NDA 2024: NDA 2 Notification (Out), Exam Date, Notification, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

UPSC has released NDA 2024 notification for NDA 2 on 15 May 2024. Candidates can apply online for NDA application form 2024 till 4 June 2024. Read the complete article to know more about NDA 2 exam.

NDA 2 Notification 2024

The NDA 2 2024 exam Notification for NDA 2 has released on the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) official website. The NDA 2 notification 2024 released on 15 May 2024. Along with the NDA notification 2024, the NDA application from 2024 will also start. The NDA to apply online link will be has been activated from 15 May 2024. NDA has released 404 unmarried boys and girls to be recruited for FY 2024-25 for the National Defence Academy and Navel AcademyInterested and Eligible Candidates can apply online for NDA 2 2024 exam till 4 June 2024. NDA 2 2024 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 1st September 2024.

Candidates who qualified in class 12 are eligible to participate in the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam. Candidate must be aged between 16.5 years to 19.5 years. Earlier only male candidates where allowed to take the exam, however after the supreme court order in 2021 female candidates have also been made eligible to take the exam from 2022. Selected candidate in NDA can receive NDA salary from Rs. 55,100 to Rs. 2,50,00.

NDA Exam

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conduct the NDA exam twice a year i.e. April (NDA 1) and September (NDA 2).The NDA exam is a national-level entrance examination in India. It is a gateway for young candidates Aspiring to join the Indian armed forces, including the Army, Navy, and Air Force as officers. NDA is one of the most sought-after defence entrance exams in the country. Both male and female candidates are eligible to apply for NDA exam.

NDA 2 Overview

Exam NameNDA 2 2024
OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission
Exam LevelNational
Frequency of examTwice a year
NDA2 Vacancy404
NDA Selection ProcessWritten Test
SSB Interview
Exam durationMathematics: 2½ hours
General Ability Test (GAT): 2½ hours
EligibilityClass 12 Passed Unmarried Male & Female
Language of ExamEnglish and Hindi
Official Websitewww.upsc.gov.in

NDA 2 Exam Date 2024

National Defence Acdemy has announced, the NDA 2 exam will be held on 1 September 2024. The selection process of NDA is conducted in two main stages: written exam and SSB interviews. Candidates can check here the details schedule for NDA 2 2024.

EventsNDA 2 Exam Date (Tentative)
NDA 2 Notification Release15 May 2024
NDA 2 Application Form 202415 May 2024
Last Date to Apply Online for NDA 2 202404 June 2024
Modification in NDA 2 Application FormTo be Announced
NDA 2 Exam Date 202401 September 2024 (Sunday)

Also, Check
CSIR NET Notification 2024
UGC NET 2024

NDA Eligibility 2024

To be eligible for the NDA exam 2024 candidates must meet the eligibility criteria set by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Candidate must be a citizen of India, aged between 16.5 years to 19.5 years and must be passed class 12th. Check can go through the detailed NDA eligibility criteria below.


Candidates must be one of the following:
– A citizen of India, or
– A subject of Nepal, or
– A subject of Bhutan, or
– A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

NDA Age Limit

As per the provision, only unmarried males/female candidates who range between 16.5 years to 19.5 years are eligible to apply for NDA 2 2024.

NDA Education Qualification 2024

For Army Wings of NDA: Applicants should be passed class 12 and equivalent exams from recognised boards or universities.

For Air Force and Navel Wings of NDA and for 10 + 2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: the candidate must be twelfth class passed with physics, chemistry, and mathematics or equivalent from recognised board or university.

NDA Marital Status

Candidate must not be married until they complete their entire training. During the NDA application form 2024 filling both male and female candidate must not be married.

NDA Selection Process

The NDA selection process includes to main stages: Written exam and SSB interview. Candidate who qualified the written exam would be shortlisted for NDA SSB interview. The SSB Interview consist of personality test, physical test and medical examination.

  • Written Exam: Pen and Paper Test
  • SSB Interview: Officer Intelligence Rating, Picture Perception & Description Test, Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and Conference.
  • Final Selection

NDA 2 Vacancy 2024

National Defence Academy release vacancy for both male and female candidate. The NDA vacancy release twice a year for NDA 1 and NDA 2. For NDA 2 a total of 404 has been released. The NDA 2 vacancy 2024 has release along with the NDA 2 notification. Candidate can check the NDA 2 vacancy below.

NDA 2 Vacancy 2024
National Defence Academy Army208 (including 10 for female candidates)
Navy42 (including 03 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 candidates)

Steps to NDA 2 Apply Online 2024

Aspiring candidates can follow these steps to apply online for NDA 2. Candidates advised to fill out their application form before the last date to avoid the heavy Rush towards the end of application process.

NDA 2 2024 – Apply online

  • Firstly visit the official website of UPSC at www.upsc.gov.in.
  • Start by registering yourself, enter your personal information such as email ID and contact number for the registration.
  • Afterwards, the NDA 2 application form 2024 with all required documents.
  • Upload scanned documents such as photographs, signatures and other required documents.
  • submit the details.
  • Finally make a print out for future reference.

NDA Salary 2024

NDA salary will vary from the branch and post selected by candidates after training. NDA exam is in excellent opportunity for the young in candidates to embark on prestigious and noble career in Indian armed force. Candidates can check here the pay level and grade pay in the table given below.

RankLevelPay Level (in Rs.)
LieutenantLevel 10Rs. 56,100 – Rs. 1,77,500
CaptainLevel 10 BRs. 6,13,00 – Rs. 1,93,900
MajorLevel 11Rs. 6,94,00 – Rs. 2,07,200
Lieutenant ColonelLevel 12ARs. 1,21,200 – Rs. 2,12400
ColonelLevel 13Rs. 1,30,600 – Rs. 2,15,900
BrigadierLevel 13ARs. 1,39,600 – Rs. 2,17,600
Major GeneralLevel 14Rs. 1,44,200 – Rs. 2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG ScaleLevel 15Rs. 1,82,200 – Rs. 2,24,100
HAG+ScaleLevel 16Rs. 2,05,400 – Rs. 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)Level 17Rs. 2,25,000/- (fixed)
COASLevel 18Rs. 2,50,000/- (fixed)

NDA Exam Pattern 2024

The NDA exam pattern consist of written examination (objective type questions). The question paper contains two subjects: Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). The General Ability Test is for the sub-divided into two parts: English and General knowledge. The NDA exam is conducted for a total of 900 marks. There is a negative marking in NDA exam of 0.83 marks in math and 1.33 marks in GAT. Candidates can check the complete NDA 2024 exam pattern below.

SubjectMax. MarksNo. Of questionsDurationNegative Marking
Mathematics3001202.5 Hours0.83 Marks
General Ability Test (GAT)
Part A – English
Part B – General Knowledge
6001502.5 Hours1.33 Marks
Total9002705 Hours

NDA Syllabus 2024

The NDA syllabus for mathematics and GAT (English & General Knowledge) is totally based on of class 11th and 12th. For NDA syllabus candidate are advised to thoroughly read the NCERT book for math. Candidates can check here the NDA syllabus below.

NDA Mathematics Syllabus

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Matrix and determinants
  • Integral calculus and differential equation
  • Trigonometry
  • Vector algebra
  • Analytical electrical geometry of 2 and 3 dimensions
  • Statistics and probability

NDA English Syllabus

  • Spotting errors
  • Comprehension
  • Selecting word
  • Ordering of words in a sentence
  • Sentence improvement
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms

NDA General Knowledge Syllabus

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • General science
  • History & freedom movement
  • Geography
  • Current affairs

FAQ on NDA 2 2024

What is the NDA 2 exam date 2024?

As per the UPSC calendar the NDA 2 exam date 2024 is scheduled to be conducted on 1 September 2024.

When will the NDA 2 2024 notification will release?

The NDA 2 notification 2024 has released on 15 May 2024 all the official website of UPSC.

What is the NDA eligibility?

Candidate who qualified class 12th our only eligible to apply for NDA. As per the new rule both male and female candidate can apply for NDA. There is must be between 16.5 years to 19.5 years.

When did the NDA 2 2024 application form to will release

As per the UPSC calendar NDA 2 2024 application form released on 15 May 2024 and interested candidate can apply online till 4 June 2024.

What is the last date to apply online for NDA 2 2024?

The apply online link will be activated till 4 June 2024 on the official website of UPSC.

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