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UPSC Releases NDA 1 and 2 Exam Schedule 2024 – Important Dates and Exam Pattern

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has unveiled the schedule for the National Defence Academy (NDA) Exams 2024 on their official website, upsc.gov.in.

Aspiring candidates should take note that the NDA 1 exam, designed for the 153rd Course and the 115th Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC), is expected to have its notification released in December 2023. The deadline for submitting applications for NDA 1 is January 9, 2024.

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Key Dates:

  • NDA 1 Exam Date: April 21, 2024
  • NDA 2 Exam Date: September 1, 2024

Admit Card Release:

  • NDA 1 Admit Card: 3 weeks before the examination
  • NDA 2 Admit Card: 3 weeks before the exam

Exam Pattern: The NDA 2 Exam 2024 will be conducted offline and consists of two papers: Mathematics and General Ability Tests, totaling 900 marks. The mathematics paper holds 300 marks, while the general ability test carries 600 marks. Both papers are in Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) format and are available in English and Hindi. Candidates have two and a half hours for each subject, with 120 questions in mathematics and 150 questions in the general ability test.

Candidates undergo a rigorous selection process, including a written test with Objective Type Questions and an Intelligence and Personality Test (SSB) in offline mode. The SSB interview evaluates the mental, physical, and psychological fitness of candidates for a career in the Indian Armed Forces. It includes psychological evaluations, individual interviews, group discussions, and physical tests.

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The NDA exam, conducted twice a year in April and September, is highly competitive and serves as the gateway for candidates aspiring to join the National Defence Academy (NDA) and the Naval Academy (INA).

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