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NDA Coaching Centre | Success Forum

Success Forum (National Defence Academy) NDA coaching Centre in Mumbai is known for introducing innovative steps in (National Defence Academy) NDA coaching to march towards the crucial services of the Indian Armed forces, to say, National Defence Academy. At this place, you can aim for one of the most dignified services of India effortlessly and be pleased as punch with this association. With unique innovative methods for rendering the best NDA coaching centre in Mumbai, we ensure you to engage in unselfish service to our country with your utmost courage.

What is NDA?

National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services Academy belonging to Indian Armed Forces that integrates all the cadets of three uniformed services namely Army, Navy and the Air Force.  All the cadets are trained together under the same roof and are segregated later on the basis of their pre-commissioned training into their rightful academics. The NDA is the first tri-service academy in the world; providing training for candidates of all the three forces (Army, Navy and Air Force).

To set foot into NDA, UPSC board conducts entrance examination at a national level twice in a year (NDA-I & NDA-II) to select qualified candidates into the Indian Army, Navy and Air Forces. NDA exam paves a way for many young aspirants who want to honour their duties in the country’s Defence system and serve India with patriotism.

By tying with the best NDA coaching Centre in Mumbai, zealous candidates can successfully penetrate into the striking platform of NDA.

NDA Coaching at Success Forum:

To triumph over the competitive NDA exam, one should opt for our best NDA coaching Centre in Mumbai, particularly us, for the following reasons.

1. We prepare our own study material for NDA coaching which is highlighted with recent updates and a series of evaluation benefiting the entrance exam.

2. We derive simple and easy ways to solve hard topics with more precision.

3. We work as a team to bring satisfaction in both students and their parents by helping them clear one of the most difficult exams in India after all our satisfaction lies in the satisfaction and success of the students.

4. We provide quality-oriented NDA coaching through retired/ working government officers at a very decent price.

5. We conduct separate sessions to solve the confusions and questions of students.

6. We often take feedback from the students for furthering the efficiency of our coaching.


Join one of the best NDA coaching centers in India to get expert guidance for your preparation from scratch.

Faculties at Success Forum NDA coaching centre:

We have a team of highly educated and experienced faculties/ government and retired employees who have a great deal of expertise in their respective field of study. Our faculties work as hard as possible to give the best NDA coaching in India. Through their efforts, our students have created an upwardly mobile success rate beyond their own imaginations.

NDA coaching fees at Success Forum:

Success Forum NDA Coaching Centre aims to provide the best NDA coaching in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai & Pune at fair and reasonable fees with promised quality. We always care for our students and deliver exceptional NDA coaching.

Reach out to our professionals today to get a clear idea about NDA coaching and its related queries.

Our Branches:

Success Forum NDA Coaching Centre has ranked No.1 in providing competitive exam coaching and has occupied the top place in providing the best NDA coaching in India. Our head office is situated at Thane, and we have opened our branches at major cities in Mumbai due to its increased demand.  

Students can choose up the NDA coaching at THANE, NERUL, BORIVALI, DADAR, KALYAN, ANDHERI or PUNE as per their preference. Also, we are planning to extend our branches in other major cities.


NDA Preparation Tips from Success Forum:

The difficulty and vacancy of the National Defence Academy (NDA) is a complex web of various misinterpretations. Students have to go through all their blood, sweat and tears to get placed in NDA. It is essential to start off the preparation as early as possible after the completion of 10th grade. Also, getting enrolled in the best NDA coaching centre would definitely help to achieve the goal within the stipulated time period.

NDA Exam Eligibility:

In order to appear for NDA examination, the applicants must meet the following NDA exam eligibility criteria set by UPSC.


  •           > The candidate having Indian citizenship or being a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan.
  •           > A Tibetan refugee who moved to India prior to January 1, 1962, with the purpose of settling in India permanently.
  •           > A Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has come from  East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam, or  Sri Lanka, Burma, Pakistan to India with the intention of becoming a permanent resident.

NOTE: All the candidates in the aforementioned categories, except Indian citizens, must produce an eligibility certificate that has been issued by the Indian Government. However, Gorkha subjects of Nepal are exempted from this rule.

Age limit, Gender & Marital Status:

  •           > For NDA-1: Only unmarried male candidates who are born between July 2, 2000, and July 1, 2003, are eligible to apply.
  •           > For NDA-II: Only unmarried male candidates who are born between January 2, 2001, and January 1, 2004, are eligible to apply.
  •           > Successful candidates are required to undertake to not get married until the completion of training.

NOTE: The commission will accept only the date of birth documented in the Matriculation/ Secondary School Examination Certificate (SSLC) or an equivalent certificate that has been approved by a recognized university on the date of application submission and no request for further change will be considered or granted.

Educational Qualification:



For Army wing of National Defence Academy

Passing Certificate of 12th standard of 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination led by either State Education Board or a University.

For Air Force or Naval wings of National Defence Academy and for 10+2 Cadet entry scheme at the Indian Naval Academy

Passing Certificate of 12th standard of 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics led by either State Education Board or a University.


  •           > Candidates appearing in 12th standard exams of 10+2 pattern or equivalent are also eligible to apply; however, failure to submit the original certificate leads to drop-out of application.
  •           > Candidates studying in 11th standard and who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of Commission in the Defence Services are considered ineligible for the exam.
  •           > Candidates who were unsuccessful in INSB / PABT in the past are ineligible for Air Force exam.

Physical Standards:

  •           > The candidates must fulfil the physical standards as per the guidelines devised by the UPSC to get admitted into National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination.
  •           > Also, a candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is ineligible to apply.

Success Forum NDA Coaching Centre also prepares the students who are pursuing their education.

First Year | Second Year | Third Year | Fourth Year | Fifth Year

They can study until they clear the NDA exam.

NDA Exam Syllabus:



Number of questions


Trigonometry, Differential Calculus, Algebra, Integral Calculus & Differential equations, Logarithms and their applications, Statistics, Probability, Vector Algebra, etc.



General Ability



Grammar and Usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and cohesion, etc.



General knowledge

Physics, Chemistry, General Science, History, Geography, Current Events (National and International)



Our teaching program has all the right amalgamation to make an ideal NDA coaching Centre. We incorporate perfection and accuracy in every facet of our NDA Coaching; bringing the aspirant’s ambition into fruition. 

NDA Exam Pattern:

The examination for admission into National Defence Academy is conducted in three stages as follows.

> STAGE-1: Written examination

> STAGE-2: Personal interview

> STAGE-3: Medical examination by Command hospital

Written Examination:

Mode and medium

of Examination

Offline mode in both Hindi and English.

Total number of sections

2 – Mathematics and General ability

Question type


Total questions

270 (120 from Mathematics and 150 from General Ability Test)

Maximum marks

900 marks (300 for Mathematics and 600 for General Ability Test)

Total duration

2 hours 30 minutes for each section.


Personal Interview:

Applicants who have hit a home run in the written examination will have to appear for the SSB interview that usually takes about 4-5 days. SSB interview includes a general intelligence test, psychological test, group activities, testing for physical and social skills, etc., with a total score of 900 marks.

Medical Examination:

Following a successful application, the candidates should undergo a medical examination in a command hospital.

We, Success Forum, have achieved a milestone by providing best NDA coaching to help many young aspirants succeed in their dream of joining the National Defence Academy. Being a trendsetter, we exist as one of the best NDA coaching Centre in India.

How to Apply for NDA exam:

The online application form has been released on the official website.

Candidate has to fill the application details carefully as no changes are permitted later.

Candidates must hold the scanned copies of all necessary documents while filling the form. The registration number must be noted down.

NDA Coaching Centre can help you in case of any difficulty downloading the admit card.

Important Dates for NDA Examination:


NDA-I (Completed)


Notification release & application form available

January  9, 2019

August 7, 2019

Deadline for application submission

February 4, 2019

September 3, 2019

Admit card release

March 29, 20-19

1-2 weeks prior to the exam

Date of examination

April 21, 2019

November 17, 2019

Result announcement

June 18, 2019

October  2019


For more details, you can connect with Success Forum NDA Coaching Centre professionals.

How to download NDA exam admit card:

    1. Go to the official website.

    2. Click on the link provided for NDA Admit card download.

    3. Enter the registration number or roll number.

    4. Select “Generate admit card link” option after successful login.

    5. Download the admit card and print it out for future purposes.

NDA Coaching Centre will help you in case of any difficulty you will face while downloading the admit card.

NDA Preparation Books:

We provide the following UPSC NDA exam books for NDA exam preparation at our NDA coaching centre without any charges.

  1. English

  2. Reasoning

  3. Mathematics

  4. History

  5. Ethics

  6. Integrity

  7. Aptitude

  8. Governance

  9. Constitution

  10. Polity

  11. Technology

  12. Bio-Diversity

  13. Environment

  14. Indian Heritage & Culture

  15. Economic Development

  16. Security & Disaster Management

  17. Geography of the world and Society

  18. Social Justice and International relations

NDA Study Material at Success Forum:

Students often ask what study materials are provided at our Success Forum NDA coaching Centre to help them in achieving their goal of succeeding in the NDA Exam.

Here is the answer

  1. Books

  2. Press Releases

  3. Updated General knowledge

  4. Updated Current Affairs

  5. Mock test, Test series (Online and Offline).

  6. Topic-wise course monitor

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria:

The following requirements must be fulfilled by candidates who wish to apply for the RBI Grade B exam.


  •    > The candidate either should have Indian citizenship or should be a subject of Bhutan/ Nepal or a Tibetan refugee who arrived in India prior to January 1, 1962, (OR)
  •    > A person of Indian origin who has moved from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zaire and Vietnam with the intent of getting a permanent settlement in India.

Age limit: Between 21 and 30 years of age. The upper age limit is relaxable for reserved categories.


Age relaxation


5 years

OBC (Non- creamy layer)

3 years

Domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989

5 years

Former bank employees whose services had to be terminated on economic grounds or consequence of bank liquidation and retrenched staff from government offices after a minimum one year of service and enrolled with the Employment Exchange at present

5 years

Ex-servicemen including commissioned officers and ECOs / SSCOs who rendered military service for at least five years as of 1 July 2018 and were released upon completion of the task other than by dismissal or discharge due to misconduct or inefficiency or due to physical disability attributable to military service upon invalidation.

5 years

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)

General – 10 years

OBC (Non- creamy layer) - 13 years

SC/ST- 15 years

ECOs / SSCOs who have finished the original assignment period of five years of military service as of July 1, 2018 and whose assignment has been expanded beyond five years and if the Ministry of Defense issues a certificate that they can apply for civil jobs and that they will be released on a three-month notice of choice from the date of receipt of the appointment offer

5 years

Candidates with prior work experience as an officer in RBI or Commercial Bank/Financial Institution in the Public Sector. For such candidates, the upper age limit should not exceed 33 years, including experience. The probationary period will not be calculated for the experience.

Period of completed years of experience up to 3 years.


Educational Qualification:

The RBI Grade B Exam 2019 academic qualifications are as follows:

Name of the post

Minimum Academic Qualifications

Grade B (DR) - General

A minimum of 60% aggregate marks for all semester/ years (50% for SC/ST/PwBD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree and in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations.

Grade B (DR)- DEPR

A) A Master's degree with at least 55% in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course / Finance or an equivalent grade of an Indian or Foreign recognized University / Institute.

B) A 5% relaxation in marks is permitted for SC / ST / PWD applicants.

C) A Doctorate Degree in Economics / experience in research or teaching in Economics or publications in standard journals would be desired.

D) Applicants holding M.Phil. and Ph.D. in the specific subjects from an Indian or Foreign recognized University / Institute will be eligible for upper age relaxation by 2 years and 4 years respectively.

Grade B (DR)- DSIM


A) A Master's Degree in Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Statistics & Informatics/ Mathematical Economics/ Econometrics from IIT-Kharagpur or Applied Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Bombay with minimum 55% aggregate marks in all semester/ years or equivalent grade.

B) Master's Degree in Mathematics with at least 55% aggregate marks or an equivalent grade in all semesters/years and a one-year postgraduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from a reputed institution.

C) M. Stat. Degree with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in all semesters/years from Indian Statistical Institute.

D) Postgraduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly provided by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with at least 55% aggregate marks in all semesters/years or equivalent grade.

NOTE: A 5% relaxation in marks is permitted for SC / ST / PWD applicants.

Candidates holding Ph.D. in the above subjects will be preferred.

Experience in research or teaching and publication in standard journals will be desired.


Maximum Number of attempts:

Candidates of General category, who have appeared six times for the Phase-I Exam, are considered ineligible. However, this restriction is not applicable to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD.

Certainly, college is the best place to start RBI Grade B preparation with all the power of youthful mind and sharpness of student’s mind. But, they need proper guidance which is provided by Success Forum RBI Grade B coaching center. YES! We provide RBI Grade B coaching to college students from first to final year.

How to Apply for RBI Grade B?

  •    > Candidates are required to apply only through their official website as there is no other mode is available. Candidates who wish to apply for both Grade B (DR) - General and Grade B (DR) DEPR / DSIM need to apply separately along with the required application charges.
  •    > Candidates should upload the scanned copy of passport size photographs, signature, left-hand thumb impression and handwritten declaration form as per the specifications.
  •    > Debit / Credit Cards, Cash Cards / Mobile Wallets or Internet Banking must be used to deposit the application fee.
  •    > Provisional registration number and password must be noted down. 

Success Forum RBI Grade B Coaching Centre can assist you in case of any difficulty applying for RBI Grade B exam.

RBI Grade B Syllabus:

Below is the tabulation of the syllabus for RBI Grade B Phase-I exam.



English Language

Grammar, Vocabulary, Error Spotting, Comprehension, Passage Making, Jumble Words, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Framing, Miscellaneous, Cloze test, etc.

General Knowledge

Current News (World & India), History and Geography Concepts, Political Science, Banking and financial awareness, RBI Terms, Emoluments, and Other Benefits, Acts and Laws related to Bank (RBI), Economic affairs, economic terms.

Reasoning Ability

Syllogism, Machine Input-Output, Data Sufficiency, Arrangement and Pattern, Blood Relations, Direction and Distance, Circular Arrangement, Linear Arrangement, Inequality, Coding-Decoding, Floor Puzzle, Scheduling, Verbal Reasoning, Ordering, and Ranking,

Quantitative Aptitude

Ratio and Proportion, Average Time and Work, Speed, Distance and Time, Mixture and Allegations, Stocks and Shares, Percentage, Permutation and Combination, Algebra, Trigonometry, Data Interpretation, Mensuration, Probability, Set Theory.


Here is the tabulation of the syllabus for RBI Grade B Phase-II exam.



Economic and Social issues

Economic Reforms in India, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Industrial and Labour Policy, Role of Economic Planning, Privatization.  Globalization, Export-Import Policy, Opening up of the Indian Economy, International Economic Institutions, Balance of Payments, WTO, IMF and World Bank, Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India, Demographic Trends, Urbanization and Migration, Multiculturalism, Gender Issues, Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favor of the underprivileged, Indian Political System, Social Movements, Social Sectors in India, Health and Education, Human Development, Growth, and Development. Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income, Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India, Sustainable Development, and Environmental issues

English (writing skills)

This paper is designed in such a way as to evaluate the writing abilities including expression and topic understanding.

Finance and management

Financial System, Risk Management, Basics of Derivatives, Financial Markets, Development in Financial Sector, Motivation, Morale and Incentives, Union Budget, Inflation,  Human Resource Development, Management, Role of Manager, Communication, Corporate Governance.


NOTE: Refer here for the detailed exam syllabus for Grade B (DR) DEPR / DSIM

It is very easy to get overwhelmed seeing such a gigantic syllabus and the time duration. Time flees when one start to prepare themselves. However, our RBI Grade B coaching center promises to provide the best RBI Grade B coaching despite such a syllabus within the specified time. We are exceptional in offering the finest RBI Grade B exam coaching in Mumbai | Navi Mumbai | Pune.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern:

The exam pattern of RBI Grade B (DR) - General differs from that of Grade B (DR) DEPR / DSIM.

To get successfully employed in RBI as a Grade B officer, the candidate has to go through three phases namely Phase-I, Phase-II, and Phase-III (round of interview).

Both Phase-I and Phase-II examinations take place through online mode. The medium of language would be English and Hindi; except the English language paper.

RBI Grade B Phase-I Pattern:

This exam is to screen the candidates for Phase-II exam. So, the scores from Phase-1 exam will not be included in the final score.



Question type




General knowledge


Objective type questions (MCQs)




A composite duration of one hour

English language



Reasoning ability



Quantitative aptitude






120 minutes


RBI Grade B Mains Pattern


Nature of Paper

Total Marks

Total Duration

Paper - I: Economic and Social issues



90 minutes

Paper-II: English (writing skills)



90 minutes

Paper - III: Finance and management



90 minutes




4 hours 30 minutes


Interview round:

For the interview round, candidates will be selected based on the aggregate of marks acquired in Phase II (Paper I + Paper-II + Paper-III). The board will decide on the minimum aggregate cut-off marks to be selected for an interview; with respect to the vacancies available. The interview round carries 50 marks totally. Candidates can choose either in Hindi or English as a medium of language. The final selection will be made through the merit list which combines the scores of Phase-II examination and interview.

NOTE: Refer here for the detailed exam pattern for Grade B (DR) DEPR / DSIM.

Our RBI Grade B coaching center guides the students in all the three phases of RBI Grade B selection with the help of present and former employees of the banking sector in a stimulating environment.

RBI Grade B 2019 Important days:



Release of official notification

September 20, 2019

Online registration (including editing the application & fees payment)

September 21, 2019 – October 11, 2019

Exam date for Phase-I

November 9, 2019

Exam date for Phase-II (General)

December 1, 2019

Exam date for Phase-II (DEPR & DSIM)

December 2, 2019

Date of interview

Will be announced shortly

Final result declaration

Will be announced shortly


For more information, you can contact our RBI Grade B Coaching Centre professionals.

How to download RBI Grade B admit card?

To download the admit card, candidates need to login to the official website with their registration number/roll number and password.

Candidates should thoroughly check the Admit card for any errors and, if any, instantly take them to the Board's notice.

Besides the admit card, candidates must also show a valid ID proof issued by either the Indian government or State government.

Success Forum RBI Grade B Coaching Centre can assist you in case of any difficulty while downloading the Admit card for RBI Grade B exam.

RBI Grade B Books:

For your better reference, we have described the RBI grade B preparation books in the below tabular column, which we provide at our RBI Grade B Coaching Centre.


Topics Covered


General Awareness, English, Mathematics (Quantitative aptitude), Reasoning


English (Writing skills), Economic and Social Issues, Finance and Management/ Economics/ Statistics


RBI Grade B Study Material:

Ever since its inception, Success Forum Grade B Coaching Centre has been showing outstanding results in many competitive exams. This is made possible by our research-based study material and interactive classroom sessions delivered by our first-rate faculties. Know more about the study material provided at our RBI Grade B Coaching Centre.

  •    1. Topic-wise course monitor.
  •    2. General knowledge & current affairs (updated)
  •    3. Online as well as offline test series/ mock test.
  •    4. Update Press Release