NDA 2024 Notification for 400 Vacancies, Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Selection Process

NDA 2024: The Union Public Service Commission released the notification for recruiting 400 officers in the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force on 20th December 2023. We provide details about notification, eligibility criteria, exam date, selection process, age limit, and exam pattern. 

NDA 2024 Notification
NDA 2024 Notification


NDA 2024

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the NDA 2024 Examination for the post of Indian Defence Officer. UPSC recently published a Notification for NDA 2024. We all know that the UPSC NDA Examination takes place twice annually. Many students have dreamed of cracking this NDA Exam 2024 to serve as Officers in India Defence Organizations: Indian Army, Indian Navy, & Indian Air Force.

NDA 2024  Notification

The UPSC invites the online application for NDA 2024 from 20 December 2023. Interested candidates who have fulfilled all the eligibility criteria may proceed to apply online Form. Before submitting the online application form, it is advised to thoroughly read the complete notification.

NDA 2024 Notification
Conducting Authority Union Public Service Commission
Name of the Examination NDA 2024 (Examination I) NDA 2024 (Examination II)
Name of the Post  Indian Army, Indian Navy, & Indian Air Force 
Date of Notification  20-012-2023  15-05-2024
Application Start date 20-12-2023  15-05-2024
Last date 09-01-2024 04-06-2024
Download Admit card To be announced To be announced
Date of Exam 21-04-2024 01-09-2024

NDA 2024 Vacancy Details

The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be as under:—

  Name of the Post Vacancy
National Defence Academy Army 208
Navy 42
Air Force (i) Flying – 92 
(ii) Ground Duties (Tech) – 18
(iii) Ground Duties (Non-Tech) – 10

NDA 2024 Application Fee

The candidate pays Rs 100 to complete the registration process successfully, but Scheduled castes, Scheduled tribes, other backward classes, and Women are exempted from paying the application fee. Here are the application fees for the NDA 2024:-

NDA Application Fee 2024
  • For  others: Rs 100/-
  • For SC / ST / OBC / PWD / Women: Nil
  • Payments for application fees can be made at various SBI bank branches / net banking / Debit card, Credit card & online payment options. 

NDA 2024 Age limit 

Here are the details of the age limit for the NDA Exam 2024:-

NDA 2024 Age Limit
The lower limit of the age 16.5 Years
The upper limit of the age 19.5 Years

NDA 2024 Educational Qualifications

Candidates applying for the Army Wing of NDA must have completed their 10+2 (12th grade) education from a recognized board or university. For the Air Force and Naval Wings, candidates should have completed their 10+2 education with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects from a recognized board or university. Following is the detail of the educational qualification for the NDA 2024 –

Post Name Qualification
Army 10+2 (12th grade) education from a recognized board or university
Air Force and Naval 10+2 education with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects from a recognized board or university

NDA 2024 Physical Measurement

  • For Army, Navy, and Naval Academy – 157 cm (minimum)
  • For Air Force – 162.5 cm (minimum)

How to fill out the NDA 2024 Application form:

The Union Public Service Commission will start the online application on 20 December 2023. The candidate should follow the following steps to complete the online application for the NDA 2024 – 

  • Visit the official website https://upsconline.nic.in.
  • Complete the one-time registration or log, in if you have already registered.
  • Go to the NDA 2024 link.
  • Fill in all details in the application form and upload the scanned documents.
  • Submit the online application NDA 2024, before checking all the information carefully. 
  • Download the submitted NDA 2024 application form and take a printout for future reference. 

NDA 2024 Selections process

The Union Public Service Commission has designed a two-stage selection process for the recruitment of UPSC NDA 2024. Every eligible candidate must qualify for all two stages of the selection process successfully.

The selection processes are – 

  • NDA Examination I / NDA Examination II
  • Personality Test

The final selection for the post of NDA 2024 is based on the total highest marks secured in these stages (Total Marks  = Stage I + Stage II).

NDA Exam Pattern 2024

The UPSC NDA 2024 Exam is conducted in three stages: the NDA I or the NDA II, and the Personality Test. Every successful candidate goes through these stages

Stage I: NDA Examination I / NDA Examination II

The time duration of the NDA Examination I / NDA Examination II is 5 hours. There is a negative marking for each wrong answer, with 1/3 marks deducted for every incorrect response.

NDA 2024 (Examination I / Examination II)
Paper Duration  Marks
Mathematics 2.5 hours 300
General Aptitude Test (GAT) 2.5 hours 600
  Total 5 hours Total 600 Marks

Satge II : SSB Interview:

  • The SSB interview process includes psychological tests, group discussions, intelligence tests, and personal interviews.
  • The SSB interview assesses a candidate’s suitability for a career in the armed forces.
  • There is no minimum cutoff mark. 

NDA 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus for the NDA (National Defence Academy) exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) consists of two papers: Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). The UPSC NDA 2024 is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit Officers for various Posts of Indian Defence organizations in India.

NDA 2024 Syllabus
Paper I
  • Algebra
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
Paper II 
General Ability Test (GAT)

Part A (English)

  • Grammar and usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension and cohesion in extended text

Part B (General Knowledge)

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • General Science
  • History, Freedom Movement, etc.
  • Geography
  • Current Events
  • Basic Knowledge of the Indian Constitution and its features
  • Social Studies
  • Current Affairs

NDA 2024 Previous Year Question

You can download the previous year’s questions of NDA 2023  – 

Previous Year Questions 2023
General Ability Test (GAT)

NDA 2024 Important links

NDA 2024 Notification Click Here
Official Website Click here
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