UPSC NDA 2020 Recruitment for 413 Vacancies in Indian Army/Navy/Air Force-Check Salary after 7th Pay Commission & Promotion Policy: Union Public Service Commission will begin the Online Registration of NDA (2) 2020 Exam from 16th June 2020 onwards at its official website – upsc.gov.in for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 146th Course, and for the 108th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC).
Below are the important dates for UPSC NDA & NA Exam (1) and (2) 2020 Exam:
Important Dates for UPSC NDA & NA I & II 2020 Exam
UPSC NDA II Online Applications Date
16th June 2020 Onwards
UPSC NDA & NA (1) & (2) 2020 Written Exam
6th September 2020
Let’s look at the Salary, Pay Scale, Allowances, Promotion Avenues, Incentives, Scholarship, Cost of Training in National Defence Academy (NDA).
Stipend for Cadet Training of Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy:
Stipend to Gentlemen Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service academies i.e. during training period at IMA.
Rs 56,100/- p.m.* (Starting pay in Level 10)
On successful commissioning, the pay in the Pay matrix of the Officer commissioned shall be fixed in first Cell of Level 10 and the period of training shall not be treated as commissioned service and arrears on account of admissible allowances, as applicable, for the training period shall be paid to cadets.
Pay Level (in Rs.)
Lt to Major
Lt – Level 10 (56,100 – 1,77,500)
Capt – Level 10 B (61,300-1,93,900)
Maj – Level 11 (69,400 –2,07,200)
Lt Colonel to Major General
Lt Col – Level 12A (1,21,200 –2,12,400)
Col – Level 13 (1,30,600-2,15,900)
Brig – Level 13A (1,39,600-2,17,600)
Maj Gen – Level 14 (1,44,200-2,18,200)
Lt Gen AG Scale
Level 15 (1, 82, 200-2,24,100)
HAG + Scale
Level 16 (2,05,400 – 2,24,400)
VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lt
Level 17 (2,25,000/-) (fixed)
Level 18 (2,50,000/-) (fixed)
Military Service Pay (MSP)
MSP to the officer is as follows:
Military Service Pay (MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lt to Brig
Rs 15,500 p.m. fixed
The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance at Rs 25,000/- p.m.
Admissible at the same rates and under the same conditions as are applicable to the civilian personnel from time to time.
Rs 10,500/- pm
Para Reserve Allowance
Rs 2,625/- pm
Para Jump Instructor Allowance
Rs 10,500/- pm
Rs 3,400/- pm
Special Forces Allowance
Rs 25,000/- pm
Technical Allowance (Tier-I)
Rs 3,000/- pm
Technical Allowance (Tier-II)
Rs 4,500/- pm
Depending upon rank and area of posting, officer posted to Field Areas will be eligible for the following Field Area allowances:
Highly Active Field Area Allowance
Rs 16,900/- pm
Field Area Allowance
Rs 10,500/- pm
Modified Field Area Allowance
Rs 6,300/- pm
High Altitude Allowance
Rs 3,400/- pm
Rs 5,300/- pm
Rs 25,000/- pm
Counter Insurgency Allowance
In Peace Area
Rs 10,500/- pm
In Field Area
Rs 16,900/- pm
In Modified Field Area
Rs 13,013/- pm
Transport Allowance (TPTA)
Higher TPTA Cities (Rs. Per month)
Other Places (Rs. Per month)
Rs. 7200 + DA thereon
Rs. 3600 + DA thereon
Children Education Allowance
Rs. 2250/- per month per child for two eldest surviving only. CEA is admissible from Nursery to 12th Class.
Rs. 6,750/- per month per child for two eldest surviving only. CEA is admissible from Nursery to 12th Class.
Some Other Allowances
Rs 42,500/- per month
Rs 20,000/- per year
Ration in Kind
In peace and Field areas
Allowance in Case of Disablement or in case of Death
The following monetary benefits are available to the Cadets (Direct)/NoKs in the event of invalidment on medical grounds/death of a Cadet (Direct) due to causes attributable to or aggravated by military training :
IN CASE OF DISABLEMENT
(i) Monthly Ex-gratia amount of Rs. 9,000/- per month.
(ii) Ex-gratia disability award @ Rs. 16200/- per month shall be payable in addition for 100% of disability during period of disablement subject to prorate reduction in case the degree of disablement is less than 100%. No disability award shall be payable in cases where the degree of disablement is less than 20%.
(iii) Constant Attendant Allowance (CCA) @ Rs 6750/- per month for 100% disable on the recommendation of Invaliding Medical Board (IBM).
IN CASE OF DEATH
(i) Ex-gratia amount of Rs. 12.5 lakhs to the NoK.
(ii) The Ex-gratia amount of Rs. 9000/- per month to the NoK.
(iii) The Ex-gratia awards to Cadets (Direct) / NoK, shall be sanctioned purely on ex-gratia basis and the same shall not be treated as pension for any purpose. However, dearness relief at applicable rates shall be granted on monthly ex-gratia as well as ex-gratia disability award.
Army Group Insurance Fund provides insurance cover of Rs. 15 lakh on payment of one time non-refundable premium of Rs. 7,200/- by cadets from the date of joining for pre-commission training i.e. for 3 years. If a cadet is relegated an additional premium of Rs. 1,355/- per relegated term is charged. Cadets who are invalidated out by IMB on account of disability and not entitled to any pension will be provided Rs. 15 lakhs for 100 percent. This will be proportionately reduced to disability upto 20 percent. However, for less than 20 percent disability, an Ex-Gratia Grant of Rs. 50,000/- for initial years of training and Rs. 1 lakh during the last year of training will be paid.
The Gentlemen Cadets at IMA when in receipt of stipend are insured for Rs. 75 lakh as applicable to officers of regular Army. Those who are invalidated out by IMB on account of disability and not entitled to any pension will be provided Rs. 25 Lakhs for 100 percent disability. This will be proportionately reduced to Rs. 5 lakhs for 20 percent disability. However, for less than 20% disability, an Ex-Gratia Grant of Rs. 50,000/- for initial year of training and Rs 1 lakh during the last year of training will be paid. Subscription at the rate of Rs. 5,000/- is charged in advance on monthly basis from Lady/Gentlemen Cadets.
Commissioned Service required for
Group Captain (Selection)
Colonel (Time Scale)
Captain (Time Scale)
Group Captain (Time Scale)
Air Vice Marshal
Air Chief Marshal
Pension, gratuity and casualty pensionary award will be admissible in accordance with the rules in force from time to time.
Leave will be admissible in accordance with the rules in force from time to time
Before a candidate joins the Academy, the parent or guardian will be required to sign:
Certificate Signed by the Guardian
A certificate to the effect that he fully understands that he or his son or ward shall not be entitled to claim any compensation or other relief from the Government in respect of any injury which his son or ward may sustain in the course of or as a result of the training or where bodily infirmity or death results in the course of or as a result of a surgical operation performed upon or anesthesia administered to him for the treatment of any injury received as aforesaid or otherwise.
Bond Signed by the Guardian
A bond to the effect that if, on account of his dismissal or discharge or withdrawal from National Defence Academy for knowingly furnishing false particulars or suppressing material information in his application for admission to the said National Defence Academy or in the event of his being dismissed or discharged or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from the said, National Defence Academy or for any reason not beyond the control of the cadet, he does not complete the prescribed period of training, or he, the cadet, does not accept a Commission if offered as conventated above, then the Guarantors and the cadet shall jointly and severally be liable to pay forthwith to Government in cash sums as the Government shall fix but not exceeding such expenses as shall have been incurred by the Government on account of the Cadet on his training and all the money received by the Cadets as pay and allowance from the Government together with interest on the said money calculated at the rate in force for Government loans.
COST OF TRAINING
The cost of training including accommodation, books, uniforms, boarding and medical treatment will be borne by the Government. Parents or guardians of cadets, will, however, be required to meet their pocket and other private expenses. Normally these expenses are not likely to exceed Rs. 3000.00 p.m. If in any case a cadets’s parents or guardian is unable to meet wholly or partly even this expenditure financial assistance of Rs.1000 p.m. for the period of training may be granted by the Government whose parents income is less than Rs. 21,000/- per month. Cadet whose parent’s or guardian’s income exceeds Rs.21,000/- per month will not be liable for the assistance. If more than one son/ward simultaneously undergoing training at NDA, IMA, OTA and corresponding training establishment in the Navy and Air Force, then BOTH would be eligible for the financial assistance.
Candidates finally selected for training at the Academy will be required to deposit the following amount with the Commandant, National Defence Academy, on their arrival there:
Cost of Training
Pocket allowance for 5 months @ Rs. 3000.00 per month
For items of clothing and equipment
Army Group Insurance Fund
Clothing items required at the time of joining
Incidental Expenditure during 1st Semester
Out of the amount mentioned above the following amount is refundable to the candidates in the event of financial aid being sanctioned to them:
Pocket allowance for five months Rs. 2000.00
at Rs. 400.00 per month
(Corresponding to Govt. Financial Assistance)
For items of clothing and equipment approximately
SCHOLARSHIPS/ FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The following Scholarships/Financial Assistance are tenable at the National Defence Academy:
Parashuram Bhau Patwardhan Scholarship
This Scholarship is granted to cadets overall first in Academics of Passing out Course. One time scholarship amount is Rs. 5000/-.
Colonel Kendal Frank Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is of the value of Rs. 4800 per annum and awarded to a MARATHA cadet who should be the son of an ex-serviceman. The scholarship is in addition to any financial assistance from the Government.
Kaur Singh Memorial Scholarship
Two scholarships are awarded to cadets who obtain the highest position amongst candidates from BIHAR. The value of each scholarship is Rs. 37.00 per mensem tenable for a maximum period of 4 years during the training at the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and thereafter at the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun and the Air Force Flying College; and Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala where the cadets may be sent for training on completion of their training at the National Defence Academy. The scholarship will, however, be continued subject to maintaining good progress at the above institution.
Assam Government Scholarship
Two scholarships will be awarded to the cadets from ASSAM. The value of each scholarship is Rs. 30.00 per mensem and is tenable for the duration of a cadet’s stay at the National Defence Academy. The scholarships will be awarded to the two best cadets from ASSAM without any reference to the income of their parents. The cadets who are granted this scholarship will not be entitled to any other financial assistance from the Government.
Uttar Pradesh Government Scholarships
Two scholarships each of the value of Rs. 30.00 per month and an outfit stipend of Rs. 400.00 are awarded to two cadets who belong to UTTAR PRADESH on merit-cum-means basis and are tenable for a period of three years subject to satisfactory performance by the cadets at National Defence Academy. Cadets who are granted these Scholarships are not entitled to any other financial assistance from Government.
Kerala Government Scholarships
One merit scholarship of the value of Rs. 480/- per annum for the entire period of training at NDA, will be awarded by the State Government of Kerala to a Cadet who is domiciled resident of the State of KERALA and who secures the first position in the All India UPSC Entrance Examination to NDA irrespective of the fact whether he has passed out from RIMC or from any of the Sainik Schools in India. The financial position of a Cadet’s father/guardian is not taken into consideration.
Bihari Lal Mandakini Prize
This is cash prize of Rs. 500 available for the best BENGALI boy in each Course of the Academy. Application Forms are available with the Commandant, National Defence Academy
Orissa Government Scholarships
These scholarships, one for the Army, one for the Navy and the other for the Air Force of the value of Rs. 80.00 each per month will be awarded by the Government of Orissa to the cadets who are permanent residents of the State of ORISSA. Two of these scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit-cum-means of the cadets whose parent’s or guardian’s income does not exceed Rs. 5,000/- per annum and the other one will be given to the best cadet irrespective of his parent’s or guardian’s income.
West Bengal Government
(up to Rs. 9000/-pm)
(Rs. 9001/- to Rs. 18000/-pm)
Initial Lump sum
(i) The cadet must be Indian Citizen and the cadet and/or his of/or permanently domiciled in the State of West Bengal.
(ii) The Cadet is not in receipt of any other financial assistance/ grant from the Govt. of India and/or the State Government or any other authority excepting scholarship or stipend received on merit
Rs. 1000/- per month during the period of training (subject to a maximum of 24 months or duration of the course whichever is less) & one time outfit allowance of Rs. 12,000/-
(i) The income limit of the cadet’s parent/guardian shall not exceed Rs. 15,000/- pm (Rs. 1,80,000/- per annum).
(ii) The income limit of those belonging to SC/ST/OBC should not exceed Rs. 37,500/- per month (Rs. 4,50,000/- per annum).
(iii) He should not be receiving financial assistance/freeship from
any other source.
Amount: Rs. 1,00,000/- one time payment
Eligibility: Should be domicile of Nagaland State.
Amount: Rs. 1,00,000/- one time payment
Eligibility: Should be domicile of Manipur State.
Amount: Scholarship Rs. 6,000/- per annum
Eligibility: To the ward of Serving/Exservicemen (incl Ex/Serving Officer) of Native/ Domicile of Gujarat.
(a) Pocket Money Rs. 250/- pm for NDA Cadets of Uttarakhand domicile is paid to father/guardian of cadets (ExServicemen/Widow, through respective Zilla Sainik Kalyan Officers.)
(b) Cash Award of Rs. 50,000/- for NDA Cadets of Uttarakhand domicile is paid to father/guardian of cadets through Directorate of Higher Education, Haldwani.
Amount: Rs. 1,00,000/- one time payment
Eligibility: Should be domicile of Punjab State.
Amount: Rs.1.5 lakhs for all Offrs entry schemes
Eligibility: Award for successful candidates of Sikkim for all Officers’entry schemes.
Fg Officer Anuj Nanchal Memorial Scholarship
Rs. 1500/- (One time payment) – Second best all round Air Force cadet of VI term
Pilot Officer Gurmeet Singh Bedi Memorial Scholarship
Pilot Officer Gurmeet Singh Bedi Memorial Scholarship. Rs. 1500/- (One time payment). Best all round Air Force cadet at the time of Passing Out of VI term.
Himachal Pradesh Government Scholarship
Four scholarships will be awarded to cadets from HIMACHAL PRADESH. The value of each scholarship is Rs. 30.00 per month during the first two years of training and Rs. 48.00 per month during the third year of training. These scholarships will be available to those cadets whose parent’s income is below Rs. 500 per month. No cadet in receipt of financial assistance from the Government will be eligible for this scholarship.
Tamil Nadu Government Scholarship
The Government of Tamil Nadu has instituted at NDA one scholarship per course of the value of Rs. 30/- per month plus an outfit allowance of Rs. 400/- (one only during the entire period of cadet’s training) to be awarded to a cadet belonging to the State of TAMIL NADU whose parent’s/guardian’s monthly income does not exceed Rs. 500/-. The application by an eligible cadet can be made to the Commandant, National Defence Academy on their arrival.
Karnataka Government Scholarships
The Govt. of Karnataka has awarded scholarships to cadets from
Karnataka State who join the National Defence Academy. The value of the scholarship shall be Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One thousand) per month and outfit allowance of Rs. 12000/- in first term.
Albert Ekka Scholarship
The Government of Bihar has instituted at NDA 25 Merit Scholarships at Rs. 50/- per month for entire period of six terms at the NDA and Rs. 650/- one time towards clothing and equipment. The cadet awarded the above merit scholarship would not be eligible for any other scholarship or financial assistance from the Government. The application by an eligible cadet can be made to the Commandant, National Defence Academy on their arrival.
FG OFFICER DV PINTOO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Gp Capt. M Vashishta has instituted 3 scholarships of Rs. 125/- each per month at NDA for one term to be awarded to the first three cadets in the order of merit on completion of their first semester till end of second term. The cadets in receipt of Govt. Financial Assistance will not be eligible for the above scholarships. The application for eligible cadets can be made to the Commandant, NDA on arrival.
Financial Assistance To Wards Of Exservicemen—Maharashtra State
The wards of Maharashtrian ex-service officers/men who are undergoing training as cadets at NDA will be given Rs. 50,000/- as one time incentive.
The parents/guardians of the wards should submit their applications to their respective Zilla Sainik Welfare Office alongwith the certificates obtained from the Academy. Terms and conditions governing these scholarships are obtainable from the Commandant, National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune –
Award of financial assistance to Candidates of Haryana domicile under training at NDA
The Haryana State Govt. has declared a cash award of Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh) to every individual who successfully completes the training at NDA/IMA/OTA and other Defence Academies of National Status and domicile of State of Haryana.
Incentive Grant TO Cadets Domicile OF UT,
Chandigarh under training at NDA
Chandigarh Administration has introduced the scheme for grant of
one time incentive of Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh) to the
cadets who are resident of UT, Chandigarh and joined NDA.
DURING TRAINING PERIOD
Immediately after the selected candidates join the Academy, a preliminary examination will be held in the following subjects:
The standard of the examination in the subjects at (a), (b) and (c) will not be higher than that of the Higher Secondary Examination of an Indian University or Board of Higher Secondary Education. The paper in the subject at (d) is intended to test the standard attained by the candidate in Hindi at the time of joining the Academy. Candidates are, therefore, advised not to neglect their studies after the competitive examination.
The selected candidates for the three services viz, Army, Navy and Air Force are given preliminary training both academic and physical for a period of 3 years at the National Defence Academy which is an Inter-Service Institution. The training during the first two and half years is common to the cadets of three wings. All the cadets on passing out will be awarded degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi as under:
B.Sc/ B.Sc (Computer)/ B.A
B. Tech Degree
Air Force Cadets
B. Tech Degree/ B.Sc/B.Sc (Computer)
Note: All the cadets undergoing B.Sc/B.SC(Computer)/BA Degree programme shall be awarded the degree on the successful completion of Academics, Physical and Service Training at NDA.
All the cadets undergoing B Tech programme shall be awarded the B.Tech degree on the subsequent Pre Commissioning Training Academies/ Institutions/ Ships/ Air Craft.
The selected candidates of the Naval Academy will be given preliminary training both academic and physical, for a period of 04 years at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. The cadets of 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme will be awarded a B. Tech Degree on successful completion of training.
AFTER TRAINING PERIOD
- ARMY CADETS
- On passing out from the National Defence Academy, Army Cadets go to the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun, Naval Cadets to Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and Air Force cadetsand Ground Duty-Non Tech streams to Air Force Academy, Hyderabad and Air Force cadets of Ground Duty–Tech stream to Air Force Technical College, Bengaluru.
- At the I.M.A. Army Cadets are known as Gentlemen Cadets and are given strenuous military training for a period of one year aimed at turning them into officer capable of leading infantry Subunits. On successful completion of training Gentlemen Cadets are granted Permanent Commission in the rank of Lt subject to being medically fit in “SHAPE” one.
- NAVAL CADETS
- The Naval cadets are selected for the Executive Branch of the Navy, on passing out from the National Defence Academy and are given further training at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala for a period of one year on successful completion of which they are promoted to the rank of Sub Lieutenants.
- Selected candidates for the Naval Academy under (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) will be inducted as Cadets for four year B.Tech course in Applied Electronics & Communication Engineering (for Executive Branch), Mechanical Engineering (for Engineering Branch including Naval Architect specialization) or Electronics & Communication Engineering (for Electrical Branch) as per Naval requirements. On completion of the course, B. Tech Degree will be awarded by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
- AIR FORCE CADETS
- Air Force Cadets receive flying training for a period of 1½ years. However, at the end of 1 year of training they are given provisional Commission in the rank of Flying Officer. After successful completion of further training of six months they are absorbed as permanent commissioned officers on probation for a period of one year.
- Air Force Ground Duties Branch Cadets receive stream wise specialist training for a period of one year. At the end of one year of training they are given provisional commission in the rank of Flying Officer. Subsequently, they are absorbed as permanent commissioned officers on probation of one year.
The final allocation/selection for admission to the Army, Navy, Air Force of the National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be made upto the number of vacancies available subject to eligibility, medical fitness and merit-cum-preference of the candidates.