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Prepare for NDA Success with Govindam Defence Academy !

Govindam Defence Academy is the biggest Defence Career Training Academy in India with a vast network coverage over the entire country. RDA has proved itself as a Top Ranked Institute with a remarkable number of selections during the last five consecutive years [since its Establishment] in competitive exams like NDA, CDS, SSB Interviews, Air force, Navy, Army, Delhi Police and Paramilitary forces.

Here, at Govindam Defence Academy, we provide the highest level of coaching to achieve candidates’ goals. We have a team of Professional Trainers who are highly experienced in this field. We look at various aspects of a candidate and train him to bring his best so he may come out with flying colours. We concentrate not only to make a candidate successful but also on laying a foundation for his individual development and career growth.

Through the NDA selection process 2023, the UPSC aims at recruiting the best personnel for various posts in the Army, Air Force, and Navy. The UPSC will be conducting the NDA 2 exam on 03 September 2023. Candidates who have applied for the upcoming exam will have to go through the two stages of the selection procedure. As per the NDA Selection Process 2023, only the candidates who pass the first round will be allowed to appear for the subsequent rounds.


The first stage of the NDA selection process is a written exam and the second stage is an Interview round. It is also followed by a detailed medical examination, which the candidates must pass. Below, you will find all details regarding the different stages in the NDA selection -

NDA Selection Procedure 2023 Overview

Pre-Selection Process

Application Submission

Stage 1

Written Exam

Stage 2

Interview with SSB

Stage 3

Medical Examination

Stage 4

Final Merit List

According to the NDA selection process, the candidates will first have to appear for a written exam. It will be a three-hour, 900-mark objective test comprising of two sections - Mathematics and General Ability. Only the candidates who secure the minimum cut-off marks will be selected for the next stage of the recruitment process.

In order to prepare for the written exam, every candidate should know NDA Exam Pattern. Given below is an outline of the first step in the NDA Selection Process 2023 -

NDA Selection Process - Written Exam










2.5 hours

General Ability Test 



Total Marks



Stage 2 of the NDA selection process involves the interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB) for all the candidates qualifying for NA and NDA posts. If you clear the written test, your interview call letter will reach you with all the details regarding the interview date, time, and venue. Further details about the phases of the SSB interview are provided as follows -

NDA Selection 2023 - SSB Interview

Phase 1

Officer Intelligence Rating Test (OIR), 

Picture, Perception, & Description Test (PP & DT).

Phase 2

Interview, GTO (Group Testing Officer) Tasks, Psychology Tests, and Conference conducted over a period of 4 days.

Besides the provided overview about the SSB Interview, here are some other factors that you should know about the selection process -

Note:- that the final recruitment under the NDA selection process will be merit-based. The performance of candidates in the written test and interview will be considered for the same.

Candidates applying for the Air Force will have to qualify for the Pilot Aptitude Test (PAT) and Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) in order to be considered for final selection.

The SSB interview process takes place over a duration of 4-5 days.


An essential component of the NDA selection process is document verification and submission. At the time of the interview, the selected candidates are required to bring their documents for verification. The details of the documents required are given as follows -

  • Proof of education - 10th or 10+2 certificate.
  • Caste certificate for applicable candidates.
  • Proof of identity.
  • Proof of address.

Candidates who are shortlisted in the SSB interview round are recommended by the authorities for a detailed medical checkup. This is an integral part of the NDA selection process, for which the selected candidates have to appear at the Military Hospital. Here are some things you should know about the NDA medical test -

As a part of the NDA selection process, a medical examination will be conducted at the Military Hospital by a Board of Service Medical Officers. The final selection of the candidate in the NDA will depend on whether they are declared fit for the medical examination. For female candidates, a detailed gynecological, obstetric, and menstrual history will be required in addition to the regular details.


In the final merit list, only those candidates are selected who have performed exceptionally well in every stage of the NDA selection process 2023. Note that the selection in the final list is heavily merit-based. Your performance in the SSB interview and the subsequent personality tests will be taken into consideration for the same. If at any point you are found unfit for the job, your merit accrued throughout the various stages of the NDA selection process 2023 will be deemed null.


After the candidates get through with the NDA selection process, they are trained at the National Defence Academy under their respective branches (Army, Navy, or Air Force). Here are some brief points about the training process at the NDA -

  • Only the candidates who make it to the final merit list are eligible for training.
  • The duration of the preliminary training is 3 years.
  • After successful completion of the NDA selection process, candidates who make it to the training will receive a stipend of INR 56,100/- per month.

The NDA selection process 2023 involves a series of tests that all shortlisted candidates are required to participate in. Find out information about the stages within the selection process below -

  • Stage 1 - Written Test.
  • Stage 2 - SSB Interview.
  • Stage 3 - Medical Examination.
  • Stage 4 - Final Merit List.

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