Best NDA Foundation Course after 10th in Dehradun

Glimpses of NDA Foundation Course after 10th in Dehradun at Indian Defence Academy

NDA Foundation is a course created to nurture students and help them develop into leaders of the defence forces of the nation right after they pass 10th class. Young minds are mentored under the guidance of highly experienced faculty and retired defence officers. This NDA Foundation Course is a part of Indian Defence Academy's NDA School Integrated Programme or the NDA Coaching with Schooling, and is designed specifically for training young NDA aspirants in the most effective way during their school life. The NDA Foundation Course programme gives students ample amount of time to prepare for their NDA exam and develop all the necessary skills to lead Indian Defence Services in the future. Indian Defence Academy boasts of a 7 acre campus providing students all facilities -- living, schooling, NDA Coaching, sports, physical training, SSB training.

Our CBSE affiliated school, which is one of the best in Dehradun, prepares students for school and board exams for excellent results. Our faculties who nurture the young minds include Group Captain AK. Chatterjee (retd.), Group Captain Sangeet Kathait (retd.), Lt. Col. HDS Bisht (retd.), Captain Puran thapa (retd.)

NDA Foundation Course covers the school as well as NDA syllabus. The students are trained in an atmosphere of healthy competition among peers which helps them bring out the best in themselves. NDA Foundation Course teachers work round the clock to cover up all the syllabus well in advance and also clear all doubts and questions.

How Indian Defence Academy provides the Best NDA Foundation Course in Dehradun, India.

NDA Foundation Course after 10th is a specialised two year programme which pairs NDA Coaching with Schooling in India for students of class 1th and 12th. Students are taught all the subjects for their school and board exams and in parallel students are mentored for the NDA exam by a highly experienced and specialised faculty. All the teachers at Indian Defence Academy have many years of experience in preparing students for NDA Coaching after 10th, NDA after 11th, and NDA after the 12th.

Our specialised NDA Foundation Course Coaching in Dehradun, India programme, also focuses on students overall Personality Development classes & communication skills. The students enrolled in NDA Foundation Course at IDA get the best of resources and infrastructure facilities to prepare for board exams and NDA exam under experienced faculty. At IDA, for NDA Foundation Course after 10th students of both 11th and 12th can enroll for 2 and 1 years respectively.

Glimpses of NDA Foundation Course after 10th at Indian Defence Academy, Dehradun

Our Defence Faculty

Vinay Joshi

  • General Studies Faculty
  • M.A. Political Science
  • 8+ years of teaching experience

With a unique teaching style and many years of experience in the field, Vinay joshi Sir has been the prime choice of many candidates with an aspiration of success in defence examinations. With a strong fundamental understanding of General Studies, Vinay Sir has helped many students get through various exams in life. He has been remarkable in offering students the most unique approach to target higher ranks in the examination.

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Shakti Dhar

  • Maths Faculty
  • BTech in Computer Science from IET Lucknow
  • 10+ years of teaching experience

Mr Shakti Dhar is one of the best math teachers/converted. In the words of his students, he is the god of mathematics. His methods are very impressive and exciting. But most importantly, his teachings are fascinating, and the way he motivates the students in class is excellent.

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Ankita Badoni

  • English Vocabulary and Personality Development Expert
  • MSc. Chemistry
  • 5+ years of experience

She has been mentoring thousands of students across reputed Institutions and Academies in Uttarakhand. She is a pioneer educator with a charismatic personality and owns complete wizardry of Competitive English language. She is friendly and fierce at the same time & ensures there are wonderful results even from the backbenchers. With her matter of fact approach and reality based examples, nothing in Grammar will ever be a challenge for you.

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Jitin Tyagi

  • Maths Faculty (CDS, OTA, AFCAT)
  • BTech Mechanical Engineering
  • 8+ years of teaching experience

One of the finest teacher of mathematics who teaches from very basic level to advance level is undoubtedly Mr Jitin Tyagi. Once you experience his explanations, it's difficult to forget them. He is one teacher who hardly boasts about himself with the amount of knowledge he possesses. His concepts will make any topic crystal clear.

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Shubham Kathait

  • English Faculty
  • M.A. English
  • 4+ years of teaching experience

The English subject needs best command of the grammar and vocabulary. Mr. Shubham Kathait is very experienced. His way of explaining is very simple. He gives proper knowledge of every topic such as idioms, phrases, one word substitution, synonyms, etc. He is one of the best English teachers/converted, who guides the students from basic to advance English preparation with his simple ways and easy examples. He has definitely a unique way of explaining grammar related stuffs.

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Shubham Rawat

  • Reasoning and Aptitude Faculty
  • MSc. Chemistry, BEd.
  • 5+ years of teaching experience

Mr. Shubham Rawat has a way of teaching that is very different and attractive. The learning process in his lectures is quite enticing. He will help you strengthen your knowledge of the reasoning and logics no matter at what level you stand presently.

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Our Academics Faculty

Priyanka Pradhan

  • Principal and English Faculty
  • M.A., BEd.
  • 15+ years of teaching experience

She is a well-known Language & Communication Coach in Dehradun who devotes her energy to ascend students to fluent English Speakers through her experience. Her pedagogy focuses on Transfer of Knowledge, Sharing of Best Practices and ensuring hands on learning for the young minds to match the employability Skills as per their Dream Careers in Uniform & Beyond.

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Anurag Bhatt

  • Chemistry Faculty
  • MSc. Chemistry, BEd.
  • 7+ years of teaching experience

Mr. Anurag Bhatt can make anyone fall in love with chemistry. He explains the complex concepts so easily that anyone can understand and the notes he gives can be considered as the Bible for chemistry. By just reading his notes you can solve any question very easily. His teaching skills and the quality of well researched notes have helped numerous students do wonders in academic as well as competitive exams.

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Amit Pandey

  • Physics Faculty
  • MSc. Physics
  • 6+ years of teaching experience

Studying physics with Mr. Amit Pandey is fun. He has his own unique style of teaching. He actually tries to relate physics with day-to-day common life examples which eventually creates a stronger impact on students' brain. This specially helps students to relate and recall things while giving an exam.

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Sarita Negi

  • Maths Faculty
  • MSc. Maths, BEd.
  • 6+ years of teaching experience

Sarita Mam will not only teach you how to solve questions but will make you think logically and that will make you solve the questions conceptually. She is the finest math instructor. Her passion to helping her students is unparalleled. The way she teaches her subject is unbeatable.

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Our SSB Mentors

Group Captain A.K. Chatterjee (Retd.)

  • Group Captain of the IAF (Retd.)
  • Ex. Senior GTO in Varanasi Airforce Selection Board
  • Ex. Senior GTO in Dehradun Airforce Selection Board

Group captain Alok Kumar Chatterjee (Retd.) was commissioned to the Indian Air Force in 1983, in the operations branch. After a tenure of 14 years in operations branch, he was posted to two of the selection boards of Air force, at Dehradun and Varanasi. He successfully completed his training at DIPR New Delhi to undertake the responsibility to select potential officers for Defence forces. He is a category "A" GTO of IAF. During his stint in operations branch, he was a part of IPKF in 1989, and was positioned in Vavuniya, in Srilanka. He had been Cat "B" ATC officer since 1986. He also participated in Kargil war. During his service career, he successfully carried over the task allotted as Senior ATC officer, Chief GCA controller, Senior GTO,Security Officer, Chief Administrative officer, and had been awarded commendation and appreciation, on various occasions by his superior.

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Group Captain Sangeeta Kathait Retired (Retd.)

  • Group Captain of the IAF (Retd.)
  • Ex. Psychologist, Air Force Selection Board, Dehradun

Group Captain Sangeeta Kathait, a combatant member of the elite Indian AirForce, was commissioned in the year 1998. She has served the elite forces for 21 years and was commended by the Chief of Air staff on two different occasions. She has been in the thick of actions during various operations while the nation faced adversities, across the border. She had been posted to the Air force selection board, as a psychologist, after successful completion of the taxing and arduous course, and had done a great justice in the process of selecting potential candidates, to train them later at various defence academies, to be a proud and deserving commissioned officer.

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Lt. Col. HDS Singh Bisht (Retd.)

  • Lt. Col. of the Indian Army (Retd.)
  • GTO Training from Defence Institute of Psychological Research

Lt Col H.D.S Singh Bisht is an Indian Army Veteran with 31 years of illustrious career in the Indian Army and in Corporate. An Alumni of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun , XLRI, Jamshedpur and a Trained GTO. Lt Col H.D.S Bisht did his Bachelor of Technology (Electronics and Communication Engineering) at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, PG Diploma in Business Administration (HR) from Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, PG Certification in Business Management (Operations) from XLRI Jamshedpur and Management course on Advanced Work Study for Defense Officers at Institute of Technology Management, DRDO, (Uttarakhand).

Lt Col Bisht trained as a GTO from Defence Institute of Psychological Research and has assessed more than a thousand of candidates. Presently he has been training the Defence Aspirants and Mentoring them for a career in the Armed Forces. Apart from this, he has served in various prestigious Appointments in Indian Army and Senior Positions in Corporate.

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Dr. R.N. Semwal

  • Physics Faculty
  • MSc. Physics
  • 20+ years of teaching experience

Dr R.N. Semwal is one of the best physics teachers/converted in India. His sense of humour and concept building techniques are outstanding. He is the most famous physics teacher in Dehradun, having coached innumerable students crack IIT, AIEEE, NDA, NEET entrance exams for the past 20+ years. His hold of the subject is astonishing. He has guided many institutes in his long career and IDA is very fortunate to have him as mentor for the benefit of all students.

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Mr. Prakash Shahi

  • Economics Faculty
  • MSc. Economics
  • 20+ years of teaching experience

Mr. Prakash Shahi has vast experience teaching economics to students of different boards. He is an expert of the subject. He is currently serving as the chief of ICSE board. Mr Prakash Shahi has a vast expertise in the domain of NDA coaching and has been the backbone of success for many candidates who have achieving triumph in the examination. Through his experiences, he knows the best suited strategies that students need to follow to make every single of their efforts most productive and prevents time wastage on unnecessary things.

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Course Highlights

Duration - 1 to 2 years depending on the class student is enrolled in.
Thorough preparation of NDA and academics
SSB Coaching under the guidance of Group Captain A.K. Chatterjee (Retd.), Group Captain Sangeeta Kathait (Retd.), Lt. Col. HDS Bisht (Retd.)
Overall Personality Grooming by sports, physical training and personality development session.

Course Structure

Academic Classes
NDA Coaching
SSB Coaching
Physical Training
NDA Study Material
Mock Tests
Personality Development Sessions

Facilities for Students in Campus

A well-designed Campus of around 7 acres.
Beautiful campus on the outskirts of the city so that students have no distractions.
Spacious smart classrooms
Science and Computer Labs
Sports and other extracurricular activities throughout the year
Boarding and Mess facilities for students
Transport facilities

Fees Structure

Rs. 3 Lakhs per year (including GST)
Fee can be paid in 4 installments

Admission Procedure

Fill the Registration available on our site.
Our counsellor will give you a call for discussion.
After the discussion, You can finish the Registration on our website by paying Rs. 5000 using the payment link. Registration fee is non-refundable.
Our counsellor will give you a call for further formalities and registration procedure.

Special Discount

Above 90% in class 10th - 10%
Above 95% in class 10th - 20%

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NDA Exam Info


  • For Army Wing of National Defence Academy :—12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy :—12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board or a University. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

Scheme of Examination

  • The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:—
    Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks
    Mathematics 01 2.5 Hours 300
    General Ability Test 02 2.5 Hours 600
    Total 5 Hours 900
    SSB Test/Interview 900
  • In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
  • Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
  • The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination.
  • The candidates are not permitted to use calculator or Mathematical or logarithmic table for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

NDA Exam Syllabus

Paper 1

    Concept of set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation. Representation of real numbers on a line. Complex numbers—basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa. Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations with real coefficients. Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its applications. Logarithms and their applications.
    Types of matrices, operations on matrices. Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, Applications-Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by Matrix Method.
    Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.
    Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula. Equation of a line in various forms. Angle between two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.
    Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Evaluation of definite integrals—determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves—applications. Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of a differential equations, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types—examples. Application in problems of growth and decay.
    Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of a vector, scalar product or dot product of two vectors. Vector product or cross product of two vectors. Applications—work done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems.
    Statistics : Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution—examples. Graphical representation—Histogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon— examples. Measures of Central tendency—Mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation—determination and comparison. Correlation and regression. Probability : Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events. Complementary, elementary and composite events. Definition of probability—classical and statistical—examples. Elementary theorems on probability—simple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes’ theorem—simple problems. Random variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.

Paper 2

General Ability Test
  • Part 'A' - English
    The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like : Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.
  • Part ‘B’—GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Maximum Marks—400)
    The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects : Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events. - The syllabus given below is designed to indicate the scope of these subjects included in this paper. The topics mentioned are not to be regarded as exhaustive and questions on topics of similar nature not specifically mentioned in the syllabus may also be asked. Candidate’s answers are expected to show their knowledge and intelligent understanding of the subject.
  • Section ‘A’ (Physics)
    Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer. Motion of objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Power and Energy. Effects of Heat, Measurement of Temperature and Heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat. Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments. Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflection and refraction. Spherical mirrors and Lenses, Human Eye. Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet. Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Non conductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays. General Principles in the working of the following: Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses.
  • Section ‘B’ (Chemistry)
    Physical and Chemical changes. Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems). Properties of Air and Water. Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbondioxide, Oxidation and Reduction. Acids, bases and salts. Carbon—different forms. Fertilizers—Natural and Artificial. Material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and GunPowder. Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.
    Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Evaluation of definite integrals—determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves—applications. Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of a differential equations, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types—examples. Application in problems of growth and decay.
  • Section ‘C’ (General Science)
    Difference between the living and non-living. Basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues. Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals. Elementary knowledge of Human Body and its important organs. Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention. Food—Source of Energy for man. Constituents of food, Balanced Diet. The Solar System—Meteors and Comets, Eclipses. Achievements of Eminent Scientists.
  • Section ‘D’ (History, Freedom Movement etc.)
    A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation. Freedom Movement in India. Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration. Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India. Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives and Community Development. Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence. French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution. Impact of Science and Technology on Society. Concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism and Communism. Role of India in the present world.
  • Section ‘E’ (Geography)
    The Earth, its shape and size. Lattitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time. International Date Line. Movements of Earth and their effects. Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification; Weathering—Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate, Major Natural regions of the World. Regional Geography of India—Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and Industrial activities. Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports of India.
  • Section ‘F’ (Current Events)
    Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years. Current important world events. Prominent personalities—both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.
NOTE : Out of maximum marks assigned to part ‘B’ of this paper, questions on Sections ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ will carry approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20% and 10% weightages respectively. Intelligence and Personality Test The SSB procedure consists of two stage Selection process - stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are : (a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception * Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT. (b) Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist. There are no separate weightage for each test. The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the test. In addition, marks for Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and decision of the Board. All these have equal weightage. The various tests of IO, GTO and Psych are designed to bring out the presence/absence of Officer Like Qualities and their trainability in a candidate. Accordingly candidates are Recommended or Not Recommended at the SSB.

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