UPSC NDA Application Form 2024, Check NDA 2 Eligibility Criteria and Apply Online at

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is ready to organize the NDA 2 2024, which is a national-level examination that recruits young aspirants for the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. Those interested can apply online from May 15, 2024 from the official website, until June 4, 2024, to take part in this competitive exam.

The Commission will conduct an examination on September 1, 2024, for entry into the National Defence Academy (NDA) for the 154th course and the 116th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC), which is set to commence on July 2, 2025. The exam is conducted across the country, and this time, it will be held in 78 cities.

Read the notification carefully before applying to ensure you meet all the eligibility criteria and understand the application process. We’ve also provided a direct link below for you to conveniently fill out and submit your application.

UPSC NDA 2 2024 Notification

UPSC NDA and NA notification

Exam Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Exam Name NDA & NA Examination, 2024
Exam Level National
Frequency Twice a Year
Total Vacancies 404
Last Date to Apply June 4, 2024
Job Location Anywhere in India
Official Website

NDA 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

For the Army Wing of the National Defence Academy, candidates must have passed the 12th Class or an equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

For the Air Force and Naval Wings, as well as the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy, candidates need to have passed the 12th Class with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Age Limit

Candidates should be between 16.5 to 19.5 years of age. Eligible candidates must be born not earlier than July 2, 2005, and not later than July 1, 2008.

Application Fee

The application fee for the NDA exam is Rs. 100 for General category candidates. SC/ST candidates, female candidates, and wards of JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from the payment.

This fee can be paid by depositing cash at any branch of the State Bank of India or through Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card, UPI Payment, or Internet banking from any bank.

Note: Applicants who choose the “Pay by Cash” method must generate and print the Pay-in-slip during the Part-II registration process. This slip must be used to deposit the fee at an SBI branch counter on the next working day.

UPSC NDA Selection Process

The selection process consists of the following stages, and it is compulsory to clear all of them.

Written Examination: The first stage comprises two papers—Mathematics and the General Ability Test (GAT). Both papers are objective type (MCQs) and are conducted on the same day.

SSB Interview: Candidates who qualify the written exam are called for the SSB interview. The SSB interview evaluates the candidate’s personality, intelligence, and leadership qualities. It includes various tests such as the Psychological Test, Group Testing Officer Tasks, and Personal Interview.

Medical Examination: Candidates recommended by the SSB undergo a thorough medical examination.

Final Merit List: The final merit list is prepared based on the candidate’s performance in the written exam, SSB interview, and medical examination. Successful candidates are offered admission to the NDA or Naval Academy.

Application Dates

  • Notification Release Date: May 15, 2024
  • Online Registration Start Date: May 15, 2024
  • Apply Online Last Date: June 4, 2024

Vacancy Distribution for NDA 2 2024

Branch/Department Total Vacancies Details
National Defence Academy
Army 208 Including 10 for female candidates
Navy 42 Including 06 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) 34 Including 05 for female candidates
Total 404

How to Fill UPSC NDA 2 2024 Form?

To apply for the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2024, follow these steOfps:

  1. Visit the official UPSC website at
  2. Go to the examination section, select the active examination, and click on the link for NDA & NA Examination, 2024.
  3. Register by entering your details to obtain a Registration ID.
  4. Log in with the provided Registration ID and fill out the application form.
  5. Pay the application fee.
  6. Confirm all the details are correct and submit the application.
  7. Take a printout of the application form for future reference.

Direct Links

Official Website
Official Notification Read Here
Application Apply Here

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