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NDA EXAM 2021

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 pre-commissioned 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, non-traditional 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

Notifications


        

    NDA Exam Notification 2020
  • At Praadis, aspirants will get information about all the upcoming exams related to the National Defence Academy (NDA). This page will inform aspirants about the latest updates, exam pattern, exam dates, previous years question papers, important dates, selection process.
  • 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).
  • The result Of NDA 2 was announced on September 14, 2020, by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
  • Candidates can check important dates of NDA & NA. Examination (I), 2021 and NDA & NA Examination (II), 2021 at upsconline.nic.in.
  • The application date of NDA & NA. Examination (I), 2021 is 30.12.2020 and NDA & NA Examination (II), 2021 is 09.06.2021.
  • Last date of NDA & NA. Examination (I), 2021 application 19.01.2021 and NDA & NA Examination (II), 2021 application is 29.06.2021
  • NDA and NA exam date. Examination (I), 2021, 18.04.2021 (SUNDAY) and NDA & NA Examination (II), 2021, 05.09.2021 (SUNDAY).
  • Joining instructions for cadets of 144 NDA courses available at https://nda.nic.in/news/JI%20Indian%20Cdt-144%20C.pdf
  • Procedure and motivational visits to NDA are available at https://nda.nic.in/
  • A revised procedure is to be fulfilled by EX-NDA cadets for obtaining various certificates from JNU, New Delhi.
  • NDA Exam 2020 Latest Updates
  • The final result of the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2019 was announced. Candidates can check the result by clicking on the link given below.
  • https://www.upsc.gov.in/Result
  • The application date of NDA & NA. Examination (I), 2021 is 30.12.2020 and NDA & NA. Examination (II), 2021 is 09.06.2021.

        

NDA 2020 Exam Latest News
    NDA Notification 2020

    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, non-traditional 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

    NDA 2020 Updates
  • www.joinindianarmy.nic.in
  • www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
  • www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in
  • The NDA and NA exam was conducted twice a year by UPSC, and it includes a written test and SSB Interview.

    Phase 1- Written-test
  • 1. Mathematics (300 marks)
  • 2. General Ability Test (600 marks)
  • Phase 2- SSB Interview
  • 1. Screening- It includes:
  • . Verbal and Non-verbal Test
  • . PPDT- story writing and discussion
  • 2. Psychology Test- It includes:
  • . Battery Test: Thematic Apperception Test [TAT], Word Association Test [WAT], Situation Reaction Test [SRT], Self-Description Test [ SD]
  • . GTO- Outdoor task
  • . GD- Group discussion on two topics
  • . GPE- Group planning Exercise
  • . PGT- Progressive Group Task
  • . HGT- Half Group Task
  • . IOT- Individual Obstacles Task
  • . Command Task- The candidate will be commander in the task.
  • 3. Group Exercise- It includes: Snake race/Group Obstacle Race
  • 4. Personal Interview
  • 5. Conference- Candidates will be facing all SSB board members.
  • REGISTRATION PROCESS: The registration process is done in 2 parts:

    Part 1:
  • 1. The candidate has to register himself by visiting the website: upsconline.nic.in.
  • 2. Candidates can select preferred branches.
  • 3. Verification of details is done after filling an application form.
  • 4. There is a procedure of withdrawal of online application mentioned in Appendix-II (B). Candidate can cancel their registration.
  • Part 2:
  • 1. Candidate has to first login using generated credentials
  • 2. Payment is to be done
  • 3. Exam centres to be selected
  • 4. Candidates have to upload scanned documents
  • 5. Agree to the terms and conditions
  • 6. Final submission is to be done
  • 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.

        

NDA Exam Details 2020

    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

  • www.joinindianarmy.nic
  • www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
  • www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in
  • 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)

    Upcoming Exam Dates: 2021

    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

        

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2020
    As per Nationality-The below candidates are eligible to appear in NDA exam:
  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962
  • Overseas Citizens of India
  • 2. Education- 12th class or appearing are eligible to appear in the exam.
    3. NDA Age Criteria-
  • NDA 1- Candidates should be born between 2nd July 2001 to 1st July 2004 for NDA I 2020 (16.5 years to 19.5 years).
  • Candidates should be born between 2nd January 2002 to 1st January 2005 for NDA II 2020 (16.5 years to 19.5 years).
  • Only unmarried male candidate can apply for NDA exams.
  • Candidates should note that the Commission will accept age-related documents like birth certificate, 12th class certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation, horoscope, and affidavit. Once the date has been recorded, no request for its change will be considered.
  • 4. Until their training is complete; the candidate cannot marry. If the candidate is found married after the application, the candidate will not be selected for training and is liable to refund all the expenses incurred by the government.
    5. Candidates who have previously failed the CPSS / PABT exam are eligible for Air Force in the ground duty branches.
    6. Candidate should be physically fit according to physical standards mentioned in Appendix-IV.
    7. 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.

        

NDA Admit Card 2020
  • 1. Eligible candidates are issued online admit cards almost three weeks before the exam begins.
  • 2. Candidate can download e-Admit cards from the UPSC website [upsc.gov.in]
  • 3. To download e-Admit card, candidates will require RID & Date of Birth or Roll No. (If received) & date of birth or name, fathers name & Date of Birth available with him.
  • 4. If the candidate has not received any information regarding admit card, he/she should immediately contact in the Commission's Office. Numbers are 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 Extn 4119, 4120.
  • 5. Candidates are advised to check to admit card carefully. The details should be the same, as mentioned in the application form. It is subject to verification of all eligibility conditions.
  • 6. Candidates are not allowed to take the examination in respect of another candidate.
  • 7. Candidates should ensure that contact details like, mobile number and email ID are active and valid.

        

NDA Exam Pattern 2020

    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 Paper-II- 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

  • Objective type question paper
  • Blackball pen should be used
  • Language is set bilingually in Hindi as well as English
  • Candidates are not allowed to take a calculator in the examination hall
  • Instruction to be followed in the examination hall:
  • 1. Candidates are advised to listen to the instructors carefully.
  • 2. Before marking responses, candidates are requested to fill the following details using only black ball pens:
  • Centre
  • Subject
  • Subject code
  • Roll Number (The roll number should be written precisely in the admit card)
  • 1. Do not omit any zero(s) that maybe there.
  • 2. Candidates should ensure that the subject, test booklet series and roll number are carefully encoded. All that is needed to blacken the circle completely. Do as follows:

        

NDA Syllabus 2020
    SYLLABUS OF THE EXAMINATION

    PAPER

    SUBJECT

    TOPICS

    MAXIMUM MARKS

    DURATION

    PAPER-I MATHEMATICS

    1. Algebra
    2. Matrices & Determinants
    3. Trigonometry
    4. The geometry of 2 & 3 dimensions
    5. Differential Calculus
    6. Integral Calculus
    7. Vector Algebra
    8. Statistics & Probability

    300

    2 hours 30 minutes

    PAPER-II

    GENERAL ABILITY TEST

    PART A- ENGLISH
    PART B- GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
    1. Physics
    2. Chemistry
    3. General Science
    4. History Freedom Movement
    5. Geography
    6. Current Events

    400

    2 hours 30 minutes


    PAPER-I MATHEMATICS (Code No. 01) (Maximum Marks-300)
  • 1. ALGEBRA
  • Concept of set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation.

    Representation of real numbers on a line. Complex numbers-basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa. 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

  • 2. MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS:
  • Types of matrices, operations on matrices. Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, Applications-Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer's rule and by Matrix Method.

  • 3. TRIGONOMETRY:
  • Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.

  • 4. ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY OF TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS:
  • 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.

  • 5. DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS:
  • Concept of a real valued function-domain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits-examples. Continuity of functions-examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative-applications. 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.

  • 6. INTEGRAL CALCULUS AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS:
  • 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 integrals-determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves-applications.

    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 types-examples. Application in problems of growth and decay.

  • 7. VECTOR ALGEBRA :
  • 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. Applications-work done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems.

  • 8. STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY :
  • Statistics: Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution-examples. Graphical representation-Histogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon- examples. Measures of Central tendency-Mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation-determination 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 probability-classical and statistical-examples. Elementary theorems on probability-simple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes' theorem-simple problems. Random variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.

    PAPER-II GENERAL ABILITY TEST (Code No. 02) (Maximum Marks-600)
    Part 'A'-ENGLISH (Maximum Marks-200)

    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.

    Part 'B'-GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Maximum Marks-400)

    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.

  • Section 'A' (Physics)
  • 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 Non-conductors, Ohm's Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays. 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.

  • Section 'B' (Chemistry)
  • 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. Carbon-different forms. Fertilizers-Natural 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.

  • Section 'C' (General Science)
  • Difference between the living and non-living. Basis of Life-Cells, 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.

    Food-Source of Energy for man. Constituents of food, Balanced Diet. The Solar System-Meteors and Comets, Eclipses. Achievements of Eminent Scientists.

  • Section 'D' (History, Freedom Movement etc.)
  • 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, Co-operatives 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.

  • Section 'E' (Geography)
  • 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; Weathering-Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate, Major Natural regions of the World. Regional Geography of India-Climate, 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.

  • Section 'F' (Current Events)
  • Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years. Current important world events. Prominent personalities-both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.

    SECTION WISE DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS:

    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%

        

NDA 2020 books for Preparation
    Books for NDA Mathematics:
  • NCERT Mathematics Textbooks of Class 11 and Class 12
  • Mathematics for NDA and NA: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (English) by R S Aggarwal.
  • NDA& NA- Entrance Examination for Mathematics Study Package (English) by Arihant.
  • Quantitative aptitude for competitive examinations paperback- By R.S Aggarwal.
  • Tata McGraw Hill Study package
  • Previous years Question Papers
  • Books for NDA English:
  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • Wren & Martin High School English Grammar and Composition
  • Word Power Made Easy New (Revised & Expanded edition) (English) by Norman Lewis
  • Previous years Question Papers
  • Books for NDA General Knowledge
    Physics:
  • NCERT Textbooks of Class 10, 11 and 12.
  • Understanding Physics by D C Pandey (Arihant Publications)
  • Previous years Question Papers
  • Chemistry:
  • NCERT Textbooks of Class 10, 11 and 12.
  • Previous years Question Papers
  • Biology:
  • NCERT Textbooks of Class 10, 11 and 12.
  • Objective NCERT at your FINGERTIPS for Biology, MTG Editorial Board
  • Previous years Question Papers
  • History:
  • History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra
  • India's Struggle For Independence by Bipan Chandra
  • Ancient India' by RS Sharma (Old NCERT)
  • History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra (Old NCERT)
  • A Brief History of Modern India' by Spectrum
  • Previous years Question Papers
  • Geography:
  • Fundamentals of Human Geography (NCERT)
  • Certificate Physical And Human Geography
  • For Maps Oxford School Atlas
  • Previous years Question Papers
  • Current events:
  • Objective General Knowledge & Current Affairs (Level 1 & Level 2) by Disha Experts
  • Daily newspaper
  • Previous years Question Papers
  • Books for SSB Interview Preparations
  • Modern S.S.B interviews by Col. Kuldip S Dosanjh
  • A complete guide by NK Natrajan, Arihant publication

        

NDA 2020 Question Papers

    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

  • THOUGH DONT FORGET PRACTISING A LOT OF PREVIOUS YEARS QUESTION PAPERS!
  • Strategies to prepare for NDA exams:

    As this exam consists of 2 phases, so we need to prepare accordingly for that exam.

    Relax your mind

    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.

    Avoid distractions

    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.

    Check out the syllabus:

    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.

    Plan your study:

    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.

    Focus on your strengths:

    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.

    Revision is must:

    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.

        

NDA Result 2020

    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.

        

NDA FAQs

    Why NDA?

    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.

    Who conducts the NDA exam?

    NDA exam is conducted by UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (UPSC).

    When was the NDA exam held?

    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).

    From where one can enrol for NDA?

    Candidates have to go to upsconline.nic.in to enrol for NDA and NA exams.

    What is the procedure to fill the online application form?

    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

    When can candidates get their admit cards?

    Candidates get their admit cards almost three weeks before the exam begins.

    What is the age criteria to appear in NDA & NA exam?

    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.

    Who can all apply for NDA Exam?

    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

    Can married aspirant apply for NDA exams?

    No, only unmarried male aspirants can apply for this post.

    What is the educational qualification required to appear in the NDA exam?

    : 12th class or appearing candidates are eligible to appear in the exam

    Can females apply for NDA exams?

    No, females cannot apply for NDA exams.

    Which candidates are not eligible to appear in the NDA exam?

    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.

    How often does the NDA exam conduct?

    The NDA and NA exam is conducted twice a year, and it includes a written test and SSB Interview.

    Will NDA exam has descriptive questions?

    NDA has only objective type questions.

    Is the calculator allowed in NDA exam?

    NO, the calculator is not allowed in the NDA exam.

    Can we use any colour pen for giving NDA exam?

    Only black ball pen is allowed to give the exam.

    What is the duration of NDA exam?

    Duration of exam: 1 Hours 30 minutes for each paper (Paper I - Maths and Paper-II- General Ability Test).

    How is the NDA exam conducted?

    NDA exam is conducted in 2 phases:
    Phase 1- Written-test
    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

    How is the NDA exam selection process done?

    NDA selection process: Registration/ LoginApply online Admit card Exam Call Letter SSB Interview Medical Test Result/Merit List NDA/NA

    Does height matters in NDA exam?

    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.

    What happens in NDA medical test?

    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.