The New Public School’s NDA preparation course for +1 and +2 is an excellent benefit to students who want to pursue a career in defense from India’s top-most Defense Academy, the NDA, among others. A true NDA with Schooling experience.
The course gives students the extra edge and imparts the sense of challenges that lie ahead for a career in defense. It is a preparation program and doesn’t interfere with regular studies. Highly experienced faculty at The New Public School makes the curriculum engaging and productive and enriches the knowledge, skills, and confidence of the NDA aspirants. Hostel facilities are available for interested students as well.
National Defense Academy selects the best and brightest candidates from around the country, and The New Public School aims to nurture future defense experts through its well-designed NDA-preparation course for students sitting in the +1 standard.
Designed and taught by highly experienced and dedicated staff. Regular training on the defense-patterns. Highly conductive learning environment with boarding facilities available for students who require accommodations.
We provide our students the atmosphere of defence institution with a defence academy like disciplined schedule from morning till evening.
Our NDA Achievers
The New Public School was Chandigarh’s first Public School to be formed in 1960, and since its inception, it has been a well of knowledge and experience to students from all sections of life. School life offers classes taught by some of the best teaching minds, along with extracurriculars, practical lab experience, sports events, and more every academic year.
The sprawling school campus is ideal for learning and provides plenty of space for academic and extracurricular pursuits. The focus stays on the holistic development of the child to promote individual expression. Every aspect of a student’s personality is nurtured by the highly experienced and dedicated teaching staff, using their immense knowledge and all the resources offered by School.
This NDA-preparation course focuses on developing the future defense minds for the three services The Army, The Navy, and The Air Force. So, the focus remains on the individual inside each student, developing their personality and confidence alongside teaching the course material. The well-experienced staff impart physical and mental tools to prepare them for the challenges while ensuring they enjoy and experience every crucial aspect of regular School life.
The New Public School offers boarding facilities as well to the students. Registering for the hostel is easy, and The School will not charge students opting for the hostel until the hostels remain closed. Parents can pay hostel fees once regular School sessions are resumed.
Que. What are the essential criteria for appearing in NDA examinations?
Ans. Any student belonging to the age group of 16.5 to 19.5 is eligible to sit in the NDA examinations (appearing or have appeared in +2 exams). Students can avail up to six attempts to clear the exam.
For Girls, graduation is a requirement, and they can choose from any one of the three streams (depending on their +2 Subjects).
Candidates with a married status are also not eligible for applying. Tattoos are not acceptable (except on the inside face of the forearms, non-significant). There are also physical and mental criteria that applicants must fulfill, with a few relaxations for Gorkhas and Aspirants belonging to northeastern hills of India, Garwal, Kumaon, and Lakshadweep.
Que. Are Arts/ Medical, etc., students eligible for NDA?
Ans. You are eligible for NDA regardless of your stream in +2, but since mathematics is an essential subject for clearing the test, you must be proficient up to NDA entrance standards of Mathematics.
Que. When are NDA examinations held?
Ans. The NDA exams are held biannually, once in April and once in September. For the year 2021, the NDA 1 exam was on 18th April 2021, and the NDA 2 exam will be held on %th September 2021. The SSB interviews will be held from July 2021 to September 2021 for NDA 1 and NDA 2 from January 2022 to April 2022.
Que. What is the cutoff for NDA exams?
Ans. The cutoff differs due to the dynamic change each year. It is calculated based on three factors, namely, the number of test-takers, total vacancies, and exam difficulty. For the year 2021, the final cutoff marks will release on December 2021 (for NDA1) and 22nd May (for NDA2). The projected cutoff for the year is 350-360, with the final cutoff of 704.
Que. How many students are enrolled in NDA each year?
Ans. NDA enrolls about 415 students, and there are 208 seats allotted for the Indian Army, 92 seats for the Indian Air force, and 60 seats for the Indian Navy, along with 55 seats for the Indian Naval Academy through the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme.
Que. How long is the journey to officership after clearing the NDA exams?
Ans. After the appearing student has made it into the merit list, he/ she has to undergo four years of training before he/she can become an officer. Three years are for completing the Bachelor’s course, and after that, a year of specialisation concludes the four-year journey to officership of a candidate.