NDA Pre Foundation Course for Class 9th and 10th

Dehradun Defence Academy’s NDA Foundation Course integrates the school curriculum with NDA preparation. Tailored for students after 10th to 12th, it covers all core subjects and prepares them for NDA exams and SSB interviews. Enroll now in the NDA Foundation Course!

This course prepares students for the National Defence Academy (NDA) exams and the Services Selection Board (SSB) interviews. It integrates regular school studies with focused NDA exam preparation, making it suitable for students of 11th to 12th grade. We ensures that students are well-prepared for the NDA exams and SSB interviews, laying a strong foundation for a NDA Exam preparation.

Course Structure

NDA Written Exam Prep

Join NDA Foundation Course and start preparation with top faculties for success in NDA exam, covering Physics, Chemistry, Maths, English, and comprehensive test strategies.

SSB Training Under Ex GTOs

Benefit from SSB training by experienced ex-GTOs, physical training by ACE-certified trainers, and access to both indoor and outdoor sports facilities.

Physical Training

Experience rigorous physical training under certified trainers in our NDA Foundation Course, ensuring optimal fitness. You get to train with the best.

Study Material & Mock Test

We provide expert-crafted study materials and mock tests, designed to give you a real exam experience and ensure mastery for the written exam.

NDA Foundation Daily Schedule

‘Dehradun Defence Academy‘ has unique and proficient team to target and develop each of the above mentioned skills and qualities. If you are considering joining armed forces as officers then consider joining ‘Dehradun Defence Academy’ just after passing class 10th, we will make sure that you have memorable 2 years.

On Weekdays

  • Lights on at 5:30 followed by physical training
  • 4 lectures of school curriculum ( P, C, M and E)
  • 3 lectures of NDA ( MATHS, ENGLISH and GK)
  • 1.5 hours for sports in the evening .
  • Self study in library
  • 11:15 lights off


  • SSB classes
  • Personality development classes
  • Spoken English classes
  • Weekly tournaments of chess and table tennis.
  • Lights off at 11:15

Foundation Course Highlights

  1. School Integrated Program: The NDA Foundation Course uniquely blends regular school education with specialized training for the NDA exam. This integration allows students to prepare for their board exams and the NDA exams simultaneously, ensuring a balanced focus on both academic and military career paths.

  2. Expert Coaching: Students receive guidance from experienced professionals, including retired military officers (ex GTOs) and alumni of reputed national collages. This expert coaching is crucial in providing insights into the NDA exams and SSB interviews, offering students a practical understanding of what to expect and how to prepare.

  3. Physical Fitness and Sports Training: The course emphasizes physical fitness, a key requirement for the defence exam preparation. Training in sports like boxing, football, and basketball, along with structured physical training sessions, helps students meet the physical standards of the NDA.

  4. Communication Skills Development: With lectures from TOEFL certified trainers, the program focuses on enhancing students’ communication skills. This is particularly important for the SSB interviews, where effective communication can be a deciding factor.

  5. Comprehensive Study Materials and Support: The academy provides e-learming platform with well-structured study materials, regular tests, and doubt clearing sessions. This comprehensive academic support ensures students are well-prepared for both their school exams and the NDA exams, with resources like mock tests and handwritten notes for revision.

  • AGE: UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (UPSC) issues a notice for NDA examination twice a year, the candidates must be between the age of 16.5 to 19.5 years to be eligible for the NDA exam.

    – Educational qualification for NDA ( ARMY WING ) : 12th pass from any recognised board
    – Educational qualification for NDA ( NAVY & AIRFORCE ) : 12TH pass from any recognised board with P,CM i.e physics , chemistry and maths. Students appearing in class 12th are also eligible to apply for NDA.


    As per the official notification of upsc the minimum acceptable height for ARMY is 157 cms and for airforce the minimum acceptable height is 162.5 cms. However there are various concessions that are given to candidates if they belong to a specific region.
    – Candidates from Garhwal and Kumaon get a relaxation of 5 cms.
    – Candidates from Lakshadweep get a concession of 2.5 cms .

  • Visual standards for NDA :

    NDA – Vision Standard For ARMY
    Distance Vision (Corrected) Better Eye 6/6; Worse Eye 6/9
    Colour vision CP-III (Defective Safe).
    Myopia should not be more than -2.5D
    Hypermetropia should not be more than +3.5D 

  • NDA -Vision Standards for Air Force
    Candidates who wear spectacle Not eligible for Air Force
    Minimum distant vision 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other
    correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia
    Colour vision CPI Hypermetropia: +2.0 D Sph Manifest Myopia: Nil Retinoscopic Myopia
    : 0.5 in any Meridian permitted Astigmatism : + 0.75 D Cyl (within + 2.0 D.Max)
  • NDA – Vision standard for Navy
    Uncorrected without glass -6/6, 6/9
    Corrected with glass – 6/6, 6/6
    Limits of Myopia – –0.75
    Limits of Hypermetropia – +1.5
    Binocular vision – III
    Limits of colour perception – I
  • Physical Conditioning
    The aspiring candidates are advised to be in the good physical condition by following the routine mentioned below.
    1. Running 2.4 km in 15 minutes
    2. Skipping
    3. Pushups and sit ups (minimum 20 each)
    4. Chin ups (minimum 08)
    5. Rope climbing 3-4 metres
    • The registration form for NDA foundation course or ‘SIP’ is available online on our website.
    • If you face any problem while filling the form or locating the form feel free to call our counsellors at 9557320811 or 7060588935.
    • The registration fees is 5000 rupees which is to be paid online.
    • The registration fees is non refundable.
    • After registration for NDA Foundation Course/SIP, an ‘Online test’ will be conducted. If a candidate pass the online test he/she will get a call for interview.
    • The interview will be conducted through video call by our interview panel.
    • If the candidate passes the interview round then he/she will be given admission after submission of the first installment.

    **Only registration does not guarantee admission.