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NDA 1 2024 Notification, Exam Date, Vacancies, Eligibility, Syllabus And Age Limits

According to the Union Public Service Commission schedule, the Notification for the National Defence Academy Examination (I) 2024 is released on December 20, 2023. The National Defence Academy Exam takes place twice a year. The Union Public Service Commission administers the national-level exam NDA.

The Union Public Service Commission will hold the NDA 1 2024 Examination on 21 April 2024, for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 153rd Course and the 115th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) beginning on Jan 1, 2025. Candidates who complete their training at the National Defence Academy are recruited into the Army, Navy, and Air Force after passing the admission exam, the SSB Interview, and the medical exam.

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NDA 1 2024 Important Dates:

NDA 1 2024 Important Dates: UPSC will publish the NDA 1 2024 notification and important dates. Let’s have a look at the tentative schedule for NDA 1 2024 exam.

NDA 1 2024 Notification Exam Date Vacancies Eligibility Syllabus And Age Limits
NDA 1 2024 Application Start Date20 December 2023
NDA 1 2024 Application Last Date09 January 2024
NDA 1 2024 Exam Date21 April 2024 (SUNDAY)
NDA 1 2024 Admit Card Download Date3 weeks before the exam
NDA 1 2024 Result Date (Expected)May – June 2024
NDA 1 2024 Official NotificationTO BE UPDATED
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NDA 1 2024 Notification:

As per the Union Public Service Commission calendar, the notification for the NDA 1 2024 will be released on 20th December 2023.

NDA 1 2024 Age Eligibility & Date Of Birth

Both Male and Female candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 2005 and not later than 1st July 2008 are eligible.

NDA 1 2024 Vacancies:


NDA 1 2024 Exam Date:

NDA 1 2024 written exam will be conducted on 21 April 2024 (SUNDAY).

NDA 1 2024 Application Fee:

General and OBC candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/-. Women, SC, and ST candidates are exempted from fee payment.

Prepare for the NDA Exam 2024:

NDA 1 2024 Applications:

Once the application process begins, candidates can visit the official UPSC website and click on “NDA Applications”. Candidates are then required to fill out the form with the correct details, pay the application fees and submit the form. It is advisable to have all relevant documents scanned and ready beforehand in order to apply for the exam as and when the applications start.

NDA 1 2024 Admit Card:

The admit card to the exam will be released approximately two weeks prior to the exam on the official website. Candidates are required to download and print the admit card and check their details thoroughly. If there is any mistake one can inform the authorities via email. Do not forget to carry the admit card on the day of the exam.

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NDA 1 2024 Eligibility Criteria:


A candidate must be an unmarried male or female and must be:

  1. A citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal
  3. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  4. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. 

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (1), (3) and (4) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.  

A certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

If you are preparing for the NDA 1 2024 and NDA 2 2024 written exam and SSB interview, you can check SSBCrackExams online courses and mock tests.

NDA Educational Qualification:

Military WingEducational Qualification
Air Force Wing12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board or a University.  
Naval Wing12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board or a University.  
Army Wing12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University  


  • The age limit is between sixteen years, during the commencement of the course, to nineteen years, during the commencement of the course.
  • A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of the Armed Forces shall not be eligible to apply.
  • For NDA 1, unmarried candidates not born earlier than 02nd July 2005 and not later than 1st July 2008 are eligible.
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NDA Physical Fitness- Undesirable Health Issues:

  • Wax in Ears
  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Hydrocele / Phimosis
  • Condition of Overweight / Underweight
  • Under Sized Chest
  • Piles
  • Tonsillitis
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Varicocele

Case of Body Tattoos:

  • Candidates must ensure that any permanent body tattoos, if present, are only on the inside side of the forearm.
  • Tattoos on the inside of the elbow to the wrist, as well as the reverse side of the palm/back (dorsal) side of the hand, would not be accepted by UPSC.
  • Permanent tattoos on any other region of the body are also prohibited.
  • If the candidate belongs to a tribe where tattoo marks on the face or body are traditional, admission will be given on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the customs involved. In such cases, the decision of the authorities would be definitive.
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NDA 1 2024 Exam Syllabus:

The NDA exam is divided into two papers namely Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT).

Mathematics Paper:

Total Marks300 marks
Number of Questions120
Marks Awarded for Correct Answer2.5 marks
Negative Marking-0.83 marks
Exam Duration2.5 hours

Topic-Wise Question Distribution:

Quadratic Equation15-20
Matrices and Determinants30
Complex Number10-15

General Ability Paper:

Total Marks600 marks
Number of Questions150
Number of Questions in English Section50
Number of Questions in the General Knowledge Section100
Maximum Marks for English200 marks
Maximum Marks for General Knowledge400 marks
Marks for Correct Answer4 marks in both section
Negative Marking-1.33 marks in both sections
Exam Duration2.5 hours

Topic-Wise Question Distribution:


TopicNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
Spotting Errors520
Selecting Words1040
Ordering of Words in a Sentence936
Sentence Improvement1040

General Knowledge:

TopicNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
General Science1144
History and Freedom Movement1664
Current Affairs1768

NDA 1 2024 Exam Centres:

ChandigarhRaipurChennaiPort Blaire
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Last Official NDA Exam Cut Off

Cutoff 1 2022 2
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NDA 1 2024 Results:

The NDA 1 2024 exam results will be released around one month after the exam begins. Candidates can find the results on the official website. If an applicant receives qualifying marks, he or she will be invited to the SSB Interview.

NDA 1 2024 Expected Cut-Off:

The cut-off is determined by the difficulty of the exam, the number of available positions, and the number of people taking the exam. Cut-offs typically differ from exam to exam. We can generate an estimate by analysing prior years’ cut-offs:

Previous YearNDA 1NDA 2
2022360350 (expected)

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NDA 1 2024 Selection Process:

Step 1: Written Exam

  • The first step involves the written exam.
  • The exam involves two papers on mathematics and general ability.

Step 2: SSB Interview

  • The second step involves the SSB Interview.
  • Candidates who clear the written exam are called for the SSB Interview which tests them on their personality, physical fitness, group discussions, and psychology.

Step 3: Medical Exam

  • Candidates who pass the entrance exam and the SSB Interview are next medically assessed to determine their fitness to join the armed forces.
  • A medical professional will be assigned to examine the candidates for any flaws.
  • If the candidates are found to be medically fit, they will be accepted into the academy.

NDA 1 2024 Answer Key:

The UPSC will disclose the exam answer key after the exam has been completed and around the same time they will reveal the results. Coaching institutions distribute answer keys far in advance of sharing solutions with their pupils. The exam answer key can be found on the website of any NDA tutoring organisation.

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NDA 1 2024 Salary:

The stipend given to cadets during the training session is Rs 56,100. 

AllowancesAmount Payable
Dearness AllowanceAdmissible at the same rates and under the same conditions as are applicable to the civilian personnel
Kit Maintenance AllowanceINR 20,000/- annually with dress allowances
Para AllowanceINR 10,500/- per month
Special Forces AllowanceINR 25,000/- per month
Para Jump Instructor AllowanceINR 10,500/- per month
Project AllowanceINR 3,400/- per month
Para Reserve AllowanceINR 2,625/- per month
Technical Allowance (tier 1)INR 3.000/- per month
Technical Allowance (tier 2)INR 4,500/- per month

With ranks, the salary also varies:

Lieutenant10Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500
Captain10 BRs. 61,300 – 1,93,900
Major11Rs. 69,400 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel12 ARs. 1,21,200 – 2,12,400
Colonel13Rs. 1,30,600 – 2,15,900
Brigadier13 ARs. 1,39,600 – 2,17,600
Major General14Rs. 1,44,200 – 2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale15Rs. 1,82,200 – 2,24,100
HAG + Scale16Rs. 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Lieutenant General (NFSG)/Army Cdr17Rs. 2,25,000 fixed
COAS18Rs. 2,50,000 fixed

NDA 1 2024 Roles:

Certain roles include:

  1. Being disciplined
    1. Performing your duties to the best of your abilities
    2. Putting the nation first
    3. Being a team player
    4. Being hard-working and sincere

I hope this article was helpful in understanding the NDA 1 2024 application process along with the requirements and eligibility to appear for the exam.

LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION AND WITHDRAWAL OF APPLICATIONS: Online Applications can be filled up to 09th January 2024 till 6:00 PM.

NDA 1 2024 Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is the age limit for NDA 1 2024?

The age limit for answering the entrance exam is between 16.5 years to 19.5 years.

2. How can one apply for the NDA 1 2024 exam?

Visit the official UPSC website and click on the NDA Application link. Fill in the form and upload the relevant documents. Make sure all the information is correct. Pay the application fee and submit the form.

3. How many times can one attempt the exam?

There is no limit on the number of attempts. However, one has to keep the age limit in mind as there are no age relaxations allowed.

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