NDA 2020: National Defence Academy Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission every year. The information regarding UPSC NDA 2020 will be announced soon on the official website (upsc.gov.in). The candidates who are aspiring for the NDA 2020 exam can apply for the examination through NDA 2020 Application Form. UPSC NDA Exam 2020 is conducted for the recruitment of candidates in the Governmental organization’s likes, Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy. Each and every candidate who is aspiring for the UPSC NDA Examination must see to it that along with the Physical Strength and Mental Strength the candidates would go through multi-level Selection Procedure. In this article, we are providing all the necessary details of UPSC NDA Registration 2020, How to Join NDA, and how to fill NDA Online Form. Read here for all the necessary information about NDA 2020 examination.

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Important Details about UPSC NDA 2020

Union Public Service Commission will conduct the National Defence Academy Examinations 2020 for the recruitment of the candidates in the security services of India. UPSC NDA 2020 Application Form will be released soon on the official website of UPSC. In the below table we are providing all the necessary information of the NDA 2020 Exam Schedule and important details of the UPSC NDA 2020. The National Level test is conducted twice every year as NDA I and NDA II thus both the tentative dates are provided here.

NDA Exam Overview

Name of the Organizing BodyUnion Public Services Commission
Name of the ExaminationUPSC NDA 2020
Purpose of ExaminationRecruitment for National Defence Academy
Application ModeOnline Mode
Examination ModeOffline Mode
Year of Examination2020
Frequency of ExaminationTwice every year, (NDA I & NDA II)
Official Websiteupsc.gov.in

UPSC NDA Exam Date 2020 (Tentative)

Exam EventsNDA I Dates (Tentative)NDA II Dates
Official notification will be published on2nd week of January 20201st week of June 2020
Availability of application form2nd week of January 20201st week of June 2020
Last date for filling up an application form1st week of February 20201st week of July 2020
Admit will be available fromLast week of March 20203rd week of August 2020
Entrance exam dateLast week of April 20201st week of September 2020
Result declaration3rd week of June 2020October 2020

How to Join NDA 2020?

The Union Public Services Commission conducts the NDA exam 2020, is also known as UPSC. The Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where the candidates can join the three services, the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. For joining in the National Defence Academy candidates must appear in the entrance exam conducted by the UPSC, the exam of UPSC NDA is conducted two times in a year, normally in the month of April and September. The Candidates must be unmarried male for join in the NDA. The Candidates who want to join National Defence Services must pass in written exam, SSB, medicals and then final merit list will be prepared.

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC NDA 2020

The candidates who are aspiring for such a prestigious examination would be required to be eligible for the examination. The Eligibility Criteria for NDA 2020 are mentioned on the official notification. The candidates can check the required Eligibility Criteria here as well as on the official notification. Only the eligible candidates can apply. If the candidate is not eligible for the exam and they still apply their Application Forms will be rejected. If the application form consists of wrong or misleading information, such applications would be rejected at any level of recruitment.


The candidates who are going to appear in the examination must be an Indian National. The organization also allows the privileged group of the candidates to apply for the examination. Following are those privileged groups.

  • A Person of Nepal, Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • A Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories above shall be a person, in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit of UPSC NDA 2020:

  • Min age:5 years
  • Max age:5 years

The male candidates who are aspiring for the examination must have been born between the time periods of 2nd July 2001 – 1st July 2004. That is the candidate’s age must be between 16-19 years only. Any candidate born before or after the mentioned age will not be eligible for the examination. The candidates should make sure that they attach their Matriculation Certificate or Senior School Leaving Certificate for the Document Verification process. Any other form of affidavit or certificate is not accepted by the UPSC NDA 2020.

Marital Status:

Each Male candidate must abide by the promise that they will not be involved in any kind of marriages before they complete their training. Only unmarried candidates are eligible for the NDA 2020 Examinations. Candidates who have been shortlisted in the merit list and will join the training programme couldn’t marry until they complete their full training. A candidate who marries subsequent to the date of his application though successful at this or any subsequent Examination will not be selected for training. The candidates could not be married at training period, shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government.

Educational Qualifications of NDA 2020

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.

Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy– 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

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 and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

Note: Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

Physical Standards:

Each and every applicant must be physically, mentally being stable and healthy. They must be fit to perform extensive training that they have to go through in the NDA. Union Public Commission has mentioned the respective Physical Standards on Height and Weight categories.

Height & Weight Standards for Indian Army/ Air Force

Height (Cms) Without ShoeWeight (Kgs)
16-17 Years17-18 Years18-19 Years

Height & Weight Standards for Indian Navy

Height (Cms)

Without Shoe

Weight (Kgs)
16 Years18 Years20 Years

NDA 2020 Application Form

Union Public Service Commission will invite the interested candidates and eligible to apply for the NDA 2020 soon. The NDA Online Form 2020 will be released on the official website of UPSC. The candidates aspiring for the examination must go through the NDA Registration 2020 before filling the NDA Application 2020. The Application process will be completed in online mode only. No offline forms or in any other form as mentioned below will not be accepted under any circumstances. Each candidate should make sure that the Eligibility Criteria is fulfilled by them and there must not be any default in any of the categories under which they are applying. At each step of Application, remember to read, check and verify the details that you submit as part of NDA Application Form Filling.

Application Process for NDA 2020

Step 1: Registration
Step 2: Login
Step 3: Details Filling
Step 4: Document Upload
Step 5: Fee Submission
Step 6: Print Form

How to Apply for NDA 2020 Exam Application Form

The procedure of Application is explained below for each step.

NDA Registration 2020

The candidates would be required to visit the official website of Union Public Service Commission – upsc.gov.in. It is mandatory to be in possession of your own valid Email Address and a Phone Number. If you do not possess any email address, make a Gmail/ Yahoo mail account. The Email ID used there can be used as a valid Email Address for the NDA Registration 2020. Also, a verified, aadhaar linked phone number should be submitted during the candidate’s NDA Registration 2020. In future, UPSC will send reminders, passwords and alerts during the complete process of UPSC NDA 2020. Submitting the Email Address and Phone Number, the candidate will register themselves for the NDA 2020. The candidate will then receive an automated generated mail from the Commission in the registered mail which will contain your Registration Number and Password (Login Credentials).

NDA Login 2020

Each Registered Candidate will receive their NDA Login 2020 Credentials after they have registered successfully for the examination. NDA Login can be used to access the Candidate’s Portal. All the important documents like result scorecard, admit card etc. are released and can be accessed through the candidate’s portal only. The Login Details include candidate’s Registration Number and Password. Use these details and log onto the Candidate’s Portal. Click on the Application Link and submit the required details.

NDA Online Form Filling 2020

Once the UPSC NDA 2020 candidates have logged in to the candidate’s portal, they will reach the Application Form. In the form Candidate’s Name, Email Address a Phone number is already filled. Now fill in the Personal Details, Communication Details, Educational Details, Physical Standard Details, and other details. These details are shared to acquire candidate’s Personal Information as well as to verify the eligibility to appear in the examination. Do remember to provide exact correct information, and verify multiple times before you submit. In case of mistakes or incorrect information, UPSC NDA will reject your form.

Scanned Document Upload

Each candidate is required to submit their Photograph and Scanned Image of their Signature. The images should be in the prescribed format only. Do not submit images that do not follow the instructions laid out in the official notice. Images should in colour against white backgrounds and in JPG/ JPEG Format. Keep in mind the file size that is acceptable and the height – width of the image.

NDA Application Fee 2020

Once all the details are filled, and documents are uploaded, make sure to verify the details before you proceed to pay for NDA Application form. The Application Fee of NDA 2020 is Rs.100 for all the candidates. However, ST/ SC/ NCOs/ Ors/ Sons of JCOs candidates are exempted to pay the application fee. OBC candidates are not exempted; they have to pay the full fees for the examination. The NDA 2020 application fee can be paid by the applicants through SBI Bank Challan method or debit or credit card/ net banking method.

Printing Confirmation Page of NDA 2020 Application Form:

Once again check the Application Form. Confirm if the Application Fee has been submitted and updated on the Candidate’s Portal. Then the candidate can download the Confirmation Page of the Application Form. This will be a confirmation that the candidate has filled in the Application Form Correctly. Print this confirmation page on an A4 size white paper for the future references.

UPSC NDA 2020 Admit Card

Union Public Service Commission will release the UPSC NDA 2020 Admit Card on its official website. The candidates of NDA 2020 examination can download their admit card through using login details of NDA application form. No candidate will receive the NDA Hall Ticket 2020 through post or emails. It is mandatory to check that all the details mentioned on the admit card is correctly mentioned and must be verified thoroughly. If you do find any mistakes, kindly contact UPSC Authority for the corrections. We will also share you with the details of the Contact information for UPSC.

NDA 2020 Exam Pattern

The written examination is the first step of the selection procedure. The examination will be conducted in the offline mode only. All the candidates appearing for the examination must be very much in the complete information of the NDA 2020 Exam Pattern. Knowing the Examination Pattern will allow the candidates to prepare well for the examination. In the written examination two subject areas will be tested; Mathematics and General Ability.

In the following table, check the basic pattern.

Subject NameSubject Code Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics012½ Hours300
General Ability Test 022½ Hours600
SSB Test/Interview900
  • The questions will be of objective/ multiple choice type nature.
  • Both the subject, Maths, and GAT will be bilingual that is the questions will be asked in English as well as Hindi.
  • In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
  • Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
  • The Commission has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects at the examination.
  • The examination shell restricted to use a calculator or Mathematical or logarithmic table for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

NDA 2020 Syllabus

The complete NDA Syllabus 2020 is available. To prepare well, the candidates must go through the Syllabus thoroughly and prepare each topic of the complete subject. Make sure that all the necessary study material is in your hand. Often appear for the mock tests and Practice Papers. Practicing the questions will also help candidates with their time management. Majorly, the following topics are included for the examination:

  • Mathematics: Algebra, Analytical Geometry Of Two And Three Dimensions, Matrices And Determinants, Differential Calculus, Trigonometry, Integral Calculus And Differential Equations, Statistics & Probability and Vector Algebra
  • English: Grammar and Usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension and Cohesion.
  • General Knowledge: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.

NDA Answer Key 2020

The authority will publish NDA answer key on the official website within a week after the commencement of exam. Candidates can obtain answer keys from the official website directly. After downloading the answer key, candidates should match their answer with the given set of answer keys. Candidates will be able to get an idea about their possible score of the examination. If anyone wants to challenge any answer, he/she should apply in the proper way.

NDA 2020 Result

The Union Public Service Commission will publish the NDA 2020 result on its official websites via online mode in pdf format. After the completion of the examination, the result will be announced within a month. The NDA result will contain the roll numbers of the qualified candidates of NDA written exam.

NDA 2020 SSB Interview

The candidates will be shortlisted for the personality & intelligence interview, on the basis of the prepared merit list. The UPSC will send the details of allocation of centre and dates of SSB  interview on the candidates’ email id. On the first stage of SSB, the Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) will be conducted. On the second stage the Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and Conference will be conducted. The organization body informs all final selected candidates. After the completion of the interview round, the candidates have to submit the original certificates.

Medical Examination and Verification of Documents of NDA

The Candidates will also go through a medical examination prior to final selection. After qualifying SSB Interview round, the authority will verify original documents of the candidates. The selected Candidates of UPSC NDA must carry their all relevant original documents for verification purpose. After the medical test, the final merit list of selected candidates will be released.

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