10 Students of Chandigarh Defence Academy Clear NDA Written Exam


The results of the written examination of National Defence Academy (NDA) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on April 16, 2023, were announced on May 1.  Ten students, including 2 girls from the Chandigarh Defence Academy, a private preparatory institute in Sector 36,  Chandigarh, have cleared the written test.

Over 6 lakh students across India appear for the  NDA exam out of which about 6,000 get shortlisted on the basis of the written exam, finally around 350  young boys and girls will get selected for the NDA after clearing the SSB(Service Selection Board), so the ratio of selection is 1:100.

Students of the Chandigarh Defence Academy (CDA) Gurbir, Akshdeep, Yuvneet, Rahul, Jagmeet, Sonam, Manpreet, Mannat Verma, Saurabh Sheoran, from Chandigarh Defense Academy have achieved success in the written examination conducted by UPSC on 16 April 2023.

The selected students interacted with the media and their mentors at the Academy — General HJ Singh, Brig G Singh, Col Urvinder Singh. This is what the students had to say:

Giving a few tips to the other students keen on joining the Indian Armed Forces, the successful students suggested the aspirants not to lose hope if one doesn’t get selected and try again, secondly, take help of friends, teachers, anybody who can be of help to clear your doubts.

One of the successful students said, ” The scolding of the parents also plays a very important role in motivating you, although a student may feel bad at that time but it is only for our own good, Secondly, your teachers’ expectation also pushes you to give your best’.

Guiding the young boys and girls, General HJ Singh gave them some tips on how to make the cut;

Number of papers GAT and Mathematics
Duration of test GAT: 2 ½ hours

Mathematics: 2 ½ hours

Exam time GAT: 10 am to 12.30 pm

Mathematics: 2 pm to 4.30 pm

Number of questions GAT: 150

Mathematics: 120

Language of question paper English and Hindi
Total marks Written Exam: 900 (600 for GAT and 300 for Mathematics)

SSB Interview: 900

There is a 1/3rd negative marking for wrong answers:

-0.83 for maths

-1.33 for English

-1.33 for General Ability Test


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