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National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the National Defence Academy (NDA) Exam every year. NDA is a national-level exam that is conducted twice a year. NDA job qualification is one of the most sought-after defence jobs in order to join the Defence Forces as an Officer by the male candidates.
The selection of eligible males & females into NDA is done on the basis of the written test followed by the Personality Test. If you are appearing for the NDA 2024 exam, you should be fully aware of the NDA salary and job profile. It is the attractive features related to the salary structure that draws candidates to apply for this job.
Keep reading to know about the NDA job profile and salary 2024!
UPSC NDA 2024 Job Profile
National Defence Academy, commonly known as NDA, hires employees every year by conducting the UPSC Examination. NDA releases various vacancies under National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy Course.
UPSC NDA 2024 Roles and Responsibilities
The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the joint defence service training institute of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services i.e. the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force train together before they go on to respective service academy for further pre-commission training.
UPSC NDA 2024 Career Growth/Promotion
Following are the perks of cracking UPSC NDA:
- High salary
- Pension after retirement
- Job security
- Respectful and challenging job as well
- Posting as a high-rank officer
- Service to nation
- Training and trips in different states and countries
UPSC NDA 2024 Retirement Details
Candidates will be given pension, gratuity and casualty pensionary award in accordance with the rules in force from time to time.
UPSC NDA 2024 Salary
The salary of UPSC NDA candidate is INR 69,400/- to 02,07,200/-
UPSC NDA 2024 In-hand Salary
A. Details of MSP (Military Service Pay)
- Officers in the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier are also entitled to a Military Service Pay(MSP) of ₹ 15.500 p.m. (fixed).
B. Flying Allowance:
- The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance at ₹ 25,000/- p.m.
UPSC NDA 2024 Post Wise Salary
The NDA salary (in hand) will be shown in the NDA post and salary slip after all the required deductions are done. The salary structures are described in the tabular form below:
₹ 56,100 – 1,77,500
|Captain||Level 10 B||
₹ 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
|Lieutenant Colonel||Level 12A||
₹ 1,21,200 – 2,12400
₹ 1,30,600-2, 15,900
|Major General||Level 14||
|Lieutenant General HAG Scale||Level 15||
₹ 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
₹ 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
|VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)||Level 17||
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UPSC NDA 2024 Allowances
Along with the NDA Basic Pay, there are various perks and allowances. These are listed as follows:
- Uniform Allowance
- As per the post-Compensatory Field Area Allowance
- As per the post, Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance
- Dearness and Transport Allowance (DA/TA)
- Para Allowance
- Para jump instructor Allowance
- Para Reserve Allowance
- Technical Allowance Tier 1
- Technical Allowance Tier 2
- Special Forces Allowance
- Children Education Allowance
- Hostel Subsidy
Admissible at the same rates and under the same conditions as apply to the civilian personnel 38 from time to time
|Para Allowance||₹ 10,500/- pm|
|Para Jump Instructor Allowance||₹ 10,500/- pm|
|Project Allowance||₹ 3,400/- pm|
|Special Forces Allowance||
₹ 25,000/- pm Technical
|Technical Allowance (Tier-I)||₹ 3,000/- pm|
|Technical Allowance (Tier-II)||₹ 4,500/- pm|
Field Area Allowance
(Highly Active Field Area)
|Field Area Allowance||
Modified Field Area Allowance
|Lieutenant and above||Level 10 and above||16900||10500||6300|
Counter Insurgency Allowance
|Level||Counter Insurgency Allowance in Peace Area||Counter Insurgency Allowance in Field Area||
Counter Insurgency Allowance in Modified Field Area
|Officers||₹ 10,500/- pm||₹ 16,900/- pm||₹ 13,013/- pm|
Siachen Allowance: ₹ 42,500/- per month.
Uniform allowance: ₹ 20,000/- per year.
Ration in Kind In peace and Field areas
Transport Allowance (TPTA)
|Level of Pay||Cities with Higher TPTA
(₹ Per month)
(₹ Per month)
|Level 9 and above||₹ 7200+DA||₹ 3600+DA|
Children Education Allowance (CEA)
This allowance is admissible from Nursery to class 12th and may be availed monthly at ₹ 2250/- per child for two children only.
Entri provides video classes as well on various important topics by the excellent faculties. One will get revision modules, monthly tests based on the classes. You will be provided with an online platform to prepare for the exam. It also gives you access to clarify your doubts.