If you have been longing to join the military, one of the best ways through which you actualize your dream is by going through the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA.
And if you have been wondering how you can go about making your application for NDA, this post will be of immense help to you.
Here, we have not only brought in simple bits all you should know about the NDA application, we have also answered all those questions that may be lingering in your hearts and minds about the NDA generally.
I therefore urge you to read carefully in order to extract all you need for the daunting journey ahead of you.
ABOUT THE NDA
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) is one out of the two biggest Nigerian military universities. The other is the Nigerian Army University, located at Biu, in Borno State. The University was established in 2018.
Meanwhile, NDA was established in February 1964, following the reformation of the British-run Royal Military Forces Training College (RMFTC). It was first given the name Nigerian Military Training College (NMTC) on independence.
In the beginning, the NDA started out with only 62 cadets, but today the military training college has about 3,500 students. The central mission of the Nigerian Defence Academy is to train the young officer cadets in learning, character, discipline and leadership skills according to international practices.
NDA REGULAR COURSE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Your dream to become a Nigerian soldier is not a bad one, but you must be aware of the duty that awaits you in the future. Getting into NDA also requires that you meet some requirements. These NDA application requirements will therefore prove your eligibility for the position you seek:
HOW TO APPLY FOR NDA
Having known the requirement you need to apply for NDA, the next step is to make you actual application. The NDA application processes are simply and direct and you can follow the steps below to get started:
Step 1: Create Account
The first step in making your NDA application is the creation of account on the NDA admission portal which is https://rcapplications.nda.edu.ng/#home/index
In creating your account, make sure you use an accessible mail and an active phone number. Enter the other required information and click the “Register” button.
Step 2: Purchase the NDA Application Form
When you have created your application account, the next thing to do is to pay for the application form.
The last time the form was on sale, it was sold at NGN3, 500. Be sure you make your payment online through the application or via Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) at any bank. It is at your own risk to use any other third party.
Step 3: Upload Your Documents
After making the payment, the ground is set for the uploading of your documents. These documents would include your O’ Level certificate(s), birth certificate, LGA identification certificate and others.
If you encounter any problem while you are uploading the documents or during the application in general, you can use the “Support” feature to get help on any of the problems you encountered.
Go ahead to submit your application if you have verified that the information you entered are correct.
Step 4: Application Review
When you have submitted your application, a board set by NDA will review your application and consider it for selection or rejection.
Make sure you make your application before the set deadline for submission of application.
Finally, you can check your application status by log on to your account, which you initially created. Print your Acknowledgment Form afterwards. That’s all!
NDA SCREENING TEST EXERCISE
Following the closure of application submission, the date of the NDA screening exercise will be announced. The eligible candidates will be posted to different examination centres across the country.
These candidates are required to report at their examination centres with the following materials:
- Acknowledgement Form
- JAMB result slip
- Screening Test Admission Card
- 2 passport photographs which must only show from your chest upward
After the screening exercise, only successful candidates will be invited for the Armed Forces Selection Board Interview. It is after this that the list of successful candidates will be published.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is NDA form for 2020 out?
The current status of the NDA application is that it is not yet open. You can always confirm if the recruitment has started here: https://rcapplications.nda.edu.ng/#home/index
Do they pay school fees in NDA?
The Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA does not charge their students any fee. The tuition fee, accommodation and other fees are handled by the Federal government of Nigeria.
Is Mobile allowed in NDA?
The NDA cadets are not allowed to use their mobile phones during training sessions, but their mobiles are allowed with them outside the training periods.
How long is NDA training?
The NDA training lasts for 5 years for Army cadets (4 years academic and 1 year military training).
The Navy and Air Force cadets gets 4 years training at the NDA, after which they proceed to Nigerian Naval College, Onne Port Harcourt and 301 Flying Training School, Kaduna respectively. The training lasts for 1 year.
Is NDA exam tough?
The NDA entrance exam is not usually tough if you get yourself prepared. What could be seen to be tough are the final selection procedures: medical test and the interview round.
What is the age limit for NDA?
The age bracket required to apply for NDA is between 17 to 21 years. If you are younger than the minimum age, or older than the maximum age your application will be annulled.
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