• NDA

    The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. The NDA is located at Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. It is the first tri-service academy in the world.

    NDA alumni have led and fought in every major conflict in which the Indian Armed Forces has been called to action since the academy was established. The alumni include 3 Param Vir Chakra recipients and 9 Ashoka Chakra recipients. National Defence Academy has produced 27 service Chiefs Of Staff till date. Current Chiefs Of Staff of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force are all NDA alumni. Read More

  • CDS

    The “Combined Defence Services”Examination (CDS) is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB). Read More

  • NA
  • Air Force

    The Indian Air Force (IAF; Devanāgarī: भारतीय वायु सेना, Bharatiya Vāyu Senā) is the air arm of the Indian armed forces. Its primary responsibility is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct Aerial warfare during a conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire and the prefix Royal was added in 1945 in recognition of its services during World War II. After India became independent from the United Kingdom in 1947, the Royal Indian Air Force served the Dominion of India, with the prefix being dropped when India became a republic in 1950. Since independence, the IAF has been involved in four wars with neighbouring Pakistan and one with the People’s Republic of China. Other major operations undertaken by the IAF include Operation Vijay – the annexation of Goa, Operation Meghdoot, Operation Cactus and Operation Poomalai. Apart from conflicts, the IAF has been an active participant in United Nations peacekeeping missions. Read More

    • X-Group
    • Y-Group
  • SSR
  • AA
  • Merchant Navy

    The birth of the modern Indian Merchant Navy occurred before independence from the United Kingdom, when in 1919 SS Loyalty sailed from India to Britain. Since independence the Indian maritime industry has grown, but not up to expectations. Today, India ranks 22nd in the world in terms of total DWT ranking.

    India currently supplies around 12.8% of officers and around 14.5% of ratings to the world seafaring community. This is one of the highest of any country.Read More

 

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam

Notification

Exam Date

Age Limit

Qualification

Height

Training

Twice
(Dec. & May)

Written
April & August
SSB
Sep-Nov & Jan-Apr

16.5 to 19.5 Years at the Time of Joining

10+2 in any stream for Army & 10+2 with Physics & Maths for Navy & Airforce

157.5 cm+ for Army & Navy 162.5cm+ for Airforce

3 Years at NDA

1 Year at IMA for Army

1 Year at INA for Navy

1 Year at AFA for Airforce

  • 5cm Relaxation in height is given to Garhwali, Gorkhali & North East Candidates
  • 2cm Relaxation in height is given to Resident of Lakshdweep and Andaman & Nicobar

Air Force X & Y Group

Notification

Exam Date

Age Limit

Qualification

Height

Time to Time

According to Notification

17 to 21 Years at the time of joining

10+2 in any stream with min 50% marks for Y Group & 10+2 with Physics & Maths with min 50% marks for X Group (English with min 50% in 10+2)

157.5 cm+

Indian Navy Artificer Apprentices

Notification

Exam Date

Age Limit

Qualification

Height

Time to Time

According to Notification

17 to 21 Years at the time of joining

10+2 in PCM with min 55% marks (Cutoff marks are declared by Navy)

157.5 cm+

Indian Navy SSR

Notification

Exam Date

Age Limit

Qualification

Height

Time to Time

According to Notification

17 to 21 Years at the time of joining

10+2 in PCM with min 55% marks (Cutoff marks are declared by Navy)

157.5 cm+

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