National Defence Academy Officer Exam Eligibility - Age Limit, Qualification, Number of Attempts

NDA is one of the most sought-after defence entrance exams in the country. The exam is conducted for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). NDA is conducted twice a year in two stages: written exam and SSB Interview. Around four lakh, aspirants appear for NDA every year, out of which approximately 6,000 are called for SSB Interview. UPSC prepares a list of candidates who obtain minimum qualifying marks in the written exam. Such candidates are called for SSB Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test.

Age Limit

15.7 to 18.7 years

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Number of Attempts

General - 6 , OBC - 9 , SC/ST (Upto age limit)

Educational qualification

PCM in Higher Secondary School from any recognized university



Application Start Date

October 22

Date of Exam

1st week of March

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Available Seats



3.00 pm - 4.00 pm


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