The NDA and NA examination is held twice every year by the UPSC. The selection procedure for both NDA and Naval Academy is as follows:
The qualifying age for the NDA and NA is between 16.5 years to 19.5 years on the first day of the months of January and July.
- Candidates who have passed or appearing in 10+2 are eligible for NDA and NA.
- For NDA and NA all Airforce and Navy candidates must have Physics and Maths in 10+2.
Total number of seats for NDA and NA is 390. Further breakdown of seats is as follows:
- NDA Army – 208
- NDA Airforce – 72
- NDA Navy – 55
- NAVAL ACADEMY – 55