NDA / CDS
The National Defense Academy (NDA) exam is conducted by the union public service commission (UPSC) in the month of April and September each year. The NDA exam is conducted for intake into the Indian Army, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force at 10+2 level.
Age16 1⁄2 - 19 1⁄2 years
The Combined Defense Services exam is held twice in a year in the months of February and November. It is conducted by the union public services commissions (UPSC) and enables the aspirants to apply for Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Naval Academy. The age limit to apply for this exam is 19-24 years
QualificationGraduate Degree (in any stream) or Equivalent (final year students can also apply for UPSC Exam