NDA Full Form: National Democratic Alliance or National Defence Academy, Check NDA full form here

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Fri, 13 May 2022 05:31 PM IST

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The full form of NDA is National Defence Academy (“राष्ट्रीय रक्षा अकादमी”). Get to know all the details about NDA here at Safalta.com.

 

People are often curious about the full form of NDA. NDA stands for National Democratic Alliance and National Defence Academy as well. National Democratic Alliance is a coalition of political parties while National Defence Academy is a tri-service military academy. Both of these hold immense importance in our country. Knowing the full form of NDA can be beneficial to you as it adds to your general awareness. Read this article to know all about the full form of NDA and other details related to it. If you are preparing for competitive exams you can download our General Knowledge Free Ebook Download Now.
 

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National Defence Academy

The 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.
 

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

upsc.gov.in

NDA Eligibility Criteria

Age limit - 16.5 to 19.5 years

Educational Qualification - 10+2 passed

Application mode

Online

Application fee

Rs 100 (UR/ OBC)

Stages of exam

Written test (offline)

SSB interview

Exam mode

Offline

Number of papers

Paper 1 - Maths

Paper 2 - GAT

 


Eligibility Criteria for NDA

The eligibility for the NDA Exam is as follows:
 
NDA  Exam      Details 
Age Limit  The minimum age limit is that candidates should be 15.7 years/ 16 years of age during the commencement of the course and the maximum age limit is that candidates should be 18.7 years/19 years of age during the commencement of the course
Educational Qualification 
  1. For Army, wing candidates should have studied up to 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
  2. For other forces, candidates should have studied up to 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University. 
 
The detailed eligibility for NDA Can be read here- NDA Eligibility.
 

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

Academies

  • 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
 

NDA Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for NDA Exam is crux is as follows:
Parameters NDA

Number of papers

Two

Name of the subjects

General Ability Test (GAT) and Mathematics
GAT includes 
1- Sciences 
2- History 
3- Polity 
4-Current affairs 
5- English

Exam duration

2 ½ hours for each paper.

Number of questions

GAT: 150

Mathematics: 120

Total marks

Written Exam: 900

SSB Interview: 900

 

NDA Promotional Avenues

The details related to the career prospects after joining NDA are as follows:

Promotional Avenues

 Rank Min.Time of  Commissioned Service for Promotion
         NDA Officer

Lieutenant

On Commission

Captain

02 Years

Major

06 years

Lieutenant Colonel

13 years

Colonel(Selection)

15 years

Colonel (Time Scale)

26 years

Brigadier

On Selection

Major General

On Selection

Lieutenant General

On Selection

General

On Selection

 
Also Read: NDA Syllabus

NDA Salary

Rank                              NDA Officer Pay (in Rupees) Salary  in
Rank Pay Grade Pay  Rupees
Lieutenant 15,600-39,100 5,400 56,100-1,77,500
Captain 15,600-39,100 6,100 6,13,00-1,93,900
Major 15,600-39,100 6,600 6,94,00-2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel 37,400-67,000 8,000 1,21,200-2,12400
Colonel 37,400-67,000 8,700 1,30,600-2, 15,900
Brigadier 37,400-67,000 8,900 1,39,600-2,17,600
Major General 37,400-67,000 10,000 1,44,200-2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale 67,000-79,000   - 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
HAG+Scale 75,500-80,000 - 2,05,400-2,24,400
 Lieutenant General (NFSG) 80,000 - 2,25,0
 

National Democratic Alliance 

The Present Government Leb by the BJP or Bhartiya Janta Party is allowance of like-minded parties known as NDA or National Democratic Alliance. The NDA traces its inception to 1998 from when the coalition form of Government became a norm in Indian Political System.  The parties that form NDA are listed below:
  • BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party)
  • Lok Janshakti Party
  • Lok Janshakti Party
  • Telugu Desam Party
  • Shiv Sena
  • Naga People’s Front
  • All India NR Congress
  • National People’s Party
  • Rashtriya Lok Samata Party
  • Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Swabhimani Paksha
  • Pattali Makkal Katchi
  • Apna Dal
  • Haryana Janhit Congress
  • MDMK
  • DMDK
  • KMDK
  • IJK
  • Jana Sena
  • Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
  • Revolutionary Socialist Party
  • RPI (Athawale)
  • Manipur People’s Party
  • Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
  • Kerala Congress
  • United Democratic Front
 

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What is the Full Form Of NDA?

NDA Stands for National Defence Academy.

When was NDA Established?

National Defence Academy was established in 1954.

Who conducts NDA Examination?

NDA Exam is conducted by the Union Public Services Commisssion.

Who can apply for NDA?

Candidates after class 12th and within the age bracket of 16 to 19 can apply for the post.

What is the other full form of NDA?

The other full form of NDA is National Democratic Alliance. National Democratic Alliance is a coalition of different political parties which was created in 1998. This coalition came to power for the first time between 1998 and 2004. Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first PM (prime minister) of this coalition. The NDA is headed by the Bhartiya Janta Party as it is the largest party of the coalition. The various party that form the NDA are as follows:

  • BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party)
  • Lok Janshakti Party
  • Lok Janshakti Party
  • Telugu Desam Party
  • Shiv Sena
  • Naga People’s Front
  • All India NR Congress
  • National People’s Party
  • Rashtriya Lok Samata Party
  • Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Swabhimani Paksha
  • Pattali Makkal Katchi
  • Apna Dal
  • Haryana Janhit Congress
  • MDMK
  • DMDK
  • KMDK
  • IJK
  • Jana Sena
  • Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
  • Revolutionary Socialist Party
  • RPI (Athawale)
  • Manipur People’s Party
  • Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
  • Kerala Congress
  • United Democratic Front

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