How to Fill NDA 2024 Application – Get Step by Step Procedure

NDA I 2024 Application FormNDA I 2024 Application Form can be filled till 9th January 2024. National Defence Academy (NDA Exam) is the national level examination. This exam will be conducted two times within a period of one year. NDA Exam is managed every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This examination is conducted for the recruitment in Indian Defence Forces which include Indian Army, Air Force and Navy. Here, we have mentioned the detailed information about How to Fill NDA (I) 2024 Application Form.

NDA (I) Application Form 2024 – Till 9th Jan


NDA I 2024 Application Form can be filled till 9th January 2024. Check here for application details.

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NDA (I) application form has been released from 20th December 2023 through online mode. Candidates can fill the form till 9th January 2024.

It is very important to fill the form accurately otherwise, it will lead to the rejection of the NDA application form. No application is provided through offline mode.

There is no need to send the application through email or by post. Save the print copy of the application for future use.

How to Fill NDA 2024 Application Form

Follow these steps for filling the NDA application form:

Step 1- Apply online on the website.
Step 2- Fill the Application Form followed by Part-1 and Part-2 registration.

Step 3- Read Declaration and Click on Agree.

Watch the Complete Video of How to Fill NDA Application Form (Previous Year):

If you need more information, then continue reading:

Step- 1: Apply online (OTR Registration)

  • Visit the official website (link is given above).
  • A new page will be opened on the screen.
  • On the right-hand side of the web page, click on the “Apply Online” button.

  • Click on “One Time Registration (OTR) for Examinations of UPSC” option.
  • After that, a new page will be opened.

  • Now click on the “New Registration” option.
  • Fill Details like Name, Gender, DOB, Parents Details, Mobile number, Email ID etc.

  • After entering all the details click on the “Submit” button.
  • Once again verify your details carefully and click on “I Agree” button.
  • Now, verify the OTP details.
  • Enter your received Mobile OTP & Email OTP and click on “Verify OTP” button.
  • The OTR form will be submitted successfully.

  • Now login again by entering the login details, i.e. mobile number & OTP.
  • Create a strong password and click on the “Submit” button.

Step- 2: Fill the Application Form

  • Read the instructions carefully to fill the application.
  • Now, click on the “Latest Notification” option.
  • Select the NDA 2024 application form option.

PART-I Registration:

  • As you click on the link of “Part-1 Registration”, a new webpage will appear on the screen. Here, Important Instructions to fill Online Application Form is given.
  • Read the instructions carefully and click on ‘Yes’ button available on the bottom of the screen.
  • Clicking on ‘Yes’ button takes you to the application form.
  • Part-1 registration is divided broadly into four pages.

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Page- 1: Candidate’s Details (OTR details will be automatically filled)
Enter your Personal Details

  • In this page, the system asks for the candidate’s personal details.
  • Enter your Name, DOB, Father’s name, Mother’s name, Aadhaar Number (if available), Nationality, Fee Remission Allowed , Community, minority, marital status, etc. (OTR details will be automatically filled)

Enter your Qualification Details:

From here select your qualification details. There are four options indicated by the drop down menu.


  • Enter your complete address in the prescribed fields.
  • Email id must be valid and also enter your personal contact number or the phone number of your parents.
  • After feeding all the details, click on ‘Continue’ button.

Note: The candidates belong to SC/ST need not to pay the application fee against NDA application form. Those who are the sons of ex-serviceman/ JCO/NCO and Other Ranks of the Army are also not required to pay any fee for the application form. If such candidates are currently pursuing their studies form Sainik or military school then they are required to produce the certificate of eligibility duly signed by the principals at the time of SSB interview.

  • The candidates claimed for the fee exemption have to click on “YES” response in the Fee Exemption claimed Field. Such candidates are not taken to the payment page.

Page- 2: Choosing the Branch Preferences

  • In this page, the aspirants have to choose the preferences for Indian Army, Air Force and Navy.
  • Mark the preferences in numbers from 1 to 4.
  • Mark ‘0’ in that field for which candidates don’t want to give any preference.
  • This page also asks the information about Whether Student of Sanik/Military School or Son of JCO/NCO/Other Rank Officer?
  • Mark your response in Yes or No.
  • Click on “Continue” button for moving to the fourth page.

Page- 3: Verify Your Details

  • In this page, the candidates can update their details by clicking on ‘Update’ button.
  • Verify your details properly as no correction will be allowed after the submission of application form. At last Mark I agree/I do not agree.

Page- 4: Generation of Registration ID

  • At this page, the candidates are able to view the system generated ‘Registration ID’. This page also shows candidate’s other details like name, father’s name, DOB, email id, etc.
  • Now, the “Part- 1 Registration” of NDA application form will be completed. The email regarding this will be sent to the candidate’s provided mail id. Now login again for the remaining process “Part-2 Registration”.

Note: Don’t forget to take the printout of this page. Click on “Print” option available there. Also, note down the registration id and DOB as it is required in further stages.

PART-II Registration:

It involves four steps:

  1. Fee Payment.
  2. Filling the Choice for Examination Centre.
  3. Uploading of Photograph.
  4. Uploading of Signature.

Fee Payment:

  • The payment can be done through cash/credit card/debit card or net banking.
  • Pay the application fee via cash deposited to any branch of the SBI bank.
  • The candidates can also use the credit card/debit card of any bank for the fee payment.
  • The payment through internet banking will be done using the internet banking facility of State Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore.

  • After the successful payment of application fee, an SMS alert will be sent to the candidates. The candidates who are exempted to pay the application will receive the SMS alert after uploading of the images.

Uploading of Photograph:

This step provides you the space for uploading the image of photograph. Read carefully all the instructions before go through the upload steps:

  • The size of the photograph must be less than 300 KB and greater than 20 KB.
  • The image of photograph must be in .jpg format.
  • 140 pixels height x 110 pixels width is required for photograph.
  • Bit Depth of image file should be 24 bit.

Uploading of Signature:

  • Put your signature with a black ink pen on white background.
  • Image of signature must be the .jpg format.
  • The pixel size of the signature should be 110 pixels height x 140 pixels width.
  • The file size of the signature must be less than 40 kb and greater than 1 kb.
  • Bit Depth of image file should be 24 bit.

Note: The image preview will be generated after uploading. Here, the candidates can recheck his/her uploaded images.

  • If satisfied with the uploaded image then, click on “Confirm Upload” button, otherwise click the “Reload Photograph/Reload Signature” button.

Filling the Choices for Examination Centres:

  • Choose the appropriate examination centre as per your suitability.
  • Candidates can choose any one examination centre.

Step- 3: Read Declaration and Click on Agree

The application form will be completed after the submission of Part- 2 Registration. Click on I have read Declaration & Agree’ button for the final submission of NDA online form.

  • Now you can print the application form.

Key Features

  • The applicants submitted their form through online mode is not needed to send any document/certificate to the UPSC.
  • The message of final submission of the application form will be received by the candidates via e-mail.
  • “View/Print Application” link is available on the home page for viewing the submitted application form.

For any further assistance regarding How to Fill NDA 2024 Application Form, you may ask us by commenting below.

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  1. sir,
    I have completed NDA form i am SC candidate after i complete the second part where to give the print out
    and what is the procees after complete the form.

  2. Sir, I am appearing 10+2 from commerce.Could I apply for NDA in army?and if i could then how many days the exam will continue and after clearing it i will get which post in army?

    1. you can apply in army only. exam will be of four steps; written, SSB, physical and medical. it will take a year long for final selection. On selection you will be lieutenant in army.

      1. Thanku Hanif sir for answering, but i am asking about the NDA selection exam that is written,ssb interview,physical & medical exam.

  3. Sir i am the son of ex service man.but i have’nt studied at military school.
    am i exempted to pay the regt.fee?

  4. In the second page of part 1 registration,we are asked forr our preferences for the bracnhes of the armed forces.What does the numbers 1,2,3and 4 signify?Does typing 1 for army mean I prefer for army the most?

  5. Creative suggestions ! I learned a lot from the info – Does someone know if my business could find a fillable a form copy to use ?

  6. the online upsc website is not showing for nda examination test it is showing for some other examination what to do now?

  7. I have log in into part2 registration & challan is generated but it asks for journal no. which i will get after 12 hrs, so my question is can i now close 2 part registration menu??
    please reply fast, i am waiting for it.

  8. I’m filling NDA application form but whether u r a son of jco or ex-servicemen is NO and I have not studied in sainik or military schools too but Im unable to proceed with i agree. can i please know why is this?

  9. I applied for nda but whether u r a son of jco or exservicemen I had opted yes but I am not studying at sainik school.can I rectify this mistake

    1. My dob is 03/02/2000. I am about to complete my 11 in March .i applied for nda 1 .what time test will be conducted and where @madurai centre

  10. My name is big to fill in the Name field in the NDAI- online application form. I have two initials with a space between each initial. If I remove those 2 spaces I am able to type in my full name but, my name gets appeared as a single word (with expanded intials) without spaces between intials. Am I allowed to do so.

    1. NDA exam will be conducted two times in a year namely NDA (1) and NDA (2). NDA (1) will be conducted in the month of April while NDA (2) will be conducted in the month of September.

  11. I want to give NDA exam but my d.o.b-7/5/97 it was mistake my original d.o.b-25/10/98. Pls. Sir I kindly request you pls. reply me….that may I have permission to give exam…..

  12. i hv pay the fee through challen in sbi bank bt i dnt get any message and i dnt no hw to fill next………………………..

  13. part 1 is been filled, but the part 2 registration page is having an error while loading.
    it shows ” privacy error. connection is not private.”



    WITH REGARDS / N.K.KANSAL / 09316916303

  15. I have taken the printout of Part-1 registration form but I haven’t took printout of page 4 of part 1.Is there any problem regarding this?…please tell me…

  16. I am son army person but not studing in military/sanik school so what should fill in form Part 1
    1. whether student of military/sanik school (yes/no)
    2. whether son of Jco/Nco/officers and studing in military/sanik school (yes/no)

    plz tell me…..

    1. TAKE PRINT OF PAY-IN SLIP BY USING THE OPTION “PrintBank Pay-in-Slip. deposit the fee in cash at any branch of STATE BANK OF INDIA.

      1. thanks sir.. proud to be Indian. soon I will become an officer in Indian army.. not for money for protect my country…

      1. Sir.. I have completed my part 1 .and when I m trying to part2 …it gives error…and error is some like this( unless you have completed and)
        Kindly help sir…plsss sir

    1. NDA is the exam for recruitment in Indian Defence forces. After clearing NDA written test and SSB, you are eligible to join the Indian defense forces.

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