NDA 2023 Application Form (21 Dec), Exam Date, Age Limit, Syllabus, Pattern

NDA 2023 Exam Dates have been released. It is a national-level entrance examination that is conducted every year and organized by UPSC (Union public service commission). NDA 2023 exam dates and admit card have been released. After the selection through an entrance examination, candidates are provided training in training academies such as the Indian Military, Air force, and Indian Navy. After clearing the entrance test, an SSB interview of the candidates is conducted. Read the complete details in this article.


NDA/NA Exam-1st and 2nd Dates have been released. The NDA-1 Application process will be started on 21st December 2022. Check the complete details below. 

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NDA 2023 Schedule

Release of notification 21 December 2022 17 May 2023
Application form release date 21 December 2022 17 May 2023
Last date to apply 10 January 2023 06 June 2023
Withdraw of application 1st week of February 2023
Admit card release date 3rd week of March 2023 August 2023
NDA 2023 exam date 16 April 2023 03 September 2023
Result declaration May 2023 November 2023
SSB Interview July to September 2023

Eligibility Criteria


Applicant must be a citizen of India/Bhutan/Nepal or a refugee of Tibetan (who came to India before 1962)

Age, gender & Marital status

  • The candidate’s age should be in between 16.5 – 19.5 years.
  • The candidate must be born between July 2, 2004 – July 1, 2007 (for NDA 1). The candidate must be born between January 2nd, 2005 – January 1st, 2008 (for NDA 2).
  • Only male candidates can apply for NDA.
  • Candidates should be unmarried to apply for NDA.

Educational Qualification

  • For Army Wing of National Defense Academy:  He must have passed 10th and 12th from a recognized board.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings (Cadet Entry Scheme):  He must have cleared 10th and 12th from a recognized board with maths and physics as main subjects.
  • Appearing: Candidates who are appearing in the 12th examination or waiting for the result are also eligible to apply.

Physical Fitness

  • Candidates who have withdrawn or resigned from any of the training academies will not be eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must match the physical standards set by the NDA. He should be physically fit.

NDA 2023 Application Form

  • Go to the official website of UPSC NDA 2023 i.e.www.upsconline.gov.in.
  • Register yourself by entering all details that have been asked in registration form Part 1.
  • The candidate has to provide his/her personal, basic, and contact details in Part 2.
  • Upload the scanned copies of the passport photograph and signature.
  • After that, upload all the necessary documents required in the application form.
  • At last, pay the applicable charges.
  • Candidates can pay the Application fee online (net banking) or by cash via SBI Bank challan or through credit card/debit card.
  • The candidate should take a printout of the challan generated online after completion of registration in order to pay the application fee in cash. The candidate can visit the nearest SBI branch for a depositing fee after 24 hours of the generation of Challan.
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Exam Pattern

  • Exam mode: The paper will be held online mode.
  • Exam medium: The medium of the exam will be in Hindi and English language.
  • Type of questions: There will be objective types of questions.
  • Total sections: The paper will consist of 2 sections- Mathematics and general ability.
  • Total marks: The Paper will be 900 marks (300 for mathematics and 600 for general ability test).
  • Exam duration: The duration of the exam will be 5 hours (2 ½ hours for each section).
  • Marking scheme: 33% of the marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
Subject Max. Marks Duration
Mathematics 300 2 hours 30 min
General Ability Test (GA) 600 2 hours 30 min
Total 900 Marks 5 Hours

Physical Standards

Height and Weight for Indian Navy:

Height (cms)

Without Shoe

Weight (kgs)
16 Yrs 18 Yrs 20 Yrs
152 44 45 46
155 45 46 47
157 46 47 49
160 47 48 50
162 48 50 52
165 50 52 53
168 52 53 55
170 53 55 57
173 55 57 59
175 57 59 61
178 59 61 62
180 61 63 64
183 63 65 67

Height and Weight for Indian Army/ Air Force:

Height (cms)

Without Shoe

Weight (kgs)
16 Yrs 18 Yrs 20 Yrs
152 42.5 44.0 45.0
155 43.5 45.3 47.0
157 45.0 47.0 48.0
160 46.5 48.0 49.0
162 48.0 50.0 51.0
165 50.0 52.0 53.0
167 51.0 53.0 54.0
170 52.5 55.0 56.0
173 54.5 57.0 58.0
175 56.0 59.0 60.0
178 58.0 61.0 62.0
180 60.0 63.0 64.5
183 62.5 65.0 66.5

Eyesight Criteria:

Uncorrected without glasses 6/6
Corrected with glass 6/6
Myopia Limits -0.75
Hypermetropia Limits +1.5
Colour perception Limits I
Binocular vision III

SSB Interview

SSB Round is conducted after the completion of the entrance examination. It is held in 5 days and candidates are required to apply on all 5 days. On the first day, the psychological test will be held. The second-day test will be based on the self-description test, word association test, thematic apperception test, and situation reaction test. On the third-day group discussion test, military planning exercise, progressive group task, intergroup obstacle race, snake race, lecturettes, half group task and command task & personal interview will be held. A final group task, final board conference, individual obstacles, the announcement of results, and interview for remaining candidates will be done on the 4th and 5th day.

NDA 2023 Exam Syllabus


The question paper English will be designed for testing the student’s English and their use of words. The syllabus will include Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension, usage, and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.


Matrices & Determinants, Analytical Geometry of two and three Dimensions, Statistics and probability, Trigonometry, Integral calculus, Differential Equations,  Vector algebra, Algebra, Differential Calculus, etc.

General Knowledge 

The paper on General Knowledge will cover various topics from the subjects – Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social studies, Geography & Current Events.

NDA 2023 FAQs

Question: What is the application fee for SC/ST candidates?

Ans. SC/ST candidates are not required to pay any application fee.

Question: When will the NDA 1 notification be released?

Ans. NDA 1 notification will be released on 21 December 2022.

Question: What educational qualification is required for NDA?

Ans. Candidates must have passed 10th and 12th from a recognized board in order to apply for NDA.

31 thoughts on “NDA 2023 Application Form (21 Dec), Exam Date, Age Limit, Syllabus, Pattern”

  1. I am grateful that I was able to learn something useful from this article. Thank you for sharing that. Keep up the good work.

  2. My daughter is going to appear class12th exam this year. And she wants to join NDA. Is she eligible for NDA Exam 2023?


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