Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 2021/2022 Admission Application Form | 73rd Regular Course [UPDATED]

NDA Admission form – The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna 2021/2022 academic session 73rd Regular Course admission application form is out and now available online.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 73rd regular course (Degree programmes) for the 2021/2022 academic session.

Latest Update: This is to inform all candidates that applied for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 73RC that the NDA Screening test (NDAST) will be conducted on Sat 31 July 2021.

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. Upon successfully completing training, graduates will earn an honours 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) 73rd regular course admission online application form will be available for sale from Saturday 23 January 2021 to Sunday 11 July 2021. It is open to both male and female Nigerians.

The screening test will be conducted as phase one of the Post-UTME screening. Only candidates with JAMB 2021 Registration Number will be eligible to write the exams.

Only candidates who score a minimum of 180 (for Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Military Science & Interdisciplinary Studies) and 210 (for Faculty of Engineering) in the JAMB 2021 examination shall be offered admission into NDA by the AFSB.

NDA 73rd Regular Course Admission Requirements

Candidates eligible for 73 Regular Course admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) must have the following:

  • Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.
  • Must be single male or female without legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.
  • Present a Certificate of indigeneship from the state government or local government area.
  • Be at least 17 years old and NOT more than 21 years old as at September in the year of entry into the Academy.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 ordinary level credits at GCE, SSCE (WAEC, NECO, NBAIS and NABTEB) English language, Mathematics and three other subjects which are relevant to the intended programme at not more than two sittings.
  • Must have passed the Unified Tertiary Matriculation examinations (UTME) and attain an acceptable minimum national standard (as determined by JAMB annual policy meeting) in English language, Mathematics and any other 2 subjects relevant to the proposed course of study as set out by the JAMB Brochure.
  • Must NOT be less than 1.68 meters tall for male and 1.65 meters for female.
  • French, Arabic and Mandarin language is an added advantage.

Candidates are to note the following:

  • Application forms submitted without ordinary level results will NOT be accepted.
  • Candidates awaiting results are not qualified.
  • Only ordinary level examination results of NOT more than 5 years old from the date of examination will be accepted.
  • Admission into the Academy is for both male and female Nigerians only.

SEE ALSO: NDA Entrance Exam Date and  NDA Examination Centres in Nigeria.

How to Apply for NDA Admission (73rd Regular Course)

Apply Here

Candidates should logon to the application portal, select “Purchase Form” pay for their application via REMITA in the sum of N3,500.00 only. Please note that only payment against RRR Codes generated via the application portal would be accepted.



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 and is scheduled to hold on a date to be later announced. Therefore, all eligible candidates are to bring along their Acknowledgement Form, Screening Test Admission Card, JAMB result slip, TWO (2) postcard sized (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 to 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 Federal Government of Nigeria will bear the cost of their administration and logistics.


In response to candidates’ requests 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.

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