UPSC NDA & NA (I) Recruitment 2024


Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recently released a notification for the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination I 2024. This is a golden opportunity for candidates aspiring to join the prestigious armed forces. Interested individuals who meet the eligibility criteria can apply online. Here's a comprehensive guide with all the essential details for UPSC NDA & NA (I) Online Form 2024.

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    Name of the Exam: NDA & NA-I Exam 2024

    Advertisement Number: 03/2024-NDA-I


    NDA & NA-I Exam 2024

    Application Fee:

    Candidates are required to pay the following application fees:

    For Others: Rs. 100/-

    For Female/SC/ST: NIL

    Payment can be made either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash or by using the net banking facility of any bank.

    Important Dates:

    Starting Date for Apply Online: 20-12-2023

    Last Date to Apply Online & Payment of Fee: 09-01-2024

    Last Date for Fee Payment (Pay by): 08-01-2023 till 06:00 PM

    Last Date for Payment of Fee (Online): 09-01-2024

    Modification Dates: 10-01-2024 to 16-01-2024

    Date of Exam: 21-04-2024

    Date for Downloading of Admit Card: Before Exam

    Age Limit:

    Minimum Age: Not earlier than 02-07-2005

    Maximum Age: Not later than 01-07-2008


    Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

    12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education

    12th Class Pass with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics of the 10+2 Pattern of School Education

    Vaccancy Details:

    National Defence Academy (NDA)

    BranchVacanciesFemale Candidates
    Air Force (i) Flying922
    Air Force (ii) Ground Duties (Tech)182
    Air Force (iii) Ground Duties (Non Tech)102
    Total NDA Vacancies37019

    Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)



    Female Candidates

    Naval Academy



    Application Process:

    Click on the link for the NDA & NA (I) Online Form 2024.

    Fill in the required details and upload the necessary documents.

    Pay the application fee as per your category.

    Submit the form and take a printout for future reference.

    Read Full Notification Here - 03/2024-NDA-I

    Official Website - Union Public Service Commission

    Apply for NDA & NA-I Exam 2024- Apply Here

    Pay Scale & Allowances:

    Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training

    Male and female cadets receive a stipend of Rs 56,100/- per month throughout their training period in academies. Upon successful commissioning, officers' pay is fixed in the first cell of Level 10, and arrears for admissible allowances during the training period are paid.

    (b) Pay Levels

    (i) Rank Pay Level (in Rs.)

    Lieutenant (Lt) - Level 10 (Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500/-)

    Captain (Capt) - Level 10 B (Rs. 61,300 – 1,93,900/-)

    Major (Maj) - Level 11 (Rs. 69,400 – 2,07,200/-)

    (ii) Military Service Pay (MSP)

    Officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier receive a fixed Military Service Pay of Rs 15,500/- per month.

    (iii) Flying Allowance

    Army Aviators (Pilots) in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to a flying allowance of Rs 25,000/- per month.

    (iv) Other Allowances

    Dearness Allowance

    Para Allowance: Rs 10,500/- pm

    Para Reserve Allowance: Rs 2,625/- pm

    Para Jump Instructor Allowance: Rs 10,500/- pm

    Project Allowance: Rs 3,400/- pm

    Special Forces Allowance: Rs 25,000/- pm

    Technical Allowance (Tier-I): Rs 3,000/- pm

    Technical Allowance (Tier-II): Rs 4,500/- pm

    (v) Field Area Allowances

    Depending on rank and area of posting, officers in Field Areas receive various allowances, including Highly Active Field Area Allowance, Field Area Allowance, Modified Field Area Allowance, High Altitude Allowance, and Counter Insurgency Allowance.

    (vi) Additional Allowances

    Siachen Allowance: Rs 42,500/- per month

    Uniform Allowance: Rs 20,000/- per year

    Ration in Kind: Provided in peace and field areas

    (vii) Children's Education Allowance

    Rs. 2250/- per month per child for two eldest surviving children from Nursery to 12th Class.

    (viii) Hostel Subsidy

    Rs. 6,750/- per month per child for two eldest surviving children from Nursery to 12th Class.

    (ix) Cadets' Benefits

    In case of invalidment or death of a cadet, various monetary benefits are available, including monthly ex-gratia amounts and disability awards.

    12. (a) Army Group Insurance Fund

    The Army Group Insurance Fund provides insurance cover of Rs. 15 lakh for cadets on payment of a one-time non-refundable premium. The scheme also covers disability benefits based on the percentage of disability.

    (b) Lady/Gentlemen Cadets Insurance

    Lady/Gentlemen Cadets during pre-commission training receive insurance coverage of Rs. One Cr and those invalidated out due to disability may receive Rs 25 lakhs for 100 percent disability.

    Selection Process:

    The selection process is based on the following steps. (a) written M.C.Q type question (b) Interviews (c) Medical Examination.

    Written Examination Structure

    The written examination consists of two subjects: Mathematics and General Ability Test. Here's a quick overview:

    Subject-wise Details:

    Mathematics (Subject Code 01):

    Duration: 2½ Hours

    Maximum Marks: 300

    General Ability Test (Subject Code 02):

    Duration: 2½ Hours

    Maximum Marks: 600

    Total Marks for Written Examination: 900

    2. Objective Type Questions

    All papers in both Mathematics and General Ability Test will comprise objective type questions. This format is designed to assess candidates' analytical and decision-making skills.

    3. Bilingual Question Papers

    To ensure equal accessibility, the question papers (Test Booklets) for Mathematics and Part "B" of General Ability Test will be set in both Hindi and English. This bilingual approach aims to cater to candidates with proficiency in either language.

    4. Metric System in Weights and Measures

    In certain sections of the question papers, particularly those related to Weights and Measures, the metric system will be employed. This inclusion aligns with the need for a comprehensive understanding of measurement standards.

    5. Handwritten Answers

    Candidates are required to write the examination papers in their own handwriting. The use of a scribe is strictly prohibited. This policy ensures the authenticity of the responses and promotes individual effort.

    6. Qualifying Marks

    The UPSC retains the discretion to establish qualifying marks for one or more subjects within the examination. Aspirants must stay updated on any announcements regarding the qualifying criteria.

    7. Prohibited Aids

    Candidates are not permitted to use calculators, mathematical tables, or logarithmic tables while answering the objective type papers (Test Booklets). Bringing such aids into the Examination Hall is strictly prohibited.

    *** Physical Measurement test with proper guidline by the appropiate authority. 

    ***  Medical Test with sutaible parameter  by the appropiate authority. 


    Don't miss out on this opportunity to serve your country. Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria and submit your application before the deadline. For further details, candidates are advised to read the full notification available on the official UPSC website.