UPSC Starts NDA 2019 Applications, Exam on 21 April
Union Public Service Commission has started accepting applications for the NDA Examination 2019 to be conducted for admission to the
(a) 143rd Course of Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA and
(b) 105th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC)
commencing from 2nd January, 2020.
To be acceptable, candidates for the Army/Navy/Naval Academy and Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion and (ii) Officer Potentiality Test as fixed by the Services Selection Board at their discretion.
Over and above candidates for the Air Force, and all the SSB qualified candidates as per their willingness, eligibility and preference for Air Force, should separately qualify the CPSS (Computerised Pilot Selection System).
Training & Degree
The selected candidates for the three services viz, Army, Navy and Air Force are given preliminary training both academic and physical for a period of 3 years at the National Defence Academy which is an Inter-Service Institution. The training during the first two and half years is common to the cadets of three wings. All the cadets on passing out will be awarded degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi as under :
(a) Army Cadets - B.Sc/ B.Sc (Computer)/ B.A
(b) Naval Cadets - B. Tech Degree
(c) Air Force Cadets - B. Tech Degree
Details : For detailed info about Eligibility, Test pattern, Application procedure, Clashing exams etc, check NDA-Exam-I