Career - NDA

The valiant boys could be part of the Indian Air Force family by applying for NDA (National Defence Academy)

Candidates, short-listed for Indian Air Force after the initial selection procedure, go through a rigorous three-year training regimen at the National Defence Academy at Khadakwasla, followed by specialised training at one of the AF Training Establishments. On successful completion, they are Commissioned as Permanent Commission Officers and posted as officers at any of the Air Force Stations.

You can join NDA by taking the exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam is conducted twice a year in all major cities throughout India.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Age - 16 ½ to 19 ½ years (at the time of commencement of course)
  • Nationality - Indian
  • Gender - Men and Women
  • Educational Qualifications - 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Students appearing in final year are also eligible to apply.
  • Advertisement Schedule - Visit www.upsc.gov.in
  • Branches
    • The entry through NDA is open for Flying branch, Ground duty (tech) and Ground duty(non tech). All cadets of Flying branch and Ground duty (tech) would be offered B Tech in NDA and cadets of Ground duty (Non-tech) would be offered B Sc degree.
  • For queries regarding AFCAT application, admit card and AFCAT centre, contact - AFCAT Cell
  • Tele: 020-25503 105 / 7666210542
    Tele: 020-25503 106 / 7666211863
  • Tele Timings: Monday to Friday.
    9:30 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 5:00 pm
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