UPSC NDA 1 2024 Notification Out Check Eligibility Details and Apply Online Applications

Union Public Service Commission has published an official notification for the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I), 2024. Candidates can check out the details given in the advertisement and submit their application forms through the official website of the commission at

The online application process started on 20 December 2023. Candidates must note that the last date to fill out and submit a form for this examination is 09 January 2024. Applicants must fill out all the details in the UPSC NDA Application Form very carefully. They will get only one chance in a lifetime to edit the details filled in One Time Registration.

UPSC conducts this examination twice a year. The NDA I 2024 Examination is scheduled to be conducted on 21 April 2024 for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force Wings of the NDA for the 153rd course and the 115th Indian Naval Academy Course commencing from 02 January 2025. NDA I 2024 Application Form

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Examination Agency Union Public Service Commission
Name of Exam National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I), 2024
Total Vacancies 400
Mode of Application Online
Last Date to Apply 09 January 2024
Official Website

As per the official notification the UPSC has announced 370 vacancies for the National Defence Academy and an additional 30 vacancies for the Indian Naval Academy. Here we have added all the essential details regarding the application process, age limit, educational requirements, and the selection process.

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UPSC NDA Educational Qualifications

  • For the Army Wing of the National Defence Academy: Candidates must have completed their 12th Class or its equivalent qualification from a recognized board of education in India.
  • For the Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Applicants must have passed the 12th Class Examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as one of the subjects from a recognized board.
  • Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 Pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

NDA I 2024 Examination Age Limit

Only unmarried male and female candidates born not earlier than 02 July 2005 and not later than 01 July 2008 are eligible to apply for the NDA I 2024 Examination.

National Defence Academy Entrance Test Application Fee

Candidates from the General, OBC, and EWS categories will have to pay an application fee of ₹100/- to submit their application forms. This fee can be paid by any Online Mode of Payment or applicants can also “Pay By Cash“. In the pay-by-cash method, applicants have to pay the fee at the fee counter of the SBI Branch on the next working day only.

Pay By Cash mode will be deactivated at 23:59 Hours of 08 January 2024 i.e. One day before the closing date. Online payment of the application fee can be done till 06:00 PM of 09 January 2024. The applicants who belong to SC/ ST Categories, Wards of JCOs/ NCOs/ ORs, and the female applicants are exempted from the payment of the application fee.

UPSC NDA I 2024 Important Application Dates

Event Date
NDA I 2024 Notification Released 20 December 2023
Online Application Process Started 20 December 2023
Registration Window Closes On 09 January 2024
Modification in the Application Form 10 January to 16 January 2024
Last Date for Online Payment of Application Fee 09 January 2024
UPSC NDA I 2024 Exam Date 21 April 2024
NDA 153rd Course & 115th INAC Commence From 02 January 2025

National Defence Academy Selection Process

Candidates have to undergo various stages to get the final selection in their desired academy and wing. All the stages to be scheduled by the UPSC are given below.

  • Written Examination
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Exam
  • Final Merit List

How to Apply for the UPSC NDA I 2024 Examination?

Candidates can fill out the application form for the NDA 2024 Exam by using the links given below. Applicants can also apply through the official website of the commission by following these methods.

  1. Visit the official site of the commission at
  2. Click on the “One Time Registration for Examinations” available on the homepage.
  3. Enter all the details required and register yourself here.
  4. After completing the registration, log in to your account using your OTR ID and Password.
  5. Fill out the application form for the NDA I 2024 Examination and upload the required documents here.
  6. Now pay the application fee to submit your application form.
  7. Take a printout of the application for further assistance.
Important Links
Official Website
NDA I 2024 Official Notification Check Notification
UPSC NDA I 2024 Examination Application Form Apply Now
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