UPSC NDA & NA (I) Online Form 2024

Name of the Post: UPSC NDA & NA (I) Online Form 2024

Post Date: 15-02-2024 

Brief Information: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has Announced notification of National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination I 2024. Those Candidates who are interested in the vacancy details & completed all eligibility criteria can read the Notification & Apply Online.

NDA 2024 Notification

NDA 1 2024 Notification has been released on December 20, 2023. While the, NDA 2 2024 notification will be released on May 15, 2024. The notifications will contain all of the information about the recruitment drive, such as the syllabus, application dates and process, vacancy, list of .

NDA 2024 Highlights

Exam NameNDA 2024
OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission
Exam LevelNational
Frequency of examTwice a year
NDA Selection ProcessWritten Test and SSB Interview
Exam durationMathematics: 2½ hours General Ability Test (GAT): 2½ hours
Exam pattern
  1. GAT: 150 Objective type questions
  2. Mathematics: 120 Objective type questions
  • Unmarried Male & Female
  • Born between January 2, 2005 and January 1, 2008
  • Passed Class 12
  • Physical Standards
Language of ExamEnglish and Hindi

NDA 2024 Exam Dates

Some of the NDA Dates are announced tentatively by UPSC in the annual calendar. It helps with planning the preparation strategies. The other details of the exam, along with the official NDA exam dates are declared in the official notifications.

EventsNDA 1 Exam DateNDA 2 Exam Date (Tentative)
Release of NDA Notification 2024December 20, 2023May 15, 2024
Beginning of NDA ApplicationDecember 20, 2023May 15, 2024
Last Date to Apply Online for NDA 2024January 09, 2024June 04, 2024
Modification in NDA Application FormJanuary 10 to 16, 2024To be Announced
NDA Exam Date 2024April 21, 2024September 01, 2024

NDA 2024 Eligibility

NDA Eligibility Criteria consists of various factors like age limit, educational qualification, physical standards, and more. The basic details about each of them are given here but you must check the elaborate NDA Eligibility Criteria and Physical Standards before they apply. If you fail to fulfill any of the criteria, you will be rejected even if clear the written exam.

ParticularsNDA Eligibility Criteria
Age LimitBorn between July 2, 2005 and July 1, 2008
Educational Qualification
  • Army Wing: Passed or appearing in Class 12
  • Air Force and Naval Wings: Passed or appearing in Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Gender and Marital StatusUnmarried Male and Female
Physical StandardsWeight and standards as per chosen branch

Steps for NDA Apply Online 2024

NDA application forms are made available online. You should check the notification and eligibility and apply online at the soonest once the forms are available, instead of waiting for the last date. It is seen that servers often don’t respond due to the heavy rush towards the end of application process. The application fee is Rs. 100 for General Category and it can be paid both online and offline.

Step 1: Go to the official website of UPSC.

Step 2: Register yourself by entering basic personal information, email ID and contact number.

Step 3: Login using the credentials generated after successful registration.

Step 4: Fill in the NDA Application Form 2024 with required details.

Step 5: Upload scanned documents as per required specifications.

Step 6: Check the details and submit the form.

NDA 2024 Syllabus

NDA Syllabus for Mathematics and GAT consists of various topics and sub-topics that you need prepare for the written exam. The names of the topics for each paper are given here. However, check the detailed NDA Syllabus for the sub-topics of each paper and prepare accordingly.

Mathematics SyllabusAlgebra
Matrices and Determinants
Analytical Geometry of 2 and 3 Dimensions
Differential Calculus
Integral and Differential Calculus
Vector Algebra
Statistics and Probability
General Awareness Test SyllabusPhysics
General Science
History, Freedom Movement, etc.
Current Events

NDA 2024 Exam Pattern

NDA exam pattern prescribed by UPSC consists of objective-type questions. The question paper is bilingual except for the English Language part. There is a negative marking of 0.83 marks in Maths and 1.33 marks in GAT. Other details about NDA exam pattern are tabulated below.

SubjectMax. MarksNo. of QuestionsDuration
Mathematics3001202.5 hours
General Ability Test6001502.5 hours
Total9002705 hours

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