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UPSC NDA 2/2024 Notification Out for 404 Vacancies!

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for the National Defence Academy (NDA) Examination (II) 2024. The application process starts on May 15, 2024, and the last date to apply is June 4, 2024. A total of 404 vacancies are available. The selection process includes a written test, SSB interview, document verification, and a medical examination.

Important Dates

  • Application Start Date: May 15, 2024
  • Application Last Date: June 4, 2024
  • Exam Date: To be notified

Vacancy Details

  • Total Vacancies: 404


  • Army Wing of NDA: 12th Class pass or equivalent.
  • Air Force Academy (AFA): Bachelor’s degree with Physics and Mathematics at the 10+2 level or an engineering degree.

Selection Process

  1. Written Test
  2. SSB Interview
  3. Document Verification
  4. Medical Examination

Application Fees

  • General/OBC/EWS: ₹200
  • SC/ST/ESM/Female: ₹0
  • Payment Mode: Online

How to Apply

  1. Visit the official UPSC website.
  2. Navigate to the recruitment section for NDA 2024.
  3. Read the notification carefully.
  4. Fill out the application form with the required details.
  5. Pay the application fee online.
  6. Submit the application and retain a copy for future reference.

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Syllabus for UPSC NDA 2/2024


  • Total Marks: 300
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Topics:
    • Algebra: Sets, Venn diagrams, complex numbers, quadratic equations, matrices, and determinants.
    • Trigonometry: Ratios, identities, heights, and distances, properties of triangles.
    • Analytical Geometry: Cartesian coordinate system, distance formula, equations of lines, conic sections.
    • Differential Calculus: Functions, limits, continuity, differentiability, derivatives, applications of derivatives.
    • Integral Calculus and Differential Equations: Integration, applications, differential equations and solutions.
    • Vector Algebra: Vectors in two and three dimensions, scalar and vector products.
    • Statistics and Probability: Classification, frequency distribution, mean, median, mode, probability concepts, conditional probability, Bayes’ theorem.

General Ability Test (GAT)

  • Total Marks: 600 (English: 200 marks, General Knowledge: 400 marks)
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
Section A: English
  • Marks: 200
  • Topics:
    • Grammar and Usage: Spotting errors, sentence improvement.
    • Vocabulary: Synonyms, antonyms.
    • Comprehension: Passages.
    • Cohesion: Ordering of sentences.
Section B: General Knowledge
  • Marks: 400
  • Sub-sections and Topics:
    • Physics (100 marks): Basic concepts, physical properties, states of matter, sound, light, magnetism, electricity, electronics, motion, laws of motion.
    • Chemistry (60 marks): Elements, compounds, mixtures, chemical reactions, equations, acids, bases, salts, atomic structure.
    • General Science (40 marks): Human body, biology, health, nutrition, basic science concepts.
    • History (80 marks): Ancient, medieval, modern history of India, freedom movement, five-year plans, development in India.
    • Geography (80 marks): Earth’s structure, climate, atmosphere, seaports, sea, land, air routes, physical, social, economic geography of India and the world.
    • Current Events (40 marks): National and international importance, sports, awards, honors, cultural events.
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