NDA Admission Form 2020/2021 (72nd Regular Course) Out – How To Apply

NDA form 2020 – Are you looking for how to apply for Nigerian Defence Academy form 2020? If yes, continue reading this article as it will completely guide you on everything you need to know about NDA application form 2020/2021.

nigerian defence academy nda form 2020/2021

The Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) form for 2020/2021 has been released and application has begun on www.nda.edu.ngApplication cost is #3,500.

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In this article, I will cover:

  • how to apply for NDA admission form 2020
  • NDA form 2020 last date
  • NDA form 2020/2021 price
  • NDA application form deadline date
  • NDA post-utme screening date 2020 and how to check venue
  • NDA JAMB cut off mark e.t.c

No time to waste, let’s dive right in.

Latest Update:

The selection of screening centres has been extended and the portal would now be closed on Friday, 31st of July, 2020 by 11:59 PM.

You can select your examination centre here.

Applicants must select their centres and printout all forms before then.

The date for the screening test and not yet been decided due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting ban on interstate travel.

Nigerian Defence Academy 2020/2021 Form

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 72nd regular course (Degree programmes) for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Candidates admitted into NDA for Regular Course will undergo military and academic training as Officer Cadets for a duration of 5 years for Nigerian Army cadets 4 years for Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air force cadets.

On successful completion of training, graduand will earn a honour degree in a core discipline (BSc, BEng, BA). They will equally earn a Presidential Commission into the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 72nd regular course admission online application form will be available for sale as from 5th of December, 2019 to 14th of May, 2020.

It is open to both male and female Nigerians.

The NDA screening test will be conducted as phase one of the Post-UTME screening and is scheduled to hold on Saturday 16th of May, 2020 at designated centres across the country. Only candidates with JAMB 2020 Registration Number will be eligible to write the exams.

NDA Form 2020 Application Deadline

The application deadline is 14th of May, 2020.

NDA JAMB Cut Off Mark 2020/2021

Only candidates who score a minimum of 180 (for Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Military Science & Interdisciplinary Studies) and minimum of 210 (for Faculty of Engineering) in JAMB 2020 examination shall be offered admission into NDA by the AFSB.

NDA Entrance Examination 2020 Date

The screening test will be conducted as phase one of the Post-UTME screening and is scheduled to hold on 30th of May, 2020.

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NDA 2020 Course Admission Requirements

The requirements for various undergraduate degree programmes are as detailed in the NDA website / applications portal, as well as in the JAMB Brochure and website. All other information concerning degree courses, eligibility and examination centres are as contained in the NDA website / applications portal. Please note that working knowledge of French, Arabic and Mandarin will be an added advantage to applicants. WAEC/NECO or NABTEB results of 2020 will not be accepted.

1. To be eligible for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy, a candidate must have the following:

  1. Passed the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and attained an acceptable minimum national standard (as determined by JAMB annual policy meeting) in English language, Mathematics and any other two subjects relevant to the proposed course of study as set out by the JAMB brochure.
    • The course applied for on JAMB and NDA portal must be the same.
    • The choice of UTME subjects combination must be relevant to the course applied for in NDA.
  2. Minimum of Five O level credits at GCE, SSCE (WAEC,NECO and NABTEB) in English language, Mathematics and three other subjects which are relevant to the intended programme at not more than two sittings.
  3. Candidate be up to 17 years but not less than 21 years by 1 August 2020.
    Note:(1) Candidates who desire to join the Nigerian Air Force must be between 17 and 19 years old at entry.
    (2) The Nigerian Air Force has suspended the enlistment of female candidates in her Regular Combatant programme in NDA.
  4. Must not be less than 1.68 meters tall for male and 1.65meters for female.
  5. Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.
  6. Must have a BMI of between 18.5 – 25.5 kg/m2 to be considered for selection.
  7. Must be single male or female without legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.
  8. Present a Certificate of indigeneship from the State Government or Local Government Area.
  9. Working knowledge of French, Arabic or Mandarin language is an added advantage.

2. Furthermore, candidates are to note the following:

  1. Candidates awaiting results are not qualified. Application forms submitted without results will not be accepted.
  2. Only examination results of not more than 5 years old from the date of examination will be accepted.
  3. Currently, admission into the Academy is for both male and female Nigerians only, but Nigerian Air force does not accept female candidates for now.

How To Apply For NDA Form 2020/2021

Candidates should log on to the application portal www.nda.edu.ng by clicking here.

The application fee is N3,500.00 only.

Please NOTE that only payment against RRR Codes generated via the application portal would be accepted.



  1. CREATE AN ACCOUNTYour first step to apply to the Nigerian Defence Academy is to create an account.
    Click Here to create an account. if you already have an Account, click to login to the portal. Your account will enable you purchase a form and also complete your application over several sessions. You will access your secure application in subsequent sessions by signing in under “Log in” or “Application Status”. If you have started an application previously, you can always login to continue. The system will prompt you on how to complete the application. Once satisfied with the application, click on submit!
  2. PURCHASE FORMApplicants can pay for their applications Online via the portal or via REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) at any Nigerian bank of choice. Ensure you have completed the previous step “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” to proceed.
    To pay Online, Login to the application portal, choose ‘Pay Online’.
    To pay via at any Nigerian bank of choice, login to the application portal, choose ‘Pay at Branch’
    The application will guide you through the rest of the straightforward payment process
  3. UPLOAD DOCUMENTSThe online upload of required application documents is necessary, it is therefore advised that you please come along with the originals of this uploaded documents for sighting during your interview. Your application information is maintained on a secure server and remains confidential prior to submission. Use the Support link to get help or assistance during the completion and submission process.
    Kindly note that your application is not complete until all copies of your Credentials, have been uploaded and submitted along with your application.
  4. REVIEWYour application will be reviewed online by the appropriate admission officials once submitted to Nigerian Defence Acadmey Online. All required application procedures must be completed on or before the appropriate application deadline.
  5. APPLICATION STATUSCheck the status of your application by logging into this system with the login details assigned to you for the application.


Applications forms are to be submitted together with the scanned SSCE results online. On submission of the online application, candidates are to download an Acknowledgement Form.


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

Therefore, all eligible candidates are to bring along their Acknowledgement Form, Screening Test Admission Card, JAMB result slip and TWO (2) postcard size (3.5 x 5 inches) photographs to the Screening Test Centre.

The photographs should show only from the chest upwards and should contain the candidate’s Name, Exam number. State, Exam Centre, Course of study and Signature at the back.

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


All Regular Course cadets will train in NDA and the cost of their administration and logistics will be borne by the Federal Government of Nigeria.


In response to requests from candidates for reference materials, the Academy has offered a Compendium of Past Questions & Answers at a token fee to interested candidates. This can be purchased from the Registry, NDA.

Website: www.nda.edu.ng
Application Portal: RCapplications.nda.edu.ng
E-Mail: rcapplications@nda.edu.ng
Regular Cadets Admission Support Line: 09058093934

That is all for now on the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA form for 2020/2021 session. If you have any question, use the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to share the article using share buttons below. Thank you.

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abdulwahab oluwafunmilayo r.
abdulwahab oluwafunmilayo r.
2 years ago

can n.d.a accept fishries as one trade
subject ND four subject to make it complete five subject.

2 years ago

Z NDA afsb supplementary list out

10 months ago

Sir is NDA form for this year out
If yes how can i start with the processing
What are the step i should take