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

Particulars Details
Exam Full Form  National Defence Exam 
Exam Level National
Conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)
Exam Mode Online
Frequency Twice a year
Website https://upsc.gov.in/ 

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;

Particulars NDA 1 Dates  NDA 2 Dates 
Application Starts 20th December 2024 15th May 2024
Application Closes 9th January 2024 4th June 2024
Admit Card April 2024 September 2024
Exam Date 21st April 2024 9th September 2024
Result Date To be notified To be notified
Merit List To be notified To 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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