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NDA 2025: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

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NDA I 2025 Application Form will be released through online mode. NDA is known as the (National Defence Academy) exam is a national level entrance examination held two times yearly. Admission through this exam will be provided in Indian Military, Indian Airforce and Indian Army.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the organizing authority of NDA exam. Qualified applicants will be selected for SSB Rounds. Selection procedure will consist of written examination and SSB Interview. The Examination will be held in two sessions i.e. NDA I & NDA II. Below in this article we have provided all the information regarding the NDA 2025 exam including application form, exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus and much more.

NDA 2025 Notifications – Application Soon

NDA I 2025 Application Form will be released through online mode. Check here for application details.

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NDA 2025 Highlights:

Exam Name NDA 2025
Full Form National Defence Academy
Exam Level National Level
Organizing Authority Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Purpose of Exam For admission into Indian Military, Indian Airforce and Indian Army courses.
Frequency of Exam Two Times in a Year
Application Mode Online Mode
Mode Exam Offline (Pen-Paper Based)
Exam Date (NDA I) To be Announced
Exam Date (NDA II) To be Announced

NDA 2025 Exam Dates

Below we have provided the official Exam Dates for NDA 2025:

Events  Dates (Tentative)
Notification released 20th December 2023 15th May 2025
Availability of online application 20th December 2023 15th May 2025
Last date to apply 9th January 2025 4th June 2025
Correction in OTR details 10th – 16th January 2025 2nd week of June 2025
Withdraw of application 10th – 16th January 2025 June/ July 2025
Availability of admit card 4th week of March 2025 Last week of August 2025
NDA 2025 exam date 21st April 2025 1st September 2025
Announcement of result 1st week of May 2025 September 2025
Interview May/June 2025 September/ October 2025

NDA 2025 Application Form:

Candidates must check the details provided below to know more about the NDA 2025 application form.

The application form for NDA I 2025 is now available in online mode. There is no offline functionality for filling out forms.
can complete the application form for NDA I from December 2023 and for NDA II from May 2025.
must review and meet all eligibility criteria to be eligible to sit the exam before completing the application form.
registration process can be done in two parts. such as. Part I and Part II. Part I requires candidates to complete basic registration and provide other details. However, part 2 includes uploading documents and paying fees.
must enter correct information in the application form to avoid any kind of mistakes.
in the NDA 2025 registration form with details such as eligibility, personal information, and communication details.
must specify their preferred testing center during registration. Upload scanned images of your photo and signature in a specific format.
forms can be completed by January, 2025 for NDA I and June, 2025 for NDA II.
authorities are also providing an option to withdraw applications from January, 2025 and from June to July 2025 for NDA I and II, respectively.
remember to print the completed application form for future reference.

NDA Application Fee:

Application fees can be submitted online or offline.
have to submit Rs. 100/- as registration fee.
payments can be made through debit card/credit card/internet backup/UPI transactions.
offline payment, candidate can submit the fee in her SBI Bank Challan/Cash.
belonging to SC/ST/NCO/JCO/ORS category will have to pay the fee. Once the application fee has been paid, it will not be refunded.

How to Apply for NDA 2025:

Step 1: Visit the official website (see link above).
2: Click on the OTR (One Time Registration) button and enter the basic details.
3: Log in using your registration ID and password and fill out the application form.
4: Fill out the application form in two parts. H. Part I and Part II.
5: Carefully enter the required details such as: B. Qualifications, communication, personal, test center preferences, etc. Step 6: Upload documents such as photos and signatures in a specific format.
7: Make the payment in online or offline mode.
8: Review and double-check the application form and print it for future use.

NDA 2025 Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates should review the following NDA eligibility criteria before filling out the application form.

candidate must be an Indian citizen/Bhutanese citizen/Nepalese citizen/Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently residing in India.
of Indian descent who migrated from East African countries such as Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Tanzania, Zaire, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda and Vietnam with the purpose of settling in India are eligible to participate.
Foreign citizen candidates (other than Gorkhas) are required to submit a government-issued certificate of eligibility.


Army Wing: To qualify, a candidate must pass her 12th exam. For Air Force and Naval Air Wings (Cadet Entry Program): Candidates must pass the Class 10+2 exam with PCM as a compulsory subject.
12th grade students can also apply.

Age limit, gender, marital status:
Both unmarried men and women are eligible to apply.
candidate’s age must be between 16.5 years old for her and 19.5 years old for him.
can only get married after completing their training. To apply for NDA I, candidates must be born between July 2, 2005 and July 1, 2008.
apply for NDA II, a candidate must be born between January 2, 2006 and January 1, 2009.

must be medically fit according to the eligibility criteria set by the authorities.
who have been expelled from the training school due to disciplinary reasons are not eligible to apply.

NDA 2025 Exam Pattern

Check the complete information about NDA 2025 exam pattern below.

Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper based).
Candidates will be given a total of 5 hours (his 2 hours for each Mathematics section and GA section) to complete the test.
of Sections: The exam consists of his two sections: Mathematics section and GA section.
Type: The exam will consist of multiple choice questions (MCQs).
The paper will be asked in bilingual, i.e English & Hindi both languages.
Negative marking: 33% of marks assigned to the question paper will be deducted.

Below we have provided the following table for the period and grade distribution:

Subjects Code Maximum marks Time duration
Mathematics 01 300 2 hours 30 min
General Ability Test (GA) 02 600 2 hours 30 min
Total 900 marks 5 hours

NDA Preparation Tips:

To get a better score in the NDA exam, candidates should follow the following preparation tips.

Check the complete exam pattern and prepare accordingly.
out the best of her NDA books in online and offline mode.
first step is to check the complete syllabus for the exam.
a reasonable and balanced exam study schedule.
Please solve as many past questions as possible to understand the questions. Please take care of your health and stay hydrated.

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NDA 2025 Syllabus

The NDA 2025 syllabus will be released through online mode by the conducting authority on the official website. The syllabus will consist of various topics from the Mathematics & GA section:

Subjects Topics
Part A: English It will be designed basically to test understanding of students in English & how to use proper words. The syllabus will include vocabulary, grammar, comprehension & usage of cohesion in extended text. Candidate’s proficiency in English will be checked.
Part B: General Knowledge It will include various topics from various subjects as Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social studies, and Geography & current events.
Paper 1 (Code No. -01) Mathematics Integral Calculus & differential equations, Analytical geometry of two & three dimensions, Trigonometry, Statistics & probability etc.
Paper II (Code No.-02) English & General Knowledge It will consists of two parts as Part A- English & Part B- General Knowledge.

NDA 2025 Admit Card

NDA Admit Card will be released by 4th week of March 2025 for NDA I. It will be released separately for NDA I & II. For NDA II, it will be released by last week of August 2025. Candidates must keep their login details ready to download hall ticket. Details regarding exam time, location and all instructions are provided on your admit card.

If there is an error in the information written on the admission ticket during the exam, the exam will be invalidated. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all information is in the correct format. If there are any discrepancies, you should contact the relevant authorities. Please remember to carry your ID along with your admission ticket to the exam venue.

NDA 2025 Answer Key

The answer key for NDA 2025 will be display by various coaching institutions. Authority will not provide any answer key. Institutions will publish it within 24 hours after the exam. Through institutional answer key, students will be able to assume their score before result declaration.

The NDA answer key will be released separately for each set in the form of pdf. Along with answer key, some institute might also release question paper. One must make sure that this answer key will not be considered as final marks.

NDA 2025 Result

NDA 2025 answer keys are displayed by various coaching institutes. The agency does not provide answer keys. Institutions will publish within 24 hours after the exam. Students can use their institution’s answer key to transfer their scores before releasing their results.

NDA answer keys are published separately for each set in the form of a PDF file. Some research institutions may issue question papers along with answer keys. This answer key must not be counted towards the final grade.

NDA 2025 Cut off

The NDA 2025 Cut Off criteria will be published online in PDF format. The Army, Navy, Air Force and others will publish separate exclusion lists. First the cutoff for the written exam will be announced and then the final cutoff for the SSB interview round will be announced.

The NDA cutoff mark is the minimum score that must be achieved to qualify the mark. Only candidates who have reached or exceeded the minimum score are eligible or allowed to participate in the interview. Cutoff criteria depend on various factors, including: B. Exam difficulty level, student performance, trends from previous years, etc.

NDA 2025 SSB Interview

NDA 2025 SSB interview is the final stage of NDA entry process. Candidates who score marks and pass the written examination round will be allowed to participate in the SSB interview round.

The SSB interview consists of his two stages and will be conducted by the authorities within his four days. The Level 1 process consists of Officer Intelligence Assessment (OIR), Picture Perception and Descriptive Testing (PP&DT). In Stage 2, candidates go through various processes such as interviews, group examination officer duties, psychological tests, and conferences.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Contact No.

  • 1800 118 711 (Helpline For – SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwBD),
  • 011-2309 8543 (Helpline No.’s)
  • 011-2338 5271 (For Support)


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