Only male and female candidates aged between 16-and-a-half and 19 years are eligible. Students must clear the NDA Exam held by UPSC.
The National Defence Academy is a public engineering institution in Khadakwasla, Pune, India. It is a tri-service academy for the Indian Armed Forces and is the first of its kind in Asia.
It offers undergraduate programs for army, navy and air force cadets. The academy also conducts short term courses on military subjects for civilians.