Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has today, May 15, released the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (NDA/NA) 2024 (II) exam notification on its official website. Eligible candidates can fill out and submit their online applications at the website upsconline.nic.in till June 4 (6.00 PM). Candidates will be allowed to make certain modifications/corrections to their submitted forms between June 5 to 11, 2024.

UPSC will conduct the NDA/NA 2 Exam 2024 on September 1 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 154th Course, and for the 116th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from July 2, 2025. “The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card on the last working day of the preceding week of the date of examination,” reads the notification.


  • National Defence Academy: 370 [Include 208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force (including 10 for ground duties)].

  • Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme): 34 (including 5 for female candidate)

  • TOTAL: 404

Here’s UPSC NDA 2 notification 2024.

Eligibility criteria

Age: Only unmarried male/female candidates born not earlier than January 2, 2006 and not later than January 1, 2009, are eligible.

Educational qualification:

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Class 12 pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent exam conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the NA: Class 12 pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent.

Candidates who are appearing in Class 12 or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

Selection process

To be acceptable, candidates for the Army/Navy/Naval Academy and Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination (total 900 marks) as fixed by UPSC at their discretion and (ii) Officer Potentiality Test (total 900 marks) as fixed by the Services Selection Board at their discretion.

Application fee

Candidates (excepting SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs 100.

Steps to apply for UPSC NDA 2 exam 2024

  1. Visit official website upsconline.nic.in


  3. Now click Part 1 registration and fill basic information, select post

  4. Proceed to Part 2, upload documents, pay fee

  5. Submit form and print a downloaded copy.

Here’s direct link to UPSC NDA 2 application form 2024

For more details, candidates are advised to visit the official website here.