NEW DELHI: A total of 389 cadets, including 19 cadets from friendly foreign countries, enrolled in the 144th course of the National Defence Academy (NDA) in 2020, a top official said on Tuesday. This clarification came from Lt Gen Asit Mistry, Commandant, NDA, after a few fake social media posts quoted him saying that the intake at the premier institution had come down.
“A total of 370 Indian cadets and 19 foreign cadets, that is, total 389 cadets have joined the last course i.e. 144th NDA course,” Lt Gen Asit Mistry said.
“Unverified social media posts quoting me on poor intake in NDA are fake and malicious,” he added.
WHAT IS NDA ?
The National Defence Academy is the joint services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to respective service academy for further pre-commission training. The NDA is located in Khadakwasla, Pune, Maharashtra
UPSC NDA Eligibility Criteria 2021: UPSC NDA 2021 (1) Online Registration has begun from 30th December 2020 on upsconline.nic.in for the recruitment of 400 Vacancies in Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA). Every year UPSC conducts NDA & NA Exam twice and consists of Written Exam and SSB Interview. Written Examination will be conducted by UPSC on 18th April 2021 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 147th Course, and for the 109th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC).
|UPSC NDA Online Applications Opening Date||30th December 2020|
|UPSC NDA Online Applications Closing Date||19th January 2021 (Till 6:00 PM)|
|Withdrawal of Application Form||27th January to 2nd February 2021|
|Download of Admit Card of NDA 2021 Exam||Three Weeks Before the Exam|
|UPSC NDA & NA (1) 2021 Written Exam||18th April 2021|