(Notification) UPSC : NDA & NA Exam (I) 2023

(Notification) UPSC : NDA & NA Exam (I) 2023

Post Detail :

F.No.7/2/2022.E.1 (B): An Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 16th April, 2023 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 151st Course and for the 113th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd January, 2024. 

The date of holding the examination as mentioned above is liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission. 

The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be as under :—

National Defence Academy




208  (including 10 for  female candidates)




42  (including 03  for  female candidates)



Air  Force


(i)    Flying 92  (including 02 for  female candidates)


(ii)    Ground   Duties  (Tech)  – 18

(including 02 for        female candidates)


(iii)    Ground   Duties  (Non  Tech)  – 10

(including 02 for  female candidates)

Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)




25  (for  male candidates only)

Total : 395

Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy

N.B. (i) A candidate is required to specify clearly in the Online Application Form the Services for which he wishes to be considered in the order of his preference [1 to 4]. He is also advised to indicate as many preferences as he wishes to opt so that having regard to his rank in the order of merit due consideration can be given to his preferences when making appointments. 

(ii) Candidates should note that they will be considered for appointment to those services only for which they express their preferences and for no other service(s). No request for addition/alteration in the preferences already indicated by a candidate in his application will be entertained by the Commission. Nonetheless, the Commission has also decided to extend the facility of making correction(s) in any field(s), except choice of Centre, of the application form for this examination after 7 days of the closure of the application window of this Examination. This window will remain open for 7 days from the date of opening of the same i.e. from 18.01.2023 to 24.01.2023.  

In case a candidate wants to carry out any change in his/her OTR profile during this period, then he/she should log into the OTR platform and do the needful accordingly. In other words, no change in the OTR profile can be made by visiting the window for Modification in application form. 

(iii) Admission to the above courses will be made on the results of the written examination to be conducted by the Commission followed by intelligence and personality test by the Services Selection Board of candidates who qualify in the written examination .

Education Qualification: 

(i) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy :—12th Class  pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent  examination conducted by a State Education Board or a  University.  
(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence  Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian  Naval Academy :—12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry and  Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent  conducted by a State Education Board or a University. 

Age :

  • Only unmarried male/female candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 2004 and not later than 1st July, 2007 are eligible.

Physical Standards:

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards  for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy  Examination (I), 2023 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV.  
(e) A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary  grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not  eligible to apply.  

Fees  :

Candidates (excepting SC/ST candidates/Sons of  JCOs/NCOs/ORs specified in Note 2 below who are exempted from  payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees one  hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI  by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or  by using Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.  

Pay Scale:


Pay Level (in Rs.)

Lt to Maj

Lt - Level 10 (56,100 – 1,77,500) Capt   -   Level   10   B   (61,300-1,93,900)

Maj    -    Level    11    (69,400    –2,07,200)

Lt   Col   to Maj Gen

Lt  Col  -  Level  12A  (1,21,200  –2,12,400)

Col    -    Level    13    (1,30,600-2,15,900)

Brig   -   Level   13A   (1,39,600-2,17,600)

Maj  Gen  -  Level  14  (1,44,200-2,18,200)

Lt Gen HAG Scale

Level 15 (1, 82, 200-2,24,100)

HAG+Scal e

Level 16 (2,05,400 – 2,24,400)

VCOAS/Ar my Cdr/LtGen(NFSG)

Level 17 (2,25,000/-) (fixed)


Level 18 (2,50,000/-) (fixed)

(ii)   MSP to the officer is as follows:- Military 

Service Pay(MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lt to Brig

 Rs 15,500 p.m. Fixed

(iii)     Flying Allowance: The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance at Rs 25,000/- p.m.

(iv)     Other allowance:-

Dearness Allowance

Admissible at the same rates and under the same conditions as are applicable to the civilian personnel from time to time.

Para Allce

Rs 10,500/- pm

Para Reserve Allce

Rs 2,625/- pm

Para Jump Instructor Allce

Rs 10,500/- pm

Project Allce

Rs 3,400/- pm

Special Forces Allce

Rs 25,000/- pm

Technical Allce (Tier-I)

Rs 3,000/- pm

Technical Allce (Tier-II)

Rs 4,500/- pm

(v)     Depending  upon  rank  and  area  of  posting,  officer posted to Field Areas will be eligible for the following Field Area allowances:-


Highly Active Field Area Allce

Field Area Allce

Modified Field Area Allce


Rs 16,900/- pm

Rs 10,500/- pm

Rs 6,300/- pm

High Altitude Allowance






Rs 3,400/- pm

Rs 5,300/- pm

Rs 25,000/- pm

How to Apply :

  • Candidates are required to apply online by using the website  upsconline.nic.in Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have  been given in the Appendix-II (A) Detailed instructions are available on the above  mentioned website.  
  • The Commission has introduced the facility of withdrawal of Application  for those candidates who do not want to appear for the Examination. In this regard,  Instructions are mentioned in Appendix-II (B) of this Examination Notice.  
  • Candidate should also have details of one photo ID viz. Aadhar Card/  Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID/Any other  photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. The details of this photo ID  will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application  form. The same photo ID card will also have to be uploaded with the Online  Application Form. This photo ID will be used for all future referencing and the  candidate is advised to carry this ID while appearing for examination/SSB.  

Important Date :

  • Application Begin : 21/12/2022
  • Last Date for Apply Online : 10/01/2023 Upto 06:00 PM Only
  • Pay Exam Fee Last Date : 10/01/2023

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