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National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2

Form Date: 17 May - 06 Jun 2027

Pen & Paper Mode

Form Date: 17 May - 06 Jun 2027

NDA 2 Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 100
  • Number Of Attempts:2
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

NDA (2) 2023: Application form, Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Updated On - March 24 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

NDA (2) 2023 application form will release on 17 May 2023. National Defence Academy is an entrance exam organized at the national level for the candidates who wish to be a part of Indian Navy, Air Force and Army. NDA is organized twice a year i.e. NDA(1) April session and NDA(2) November session by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The candidates are firstly supposed to clear the written test by scoring the minimum cut off marks. After which they can appear for 5- Days Service Selection Board (SSB) Interview round and hence get admission into National Defence Academy and Naval Academy. The candidates after qualifying the interview round of SSB have to go through the medical examination and document verification procedure.

Latest Updates

  • NDA (2) will held after NDA (1).
  • NDA 2 application form will release in 17 May 2023.

NDA (2) 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the NDA (2) 2023 exam status from the below table:


National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2 2023 Status

Application form will release in May 2023

NDA (2) Important Dates 2023

Candidates can take note of all the important dates for NDA (2) 2023 from the table below.
EventsNDA II Dates
Release of Notification17 May 2023
Availability of Application Form17 May 2023
Last date to apply6 June 2023
Availability of Admit cardYet to announce 
NDA 2023 Exam3 September 2023
Declaration of ResultYet to announce
Interview ScheduleTo be notified soon

NDA (2) 2023 Result

NDA (2) result will be released after successful conduction of the exam. The UPSC shall prepare a list of candidates who will obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination for NDA (2) Result 2023. The two-stage selection procedure has been introduced at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards based on the Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test.
  • The qualified candidates will have to appear before a Services Selection Board for Intelligence and Personality Test where candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be assessed on Officers Potentiality and those for the Air Force will have
    to qualify the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).
  • The candidates will be able to check their scores on the portal of the UPSC after the exam.
  • candidates who will qualify the examination confers no right of admission to the Academy.
  • A candidate must satisfy the appointing authority that he is suitable in all respects for admission to the Academy. 

NDA (2) 2023 Interview

Candidates who will qualify the written test will be selected for SSB interview round.

  • The interview process will be done in two stages.
  • Stage 1 - Applicants will have to pass Officer Intelligence Rating and PP and DT (Picture Perception and Description Test).
  • Stage 2 - group testing officer task, conference, psychology test, etc. At last, candidates will have to clear medical rounds.

NDA SSB Interview

Candidates can look upon the points below for information about SSB Interview:

  • This round will be organized after the written test. Candidates clearing the written test round will be considered eligible for the interview and medical round. SSB will be organized in a number of rounds.
  • It will be held in five days and candidates have to necessarily appear in all the rounds. On the first day, psychological tests will be done. The second-day test will be of situation reaction test, word association test, self-description test and thematic apperception test.
  • Military Planning Exercise, Group Discussion Test, Intergroup Obstacle race, Lecturettes, Snake Race, Progressive Group Task, command task & personal interview, half group task will be done on the third day of interview for candidates by the President.
  • On the last two days – fourth and fifth tests will be done related to Final Group Task, Individual Obstacles, Interview for remaining candidates, final board conference & announcement of results.

NDA (2) 2023 Application Form

The candidates are advised to check their eligibility criteria for the exam before applying. Below are the crucial steps to be kept in mind while filling the NDA(2) 2023 Application Form:

  • The applicants must fill the form online on the official website of the authority.
  • No other mode will be accepted for form submission.
  • To avoid the last-minute rush, applicants are advised to fill the form before the last date.
  • Candidate should must-have details of one photo ID viz. Aadhar Card/ / Driving License/ School Photo ID/  Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Passport Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government.
  • Must fill the form with correct details viz; Contac Number, e-Mail address, etc. to avoid rejection of candidature.
  • Also to complete the form must submit the Application fee.
  • After filling in all the details get the printout of the form for further uses.

NDA (2) 2023 Application Fee

Check the examination fee details for NDA hearby:

NDA(2) 2023 Registration Fees
SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs Exempted from fee payment 
All other candidatesRs 100/-
Mode of Payment - 
  • Online - by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/MasterCard/Rupay
    Credit/Debit Card.
  • Offline - by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash.

NDA (2) 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates need to carefully go through the NDA(2) 2023 Eligibility given below and thereby check their eligibility before they apply for the exam:
  • Gender: Only male candidate can apply for the exam.
  • Nationality: Citizen of India, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibetan those came over to India before 01 January 1962 to permanently settle in India or person of Indian those has migrated from Burma, Pakistan,  Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam to permanently settle in India.
  • Candidates belonging to another state must have a certificate of eligibility which has been issued by the Government of India.
  • Age Limits: Candidates born between 02 January 2001 to 01 January 2004 are eligible to apply.
  • Marital status: Only unmarried aspirant are eligible.
  • Educational Qualifications:
    • For Army Wing of National Defence Academy:
      • Candidate must have cleared their 10+ 2 level or equivalent examination.
      • Senior secondary school certificate should be from a recognised board/ council. 
    • For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:
      • Candidate must have cleared their 10+ 2 level or equivalent examination.
      • Senior secondary school certificate should be from a recognised board/ council. 
      • Candidate must have Physics and Mathematics in his 10+2 level.
  • Aspirant those are in class 12th can also apply for the examination. But at the time counselling candidate have to submit their 10+2 certificate.
  • Physical Standards: Candidate should be physically fit. If not candidate will be rejected in the medical round.

NDA (2) 2023 Admit Card

The candidates will get their NDA(2) 2023 Admit Card from the web portal of the UPSC. The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card for the exam three weeks before the commencement of the examination. 

  • It is necessary to carry the hall ticket to the exam hall as entry would not be possible without it.
  • Authority will not send the Admission ticket to the individuals via post or any other offline mode. 
  • Also, no mail or SMS will be sent regarding the same. Hence, stay connected to the page and official website to know the release date of the Hall Ticket.
  • It is mandatory to carry original Id proof along with the Admit Card to the exam for verification purposes.
  • On receipt of e-Admit Card, check it carefully and bring discrepancies/errors, if any, to the notice of the UPSC immediately.
  • If a candidate receives an e-Admit Card in respect of some other candidate on account of a processing error, it should be notified to the Commission with a request to issue the correct e-Admit Card or else will be disqualified from the examination centre.

NDA (2) 2023 Exam Pattern

The candidates can check the NDA(2) 2023 Exam Pattern and hence accordingly prepare for the test:
NDA(2) 2023 Exam Pattern
Exam ModeOffline (PBT)
Question Paper TypeMultiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Medium English and Hindi
Negative Marking

For every correct answer, 1 mark will be award in Maths

For every correct answer, 2 mark will be award in General Ability Test

For every incorrect answer, one Third (0.33) marks

Exam Duration

Mathematics - 150 minutes (Two and a half hours)

General Ability Test - 150 minutes (Two and a half hours)

Subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:
Maximum Marks



2½ Hours


General Ability Test


2½ Hours





Total- 900

SSB Test/Interview




Two-Stage Selection Process
Candidates qualifying the written test will have to undergo the Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test introduced at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards by the Service Selection Board (SSB).
  • All the aspirants will be put to stage-one test on the first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards.
  • Only those candidates who qualify stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests.
  • Those aspirants who qualify stage II will be required to submit the Original Certificates along with one photocopy each of: 
  1. Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth
  2. Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification. 

NDA (2) 2023 Syllabus

The NDA(2) 2023 Syllabus includes many topics from the following subjects:

1. Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry of two and three Dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability 
2. General Ability Test
PART A - English: Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test.
PART B - General Knowledge: 
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • General Science
  • Social Studies
  • Geography 
  • Current Events

NDA (2) 2023 Preparation Tips

To secure good marks in the exam and qualify the exam, candidates can take help of the below given NDA preparation tips:

  • Students should start their preparation of exam earlier.
  • Plan a study routine and follow it in a disciplined manner.
  • Solve sample papers and previous year questions papers.
  • Study for the exam using good study material which is highly recommended by the experienced professionals.
  • Attempt mock test and analyze your preparation level.

NDA (2) 2023 - Number of Vacancies

The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be as under:

National Defence Academy (NDA)To be announced soon
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) To be announce soon

The candidates who are willing to appear in UPSC NDA(2) 2023 exam can go through the complete article to get all the important information related to UPSC 2023 NDA entrance exam.

NDA(2) 2023 Answer Key

NDA (2) 2023 Answer Key will be released by the authority before the announcement of the result.

  • Candidates will be able to check their answer key through online mode on the official website.
  • By answer key, applicants can get the estimation of their scores in the exam.
  • The answer key will be released separately for all papers. 

NDA(2) 2023 Test Centers

The Examination will be held at the following Centres :

  1. Agartala
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Aizawl,
  4. Prayagraj (Allahabad)
  5. Bengaluru
  6. Bareilly
  7. Bhopal
  8. Chandigarh
  9. Chennai
  10. Cuttack,
  11. Dehradun,
  12. Delhi,
  13. Dharwad,
  14. Kohima,
  15. Kolkata,
  16. Lucknow,
  17. Madurai,
  18. Mumbai,
  19. Nagpur,
  20. Panaji (Goa),
  21. Patna,
  22. Port Blair,
  23. Raipur
  24. Ranchi
  25. Sambalpur,
  26. Shillong
  27. Shimla,
  28. Srinagar,
  29. Thiruvananthapuram
  30. Tirupati,
  31. Udaipur 
  32. Vishakhapatnam
  33. Dispur
  34. Gangtok
  35. Hyderabad,
  36. Imphal,
  37. Itanagar,
  38. Jaipur,
  39. Jammu,
  40. Jorhat,
  41. Kochi

NDA(2) 2023 Highlights

Get the summary of National Defence Academy (2) from the given below table:

Exam NameNational Defence Academy
Conducting BodyUPSC(Union Public Service Commission)
Level of ExamNational Level
Official Websitehttps://upsc.gov.in/
Application linkApplication form

About UPSC

Union Public Service Commission commonly abbreviated as UPSC is India's premier central recruiting agency was formed on 01 October 1926.. It is responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India Services & group A & group B of Central services.

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NDA 2 Important Dates

Form Date17 May - 06 Jun 2027
Exam Date03 Sep 2023

National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :


Negative Marking:


NOTE:0.33 marks will be deducted for wrong answer

Paper 2
Exam Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :


Negative Marking:


1English and General Aptitude6001600

Frequently Asked Questions




सर। मैं तो अभी 11th में हूँ। क्या मैं NDA apply कर सकता हूँ।

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Meri dob 10-11-2002 h kya me eligible hu nda 2 2021 ke liye??

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Sir My age is 2September 2002 can I apply for nda

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Bhai meri bhi 10-11-2002 h mujhe nhi pta ki me nda 2 2021 ke ker sakta hu ya nhi per mene nda 1 2021 to diya h

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Form Start Date:

17 May 2023

Form End Date:

06 Jun 2027

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Examination Date (Online):

03 Sep 2023

Application Fees:

₹ 100

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