NDA  I & II 2024 Notification, Exam Date, Vacancies, Eligibility, Syllabus And Age Limits

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What is NDA  I & II 2024 Notification Exam Date Vacancies Eligibility Syllabus And Age Limits? Well, it’s not the National Dental Association Exam if that’s what you’re thinking. NDA stands for National Defence Academy, a premier institution where India’s armed forces select and train their future leaders. The exam is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission to select candidates for Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the NDA. Established in 1954, the NDA exam has a rich legacy of producing some of India’s most distinguished military officers. It’s a dream come true for many young aspirants who want to serve the nation and become a part of India’s defence forces. In this blog, we’ll give you a brief yet informative overview of the eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, and age limit for the NDA Exam 2024.

Eligibility Criteria for NDA  I & II 2024:

The eligibility criteria for the NDA Exam are strict and must be adhered to by every candidate. Firstly, to be eligible for the exam, you must be a citizen of India, Bhutan, or Nepal. Sorry Martians, looks like you’re out of the loop on this one. Secondly, the age limit for NDA Exam applicants is between 16.5 years to 19.5 years. So, for those who have just celebrated their 20th birthday, we’re sorry you’re no longer in the age bracket. Lastly, a candidate must have passed Class 12 from a recognized board or university. We’re sorry to say if your education is equivalent to a Class 12th pass but not recognized by any board, you won’t be eligible for the NDA  I & II 2024 Notification Exam Date Vacancies Eligibility Syllabus And Age Limits.

Don’t worry though. If you don’t meet the eligibility criteria yet, you’ve got a little bit of time left to study hard, gain the right qualifications, and prepare for the NDA Exam. But be warned! This exam is not for the faint-hearted, so brace yourself for an intense journey ahead. Let’s move on to the next section to understand the syllabus.


So we move on to the syllabus section of the NDA Exam. As mentioned earlier in the blog, the written exam is divided into two parts – Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT).

In the Mathematics section, you will be tested on topics like Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, and Vector Algebra. Phew, that’s one long list of topics! But don’t worry, with the right preparation, you can definitely crack it.

Now let’s talk about the General Ability Test (GAT). This section is further divided into two parts – Part A and Part B. Part A includes topics like English, General Knowledge, and Current Affairs. Part B includes topics like Physics, Chemistry, General Science, History, Geography, and Current Events. Now you must be wondering, how do I prepare for so many topics? Well, start early and divide your time and attention equally among each topic. And remember, practice makes perfect!

With this, we come to the end of the syllabus section. Don’t let the list of topics scare you off. With a little bit of hard work and dedication, you can definitely crack the NDA Exam. So keep calm and study on!

NDA Exam Date 2024 :

Ah, the National Defence Academy (NDA) Exam! The excitement, the nerves, the strict schedules – it’s like a rollercoaster ride, only without the actual rollercoaster. But hey, at least you get a chance to serve your country, right? So let’s dive into the key points of the NDA Exam 2024.
Importance of Exam
First things first, why is the NDA Exam such a big deal? Well, for starters, it opens up doors to some of the most prestigious institutions in the country. We’re talking about the Indian Military Academy, the Indian Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy. So if you’ve always dreamt of strapping on a uniform and looking snazzy, this is your chance!
Not only does the Exam give you an opportunity to join these esteemed institutions, but it also acts as a gateway to a career in defense services. Imagine being part of the elite, the brave souls who protect our nation. It’s like being a superhero, except without the cool superpowers. But hey, you’ll still get to wear a cape in your heart!
And let’s not forget the pride and honor associated with serving the nation. The respect that comes with being a part of the defense forces is unmatched. You’ll be looked up to, admired, and occasionally asked to do push-ups by your friends just to show off. But hey, sacrifices need to be made, right?

Exam Pattern:

So, you want to know about the  Exam Pattern? Well, the exam consists of two stages: a written exam and an SSB interview. The written test has two parts: one is about Math, and the other is a General Ability Test (GAT).Candidates need to clear both papers to move to the SSB interview round.
During the SSB interview, the candidates are evaluated through various techniques like group discussions, psychological tests, and personal interviews. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? (Just kidding!)
Now, for the important part – the marking scheme. The written exam carries a total of 900 marks, out of which 300 marks are allotted for Mathematics and 600 marks for GAT. On the other hand, the SSB interview carries 900 marks as well.
So, make sure you prepare well for both the written exam and SSB interview to give your best shot at the  Exam. Good luck!

Application form:

The NDA 2024 Application Form will be available starting from December 20, 2023. The NDA 2024 Exam Dates have also been announced. The first exam, NDA I, will take place on April 21, 2024, and the second one, NDA II, on September 1, 2024. The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts the NDA 2024 exam, which is an entry point for those who want to pursue a career in the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force. This national-level exam occurs twice a year, in April and September.

Here are the important dates for NDA (I) 2024 and NDA (II) 2024 exams:

*For NDA (I) 2024:* *For NDA (II) 2024:*
Notification released: December 20, 2023           May 15, 2024
Application available: December 20, 2023         May 15, 2024
Last date to apply: January 9, 2024           June 4, 2024
Last date to pay application fee: Second week of January 2024 Second week of June 2024
Correction in application details: Third week of January 2024 Second week of June 2024
Withdrawal of application: Fourth week of January 2024 June/July 2024
Admit card available: Fourth week of March 2024    Last week of August 2024
Exam date: April 21, 2024   September 1, 2024
Result announcement: First week of May 2024 September 2024
Interview: May/June 2024 September/October 2024

These dates are essential if you plan to apply for the NDA exams in 2024

Age Limit:

Age Limit: Eligible Age Group and Relaxation in Upper Age Limit
The eligible age group for NDA exam 2024 is 16.5 years to 19.5 years, which means candidates must not be born earlier than January 2, 2004, and not later than January 1, 2007. However, if you are thinking that 19.5 is the maximum age limit, hold on. The good news is that there is a relaxation in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to certain categories.
For example, candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes can have age relaxation of up to five years, while candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) can have age relaxation of up to three years. Similarly, sons of serving/ex-Junior Commissioned Officers/Non-Commissioned Officers/Petty Officers can enjoy relaxation of up to five years in age.
But wait, there’s more! If you have certain qualifications like a pilot license or a commercial pilot license issued by the Director-General of Civil Aviation, then you can enjoy age relaxation of up to two and a half years. So, check out the official website for complete information and see if you are eligible to apply. Good luck!

Preparation Tips:

Preparing for the NDA exam can be quite challenging, but with the right approach, it can be a cakewalk. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the exam.
Firstly, choose the right books to study from. There are numerous books available in the market, but not all of them are beneficial for you. So, make sure to choose the books that cover the entire syllabus, have solved question papers and have ample practice questions.
Secondly, solve previous year question papers. It will help you learn how the test is structured, what kinds of questions are on it, and how hard they are. By solving the papers, you can also analyse your weaknesses and strengths.
Thirdly, take mock tests. Taking practice tests can help you figure out how well you’re prepared. It will help you identify the areas where you need to improve and familiarise yourself with the exam environment. Plus, it will help you manage your time well during the exam. Lastly, time management is crucial. You need to learn how to balance your preparation for both NDA exam and board exams(if applicable). A well-planned timetable allocating time to each subject, revision and practice questions, can be helpful in managing your time efficiently.
Don’t forget, if you only work and never have fun, you won’t enjoy life.. So, take time out for some leisure activities, relax your mind and rejuvenate.


So that’s all folks! We hope this brief summary of the its Notification Exam Date Vacancies Eligibility Syllabus And Age Limits was informative and helpful. Joining the prestigious National Defence Academy isn’t a cakewalk, but with the right preparation and mindset, you can make it happen. Apart from the obvious benefits of serving your nation, being in the NDA also offers numerous opportunities for personal growth and development. We wish all our aspiring defence personnel the best of luck and signing off with a quote,The only easy day was yesterday!”


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