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Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Application for Admission into 69th Regular Course 2017



Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) - This is to inform the general public that online application for admission into the 69th Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna will be available from 8th November to 28th February 2017. Admission into NDA is open to both Male and Female Nigerians.

NDA - Application for Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy 69th Regular Course

Examination Date and Requirements

  • The examination will be conducted as an Entrance Examination and it is scheduled to hold on Saturday 22 April 2017.
  • Therefore, all eligible candidates are to bring along their Acknowledgement Form, Examination Admission Card, JAMB result slip and TWO (2) postcard sized (3.5 x 5 inches) photographs to the Examination Centre on the examination date.
  • 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 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 Training

  • 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.

Administration

  • All Regular Course cadets will train in NDA and the cost of their administration and logistics will be borne by the Federal Government.

Reference Materials

  • In response to requests from candidates for reference materials, the Academy has offered a Compendium of Past Questions & Answers to interested candidates which can be purchased from the Academy Registry, NDA.

Requirements for Admission into Academic Departments of the Nigerian Defence Academy

1.) To be eligible for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), a candidate must have the following:

  • Minimum of 5 credit passes at SSCE (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) or GCE ‘O’ Level obtained in not more than 2 sittings relevant to the Faculty of their choices.
  • Credit in English Language and Mathematics.
  • At least two supporting relevant credits to the compulsory credits  in Faculty of Military Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences while that of Faculty of Science is shown in the columns for compulsory and relevant credits. However, only one supporting relevant credit is required in the Faculty of Engineering.
  • Be at least 17 years old and not more than 21 years old as at the month of August in the year of entry into the Academy (2018). Note that candidates who desire to join the Nigerian Air Force must be between 17 and 18 years old at entry, and also the Nigerian Army has suspended the enlistment of female candidates in her Regular Combatant programme in NDA.
  • Must not be less than 1.68 metres tall for male and 1.58 metres for female.
  • 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 State of Origin obtained from a Local
  • Government Area or a Certificate of State Indigeneship from the Office of the State Governor.
  • Working knowledge of French Language will be an added advantage.

2.) Furthermore, candidates are to note the following:

  • Candidates awaiting results are not qualified. Application forms submitted without results will not be accepted.
  • Only examination results of not more than 5 years old from the date of examination will be accepted.
  • Currently, admission into the Academy is for both male and female Nigerians only, and is limited to Navy and Air Force in the case of female candidates.

A.) Course Requirements for faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

1.) Course: BSc Economics

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Economics and Mathematics

Relevant Credits:

  • Accounts, Commerce, Government, Civic Education, Geography and History

2.) Course: BSc Accounting

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Economics and Mathematics

Relevant Credits:

  • Commerce, Government, Civic Education, Accounting, Geography and History

3.) Course: BA French

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Economics and Mathematics

Relevant Credits:

  • Economics, Geography, Government, Civic Education and History

4.) Course: BSc Geography
General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Economics and Mathematics

Relevant Credits:

  • History, Economics, Government, Civic Education Physics, Chemistry and Biology (preference will be given to those having credits in social science subjects).

5.) Course: BA History

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, History or Government/Civil Education and Mathematics

Relevant Credits:

  • Economics, Geography, Commerce and French

6.) Course: BSc Political Science and Defence Studies

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Government/Civic Education and Mathematics

Relevant Credits:

  • History, Economics, French and Geography

7.) Course: BSc Psychology

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Economics and Mathematics

Relevant Credits:

  • Economics, Government, Civic Education, Chemistry and Geography

B.) Course Requirements for Faculty of Military Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

1.) Course: B.Sc Intelligence and Cyber Security Studies

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Computer Studies and Mathematics

Relevant Credits:

  • Economics/Geography Chemistry/Biology

2.) Course: Logistics and Supply Chain Management

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Economics and Mathematics

Relevant Credits:

  • Chemistry, Government, History and Geography

3.) Course: Military Science and Technology

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Physics and Mathematics

Relevant Credits:

  • Chemistry and Biology

C.) Course Requirements for Faculty of Engineering

1.) Course: BEng Civil


General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

Relevant Credits:

  • Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography

2.) Course: BEng Electrical and Electronics

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

Relevant Credits:

  • Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics and Biology

3.) Course: BEng Mechanical

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

Relevant Credits:

  • Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics and Biology

D.) Course Requirements for Faculty of Science

1.) Course: B.Sc Biological Sciences

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry

Relevant Credits:

  • Any one of the listed subjects: Physics, Further Mathematics and Agric Science

2.) Course: B.Sc Chemistry

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

Relevant Credits:

  • Any one of the listed subjects: Biology and Further Mathematics

3.) Course: B.Sc Mathematics

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Mathematics and Physics

Relevant Credits:

  • Any two of the listed subjects: Chemistry and Further Mathematics and Biology

4.) Course: BSc Computer Science

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Mathematics and Physics.

Relevant Credits:

  • Any two of the listed subjects: Chemistry, Further Mathematics and Biology

5.) Course: B.Sc Physics

General Requirement:

  • 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English

Compulsory Credits:

  • English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry 

Relevant Credits:

  • Any one of the listed subjects: Biology, Further Mathematics and Technical Drawing

Application Closing Date
28th February, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Start Application

Application Forms
When the page opens, 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 N3,000.00 only. Please note that only payment against RRR Codes generated via the application portal would be accepted.

Submission of Applications
Applications should be submitted online. On completion of the online application, candidates are to download an Acknowledgement Form. Upon release of the JAMB results, candidates should return to the applications portal and download their Examination Admission Card. Only candidates who make the JAMB national cut-off mark will be allowed to participate in the NDA Entrance Examination.