National Defence Academy Exam Notification - 2020


National Defence Academy Examination (NDA) is a national level examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment as the Army, the Navy and the Air Force personel. Eligible candidates can apply through the official website upsconline.nic.in.


National Defence Academy 2020 Exam Date

National Defence Academy 2020 Exam Schedule
National Defence Academy Exam 2020 Dates
National Defence Academy Notification Release 16 June 2020
Online Application Starts 16 June 2020
Online Application Ends 6 July 2020 (Till 6 pm)
Written Exam Date 6 September 2020 (1 day)
National Defence Academy 2019 Exam Schedule
National Defence Academy Exam 2019 Dates
Notification Release Date 7 August 2019
Online Application Start 7 August 2019
Online Application End 3 September 2019 (till 6 pm)
e - Admit Card 25 October 2019
Written Exam Date 17 November 2019 (1 day)
Written Exam Result 20 September 2019
National Defence Academy 2018 Exam Schedule
National Defence Academy Exam 2018 Dates
Notification Release Date 15 January 2018
Online Application Start 15 January 2018
Online Application End 5 February 2018(till 6 pm)
e-Admit Card 23 March 2018
Written Exam Date 22 April 2018 (1 day)
Written Exam Result 15 June 2018
Final Result 26 November 2018

The aspirants must apply online through the official website of UPSC: https://www.upsc.gov.in/ Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PwBD who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/‐ (Rupees One hundred only) 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 any Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card.

National Defence Academy Examination Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications for NDA
(i) For 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.
(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy :—12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

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.

Such candidates who qualify the SSB interview but could not produce Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate in original at the time of SSB interview should forward duly self attested Photocopies to ‘Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block.III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066’ and for Naval Academy candidates to ‘Naval Headquarters, DMPR, OI&R Section, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011’ by 24th June, 2021 failing which their candidature will be cancelled. All other candidates who have produced their Matriculation and 10+2 pass or equivalent certificates in original at the time of attending the SSB interview and have got the same verified by the SSB authorities are not required to submit the same to Army HQ or Naval HQ as the case may be. Certificates in original issued by the Principals of the Institutions are also acceptable in cases where Boards/Universities have not yet issued certificates. Certified true copies/photostate copies of such certificates will not be accepted.

In exceptional cases the Commission may treat a candidate, who does not possess any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule as educationally qualified provided that he possesses qualifications, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his admission to the examination.

NOTE 1: Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination.

NOTE 2:hose candidates who have yet to qualify in the 12th class or equivalent examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing the 12th class or equivalent examination by the prescribed date (i.e. 24th June, 2021) and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of Board/University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever.

NOTE 3: Candidates who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of Commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission to the examination and if admitted, their candidature will be cancelled.

NOTE 4: Those candidates, who have failed CPSS/PABT earlier, are now eligible for Air Force in Ground Duty branches if they fill their willingness in the Online Application Form available at the Commission’s website.

Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status For NDA

Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January, 2002 and not later than 1st January, 2005 are eligible.

The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Secondary School Examination or an equivalent examination certificates. ThNDA certificates are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted. The expression Matriculation/ Secondary School Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.

NOTE 1 : Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary School Examination Certificate available or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

NOTE 2 : Candidates should also note that once a date of birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an Examination, no change will be allowed subsequently or at any subsequent examination on any ground whatsoever.

NOTE 3 : The candidates should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in the respective column of the Online Application Form for the Examination. If on verification at any subsequent stage any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent Examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Commission under the Rules.

NOTE 4 : The candidates should also note that no addition/deletion/any changes are allowed in online application form in the NDA & NA Examination in any circumstances once it is submitted.

NOTE 5 : Candidates must undertake not to 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. A candidate who marries during training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government.

Physical standards for NDA

CANDIDATES MUST BE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY FIT ACCORDING TO THE PRESCRIBED PHYSICAL STANDARDS. MEDICAL FITNESS CRITERIA GIVEN BELOW ARE AS PER EXISTING GUIDELINES AS ON DATE OF PUBLICATION AND THNDA GULIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION.

A NUMBER OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE REJECTED SUBSEQUENTLY ON MEDICAL GROUNDS. CANDIDATES ARE THEREFORE ADVISED IN THEIR OWN INTEREST TO GET.

Nationality Criteria
The candidate must be the citizen of India.
Or a subject of Nepal.
A subject of Bhutan.
A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st of January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India.
A person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India..

National Defence Academy Examination Pattern

The National Defence Academy Examination is conducted in three stages preliminary exam, main exam and interview. candidates must qualify the written exam to participate in interview.

National Defence Academy Exam Pattern

Exam Mode

Offline

Number of papers

2 (GAT and Mathematics)

Duration

GAT – 2 ½ hours

Mathematics – 2 ½ hours

Exam time

GAT - 10 am to 12.30 pm

Mathematics - 2 pm to 4.30 pm

Number of questions

GAT – 150

Mathematics - 120

Medium of question paper

English and Hindi

Total marks

Written Exam: 900 (600 for GAT and 300 for Mathematics)

SSB Interview: 900

NDA Written Exam Pattern
Papers Subject Maximum marks Duration

Paper 1

Mathematics

300

2 ½

Paper 2

GAT

600

2 ½

Total

900

5 hours

NDA exam GAT Distribution
Sections Maximum marks

Part A - English

200

Part B - General Knowledge

Physics

100

Chemistry

60

General Science

40

History, Freedom Movement, etc.

80

Geography

80

Current Events

40

Total

600

National Defence Academy Examination SSB Interview
Stages Tests
Stage 1 Screening Test Verbal and non-verbal tests.
PPDT
Stage 2 Psychological Test

Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

Word Association Test (WAT)

Situation Reaction Test (SRT)

Self Description Test (SD)

Group Testing Officers Test

GD

GPE

PGT

HGT

IOT

Command Task

Snake race/Group Obstacle Race

Individual lecture

FGT

Personal Interview -
Conference -
  • In GTA section the cadidates get 4 marks for every correct answer and 1.33 marks is deducted for every wrong answer.
  • In Mathematics section the cadidates get 2.5 marks for every correct answer and 0.83 marks is deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The duration for SSB Interview is 4 to 5 days.

National Defence Academy (NDA) Syllabus and Marks Distribution

NDA Written exam Syllabus and Marks Distribution
Subjects Number of Questions Marks Marking scheme Negative Marking
Mathematics 120 300 +2.5 -0.83
English 50 200 +4 -1.33
General Knowledge: 100 -- +4 -1.33
Physics -- 100 -- --
Chemistry -- 60 -- --
General Science -- 40 -- --
History, Freedom Movement, etc. -- 80 -- --
Geography -- 80 -- --
Current Events -- 40 -- --
Grand Total 270 900 -- --
Main exam Syllabus of NDA

Mathematics

GAT

Total Questions

120

150

Total Marks

300

600

Marks allotted to each question

2.5

4

Negative marking for each incorrect response

-0.83

-1.33

National Defence Academy 2020 Vacancy

National Defence Academy Year Wise Vacancy
NDA 1 Vacancy

National Defence Academy

370 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground Duties)

Naval Academy

48

Total

418

NDA 2 Vacancy
National Defence Academy 370 to include 208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground Duties)
Naval Academy 43
Total 413

National Defence Academy Examination 2019 Cut Off

National Defence Academy Examination Preliminary Cut Off

Academy 

NDA 1 cut off 2019 for the written exam (out of 900)

NDA 1 Final Cut off 2019 (out of 1800)

Army  342 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)  704
Navy 
Air Force 
Naval Academy

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