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NDA 1 2023 Notification, Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Age Limit

NDA 1 2023 Notification

NDA Exam

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
Application Mode Online
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
Official Website upsc.gov.in

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
Mathematics 2½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 2½ Hours 600
Total 900
SSB Test/Interview 900

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
  • Algebra
  • Matrices & Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus and Differential Equation
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
Paper 2 – Part A – English NDA Syllabus
  • Grammar and usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
Maximum Marks: 200
Paper 2 – Part B – General Knowledge NDA Syllabus
  • Section A – Physics
  • Section B – Chemistry
  • Section C – General Science
  • Section D – Social Studies
  • Section E – Geography
  • Section F – Current Events
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.

Academy Educational Qualification
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
  • Running: 2.4 km in 15 minutes
  • Skipping
  • Pushups & Sit-ups: Minimum 20 each
  • Chin-ups: Minimum 08
  • Rope Climbing: 3.4 meters
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
Agartala Bilaspur
Agra Chandigarh
Ahmedabad Chennai
Aizwal Coimbatore
Aligarh Cuttack
Almora Delhi
Ananthapur Dharwad
Aurangabad Dispur
Bareilly Faridabad
Bengaluru Gangtok
Jorhat Garwhal (Srinagar)
Bhopal Gautam Budh Nagar
Ghaziabad Gurgaon
Gorakhpur Gwalior
Hyderabad Imphal
Indore Itanagar
Jabalpur Jaipur
Jammu Jodhpur
Kochi Kohima
Kolkata Kozhikode
Leh Lucknow
Ludhiana Madurai
Mysuru Mumbai
Nagpur Sambalpur
Navi Mumbai Shillong
Panaji (Goa) Shimla
Patna Siliguri
Port Blair Srinagar
Prayagraj (Allahabad) Thane
Puducherry Thiruvananthapuram
Pune Tiruchirapalli
Raipur Tirupati
Rajkot Udaipur
Ranchi Varanasi
Vellore Vijayawada
Vishakhapatnam Warangal

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?

Ans. The NDA 2023 application form will be available from December 21 until January 10, 2023. The April 16, 2023 is the exam date for NDA 1 2023.

Q. Is NDA 1 and NDA 2 same?

Ans. Admission to courses starting in January requires passing the NDA 1 2023 exam. For admission to courses starting in July, the NDA 2 2023 exam is held.
Q. Does the NDA syllabus change every year?
Ans. NDA 1 2023 Syllabus contains no changes from NDA Syllabus 2022. 10+2 level questions will be asked.
Q. Can an NDA officer become an IAS?
Ans. Yes, you can take the UPSC exam after being selected into the NDA. The candidate must possess a graduate degree in a subject of study that has been approved by the Government of India. The applicant must be a citizen of India and at least 21 years old, and may not be older than 32.
Q. What is the date of the NDA exam 2023?
Ans. NDA 1 2023 exam will be held on 16th April, 2023 (Sunday) across the country.
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