The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is organizing the recruitment process for the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) for 2024. If you want to apply for the UPSC NDA Second 2024 Examination, you can do so online from May 15, 2024, to June 4, 2024. Take a look at the recruitment notification to learn about the requirements, job details, how candidates are selected, age limits, pay, and other important info.

Before you apply for the NDA 2024 exam, make sure to read the official notice carefully. Here are some important things to know about the NDA 2 2024 exam.

Exam Name National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA)
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Level National
Total Vacancies 404
Application Mode Online
Registration Dates 15th May to 4th June 2024
Exam Frequency Twice a year
Exam Stages Written Test and SSB Interview
Exam Mode Offline
Language English and Hindi
Official Website


UPSC NDA II Exam 2024 : Notification

The UPSC just released the NDA 2 Notification 2024 (Advt No. 10/2024-NDA-II) on May 15, 2024, at They’re looking to fill 404 spots for unmarried folks who want to join the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy for the 2024-2025 term. This notification is all about the NDA exam, which UPSC conducts twice a year. It’s the ticket to becoming an officer in the Indian Army, Navy, or Air Force. You can get the official NDA 2 notification PDF using the link provided.


Download Official Notification


UPSC NDA II Exam 2024 : Important Dates

The UPSC has revealed the dates for the NDA 2, 2024 exam. It’s scheduled for September 1st, 2024. Take a look at the table below to note down these important dates and make sure you don’t forget any of them.

Event Date
Application Begin 15/05/2024
Last Date for Apply Online 04/06/2024 (until 06:00 PM only)
Fee Payment Last Date 04/06/2024
Correction Form 05-11 June 2024
Exam Held on 01/09/2024
Admit Card Available Before Exam


UPSC NDA II Exam 2024 : Vacancy

The UPSC has announced 404 job openings for the NDA and Naval Academy through the NDA 2 2024 Notification. These positions are available in the Army, Navy, and Air Force divisions. See the table below for details on vacancy distribution.

Department Vacancies
Army 208
Navy 42
Air Force 120
Naval Academy 34


Department Vacancies
National Defence Academy Army: 208 (including 10 for females)
Navy: 42 (including 3 for females)
(Air Force) Flying: 92 (including 2 for females)

(Air Force) Ground Duties (Tech): 18 (including 2 for females)

(Air Force) Ground Duties (Non-Tech): 10 (including 2 for females)

Naval Academy 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme: 34 (including 5 for females)
Total 404


UPSC NDA II Exam 2024 : Eligibility

The NDA 2 Notification 2024 spells out who can apply very clearly. To be eligible, you have to be Indian, within a certain age range, and meet educational criteria. Only folks living in India can apply for the National Defence Academy (NDA).


Education Qualification

For the Army Wing of the National Defence Academy: Candidates need to have passed their 12th grade or equivalent exam from a State Education Board or University.

For the Air Force and Naval Wings of the National Defence Academy, and the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Candidates should have finished their 12th grade or equivalent, with Physics and Mathematics, from a State Education Board or recognized University.

Please note: Candidates currently in their 12th grade under the 10+2 School Education system or equivalent exam are also eligible to take the UPSC NDA examination.


Age Limit

If you’re not married and were born between January 2nd, 2006, and January 1st, 2009, you can apply for the NDA 2 Exam 2024.

Eligibility Criteria Date
Minimum Birth Date January 2, 2006
Maximum Birth Date January 1, 2009


UPSC NDA II Exam 2024 : Selection Proces

UPSC NDA 2 is an exam by the Union Public Service Commission for those who want to join the defense forces. It has two main parts:

  1. Written test
  2. Intelligence & Personality assessment (SSB)


UPSC NDA II Exam 2024 : Application Fees

The fee to apply for NDA 2 2024 is Rs. 100 for general category candidates. But if you’re from the SC/ST category, a female applicant, or a child of JCOs/NCOs/ORs, you don’t have to pay. You can pay the fee in cash at any State Bank of India (SBI) branch or online using Visa, Mastercard, RuPay credit/debit cards, UPI payment, or internet banking.

Category Fee
General/OBC Rs. 100
SC/ST Rs. 0


UPSC NDA II Exam 2024 : Apply Link

The dates for registering online for NDA 2 applications are out now. Starting from May 15, 2024, you can fill out your NDA 2 application forms on Remember, the last day to submit your forms is June 4, 2024. To apply, just click the link below.


Click Here To Apply


UPSC NDA II Exam 2024 : Salary

Candidates can find out how much they’ll earn at the National Defence Academy (NDA) by checking the official NDA Notification 2024. Those who pass the NDA 2024 exam and get selected for Cadet Training will receive a fixed monthly stipend of Rs 56,100 at pay level 10. This means both male and female cadets will get this same amount every month during their training at the service academies, as mentioned in the NDA 1 Notification for 2024.

Training Stipend Level Stipend Amount
NDA Stipend 56,100 Rs per month (Starting salary in Level 10)


How To Apply For UPSC NDA II Exam 2024 ?

Candidates can apply for the NDA 2 Exam 2024 in two steps. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the UPSC website:
  2. Click on “Apply Online” for the NDA & NA Exam (II) 2024.
  3. Register once with your details.
  4. Log in with your ID and password.
  5. Fill out the form, upload documents, and pay the fee.
  6. Print a copy of your application for reference.