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How to Gain Admission into NDA in 2022/2023

QUICK GUIDE ON NDA ADMISSION EXERCISE

I'd earlier answered most asked questions on NDA in the post, “NDA: Answers to Students Questions on Nigerian Defence Academy Admission”. Seeing those answers can be the right place to start. Hence, I advise you to read them and get back here to continue reading this.

And if you're here for the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) - which is different from NDA, I suggest you click the link to see if their form is currently on sale.

7 Steps to Gain Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 

There are practically 7 steps to gain a stress-free admission to this university of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, and Nigerian Airforce. Knowing this from the start will help you to have seamless application and processing experiences.

In brief, the steps:

  1. Meet up with general requirements
  2. Applying with relevant SSCE results
  3. Choosing NDA in UTME
  4. Writing and scoring not less than 180 in UTME
  5. Register online for the university's entrance form
  6. Take part in the Post UTME entrance test
  7. If qualified and selected, take part in the interview

Let’s go into these in detail.

1. Meet Up with the General Requirements

Generally, make sure you possess and meet up with all these conditions. If there’s a deficiency in any, don’t bother to obtain their form.
  1. Be at least 17 years old and not more than 21 years old at the month of August in the year of entry into the Academy. Note that candidates who desire to join the Nigerian Air Force must be between 17 and 18 years old at entry. Your birth certificate will be scanned and uploaded during the registration.
  2. Must not be less than 1.68 metres tall for males and 1.65 metres for females.
  3. Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.
  4. Must be single male or female without a legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.
  5. Able to present a Certificate of State of Origin obtained from a Local Government Area or a Certificate of State Indigeneship from the Office of the State Governor. This will be scanned and uploaded during the online registration.
NDA students in uniforms

2. Apply with Relevant SSCE Results

You will need at least 5 credit passes in relevant O’level subjects/results.

Minimum of 5 credit passes at SSCE or GCE 'O' Level (WAEC, NECO, NABTEB) obtained in not more than 2 sittings relevant to the Faculty of choice. Credit in English Language and Mathematics are compulsory for all courses.

You can also read their specific course SSCE requirements. You will need a PDF reader to open and read the document. There, you will also find a list of their courses and their general and compulsory O'level subjects and those that are optional.

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3. Choose NDA in UTME

Before now, do you need to choose NDA in UTME to obtain their form? No. But now, they have updated (starting from 2019 admission) that, the university must be chosen as the first choice if you must be serious to gain admission here. A new update though, for the 2022 admission year and probably henceforth, second choice candidates are welcome too. And if you didn't choose then right during the UTME, you can consider the change of institutions and courses right now. That link to a guide on how to do the change of institution all by yourself.

Choose NDA as your first choice. This is because year in year out, more students are competing for the few spaces available at the university. The management, under normal circumstances, will want to consider those who select them as the first choice institutions.

And if you're not offered admission, there will still be time to do a change of institutions to other schools. And don't panic as candidates are allowed to change institutions two times if you want.

4. Write and Score not Less than 180 in UTME

NDA has been consistent with 180 and above (cut-off mark) for their applicants.

Scoring higher marks in JAMB is an added advantage though. Yet, once you have any mark from 180, you’re qualified for their application and their entrance exams.

UPDATE: Note that for this year's admission, they draw different cut-off marks for different courses.

See: NDA Past Questions and Answers – 2010 till Date (Get a PDF File to Your Whatsapp/Email)

NDA Headquarters

5. Register for NDA Admission on her Portal

Just like other candidates have to register for post UTME exercises of their universities, polytechnics or colleges of education out there, NDA is no exception.

Differently, NDA doesn’t call her, post UTME, it’s entrance exams registration.

This form will, however, be on sale even before the JAMB form is out and it will run till the JAMB form is closed for UTME applicants. So, you have a very long time to decide whether you want to obtain the form or not.

In other words, you don’t have to wait for when other schools are selling post UTME forms before you will buy their form. You should obtain the form before your UTME registration closes. Please take note!

6. Write their Entrance Exams

Entrance exams are usually scheduled for May yearly. But this date may change for any logistic reasons.

You will have to print your exam schedule slip prior to the exams and take part. This schedule will only be available to candidates that registered and met up with their O'level results and JAMB score requirements.

7. Take Part in the Interview if Called

If you make it to this level, congratulations!

After your name is released among those selected for the interview, you must get ready and take part in the physical checking of your credentials and oral interview.

After this will be the final list.

Conclusion

You have been reading your way to Kaduna since you started this piece. This post is the best guide you can find on NDA admission. Strictly adhere to the advice on this page and regularly visit their website for updated information.

Read the post, “NDA: Answers to Students Questions on Nigerian Defence Academy Admission”. I might have covered your new questions in that post.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Visit the NDA admission application page to know if this year's form is still on sale.

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    1. Can I get admission into NDA with 162 ?

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    2. No. Their usual cut-off marks range from 180 and/or above

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    3. Can you help me for the registration sir

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    4. Of course, but the form is closed right now. Talk to me around October/November this year for the next admission through email [email protected]

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  2. Sir..if a person is more than 18 can the person still do air force?

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    1. Sir I have 194 in jamb and I'm applying for engineering course...will they shortlist me for afsb and change my course...or I will have to come next year?

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    2. You have to try again next year. You need 200 or above for Engineering course at NDA

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  3. Please sir can i still change my institute to NDA?

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  4. Thanks Sir. I love this information

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  5. when will entrance exams registration will start for 2021

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    1. No date announced yet. Subscribe to this blog for update of when it's out. Use the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/p/newsletters.html

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    1. Any time sooner. Kindly subscribe to the blog for such and more updates.

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  7. Please sir, how can I apply for air force recruitment?

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    1. Below are the pages to be following their updates so that you won't miss it when the form is out.
      1. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/nigerian-airforce-recruitment-form-is.html
      2. https://airforce.mil.ng/
      3. https://www.schoolcontents.info/p/newsletters.html

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  8. please I'll be 21 by March can I apply for NDW

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    1. Don't. You will be 5 months older by the August.

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  9. I wrote jamb 2020 and I got 185,but I didn't choose NDA as institution. Can I use the jamb result to apply?

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    1. No, you can't last UTME for this year NDA. U need the current year UTME for the form.

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    1. Click on the link to apply. There you will find the update fee for the form.

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  11. Instead of using jamb results can I still use my GCE results to enroll into NDA school?

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    1. You need both JAMB and SSCE results to process NDA admission.

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  12. Good day sir,I with the above name.Ojachi Raphael Godday will like to know the fields of study in the Nigeria defense acedemy for the faculty of art

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    1. Ok.

      Check the link below for the list of their courses. You will need PDF reader on your devise to download or print the document.

      https://abtndarcapplications.blob.core.windows.net/sitefiles/Course_Requirements.pdf

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  13. Pls are gals allowed into the NDA school

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  14. Hello sir 20 years old boy is allowed in NDA

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  15. I will be 21yrs by April, can I still apply for NDA?

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    1. You will be 21 years and 4 months by the August. So, you're not eligible.

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  16. Enter your comment...hello plx did they start selling og de form

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  17. Please sir do I need to have a good father before I can be admitted in NDA?

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  18. Hi sir,can candidates awaiting result apply for NDA?

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  19. Do I have to register for jamb first before I apply for NDA, or can I apply for NDA first then layer jamb

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    1. Have registered for NDA but not yet for JAMB
      Closing date is tomorrow am I need to register for jamb before NDA form closing date sir because no money yet and closing date is tomorrow and also jamb have not yet release registration number and NDA is requesting for it please how will I do sir

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    2. NDA may extend the form for a few days. Just be checking their portal for the updates. And be quick to update your registration too.

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  20. Ogunkoya Godwin Tobi4 May 2021 at 12:40

    Can I gt Admission into nda after my secondary School

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  21. Sir please if I may ask.
    I know that the required Age to gain admission into NDA is 17 years, and I turned 16 this year. I'm going to write JAMB and WAEC also because I'm graduating from my secondary school this year. I'm sure I have all the basic requirement, in physical fitness and also stable Health.
    I'm going to study Mechanical engineering and I have excellent result, and also very good in mathematics and civic education and all other subjects.
    Would I still be able to make it into the Nigeria Defence Academy this year?
    Sir please I would really love to.
    And Sir, can I have your whatsapp number so I can make communication efficient?
    Thank you so much.

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    1. Unless you're 17, don't apply.

      The instruction is clear. Best of luck!

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  22. Sir pls is the NDA form for 2021 still on

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  23. Have registered for jamb ND I don't choose NDA,.. can I still change after I write jamb exam??

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  24. I have not registered for jamb yet sir
    And I want to join the NDA plaese sir is it compulsory I use jamb

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  25. Pls i want to ask this question i didn't choose NDA as any my choice
    But can NDA offer me admission without choosing them as first choice or second choice

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  26. If I did not apply for NDA application form can I get admission through jamb

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    1. You need any school form before you can gain admission to it.

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    2. Sir have pass the cut off mark from this concluded jamb for biological science for NDA so please what's is my next step?

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  27. Sir have pass the cut off what's the next step?

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  28. Sir after Jamb results what next

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    1. Read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/06/utme-is-over-what-admission-aspirants.html

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    2. Am interested

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  29. Thank u very much sir
    With this info. I have learnt a lot.👍

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  30. Sir pls
    Can I apply with my ND result

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  31. Please sir can I still do a change of institution to NDA and gain admission now?

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    1. Form already closed since 10 JULY 202. So, you can't change there again.

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  32. When is the next form this year

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  33. If am 21 years 6months,can I still apply for NDA Army

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    1. Check the age they want in the post.

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    2. Sir I registered for NDA in my utme and my score his 205 but I don't take part in post utme entrance examination test what can I do

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    3. Do change of institution to anther school

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  34. Sorry sir please answer me, can I still apply for NDA if I'm above 20??

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  35. How many students did nda give add missions every year

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  36. Pls sir how many candidate can jamb admit each year

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    1. Schools admit not practically JAMB. Once candidates merit admission, they will be admitted in their numbers.

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    2. Pls sir,is the NDA form out?

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    3. Form already on sale. Follow the link in the post above to register.

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  37. Sir please can I pick NDA form then write jamb later

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  38. Sir pls can I apply with ND results

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    1. Sir I have got my form already but haven't got jamb form due to the fact is not yet out
      Hope it won't affect me or am I wrong way already put me through don't understand something there

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    2. NDA form usually come out before JAMB. So, you've done the right thing. When JAMB comes out, obtain it and you good to go.

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  39. Can I apply with only waec

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  40. Good day sir pls how can I apply for the form.

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    1. Follow the guide in the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/11/nda-admission-form-is-out-see.html

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  41. Can someone apply for the form but still waiting to sit for jamb

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  42. Is it true that they is another chance for NDA on July 2022 section 2?

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    1. What I know is that NDA form is on sale for the 2022/2023 admisison year.

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  43. CAN I BE POSSIBLY ADMITTED INTO NDA WITHOUT CONNECTION

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  44. Enter your comment... Pls i will be 21yrs by August 10, 2022. Can i still apply for the 74 regular course

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  45. Can I use my 2021 jamb for this year NDA application

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  46. Sir, can I choose other universities in my jamb University choices and put my jamb reg no on my NDA portal without choosing them in my jamp universities choices?

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  47. Please can I go for NDA exam without my secondary school testimonial?

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    1. When the exam/interview date is announced, on the academy's website, they will list all the items you will need to come with. Make sure you fallow the list.

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  48. I wrote my jamb last year but I didn't choose NDA as my first or second choice but now I have obtained the NDA form.
    Do I need to rewrite another jamb or should I just use the former one

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    1. You will buy the new JAMB and consider them as the first choice.

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  49. im 23 years old can i get NDA admisson

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    1. The age range they want is already in the post. Take the time to read.

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  50. Sir on the Application form we are to eneter jamb exam number which is not out yet until we start reprint which would be coming up nxt month, so my question here’s should be hold on till we have the exam number before submitting the application form or should we jst submit like that till further notice

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    1. No. Just enter your registration number and submit. They have updated that on their website. See https://www.ndaapplications.net/

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  51. Sir do I need birth certificate when getting NDA form

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    1. Yes, it will be scanned and uploaded during the registration.

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  52. Can I still obtain the form

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    1. Yes. Application into NDA 74RC has been extended to 7 April 2022 for interested applicants. NDA Screening Test/Exam Centre selection would commence from 8.00AM on 8 April to 13 April 2022. Applicants must ensure that they complete and submit their applications by midnight on 7 April 2022.

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  53. So informative

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    1. Thanks your for appreciating the effort. Click the share button below the post to share with your friends and families.

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  54. Please where are you registered my jamb I wrote accounting and the man they did not give me Maths they gave me English economics commerce and accounting there's no maths and I'm now seeing here that Maths is compulsory and that's the same thing I did when also interesting for my nda I put accounting is my jamb registration number so I don't know should I still go for the exam or not I need advice now please it so I don't know if I can still write the examination without mathematics I went today to change it through jamb they said that is not possible again that too much time has gone so I don't know and I'm not writing it in Port Harcourt I'm writing it outside I don't know if I can still that or I should just leave it.

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    1. If you're proposing to to study Accounting, you will need Maths in JAMB. In your situation, you may still risk it. You may be lucky in the end. Sorry for the mess.

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  55. Sir
    I want to apply for NDA next year
    Am an art department
    I have E in my government and I want to register for GCe
    Please sir I can I still apply for the form next year with the combination of the 2 result sir

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    1. Yes, you can. Read the post below for more on this

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/04/answers-to-your-questions-on-olevel.html

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    2. Sir can I use this year jamb for 75rc

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    3. Next year JAMB will be used for the next year form. Read the post below for more on that.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/03/can-i-use-my-last-year-jamb-result-for.html

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  56. I score 171 in my Jamb can they help me to get admission in to NDA candidate please

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    1. No. NDA requires 180/above and 200/above for art and science courses respectively

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  57. I scored 183 in jamb and I choose Engineering as my course of study, can I do change of course

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    1. If it's for NDA, you need 200 or above for engineering course. In that case, 183 won't help you. You have to let go of NDA and do change of institution to another school and course that may accept your score. You can try NDA again next year. Sorry.

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  58. Sir I scored 198 in jamb and I choose biochemistry , can I get admission with it

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    1. No. You need 200 or above before you can qualify. Try again next year.

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