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UPSC NDA NA Exam Notification 2020:Check Eligibility Criteria, Vacancies, Exam Date & Other Notifications

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. 

Company NameUPSC
Post NameNDA NA Examination 2020
No of Posts418 Posts
Job LocationAcross India
Last Date to Apply28/01/2020
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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
Total 418 

Educational Qualifications as on 24th December 2020

NDA & NA I 2020Educational Qualification as on 24th December 2020
For Army Wing of National Defence Academy12th 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 Academy12th 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 LimitAge (years)
Minimum Age15.7 years (not later than 1st July 2004)/ 16 years during the commencement of course
Maximum Age18.7 years (not earlier than 2nd July 2001)/ 19 years during the commencement of course

Physical Standards

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

Application Process

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):
CategoryFees
Male Unmarried CandidatesRs. 100
SC/ST candidatesNo 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 
Conducted by UPSC 
Exam level National 
Exam category After Class 12
Frequency of exam Twice a year
Exam stages Written Test and SSB Interview 
Exam mode Offline 
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) 
Test cities 41
Exam helpdesk011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543 
Official websiteupsc.gov.in

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 EventsNDA 1 Dates 2020Salient Features 
Notification January 8The complete schedule along with other details has been released 
Application form January 8Registrations 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 withdrawalFebruary 4-11The facility to withdraw the application form of NDA will be available within this prescribed deadline. 
Written exam April 19The 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 EventsNDA 2 Dates 2020Salient Features 
Notification June 10NDA 2 notification will be released 
Application form June 10Application forms will be made available along with the notification 
Last date to apply June 30Candidates 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:

SubjectCodeDurationMaximum Marks
MathematicsPractice UPSC NDA & NA Mathematics Mock Test with Answers (300 Marks)012 Hours & 30 Minutes300
General Ability TestPractice UPSC NDA General Ability Test Part A – English Mock TestPractice UPSC NDA General Ability Test Part-B GK & Current Affairs Mock Test022 Hours & 30 Minutes600
Total2550900
SSB Test/Interview900

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