NDA Vacancy

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the NDA I 2023 Notification consisting of 395 vacancies on the 21st of December 2022.

The post-wise vacancy is rolled out for various defence forces which are the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Air Force.

This article will give details about the vacancy for NDA Exam

Candidates preparing for the other Defence Exams can find the following like useful

Vacancies for NDA 2023

The UPSC recently announced vacancies in its notification for the NDA I Test 2023. Separate vacancies are released for various services, and for males and females. For the NDA(I) 2023 Recruitment, 395 positions have been made available.  Except for the Naval Academy, these positions include female applicants. The information regarding the vacancies by branch is provided below for candidates.

Academy National Defence Academy Naval Academy ( 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)
Army Navy Air Force
Vacancy 208 42 Flying Ground duties
  • Tech- 18
  • Non Tech- 10
25 (Only Male Candidates)
Total Vacancies 395

Key Points About NDA Vacancies:

  • Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of National Defence Academy andIndian Naval Academy.
  • 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 preference
  • They also advised to indicate as many preferences as he wishes to opt so that having regard to the rank in the order of merit due consideration can be given to his preferences when making appointments.
  • 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
  • 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

The female vacancy at the NDA, one of the most esteemed military colleges in the world, offers women a chance to enlist in the Indian Armed Forces and start a lucrative career. Female candidates can benefit from vacancies in a number of ways. Many advantages include:

  • The NDA offers women a rare chance to demonstrate their bravery, leadership and patriotism and have a substantial impact on the nation’s defence.
  • Women now have an equal opportunity to contribute to national defence and serve as military leaders thanks to the availability of female positions in the NDA.
  • Women who apply for the female position at the NDA will be given access to competitive pay and perks as well as chances for professional development.
  • The NDA provides women with a welcoming and accepting environment where they can develop and flourish alongside their male peers.
  • The Indian Military Forces are fostering gender equality and diversity in the workplace by granting a female post in the NDA.

Vacancies for NDA 2022

Details of NDA Vacancy are given in the table below:

Course Vacancy
148th National Defence Academy (Indian Army) 208 (including 10 for female candidates)
148th National Defence Academy (Indian Navy) 42 (including 3 for female candidates)
148th National Defence Academy (Indian Air Force) 120 (28 for Ground duty)

  • Flying – 92 (including 2 for female candidates)
  • GD Tech – 18 (including 2 for female candidates)
  • GD Non-tech – 10 (including 2 for female candidates)
110th Indian Naval Academy Course 30 (for male candidates only)
Total 400

Past Five Years Vacancy of NDA

In order to gain a sense of the vacancies for the upcoming exam, candidates may look at the vacancies for the previous five years.

2022 400 400
2021 400 400
2020 418 413
2019 415 415
2018 415 383
2017 390 390

Frequently Asked Questions on about NDA Vacancy


Who can apply for NDA Vacancies?

NDA vacancies are released for unmarried male candidates in different branches of National Defence Academy and National Academy cadet entry for which candidates who have completed 12th and are between 16.5-19 years of age can apply for the NDA exam.


What is the objective of NDA?

NDA is a joint training service academy of armed forces of India where all three forces army, navy, and air force got their candidates, who thereafter join respective their fields as a higher rank officer.

Find more links related to the NDA and other Defence Exams in the links given below:

Related Links
NDA Final Result NDA Salary
NDA eligibility criteria NDA admit card
UPSC CAPF Eligibility CAPF preparation
CAPF recruitment AFCAT Exam Dates


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