UPSC NDA NA (1) notification 2020: The candidates can apply through the website- upsc.gov.in till January 28. The online applications have begun as on January 8, 2020
UPSC NDA NA (1) notification 2020: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the National Defence Academy, NDA NA (1) 2020 notification on Wednesday, January 8. The candidates can apply through the official website- upsc.gov.in. The online window to submit the application will be closed on January 28, 2020.
What is NDA Exam?
NDA is one of the most sought after defence entrance exams in the country. NDA recruitment is conducted for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). NDA is conducted twice a year. The exam is conducted two stages – written exam and SSB Interview. Around 4 lakh aspirants sit for NDA every year, out of which approximately 6000 are called for SSB Interview.
|Post Name||NDA NA Examination 2020|
|No of Posts||418 Posts|
|Job Location||Across India|
|Last Date to Apply||28/01/2020|
|Similar Jobs||Across India|
NDA vacancies 2020
The details regarding the vacancies are released along with the notification. A total of 418 vacancies will be filled through NDA 1 exam.
|Academy||Number of vacancies|
|NDA||370 to include |
208 for Army
42 for Navy
and 120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground Duties)
|Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)||48|
Educational Qualifications as on 24th December 2020
|NDA & NA I 2020||Educational Qualification as on 24th December 2020|
|For Army Wing of National Defence Academy||12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.|
|For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy||12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics andMathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.|
Age Limit, Sex, Marital Status:
Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 2001 and not later than 1st July 2004 are eligible.
|Age Limit||Age (years)|
|Minimum Age||15.7 years (not later than 1st July 2004)/ 16 years during the commencement of course|
|Maximum Age||18.7 years (not earlier than 2nd July 2001)/ 19 years during the commencement of course|
1. The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely to interfere with the efficient performance of Military duties.
2. The minimum acceptable height is 157 cms (162.5 cms. for Air Force). Chest should be well developed. Fully expanded chest should not be less than 81 cms. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms.
3. Distance Vision (Corrected): Better Eye 6/6; Worse Eye 6/9. Myopia should not be more than -2.5D including astigmatism and manifest hypermetropia not more than +3.5D including Astigmatism. The Colour vision standard will be CP-III (Defective Safe).
UPSC NDA, NA exam 2020: Selection procedure
The selection will be based on the performance in the written examination followed by intelligence and personality test by the Services Selection Board (SSB).
Fee details, candidates (excepting SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs specified in Note 2 below who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs 100 either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card. The candidates can apply through the website- upsc.gov.in till January 28, 2020.
Aspirants can start filling the NDA & NA I 2020 Application Form from 8th Jan to 28th Jan 2020 at upsconline.nic.in. For your ease, we have listed down some relevant information needed while filling the application form. Let’s have a look at those points:
- How to apply:
- Applications must be submitted only in online mode at upsc.gov.in only.
- Application Fee: Rs. 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only):
|Male Unmarried Candidates||Rs. 100|
|SC/ST candidates||No Fees|
|Sons of serving/ex-Junior Commissioned Officers/ Non-Commissioned Officers/ Other Ranks of Army and equivalent ranks in the Indian Navy/ Indian Air Force are also not required to pay the prescribedfee if they are studying in Military School (formerly known as King George’s School)/ Sainik School run by Sainik Schools Society.||No Fees|
- Mode of payment: Fee can be paid either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card. Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode, should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. “Pay by Cash” mode option will be deactivated at
23:59 hours of 27th January 2020, i.e., one day before the closing date
- Photograph and Signature: Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his photograph and signature duly scanned in the jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 300 KB each and must not be less than 20 KB in size for the photograph and signature.
- Photo ID Proof: Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his photo identity card document in PDF format only. The digital size of PDF file should not exceed 300 KB and must not be less than 20 KB.
NDA 2020 Highlights
|Exam name||National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination|
|Exam category||After Class 12|
|Frequency of exam||Twice a year|
|Exam stages||Written Test and SSB Interview|
|Exam duration||5 hours (Mathematics – 2 ½ hours, General Ability Test (GAT) – 2 ½ hours)|
|Exam syllabus||Mathematics – Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability.GAT – English, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Geography, Current Events etc.|
|Exam pattern||GAT – 150 objective type questions Mathematics – 120 objective type questions|
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Exam purpose||For admission to National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC)|
|Exam helpdesk||011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543|
NDA Dates 2020
The dates of NDA I and II exams have been announced through UPSC calendar 2020. Candidates can check below NDA dates 2020.
NDA I Dates 2020
|NDA 1 Events||NDA 1 Dates 2020||Salient Features|
|Notification||January 8||The complete schedule along with other details has been released|
|Application form||January 8||Registrations for the written exam of NDA has started|
|Last date to apply||January 28||Candidates can submit their application forms online till this date|
|Application withdrawal||February 4-11||The facility to withdraw the application form of NDA will be available within this prescribed deadline.|
|Written exam||April 19||The written exam of NDA will be conducted on this date in two shifts – morning and afternoon across 41 cities spread throughout the country.|
|Admit card||March||NDA 1 admit card 2020 will be released online on the official website. Candidates need to enter their login credentials to download the admit card.|
|Declaration of written result||June||The result of written exam is declared in June. The result displays the roll numbers of shortlisted candidates.|
|SSB Interview||August- September||SSB Interview is conducted for the shortlisted candidates of written exam in two stages.|
|Final result||November||NDA 1 final result is announced in November. On the basis of final result, candidates are selected for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and INAC.|
NDA 2 Dates 2020
|NDA 2 Events||NDA 2 Dates 2020||Salient Features|
|Notification||June 10||NDA 2 notification will be released|
|Application form||June 10||Application forms will be made available along with the notification|
|Last date to apply||June 30||Candidates can apply within this application deadine|
|Written exam||September 6||The written exam of NDA will be conducted in two shifts and comprises two papers.|
|Admit card||August||NDA 2 admit card 2020 will be released online in August for registered candidates.|
|Declaration of written result||December||The result of written exam is declared in December on the official website.|
|SSB Interview||February||SSB Interview is conducted in two stages.|
|Final result||May||NDA 2 final result is announced in May.|
Exam Pattern and Syllabus
The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:
|MathematicsPractice UPSC NDA & NA Mathematics Mock Test with Answers (300 Marks)||01||2 Hours & 30 Minutes||300|
|General Ability TestPractice UPSC NDA General Ability Test Part A – English Mock TestPractice UPSC NDA General Ability Test Part-B GK & Current Affairs Mock Test||02||2 Hours & 30 Minutes||600|