs. 1260/- Rs. 15260/-
45 Days BULLS EYE /
Rs. 545
(Include GST)
Rs. 9000/- Rs. 810/- Rs. 9810/-

OUR NDA Weekend Course

 Duration Course Name / Code Form Charge Course Fee* GST Total Amount
12 WEEKS Nucleus /
Rs. 545
(Include GST)
Rs. 15000/- Rs. 1350/- Rs. 16350/-

Online Test Series

Simple yet highly effective Test Platform is designed for learners who are appearing for the National Defence Academy Examination. Online test Series provides you an opportunity to evaluate your preparation and strengthen the weak areas to get desired result in the actual examination. Practice these tests and walk the path to success.

Benefits of Online Test Series :
  1. Provides freedom to take exam anywhere anytime
  2. You can attempt a paper as many times as you wish.
  3. Gives an opportunity to compare your preparedness with peers.
  4. Simulates the same scenario as that of a real exam and teaches you how to work on your weaknesses and improve Performance.
  5. You can check your current level of preparation for competitive exams and compete with other students.
  6. Provide a realistic ranking.
  7. It enhances efficiency and competitive spirit among students.
  8. Comes With Lifetime Validity.

Offline Test Series

Victory Defence Academy’s Offline test series is designed to offer the student a methodical approach for testing their preparation towards the prestigious NDA Examination. The test papers are prepared by esteemed faculties based on the research and experience keeping in mind latest pattern or revised syllabus of exam, it not only provides students with subject knowledge but also makes them ‘think’ and practically learn how to crack the real entrance examinations and increase their competitive level. Offline Test Includes complete test analysis along with the solutions of all the necessary questions for doubt clearance.

VDA Publication

VDA Publications has designed vast number of books for the NDA aspirants. The books published under VDA publications are easy to understand and help the students to score well in the NDA exam. With cut throat competition and limited number of seats, It is confusing and difficult for the students to look for the best & most suitable books, VDA publication gives tricks and techniques to the students to solve the question within the time and they can also practice those tricks and method on the multiple choice questions given in the books. These Books are designed by experienced subject specialists keeping in view the previous exam trend analysis and latest exam pattern. Hence, it could be said that VDA publication books are one of the highly demanding and most read book for NDA examination.

VDA publications books covers the entire NDA entrance syllabus like Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Indian Polity, History, Economy, Geography, Current affairs & Defence. Detailed solutions for all the questions are given in the book and allows the students to practice their problems in highly demanding competitive exam.

Personality Development

Personality Development Programme lays high emphasis on improving communication skills of students. This programme works on students to improve their spoken English skills & soft skills so that they can communicate effectively in various situations and will also help them to face the SSB Interview confidently.

These sessions are extensive, result oriented and are conducted by highly experienced trainers. It also includes a mentoring program that has been institutionalised to counsel them on key attitudes that they need to focus so as to become an effective leader in future, also inculcate moral values that help them lead a disciplined life.