The National Defence Academy is the joint services academy of Indian armed Forces, in which the candidate for the three major services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force are trained altogether. Admissions to the NDA are done by written exam held by the UPSC which is then followed by extensive personality tests/ interviews based on candidate’s general aptitude, psychological testing, team-building skills along with physical and social skills and medical tests. New sessions are meant to be held twice annually. Cadets who want to go to Air force have to go through a Pilot Aptitude Battery Test. On successful completion of the program cadets are sent to their respective training academies for one year of training before granting of commission: aspirants for army go to IMA Dehradun, Naval aspirants to INA Ezhimala, Kerala and Air Force cadets are then sent to Dundigal, Hyderabad.