Recruitment of Women in National Defence Academy

The Recruitment of female candidates in National Defence Academy commenced from the year 2022 (NDA-148 course, July 2022 induction).

Further, the year-wise recruitment is as follows:

Entry Date Vacancies Joined


July 2022 19 19
NDA- 149 January 2023 19 19
NDA-150 July 2023 19 19

Noteworthy, the National Defence Academy is the joint defence service training institute of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services i.e. the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force train together before they go on to respective service academy for further pre-commission training.

There are 57 women cadets who were recruited in National Defence Academy. The State/UT-wise details are as under:

S No State/UT No. of Candidates
i Assam 1
ii Bihar 1
iii Chhattisgarh 1
iv Delhi 3
v Gujarat 1
vi Haryana 19
vii Himachal Pradesh 2
viii Jammu and Kashmir 2
ix Karnataka 1
x Kerala 4 (1 resigned)
xi Madhya Pradesh 1
xii Maharashtra 3
xiii Punjab 3
xiv Rajasthan 3
xv Uttar Pradesh 12
  Total 57


Same facilities are provided to women recruits at par with male recruits in NDA. Facilities provided to cadets are:

· Common training.

· Common academic curriculum.

· Clothing and Equipment:

– Clothing as per gender.

– Equipment, books and stationery.