NDA 2023: Application Form (21 December), Date of Exam, Pattern

NDA 2023: Application Form (21 December), Date of Exam, Pattern

NDA 2023 exam will be held by UPSC to select candidates for admission into training academies of Indian Military, Navy and Air Force. The exam is conducted twice a year. To be eligible for selection, the candidates will have to qualify the written exam and interview following it. Applicants are suggested to verify their eligibility before filling out the application. after successful submission of application, withdrawal of candidature is not permissible.

Latest: NDA I 2023 application form will be releasing on 21st December 2022.

Highlights of NDA 2023

  • The filling and submission of the application form can only be done in online mode.
  • Candidates having problem with the online application submission can contact the facilitation counter.
  • In case the candidates submit multiple applications, he must make sure the application submitted later is complete in all respect as the application with highest RID will only be considered.
  • Discrepancy in the admit card can make it invalid and therefore must be corrected by communicating the Commission.
  • A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates appearing for SSB interview for the first time for a particular type of Commission will be offered traveling allowance.

NDA 2023 Important Dates

The official dates related to NDA 2023 exam are given in the table below:

Important Activities Respective Dates
Online application form release date 21st December 2022 17th May 2023
Last date to submit the application form 10th January 2023 6th June 2023
Availability of admit card To be announced To be announced
Date of exam 16th April 2023 3rd September 2023
Announcement of result To be announced To be announced
Date of interview To be announced To be announced
Declaration of final result To be announced To be announced
Commencement of classes To be announced To be announced

NDA 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NDA 2023 are given in terms of age, nationality and educational qualification:

Age, Sex and Marital status:

  • For NDA-I, unmarried male not born earlier than 1st July 2004 and not later than 1st July 2006 can apply.
  • For NDA-II, unmarried male not born earlier than 2nd January 2005 and not later than 1st January 2008 are eligible for the exam.
  • Marriage before or during the training is strictly prohibited.


The applying candidate should be any of the following:

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Qualification criteria:

  • For Army Wing: The applicants should have cleared their class 12th exam or its equivalent from a recognized board/ university.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings and for 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at Indian Naval Academy: Candidates who have cleared their class 12th exam with Physics, and Mathematics from a recognized board/ university are eligible.
  • Appearing candidates are also eligible to apply given that they clear the exam before the final selection.
  • Candidates appearing in class 11th exam are not eligible to apply.

Physical Standards:

The candidates should be fit, physically and medically, as per the physical standard set by the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination.

Height & Weight Standards for Indian Army/ Air Force

Height (Cms) Without Shoe Weight (Kgs)
16-17 Years 17-18 Years 18-19 Years
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

Height & Weight Standards for Indian Navy

Height (Cms)

Without Shoe

Weight (Kgs)
16 Years 18 Years 20 Years
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

NDA Application Form 2023

The application form for NDA 2023 will be released online. Interested and eligible candidates will be able to obtain the application form by visiting the official website of UPSC. There will be two parts of application: Part 1 (registration) and part 2 (filling rest details in the form).

  • Using their basic details such as name, mobile number, email address, etc, the candidates will have to fill the registration form.
  • After successful registration, id and password will be received by the candidates to fill the rest of the application form.
  • In the application form, personal details, contact details and educational details of the candidates will be asked.
  • Scanned copies of candidates’ photograph and signature will also be uploaded into the form.
  • Once all the details are entered correctly, the candidates can finally submit the application form.
  • The candidates should take a printout of the filled-in application form and keep it safe for future correspondence.

Application fee:

  • Along with the form, the candidates are also required to submit the prescribed application fee.
  • The application fee will be Rs. 100/-. The SC/ ST candidates and sons of Junior Commissioned Officers/ Non-Commissioned Officers/ Other Ranks of Army will be exempted from fee payment.
  • Candidates can submit the application fee using debit card/ credit card/ SBI net banking or through cash using the pay-in slip generated during application submission.
  • The cash should be deposited with the slip to any nearest branch of SBI on the next working day of slip generation.

How to withdraw the applications?

Following instructions need to be followed to withdraw your application. Please go through the instructions before you request for withdrawal of application:

  • The Commission may start the withdrawal facility from February 2023 for candidates who don’t want to take the examination.
  • Candidates will be asked to provide information regarding registered application with registration id which was filled and submitted successfully. The incomplete applications can’t be withdrawn.
  • Before you put a request for withdrawal, you need to ensure that you have access to your registered mobile number and email. You’ll receive an OTP to your registered email ID and mobile number and it will be valid for 30 minutes only.
  • If you had submitted more than one application then you should use your latest registration-id and all earlier applications are considered invalid.
  • Upon the final acceptance of the request for withdrawal, you need to print the authenticated receipt. Once the application is withdrawn, it can’t be revived in future.
  • UPSC won’t refund the fee paid by you.
  • Upon successful completion of the withdrawal request, an email and SMS will be sent to your registered ID.

NDA 2023 Exam Pattern

Check below the overview of NDA 2023 exam pattern:

  • Mode of exam: Offline
  • Medium of test: Hindi and English both (except for English specific section)
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Negative marking: For each wrong answer one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.
Topics Marks Allotted Duration
Written exam
Mathematics 300 2 hours 30 minutes
General Ability Test* 600 2 hours 30 minutes
SSB Test/ Interview 900 ———-

* General Ability Test will comprise of two sections: English section carrying 200 marks and General Knowledge section carrying 400 marks.


Here is the notified syllabus for NDA exam:

  • Mathematics: Algebra, Analytical Geometry Of Two And Three Dimensions, Matrices And Determinants, Differential Calculus, Trigonometry, Integral Calculus And Differential Equations, Statistics & Probability and Vector Algebra
  • English: Grammar and Usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension and Cohesion
  • General Knowledge: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events

NDA Admit Card 2023

  • The admit card for NDA 2023 exam will be made available in online mode on official UPSC website.
  • It is expected that the admit card will be released around 3 weeks before the exam date.
  • Candidates are required to download the admit card, take its printout and carry it to the exam center on day of exam.
  • In the case, the candidate is not able to download their admit card, he should contact the commission 1 week before the exam.
  • No candidate without a valid admit card will be allowed to take their examination.
  • Name in the admit card in some cases, may be abbreviated due to technical reasons.

Exam Centres

The exam is supposed to be held at the following centres:

  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Agartala
  • Udaipur
  • Agartala
  • Tirupati
  • Ahmedabad
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Aizawl
  • Srinagar
  • Allahabad
  • Shimla
  • Bengaluru
  • Shillong
  • Bareilly
  • Sambalpur
  • Bhopal
  • Ranchi
  • Chandigarh
  • Raipur
  • Chennai
  • Port Blair
  • Cuttack
  • Patna
  • Dehradun
  • Panaji (Goa)
  • Delhi
  • Nagpur
  • Dharwad
  • Mumbai
  • Dispur
  • Madurai
  • Gangtok
  • Lucknow
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Imphal
  • Kohima
  • Itanagar
  • Kochi
  • Jaipur
  • Jorhat
  • Jammu

NDA 2023 Result & Interview

  • The result of the NDA written exam will be published on the UPSC website.
  • Applicants who score more than the required qualifying marks will be shortlisted for the interview process.
  • Qualified candidates are required to register themselves online on official website of Directorate General of Recruiting.
  • A list of such candidates will be prepared and they have to appear in front of SSB for the interview (Intelligence and Personality Test).
  • Candidates reporting for interview must carry their documents in original for verification.
  • Pilot test will be conducted for the candidates selected for the Air Force. Failing in the test will make the candidates ineligible for selection.

NDA 2023 Selection Process

  • Those who clear the written exam and the interview both will be considered for selection.
  • Original documents of the candidates will be verified during the interview.
  • Candidates will also have to clear medical fitness test to be eligible for selection.
  • Final selection will be done on the merit-cum-preference basis, depending on the number of vacancies available.

130 thoughts on “NDA 2023: Application Form (21 December), Date of Exam, Pattern

  1. sir i am studing in 12th so i can apply in nda ? and sir my height is 6.5 feet and my weight is 82kg so am i eligible for test ?

  2. Sir, When will the nda application form be available for appearing in September 2023 examination? Can you please confirm the same?

  3. Sir main na 12th arts ma ki ha bina pcm ka kya ma NDA ka exam da sakte hu. Plz reply me sir. Date of birth 17-09-2004

    1. no you should answer following subjects and pass

      Mathematics: Algebra, Analytical Geometry Of Two And Three Dimensions, Matrices And Determinants, Differential Calculus, Trigonometry, Integral Calculus And Differential Equations, Statistics & Probability and Vector Algebra
      English: Grammar and Usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension and Cohesion
      General Knowledge: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events

  4. Sir now I’m 18years old in NBA there is eligible till 19.5years than how can I not give the exam my dob is is July 1 2001 only one day so plz reply me Iam eligible or not

  5. Sir mein Abhi 12 ka exam doonga.2020 mein ,lekin mera ek question hai .ki mera weight 75 kg hai but jb hm merit check kiye tb wahan problem bata raha hai.
    Kaun sa guide accha Hoga .iske preparation ke liye.

    I hope you will give ans.us .

  6. My DOB is 4 September 2003, and next year in April I will be in 12th. So am I eligible for NDA 1 2020. If so then will it be a good decision to apply for it in 12th.

  7. Is there any sectional cutt off ,iff yes then how much for maths,eng. And GS and expected sectional and overall cutoff for NDA tier 1 of 2020

    1. What I got from your query, your date of birth is 21 nov .2001 (you meet the age criteria). Confirm other criteria too through the eligibility section of this post.

  8. My Name is akshay Kumar.
    I am 17 Years old.
    My date of birth is 08 march 2002.
    I want to attend NDA(1).
    Please Help me to guide.

    1. Your date of birth meets the age criteria. Please confirm other criteria as well. If you have any specific concern then please let me know. Moreover, you can follow this article and information brochure for further details.

  9. My DOB is 20/08/2002,I’m 188 cm height and I weigh 62 kgs. my right elbow was broken at the age of 8 but my arm is fine now, can I apply for NDA exam?

  10. My D.O.B is 20/06/2002 and I’m in 11th standard…..Would I’m applicable to apply form when I’m in 12 th standard…As I have heard that I can give examination in appearing.

  11. sir meri eye me nikat dristi dosh(myopia) hai right eye me(-0,50) and left eye me (-0,75) hai and black bord per likhe word ko mai bina chasme se pad nahi sakta. kya mai nda medical me pass pass ho jaonga ya nhi ho jaonga to mujhe kaun choice karna padega army me ,air force me ,navy me. Give me answer please please …..

    1. Candidates who habitually wear spectacles are not eligible for Air Force, Minimum distant vision 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia. You amy refer official brochure for more info.

  12. NDA ke liye Form bharte Samay Candidate 19 saal ke Bich me hona chahiye aisa kahte hai, To phir January me Application Start hoga toh January 2020 ke baad ke Candidate lena chahiye na, Phir July hi kyun

    1. We can predict based on ongoing age criteria for NDA exam. If you talk about NDA 1 2022 then you should born born not earlier than 02nd July, 2003 and not later than 1st July, 2006. However, actual things will be notified only after the release of its respective notification. Thanks.

  13. I am a NDA aspirant and I am 172cm tall and my weight is 70kg. If selected will I be able to join as I checked the height weight detail it is 172cm-54kg only.

  14. Sir my doubt regarding NDA 1 2020 is that,
    My Date of Birth is 08/06/2001,
    As per the exam date that is on April my age would around be 18 1/2 so can I apply sir?

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