About NDA

  What is NDA:

National defence academy is the training institute of young cadets to make them the brave heart officers of Indian armed forces.

 Training at NDA  :

 In this Institute future officers for all the wings – Army, Navy and Air Force are given basic military   training, physical training and academic training. Here they complete their BCS or  BA faculty. Cadets are made physically and mentally fit. They learn all  military discipline and  protocols.

NDA tough task

Fees:           The entire cost of training is born by Central government so students don`t have to pay any fees but he has to sign the bond that he will serve in Indian armed forces.


After training:   After completing 3 year training at NDA they go for one year service training as per the services they are allotted . Army cadets go to IMA  Navy cadets go to NA and Air force cadets go to AFA. Here  they complete one year training and Join Indian armed forces as officers

Location of NDA:   NDA is situated in Pune in Maharashtra near

Aacharya Academy SSB camp near Sinhagad

Khadakwasla dam. It spreads over thousands of acres land. Air force cadets in NDA are given basic flying experiences using super demona aeroplanes. In the back water of Khadakwasla dam at peacockbay, Navy students learn the basic lessons of riding over water waves. In the mountains of sahyadri. Army cadets learn to make the shields of their chest.Many officers who become legend have got the training in NDA . It includes  Wing Commander Rakesh sharma and many more . You will find the list of  all of them in Hut of Rememberance .


Now how to join such legendary academy is in the following information. 

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AAcharya Academy

About NDA entrance exam

NDA entrance exam is conducted twice a year in the month of April and September

Exact dates will be announced in the notification which comes in Nov/Dec and June/July. Every student with the dream of becoming officer in Indian armed forces gets his first chance after his 11th . He can appear for NDA entrance exam after his 11th std. exam and on clearing, all the hurdles as given below,his dream can come true.


Eligibility  criterion

 Age:  16 ½ to 19 ½ (Before joining NDA) ,  15 ½ to 18 ½ (For form filling) ( This exam is a one year process hence form filling  age is less by one year. Thus first attempt of NDA entrance exam for every student  is after his 11th standard only. )

Number of chances  :

Age criteria decides your number of chances to appear for the

NDA test. To find your number of attempts do as following

  • Consider the month and year in which you are planning to appear for the test e.g. I want to give exam in September 2017
  • Now subtract 18 years and six months from it. So September 2017 – 18 years = September 1999 September 1999 – 6 months = April 1999
  • Thus as per NDA entrance exam age criterion Students born after 1st January 1999 and before 1st January 1999 + 3 years = 1st January 2002 can appear for this test, Provided they are going to pass their 10 + 2 level exam in next year before Jun 2018
  • Now suppose the student has birth date 15 October 2000 He has appeared for 11th exam in March 2017 then his number of attempts can be calculated as

The year of passing 11th std. + 0.5 – 18.5 = x                                       e.g.   x = 2017.5 – 18.5 = 1999

Birth year – x = y                                                                                        e.g.    y = 2000 – 1999 = 1

Number of attempts = 2y – 1   if birth date is on or before 1st July

Number of attempts = 2y      if birth date is after 1st July e.g.    number of attempts = 2y = 4 as birth date is 15th Oct

  • Now if student is planning to take April 2018 attempt Hence subtracting 18 years and six months we get September 1999 . Hence as per NDA entrance exam criterion Students born after 1st July 1999 and before 1st July 1999 + 3 years = 1st July 2002 can appear for this test Provided they are going to pass their 10 + 2 level exam before November 2018


Educational qualification – Student should have cleared 10+2 level

NDA training class room lectures

For Army:     10+2 any stream ( Science , commerce , Arts )

For Air Force

&                             :  10+2 level with subjects Maths and Physics


NDA steps to be taken

Exam stages  :

1) Form filling

2) Appearing for written exam

3) Result of written exam after 90days

4) Those who qualify the written exam as per the cut-off criterion are recommended for next test SSB interview

5) Those who are recommended in SSB shall undergo medical test

6) Final merit list

7) Joining NDA as per the merit list

Every student has his first chance of NDA exam when he completes his 11th and joins 12th(September attempt) unlike other exam which are generally after 12th ; NDA written exam is after 11th only. Student has to finish his study upto 12th standard in the beginning of 12th standard only



About NDA written exam 

NDA rewarding career
NDA rewarding career

NDA written exam is objective type of exam .It is 900 marks test. It consists of two papers

1)Maths 300 marks    120 Questions     2 ½ Hrs  duration  10:00am to 12:30pm

2) GAT 600 marks     150 Questions     2 ½ Hrs  duration   2:00pm to  4:30pm

There are negative marks for every wrong answer.

Both the papers are conducted on the same day.

You can have your own choice of centre out of the given list of centres which are generally state capitals.

Papers are having considerable difficulty level. Also, unlike other competitive objective exam after 12th, which have only 30 Questions, to be solved in 2Hrs, NDA exam have 120 questions for Mathematics and 150 Questions in second paper GAT to solve in almost same time. So students have to solve one question in 1 minute time and should need  proper strategies to solve the questions.

In general, Syllabus of the exam includes all the syllabus from 8th to 12th standard and it has subjects Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, History, Geography, Polity, G.K. and current affairs. Students are requested to read the commissions notification for the detailed syllabus.

Aacharya Academy courses for NDA entrance exam

After 8th, 9th

Many times we observed that students who approaches us for guidance about NDA entrance exam are weak in foundation of Maths, English or both. Hence, we have introduced this foundation course. It helps for overall development of student. Along with Maths and English we have introduced number of other features for assuring for good results.

In this course we teach not until we finish the syllabus but till student learns the concept. It is twice a week, three hours per day. For the syllabus of foundation course , our approach and target of the course and other activities of the course please feel free to talk with us

For details please call 9423568890


After 10th every NDA course for written exam has two parallel courses     

1)NDA course with theory + objective

2)NDA course with objective


Theory course includes

i)Teaching of syllabus in detail i.e. actual concepts coaching as one does for 11th or 12th standard

It also includes coaching for developing objective techniques followed by teaching of objective techniques and ample practice or problem solving.

ii) objective course contains objective techniques, teaching and practice of problem solving. This course is for those who have learned theory required for solving the questions.


NDA course for written exam 4months(Theory+Objective)

NDA +11th + 12th written exam course(Theory+Objective)

NDA course for written exam 1month full time. 3months part time.Crash course(Objectives)

NDA+12th Crash course(Theory + Objectives)


we also have the courses for      JEE Regular batch     CET Regular batch    Combined graduate level course(all exams)

All above details are just to give the outline idea about the exam to student . Though we try to update the changes  Students are strongly advised to go through the UPSC`s notification from time to time for exact idea and to know if there are any changes in their policy . We do not take any responsibility


NDA preparation courses :- As per students education , we have three types of courses to fulfil his requirements


Target NDA batch                                            Integrated NDA Exam Preparation course       Crash course

Maximum results are given by this batch      this is the second batch which gives results

After  10th the best time to join                        5 months course Twice a year                      one month and two months

1 year or 2 year duration courses                                                                                                course  syllabus based batch

Question paper based batch

one year – full time                                                          full time                                                    one month – full time

Two year – part time                                                                                                                           two months – part time

Starts from 1st May                                                        Twice a year                                              Number of batches are there

1st Starts from   15th April                                   Before Every exam please

2nd Starts from   15th Nov                                    enquire in the office

One year course covers                                 NDA entrance exam theory and                           NDA entrance exam

objective11th and 12th Syllabus of               objective Coaching All subjects                           Coaching All subjects

subjects Maths , Phys. , Chem.

Bio ( Optional ) English grammar ,              Spoken English course

Geo in subjective Manner                                as per requirements of SSB

(i.e. as per 10 + 2board pattern )

100 % NDA entrance exam theory              SSB coaching and personality                                 SSB coaching

and objective Coaching All subjects           development

Spoken English course to meet

requirements of SSB

SSB coaching and personality development

Recommended for students appeared for    Recommended for commerce , Arts and       Recommended for students

10th Exam                                                           science students interested in learning            who have already learnt

Theory and objective for NDA exam                theory and now

interested 40 Maths modules and                                                                                                 In objective preparations only

36 English sessions to strengthen subject

foundations and for easiness of learning

the theory

We provide platform of number of excellent

Outdoor and indoor activities  which helps

in changing the stage confidence , management

skills , leadership qualities of the student .

Special batches :-   1> Special batch for the cadets of NCC    Be ahead in the competition

2> Special batch for the cadets of services prepatory institute Aurangabad  Many students                                                       remained ahead in the competition and cool and comfortable in competion in SPI e.g.  Narendra                                       Sapatnekar 87 % in 12th 47 In NDA

3> Special batch for the cadets of Sainik schools

What we cover in batch

  • Entire syllabus of NDA
  • Test series as per new question paper pattern
  • Objective Ideas as per new question paper pattern
  • personnel guidance for proper strategy of solving paper
  • Topic wise test to understand the proficiency in chapter
  • Material as per new question paper pattern
  • coaching of English grammar
  • Maths formulas kits

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Important features of these courses

Target NDA batch :- 1> Starting preparations for NDA entrance exam after 10th exam is the best time to start. Fresh and tension free minds , ready to learn new ideas , enthusiast to see new horizons can give maximum time to develop own skills .

2> Science experiments and Maths magic to maintain vacation tempo

3> 40 Maths modules and 36 English sessions with no syllabus and exam constrains to strengthen subject foundations and for easiness of learning the further theory. It grabs the hold on the subject.

4> Give up traditional mug – up technique and learn proper memory techniques

5> SSB test and written test emphasises on English and our experts make you comfortable in it

6> What personality do you desire ? Leadership ability , logical thinking , Stage confidence , management skills and whatever else you can imagine ; we have the platform and activities , participate in it with your soul and body and carve out your dream personality.

7> Assured results –  Join our one month course in May and with our overall evaluation get assurance of results that you can get at the end of the our course and join our course with confidence .

8> Test series of 20 papers with complete guidance for planning and practicing paper solving strategy

9> It includes all the features of all other courses


Integrated NDA Exam Preparation course  !> In less amount of time gives thorough idea about the exam

2> It covers theory of NDA syllabus as well as objective techniques to save problem solving time

3> Test series of 20 papers with complete guidance for planning and practicing paper solving strategy


NDA Crash course :- 1> Very short duration course

2> It is good for those who have completed their 10 + 2 level comfortably

3> It covers objective techniques to save problem solving time

4>It gives complete idea of questions and problem solving

5> Students start understanding language of the question and how to respond the question

6> Ample practice of solving the questions

7> number of practice tests

8> complete assistance for form filling , documentation and other formalities