UPSC Releases NDA 2024 Entrance Exam Dates2023-10-09
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the NDA & Naval Academy Exam entrance twice every year for admission to
(1) Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the National Defence Academy (NDA) and
2024 admission schedule
(a) Exam I
Detailed notice publication and start of application process: 20 Dec 2023
Last date to apply: 9 Jan 2024
Date of commencement of exam: 21 April 2024
Check details @ NDA-Exam-I
(b) Exam II
Detailed notice publication and start of application process: 15 May 2024
Last date to apply: 4 Jun 2024
Date of commencement of exam: 1 Sep 2024
Check details @ NDA-Exam-II
Trainings imparted and Degrees awarded
The selected candidates for the three services viz, Army, Navy, and Air Force are given preliminary training both academic and physical for a period of 3 years at the National Defence Academy which is an Inter-Service Institution. The training during the first two and half years is common to the cadets of three wings. All the cadets on passing out will be awarded degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi as under :
(a) Army Cadets - B.Sc/ B.Sc (Computer)/ B.A
(b) Naval Cadets - B. Tech Degree
(c) Air Force Cadets - B. Tech Degree
All the cadets undergoing B.Sc/B.Sc (Computer)/BA Degree program shall be awarded the degree on the successful completion of Academics, Physical and Service Training at NDA. All the cadets undergoing the B Tech program shall be awarded the B.Tech degree on the subsequent Pre Commissioning Training Academies/ Institutions/ Ships/ Air Craft.
The selected candidates of the Naval Academy will be given preliminary training both academic and physical, for a period of 04 years at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. The cadets of the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme will be awarded a B. Tech Degree on successful completion of training.
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