Nigerian Defence Academy 2018/19 Entrance Exam Date Out


The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has announced the Entrance Examination Date for 2018/2019 session..

Candidates who want to apply should please note that only candidates who meet the JAMB national cut- off mark will be eligible. Only those candidates would be allowed to sit for the NDA Entrance Examination at their Examination Centre of choice.

The examination will be conducted as an Entrance Examination (similar to Post–UTME examination in conventional universities). The Nigerian Defence Academy has scheduled the exam date as Saturday 19th May, 2018 . Therefore, all eligible candidates are to bring along the following to the NDA examination venue.

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All candidates would note that they are to take the following along to the Examination Centre on the set NDA examination date.

Acknowledgement Form (downloaded from NDA Application Portal)

Examination Admission Card
(downloaded from NDA Application Portal)

JAMB 2017 Registration Slip
Two postcard size (3.5 x 5 inches) photographs. Candidate’s Name, State of Origin, Course chosen, Exam centre and Examination number should be written at the back of the photographs.

Writing materials, including original HB pencil.

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.

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Only successful candidates at the NDA Entrance Examination will subsequently be invited for the Armed Forces Selection Board following which the list of admitted candidates will be published.

Nature and Duration of NDA Training for 2018/2019

Admitted candidates into NDA for the Regular Course will undergo military and academic training as Officer Cadets for a duration of 5 years. On successful completion of training, graduands will earn a honours degree in a core discipline (BSc, BEng, BA). They will equally earn a commission into the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

Regular Course cadets will train in NDA. All aspects of the cadets’ administration and logistics will be borne by the Federal Government.


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