NDA is conducted twice in a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). NDA entrance exam is a gateway for the candidates those wants to join the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. This national-level test is conducted as NDA 1 and NDA 2 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
NDA (1) 2020 Application Form has been started from 8 Jan 2020. The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts the NDA 2020 examination. It is a national level entrance test. The UPSC NDA exam is conducted to recruit candidates in the Army, Navy and Air Force. This exam is conducted two times in a year, i.e. NDA I and NDA II. It is a two-tier examination, after qualifying the written test candidates will also have to clear the SSB interview round. Here we are providing details about NDA 2020 examination including notification, application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.
|National Defence Academy||370 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force (including 28 for Ground Duties)|
|Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)||48|
The official UPSC NDA (1) 2020 dates have been announced now.
|Events||NDA 1 2020|
|Release of notification||8th Jan 2020|
|Application form available||8th Jan 2020|
|End date to submit the application||28th Jan 2020|
|Option to the withdrawn application form||4 Feb 2020|
|Admit card release||To be announced on 05-Jun-2020|
To be announced on 05-Jun-2020,
The exam was scheduled to be conducted on April 19, however, it was postponed.
|Declaration of result||To be announced|
The official UPSC NDA(II) 2020 dates-
|Events||NDA 2 2020|
|Release of notification||10 Jun 2020|
|Application form available||30 July 2020|
|End date to submit the application||6 Aug 2020|
|Option to the withdrawn application form||10 Sep 2020|
|Admit card release||July-2020|
|Declaration of result||To be announced|
Candidates seeking for applying in the NDA exam should check the eligibility criteria carefully. Below we are providing the eligibility criteria for UPSC NDA exam:
To appear for NDA 1 Exam 2020, a candidate must be acquainted with NDA 2020 exam pattern. Let's have a look at the same.
NDA 2020 will be conducted in two stages:
A candidate who successfully clears both these tests and make it to the merit list generated by UPSC with the cumulative score of Written Exam and the SSB will be considered for final selection.
The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:
2 Hours & 30 Minutes
General Ability Test
2 Hours & 30 Minutes
The syllabus for NDA 2020 written test will comprise two sections- Mathematical Ability and General Ability. The questions in NDA I 2020 will be asked from topics and concepts of 10+2 level. Following are the topics from Mathematical Ability and General Ability sections covered as a part of NDA 2020 Syllabus.
NDA Syllabus for Mathematical Ability
|NDA Syllabus for Mathematics|
|Algebra||Matrices and Determinants|
|Trigonometry||Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions|
|Differential Calculus||Integral Calculus and Differential Equations|
|Vector Algebra||Statistics and Probability|
NDA Syllabus for General Ability
Topics from the English and General Knowledge will be covered in the General Ability section of NDA 2020. General Knowledge will comprise of the following:
|NDA Syllabus for General Ability|
NDA Salary | Posts And Salaries
Candidates who get shortlisted for the NDA jobs, they are liable for various rewards and additional allowances. Here, we’re providing you the category wise information for your reference.
|Events or Positions||Payable amount|
|Stipend during the training of the candidates in IMA||INR 56,100/- Per Month|
|Lieutenant||INR 56,100/- to INR 1,77, 500/- Per Month|
|Captain||INR 61,300/- to 01,93,900/- Per Month|
|Major||INR 69,400/- to 02,07,200/- Per Month|
|Lieutenant Colonel||INR 01,21,200/- to 02,12,400/- Per Month|
|Colonel||INR 01,30,600/- to 02,15,900/- Per Month|
|Brigadier||INR 01,39,600/- to 02,17,600/- Per Month|
|Major General||INR 01,44,200/- to 02,18,200/- Per Month|
|Lt. General HAG Scale||INR 01,82,200/- to 02,24,100/- Per Month|
|HAG+ Scale||INR 02,05,400/- To 02,24,400/- Per Month|
|VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lt Gen (NFSG)||INR 02,25,000/- Per Month Fixed|
|COAS||INR 02,50,000/- Per Month Fixed|
Note- There will be a fixed MSP amount of INR 15,500/- Per month to be paid to the officers of the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier.
To successfully submit the Online Application form for NDA Exam 2020, a candidate must pay the required Application Fee. NDA Application Fee for candidates belonging to the GENERAL/OBC category is Rs. 100/-. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/Female Category are exempted from paying any application fee for the NDA I exam.
To download follow the steps given below:
The result of shortlisted candidates for SSB Interview will be displayed in PDF format. Shortlisted candidates are needed to appear for the SSB Interview round organized by the Services Selection Board (SSB) of the Ministry of Defence. After clearing the SSB interview & other rounds, the final result will be declared.
Following are the steps to check NDA 2020 Result:
NDA 2020 Expected Cut Off
To determine the cut off for 2020, candidates can check previous year NDA cut off score from the table given below –
|Year||NDA(I) (Max Marks:900)||NDA(II) (Max Marks:900)|
|2015||306 (With at least 30% marks in each Subject) Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate (out of 1800 marks) 674||269 (With at least 25% marks in each subject) Marks secured by the last recommended candidate (Out of 1800 marks) 637|
|2016||288 (With at least 25 % marks in each Subject) Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate (Out of 1800 marks) 656||315|
|2017||342(With at least 25 % marks in each Subject) Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate (Out of 1800 marks) 708||–|
Candidates must note that the sectional cut off of minimum 35% marks to qualify for final cutoff marks which mean a candidate has to score minimum 105 marks in mathematics section & 210 marks in General Ability Section to be able to qualify for overall cut off.
Q. What is the age limit for applying to NDA?
A. Candidates born not earlier than july 2, 2001 and not later than july 1, 2004 are eligible for the exam.
Q. Can girls appear for NDA exam?
A. Only unmarried male candidates can apply for NDA.
Q. How to apply for NDA?
A. Candidates need to apply online for NDA. The application forms are made available on the official website.
Q. Is there any facility to withdraw the application form?
A. UPSC has introduced the facility of withdrawal of application form candidates who do not appear for the exam.
Q. How NDA exam centres are allotted to candidates?
A. The exam centres of NDA are allotted to candidates on first-apply-first-allot basis.
Q. When is NDA admit card released?
A. Admit card is issued to candidates at least one week before the exam.