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NDA Application Form 2024; Last Date, Session 2, Direct Link to Apply


NDA 2024 application form: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) started the submission of NDA 1 application form 2024 on December 20, 2023, along with the issuance of an official NDA advertisement. The application form can be accessed at upsconline.nic.in. Applicants seeking admission to the defence courses can register for this NDA until January 9, 2024. Moreover, they can apply online directly from this page.

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Applicants are suggested to go through the eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. They must have their personal and academic information available, as well as scanned images, to complete the registration process. Read on to get details on application dates, steps to apply online and more.

Latest Updates:
— UPSC NDA 1 application form submission started on December 20, 2023, and end on January 9, 2024. Download the official notice to know more and check the steps to know how to apply online.

NDA Application Form 2024

The NDA Application is released for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the NDA and Indian Naval Academy Courses. (INAC). Interested candidates can apply for this exam only in online mode. The online form consists of a one-time registration (OTR) and an entry form. Candidates must first complete the OTR before continuing to the application form. However, the direct link to fill out the form has been provided on this page once, it gets officially released. Candidates can also find below all of the information needed to fill out the online form.

NDA 2024 Application Form Dates

The Commission released the schedule for UPSC NDA 1 and 2 examinations. Candidates should note down the important dates to avoid missing any last dates. Check out the important dates from the table below:

EventsNDA 1 DatesNDA 2 Dates
NDA Notification 2024December 20, 2023May 15, 2024
NDA Application FormDecember 20, 2023May 15, 2024
Last Date To ApplyJanuary 9, 2024June 4, 2024
Application WithdrawalJanuary 2024To Be Notified
NDA 2024 Exam DateApril 21, 2024September 1, 2024

NDA Form 2024 Apply Online Link

Applicants must know the detailed NDA 1 eligibility criteria before filling out the online form. Only those who meet the required eligibility criteria will be allowed to submit their online form. The form fee is INR 100. The SC/ST/Women/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from fee payment. To submit the online form before the deadline, click on the link mentioned below:

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  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the menu bar “Getting into my dream undergraduate college” 
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “Defence” from the Dropdown and click “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and Select “NDA & NA – EE” on the search bar and click “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Practice” from the Header Section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any NDA & NA subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the practice.

Prerequisite Documents for NDA Registration

Candidates have to keep essential details and required documents available while filling out the NDA application form. The details and documents needed are listed below.

  • Active email ID and mobile number
  • Scanned photograph and signature
  • Valid photo ID card details
  • Other documents and certificates (if applicable)
  • Basic personal and academic details
  • Fee payment details, etc.

How to Apply Online for NDA Exam 2024?

The candidates are advised to follow the given procedure to apply for the NDA 2024 exam:

NDA Registration Process: Part 1

In Part 1, candidates need to fill up their details, choose branch preference, verify details, and the NDA registration ID will be generated.

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website of UPSC: upsconline.nic.in.
  • 3rd Step: Now, click on “Click Here for PART I” for the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I). Read the instructions carefully and click on “Yes”.
  • 4th Step: On Page 1, enter the details as mentioned below:
    • Name –  Candidates must enter their name as per the matriculation/secondary examination certificate (Class 10th or Class 12th Result card).
    • Gender – Select Gender, male or female.
    • Date of Birth – The date of birth should be entered in dd/mm/yyyy format.
    • Father’s Name and Mother’s Name – Do not use prefixes such as Shri, Dr, etc.
    • Nationality – Select the Nationality from the drop-down menu.
    • Martial Status – Only unmarried male candidates are eligible for the NDA form to fill up.
    • Community – Select the category SC/ST/OBC/General from the drop-down menu.
    • Fee Remission – Fee exemption is admissible for SC and ST sons of JCOs/NCOs/Ors.
    • Educational Qualification – Applicants need to select their educational qualification – if they passed Class 12/HSC or appearing for the same.
    • Address and Email ID – Please enter the correct address and mobile number. All the communications will be done through the information candidates have filled in the NDA form. Along with the address and email ID, candidates also need to provide their contact numbers.
  • 5th Step: Click on “Continue”.
  • 6th Step: In Page 2, candidates need to choose their preferences out of the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy as mentioned below:
    1. Preferences have to be made by selecting the numbers from 1 to 4.
    2. Mark ‘0’ if do not want to give any preference.
    3. Those who are from Sanik/Military School or Son of JCO/NCO/Other Rank Officer have to enter details.
  • 7th Step: On Page 3, candidates need to verify the details entered in the NDA Application Form. Once he/she has pressed the “I Agree” button, no more changes can be made.
  • 8th Step: In Page 4, candidates can generate their Registration ID. Note down the registration number, name, father’s name, DOB, email ID, etc. An email will also be sent to the candidate’s email ID.

If candidates want to pay the application fee offline, they must print out the Pay-in-slip.

NDA Registration Process: Part 2

The Part 2 application process is divided into three stages, as given below:

  1. Fee Payment
  2. Selection of Examination Centre
  3. Uploading of Photograph and Signature

1. Fee Payment

The NDA Application Fee can be paid both online as well as offline. Candidates can check the application fee for general and reserve category categories below:

CategoryApplication Fee
General/ OBC/ EWSRs. 100/-
SC, ST, Sons of JCOs, NCOs, and ORsNil

Mode of Payment – The NDA Application Fee can be paid through any branch of SBI Bank. In offline payment, candidates need to take the printout of the pay-in-slip during part-II registration and deposit the fee. Candidates can also pay the NDA Application fee through net banking.

  • Candidates should note that payment of the application fee should be made only through prescribed modes.
  • The application fee paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • The application form will be rejected for candidates whose payment details are not received from the bank.

2. Selection of Examination Centre

Candidates need to select the exam centre as per their choices.

3. Uploading of Photograph and Signature

The scanned images should be in JPG format. The file size is mentioned in the below table:

Scanned Images/ DocumentsFile Size and FormatInstructions
Photograph20 to 300 KB in JPG formatThe photograph must be recent and with white background
Signature20 to 300 KB in JPG formatThe signature must not be in capitals, and use should be in blue/ black ink
Photo Identity Document (PID)20 to 300 KB in pdf formatAny one of the following documents can be uploaded-
Voter Card/ Aadhar Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/ Central Government

Candidates need not send the hard copy of the NDA Application form to the UPSC Authorities.

How to Withdraw NDA Online Form 2024?

Candidates will get an option to withdraw their NDA 2024 application form if they don’t want to attempt the test. Follow the detailed steps outlined below to withdraw the online form:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC – upsconline.nic.in.
  • Look for the link “Online request for withdrawal of application for various UPSC examinations” or Click here to Withdraw the NDA 1 Registration Form 2024.
  • Pay close attention to all key instructions displayed on the screen.
  • Select either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ from the drop-down at the bottom of the page. The withdrawal facility is available for those candidates who do not want to appear in the exam.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions. 
  • Enter the Registration ID.
  • Click on the ‘Continue’ button.
  • Separate OTPs will be sent to candidates’ registered mobile numbers and email IDs.
  • Enter the OTP without any error.
  • Click on the “Submit” button.
  • After the request is accepted for online withdrawal of the application, candidates must print the receipt.
  • Once the application has been withdrawn, it cannot be revived.
  • On successful completion of the withdrawal of the application, an auto-generated email and SMS will be sent to the candidate’s registered email ID and mobile.

NDA Eligibility Criteria

UPSC provides detailed information about NDA 2024 Eligibility Criteria for the candidates who aspire to join the defence sector. The candidates can refer to the following eligibility criteria as shown below:

Eligibility FactorsCriteria
Educational QualificationPassed 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognised board
NDA Attempts LimitTill within the upper age limit

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FAQs on NDA Online Application Form 2024

The frequently asked questions related to NDA form 2024 apply online are given below:

Q: When will the NDA 1 online form be released?

A: The NDA 1 application form was released on December 20, 2023.

Q: What is the last date to apply for the NDA 1 2024 exam?

A: The last date to apply for the NDA 1 2024 exam is January 9, 2024.

Q: Is it necessary to fill both Part 1 and Part 2 of the NDA application form 2024?

A: Yes, candidates must fill out both parts of the NDA application form 2024.

Q: How can I fill out the NDA 2024 application form?

A: Candidates can fill out the NDA 2024 online form by following the steps provided in this article.

Q: I cannot find the ‘I Agree’ or ‘Declaration’ or ‘Continue’ button while filling out the NDA online form. What to do?

A: This may happen due to incompatible computer resolutions and require candidates to decrease the resolution before filling up Part 2 of the NDA application form. 

We hope this article on NDA Application Form 2024 helps you. Stay tuned to Embibe for the latest updates on UPSC NDA 2024.

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