NDA Salary 2022 - in Hand Salary During Training, Perks, Profile

NDA Salary 2022 - in Hand Salary During Training, Perks, Profile

ByNaveen Singh  |  Updated on: May 24, 2022NDA salary is one of the most attractive features of the job which includes a stipend, allowances, promotion avenues, & retirement benefits. Know here the details of NDA salary under 7th pay commission, job profile, increments, & other perks.
NDA salary is one of the most attractive features of the job which includes a stipend, allowances, promotion avenues, & retirement benefits. Know here the details of NDA salary under 7th pay commission, job profile, increments, & other perks.
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NDA Salary 2022, perks and allowances are some of those things which attract lakhs of aspirants every year. Here in this article we will discuss stipends, Salary, Allowances, Promotion Avenues, Retirement benefits in National Defence Academy (NDA). Before appearing for the exam, you should know the details about the NDA salary as per 7th pay commission, job profile, increments, allowances, and other perks. All details regarding the NDA salary structure and post have been collated and presented below for your quick understanding.

NDA Salary and Job Profile

NDA & NA exam is one of the best routes to joining Indian Defence Services as a Grade-A officer. If you are appearing for the NDA 2022 exam, you must be fully aware of the NDA salary and job profile. The attractive features related to salary structure draw candidates to apply for the competition. National Defence Academy, commonly known as NDA, hires employees every year by conducting the UPSC Examination. NDA releases various vacancies under National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy Course. Below we have discussed the revised NDA Salary 2022 as detailed in the official recruitment notification.

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NDA Salary 2022: Stipend for Cadet Training

Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy are entitled to receive a stipend during the training process. Also, the benefits related to the pay scale start with the training period itself. NDA Stipend to Gentlemen Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service Academies i.e. during the training period is admissible at IMA. ₹ 56,100/- p.m.* (Starting pay in Level 10).

NDA Salary in Hand (Rank-wise)

The NDA salary in hand will be shown in the NDA post and salary slip after all the required deductions. The rank wise NDA salary structure is described in the tabular form below: -



NDA Grade Pay


Level 10

₹ 56,100 – 1,77,500


Level 10 B

₹ 6,13,00-1,93,900


Level 11

₹ 6,94,00 – 2,07,200

Lieutenant Colonel

Level 12A

₹ 1,21,200 – 2,12400


Level 13

₹ 1,30,600-2, 15,900


Level 13A

₹ 1,39,600-2,17,600

Major General

Level 14

₹ 1,44,200-2,18,200

Lieutenant General HAG Scale

Level 15

₹ 1, 82, 200-2,24,100


Level 16

₹ 2,05,400 – 2,24,400

VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)

Level 17

₹ 2,25,000/-(fixed)


Level 18

₹ 2,50,000/-(fixed)

NDA Salary: Allowances and Benefits

A. Details of MSP (Military Service Pay)

  • Officers in the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier are also entitled to a Military Service Pay (MSP) of ₹ 15.500 p.m. (fixed).

B. Flying Allowance: 

  • The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance at ₹ 25,000/- p.m. 

NDA Perks and Allowances

The perks and allowances provided to shortlisted candidates are an added advantage to the NDA Salary. Along with the NDA Basic Pay, candidates will be entitled to the following perks and allowances.

  • Uniform Allowance
  • As per the post-Compensatory Field Area Allowance
  • As per the post, Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance
  • Dearness and Transport Allowance (DA/TA)
  • Para Allowance
  • Para jump instructor Allowance
  • Para Reserve Allowance
  • Technical Allowance Tier 1
  • Technical Allowance Tier 2
  • Special Forces Allowance
  • Children Education Allowance
  • Hostel Subsidy

Dearness Allowance  

Admissible at the same rates and under the same conditions as apply to the civilian personnel 38 from time to time

Para Allowance 

₹ 10,500/- pm

Para Jump Instructor Allowance

₹ 10,500/- pm  

Project Allowance

₹ 3,400/- pm 

Special Forces Allowance

₹ 25,000/- pm Technical 

Technical Allowance (Tier-I)  

₹ 3,000/- pm  

Technical Allowance (Tier-II) 

₹ 4,500/- pm

Field Area Allowance:

As per the area of posting and rank of the officers, field area allowance are provided to the officials as mentioned below:




(Highly Active Field Area)

Field Area Allowance

Modified Field Area Allowance

Lieutenant and above

Level 10 and above




High Altitude Allowance






Lieutenant and above

Level 10 and above




Counter Insurgency Allowance  


Counter Insurgency Allowance in Peace Area 

Counter Insurgency Allowance in Field Area 

Counter Insurgency Allowance in Modified Field Area 


₹ 10,500/- pm 

₹ 16,900/- pm

₹ 13,013/- pm

Siachen Allowance: 42,500/- per month. 

Uniform allowance: ₹ 20,000/- per year. 

Ration in Kind In peace and Field areas 

Transport Allowance (TPTA)

Level of Pay

Cities with Higher TPTA

(₹ Per month)

Other Places

(₹ Per month)

Level 9 and above

₹ 7200+DA

₹ 3600+DA

Children Education Allowance (CEA)

This allowance is admissible from Nursery to class 12th and may be availed monthly at ₹ 2250/- per child for two children only.

NDA Salary 2022: Grade Pay

The grade pay of selected candidates will depend on the post for which they have been selected. You will find the various NDA Job profiles and the respective grade pay in the table below.

NDA Rank

NDA Grade Pay in Rs.







Lieutenant Colonel






Major General


The NDA Salary 2022 will be based on the 10th level of the pay scale, as decided in the 7th Pay Commission. However, it may get revised as per the decision of the government. After giving the examinations, you will have to go through fitness training. The final selection will depend a lot on this last stage of the whole process.

NDA Salary 2022 Career Growth

After understanding the salary structure and allowances associated with the NDA, it's time to get a good understanding of the career growth path for the NDA cadets, the following table will tell you all details outlined by UPSC in this respect.



Air Force

Minimum Reckonable Commissioned Service required for Substantive Promotion


Sub Lieutenant

Flying Officer

On Commission



Flight Lieutenant

02 Years


Lt. Commander

Squadron Leader

06 years

Lieutenant Colonel


Wing Commander

13 years


Captain (Selection)

Group Captain (Selection)

On Selection

Colonel (Time Scale)

Captain (Time Scale)

Group Captain (Time Scale)

26 years



Air Commodore

On Selection

Major General

Rear Admiral

Air Vice-Marshal

On Selection

Lieutenant General

Vice Admiral

Air Marshal

On Selection



Air Chief Marshal

On Selection

NDA Salary & Job Profile FAQs

  • The in-hand salary for Indian graduates after completing the training period is entitled to receive a pay scale of ₹ 56,100 to ₹ 1,77,500 including various allowances.

  • NDA salary during the training period is a fixed stipend of ₹ 56,100/-

  • The graduates are offered the lieutenant post after cracking the NDA exam. Thus, the starting salary of an NDA officer is in the pay scale of ₹ 56,100 to ₹ 1,77,500/- with addons of various applicable allowances.

  • You have to be between 16.5 to 19.5 years. You have to complete the 10+2 examinations. Also, you have to comply with other eligibility criteria.

  • After the NDA, you will be appointed in the post of Lieutenant.

  • As per the  NDA 1 exam 2022, vacancies for female candidates were available. However any update regarding will be known only after the notifications has been released 

  • Yes, there are many lucrative growth and promotion opportunities for NDA Cadets.

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