National Defence Academy Exam 2024: Check Important Dates, Eligibility, And Other Details

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National Defence Academy Exam 2024: Check Important Dates, Eligibility, And Other Details

The dates for the National Defence Academy (NDA) 1 and 2 exams have been released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

According to the schedule, the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA-I) will be held on April 21, 2024, and the NDA & NA-II will be held on September 1, 2024.

NDA Exam 2024 Details

The NDA exam is conducted twice a year - in April and September - by UPSC.

The NDA is a national-level entrance examination conducted by UPSC to recruit eligible candidates for the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the National Defence Academy.

The exam consists of a written test and an interview.

NDA 2024: Eligibility Criteria

1. Age limit

Unmarried candidates born no earlier than 2 July 2005 and not later than 1 July 2008 can apply online for the NDA 2024 exam.

The aspirants must fit into the prescribed NDA Age Limit to be able to take the exam and grab the desired post. The age limit criteria for the NDA exam for different courses is between 16.5 to 19.5 years.

2. Educational Qualification

NDA 2024 Exam Educational Qualification

Academy Educational Qualification
  NDA Course (Indian Army)     12th Class pass of the 10 + 2 School Education pattern or equivalent exam performed by the State Education Board or University.  
  NDA Course (Indian Navy & Indian Air Force) & 107th and 108th INAC Course     12th Pass of the 10 + 2 School Education pattern or equivalent to Physics and Mathematics by a State Education Board or a University. 


NDA 2024 Exam pattern

Subject Duration Maximum marks
Mathematics 2.5 hours 300
General Ability test 2.5 hours 600
Total 5 hours 900

The SSB Interview is the second part of the NDA 2024 selection process. The SSB Interview tests are conducted for the Intelligence and Personality Test of the candidate. The SSB Interview is also held in 2 stages, where the 1st round is taken by the Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards.

Candidates getting through the 1st round only can appear in the 2nd interview round.

Interested candidates apply through the below link. Apply before the link expires.
( Select Apply Without Registration )

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will receive the call letter for further rounds.

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