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Difference between salary of NDA & CDS Officers


Difference between salary of NDA & CDS Officers


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The officers selected through the NDA Exam and the CDS Exam are eligible for top-level positions in the tri-services of India – Army, Navy and Air Force. Though both the exams are conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the pay and allowances offered to the officers selected through the NDA & CDS Exams differ significantly. For the benefit of NDA & CDS aspirants, SBP Institute is providing a comparative analysis of pay and allowances of officers selected through NDA & CDS Exams.

Comparative pay scales of NDA & CDS Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy are as given below. It should be noted that the total pay of NDA Officers is the sum of rank pay and grade pay.

NDA Officer Pay vs CDS Officer Pay

S.No. Rank                   NDA Officer Pay (in Rupees) CDS Officer (Total Pay in Rupees)
Rank Pay Grade Pay
1. Lieutenant 15,600—39,100/- 5,400/- 56,100 – 1,77,500
2. Captain 15,600—39,100/- 6,100/- 6,13,00-1,93,900
3. Major 15,600—39,100/- 6,600/- 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
4. Lieutenant Colonel 37,400—67,000/- 8,000/- 1,21,200 – 2,12400
5. Colonel 37,400—67,000/- 8,700/- 1,30,600-2, 15,900
6. Brigadier 37,400—67,000/- 8,900/- 1,39,600-2,17,600
7. Major General 37,400—67,000/- 10,000/- 1,44,200-2,18,200
8. Lieutenant General HAG Scale 67,000/–79,000/-   – 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
9. HAG+Scale 75,500/- 80,000/- 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
10. VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) 80,000/- 2,25,000/-(fixed)
11. COAS 90,000/- (fixed) 2,25,000/-(fixed)

In addition to the above mentioned pay, the officers in the rank starting from Lieutenant up to Brigadier are eligible for the Military Service Pay (MSP). While a fixed sum of Rs. 6,000/- p.m in lieu of MSP for NDA Officers, the CDS Officers get Rs. 15,500 per month.

Besides the Pay and the MSP, the officers are eligible for various allowances. In fact, the allowances offered by the Army, Navy and Air Force to the officers are considered as the major pull factors  for the CDS & NDA Exam aspirants.

Comparison between allowances offered to Army officers selected through NDA & CDS and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy are as given below.

NDA Officer Allowance vs CDS Officer Allowance

S.No. Type NDA Officer (in Rupees pm) CDS Officer (in Rupees pm)
1. Dearness Allowance Equal to Civilian Gazetted Officers Equal to Civilian Gazetted Officers
2. Kit Maintenance Allowance 400/- Subsumed into DA
3. High Altitude Allowance 1,060/-   3,400 – 25,000/-
4. Siachen Allowance Not Applicable  42,500/-
5. Uniform allowance 14,000/- (initial) and 3,000/- (every 3 years) Subsumed into proposed DA
6. Transport allowance 1,600 – 3,200 /- + DA 3,600 – 7,200 /- + DA
7. Children Education Allowance Not Applicable Rs. 2,250/pm/per child for two children from Nursery – XII

The aspirants should note that for the CDS Officers, the newly proposed Daily Allowance (DA) is Rs. 20,000 per month.

Besides the pay and allowance, Qualification Pay and Flying Allowances are provided for Indian Air Force Officers. While the final order on the Qualificaiton Pay for the CDS Officers is awaited, the details related to NDA Officers is as given below.

Qualification Pay of NDA Officers


S.No. Rank/Position Qualification Pay (in Rupees)
1. Master Aviation Instructor 500/- p.m.


2. Senior Aviation Instructor Class I 400/- p.m.
3. Senior Aviation Instructor Class II 280/- p.m.
4. Aviators holding Master Green Card 400/- p.m.
5. Aviators holding Green Card 280/- p.m.

The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance as under —

Flying Allowance: NDA Officer vs CDS Officer

S.No. Rank/Position NDA Officers (in Rupees/pm) CDS Officers (in Rupees/pm)
1. Lieutenant 9,000/-  


25,000/- (fixed)

2. Captain 11,000/-
3. Major to Colonel 14,000/-
4. Brigadier & above 10,500/-

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N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2018 to Be Held on 9th September 2018

INDIA (National level exam) wil conducted by UPSC. This exam is for Indian Defence Forces that includes Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. NDA exam will be eligible for all over India. This exam will take two times in year. N. D. A. & N. A. Examination (II), 2018 to be held on 9th September 2018.

NDA exam is a national level exam. UPSC conduct NDA exam 2 time in a year NDA (I) & NDA (II). Entrance Exam for Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.

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Last date for filling the application 2nd July 2018
Admit card 1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Exam date 9th September 2018
Result October 2018
Age limit Candidate should born between 2nd January 2000 to 1st July 2003


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