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Selection Process - Officers' Rank

Selection Process - Officers' Rank
S.No Group Eligibility Advertisement Schedule Exam Schedule 1st Step 2nd Step 3rd Step 4th Step 5th Step
Age Qualification
1 NDA 16.5 to 19.5 Yrs 12th Class of 10+2 equivalent for Army and with Physics and Maths for Air Force & Navy Dec/June
(Twice in a year)
Written Exam
Pattern :-
1st Paper - Maths(300)
2nd Paper - General Ability (600)
Total - 900 marks
3 hrs per paper
SSB Interview
(5 Day process)
PST/PFT Medical Test Final Merit
2 CDS 19 to 24 Yrs fo IMA/ AFA/ NA and 19 to 25 Yrs for SSC (OTA) For Army Graduation from Recognised University, BE/ Btec for Navy and degree from recognised university with Physics and Maths at 10+2 level or bachelor of Engineering Notified by UPSC under the aegis of CDSE in Jul and Nov Feb/ Nov Written Exam under UPSC (Paper I - English (100), Paper II - GK (100) and Paper II - Maths (100) for IMA/ AFA/ NA and No maths paper for SSC (OTA) candidates. SSB Interview
(5 Day process)
PST/ PFT Medical Test Final Merit
3 AFCAT 19 to 24 Yrs Graduation passed  in any stream with 60% & 12th passed with 60% marks each in  Physics & Maths for Flying Branch, Engineering degree passed with 60 % for Ground Duty Tech Branch and Graduate Degree  in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks in Ground Duty Non Tech Branches. Advertisement Schedule: Advertisements for AFCAT are released by the IAF in the months of June and December. Written Exam in Jul/ Aug & Jan/Feb Paper 1: Maths, GK, English & Reasoning (100) for other than Tech Entries and Paper 2: Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) (75) for Tech Entries. SSB Interview
(5 Day process)
PST/PFT Medical Test Final Merit
4 AC (CPF) 19 to 25 Yrs Graduation degree from a recognized University/Institution or equivalent, ,possession of NCC B or C certificate, or outstanding achievements in sports or athletics will be an added qualification Notification issued by Staff Selection Commission  Exam held twice a year Written Test Paper 1: Gen Ability & Intelligence (250) and Paper 2: Gen Studies, Essay & Comprehension (200) PST/ PFT  For Males:               100 M race in 16 Sec, 1.6 Km in 6.5 mins, Long Jump 3.65 M in  3 chances, High Jump 1.2 M in 3 chances, Shot Put 16 lbs 4.5 M in 3 chances                               For Females: 100 M in 18 Sec, 800 M in 4 mins, Long Jump 2.7 M (9 ft) in 3 chances, High Jump .9 M (3 ft) in 3 chances. Interview/ Personality Test Medical Test Final Merit

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Dhwajj Defence Academy

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Following documents are required for the admission.
  • Copy of Education Qualification Certificates.
  • Copy of Caste Certificate - if applicable
  • Copy of Domicile Certificate
  • Copy of Aadhaar card as ID proof
  • 02 Latest Colored Photographs

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  1. Fee will be paid maximum in two instalments. Atleast 70% fee to be paid at the time of admission and balance 30% within 1 to 2 months from start of the course.
  2. Fee once paid will not be refunded or adjusted under any circumstance.
  3. Filling in of exam application forms and their submission to the exam conducting authority will be the responsibility of student himself.
  4. Student will be responsible for his physical, medical and educational eligibility for a particular course before taking admission. No fee in full or part will be refunded once the student has taken admission in the academy.
  5. Change in address and contact No if any to be notified to the office immediately on occurrence.
  6. Student enrolled with DDA will provide his entrance examination roll number to office immediately on receipt of his admit card from the exam conducting authority.
  7. DDA reserves its right to make any alteration in its program/fees without any prior notice to anybody.
  8. Students will follow all rules, regulations and instructions of the institute and will stay within its discipline parameters.
  9. Student found involved in any indiscipline or misconduct will be expelled from the academy without any notice or refund of fee.
  10. DDA guides, coaches and trains the students for defence forces’ entries but does not promise or guarantee the jobs.


Date: 03-12-2023