NDA Programme

GCA NDA Academy ENTRY: Boys who passed 12th science (PCM stream) can enter the GCA NDA Academy. At the GCA NDA Academy candidates are out through graduation. The complete expenses towards lodging/boarding/education/medical are borne by the government. The aspiring candidates are required to go through an entrance test conducted by the UPSC, which are held twice a year and thereafter pass in the services selection board (SSB).

SSB for NDA Selection

The Indian Army has three selection centres across the country. These are Selection centre East at Allahabad, Selection Centre Central at Bhopal and Selection Centre at Bengaluru. The navy has 3 SSBs, one each at Bhopal, Bengaluru and Coimbatore. The Airforce has SSB,s one each at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar, Varanasi, and Kachrapara (WB).

Testing schedule:

Unlike other organization, the selection process in the Armed Forces is very elaborate and is done over five days. Three different assessors namely the Interviewing Officer, Group Testing Officer and the Psychologist test the candidate from three different perspectives and arrive at their respective decision .thereafter, on the last day in the board conference, they all sit together and discuss each case to arrive at a final decision.

Eligibility Criteria for Candidates :

GCA NDA Academy has approximately 370 Officers vacancy to include 208 for Army Officer, 42 for Naval and 120 for Air Force officer (including 28 for ground Duties). There is a special entry for 10+2 (30). Now we would share information regarding Examination Centre. There are different exam centres in different states. Which are as follows. Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

Educational Qualifications:

Any student who passes the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board is eligible For the Army Wing of GCA NDA Academy.

Students who passed 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board are eligible For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class appearing students can also apply for this examination.

Conditions of Eligibility:

Candidates must not be married until they complete their full training. A candidate who marries during training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government.