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NDA 74th Regular Course Admission 2022/2023: Procedures for Application
By Urom Isaac Miles
Date Posted: October 26, 2021, 9:46 am

This is to inform the general public that online application for admission into the 74 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna will be available from Monday 25 October 2021 to Thursday 31 March 2022. Admission into NDA is open to both MALE and FEMALE Nigerians. The cut-off mark is 210 for engineering and 180 for other courses. The application cost is 3,500. The deadline is 31st March 2022.

Eligibility For Application:

  • The candidate must apply for Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) as her first choice in THE JOINT ADMISSIONS AND MATRICULATIONS BOARD (JAMB).
  • The requirements for various undergraduate degree programmes are as detailed in the NDA website/applications portal. All other information concerning degree courses, eligibility and screening test centres are contained in the NDA website/applications portal. Please NOTE that working knowledge of French Arabic will be an added advantage to applicants.


  1. Visit the schools portal >> 
  2. Select “Purchase Access Code” and fill in their details to pay for their application via REMITA 
  3. After obtaining their ORDER ID and REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) Code
  4. Pay in the sum of N3,500.00 only.

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


Only candidates who satisfied the admission requirements and must have the UTME score of 180 for Arts & Social Sciences and Science while 210 scores for Engineering courses will be enabled to print the Screening Test Admission Card and participate in the NDA Screening Test at the Centre of choice.


The screening test will be conducted as phase one of the Post-UTME screening and is scheduled to hold on Saturday 23 April 2022. 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.

Candidates admitted into NDA for 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 an honours degree in a core discipline (BSc, BEng, BA). They will equally earn a Presidential Commission into the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

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.