NDA & NA stands for National Defence Academy & Naval Academy. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts a national-level competitive examination twice a year to select candidates for the defence services and admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the National Defense Academy and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC).
NDA 1 2023 Notification
NDA 1 2023 exam is conducted by the UPSC twice a year for which they released the notification on their official website. UPSC will release the NDA 1 2023 Notification on 21st December, 2022, which contains all the important information about the NDA 2023 exam. We will give you all the essential details about the NDA 1 2023 Exam such as Notification, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and Important Dates in this article.
NDA 1 2023 Exam Summary
|Recruiting Organisation||Union Public Service Commission|
|Exam Name||National Defence Academy & Naval Academy|
|NDA 1 2023 Notification Date||21st December, 2022|
|NDA 1 2023 Online Registration Date||21st December, 2022|
|NDA 2 2023 Notification Date||17th May, 2023|
|Exam Level||National Level|
|Exam Mode||Offline (Pen & Paper Mode)|
|Exam Frequency||Twice a year|
|Selection Stages||Written Exam, SSB Interview, Document Verification, Medical Examination|
|Language of Written Exam||Both English and Hindi (Bilingual)|
|Written Exam Question Type||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)|
|Vacancies||To Be Notified|
Read More: CDS 1 2023 Notification
NDA 1 2023 Notification Highlights
UPSC conducts an NDA exam twice a year. UPSC NDA 1 2023 Notification PDF will be released on the official website of the UPSC on December 21, 2022 and UPSC NDA 2 2023 Notification PDF will be released on May 17, 2023. For complete information of the NDA Exam like eligibility criteria, online application form link, vacancies, admit card, exam pattern, selection process, syllabus, salary, last date of registration etc. read the complete article below. The important dates for the NDA1 2023 exam and NDA 2 2023 exam are given below in the table.
|NDA 1 2023 Notification & NDA 2 2023 Notification Important Dates|
|Events||NDA 1 2023||NDA 2 2023|
|Online Application Registration Date||21st December 2022||17th May 2023|
|Online Application Registration Last Date||10th January 2023||6th June 2023|
|Admit Card Release Date||March 2023||August 2023|
|Written Exam Date||16th April 2023||3rd September 2023|
|SSB Interview Date||To be notified||To be notified|
|Result Date||To be notified||To be notified|
NDA 1 2023 Application Form
The Union Public Service Commission’s official website will provide a link for the online UPSC NDA 1 2023 application soon. Candidates must successfully apply online for the NDA exam in order to participate in the process. Candidates are highly encouraged to submit their application forms before the last date because no forms will be accepted after the window closes. Interested candidates should read the general instructions for submitting the form below. Steps to fill the application form are:
- Visit the upsc.gov.in or upsconline.nic.in official website.
- Select UPSC NDA 1 2023 link to proceed further.
- Enter your all relevant information in section I of the registration.
- In section II of the registration, enter your exam centre, upload a photo and sign, and pay the required fees for the application.
- Submit the final application form and take a print out for future use.
NDA 1 2023 Exam Pattern
All of the papers will only have objective-type questions. The mathematics paper and Part “B” of the general ability test will be provided in both Hindi and English. The pattern of the written exam of NDA 1 2023 is given below in the table:
|Subject||Time Duration||Maximum Marks|
|General Ability Test||2½ Hours||600|
NDA 1 2023 Syllabus
The UPSC NDA 2023 Syllabus is released by the Union Public Service Commission every year along with the UPSC NDA notification PDF which will be released on 21st December, 2022 for UPSC NDA 2023 exam. The NDA 1 2023 Syllabus PDF contains Mathematics and General Ability Test.
|Paper 1 – Mathematics – NDA Syllabus|
|Paper 2 – Part A – English NDA Syllabus
||Maximum Marks: 200|
|Paper 2 – Part B – General Knowledge NDA Syllabus
||Maximum Marks: 400|
|Note: Questions from Sections A, B, C, D, E, and F will be given about 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20%, and 10% of the total marks allotted to Part B of this paper, respectively.|
Read More: CDS Syllabus
NDA 1 2023 SSB Interview Round
The SSB interview round is divided into two stages: stage I and stage II. To appear for stage II, a candidate must have passed stage I.
|Intelligence and Personality Test|
|Stage I: Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) examinations for Stage I include the Picture Perception and Description tests (PP&DT). The candidates will be narrowed down based on their combined OIR Test and PP&DT results.
Stage II: Stage II consists of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. This stage is conducted over 4 days.
NDA 1 2023 Eligibility Criteria
The applicants applying for the exam should make sure they meet all requirements for entrance to the examination. The commission will only be admitted purely on a provisional basis at all examination levels if the candidate meets all the necessary eligibility criteria. Before submitting the application form, those who are interested in applying must review the eligibility requirements.
Read More: NDA Eligibility Criteria
NDA 1 2023 Nationality
A candidate must be unmarried male or female and must be :
- a citizen of India, or
- a subject of Nepal, or
- a person of the Indian origin who has migrated to India permanently settled here from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Zambia, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam.
NDA 1 2023 Exam Educational Qualification
To take the NDA exam and proceed on in the recruiting process, candidates must have the necessary qualifications. The table below illustrates the specifics of the candidates’ educational requirements.
|NDA Course (For Army Wing)||12th Class pass of the 10 + 2 education pattern or equivalent exam organized by the State Education Board or University.|
|NDA Course (For Air Force and Naval Wings)||12th Class pass in the 10+2 education pattern with the subjects of math, physics, and chemistry, or examinations equivalently conducted by a state education board or a university.|
NDA 1 2023 Physical Standards
The candidates must fulfill all physical requirements, such as those for height and vision. The applicants must meet the listed requirements for UPSC NDA exam eligibility. The following are the various physical requirements for NDA 1 2023:
|Physical Standards for Different Events|
|Height Standards for Different Regions||Male Candidates Minimum Height||Female Candidates Minimum Height|
|Tribals from Ladakh Region||155 cm||150 cm|
|Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, and Minicoy Islands||155 cm||150 cm|
|Gorkhas, Nepali, Assamese, Garhwali, Kumaoni, and Uttarakhand||152 cm||147 cm|
|Bhutan, Sikkim & North East Region||152 cm||147 cm|
NDA 1 2023 Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status
Male and female candidates who are not married and who were born between January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2007, are the only ones eligible for the UPSC NDA 1 2023 exam.
NDA Exam Centers
On April 16, 2023, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the NDA 1 2023 exam in various centers across India (Sunday). For complete list of the NDA Exam Centers, refer the following table:
|NDA Exam Centers|
|Bhopal||Gautam Budh Nagar|
NDA 1 2023 Admit Card
For the convenience of the admitted applicants, the Commission will update the e-admit card on its official website. The accepted candidates are recommended to print a copy of their e-admit cards before the examination. The accepted applicants must present a printout of their e-Admit Card and a photo ID card listed on the e-Admit Card at the location designated for the Examination in order to appear in it. The e-admit card will be released two weeks before the examination.
Read More: NDA 2023 Admit Card
NDA 1 2023 Notification FAQs
Q. When can I apply for NDA 2023?
Q. Is NDA 1 and NDA 2 same?