- Posted by Abhipsa Sahu
NDA or NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY, of course, is considered to be a very respectable job. NDA as a career offers a very bright future for students who have completed their schooling or graduation. In comparison to other jobs like Engineering, Medical, C.A or lectureship fields.
NDA needs people who are dedicated to the nation without bothering about self. Hence, for this, you need to be passionate enough towards the post. So, if you are passionate enough to join the defence academy wish to contribute to the Nation as a responsible human being of the Nation, then yes NDA is the right choice for you. NDA is the academy of INDIAN ARMED FORCES. NDA gives training to cadets who want to go for INDIAN ARMY, INDIAN NAVEL FORCE and INDIAN AIR FORCE before they join their respective service academies.
What's included in the Training At NDA:
Cadets who are selected for the posts are first well trained before they are ready to join the respective armed forces. Training period consists of three years. The Cadets are divided into different Battalions. The NDA course is for three years and is split into six semesters. In these three years of intensive training, cadets are prepared to be strong physically, mentally and also through activities like the drill, horse riding, swimming etc. This course in education covers all subjects like science, Technology, Arts and Military Subjects. When the course ends the candidate is awarded a bachelors degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Also, the stipend offered to the candidate after getting selected in the interviews for NDA is of Rs.15,600/- as pay in pay band plus grade pay of Rs 5,400/- which becomes a total of 21,000/-
Talking about Job Security:
All of us need a job which has high security and gives us assurance for our bright future. Hence, the Defence Academy undoubtedly gives us big assurance about job security. In NDA jobs, you will get many facilities which will allow enjoying the advantages of increments in salary, or with a fixed salary. Also, you get facilities for yourself as well as for your families.
NDA gives very good salary package starting from the training itself. NDA doesn't only provides good salary it gives so much of other facilities that you will hardly require to spend anywhere like for travelling in railways or for your children's studies or medical facilities for yourself as well as your family members. Also, the advantages of numerous other allowances from time to time.
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There will be numerous facilities available for the Cadets like free medical facilities, for your children free school facilities, loan facilities which include for home, car etc free air ticket etc. Also, you get the chance to enjoy the benefits related to sports where you will have access to swimming pools, tennis courts, golf club and squash courts etc.
Opportunity for Foreign Tasks:
NDA gives you have numerous opportunities to go to a foreign country and also provide a relaxed place for your work. Also, if you are a master’s degree, officer’s get the opportunity of getting a degree from reputed Colleges of Defence.
By now you must have got the knowledge about the bright future after getting into NDA let us inform you how to get into NDA.
The candidates are recruited to respective forces-INDIAN ARMY, INDIAN NAVEL FORCE and INDIAN AIR FORCE through entrance test of NDA which is held twice a year. i.e. NDA-I and NDA-II. NDA exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Candidates who are shortlisted from the written exam are then asked to attend for various interviews and tests which includes various physical, psychological and group tasks. The candidates applying for the Air Force will have to appear for an extra test named aptitude battery test.
How to know if you are Eligible?
For Written Test Exam:
Age: Applicants should be in between 16.5 to 19 years of age.
- For Army Wing: A candidate who wants to join the Army Wing should have passed the 10+2 exam in any stream.
- For Navy: A candidate should have passed 10+2 exam in science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as their basic subjects.
- For Air Force: A candidate should have passed 10+2 exam in science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as their basic subjects.
- Army wings: 157.5 cms
- Navy Wings: 157 cms
- Air Force: 162.5 cms
- Chest of the candidate should be well developed and should not be less than 81 cms.
The NDA written test consists of two papers. The paper I is of Mathematics and Paper II is of General Ability Test.
Paper I: Mathematics
Mathematics paper consists of questions from the following topics: Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability.
Paper II: Divided Into Two Parts:
Part A: English: This covers topics like Grammar usage, Use of sentences, comprehension etc.
Part B: General Knowledge: This covers the basic science subjects: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, History.
The other questions are from Geography and Current Affairs and Events.
Hence, choosing NDA as a career would never make you feel guilty about your decision. Rather it is going to make you feel proud for opting such a career for yourself. So, if you are eligible enough for the services you should never leave the opportunity.