Union Public Service Commission releases notification for National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination in the month of January and July every year. 12th passed or appearing Candidates from the age group of 16 ½ to 19 ½ can apply this. A candidate must be an Unmarried male. The candidate joining National Defence Academy will undergo 4 years Educational & Military Training (3 Years at NDA & 1 Year at IMA/AFA/NA)and those joining Naval Academy will undergo 4 years B. Tech course and would be given an opportunity to join executive and technical branches of the Indian Navy subject to availability of vacancies.
The exam will constitute 2 subjects, Math’s and General Ability Test and each subject is given the time limit 2 ½ Hours, maximum marks for Math’s is 300 & General ability is 600. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers of Mathematics & Part B of General Ability Test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English. The Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination
After qualifying the written examination will be called for interview conducted by SSB (Service Selection Board) of Indian Army, Navy and by Air Force Selection Boards. These SSB boards selects candidates for commissioned officer posts in Indian Armed Forces through SSB interviews. Thus, if you want to become an officer in Indian Army, Air Force or Navy, you must crack SSB interview. SSB interview is conducted for five days to test all Officers like Qualities in candidates.