The Online application form process for UPSC NDA 1 2024 exam has begun with the release of NDA 1 Notification 2024 to fill 400 vacancies for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC) of the NDA for the 153rd Course and the 115th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). This is a golden opportunity for the aspirants who are looking forward to their careers at National Defence Academy. As announced by UPSC, the 12th pass candidates can submit their duly filled NDA Form 2024 online mode. NDA online application form 2024 link has been activated till 9th January 2024 by 6 pm, therefore, candidates who have not submitted their applications yet must not waste for last hour. 

NDA Application Form 2024

Interested and eligible candidates have to submit their UPSC NDA 1 Application Form 2024 to register themself for NDA 1 Exam 2024. Union Public Service Commission is held responsible for conducting NDA Exams and the online registration link is available on its official website The direct link to fill NDA Form has also been linked in the article below for your reference along with the complete details required to fill out UPSC NDA 1 Online Form 2024. 

NDA Form 2024 for NDA 1 Exam

Check all the Important dates for the NDA application form 2024 for the NDA 1 exam as mentioned in the below table as notified by UPSC through UPSC Calendar 2024

UPSC NDA 1 Application Form 2024- Important Dates
NDA 1 Notification 202420th December 2023
NDA 1 Application Form 202420th December 2023
NDA Registration's Last Date9th January 2024 (6 pm)
Last Date to Pay Fee9th January 2024 (6 pm)
Modification of Application FormJanuary 2024
NDA 1 Exam Date 202421st April 2024

NDA Form 2024 Registration Link

Before filling NDA Application Form, the candidates must be aware of the detailed NDA Eligibility and only those who fulfill the required eligibility criteria can submit their NDA Online Form before 9th January 2024 (6 pm). The online UPSC NDA registration has been started with the release of NDA 1 Notification 2024 on 20th December 2023. Click on the direct NDA Registration link to submit your NDA 2 Application Form before the last date arrives.

NDA 1 Application Form 2024 Link - [Active]

UPSC NDA Notification 2024 Out for 400 Vacancies- Click to Check

UPSC 1 NDA Application Form Fee

The online application fee has also been released along with the NDA 1 notification to fill out NDA form 2024. The fee can be deposited in any Branch of SBI by cash or can be submitted by using the net banking facility of the State Bank of India or directly by using Visa/ MasterCard/ Rupay Credit/ Debit Card. The category-wise application fee for NDA 1 exam 2024 is discussed below.

UPSC 1 NDA Application Form Fee
CategoryNDA Online Form Fee
GeneralRs. 100/-
SC/ ST candidates/ Sons of JCOs/ NCOs/ ORsNil

Note- Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection

Click for Detailed NDA 1 Eligibility 2024

Steps to Fill NDA Form 2024 for NDA 2 Exam

Visit the official website of and click on "Apply Online". The candidates have to complete their application form in two stages: Part I & Part II which have been detailed below:

NDA Application Form Part I

The Part I registration to fill NDA 1 form 2024 is classified into 4 steps:

Step-I The candidate must begin with the registration process and submit all the details correctly in the application form.

Step-II The next step is to choose the preferred branch you want to join in the Defence Army.

Step-III Enter your email id and phone number and verify the details.

Step-IV Fill the required details in the NDA 1 2024 Application Form.

Candidate nameDate of birthGenderFather's name
Mother's nameMarital StatusPersons with Benchmark DisabilityCommunity
Minority statusFee Remission AllowedEducational qualificationsDegree Subject in Graduation

Step-V The last step to complete the registration process is the generation of the Registration ID.

NDA Application Form Part II

Step-I Pay the application fee for UPSC NDA 1 Exam as applicable.

Step-II Select the preferred city where you want your exam centre to be allotted.

Step-III Upload your photograph, signature, and photo-identity proof as per the required file size and format.  

Step-IV Agree to the declaration and submit your application form for UPSC NDA 1 Exam. Download a copy of the application form for future reference.

Pre-requisite of NDA 1 Form 2024

Upload the relevant images and documents as asked by the UPSC in jpg/ jpeg format. And photo identity card in PDF format in the dimension specified by the Commission.

Scanned Images/ DocumentsFile Size and FormatInstructions
Photograph20 to 300 KB in JPG formatThe photograph must be recent with white background
SignatureThe signature must not be in capitals and use blue/ black ink
Photo Identity Document (PID)20 to 300 KB in PDF formatVoter Card/ Aadhar Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/ Central Government

Documents Required to fill NDA Application Form

  1. Before filling out the UPSC NDA 2 application form, the candidates must keep the following documents aside.
  2. Scanned images of photographs and signature
  3. Photo-identity card in PDF format (Aadhar Card / Voter Card/PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID or any other photo ID Card issued by the State / Central Government)
  4. Bank details to make an online transaction
  5. Marksheet and admit card of Class 10 and 12

If facing any difficulty while filling out the NDA Application form 2024, then applicants can get in touch with the UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate C of its campus in person or over the telephone number 011-23385271/ 011-23381125/ 011-23098543.

NDA Exam Centres 2024

Applicants can enter their preference for NDA exam centres while filling out the NDA 1 application form 2024. The NDA exam centres are provided in various parts of the country. The list of NDA 2024 Exam Centres has been listed below. 

NDA Exam Centres 2024
JorhatGarwhal (Srinagar)
BhopalGautam Budh Nagar
Navi MumbaiShillong
Panaji (Goa)Shimla
Port BlairSrinagar
Prayagraj (Allahabad)Thane

How to withdraw NDA Application Form 2024?

If candidates wish to withdraw as they do not want to appear for the exam, then they need to follow the steps that are given below:

  1. Visit NDA's official website -
  2. Click on the NDA application to withdraw the application form
  3. An OTP will be sent to applicants' registered email and mobile
  4. Request for NDA 2024 withdrawal will be processed after validating the OTP

Detailed NDA Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2024

NDA Previous Year Question Paper PDFs- Click to Download

UPSC NDA Cut Off [Previous Year]- Click to Check

NDA Application Form 2024: FAQs

Ans. The apply online for NDA 1 Exam 2024 has been started on 20th December 2023.

Ans. NDA 2 Application Form 2024 has been made available on the website

Ans. The Application fee for a General Category candidate is Rs 100/- and Candidates belonging to SC/ ST candidates/ Sons of JCOs/ NCOs/ ORs are exempted from payment of the fee.

Ans. No, only unmarried male and female applicants between the ages of 16.5 and 19.5 are qualified to fill NDA Online Form 2024.

Ans. The maximum age limit to fill NDA Form 2024 is 19.5 years.

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