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National Defense Academy and Naval Academy

Vacancies in NDA and Naval Academy

For Course Commencing in July 2013, the approximate number of vacancies are:

Army

195

Navy

39

Air Force

66

Naval (executive branch)

55

Total

355

  • Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of National Defence Academy.
  • Admission to the above courses will be made on the results of the written examination to be conducted by the Commission followed by intelligence and personality test by the Services Selection Board of candidates who qualify in the written examination.

IMPORTANT: How to indicate preference for services in the application form.

  • A candidate should first decide their preference for the two Academies, National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (Executive Branch).
  • If a candidate opts for National Defence Academy as his first choice, he must first indicate his preferences for different wings of National Defence Academy viz Army, Navy and Air Force followed by his preferences for Naval Academy (Executive Branch).
  • Alternatively, if a candidate opts for Naval Academy (Executive Branch) as his first choice, he must first indicate his preference for Naval Academy (Executive Branch) as his first choice, followed by his preference for different wings of National Defence Academy.
  • Thus, out of four preferences (Three NDA and one NA), the Naval Academy (Executive Branch) can be either the first preference or the last preference. It cannot be given as 2nd or 3rd preference. Even if Naval Academy (Executive Branch) is given as 2nd or 3rd preference by the candidate, it will be considered as the last preference.

● It is also advised to indicate as many preferences as one cannot be sure about his merit rank and other candidate's preferences.

● A Candidate will only be considered for services which is indicated in the application form.

● No request for addition/alteration in the preferences list already indicated in the application form will be entertained by the Commission.