NDA Merit List: Check List (PDF Out Now), Exam Dates (Out)

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NDA Merit List

The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts the NDA (National Defence Exam) for posts like Army, Navy, Air Force and many more defence posts in the country. The exam is scheduled to take place twice a year – NDA 1 and NDA 2.

After the results are announced for the exam, the candidates expect the authorities to release the merit list. The merit list contains the cut-off marks for that particular year and also announces the toppers. In this blog, we have given you detailed information about the NDA Merit list, including its important dates and steps to download. 

NDA Exam 2024: Overview

Exam Full Form National Defence Exam 
Exam LevelNational
Conducted byUPSC (Union Public Service Commission)
Exam ModeOnline
FrequencyTwice a year

Also Read: NDA Exam Result 2024 – Link to Download Scorecard

NDA Merit Important Dates

As noted above, the merit list for admissions into different services like the Army, Air Force, Navy etc will only be released once the exam has been completed.  Here is the schedule for the NDA merit list for this year’s cycle;

ParticularsNDA 1 Dates NDA 2 Dates 
Application Starts20th December 202415th May 2024
Application Closes9th January 20244th June 2024
Admit CardApril 2024September 2024
Exam Date21st April 20249th September 2024
Result DateTo be notifiedTo be notified
Merit ListTo be notifiedTo be notified

How To Download NDA Merit List 2024?

Here are the steps that you can follow to download the NDA Merit List 2024.

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC i.e. https://upsc.gov.in/
  2. Click on the Examinations tab and visit the examinations menu.
  3. Click on NDA Result, and find “Merit List”.
  4. Click on it and you will be redirected to the new page. Download the PDF for your future reference.


Who is the topper according to the NDA Merit List?

The topper for the 2023, NDA exam is Shivraj Singh Pachhai.

How can I download the NDA Merit list?

To download the NDA merit list, visit the https://upsc.gov.in/. You can download the list when the marks are out for the candidates.

What is the final expected cut-off for NDA?

The final expected cut-off for 2024 is 710-720.


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