Viraat Defence Academy
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NDA
NDA is not just about men who have achieved greatness in peace or war but is about the indomitable spirit of all those who have been enriched by its ethos and who in turn have left behind a part of their souls to make it the wonderful, vibrant and much admired entity that it is today. It is to impart combined training to Officer Cadets of Army, Navy and Air Force. NDA provides the highest standards of focused training in the professional, intellectual, physical, and leadership spheres as well as moral and ethical grooming to cadets. In doing so, it makes use of innovative concepts, technologies, corporate and modern practices with a view to providing the Armed Forces, competent potential leaders with high standards of integrity, capable of leading troops to victory.
All the cadets joining the NDA after their 10+2 Examination, are trained in the Academy for three years culminating into graduation in B.A/B.Sc. or B. Sc. (Computer Science) degree of Jawaharlal Nehru University. Apart from academic training they are also trained in outdoor skills, like Drill, PT and games. The emphasis in NDA is on character building, esprit-de-corps, mental and physical robustness, leadership and a sense of keen observation. NDA has an excellent infrastructure for all-round training of cadets and vast array of facilities like spacious and well maintained classrooms, well equipped labs, two Olympic size swimming pools, a Gymnasium, 32 football grounds, polo grounds, a cricket stadium and a number of squash and tennis courts. The academic year is divided into two terms, viz. Spring Term (January to May) and Autumn Term (July to December). Here a cadet has to undergo training for six terms before he passes out from NDA.
SELECTION PROCEDURE
  • Candidates who have cleared 10+2 and those who are still pursuing can also apply.
  • Those who had taken Physics & Mathematics in Class 12th can apply for navy and air force.
  • Candidates appearing for the exam must be bachelors .They must be between16 1/2 to 19 years on January 1st or July 1st of the year subsequent to the year of the exam.
  • Non-permanent citizens of India are not allowed to apply.
  • Nationalities of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan refugee can apply only if they have migrated to India with a purpose to become permanent citizens of India prior to January 1st month year???
  • In case candidate‚Äôs origin is from India but actually migrated from either neighbouring countries of India or East African nations like Uganda and Kenya can also apply provided they are planning to permanently settle in India.
  • Gorkha category of Nepal need not submit any proof.
PHYSICAL STANDARDS
  • Any candidate whose height is not within 157.5 cms to 162.5 cms cannot apply for Air Force wing.
  • Candidates whose chest is less than 81 cms cannot apply.
  • Candidates should have proper eye-sight.
  • They should not be overweight or under weight.