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NDA Result 2024: Expected Cut off & Previous Years’ Cutoff Analysis, Merit List

NDA 1 result 2024 has been announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) tentatively on May 9, 2024. The NDA result 2024 is announced at
UPSC NDA Result 2024

UPSC NDA Result 2024

NDA Result 2024: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the results of the NDA 1 exam 2024 on May 9, 2024. The exam was scheduled to be conducted on April 21, 2024. The NDA selection process has two stages: the written exam and the SSB interview. The results of each stage will be announced separately by the UPSC. The final cutoff for each stage will be published after the completion of the entire selection process.

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The NDA exam result for the first stage is released in the form of a PDF containing the candidates' roll numbers and names of candidates who are chosen for the SSB Interview round. 

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NDA Result 2024

The NDA 1 exam 2024 was held on April 21, 2024. UPSC has released the NDA result following the successful completion of the exam. Candidates who pass the NDA written exam will be invited to the SSB interview round. Typically, the results are announced 15-20 days after the exam is completed. The NDA Cut off 2024 for the written examination remains around 355-360 marks.

NDA Result 2024: Written Exam

The NDA written exam result is released for candidates who took the exam. After passing the written exam, candidates will receive an invitation to the SSB Interview round at their registered email address. 

Every year, approximately 4-5 lakh candidates register for the exam, with 2.5-3 lakh candidates taking the exam. Around 7-8 thousand students pass the exam out of all students who take the exam. This means that only 2.5-3% of candidates are invited to the next round, the SSB Interview.

SSB Interview Result 2024

The SSB Interview round lasts approximately 4-5 days. The SSB Interview results are announced on the fifth day, which is conference day. Candidates who pass the SSB Interview round are called recommended candidates and are subjected to a medical examination. Following the successful completion of the medical examination of recommended candidates, the final merit list is prepared.

As per the official NDA notification, “The final allocation/selection for admission to the Army, Navy, Air Force of the National Defence Academy, and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of the Indian Naval Academy will be made up to the number of vacancies available, subject to the candidates' eligibility, medical fitness, and merit-cum-preference.”

NDA 2 Result 2024

The NDA 2 result will be published on the Union Public Service Commission's official website. For the NDA result, the commission provides two links. The first link only contains the roll number of the selected candidates, while the second link contains both the roll number and the names of the selected candidates. The NDA name-wise result is usually released a few days after the NDA roll number-wise result.

How to check the NDA result?

Candidates can check the steps below to learn more about how to check the NDA result:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC
  • Candidates can find a link to the NDA and NA results in the what’s new section.
  • Upon clicking the link, candidates will be redirected to the result link: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2022 written result
  • When the candidate clicks the provided link, the NDA result PDF will appear on his or her screen.
  • Candidates can use Ctrl+F to look up their roll number or name.
  • Shortlisted candidates' roll numbers/names will appear in the result PDF.
  • Candidates can print the PDF after downloading it.

Note: It is to be noted that the NDA result for the written examination will not have a mention of scores candidates obtained in the exam.

NDA Final Merit List

  • The Union Public Service Commission releases the NDA merit list only after the NDA final result is declared. 
  • Following the completion of the written examination and SSB interview process, the final result is announced. 
  • It takes into account candidates' performance in both the NDA written exam and the SSB interview. 
  • Both stages are worth 900 marks each, and the merit list is compiled based on the candidates' scores out of 1800. 
  • According to previous years' NDA marksheets, candidates must score at least 700-750 to make it to the final merit list.

Tie-Breaking Policy

Tie occurs when two or more candidates score the same number of marks in the NDA exam and SSB interview. In such cases, the UPSC has the provision of giving preference to candidates who are older.

NDA Cut off 2024

UPSC releases the NDA cutoff after the recruitment process is completed. Candidates must clear the cutoff separately for the NDA written exam and SSB Interview in order to pass both stages. The final cutoff is released out of 1800 marks. 

NDA Previous years’ Cutoff


Written Exam Cutoff

Final Cutoff

NDA 2 Cut off 2023 (Expected)



NDA 1 Cut off 2023



NDA 2 Cut off 2022



NDA 1 Cut Off 2022



NDA & NA (II) 2021



NDA & NA (I) 2021



NDA & NA (II) 2020



NDA & NA (I) 2020



NDA & NA (II) 2019



NDA & NA (I) 2019



NDA & NA (II) 2018



NDA & NA (I) 2018



NDA & NA (II) 2017



NDA & NA (I) 2017



NDA & NA (II) 2016



NDA & NA (I) 2016




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will the UPSC NDA 1 Result be declared?

The UPSC NDA 1 result will likely be released in May 2024 after the successful conclusion of the exam.

How can I check my UPSC NDA 1 Result?

Candidates can check their UPSC NDA 1 Result on the official website of UPSC by entering their Roll Number and Date of Birth.

What is the cutoff for UPSC NDA 1 Exam?

The cutoff for UPSC NDA 1 Exam varies each year and is determined by various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates appearing for the exam, and no. of vacancies. Generally, the cutoff for UPSC NDA 1 Exam ranges between 300-350 marks. Candidates must try to score at least 360 marks.

What are the next stages after the UPSC NDA 1 Result?

Candidates who qualify in the UPSC NDA 1 Exam will be called for the SSB Interview. Those who clear the SSB Interview will have to undergo a medical examination before the final selection.

When will the SSB Interview be conducted?

The SSB Interview dates will be announced by the respective services on their official websites.

What documents are required for the SSB Interview?

The documents required for the SSB Interview are Admit Card, Original 10th and 12th mark sheets, and other relevant documents as mentioned in the NDA call letter.