NDA Salary 2022: Army/Navy/Air Force Structure and Job Profile


NDA Salary 2022: As we all know, the official notification for the NDA I 2022 Exam was issued on December 22nd, 2021. The pattern, dates, syllabus, and so on have all been released as part of the NDA Official Notification. The Salary Structure, Promotion Policy, and Training Stipend are all discussed in this article.


NDA Job Description


After passing the NDA exam, candidates are given three years of preliminary academic and physical training at the National Defence Academy, an inter-service institution.

The first two and a half years of training are shared by cadets from all three wings, namely the Air Force, Army, and Navy. After completing their training, all cadets will be awarded degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi, as follows: -

  • Army Cadets: B. Sc/ B. Sc (Computer)/ B.A
  • Naval Cadets: B. Tech Degree
  • Air Force Cadets: B. Tech Degree/ B. Sc/B. Sc (Computer)


NDA Officer Salary 2022: After Training

Naval Cadets' NDA Officer Salary

(a) Naval Cadets are chosen for the Navy's Executive Branch after graduating from the National Defence Academy. They will receive one year of additional training at the Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala before being promoted to the rank of Sub Lieutenants.

(b) Candidates selected for the Naval Academy under the (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) will be inducted as Cadets for a four-year B. Tech course per Naval requirements. Jawaharlal Nehru University will award a B. Tech degree upon completing the course( JNU).


Air Force Cadet Salary as an NDA Officer

(a) Air Force Cadets will be trained to fly for 112 years. They will also be given a provisional commission as a Flying Officer at the end of a year. They will be inducted as permanent commissioned officers on a one-year probationary basis after six months.

(b) Cadets from the Air Force Ground Duties Branch will receive one year of stream-specific specialist training. They will also be given a provisional commission as a Flying Officer at the end of a year. They will then be appointed as permanent commissioned officers on a one-year probationary basis.


NDA Salary: Pay Scale


NDA Rank

NDA Salary

Lieutenant to Major

Lt: Level 10 (Rs. 56,100- Rs. 1,77,500)
Captain: Level 10 B (61,300-1,93,900)
Major: Level 11 (69,400-2,07,200)

Lieutenant Colonel to Major General

Lt Col: Level 12A (1,21,200 2,12,400)
Col: Level 13 (1,30,600-2,15,900)
Brig: Level 13A (Rs. 1,39,600-2,17,600)
Major General – Level 14 (1,44,200-2,18,200)

Lieutenant General HAG Scale

Level 15 (Rs. 1, 82, 200- Rs. 2,24,100)

HAG+ Scale

Level 16 (Rs. 2,05,400 – Rs. 2,24,400)

Vice Chief of Army Staff/Army Commander/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)

Level 17 (Rs. 2,25,000) (fixed)

Chief of Army Staff

Level 18 (Rs. 2,50,000) (fixed)



NDA Promotion Opportunities

Aspirants who want to serve their country can review the list to learn about NDA promotions given to officers in the Air Force, Army, and Navy based on their performance and years of service.


Minimum Service Required for Promotion

Indian Army

Indian Navy

Indian Air Force

On being Commissioned


Sub Lieutenant

Flying Officer

After 2 years of service



Flight Lieutenant

After 6 years of service


Lt Commander

Squadron Leader

13 years of service

Lieutenant Colonel


Wing Commander

On Selection


Captain (Selection)

Group Captain (Selection)

26 years of service

Colonel (Time Scale)

Captain (Time Scale)

Group Captain (Time Scale)

On Selection



Air Commodore

On Selection

Major General

Rear Admiral

Air Vice-Marshal

On Selection

Lieutenant General

Vice Admiral

Air Marshal

On Selection



Air Chief Marshal


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