Girls NDA Topper 2022: Meet Shanan Dhaka Entrance topper of NDA’s 1st women’s batch!

safalta expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:50 AM IST


Find about about the Girls NDA Topper here with Safalta. Meet Shanan Dhaka Entrance topper of NDA’s 1st women’s batch!

On  June 14 th the result of the First-Ever NDA Exam for Women was declared by the Union Public Services Commission. 10 women cadets will son join the Army, 6 air force and 3 Navy. Being a part of the foremost batch of women candidates in NDA is a matter of pride and respect. Hence the accomplishment of these 19 Girls is exemplary and path-breaking]on its own. Shanan Dhaka, 19 from Haryana has achieved Rank One amongst the Girl's candidates. We take this opportunity to congratulate all the Girls candidates who have made it through to NDA and equally laudable are those Girls who appeared and reached various stages of the Examination. Lets us find out more about the Girls NDA Topper Shanan Dhaka. If you are preparing for NDA/NA (II) 2022 Exam and are looking for expert guidance, then join our NDA Batch.


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Who Is Girls NDA Topper

As per government figures, of the 5,75,856 applicants for the entrance exam, 1,77,654 were women. The Army on its part had notified 19 seats for Girls Cadets. Shana Dahaka and the other 18 Girls will soon be heading to National Defence Academy as the first amongst many more to come in the future. Shanan Dhaka is a resident of Haryana. She will be the third in her family to adorn the olive greens with her grandfather, Chanderbhan Dhaka, who was a Subedar, and my father, Vijay Kumar Dhaka, who retired as a Naib Subedar from the Army Service Corps( N0w Retired). 

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She has studied from Army Public Schools at Roorkee, Jaipur and Chandimandir (Panchkula), had enrolled for an undergraduate course at Lady Shri Ram College for Women in Delhi last year. 

For Her preparation for NDA, she relied on 5 hours of studies on a daily basis and the previous year's questions were the bedrock for her Solid Foundation. It is worthwhile to note that in the overall merit list she has attained the 10 ranks for the upcoming NDA batch. 

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What Is NDA Exam 

he full form of NDA is National Defence Academy. NDA is located in Khadakwasla, Maharashtra, near Pune. NDA or National Defence Academy was established in 1954. Its aim is to train young Gentlemen Cadets to become tomorrow's military officers and bring about synergy in all three branches of armed forces by providing joint training to young ones.  The candidates after class 12 can join NDA after clearing an exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The NDA Exam is conducted twice a year. NDA is the first tri-service academy in the world. Supreme Court has permitted Girls candidates to join the NDA through the competitive examination. Now NDA will also train Lady Cadets from this June onwards. Let us have a look at all the details related to the NDA Examination.

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National Defence Academy: Overview

Exam name

NDA and NA

NDA Full Form

National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination

Exam Conducting Authority

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Official website

NDA Eligibility Criteria

Age limit - 16.5 to 19.5 years

Educational Qualification - 10+2 passed

Application mode


Application fee

Rs 100 (UR/ OBC)

Stages of exam

Written test (offline)

SSB interview

Exam mode


Number of papers

Paper 1 - Maths

Paper 2 - GAT

To know about NDA/NA preparation tips and tricks click here: NDA Preparation Tips and More.

NDA Training 

The details related to the taring in NDA are as follows:
Parameter NDA Training 

Duration of training

Four to Four and half years- 
Initial three years Training is done at  National Defence Academy

Army cadets-one at IMA

Naval cadets-one Year at Naval Academy

For Air Force cadets-  One and a half years at AFA Hyderabad


  • National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune
  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
  • Indian Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

Degrees awarded

  • Army Cadets: BSc/BSc (Computer)/BA /BTech degree
  • Naval Cadets: BTech degree
  • Air Force Cadets: BTech degree
Nature of Commission  Permanent


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