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The NDA eligibility criteria are decided by the Union Public Service Commission. Candidates willing to appear for NDA exams can apply for the same only if they fulfil the prescribed NDA Eligibility Criteria.

The eligibility criteria of NDA comprise four main aspects that are mandatory for applicants to fulfil. The four main aspects of NDA eligibility are:

  1. NDA Age Limit, Marital Status & Gender
  2. NDA Citizenship/Nationality
  3. NDA Educational Qualification
  4. NDA Physical/ Medical Qualification.

The UPSC prescribes NDA/ NA eligibility in detail in the official notification. The Commission will release the notification for UPSC NDA 2 2023 exam on December 21st, 2022. Candidates can check the NDA Notification to dive deep for relevant details.


Through the official notice, UPSC releases a detailed description of the Naval Academy eligibility condition mandatory for the exam. The highlights of the detailed eligibility conditions, as discussed below in the article, are given in the following table:


NDA Exam I & II: Eligibility Conditions
Particulars Details
Name of the Exam NDA
NDA Full-Form National Defence Academy
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Exam Level National
Selection Process
  • Written Test
  • SSB Interview
Post Lieutenant
NDA Nationality Indian
NDA Age Limit
  • Upper Age – 18.7 Years
  • Lower Age – 15.7 Years
NDA Educational Qualifications
  • Army Wing – Pass certificate in 10+2 exam.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings – Passing Certificate of class 12th exam with Physics and Mathematics
Gender and Marital Requirements Unmarried Female and Male

NDA Eligibility for Female Candidates:

The Supreme Court of India issued an interim judgement allowing female candidates to register for the exam in 2021. Refer to the following details for information on female candidates’ NDA eligibility:

  • The NDA eligibility for female candidates is equal to that for male candidates, according to UPSC.
  • For female applicants to the NDA Exam, the height, weight, and vision criteria are the same as for male applicants.
  • Female candidates must meet the same NDA requirements as male candidates, including marital status.
  • The physical requirements for female candidates must be equivalent to those for male candidates.

Education Qualification – NDA Eligibility

For Army Wing of NDA 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
For the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

NDA Selection Process

The NDA selection process consists of three major stages. They are as follows:

  • Written Test,
  • SSB interview, and
  • Medical Test.

NDA Exam Pattern

  • Although, the NDA 1 2023 Exam Pattern is provided below:
  • NDA is conducted through offline mode.
  • The duration of the examination will be 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • All the questions in the question paper will be of multiple choice type.
  • The entire examination of NDA will be 180 marks.
  • 0.33 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer
  • NDA exam is conducted in both Hindi and English. (Except for the English part)
  • The exam will consist of two papers: Mathematics and General Ability Test.
  • NDA Exam Syllabus

    The two components of the NDA syllabus that make up the written test are the General Ability Test (GAT) and Mathematics. The GAT will test your knowledge of history, general knowledge, current affairs of national and international events, English, science, and geography. On the other side, the NDA’s Mathematics paper will have questions based on 10+2.

    The GAT paper can obtain a maximum of 600 marks under the UPSC NDA syllabus, but the Mathematics section can only receive 300. Last but not least, UPSC will conduct the SSB/Interview for those who pass the written test requirements.

UPSC NDA Maths Syllabus

Name of Topic NDA Maths Syllabus
Algebra Set concept, Sets operations, Venn diagrams, Laws of De Morgan, Cartesian product, Relations, Equivalence relation, Real number representation on a line, Complex numbers – basic properties, module, argument, cube roots, Binary number system, Conversion to the binary system of a number in the decimal system and vice versa, Progressions in arithmetic, geometry, and harmony, Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs, Permutation and Combination, Binomial theorem and its applications, Logarithms and their applications.
Matrices and Determinants Matrix types, Operations, The determinant of a matrix, Determinants’ properties, Application-Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by the Cranmer’s Rule and by the Matrix method, etc.
Trigonometry Angles and their degree and measurements, Trigonometric ratios, Sum of trigonometric identities and formulas, Multiple angles and sub-multiples, Trigonometric functions & their inverse, Applications-Height and Distance, Triangle Properties.
Analytical geometry of two and three dimensions The Cartesian Rectangular Coordinate System, Formula of distance, Equation of a line in different shapes, Two lines of angle, A point’s distance from a line, Standard and general equation of a circle, parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola, A conic’s eccentricity and axis Point the distance between two points in a three-dimensional space, Cosines of direction and ratios of direction, Two points of the equation, Cosines of direction and ratios of direction, A plane equation and a line in different forms, Two lines of the angle between two planes, Sphere’s equation, etc.
Differential calculus Concept of a valued function – a function’s domain, range, and graph, Composite functions, one by one, on, and vice versa, Limit notion, default limits — examples, Continuity of functions— examples, Continuous functional algebraic operations, Function derivative at a point, geometric and physical interpretation of an application derivative, Summary derivatives, product, and function quotient derivatives, function derivatives for another function, 20 composite function derivatives, Derivatives of the second order. Increasing and diminishing functions, Application of derivatives in maxima and minima problems, etc.
Integral Calculus and Differential Equations Differentiation and integration, standard integrals with algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential, and hyperbolic functions.Definite integrals — determination of areas of curved plane regions — applications, General and particular solutions of differential equations, Solutions of the first order, and 1st-degree differential equations of various types—examples, Applications in problems of growth and decay.
Vector Algebra 2D and 3D vectors, vector magnitude, and direction, Unit and null vectors, vector adding, scalar-vector multiplication, scalar product or dot product, vector product, or cross product, Applications — work done through force and moment of force and in geometric problems.
Statistics & Probability Statistics: data classification, distribution of frequencies, the cumulative distribution of frequencies — examples, Examples of graphic representation— histogram, pie chart, polygon frequency. Central tendency measurements — mean, median, and mode. Variance and deviation of standard — determination, and comparison, Correlation and regression, Sample space, events, exhaustive events & mutually exclusive, impossible and certain events associated with random experiments, results and associated, Union and events intersection, Complementary, composite, and elementary events, Probability, Bayes Theorem, Random variable on a sample space as a function, Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments, the binomial distribution.

UPSC NDA English Syllabus

  • Grammar & usage
  • Comprehension & cohesion
  • Spotting of errors
  • Para Jumbling
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Vocabulary
  • Cloze Test
  • Idioms & Proverbs
  • Completion of Sentence & Para
  • Sentence Correction & Improvement

    UPSC NDA GAT Syllabus

    History, Geography, English, Current Affairs, Physics, GK, Chemistry, and General Science below section-wise.

    NDA Physics Syllabus

    • Properties of Mass, Weight, Volume, and Sound waves
    • Properties and States of Matter
    • Heat and its effects
    • Barometer
    • Rectilinear propagation of Light
    • Density and Specific Gravity
    • Human Eye
    • Electrical Circuits
    • Spherical mirrors and human eye lenses
    • Reflection and Refraction of Light
    • Velocity/Acceleration
    • Motion of objects
    • Natural and Artificial Magnets
    • Archimedes’ Principle
    • Properties of a Magnet
    • Newton’s Laws of Motion
    • Earth as a Magnet
    • Force and Momentum
    • Static and Current Electricity
    • Parallelogram of Forces
    • Ohm’s Law
    • Power and Energy
    • Primary and Secondary Cells
    • Use of X-Rays
    • Elementary ideas of work
    • Magnetic effects of Current
    • Gravitation
    • Conductors and Non-conductors
    • Measurement of Temperature and Heat
    • Working of Simple Pendulum, Pulleys, Levers, Periscope, Siphon, Balloon, Pumps, Gramophone, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Lightning Conductors, Telegraphs, Telephone, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass, Safety Fuses.


    NDA Chemistry Syllabus

    • Changes in physical and chemical conditions.
    • Chemical Combination Law.
    • Air and water properties.
    • Hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide preparation and properties, oxidation, and reduction. Acids, bases, salts, etc. Carbon— various forms. Fertilizers— Artificial and Natural.
    • Material used in the preparation of substances such as Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Gun-Powder and Safety Matches.
    • Basic ideas on Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights structure, Valence.


    NDA General Science Syllabus

    • Living and non-living differences
    • Life basis — cells, protoplasms, tissues
    • Plant and animal growth and reproduction
    • Human Body’s basic knowledge and its important organs
    • Common epidemics, causes, and prevention of them
    • Food — man’s energy source
    • Food constituents, balanced diet
    • Meteors and Comets Solar System, Eclipses.
    • Eminent Scientists’ achievements


    NDA History Syllabus

    • A comprehensive survey of Indian History, focusing on culture and civilization
    • Freedom movement
    • Indian Constitution and Administration elementary study
    • India’s Five Year Plans
    • Panchayati Raj, Community Development Co-operatives
    • Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, Mahatma Gandhi’s Basic Teachings, National Integration and Welfare State
    • Modern world forces; Renaissance, Exploration, and Discovery
    • American Independence War
    • French Revolution, Russian Revolution, and the Industrial Revolution
    • Impact on society of science and technology
    • One World Concept, UN, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism, and Communism
    • India’s role in today’s world


    NDA Geography Syllabus

    • The shape and size of the Earth
    • Lattitudes, Longitudes, Time Concept
    • Date-Line International
    • Earth’s movements and effects
    • Earth’s origin
    • Rocks and their classification; mechanical and chemical weathering, earthquakes, and volcanoes
    • Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and their composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones, and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation 23 and Precipitation; Climate Types, World’s Major Natural Regions
    • India’s regional geography— climate, natural vegetation.
    • Resources for minerals and power; location and distribution of agricultural and industrial activities
    • Important seaports and major seaports, land, and air routes


    NDA Current Affairs

    • Knowledge of major events that have occurred in India over the past few years
    • Important exercises conducted between countries worldwide with special reference to India
    • Current major events in the world
    • Latest appointments
    • Important personalities around the world including those related to cultural and sports activities