NDA Exam 2024: Dates, Syllabus, Registration, and Preparation Guide

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OVERVIEW OF NDA EXAM DETAILS

 

The NDA exam is held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Recruitment of candidates to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the National Defence Academy (NDA) is through the National Defence Academy Entrance Exam which is conducted twice a year, generally in the month of April and September.


Participants should ensure they meet all requirements for admission to the NDA & NA exams before submitting their applications. Their admission at all examination stages will be conditional upon meeting the specified eligibility requirements.

 

NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY AND NAVAL ACADEMY EXAMINATION–IMPORTANT DATES

 
•Starting date of NDA 1 Application Form 2024 – 20 December 2024  
•Last date to submit NDA 1 Application Form 2024 - 04 January 2024 
•Release of NDA 1 2024 Admit Card- April 2024
•Exam date of NDA 1 2024 – 21st April 2024
•Declaration of NDA 1 2024 Result- To Be Notified 

 

NDA 1 2024 Vacancies

 

400 total Vacancies are available for the NDA 1 2024 exam. Additionally, UPSC has made Vacancies available for female students in the Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme).

 

Academy

Wings

No. of Vacancies

NDA

Army 

208 (including 10 for female participants)

Navy 

42 (including 12 for female participants)

Air Force 

(i) Flying – 92 (including 02 for female participants)
(ii) Ground Duties (Tech)-18 (including 02 for female participants)
(iii) Ground Duties (Non-Tech)- 10 (including 02 for female participants)

Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)

-

30 (including 09 for female participants)

Total

 

400

 

The availability of training capacity at the National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy may cause the posted positions to change.

 

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Eligibility of NDA 2024

 

Candidates must fulfill the qualifying requirements in terms of nationality, age restriction, and educational background in order to apply for the NDA exam 2024.

 

(a) Nationality: A candidate must be unmarried male/female and must be :
   (i) a citizen of India, or
   (ii) a subject of Bhutan, or
   (iii) a subject of Nepal, or
   (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
   (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
As long as the candidate falls under categories (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) above, they must be someone in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been given by the Government of India. However, candidates who are Nepalese Gorkha subjects will not need a certificate of eligibility.  

 

(b) NDA Age Limits, Sex, and Marital Status: Candidates must be unmarried males or females who were born between July 2, 2005, and July 1, 2008, in order to be eligible.

 

(c) New Educational Qualifications of UPSC-NDA:

 

Candidates for the Army Wing of the National Defence Academy may have completed or be pursuing Class 12

 

For the Air Force, Navy, and Naval Academy of National Defence Academy, the NDA qualification is a Class 12 pass with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. Candidates who are appearing in Class 12 can apply for the exam provisionally.

 

(d) UPSC NDA Physical Standards

 

To be eligible for the exam, candidates must be physically fit.

Candidates who have left or withdrawn from any military training academy due to disciplinary issues are ineligible to take the NDA exam.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR NDA 1 2024 APPLICATION FORMS:

 

Candidates must use the website to submit their online NDA and NA application forms. 

 

Visit the official website of UPSC.
•Complete the one-time registration process if not registered earlier.
•Candidates who are already registered can directly fill out the application form
•The registration process can be completed in two steps, namely Part I and Part II.
•Part I include essential registration and other details while Part II includes uploads of scanned photographs, signature, fee payments, etc.
•When completing the application, select the exam locations of your choice.
•Candidates must properly fill out all of their personal, educational qualifications, address, and other details carefully
•Candidates are also given the facility to withdraw NDA 1 application form 2024
•Candidates need to upload scanned documents in the specific format
•Candidates should not send the hard copy of the application form to the examination authority
•Take a printout of the application form after the final submission

 

NDA Application Fee:

 

Candidates must pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) by depositing cash, using State Bank of India's net banking service, using a Visa, Mastercard, or Rupay credit or debit card, or by specifying exceptions for SC/ST candidates, female candidates, Wards of JCOs and NCOs, and ORs in Note 2 below.

 

Category

Fees (In INR)

General/OBC

100

SC/ST/Sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs

Nil

 

E-ADMIT CARD NDA & NA:-

 

Three weeks before the start of the NDA examination, the eligible candidates will receive an e-Admit Card. Candidates will be able to download the e-Admit Card from the UPSC website (upsconline.nic.in).  No admit cards will be mailed.  All applicants must enter a valid and active email address when completing the online NDA application form since the Commission may contact them through email.

 

NDA 2024 EXAMINATION CENTERS:

 

More than 70 places offer the NDA exam. Choosing a desired exam city is a requirement for candidates when filling out the application. Candidates are assigned exam locations according to the first-to-apply rule. Below is a list of the towns hosting NDA exams.

 

Agartala

Ghaziabad

Panaji (Goa)

Agra

Gorakhpur

Patna

Ajmer

Gurgaon

Port Blair

Ahmedabad

Gwalior

Prayagraj (Allahabad)

Aizawl

Hyderabad

Puducherry

Aligarh

Imphal

Pune

Almora (Uttarakhand)

Indore

Raipur

Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh)

Itanagar

Rajkot

Aurangabad

Jabalpur

Ranchi

Bengaluru

Jaipur

Sambalpur

Bareilly

Jammu

Shillong

Bhopal

Jodhpur

Shimla

Bilaspur

Jorhat

Siligudi

Chandigarh

Kochi

Srinagar

Chennai

Kohima

Srinagar (Uttarakhand)

Coimbatore

Kolkata

Thane

Cuttack

Kozhikode (Calicut)

Thiruvananthapuram

Dehradun

Leh

Tiruchirapalli

Delhi

Lucknow

Tirupati

Dharwad

Ludhiana

Udaipur

Dispur

Madurai

Varanasi

Faridabad

Mumbai

Vellore

Gangtok

Mysore

Vijayawada

Gaya

Nagpur

Vishakhapatnam

Gautam Buddh Nagar

Navi Mumbai

Warangal

 

 

THE CANDIDATES SHOULD LOG ON TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES FOR THEIR SSB CENTRE & DATE OF INTERVIEW AFTER CLEARING THE NDA & NA WRITTEN EXAMINATION:-

 

www.joinindiannavy.gov.in

www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NDA WRITTEN EXAMINATION RESULTS, QUALIFIED CANDIDATES' INTERVIEWS, ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINAL RESULTS, AND ADMISSION TO THE TRAINING COURSES OF THE FINALLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:

 

Candidates who achieve the minimum qualifying marks in the NDA & NA written test as determined by the Commission at their discretion will be put on a list by the Union Public Service Commission. Such candidates must appear before a Services Selection Board for the NDA & NA Intelligence and Personality Test, where those selected for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of the Indian Naval Academy will be judged on their officer potential. In addition to the mentioned requirements, those selected for the Air Force must also pass the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS). If they are eligible for SSB and willing, candidates who have the Air Force as one of their top selections will also participate in CPSS.

 

NDA & NA EXAM SELECTION PROCEDURE 2024:

 

•UPSC conducts the NDA exam in two stages: a written test and an SSB Interview.
•The first stage is the written exam, in which candidates must perform competently to proceed further with the selection process. Candidates who clear this stage will be called for an SSB Interview.

 

Note - Every candidate for the Air Force's Flying Branch only takes the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) (Pilot Aptitude Test) once. His first-test scores will consequently stand as valid for all subsequent interviews he has with the Air Force selection board. A candidate who receives a negative score on the CPSS is not eligible to sit for the general duties (pilot) branch, naval air arm, or flying branch admission exams at the National Defence School.

 

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION OF NDA & NA 1 2024 -

 

Click Here for the NDA & NA 1 Official Notification 2024 

Click Here for Official Website of UPSC 

Click here to apply for NDA I 2024

 

FAQs on National Defence Academy 2024 Exam

 

1.     Q: What is the NDA Exam?

·         A: The NDA Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for admission to the National Defence Academy, where selected candidates undergo training for the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

 

2.     Q: How often is the NDA Exam conducted?

·         A: The NDA Exam is usually conducted twice a year, typically in April and September.

 

3.     Q: What are the eligibility criteria for the NDA Exam?

·         A: The eligibility criteria include age limits, educational qualifications, and nationality requirements. Candidates must be Indian citizens and fulfill the specified criteria.

 

4.     Q: What is the selection process for the NDA Exam?

·         A: The selection process involves a written examination, followed by an interview process conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB). The written exam consists of Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT) papers.

 

5.     Q: Can female candidates apply for the NDA Exam?

·         A: As of my last knowledge update, the NDA Exam is open to male candidates only. However, there are separate entry schemes for women in the armed forces.

 

6.     Q: What are the subjects covered in the NDA written exam?

·         A: The written exam consists of Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT) papers. The GAT includes sections on English, General Knowledge, and Mathematics.

 

7.     Q: Is there negative marking in the NDA Exam?

·         A: Yes, there is negative marking for incorrect answers in the objective-type questions of the NDA Exam.

 

8.     Q: How can I apply for the NDA Exam?

·         A: Candidates can apply online through the official UPSC website when the notification is released. The application process involves filling out the online application form and paying the required fee.

 

9.     Q: What is the age limit for the NDA Exam?

·         A: The age limit varies depending on the academy and the course. Candidates should check the official notification for specific age criteria.

 

10.     Q: Can candidates from all states apply for the NDA Exam?

·         A: Yes, candidates from all states in India are eligible to apply for the NDA Exam.

 

11.  Q: What is the official website for NDA Exam updates and notifications?

·         A: The official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) (https://www.upsc.gov.in/) provides information and updates related to the NDA Exam.

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