NDA 2024 Notification Out, Application Form, Exam Date, Vacancy

NDA 2024: The Union Public Service Commission has activated the NDA 1 application form 2024 correction window link from January 10 to 16, 2024. UPSC has released the official NDA 1 notification 2024 at upsc.gov.in. A total of 400 vacancies have been published for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of NDA for the course commencing from January 2, 2025. 

The NDA 1 2024 registration link was active from December 20, 2023, to January 9, 2024.  NDA 2 Notification 2024 will be released on May 15, 2024, and the last date to apply online is June 4, 2024. The NDA 2 2024 exam will be held on September 1, 2024. Any 12th-pass unmarried male and female candidates who are 16.5 years old can apply for the NDA 2024 exam. Get the NDA 2024 Notification PDF download link on this page.

UPSC NDA 2024 Notification

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the UPSC NDA exam twice a year for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA. The NDA full form is the National Defence Academy. As per the latest updates, the NDA Notification 2024has been released on December 20, 2023, for all the eligible aspirants.

The last date to submit UPSC NDA online form 2024 was on or before January 9, 2023, at upsc.gov.in. The UPSC NDA 2024 exam will be conducted on April 21, 2024. Those who apply for the NDA 1 2024 exam must ensure they fulfil all the NDA eligibility criteria in order to avoid rejection of the applications

NDA 2024 Overview

Candidates should check the official notification before filling out the NDA online form. All the 12th-pass aspirants who are 16.5 years old can apply for the NDA 2024 exam. Here are the key highlights of the NDA 1 2024 exam shared below for the reference of the candidates.

NDA 2024 Overview
Exam Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission
NDA Full FormNational Defence Academy
Exam NameNDA & NA Examination, 2024
Exam LevelNational
FrequencyTwice a Year
NDA 2024 Eligibility12th Pass
Selection ProcessWritten Exam and SSB Interview
Job LocationAnywhere in India
Official Websiteupsc.gov.in

NDA 2024 Important Dates

Candidates must be well-acquainted with the NDA 2024 important dates to meet the deadline for any important event. The NDA form 2024 apply online link was active till January 9, 2024, at upsc.gov.in. Check the latest NDA Exam Schedule 2024 shared below.

NDA 2024 Important Dates
EventsNDA 1 2024NDA 2 2024
NDA 2024 Notification Release DateDecember 20, 2023May 15, 2024
NDA 2024 Online Registration Start DateDecember 20, 2023May 15, 2024
NDA 2024 Apply Online Last DateJanuary 9, 2024June 4, 2024
NDA Application Form 2024 Correction Window datesJanuary 10 to 16, 2024To be updated soon
NDA 2024 Exam DateApril 21, 2024September 1, 2024
NDA 2024 Admit CardTo be updated soonTo be updated soon
NDA 2024 ResultTo be updated soonTo be updated soon

NDA 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The detailed NDA Eligibility Criteria 2024  have been released through the official notification. Aspirants should check the NDA 2024 age limit and eligibility criteria on the official notification PDF to avoid cancellation of their candidature. Check the detailed NDA 2024 Eligibility Criteria regarding age, qualification, nationality, etc, below for the reference of the aspirants.

NDA Age Limit 2024

Aspirants must ensure they satisfy the NDA age limit 2024 before applying for the recruitment drive. As per the official NDA 2024 notification, only unmarried male/female aspirants born not earlier than 02nd July 2005 and not later than 1st July 2008 are eligible for the post. The NDA 1 2024 age limit will be between 16.5 years and 19.5 years for all the categories. 

NDA Educational Qualification 2024

Candidates should fulfil the NDA educational qualification 2024 before applying for the recruitment drive. The NDA 2024 educational qualification varies as per the posts. Here is the detailed NDA 1 educational qualification 2024 tabulated below.

NDA Qualification 2024
Post NameUPSC NDA Educational Qualification 2024
For the Army Wing of the National Defence Academy12th Class pass 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 Academy12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

NDA Nationality 2024

An aspirant should be an unmarried male/female and must be:

  • a citizen of India or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and the East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam, intending to settle in India permanently.

NDA 2024 Physical Standard Test

Candidates should fulfil all the physical standard requirements specified in the NDA 2024 notification. Also, aspirants who fail to meet the NDA 2024 physical standard criteria will not be allowed to appear in the further recruitment process. Here are the NDA physical standard test criteria detailed below.

NDA Height Requirements
For Ground Duty
Height RequirementsMinimum HeightMaximum Height
Other States157.5 cm
For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to the North-Eastern regions of India and hilly regions of Uttarakhand152.5 cm
Candidates from Lakshadweep155.5 cm
For Flying Duty
Height RequirementsMinimum HeightMaximum Height
Sitting Height81.5 cm96.0 cm
Leg Length99.0 cm120.0 cm
Thigh Length64.0 cm


NDA 2024 Application Fees

Candidates should pay the NDA 2024 application fee of Rs. 100 either by using the cash in any Branch of the State Bank of India by cash or Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment or Internet banking. The category-wise NDA 1 2024 application fees are given below.

NDA 2024 Application Fees
CategoryApplication Fees
GeneralRs 100
SC/ST candidates/female candidates/Wards of JCOs/NCOs/ORsExempted

NDA 2024 Vacancy

The Union Public Service Commission has published the NDA 1 vacancy details through the official notification PDF. Thus, candidates should check the notification to avoid confusion at any selection stage. Here is the distribution of the NDA 1 2024 vacancy details shared below for all the departments.

NDA 1 Vacancy 2024
National Defence AcademyArmy208 (including 10 for female candidates)
Navy42 (including 12 for female candidates) 
Air Force Flying-92 (including 02 for female candidates)


Ground Duties (Tech) – 18 (including 02 for female candidates) 

(Ground Duties (Non Tech) – 10 (including 02 for female candidates)

Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) 30 (including 09 for female candidates)

NDA 2024 Selection Process

The NDA selection process 2024 has been updated in the official notification. Candidates must clear all the selection stages to be eligible for the provisional appointment.  To ace the NDA 2024 exam in one attempt, enrol in the  KARANGAL INSTITUTION SHAKTHI BATCH 2024  The NDA 2024 selection process comprises the following stages, such as:

NDA Selection Process 2024

Written Exam
  • Question Type: Objective Type
  • Exam Mode: Offline
  • Medium: Hindi and English
  • Section: Mathematics and General Ability Test
  • Maximum Marks: 900
  • Duration: 2 ½ hours for each paper
SSB Interview
  • Stage I: Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception  Description Test (PP&DT)
  • Stage II: Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference.
  • Maximum Marks: 900

NDA 2024 Exam Pattern

The NDA exam pattern 2024 has been released through the NDA 2024 notification. It will provide insights into the exam requirements, question type, number of sections, and marking scheme specified in the NDA 1 notification 2024 PDF. Check the detailed NDA 2024 exam pattern below.

  • The NDA 2024 exam will be conducted offline and comprises objective-type questions.
  • The medium of the NDA 2024 exam will be English and Hindi.
NDA Exam Pattern 2024
SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Mathematics2½ Hours300
General Ability Test2½ Hours600
SSB Test/Interview900

NDA 2024 Syllabus

The recruitment authority releases the NDA Syllabus 2024 through the official notification. It will provide insights into the topics that can be asked in the written exam. As per the notification, the NDA exam syllabus is divided into two subjects, i.e. Mathematics and General Ability Test. Candidates should study all the topics prescribed in the syllabus to maximise their scores in the NDA 2024 exam. Check the subject-wise NDA 2024 syllabus below.

NDA 1 2024 Syllabus
SubjectNDA Syllabus 2024
  • Algebra
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
General Ability Test
  1. English
  2. General Knowledge
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • General Science
  • History, Freedom Movement, etc
  • Geography
  • Current Events

NDA 2024 Exam Centre

The NDA 2024 Exam Centre have been released through a detailed notification. The actual NDA Exam Date 2024, exam city, and address will be informed to all the registered candidates through the admit card. It is advised to reach the exam centre at least 60 minutes before the reporting time of the NDA 2024 exam. Here is the list of NDA Exam Centre 2024 for all the states shared below.

NDA Exam Centre 2024
AgartalaGhaziabadPanaji (Goa)
AjmerGurgaonPort Blair
AhmedabadGwaliorPrayagraj (Allahabad)
Almora (Uttarakhand)IndoreRaipur
Anantpur (Andhra Pradesh)ItanagarRajkot
ChennaiKohimaSrinagar (Uttarakhand)
CuttackKozhikode (Calicut)Thiruvananthapuram
Gautam Buddh NagarNavi MumbaiWarangal

NDA 2024 Admit Card

All registered candidates can download the NDA 2024 admit card a few days before the exam dates. The NDA 1 2024 exam is scheduled to be conducted on April 21, 2024.  It is compulsory to carry an NDA 1 2024 admit card along with a valid photo ID proof to the exam centre. They can download the NDA Admit Card 2024 only from the official website of UPSC or the direct link shared below.

NDA 2024 Result

Candidates can access the NDA 1 Result 2024 a few weeks after the exam is conducted successfully. The NDA 2024 Result PDF comprises the names and roll numbers of aspirants declared successful in the exam. They can check the NDA Result 2024 only from the official portal of UPSC or the direct link shared below.

NDA 2024 Cut Off

The NDA 2024 Cut Off will be published along with the result on the official website of UPSC. Candidates who clear the NDA Cut  Off 2024 will be shortlisted for the SSB interview. The NDA 1 2024 cut off is not yet released. Aspirants must score more than or equal to the NDA 2024 cut off marks to get shortlisted for the further rounds. Meanwhile, aspirants can check the NDA previous year cut off marks for reference purposes.

NDA Previous Year Cut Off
YearNDA 1 Cut OffNDA 2 Cut Off

NDA 2024 Salary

Candidates selected for the Cadet Training through the NDA 2024 exam will receive a fixed stipend of Rs 56,100 per month in pay level 10. As per NDA Notification 2024, all the male/female Cadets will get NDA salary in terms of a fixed stipend during the entire training duration in service academies.

NDA 2024 Preparation Strategy

Acing the NDA 2024 exam is challenging, but aspirants can succeed with dedicated preparation. Here is the list of the best NDA Preparation Tips and strategies to clear the upcoming NDA Exam with flying colours.

  • Candidates should analyse the NDA 2024 Syllabus and Exam pattern to understand the exam requirements, trends and topics that can be asked in the exam.
  • Choose the best NDA books and resources to learn all the exam-relevant chapters.
  • Attempt mock tests and previous year’s question papers to check their preparation level.
  • Revise the topics, data, figures, etc., regularly to retain details for a longer period.