NDA Salary 2023: Check Pay Scale, Allowances & Promotion Policy

NDA Salary 2023: Know about the UPSC NDA Salary 2023 Details including the pay scale, different allowances, and promotion policy in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.
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NDA Salary 2023

NDA Salary 2023: The Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC NDA Salary & Allowances on its official website. Candidates should be familiar with the UPSC NDA Salary to avoid any hassles after the appointment. The commission is going to the examination on 16th April 2023 for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings for the 151st Course and the 113th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) starting from 2nd January 2024.

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The selected male/female candidates will be paid a stipend of Rs 56,100/- (Starting Pay in Level 10) per month during the training period. After completing the training period, the selected candidates will be commissioned as Lieutenant with a pay scale of Rs 56,100- Rs 1,77,500. Post that, the candidates will get the chance to participate in promotions and get salary increments. In this blog, we have shared complete details on the UPSC NDA Salary including the pay scale, stipend,  allowances, and promotion policy.

NDA Salary & Pay Scale 2023

The candidates selected for UPSC NDA posts will receive a stipend, basic salary, allowances, and other benefits as a part of the UPSC NDA salary structure. Check the UPSC NDA Pay Scale for different posts as shared below:

Post Name

Pay Level

UPSC NDA Pay Scale

Stipend during training

Level 10

Rs 56,100/-p.m


Level 10

Rs 56,100 – Rs 1,77,500


Level 10 B

Rs 61,300- Rs 1,93,900


Level 11

Rs 69,400 – Rs 2,07,200

Lieutenant Colonel

Level 12A

Rs 1,21,200 – Rs 2,12,400


Level 13

Rs 1,30,600 – Rs 2,15,900


Level 13A

Rs 1,39,600 – Rs 2,17,600

Major General

Level 14

Rs 1,44,200 – Rs 2,18,200

Lt Gen (HAG Scale)

Level 15

Rs 1,82,200 – Rs  2,24,100

Lt Gen (HAG+Scale)

Level 16

Rs 2,05,400 – Rs 2,24,400

VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lt Gen (NFSG)

Level 17

Rs 2,25,000/-(fixed)


Level 18

Rs 2,50,000/-(fixed)

Note;  A fixed Military Service Pay (MSP) of Rs 15,500 per month will be paid to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier.

NDA Perks & Allowance

Along with the basic UPSC NDA Salary, the candidates will also receive certain benefits & allowances every month. The list of UPSC NDA Allowances is shared below:

Dearness Allowance

Admissible at the same rates and under the same conditions as are applicable to civilian personnel from time to time.

Para Allowance

Rs 10,500/- pm

Para Reserve Allowance

Rs 2,625/- pm

Para Jump Instructor Allowance

Rs 10,500/- pm

Project Allowance

Rs 3,400/- pm

Special Forces Allowance

Rs 25,000/- pm

Technical Allowance (Tier-I)

Rs 3,000/- pm

Technical Allowance (Tier-II)

Rs 4,500/- pm

Flying Allowance 

The Army Aviators (Pilots) working in the Army Aviation Corps will receive a flying allowance at Rof25,000/- p.m.

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Allowances Based on Posting Area

Based upon rank and area of posting, the officer will be posted to Field Areas and will receive the following Field Area allowances as shared below:


Highly Active Field Area Allowance

Field Area Allowance

Modified Field Area Allowance


Rs 16,900/- pm

Rs 10,500/- pm

Rs 6,300/- pm

High Altitude Allowance






Rs 3,400/- pm

Rs 5,300/- pm

Rs 25,000/- pm

Counter Insurgency Allowance


Counter Insurgency Allowance in Peace Area

Counter Insurgency Allowance in Field Area

Counter Insurgency Allowance in Modified Field Area


Rs 10,500/- pm

Rs 16,900/- pm

Rs 13,013/- pm

Other Allowances

Transport Allowance (TPTA)

Pay Level

Higher TPTA Cities (Rs. Per month)

Other Places (Rs. Per month)


Rs. 7200+DA thereon

Rs. 3600+DA thereon


NDA Salary 2023: Benefits in case of Accidents

The following monetary benefits are admissible to the NDA Training Period salary if the candidates experience any unfortunate accidents during the training period. Check the Benefits Below:

In case of Disablement

In the case of Death

NDA Training Period 2023

The selected candidates for the three services viz, Army, Navy, and Air Force will have to undergo preliminary training both academic and physical for a duration of 3 years at the National Defence Academy.  The training during the first two and half years is common to the cadets of three wings.

NDA Salary 2023: Promotions & Career Growth

The candidates who will ace the NDA will be commissioned as Lieutenant in Army, Flying Officer in Air Force, and Sub Lieutenant in the Navy. After that, the candidates will be entitled to increments and promotions on the basis of their promotions, seniority, and experience. The UPSC NDA Promotion & Career Growth are shared below:


Minimum Reckonable Commissioned Service required for Substantive Promotion

Army- Lieutenant, Navy-Sub Lieutenant, Air Force-Flying Officer

On Commission

Army- Captain, Navy-Lieutenant, Air Force-Flight Lieutenant

02 Years

Army- Major, Navy- Lt.Commander, Air Force-Squadron Leader

06 years

Army- Lieutenant Colonel, Navy- Commander, Air Force-Wing Commander

13 years

Army- Colonel (Selection), Navy- Captain (Selection), Air Force-Group Captain (Selection)

On Selection

Army- Colonel (Time Scale), Navy- Captain (Time Scale), Air Force- Group Captain (Time Scale)

26 years

Army- Brigadier, Navy- Commodore, Air Force- Air Commodore

On Selection

Army- Major General, Navy- Rear Admiral, Air Force- Air Vice Marshal

On Selection

Army- Lieutenant, Navy- Vice Admiral, Air Force- Air Marshal

On Selection

Army- General, Navy- Admiral, Air Force- Air Chief Marshal

On Selection

NDA Salary 2023: Retirement Benefits & Leaves

We hope this article on UPSC NDA Salary & Job Profile was informative for our readers. Candidates should be well versed with the salary & job profile to avoid any kind of hassles after the appointment and check the promotion policy & salary increment details after the training period.


Q1. What is the stipend for the UPSC NDA post?

The selected male/female candidates will be paid a stipend of Rs 56,100/- (Starting Pay in Level 10) per month during the training period.

Q2. What is the pay scale for the UPSC NDA Lieutenant post?

The pay scale for the UPSC NDA Lieutenant post will be Rs 56,100 – Rs 1,77,500

Q3. What are the allowances offered after getting appointed for the UPSC NDA post?

Along with the basic UPSC NDA Salary, the candidates will receive allowances like Dearness Allowance, Flying Allowance, High Altitude Allowance, Counter Insurgency Allowance, Siachen Allowance, etc.

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