NDA Foundation Course

The purpose of NDA foundation course is to give an early edge to a student in comparison to those who start their preparation after class 12th. Most of the students start their preparation for NDA after clearing their 12th exams. There is very thin margin of age limit to appear for NDA exams. This gives him only 1-2 attempt for their dream job. So, its better to create a solid foundation, if anyone is willing to join NDA in their appearing attempt or desiring to avail their attempt judiciously. So, joining NDA course after class 10th always gives an advantage and edge to the NDA preparation.

NDA Foundation Course Curriculum at RDA

We here at Rajasthan Defence Academy, ensures that a candidate enrolling for NDA foundation course should get:


  • Excellence in board examination
  • Comprehensive study material
  • Interactive classes with one-to-one interaction
  • Highly qualified and experienced faculty members
  • Small batch sizes and personal attention
  • Regular practice problems and practice sheets: Students are given proper
  • Regular doubt removal sessions
  • Regular review tests and feedback
  • Emphasis on practical sessions


  • Quiz to create interest in general awareness
  • Debates to enhance the critical thinking ability
  • Motivation by Officers of Armed Forces
  • Social Work to make responsible citizens.
  • Personality Development Classes.
  • Educational Trips.
  • Drill & Parade Training.
  • Drawing, poems, and creative activities.

Games & Sports

  • Regular Physical Training
  • Cross Country
  • Volley Ball
  • Kabaddi
  • Indoor Games

NDA Written Exam Syllabus

NDA Educational Qualifications:

Army Wing: 10+ 2 appearing or passed

For Air Force and Naval Wings: 10+ 2 appearing or passed with Physics and Mathematics

Plan of the Examination:

The examination is divided into two Phases

  • Written examination and
  • SSB Interview



Maximum Marks


2½ Hours


General Ability Test

(English, GK and Science)

2½ Hours



After clearing the writing exam, the successful candidates are called for SSB Interview at the Service Selection Board. It is a five days interview procedure. 

Day Zero : Day of Reporting


Opening address

Filling up of PIQ (Personal Information Questionnaire) form

Filling in the personal particulars in forms supplied by SSB

Grouping of candidates and allotment of chest numbers

Day First: Screening Test

Officer Intelligence Rating Test (OIR)

Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT)

Day Second : Psychologial Tests and Interview

Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

Word Association Test (WAT)

Situation Reaction Test (SRT)

Self-Description Test (SDT)

Interview of some candidates by President/Deputy President

Day Third : GTO Tasks and Interview

Group Discussions (GD)

Group Planning Exercise (GPE)

Progressive Group Task (PGT)

Group Obstacle Race /Snake Race (GOR)

Half Group Task (HGT)

Interview of some candidates by President/Deputy President

Day Fourth: GTO Tasks and Interview

Individual Obstacles (IO)


Command Task (CT)

Final Group Task (FGT)

Interview of the remaining candidates

Day Fifth: Final Board Conference

The examination is divided into two Phases

(i) Written examination and

(ii) SSB Interview