UPSC NDA NA Notification

Organization Union Public Service Commission
Vacancy name National Defense Academy NDA and Naval Academy NA
No of vacancy 404+ posts
salary Rs. 56100- 177500/- (Level 10)
Qualification type 12th pass
Age limit 15 to 18 years

below 18 yrs at the time of examination

Location type Central Government Jobs


UPSC NDA NA  vacancy details:

 Post Name Total
National Defence Academy
Army 208 (including 10 for female candidates)
Navy 42 (including 06 for female candidates)
Air Force (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 candidate)

admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 146+d Course, and for the

109+ Indian Naval Academy Course.



UPSC NDA NA 2024 exam important dates * (tentative)_


Exam Events NDA 2 2024
Date of availability of official notification
application form start 15-05-2024
Last date 04-06-2024
The authority will host admit card
 exam Date 01-09-2024
Date of announcement of the result



Education qualification:


Post Name Qualification
Army Wing 12th Pass
Air Force/ Naval Wing 12th Pass with Physics, Chemistry, Maths
Naval Academy (NA) 12th Pass with Physics, Chemistry, Maths

UPSC NDA NA Age limit:


Post Age limit
NDA NA 15 years to 18years



UPSC NDA NA Recruitment 2024 Notification links

Vacancy #Download Notification pdf Application form
NDA NA 2 UPSC NDA NA Advt may  Apply upsc otrp Online
NDA NA 1 here here


 Selection process:

Notification Selection process
NDA NA Written Test – 900 Marks
SSB Interview/Personality Test – 900 Marks
  • Written Exam (Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT))
  • SSB Interview


Syllabus & Exam pattern 

Subjects Marks Duration of time
Mathematics 300 2 ½ hours
GAT (Section 1- English) 200 2 ½ hours
GAT (Section 2- General Knowledge) 400
Total Marks 900
SSB Interview 900
Grand Total 1800

SSB Interview stages.

Stage 1: Screening Test that comprises Verbal and non-verbal tests and PPDT

Stage 2: Psychological Test comprises Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), Word Association Test (WAT), Situation Reaction Test (SRT), and Self Description Test (SD). Group Testing Officers Test comprises GD, GPE, PGT, HGT, IOT, Command Task, Snake race/Group Obstacle Race, Individual lecture and FGT. The final phase of stage 2 is Personal Interview & conference.

UPSC NDA NA Salary / pay scale

Post salary

Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training for Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy

Rs 56,100/- p.m. (Starting pay in Level 10

Lt to Major

  • Lt – Level 10 (56,100 – 1,77,500)
  • Capt – Level 10 B (61,300-1,93,900)
  • Maj – Level 11 (69,400 –2,07,200)

Lt Colonel to Major General

  • Lt Col – Level 12A (1,21,200 –2,12,400)
  • Col – Level 13 (1,30,600-2,15,900)
  • Brig – Level 13A (1,39,600-2,17,600)
  • Maj Gen – Level 14 (1,44,200-2,18,200)

Lt Gen AG Scale

  • Level 15 (1, 82, 200-2,24,100)

HAG + Scale

  • Level 16 (2,05,400 – 2,24,400)

VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ LtGen (NFSG)

  • Level 17 (2,25,000/-) (fixed)


  • Level 18 (2,50,000/-) (fixed)

Military Service Pay (MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lt to Brig:

Rs 15,500 p.m. fixed

Flying Allowance:

The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance at Rs 25,000/- p.m.




Exam Pattern of Question Paper

Code Subjects  Exam Duration Marks
01 Mathematics 150 min 300
02 General Ability Test 150 min 600
SSC Interview 900
Total Marks 1800


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