NDA Exam Date 2024 Out: UPSC NDA 2 Exam Schedule, Eligibility Criteria & Vacancies

  •  Content Creator : Ashmeet
  • 04-05-2024

The written examination for NDA 1 2024 was conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on April 21, 2024, with the anticipated announcement of the results in the initial week of May 2024.

The notification for NDA Exam Date  2024 for second phase is scheduled to be released on May 15, 2024 on the official website of UPSC upsc.gov.in, with the deadline for application set for June 4, 2024. The NDA 2 2024 examination is slated to take place on September 1, 2024.

Name of Exam


Conducting Authority



Officer at the Indian Army, Navy & Air Force



Date of Exam

September 2024

Application Date

May 15 to June 4, 2024

Selection Process

Written Exam & Interview

NDA 2 Exam Pattern 2024 

Exam Information

NDA (2) 2024

Exam Mode



Mathematics, General Ability Test (GAT)

Marks Distribution

Mathematics: 300 marks

GAT: 600 marks

Exam Duration

2.5 hours

Negative Marking

Mathematics: 0.83 marks deducted

GAT: 1.33 marks deducted

Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Vacancy for NDA 2, 2024

The Union Public Service Commission has not yet officially disclosed the number of vacancies for NDA 2 2024. However, candidates are informed that for NDA 1 2024, there were a total of 370 vacancies. Reservation details can be checked below.


208 (including 10 for female candidates)


42 (including 03 for female candidates)

Air Force

(i) Flying – 92 (including 02 for female candidates), (ii) Ground Duties (Tech) – 18 (including 02 for female candidates), and (iii) Ground Duties (Non-Tech) – 10 (including 02 for female candidates)

Eligibility Criteria of NDA 2 2024

The eligibility criteria for aspiring officers to join the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force in terms of educational qualifications and age limits are outlined below.

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have successfully completed their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exam, equivalent to Class 12, from a recognized school.
  • Age Limit: Candidates' Date Of Birth (DOB) should fall between July 02, 2005, and July 1, 2008, ensuring they meet the specified age requirements.

Prospective candidates intending to participate in the UPSC NDA (II) 2024 examination are strongly advised to thoroughly review the notification brochure to confirm their eligibility details.

NDA 2 2024 Selection Process

The selection process for the NDA (II) 2024 exam, serving as the entry point to join the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force as officers, comprises two stages: the Written Exam and the Interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB). Candidates who apply will undergo the first stage, followed by the second stage, and the final selection list will subsequently be announced to the public.

Summing Up
With the announcement of the NDA 2 Exam Date 2024 by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), aspiring candidates now have clarity on the exam schedule. Alongside this, understanding the eligibility criteria and the anticipation of vacancies provides candidates with crucial insights into their preparation and application strategies. As they gear up for the examination process, including the written exam and subsequent interview stages, candidates are encouraged to stay updated with official notifications and diligently prepare to seize the opportunity to join the esteemed Indian Army, Navy, or Air Force as officers.