NDA 2020-Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date

NDA 2020 ( National Defence Academy ) will be held by Union Public Service Commission to select the candidates for training academies into Indian Military, Navy and Air Force.UPSC has released the official notification regarding NDA 2020 which will be held on 8th January 2020 and 10th June 2020.

If you are also planning to appear for the National Defence Academy Programme then here are the complete details regarding the same.

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NDA 2020 Exam Highlights

Here are the exam highlights of NDA 2020 that candidates must know before applying for the same.

Particulars Exam Details
Name of examinationNational Defence Academy 
( NDA 2020)  
Mode of submitting the application formOnline
Conducted by Union Public Service Commission
Filling of Online Application Form 8th January 2020
Last date to submit the application form28th January 2020

Eligibility Criteria- National Defence Academy ( NDA 2020 )

Candidates are required to meet certain eligibility criteria set by the respective authority. Make sure that you meet these requirements before submitting the application form.

Eligibility Criteria- National Defence Academy ( NDA 2020 )

1. Nationality

  • A candidate should be an Indian citizen or subject of Nepal / Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement in India.
  • A person of Indian origin who migrated from  Pakistan, Burma,

Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

2.  Age Limit & Marital Status

  • The minimum age of a candidate should be minimum 18 years and maximum of 21 years.
  •  Unmarried male candidates can apply for the NDA 2020

3.. Educational Qualifications

For Army Wing Of NDA

  • A candidate must possess a pass certificate of 10+ 2 from any recognised board or university.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA

  • A candidate must have cleared the class 12th with Physics and Mathematics from any recognised board or university.
  • Candidates who are in 10+2 and are waiting for results are also eligible to apply.

4. Physical Requirements

  • All the aspirants who are applying for NDA 2020 must be physically and mentally fit as per the physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy.
  • Candidates should check the physical requirements before proceeding for the application.
  • Candidates should not have any permanent tattoos except on the inner arm of the forearm.
  • The minimum height required to apply for NDA is 157 cms and 162.5 cms for Air Force.

NDA 2020 -Important Dates

Here is the complete exam schedule for NDA 2020.

NDA 2020 -Important Dates
Release of online
application form 
8th January 202010th June 2020
Last date to submit the application form 28th  January 202030th June 2020
Admit card download1st week of April 20204th week of August 2020
NDA 2020 examination date19th April 20206th September 2020
Declaration of resultNot yet notifiedNot yet notified

NDA 2020 Application Form

Candidates need to submit the online application form in order to appear for the examinations. Here is the complete process that candidates can follow to apply online.

NDA 2020-Application Form
  • Visit the official website to get started with the application process
  • The application form will be filled in two parts – part I and part II.
  • In part, I of application process candidates are required to fill in the basic details like name, email address, mobile number and other relevant details.
  • In Part II candidates need to select the exam centres, upload their scanned photographs, signature and pay the application fees.
  • Make sure that you cross-check all the details carefully because after submitting the application form you will not be able to do make any changes.
  • After that candidates need to submit their application form and take out a print of the same for future references.

Application Fees- NDA 2020

The complete details of application fees for the National Defence Academy are given below.

  • The application fees for general candidates is Rs 100
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST category are not required to pay any amount for the application.
  • Candidates can pay the application fees via various online mode.

NDA 2020- Exam Pattern

If you are appearing for any competitive examination it is important to clearly understand its exam pattern. Here is the complete exam pattern of NDA 2020.

NDA 2020- Exam Pattern
ParticularsExam Details
Mode of ExaminationOffline
Medium of ExaminationHindi and English
Type of QuestionsMultiple choices questions
Number of sections2 ( Mathematical & General ability test )
Duration of
5 Hours ( 21 ½ hours for each section )
Marking scheme 33 % will be deducted for every wrong answer.

NDA 2020-  Exam Syllabus

Below is the complete syllabus of NDA 2020. Various topics will be covered from English, mathematics and general knowledge section.

1. Mathematics

  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Differential calculus
  • Statistics and probability
  • Geometry of two and three dimensions
  • Vector algebra

2. English

  • Vocabulary testing
  • Reading comprehension
  • Grammar and its usage
  • Cohesion

3. General Knowledge

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • General science
  • Social science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Current events

Admit Card- National Defence Academy ( NDA 2020 )

Candidates need to download the hall ticket / admit card in order to appear for the examination without which candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

  • The admit card will be available in online mode on the official website.
  • Admit card will be released approximately 3 to 4 weeks before the date of examination.
  • Candidates are required to download and take a print out of the admit card to carry it with yourself in the examination day.
  • Details like your name, exam centre and date will be mentioned on the admit card.