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About NDA 2024
The Commission will release the UPSC NDA 1 notification 2024 online on December 20, 2023 on the official website. UPSC will also release the NDA 1 application form 2024 along with the official notification at upsc.gov.in. Before filing the UPSC NDA 1 exam application form, Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria carefully. The UPSC NDA 1 exam 2024 will be held on April 21, 2024.
The commission will also activate the UPSC NDA application form correction window for a certain period. As per the NDA eligibility criteria, all 12th-passed candidates between 16.5 to 19.5 years could apply for the NDA exam 2024. General category applicants needed to pay the application fee of Rs. 100/-. However, SC/ST and other reserved category candidates are exempted from paying the NDA application fee.
What is the NDA exam?
The NDA exam is conducted twice every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in April and September. The NDA recruitment exam 2024 is conducted to induct eligible and qualified applicants as officers in the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. All class 12th passed from a recognised board between the age group of 16.5 to 19.5 years. Those who have given the standard 12th exam and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear for the NDA exam 2024.
The NDA recruitment process as has two stages - a written exam and SSB interview. The NDA written exam has two papers one of elementary mathematics and the other of general aptitude test (GAT). Both the NDA 2024 papers are conducted in offline mode.
Candidates clearing the written exam will be eligible to appear for the Service Selection Board (SSB) interview which is 5-day process in which applicants are tested on various parameters to confirm their final candidature before the induction. On clearing the NDA 2024 recruitment process applicants then have to undergo intensive training for the defence service they are selected for before they are deputed to their respective services.
What is the full form of NDA?
The full form of the NDA exam is the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination. However, it is commonly known and referred to as the NDA exam or UPSC NDA exam. The objective of the NDA exam is to recruit eligible and qualified candidates as officers of the defence safety and security of the country.
Candidates preparing for the NDA exam can check the NDA question papers for their effective preparations. The NDA selection process comprises a written exam followed by an SSB interview and a medical examination. UPSC NDA written exam comprises two papers - Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). The duration of each test is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The maximum mark allotted to the written exam is 900. Candidates who clear the written exam will be called for an SSB interview.
|Year||National Defence Academy (NDA)||Indian Naval Academy (NA) (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)||Total|
|NDA I 2023||370||25||395|
|NDA II 2023||--||--||--|
|NDA I 2022||370||30||400|
|NDA II 2021||370||30||400|
|NDA II 2021||370||43||413|
|NDA I 2020||370||48||418|
|NDA II 2019||370||45||415|
|NDA I 2019||342||50||392|
|NDA II 2018||339||44||383|
|NDA I 2018||360||55||415|
|NDA II 2017||335||55||390|
|NDA I 2017||335||55||390|
UPSC Contact Details
If candidates face any problem with any aspect of the UPSC IAS exam, they can get in touch with the Union Public Service Commission at the following address, phone number and email.
UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069
Facilitation Counter : 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
NDA 2024 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination|
|Short Exam Name||NDA|
|Conducting Body||Union Public Service Commission|
|Frequency of Conduct||2 times a year|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||100 Rs [Online] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||5 Hours|
NDA 2024 Important Dates
NDA (Session Apr 2024)
Upcoming Dates and Events
20 Dec, 2023
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20 Dec, 2023 - 09 Jan, 2024
Application | Mode: Online
21 Apr, 2024
Exam | Mode: Offline
NDA (Session Sep 2024)
Upcoming Dates and Events
15 May, 2024
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15 May, 2024 - 04 Jun, 2024
Application | Mode: Online
01 Sep, 2024
Exam | Mode: Offline
The Union Public Service Commission prescribes the NDA eligibility criteria 2024 in the official notification. Candidates should check the NDA eligibility before filling the NDA examination form. NDA exam 2024 eligibility criteria comprise various factors like Nationality, age limit, educational qualification, marital status, and others. Candidates can check more details about NDA eligibility from the table given below.
NDA Eligibility Criteria 2024
1. A Citizen of India
2. A subject of Nepal
3. A subject of Bhutan
4. A Tibetan refugee who moved to India, before January 1, 1962, with the intention of settling here permanently
5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from the below-specified countries, with the intention of permanently settling in India.
16.5 to 19.5 years for all categories, i.e. there is no age relaxation in the NDA exam
|For Indian Army - Passed Class 12 from State Education Board or a University |
For Air Force and Naval - Passed 12th class with Physics and Mathematics from State Education Board or a University
Male and Female
For Army, Navy, and Naval Academy - 157 cm (minimum)
For Air Force - 162.5 cm (minimum)
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
The Union Public Services Commission will release the NDA 1 application form 2024 on December 20, 2023. The UPSC NDA 1 exam 2024 application form will be released in online mode on the official website. Candidates have to fill the UPSC NDA application form 2024 in online mode only. Candidates have to complete the One Time Registration and then proceed to apply for the UPSC NDA exam 2024. NDA 2024 application Part 1: There are five pages to complete the NDA 2024 Part 1 registration.
- The first page includes basic details like category, father's name, mother’s name, date of birth, and others.
- The second page - Claiming age Relaxation
- The third page - Choosing "Engineering Branch" and Centre for Engineering Services (Main/Stage II) Examination
- Fourth page - Editing and making any changes in the furnished details
- Fifth page - Generation of 'Registration ID'.
After completing part registration, candidates have to complete part 2 of the NDA application process. In NDA registration part 2 candidates need to pay the application fee, they have to choose the preferred exam centre and upload the signature, photograph and document proof as per the specifications.
Details and Documents Required To Fill NDA Application Form 2024
- Scanned image of the photograph and signature
- Aadhar Card
- Visa/Master/Rupay debit or credit card/UPI payment or by using internet banking of any bank.
- Valid email ID
- Active mobile number
- Scanned file of document id proof
Steps To Fill NDA Application Form 2024
Open the UPSC official website - upsc.gov.in.
Click on the ‘Apply Online link’ available on the web page.
Online One-Time Registration (OTR)- If the applicants are not completed the One Time Registration, They have to complete it by providing some basic details such as personal and contact details.
Login by using valid login credentials Email ID and OTP/Password or Mobile number and OTP/Password or OTR ID and OTP/Password.
Candidates have to fill out the UPSC NDA 2024 application form in two parts which include filling in other details, fee payment, uploading of scanned documents, signature, photo identity card document, selection of preferred exam centre and agreeing to the declaration.
Check all the details furnished in the UPSC NDA 2 application form 2024 thoroughly and edit the details if needed.
Once submitted, Applicants will not able to make changes in their UPSC NDA 2024 application form.
After submission, a registration number will be generated. Candidates have to download it as a pdf file and take a printout for future reference.
NDA Application Form 2024: Withdrawal Process
Visit the official UPSC website - upsc.gov.in
Now click on the What's New section for NDA exam application form
Click on the button which states, " Withdrawal of Application: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2024 application form.
Read the withdrawal instructions and click on the "yes" button
Enter the NDA 2024 registration id and press the continue tab
Fill the following information
Date of birth
Name of the candidate
Choose the NDA form withdrawal option and press Agree button.
When Agree button is pressed, the NDA application form 2024 will be withdrawn.
|General, OBC||Offline, Online||Male||₹ 100|
NDA Paper 1 Syllabus
|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|
Matrices and determinants
|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|
|Trigonometric identities sum and difference formula|
|Multiple and sub-multiple angles|
|Inverse trigonometric functions|
|Applications-height and distance, properties of triangles|
Analytical geometry of two and three dimensions
|Rectangular Cartesian coordinate system|
|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|
|Equation of a plane and a line in various forms|
|Angle between two lines and angle between two planes|
|Equation of a sphere|
|Concept of a real valued function-domain, range, and graph of a function|
|Composite functions, one to one, onto, and inverse functions|
|Notion of limit, standard limits-examples|
|Continuity of functions-examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions|
|Derivative of function at a point, geometrical, and physical interpretation of a derivative-applications|
|Derivatives of sum, product, and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function|
|Second order derivatives|
|Increasing and decreasing functions|
|Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima|
Integral calculus and differential equations
|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 and probability
|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|
|Statistics: 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|
|Probability: 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|
|Probability: Examples of random experiments giving rise to binominal distribution|
NDA Paper 2 Syllabus
Grammar and usage
Comprehension and cohesion
|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|
|General principles in the working of the following: Lightening conductors, safety fuses|
|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 carbon dioxide, oxidation and reduction|
|Acids, bases, and salts|
|Fertilizers-natural and artificial|
|Material used in the preparation of substances like soap, glass, ink, paper, cement, paints, safety matches and gun-powder|
|Elementary ideas about the structure of atom, atomic equivalent, and molecular weights, valency|
|Difference between the living and non-living|
|Basis of life-cells, protoplasm's, 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|
History, freedom movements
|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, cooperatives, 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|
|The earth, its shape, and size|
|Latitudes 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|
|Knowledge of important events that have happened in India in recent years|
|Current important world events|
|Prominent personalities-both Indian and international including those connected with cultural activities, and sports|
Preparation is the key to success for any competitive exam. Thus, one must plan and strategies their preparation to crack NDA 2024 exam. The foremost thing that candidates are concerned about during the NDA exam 2024 preparation is what to study, what study material to refer to, etc.
Before proceeding with the NDA preparation tips 2024, applicants must get acquainted with the NDA 2024 exam syllabus and the exam pattern. Some tips and tricks that candidates can follow to prepare for the NDA exam 2024 are as follows.
1. Know the exam pattern and syllabus - Candidates must know exactly what they need to study and what will be the pattern. This will help candidates know the number of papers they have to appear for, marking scheme etc.
2. A study from the best books - They must choose NDA books which cover all the NDA syllabus of the exam.
3. Prepare and maintain a study schedule - By preparing and maintaining a study plan, applicants will be able to pay an equal time and attention to both the papers, their topics and sub-topics, provided they have allotted sufficient time slot for studying each topic.
4. Solve previous years question papers and mock tests - Candidates can refer to the previous years question papers of NDA to boost their confidence and enhance their problem-solving skills. Along with studying for the exam and solving the previous year's question papers, candidates must also take mock test regularly to experience the exam like environment where there will be a time constrains.
The NDA 2024 exam pattern contains the stages of NDA exam, different sections, mode of exam, duration of exam, marking scheme, etc. Applicants must go through the exam pattern of NDA 2024 before they start off with their NDA preparations. As per NDA exam pattern, the test is conducted in the offline mode. The test has two papers - paper I (Mathematics) and paper II [General Ability Test (GAT)]. The time allotted for each paper is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
In Mathematics, there will be a total of 120 questions while in GAT, there will be a total of 150 questions. The written exam of NDA (Maths and GAT) will be conducted for a total of 900 marks. Candidates qualifying in the written exam will have to appear for the SSB interview round. The SSB Interview will be conducted for a total of 900 marks and will be conducted in a five days process.
NDA exam pattern 2024
NDA Written exam
Offline (Pen and Paper)
Offline (Group activities and Face to face interview
5 hours (2 hours 30 minutes for each section)
Maths - 120 questions
GAT - 150 questions
UPSC will release the NDA 1 admit card 2024 in online mode on its official website only. Candidates can download the NDA 1 admit card by using either their NDA exam registration number or roll number and date of birth. The NDA 2024 admit card contains important details like the candidate’s name, the address of the allotted exam centre, date, time of the exam, roll number, category, photograph, signature etc. Applicants must carry the NDA hall ticket 2024 to exam centres on the day of the exam along with a valid original photo ID proof like an Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Driving License, PAN Card, or Passport.
How to download NDA 2 admit card 2024?
To download the admit card of NDA 2024, candidates must follow the steps mentioned below:
1st Step: Visit the official website of UPSC.
2nd Step: Click on ‘e-admit cards section.
3rd Step: Select the e-admit card link for NDA admit card 2024.
4th Step: Read the instructions carefully and tick the yes checkbox.
5th Step: Enter registration number (RID)/roll number of NDA, date of birth, and captcha code.
6th Step : Click on download.
7th Step: The screen will then display your admit card of NDA.
Details mentioned on NDA 2024 admit card
The table below contains the details printed on the hall ticket.
NDA admit card details
|Candidates details||Exam details|
Name of candidate
Date of birth
Exam centre and city
Photograph and signature
Photo ID as entered in the application form of NDA
What to do in case of discrepancy in the NDA admit card 2024?
Candidates must ensure that all the details mentioned on the UPSC admit card are correct. In case of a discrepancy in the NDA 2024 admit card, applicants must contact the examination authorities and get it rectified. To contact the authorities, candidates can send an email at email@example.com and a copy of their NDA admit card along with the application form or can even go in person to the facilitation centre or call up at 011-23385271/ 23381125/ 23098543 (on working days between 10 am to 5 pm).
Documents to carry with NDA admit card
Along with the admit card of NDA 2024, they must carry the following items to the exam centre on the exam day:
- 2 passport size photographs (if required)
Anyone photo id- proof like Driving License, Aadhaar Card, Passport, Voter ID Card
NOTE: It must be noted by candidates that they will not be allowed to take the test without the admit card of the NDA 2024.
NDA 2024 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Aadhar card
- Driving license
- Voter ID card
UPSC will release the official NDA answer key 2024 after the NDA recruitment process is over. The NDA 2024 answer key contains the correct answers for all sets of NDA 2024 question paper sets (A, B, C, D) of GAT and Mathematics . However, the unofficial answer key of NDA 2024 is released by the leading coaching institutes a few hours after the conclusion of the NDA 2024 examination. By going through the NDA answer key, applicants can know the number of correct and incorrect answers given and thus calculate their expected scores.
NDA Maths Answer Key
NDA GAT Answer Key
NDA Answer Key Cavalier
NDA Answer Key Baalnoi
NDA Answer Key Aim and Achieve
|NDA Answer Key Set A, B, C, D |
How to download the NDA answer key 2024?
1. Visit the official website- upsc.gov.in
2. Check the Examination tab mentioned on the page and click on the Answer key
3. GAT and Mathematics subject pdf file is available to download
4. Click on both subject separately to download the answer key of NDA 2024
5. Save the NDA answer key file for future use.
UPSC NDA 2024 Exam Analysis will be updated here for both the maths and GAT papers. The exam analysis of NDA includes the section-wise difficulty of the exam and mathematics and GAT paper and the overall difficulty level of the NDA exam 2024. Check the table below to know the previous year's UPSC NDA exam analysis 2024.
UPSC NDA 2023 paper analysis for Mathematics
46 to 56
UPSC NDA paper analysis 2023 (GAT)
103 to 111
Union Public Service Commission will declare the NDA result 2024 online on the official website. The UPSC released the NDA result 2024 in PDF format. The NDA exam 2024 result PDF contains the roll numbers and names of all qualified candidates. All those who clear the NDA written exam cutoff will have to appear for the NDA SSB Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test.
After conducting the SSB Interview, the examination authority will prepare the final NDA 2024 merit list. The NDA final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks secured by candidates in the written exam and SSB Interview. Final admission to the NDA and NA academy will be offered to candidates based on their rank in the NDA 2024 merit list.
Stages of NDA Result 2024
The NDA exam result 2024 is declared in two stages. To know more about the stages of the NDA result check the points below.
- NDA written exam result 2024 - The NDA written exam has two papers - GAT and mathematics. Both the papers together are of 900 marks. Applicants clearing the NDA result 2024 cutoff marks in the written exam will be called for the SSB interview.
- Final NDA result 2024 - The final NDA exam result is declared after the completion of the SSB interview. The final selection of candidates for admission to NDA and NA is based on the NDA written exam and SSB interview.
Steps to check NDA result 2024
Step 1 - Visit the official website - upsc.gov.in.
Step 2 - Click on the What's New link.
Step 3 - Search for the NDA result 2024 link and click on it.
Step 4 - The NDA exam result PDF will be displayed.
Step 5 - The NDA 2024 result contains the roll numbers and names of qualified candidates.
Step 6 - Using CTRL+F search for your roll number of name in the NDA 2024 result merit list.
Step 7 - Download the NDA exam result 2024 for future reference
UPSC NDA 2024 Scorecard
Union Public Service Commission releases the scorecard of NDA result 2024 after the completion of the NDA selection process. The scorecard is issued within 15 days from the date of the declaration of the final NDA result. The authorities will release the NDA scorecard which will be available on the UPSC website for 30 days. The scorecard of NDA 2024 exam contains details like candidate’s name, roll number, sectional and overall scores.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the NDA cutoff 2024 marks for written exam and final stage together after the NDA recruitment process is over. Applicants should note that the Commission releases the official NDA 2024 cut off after the declaration of the final NDA exam result.
The cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that the candidate needs to clear a particular stage of the selection process. Candidates have to clear the overall as well as the sectional cutoff to be eligible for the next stage of the NDA 2024 exam which will be fixed by UPSC.
Factors determining NDA Cutoff 2024
- Total number of vacancies
- Number of candidates who appeared for the exam
- The difficulty level of the exam
How check the NDA Cutoff 2024?
- Visit the UPSC official website - upsc.gov.in
- Search for the NDA cutoff 2024 link and click on it
- The NDA 2024 cutoff PDF file will be displayed on the screen.
- Check the NDA category-wise cutoff
- Download and save the NDA exam 2024 cutoff pdf for future reference.
The NDA selection process 2024 has two stages - the written exam and SSB interview process. On the basis of the marks secured in the NDA 2024 written exam, candidates will be called for the next stage of the NDA exam 2024 selection process takes place which is SSB interview process.
Stages of the NDA Selection Process 2024
NDA written exam - The first stage of the NDA selection process is the written exam. NDA 2024 written exam comprises two papers - Mathematics and GAT. The total marks allotted to NDA written exam is 900. Candidates have to qualify for both papers separately. According to the NDA exam pattern 2024, there is a negative marking in both papers. Those who score marks equal to or more than the NDA 2024 cut off marks are called for the SSB interview.
SSB Interview - Those who clear the NDA written exam 2024 are called for the SSB interview at various selection centres. NDA SSB Interview is a five-day process held at Indian Armed Force selection centres.
NDA SSB selection process
Picture Perception & Discussion Test (PPDT)
Thematic Apperception Test
|Group Testing Officers Task (GTO)|
Personal Interview with Officers
It comprises interaction with all board members including GTO, psychologist, board president and others
Medical examination - Recommended candidates from SSB interview are called for medical examination. In the NDA medical exam, candidates will be tested on various factors like height, weight, physical fitness and others. Candidates declared physically fit in all respects will be Commissioned as Cadets in different academies.
Documents Required at Counselling
- Matriculation certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth
- 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent
- Call letter
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:How to join NDA after passing 12th?
You have to fill out the UPSC NDA application form on the UPSC official website. Refer to this article for detailed inputs - How to join NDA after passing 12th?
Question:How to prepare for NDA?
To prepare for NDA candidates need to cover the complete syllabus, refer to the previous year question papers of NDA and solve them on a regular basis, they must also read daily current affairs through newspapers, magazines and get daily does of general awareness.
Question:What happens after candidates are shortlisted for NDA?
After candidates qualify the NDA exam, they get into academics to complete their graduation along with the training. Post completing their training, they are recruited as Lieutenant post.
Question:Is the NDA exam tough?
Yes, it is a bit tough as the vacancies range between 350-450 and the competition is quite high. However, if candidates prepare for NDA in a strategise way they can qualify it.
Question:What is the NDA salary?
Candidates who will complete the NDA training will get commissioned as Lieutenant and will get a salary from INR 56,100/- to INR 1,77, 500/- Per Month. During the training period, they will get a stipend of Rs. 15600. Know more about the NDA salary here.
Question:Can girls apply for NDA?
Yes, girls can also apply for the NDA exam 2024.
Question:Who can apply for NDA?
Male candidates who are between 16.5-19.5 years can apply for NDA. These candidates must also have cleared their 10+2.
Question:What is the syllabus of NDA?
NDA has a vast syllabus, for more information click here NDA Syllabus.
Question:What is the difference between CDS and NDA?
Both the exam is for officer level however there are some differences between the two. The eligibility criteria for CDS is different than NDA, in CDS graduates can apply. The salary is NDA is a bit higher than that of a CDS and the syllabus, exam pattern and difficulty level of CDS is that of Graduation level while the NDA is on 10+2 level.
Question:What are the subjects in the NDA exam?
There are two subjects in the NDA exam - General Ability Test (GAT) and Mathematics.
Question:What is the eligibility criteria of NDA?
The age limit for candidates who are applying for NDA must be 16.5-19.5 years while the academic qualification must be 10+2 qualified/appearing. However, candidates will have to showcase their qualified result if they get selected for NDA.
Question:How many stages are there in NDA exam?
There are two stages in the NDA exam, one is the written test while the other is the SSB (Services Selection Board)
Question:What is the fullform of NDA?
NDA stands for National Defence Academy.
Question:What is the NDA exam?
NDA is an exam conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) twice a year. This exam is conducted to recruit (10+2 qualified) candidates for officer posts in NDA/NA.
Questions related to NDA
my date of birth is 21 july 2007,so am I eligible for nda 2026 ? and also how many attempts i have? now Im in tenth standard.please reply!
In order to be qualified for the nda -1,2026 exam, you must have been born between July 2, 2009, and July 1, 2012. So you are not eligible for NDA exam.
For more information you can visit our site by clicking on the link given below.
Hope this information helps you.
My DOB is December 2004 am I eligible for nda 2024
No, you are not eligible for NDA exam as to be eligible for NDA, a candidate must have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria.
Candidates for NDA 2 - 2024 must have been born on January 1, 2009, or no earlier than January 2, 2006.
Candidates for NDA 1 through 2024 must have been born between July 2, 2005, and July 1, 2008.
Hope it helps you.
my birth date is 22/03/2007. can I appear for nda 2026 exam?
No, you are not eligible for NDA, 2027
This is because,
To be eligible for nda -1,2027 examination , you should have born between 2nd July 2008 to 1st July , 2011 but you fail to fulfill this criteria with your mentioned date of birth
With date of birth in 2007 you are eligible only till NDA 2026 , again it depends on the month you were born in 2007.
You can check NDA eligibility criteria which is provided below:-
NDA eligibility criteria says that:-
-------------) Qualifucation required :-
For army :- you need educational qualification of 10 + 2 in any stream.
For navy and Airforce :- To need qualifucation of 10 + 2 with Physics and Maths .
- ------------) You must be in the age group of 16.5 to 19.5 years old to be eligible.
NDA Age limit
Date of Birth Criteria
NDA -1, 2027
16.5 years to 19.5 years
2nd July 2008 to 1st July , 2011
NDA - 2, 2027
2nd January , 2009, to 1st January , 2012
-------------) Earlier for nda only boys were eligible but now, girls are also eligible for Army in nda . For details on this refer:- https://news.careers360.com/nda-2021-sc-allows-women-appear-in-national-defence-academy-exam-slams-army-for-gender-discrimination
-------------) You must be unmarried.
You should be citizen of India
Or should be citizen of
-----) or you need to be a Tibetan refugee, who came before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle here in India
or you should be Indian origin person migrated to permanently settle in India from :
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if I take basic maths in 10 will I be able to choose IT Or CA as career in future? or will I be able to write NDA exams?
After taking basic maths in your class 10th you are totally eligible for CA as a career option but can not opt for NDA exam as both are totally different career options and have totally different eligibility criteria. For NDA exam you are required to have Maths and Physics in you 11th and 12th standard.
Hope it helps you.
sir meri date of birth 2004 h to kya m nda ke liye pripration kr sakti hu
Candidates between the ages of 16.5 and 19.5 need have passed the 12th grade in order to be eligible for the NDA. Candidates who are interested and meet the requirements can complete the NDA application form 2024 by the deadline.
So you are eligible for NDA exam and can definitely prepare for it as you have to give your best this time.
For more information you can visit our site by clicking on the link given below.
Hope this information helps you.