UPSC NDA Registration 2024: How to Apply Online and Check NDA-NA (II) Exam Notification

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (NDA-NA) II Examination for 2024. This prestigious examination opens the door for candidates to join the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the NDA, as well as the Naval Academy. Here, we provide comprehensive details on the notification, eligibility criteria, selection process, and how to apply.

Overview of the UPSC NDA-NA II Exam 2024

Organization Details

Organisation NameUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam NameNational Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2024 (NDA-NA 2)
Exam LevelNational Level Examination
Exam FrequencyTwice a year
Total Vacancies404
Application Process15 May to 04 June 2024
Application ModeOnline

Vacancy Distribution

A total of 404 vacancies are distributed among the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the National Defence Academy, as well as the Naval Academy. The detailed classification of vacancies is as follows:

AcademyWingsNumber of Vacancies
National Defence AcademyArmy208 (including 10 vacancies for female candidates)
Navy42 (including 06 vacancies for female candidates)
Air Force1) Flying-92 (Including 02 vacancies for female candidates)2) Ground Duties (Tech)-18 (including 02 vacancies for female candidates)3) Ground Duties (Non-Tech)-10 (including 02 vacancies for female candidates)
Naval Academy (12 Cadet Entry Scheme)34 (including 05 vacancies for female candidates)
Total 404 Vacancies

Educational Qualification

  • For the Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Candidates must have completed the 12th class from a recognized board/university approved by the State Examination Board.
  • For the Navy and Air Force Wing of the National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Candidates must have passed 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) as part of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or an equivalent examination conducted by a State Examination Board or University.
  • Note: Candidates currently appearing in the 12th class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or an equivalent examination are also eligible to apply.

Application Fee Details

Register for UPSC NDA 2024: Check the NDA-NA (II) Exam Notification and Apply Online

The application fee for the NDA-II Examination 2024 is ₹100, except for SC/ST/Female/Wards of JCOs/NCOs/ORs specified in Note 2, who are exempted from the registration fee. The fee can be paid through any branch of the State Bank of India by cash, debit card, credit card, visa, master, Rupay, or UPI payment of any bank.

Important Dates

  • Notification Released: 15 May 2024
  • Starting Date to Apply: 15 May 2024
  • Last Date to Apply: 04 June 2024
  • Exam Date: 01 September 2024

Selection Procedure

The selection process for the NDA-NA II Exam 2024 involves two stages:

Written Examination

The written examination assesses the candidate’s knowledge in subjects such as Mathematics and General Ability. The exam is designed to test the candidate’s logical reasoning, mathematical skills, and overall general awareness.

SSB Interview

Candidates who qualify for the written examination will be called for the Services Selection Board (SSB) Interview. The SSB Interview includes various tests designed to evaluate the candidate’s personality, intelligence, and suitability for a career in the Armed Forces. This includes psychological tests, group tasks, and a personal interview.

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How to Apply for the UPSC NDA-NA II Examination 2024

Step-by-Step Application Process

  1. Visit the Official Website: Go to
  2. Locate the Exam Notice: Navigate to the “What’s New” section and find the “Exam Notice: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II) 2024”.
  3. Access the Application Link: Click on the exam notice link, and a direct “Apply Online” link will be provided on the page.
  4. New Registration: Click on “New Registration” and fill in all the required details, including personal information, educational qualifications, and contact details.
  5. Submit Details: After filling in the details, click on the “Submit” button.
  6. Payment of Fee: Pay the registration fee using any of the provided payment methods.
  7. Confirmation: The registration process will be completed once the payment is successful.
  8. Print Registration Form: Take a printout of the registration form for future reference.

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