NDA Salary 2020 - Are you planning to apply for NDA 2020? Then you must be already searching for important information related to career growth of NDA officers and NDA Salary 2020. Apart from these, candidates might also be looking for answers related to the benefits that a candidate will get after being selected in the National Defence Academy (NDA). To clear all your doubts related to it, we are presenting you with this article which will help you get all your answers. So, let’s get started.
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NDA Salary 2020 & Career Growth

NDA Salary 2020

After qualifying NDA 2020, candidates go through a training period in the NDA academy. Post completing the 4 years training candidates get recruited and are entitled to a handsome salary ranging from Rs.15,600 - 39,100/- at the start which eventually grows with promotions.

NDA Salary – Post Wise Salary

In the following, table candidates can find the NDA salary structure.

NDA Rank-Wise Salary Structure and Rank Pay

NDA Rank

Rank Pay

Lieutenant to Major

Rs. 15,600 - Rs. 39,100/-

Lieutenant Colonel to Major General

Rs. 37,400 - Rs. 67,000/-

Lieutenant General HAG Scale

Rs. 67,000 - Rs. 79,000/-

HAG+ Scale

Rs. 75,500 - Rs. 80,000/-

Vice Chief of Army Staff/Army Commander/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)

Rs. 80,000/-

Chief of Army Staff

Rs. 90,000/- (fixed)

Along with the NDA salary 2020, candidates are also entitled to various allowances along with the basic pay:

  • DA & TA (Dearness Allowances/Transport allowance)

  • Uniform allowance

  • Highly Active Field Area Allowance (As per the post)

  • Compensatory Field Area (As per post)

  • Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance (As per post)

NDA Grades Pay 2020 (Rank-wise)


Grade Pay (in Rupees)


Rs. 5,400/-


Rs. 6,100/-


Rs. 6,600/-

Lieutenant Colonel

Rs. 8,000/-


Rs. 8,700/-


Rs. 8,900/-

Major General

Rs. 10,000/-

What is NDA?

NDA (National Defence Academy), as you all know is conducted by UPSC twice a year. NDA exam oversees the candidate’s selection for training into the National Defence Academy. Post completing the training, candidates will get recruited for the post of Lieutenant in Army, Sub-Lieutenant in Navy or Flying Officer in the Indian Air force.

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2020

To apply for NDA, candidates need to be between 16.5-19.5 years and must have completed their 10+2. Only male candidates can apply for NDA.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NDA Salary 2020 & Career Growth

Question: Is NDA a good career option?


Yes, it’s not just a good but a great career opportunity. Candidates A1 government gazette officer along with getting high NDA salary and various other allowances.

Question: What are the job opportunities after NDA?


After qualifying NDA a candidate can become a Lieutenant, Major, Vice Chief of Army Staff/Army Commander/ Lieutenant General according to the promotions and various other parameters.

Question: How many jobs are there in NDA?


In every recruitment, approximately 400 vacancies are released by UPSC for NDA.

Question: How difficult is NDA 2020?


The written exam of NDA is not that tough, but the SSB interview is tough and is conducted for 5 days.

Question: Which rank is given after NDA?


Lieutenant rank is given after NDA.

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Questions related to NDA

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what date fixed Jee (main) exam 2020 , NEET(UG) exam 2020 & NDA exam 2020?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 28th Mar, 2020

Pratham, at this point in time, all the entrance examinations have been postponed until further notice. While the exact dates have not been announced by the exam conducting authorities, we might have a clarity after April 15th because the lock down period would have been completed by then. Meanwhile please continue your preparation and watch out for any official press release.


Sir Diploma in eligible for NDA Exam Or not

Anantika Kushwaha 28th Mar, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

Diploma students are eligible to appear in NDA exam. You should either be final year student in Diploma or you have completed your diploma to be eligible for appearing in the NDA exam.

open intermediate is eligible for NDA exam

Nikki Nair 28th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant

Yes you can surely apply for NDA exam as you are eligible for the exam if you are in intermediate from open school and college.

The age limit for the exam is from 16.5 year to 19.5 year.

For more details you can refer the site :https://competition.careers360.com/articles/nda-eligibility-criteria



sir Kay Nda me only English mein he paper hota hai Ya Hindi me bhi

lakshita shaan 27th Mar, 2020
Hey shaurabh,
Let me know you that NDA exam is held both in Hindi and English ,you can go according to your comfortable language
I wish good luck!

If A student Selected Stream Of Commerce Without Maths,then he will able to apply

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 27th Mar, 2020


since you have studies in commerce stream of 12th course you are eligible to apply for NDA army wing, the eligibility criteria is candidates must pass or appearing in 12th exam from a recognized education board. you must also satisfy the age and physical standard criteria.

for air force and naval winds the candidates who passed 12th from science stream with physics and mathematics is eligible to apply.

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