NDA Entrance Exam 2024 (Date • Centre • 76RC Shortlist)

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NDA Entrance Exam Date 2024

All applicants for NDA 76RC shortlisted for the NDA screening test should note that the exam will take place on Saturday, 13th April 2024.

NDA screening test/exam centre selection would begin from 20th March 2024 to 27th March 2024.

The screening test will be conducted as phase one of the Post-UTME screening.

Only candidates with the JAMB registration number will be eligible to write the exams.

Candidates who score a minimum of 180 (for Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Military Science and Interdisciplinary Studies) and 210 (for Faculty of Engineering) in the JAMB examination shall be offered admission into NDA by the AFSB.

Report to your exam centre by 7.00AM on the day for the examination.

Come along with your acknowledgment form, screening test admission card, JAMB registration slip and two (2) postcard size (3.5 x 5 inches) photographs for the screening.

The photographs should show only from the chest upwards and should contain your name, state of origin, screening centre, JAMB reg. number, course of study and signature at the back.

Only successful candidates at the NDA screening test will subsequently be invited to the Armed Forces Selection Board (phase 2 of the screening test) following which the list of admitted candidates will be published.

All applicants who were not shortlisted for the NDA screening test or who could not select a centre within the allocated time, cannot attend the screening test scheduled for 13th April 2024.

Downloading a screening test card without a specified centre, even if an exam number is indicated does not entitle you to attend the exam.

How to Print NDA Exam Card

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) authorities have announced that prospective candidates can select their exam centres and print their screening/exam cards.

Applicants must satisfy these JAMB conditions to proceed to the screening test stage:

  • Got a JAMB score of 180 and above.
  • Chose Nigerian Defence Academy as their ‘First Choice of Institution’ when registering for JAMB.

If you satisfy the above requirements but still cannot ‘Choose a Centre’; this means you must have entered your JAMB Registration number incorrectly when completing your application.

Check your ‘Acknowledgement Form’ to check the JAMB registration number you provided.

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

  • Log into your application account.
  • Revert submission.
  • Update your JAMB registration number.
  • Submit your form again.
  • Log out, then login.

You should then be able to choose a centre and download your screening card.

Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Examination Centres in Nigeria

For candidates that would take part in the entrance examination, the NDA has created some centres nationwide where their entrance examination will hold.

Here are the locations of the NDA examination centres in Nigeria:

S/No. State Centre
1 Adamawa Government Day Secondary School, opposite HQ 23 Armd Bde, Yola
2 Akwa Ibom Community Secondary School, Aka Offot, Uyo.
3 Bauchi Government Day Secondary School/Command Day Secondary School, Shadawaka Barracks, Bauchi.
4 Borno Command Day Secondary School, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri
5 Edo Army Day Secondary School NASST, Benin
6 Enugu Command Day Secondary School, Abakpa Barracks, Enugu
7 FCT Command Children School, Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja
8 Imo Holy Ghost College, Owerri
9 Kaduna Nigerian Defence Academy, Old Site, Ribadu Campus, Kaduna
10 Kaduna Nigerian Defence Academy, Permanent Site, Afaka, Kaduna
11 Kano Air Force Comprehensive Secondary School, Kano
12 Kwara Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE) Ilorin
13 Lagos Command Day Secondary School, Ikeja Cantonment, Lagos
14 Lagos Command Day Secondary School, Ojo, Lagos
15 Ondo Command Secondary School, Akure
16 Oyo Command Day Secondary School Odogbo, Ibadan
17 Plateau Command Secondary School, Zaria Road,

How to Pass the Nigerian Defence Academy Entrance Exam

Here are the steps to pass the Nigerian Defence Academy entrance exam:

1. Start Preparing Early

The NDA entrance exam is a competitive exam, so start preparing early.

You can start by reviewing the syllabus for the exam and familiarizing yourself with the format of the exam.

2. Take Practice Exams

There are many practice exams available online and in libraries.

Taking practice exams will help you get familiar with the type of questions that will be asked on the actual exam.

3. Study the Required Subjects

The NDA entrance exam covers a variety of subjects, including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English Language.

Make sure you study all the required subjects thoroughly.

4. Get Help from a Tutor

If you are struggling with a particular subject, consider getting help from a tutor.

A tutor can help you understand the material and develop a study plan.

5. Stay Positive

The NDA entrance exam can be challenging, but it is important to stay positive.

Believe in yourself and your ability to succeed.

NDA Entrance Exam Subjects Combinations

1. Candidates for the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Candidates for FASS are to answer all questions in any THREE of the following subjects that apply to the candidate’s chosen course:

  • Mathematics – (Compulsory for Psychology candidates).
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Government
  • French
  • Biology – (Compulsory for Psychology candidates).

2. Candidates for Sciences

Candidates for courses in Faculty of Science are to answer questions:

  • Mathematics (Mathematics and any 2 of Physics, Chemistry and Economics).
  • Physics (Physics and any 2 of Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology).
  • Chemistry (Chemistry and any 2 of Physics, Biology and Mathematics).
  • Biology (Biology and any 2 of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics).

3. Candidates for Engineering

Candidates for the Faculty of Engineering are to answer ALL questions in the 3 subjects listed below:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

4. Candidates for Military Science and Interdisciplinary Studies

Candidates for Intelligence and Cyber Security Studies are to answer:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Biology, Chemistry or Economics

Only those with a duly printed examination card will be admitted into the various centres for the test.

NDA Shortlisted Candidates 2024

The list of successful candidates invited for the Armed Forces Selection Board will be out on 20th May 2024.

Candidates should please visit the 76th regular course application portal to check for their names and details for the AFSB.

Nigerian Defence Academy Armed Forces Selection Board for 76 Regular Course

1. The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Screening Test will be held on Saturday, 13th April 2024.

Successful candidates are to report for interview before the Armed Forces Selection Board (AFSB) from Saturday, 25th May 2024 – Friday, 5th July 2024 at the NDA Ribadu Campus, Kaduna.

The list may also be accessed through the NDA official website.

Candidates will appear before the AFSB in 2 Batches.

2. Candidates who cannot report on Saturday, 25th May 2024, and Saturday, 15th June 2024 for Batches 1 and 2 respectively may not attend the interview.

Any candidate in Batch 2 who is seen around the NDA premises before Saturday, 15th June 2024, will be disqualified.

All candidates will be accommodated and fed throughout the duration of their stay for the AFSB.

All candidates must come along with their Bank Verification Number (BVN) Certificate and Bank account number.

3. All candidates will undergo a screening exercise which will involve documents (certificates/credentials) verification, medical and physical fitness tests, individual/group obstacles and 3.2km race, amongst others.

Only candidates who pass the screening exercise will qualify to continue with the interview.

Thus, any candidate that fails at any stage of the screening will be disqualified from the interview.

4. Candidates MUST bring along their original and 2 photocopies each of these documents:

  • JAMB UTME Result Slip.
  • Acknowledgement Form and NDA Screening Test Admission Card
  • Academic Certificates / Statements of Result and Testimonials for Primary and Secondary Schools.
  • Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age, preferably Birth Certificate.
  • Letter of Attestation of State/Local Government Indigeneship duly signed by the Secretary to the State Government or Chairman of Local Government. Certification got from a military officer from the candidate’s state of origin, who must be of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and above or equivalent in the Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air Force, may be used in place of Local Government Indigeneship Certificate. Here, the officer must indicate his formation/unit, appointment, contact address, phone numbers and e-mail address. The officer must also affix formation/unit stamp and sign.
  • Letter of Consent from Parent/Guardian.

5. Candidates are to download both the Attestation and Letter of Consent Forms from the NDA application portal/ website and complete the same.

Candidates who cannot bring along the documents listed above may be disqualified.

Any alterations on the documents will attract outright disqualification.

6. Candidates are to also bring along the following items:

  • Writing materials.
  • Three pairs of blue shorts and 3 white (round-neck) T-shirts.
  • A pair of white canvas shoes and 3 pairs of white socks.
  • Toiletries.
  • Non-refundable fee of ₦2,500 each for verification/confirmation of results at WAEC/NECO/NABTEB/NBAIS and JAMB.
  • Scratch cards for WAEC and/or NECO results for online confirmation of result.
  • Four recent coloured passport photographs.
  • The second copy of postcard photograph presented and endorsed at the exam centre during the NDA screening test.
  • Transport money to and from Kaduna.

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  1. The 2024 UTME will commerce on 19 April and the first screening examination is on the 13 of April we are supposed to bring our UTME results what do I do

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