UPSC NDA Examination (I) 2024 – National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (First) 2024

The UPSC NDA Examination (I) 2024 is an entrance examination conducted by India’s Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The exam is conducted twice yearly for admission into the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy (INA). The NDA Exam serves as a gateway for candidates seeking a career in the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force.

The Notification for the examination is usually released in December and May, and the examinations are conducted in April and September respectively.

Only unmarried candidates must have completed their 10+2 education from a recognized board or university and are eligible to sit for the exam.

The examination is conducted twice a year. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

Important dates

Date of Notification


Online Applications can be filled upto

09/01/2024  Till 06:00 PM

Last Date For Submission Of Applications

09/01/2024  Till 06:00 PM

Fee Payment Last Date


Modify / Edit Form

10-16 January 2024

Date of Commencement of Examination


Fee of UPSC NDA Examination(I) 2024

  • General / OBC : 100/-
  • SC / ST / Female : 0/- (Exempted)
  • By remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment, or by using the internet banking facility of any Bank.

Eligibility & Vacancies, Total 400 Post

Post Name

Wing Name

Total Post


National Defence Academy NDA 



12th Class 

National Defence Academy NDA 



12th Class Passed / Appearing with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

National Defence Academy NDA 

Air Force


12th Class Passed / Appearing with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Naval Academy

Cadet Entry Scheme


12th Class Passed / Appearing with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

How to Fill UPSC NDA Examination(I) 2024 Online Form

  • Candidates are required to apply online by using the website  It is essential for the applicant to register himself/herself first at the One Time Registration (OTR) platform, available on the Commission’s website, and then proceed to fill up the online application for the examination.
  • OTR has to be registered only once in a lifetime. This can be done anytime throughout the year. If the candidate is already registered, he/she can proceed straightway to filling up the online application for the examination.

Some Useful Important Links of UPSC NDA Examination(I) 2024

Apply Online

Download Detailed Notification

For One Time Registration (OTR)

Instruction for OTR

UPSC Official Website

Admit Card 

Shall be issued 7 Days before the exam.