All Ways to Join National Defence Academy (NDA) in 2024

All Ways to Join National Defence Academy (NDA) in 2024

All the defence aspirant so looking forward to write the Nda Manish and in 2024 and join the national defence Academy can look through this article and it will benefit them towards joining the services

Or short form for Nda is a joint service Academy of the Indian defence forces it has its place at Khadakwasla which is near Pune in the state of Maharashtra. It was built during the timer for first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It is with the collections for the tri-services that is Army Navy and air force all train together before going to their respective Service Academy for pre-commissioning training. Let’s not talk how can I join the national defence Academy in 2024

How to join NDA in 2024

Nda 1, 2024 important dates 

The candidates should know about the Nda 1 2024 exam dates which are published by the UPSC notification for NDA1 2024. Also, let’s have a look at the schedule for Nda 1 2024 and Nda 2 2024.

NDA 1 2024 Dates

Release date of notification -20th Dec 2023

Last date of filling the form -09th Jan 2024

NDA 2 2024 Dates 

Release date of notification -15 may 2024

Last date of filling the form -04 June 2024

NDA Syllabus

Training period

After selection have to go through a specific training period in all three wings at NDA 

For army cadet wing 

Three years at  NDA + 1 year  at IMA, Dehradun

Indian Air Force wing

Three years at  NDA + 1.5 years  at AFA, Dundigal

For Indian Navy, Wing

Three years at  NDA + 1 year  at INA, Ezhimala

Degrees offered to the cadets

One year of BA, BSc or BTech in various streams as per their services

The process is the following

  1. Written examination
  2. Ssb Interview
  3. Medical test
  4. Final merit list


Age Group : 16.5-19.5 years at the time of joining

Education qualification : the candidate must have completed class 12 or should have been studying in class 12th while filling up the application form. Candidates who opt for air Force and Navy should have physics and chemistry along with mathematics. Candidates who are appearing for Army can have any discipline in the 12 standard.

If your bonding pair for NDA 1 2024 and NDA 2 2024 written exams and Ssb Interview, you can check online/offline courses and mock test 

Fill Your nda Forms 

The Next step is filling up the NDA form which you can do it from the official website of the UPSC. Thats is

After filling the nda forms the candidate can start preparing for the upcoming examinations .


Written Examination 

There will be a total of two examinations 

Paper 1— Mathematical Ability Test 

There will be total of 120 questions with a total of 300 marks that will come in it. There is also 1/3 negative mark for wrong response 

Correct response will get you + 2. 5 marks and negative repose will get you -.833 marks and no response will get you +0 

Syllabus for the same Mathematical ability will be entire 11th and 12th syllabus of mathematics. 

Paper 2- General Ability Test 

In paper II, they’ll be total 150 questions and a total of 600 marks. For each correct response, you get +4 marks, for each negative response -1.33 marks and for no response zero marks

Syllabus for the same will be English 50 questions generally when is a total of hundred questions, which include history, geography, polity, physics, chemistry, biology, general, knowledge and current affairs with no respective order of marks allotted to each topic. 

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