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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited applications for the National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Examination (I), 2023 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 151st Course and for the 113th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing on 2nd January, 2024.
The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be as follows: National Defence Academy: Army - 208 (including 10 for female candidates), Navy - 42 (including 3 for female candidates), Air Force - (i) Flying - 92 (including 2 for female candidates) (ii) Ground Duties (Tech) - 18 (including 2 for female candidates) (iii) Ground Duties (Non Tech) - 10 (including 2 for female candidates); Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme): 25 (for male candidates only)
Only unmarried male/female candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 2004 and not later than 1st July, 2007 are eligible.
Educational Qualifications: (i) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy :12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University (ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: 12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board or a University. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2023 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV of the detailed Notification at https://www.upsc.gov.in/
The examination to be held on 16th April, 2023 will have two papers, each of two and a half hours’ duration. Paper 1 will be Mathematics and Paper 2, General Ability Test, carrying 300 and 600 marks respectively. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. Stage 2 is the Intelligence and Personality Test for those clearing the written examination. Details are given in the Notification.
Application: Applications can be submitted online at https://upsconline.nic.in/ latest by 6 pm on 10th January, 2023.
Applicants (except the categories exempted) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India by cash, or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment or by using internet banking of any Bank.
The online Applications can be withdrawn from 18.01.2023 till 6 pm on 24.01.2023.
Details are available in the Notification.