NDA(National Defence Academy)

NDA 2020 Exam Dates has been released. It will be conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). UPSC NDA entrance exam is a gateway for the aspirants who want to make their career in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. This national level test is held twice (NDA I and NDA II) every year in the months of April and November. Candidates have to first qualify the written test with the minimum qualifying marks and then appear for the SSB Interview round to get entry into NDA. After clearing the SSB round, qualified candidates will go through the medical examination and document verification process. Through this article, we have provided complete details regarding NDA 2020.

NDA 2020 Important Dates

Check below all the official dates for various events of NDA I 2020 & NDA II 2020:

Events Dates
NDA I NDA II
NDA 2020 Notification 8th January 2020 10th June 2020
Release of Application Form 8th January 2020 10th June 2020
Last date to submit the application form 28th January 2020 30th June 2020
Release of Admit card Few days before the entrance exam Few days before the entrance exam
NDA 2020 Exam 19th April 2020 6th September 2020
Announcement of Results In the month of May 2020 In the month of November 2020

NDA 2020 Application Form

Go through the complete details of application form of NDA 2020 below:

  • The  NDA I Application form will be released on 8th January 2020 and for NDA II in 10th June 2020.
  • The Application form will be filled in two parts – Part I and Part II.
  • In the Part I of application process, candidates have to fill their basic and other important details in the form.
  • In the Part II of application process, candidates are required to select their exam center, upload their photograph and signature, pay the application fee and confirm the declaration.
  • After the final submission of the application form, candidates must preserve the printout of the application form, fee payment and identical photograph as uploaded in the application.
  • Candidates must fill the application form carefully as no modification or correction in the application can be made after the final submission of the form.

Application Fee:

The application fee for all the candidates is Rs.100.

However, ST/SC/NCOs/Ors/Sons of JCOs candidates are exempted to pay the application fee.

Mode of Payment: The application fee can be paid by the applicants through SBI Bank Challan method or debit or credit card/net banking method.

NDA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for NDA 2020, go through the complete eligibility criterion given below:

Nationality:

  • Applying candidates must be citizen of India/ subject of Bhutan/subject of Nepal or Refugee of Tibetan (came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention to settle permanently in India).
  • Candidate of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and east African countries of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with an intention of settling in India can also apply.
  • All the applying foreign nationals have to produce certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India. Gorkhas (subjects of Nepal) need not required to produce this certificate.

Gender, Age and Marital Status:

  • Gender: Only males are eligible to apply.
  • Age: Applying candidate’s age must be between 16.5 – 19.5 years. He must be born between July 2, 2001 and July 1, 2004 for NDA I. For NDA II, he must be born between 2nd January 2002 and 1st January 2005.
  • Marital Status: Applying candidate must be unmarried. Candidates cannot marry until completing their training.

Educational Qualification:

  • For Air Force and Naval Wings (Cadet Entry Scheme): Applying candidates must have passed their 10th and 12th level exams from a recognized board or university with the main subjects of Physics and Mathematics.
  • For Army Wing of National Defense Academy: Candidates must have passed their 10th and 12th level exams from a recognized board or university.
  • Appearing Candidates: Those who are in their last year of qualifying year are also eligible to apply.

Physical Eligibility:

  • As per the physical standards set by the commission for admission into Naval Academy Examination and National Defence Academy, applying candidates must be physically fit.
  • Candidate resigning or withdrawing from any of the training academies of Armed Forces on disciplinary grounds will not be considered eligible to apply.

NDA 2020 Exam Pattern

Check the complete exam pattern of NDA 2020, before preparing for the written test:

  • Exam Mode and Date: NDA I exam will be held on 19th April 2020 and NDA II in 6th September 2020. Exam will be conducted in Pen and Paper (offline) mode.
  • Type of Questions: The questions asked in the exam paper will be of objective type.
  • Total Marks: The written test will be of total 900 marks (Mathematics – 300; General Ability test – 600). SSB Interview will be of 900 marks.
  • Sections: The written test will be divided into two sections – Mathematics and General Ability test.
  • Language Medium: The question paper will be available in English as well as Hindi language.
  • Time Duration: The time duration to complete the paper will be of 5 hours (2½ hours each).
  • Marking Scheme: 33% of the mark assigned to the question will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Below in the table we have distributed the marks for each subject:

Subject Code Time Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 01 2 hrs and 30 min 300
General Ability test 02 2 hrs and 30 min 600
  Total 900

NDA 2020 Syllabus

NDA 2020 Syllabus will contain various topics from the subjects of Mathematics, English and General Knowledge. Complete syllabus can be checked by the students by online mode.

Below we have provided various topics included various subjects coming in the written test:

Mathematics:

Matrices and Determinants, Algebra, Analytical Geometry of two and three Dimensions, Trigonometry, Integral calculus and Differential Equations, Differential Calculus, Statistics and Probability, Vector Algebra

English:

The question paper of English will be designed for testing the candidate’s understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like: Vocabulary, comprehension, Grammar and usage and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English

General Knowledge:

The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover topics from the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.

Candidate’s answers will show their intelligent understanding and knowledge of the subject.