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UPSC NDA & NA (II) 2024: Registrations open for 404 vacancies; Get complete details

Advertisement for UPSC NDA and NA (II) exam 2024 is out, interested candidates can find all the details about the NDA/ NA in this article.

UPSC NDA/ NA (II) 2024: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification and opened the application portal for NDA-II & NA-II, 2024. This year, the commission has released a total vacancy of 404. Eligible candidates can now submit the application form, which will remain accessible till the 4th of June 2024 up to 6:00 PM.

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Vacancies of UPSC NDA/ NA 2024

National Defence AcademyArmy: 208 (including 10 for female candidates)
Navy: 42 (including 06 for female candidates)
Air Force: 120
(i) Flying: 92 (including 02 for female candidates)
(ii) Ground Duties (Tech): 18 (including 02 for female candidates)
(iii) Ground Duties (Non-Tech):10 (including 02 for female candidates)
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)34 (including 05 for female candidates)


  • The male/ female candidates willing to apply for UPSC NDA/ NA should be unmarried.
  • The candidate should not have been born earlier than the 2nd January 2006 and not later than the 1st January 2009
  • For the Army Wing of the National Defence Academy, candidates need to be 12th Class pass/ appearing of the 10+2 pattern of School Education 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 Academy, candidates need to be12th Class pass/ appearing with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

  • To apply for UPSC NDA/NA (II) 2024, candidates need to register themself on the One Time Registration (OTR) platform of UPSC (If done earlier or if the candidate is already registered, he/she can proceed straightway to fill up the online application for the exam)
  • Next, go to the UPSC log-in page and log in
  • Verify your details given during Registration
  • Go to Dashboard and click on Apply to Active Notification
  • Click on the NDA/ NA exam link
  • Fill out the required details as asked in the portal
  • Then pay the application fees and select the preferred city for the exam centre
  • Upload the photograph, signature, and photo-identity proof
  • Lastly, submit the exam form and don’t forget to download a copy of the application form for future reference

Application Fees

  • The application fee for UPSC NDA/ NA (II) 2024 is Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only).
  • However, all the SC/ ST candidates/ female candidates/ Wards of JCOs/ NCOs/ ORs as specified in the notification are exempted from this payment.

Selection Process of UPSC NDA/ NA

  • The candidates have to appear in an offline OMR-based examination, which will consist of 2 parts, the Mathematics and General Ability Test.
  • Then, the candidates securing the minimum cutoff in the written test will be called for the SSB interview.
  • Based on total marks secured by candidates in the Written Examination and the test/interview conducted by the Services Selection Board, the final allocation/ selection for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force of the National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of the Indian Naval Academy will be made as per the available number of vacancies.

Exam Pattern

Mathematics2 hours and 30 minutes300
General Ability2 hours and 30 minutes600
SSB InterviewNot Defined900

Important Dates

Application Start Date15th May 2023
Last Date to apply04th June 2024 till 6:00 PM
Application Correction Window05th to 11th June 2024
Exam Date of UPSC NDA/ NA (II) 202401st September2024
Conduct of SSB InterviewJanuary, 2025 to April, 2025

Important Links

Official Notification of UPSC NDA/ NA (II) 2024
Link for One-Time Registration
Official Website
Recommended Book for NDA/ NA

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Debanjan Chamlagain

Debanjan is a Co-Founder of Bohikitap. He has recently completed his Master's degree. He is an enthusiastic nature observer and has a keen interest in showing his presence in the education domain. Working in this genre motivates him and he leaves no stone unturned, to contribute in any way possible in the field of education.
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