Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 2020/2021 Admission Application Form (72nd Regular Course)

Latest Update: Application into the Nigerian Defence Academy 72nd Regular Course has closed. The Screening Test for 72 Regular Course was earlier scheduled to hold on 30 May 2020 as indicated on the application portal. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent measures put in place by the Federal Government to prevent further spread through interstate lockdown and restrictions on travels, the Screening Test is hereby postponed. New date for the Test will be communicated in due course when the current situation improves. However, candidates are advised to check the portal regularly for updates. Inconveniences caused by this new development is highly regretted.

NDA Admission form – The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna 2020/2021 academic session 72nd 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) 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, graduands will earn a 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) 72nd regular course admission online application form will be available for sale as from 5 December, 2019 to 14 May, 2020 and 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 16 May, 2020 at designated centres across the country. Only candidates with JAMB 2020 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 JAMB 2020 examination shall be offered admission into NDA by the AFSB.

Before you proceed, check: Nigerian Defence Academy Courses and Requirements.

NDA 72nd Regular Course Admission Requirements.

Candidates eligible for 72 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 22 August 2020 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 and Arabic, Madarin 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.

Recommended: NDA Examination Centres in Nigeria.

How to Apply for NDA Admission (72nd Regular Course).

Apply Here

Candidates should logon to the application portal, select “Purchase Access Code” and fill in their details to pay for their application via REMITA after first obtaining their ORDER ID and REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) Code 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 Saturday 16 May 2020. Therefore, all eligible candidates are to bring along their Acknowledgement Form, Screening Test Admission Card, JAMB result slip and 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 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.

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