The exam is conducted to evaluate the knowledge and ability of a candidate. At PRAADIS, a candidate will get complete information about the upcoming NDA and NA exam. Where cadets of all three services receive training together before the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, they go to the respective Service Academy for precommissioned training. Completing such an exam requires complete dedication, and we here are trying to provide complete information to fulfil your dreams.
The National Defence Academy is a joint service academy and a centre of excellence for preparing junior leaders for the Indian Armed Forces. The training troops have been equipped with mental, moral and physical characteristics, aiming to win in traditional, nontraditional and asymmetrical conflicts to face the challenges of future war zones. NDA & NA Examination (I), 2020 and NDA & NA Examination (II), 2020 was held on the same date conducted by UPSC i.e. 06.09.2020(SUNDAY). For detailed information regarding the dates of all the courses, candidates can visit the websites of Ministry of Defence
The National Defence Academy is a joint service academy and a centre of excellence for preparing junior leaders for the Indian Armed Forces. The training troops have been equipped with mental, moral and physical characteristics, aiming to win in traditional, nontraditional and asymmetrical conflicts to face the challenges of future war zones. NDA & NA Examination (I), 2020 and NDA & NA Examination (II), 2020 was held on the same date conducted by UPSC i.e. 06.09.2020(SUNDAY). For detailed information regarding the dates of all the courses, candidates can visit the websites of Ministry of Defence
The NDA and NA exam was conducted twice a year by UPSC, and it includes a written test and SSB Interview.
REGISTRATION PROCESS: The registration process is done in 2 parts:
The online application for NDA & NA Examination (II), 2020 was filled up to 06.07.2020.
The eligible candidates are issued online admit cards almost three weeks before the exam begins.
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2020 and NDA & NA. Examination (II), 2020 was held on the same date conducted by UPSC, i.e. 06.09.2020(SUNDAY). For detailed information regarding the dates of all the courses, candidates can visit the websites of Ministry of Defence
Examination 
Notification Date 
Last Date of Applications 
Date of Exam 

N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2020 
08.01.2020 
28.01.2020 till 6PM 
06.09.2020 (SUNDAY) 
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2020 
16.06.2020 
06.07.2020 
06.09.2020 (SUNDAY) 
Examination 
Notification Date 
Last Date of Applications 
Date of Exam 
Question Type 

N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2021 
30.12.2020 
19.01.2021 
18.04.2021 (SUNDAY) 
Objective Type Question Papers 
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2021 
09.06.2021 
29.06.2021 
05.09.2021 (SUNDAY) 
Objective Type Question Papers 
STO get into NDA, candidates have to clear the written test first. After clearing the written examination, he will receive communication from the commission for the SSB interview. This interview will take 5 days. After that, candidates will have to undergo a medical test.
After following all the above procedure, candidates will get a final merit list. The pattern of the NDA Exam as follows:
Subject Code 
Subject 
Topics 
Marks 
Maximum Marks 
Duration of Exam 


01 
Maths 
300 
2 hours 30 minutes 

02 
General Ability Test 
Part A English 
200 
400 

Part B General Knowledge 
Marks 

Section A 
Physics 
100 

Section B 
Chemistry 
60 

Section C 
General Science 
40 

Section D 
History 
80 

Section E 
Geography 
80 

Section F 
Current Affairs 
40 

Total 
900 
Marking Scheme and Number of Questions: The total number of questions is 270, and the total marks candidates can get is 900. Duration of exam: 2½ Hours for each paper (Paper I  Maths and PaperII General Ability Test).
Subject 
Number of Questions 
Maximum Marks 
Marking scheme 
Negative Marking 

Maths 
120 MCQs 
300 
2.5 
0.83 
English 
50 MCQs 
200 
4 
1.33 
General Knowledge 
100 MCQs 
400 
4 
1.33 
PAPER 
SUBJECT 
TOPICS 
MAXIMUM MARKS 
DURATION 

PAPERI  MATHEMATICS 
1. Algebra 
300 
2 hours 30 minutes 
PAPERII 
GENERAL ABILITY TEST 
PART A ENGLISH 
400 
2 hours 30 minutes 
Concept of set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation.
Representation of real numbers on a line. Complex numbersbasic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and viceversa. Arithmetic, 19 Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations with real coefficients. Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its applications. Logarithms and their applications
Types of matrices, operations on matrices. Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, ApplicationsSolution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer's rule and by Matrix Method.
Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Submultiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. ApplicationsHeight and distance, properties of triangles.
Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula. Equation of a line in various forms. Angle between two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.
Concept of a real valued functiondomain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limitsexamples. Continuity of functionsexamples, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivativeapplications. Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function. Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.
Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. 20 Evaluation of definite integralsdetermination of areas of plane regions bounded by curvesapplications.
Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of a differential equations, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various typesexamples. Application in problems of growth and decay.
Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of a vector, scalar product or dot product of two vectors. Vector product or cross product of two vectors. Applicationswork done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems.
Statistics: Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distributionexamples. Graphical representationHistogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon examples. Measures of Central tendencyMean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviationdetermination and comparison. Correlation and regression.
Probability: Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events. Complementary, elementary and composite events. Definition of probabilityclassical and statisticalexamples. Elementary theorems on probabilitysimple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes' theoremsimple problems. Random variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.
The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate's understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like: Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate's proficiency in English.
The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.
The syllabus given below is designed to indicate the scope of these subjects included in this paper. The topics mentioned are not to be regarded as exhaustive and questions on topics of similar nature not specifically mentioned in the syllabus may also be asked. Candidate's answers are expected to show their knowledge and intelligent understanding of the subject.
Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer.
Motion of objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton's Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Power and Energy. Effects of Heat, Measurement of Temperature and Heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat. Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments. Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflection and refraction. Spherical mirrors and Lenses, Human Eye.
Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet.
Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Nonconductors, Ohm's Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of XRays. General Principles in the working of the following:
Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner's Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses.
Physical and Chemical changes. Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems). Properties of Air and Water.
Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon dioxide, Oxidation and Reduction. Acids, bases and salts. Carbondifferent forms. FertilizersNatural and Artificial. Material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and GunPowder. Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.
Difference between the living and nonliving. Basis of LifeCells, Protoplasms and Tissues. Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals.
Elementary knowledge of Human Body and its important organs. Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention.
FoodSource of Energy for man. Constituents of food, Balanced Diet. The Solar SystemMeteors and Comets, Eclipses. Achievements of Eminent Scientists.
A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation.
Freedom Movement in India. Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration. Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India. Panchayati Raj, Cooperatives and Community Development. Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence. French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution. Impact of Science and Technology on Society. Concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism and Communism. Role of India in the present world.
The Earth, its shape and size. Lattitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time. International Date Line. Movements of Earth and their effects.
Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification; WeatheringMechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones and Anticyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate, Major Natural regions of the World. Regional Geography of IndiaClimate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and Industrial activities. Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports of India.
Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years. Current important world events. Prominent personalitiesboth Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.
SECTION 
SUBJECT 
MAXIMUM MARKS 

Sections A 
Physics 
25% 
Sections B 
Chemistry 
15% 
Sections C 
General Science 
10% 
Sections D 
History, Freedom Movement etc. 
20% 
Sections E 
Geography 
20% 
Sections F 
Current Events 
10% 
For NDA exam preparations, the student should solve previous years question papers/model question papers daily. The previous question papers and mock tests will help you to get familiar with the syllabus, weightage of question and exam pattern. It will also give you information about the difficulty level of the question paper and which type of question can save them more time. With the help of NCERT and Previous years question papers, you can ace NDA exam easily. All the previous years' question papers are in PDF format. Download now
As this exam consists of 2 phases, so we need to prepare accordingly for that exam.
To start preparation, the candidate must first free their mind from all the distractions and stresses related to studies. After that, candidates can plan their studies. To relax their mind, the candidates should try meditation, and it will be helpful for them to start their preparation to begin anew.
For the time being, try to avoid TV, Mobiles and Games. At least when you are studying. It will help you to learn without being distracted.
Before planning a study, you need to check the syllabus first and then try to start with the most weighted topic/subject. Try not to cover everything in one day. Give yourself time to understand things and then study accordingly.
Planning will help you organize and manage time. This will make your study easier. Being organized will help you to study the way you plan, and only then you will be able to complete the course on time.
It is the most important part of your preparation. Previous years question papers and mock tests can help you focus on your strengths. By regularly practising those papers, you will be able to know your strengths where you can score high and on which part you still need to work hard.
When you realize that all your syllabus is about to end, then the candidates have to take the previous studies topics and try to revise daily, so that they do not forget what they have during the early days of their preparation.
The result Of NDA 2 will be announced on September 14 by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The UPSC will prepare a list of candidates who scored minimum qualifying marks in the exam shall appear to SSB and Physical test.
The NDA Final result will be declared after the written test and SSB Interview. Candidates can check the NDA result on the UPSC website, which will be displayed in pdf format. Candidate can search their roll numbers and see their result. If they found their roll numbers in the list have qualified the exam.
All the candidates who have successfully passed the written examination will have to register themselves with the Directorate General for recruitment on the website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. Through this website above, candidates will be allotted selection centres.
National defence academy is a dream destination for all aspiring military boys, where cadets of 3 services  the Army, the Navy and the Air force are equipped with mental, moral, and physical characteristics aimed at leading soldiers.
NDA exam is conducted by UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (UPSC).
NDA & NA. Examination (I), 2020 and NDA & NA. Examination (II), 2020 was held on the same date conducted by UPSC, i.e. 06.09.2020(SUNDAY).
Candidates have to go to upsconline.nic.in to enrol for NDA and NA exams.
Online application form is filled in 2 parts:
Part 1:
1. Registration
2. Preferred branch selection
3. Details verification
4. Withdrawal/Cancellation of application
Part 2:
1. Login
2. Payment
3. Select the exam centre
4. Document upload
5. Agree to terms and conditions
6. Submit
Candidates get their admit cards almost three weeks before the exam begins.
The age criteria to appear in NDA & NA exam are as follows:
1. NDA 1 16.5 years to 19.5 years.
2. NDA II 16.5 years to 19.5 years.
The below candidates are eligible to appear in NDA exam:
(a) A citizen of India, or
(b) A subject of Nepal, or
(c) A subject of Bhutan, or
(d) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962
(e) Persons of Indian Origin
(f) Overseas Citizens of India
No, only unmarried male aspirants can apply for this post.
: 12th class or appearing candidates are eligible to appear in the exam
No, females cannot apply for NDA exams.
Candidates who are not eligible:
. Candidates of class 11th are not eligible to appear in the exam.
. Candidates who are deprived of any commission by the Ministry of defence are not eligible to give the examination.
. A candidate who has resigned from any of the training academies of Armed forces is not eligible to apply.
The NDA and NA exam is conducted twice a year, and it includes a written test and SSB Interview.
NDA has only objective type questions.
NO, the calculator is not allowed in the NDA exam.
Only black ball pen is allowed to give the exam.
Duration of exam: 1 Hours 30 minutes for each paper (Paper I  Maths and PaperII General Ability Test).
NDA exam is conducted in 2 phases:
Phase 1 Writtentest
1. Mathematics (300 marks)
2. General Ability Test (600 marks)
Phase 2 SSB Interview
1. Screening
2. Psychology Test
3. Group Exercise
4. Group Exercise
5. Conference
NDA selection process: Registration/ LoginApply online Admit card Exam Call Letter SSB Interview Medical Test Result/Merit List NDA/NA
Yes, height matters a lot in NDA exams. The minimum acceptable height is 157 cm for the Army, 152 cm for the Navy and 162.5 cm for the Air Force.
Ans: In NDA medical test, it includes Urine test, blood test, sugar test, Blood pressure (BP) test, ECG. There should be no hydrocele, varicocele or piles, pyorrhea.