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NDA Exam Date: NDA Application Form Apply Online, Date, Fees

The National Defence Academy (NDA) has announced its exam date for the year 2022. The NDA exams will be conducted on April 10, 2022 for the first session while the second session will be held on September 4, 2022. 

NDA Application form 2022 (I) is made available from December 22, 2021 while NDA Application form 2022 (II) will be released on May 18,2022. 

In this article, we will discuss details about the NDA Exam Date 2022, how to fill the application form, NDA exam eligibility, exam pattern, etc.

What is the National Defence Academy (NDA) Exam?

National Defence Academy is a national-level defence entrance exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice a year. 

The objective of this exam is to recruit the candidates to join Indian Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) and National Defence Academy (NDA).

Highlights of NDA Exam

  • The mode of application for the exam is online.
  • The mode of exam will be offline (Pen and Paper method)
  • The exam is conducted in two stages, stage one is the written exam and stage two is the interview.
  • The written exam is conducted in two meetings, one for General Ability Test (GAT) and the other for Mathematics.
  • Total marks: 900 marks (300 for Maths, 600 for General Ability Test (GAT) )
  • If a candidate cleared a written exam, then they are called for a Services Selection Board interview (SSB) interview. Those who clear the interview have to go through a complete medical check-up based on the standards set by the board.
  • The training period after the selection is 3 years.

NDA Exam Overview

ExamNational Defence Academy (NDA)
Examination Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
NDA Examination FeeFor every candidate, the application fee is Rs100.
Last Date to Apply11 January 2022
Examination Date10 April, 2022
Official websiteupsc.gov.in
Page CategoryEducation

UPSC NDA Exam Dates 2022

Candidates can check the important details such as the application process, dates, and vacancies for the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam in the official notification of National Defence Academy (NDA) I,2022 released on the official website of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The dates and events might change as per the commission orders. 

Check the exam dates for both the phases of the NDA exam based on the calendar released by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) 

EventsNational Defence Academy (NDA)I National Defence Academy (NDA) II
Release of National Defence Academy (NDA) notificationDecember 22, 2021May 18, 2022
Availability of National Defence Academy (NDA) application formsDecember 22, 2021May 18, 2022
Last day to apply for National Defence Academy (NDA) 2022January 11, 2022June 14, 2022
Withdrawal of applicationJanuary 18-24, 2022 To be notified
Availability of admit cardMarch 2022 (Expected) August 2022 (Expected)
NDA exam Date 2022April 10, 2022September 04, 2022
Result declarationJune 2022 (Expected)November 2022 (Expected)
Services Selection Board (SSB) interview To be notified To be notified

How to Fill the NDA Application Form 2022?

The steps to fill the Application of NDA Form 2022 are as follows.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) at upsc.gov.in.
  • Step 2: Click on “online application for various examinations of UPSC”.
  • Step 3: Click on “click here for part I” and read the instructions carefully and click on “yes”.
  • Step 4: On page 1 fill in the details such as name, gender, date of birth, parents’ name, nationality, etc., and click on “continue”.
  • Step 5: On page 2, select the options and mark them between 1 to 4 or mark ‘0’ if you do not want to give any preference. Those who are from Sainik/Military School or Son of JCO/NCO/Other Rank Officer must fill pages 3 & page 4.
  • Step 6: Pay the application fees through any online payment mode at your convenience.
  • Step 7: Select the examination centre and upload a photograph and signature.
  • Step 8: Download the application form and take a printed copy for future reference.

Application fee:

  • For every candidate, the application fee is Rs100. 
  • The application fee is free for ST/ SC/ NCOs/ Sons of JCOs/ ORS category candidates.

Mode of fee payment: Application fee can be submitted through debit card/ credit card/ net banking method or SBI challan method.

NDA Exam Eligibility Criteria

1. Nationality

The candidate is eligible to give National Defence Academy (NDA) exam if he or she is:

  • An Indian citizen
  • A subject to Nepal or Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 intending to settle permanently in India.
  • Individuals of Indian origin who have migrated from the countries – Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and East African countries – Kenya, Uganda, The United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with an intention of permanent settlement in India.
  • Candidates who are foreign nationals (except Gorkhas) will be required to produce a certificate of eligibility which is issued by Govt. of India.

2. Gender and marital status

  • Unmarried males & females are both eligible to apply for National Defence Academy (NDA) .
  • Candidates will not be allowed to marry throughout the selection process and until they complete their training period.
  • If a candidate marries during training, he/she will be discharged and liable to pay all the expenditure incurred on him during the training by the government.

3. Age Limit 

  • Applying candidate age should be between 16.5 to 19.5 years. 
  • For National Defence Academy (NDA) I, the candidate must be born between 2nd July 2003 to 1st July 2006.  
  • For National Defence Academy (NDA) II, the candidate must be born between 2nd January 2004 to 1st January 2007.

4. Educational Qualification

  • For air force & naval wings (Cadet entry scheme): Candidates who have passed 10th and 12th level with Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects.
  • For army wing: Candidates must have passed 10th and 12th level from a recognised board or university.
  • Appearing: Students appearing for the 12th level are also eligible to apply.  

5. Fitness   

  • Candidates who Applicant must physically stand upon the physical standards set by the commission of National Defence Academy (NDA) admissions.
  • Candidates who have withdrawn or resigned from any training academies of the armed forces on disciplinary grounds are not eligible. 

NDA Admit Card 2022 Release Date

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the National Defence Academy (NDA) admit card on the official website three weeks before the exam. 

Candidates must collect the admit card before going to the exam because they will not be permitted to appear in the examination without their admit card.

The National Defence Academy (NDA) admit card contains the exam related details like the student’s name, roll number, exam centre, exam date & timing, etc. 

How to Download NDA Admit Card?

The steps to download the NDA admit card are as follows.

  • Visit the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) .
  • Search and click on the link ‘Download NDA Admit Card 2022’.
  • You will be redirected to an instruction page, read it carefully and agree to the terms and conditions.
  • The new page will open with options for roll number or registration number, enter one of the numbers and in the text box fill in your date of birth.
  • Also, a captcha image will appear, enter the text or number that you see. Click on submit.
  • A digital of your National Defence Academy (NDA) admit card will appear.
  • Click on print and download the admit card.

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NDA Exam Pattern 2022

Below we’ve mentioned complete details about NDA exam pattern & marking scheme:

  •  Mode of exam: Offline
  • Several sections: The paper is divided into two sections: Mathematics & General Ability.
  • Exam Duration:  Candidates will be given 5 hours to complete the paper (2 hours 30 minutes each for Mathematics and General Ability section).
  • Questions type: Objective type 
  • Paper Language: The paper will be bilingual -in English as well Hindi language.
  • Marking pattern: For each wrong answer, 33% of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted.

NDA Results 2022

  • After exams within a month and a half, the NDA results are declared. 
  • The selected candidates have to visit the respective websites to register themselves willing for the next stage of selection i.e., Services Selection Board interview (SSB) interview within 20 days of the declaration of the result.
  • The Services Selection Board interview (SSB) results including the medical result and final merit list, are declared within 40 days.

How to Check NDA Results 2022?

The steps to check the National Defence Academy (NDA) results 2022 are given below.

  • Visit the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
  • On the homepage, type the name of the exam in the search bar and click on it.
  • Enter your roll number and the captcha image code and click submit.
  • Next, the result will open and you can take a printout or save a soft copy.

FAQs Related to NDA Exam

Q. What should be my age if I want to apply for the National Defence Academy (NDA)?

Answer: For National Defence Academy (NDA), your age should be between 16.5 to 19.5years.

Q. I am married. Can I apply for the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam?

Answer: No, only unmarried female and male candidates are eligible for the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam.

Q. What should be the minimum qualifying marks in class 12 for applying to the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam?

Answer: There are no minimum qualifying marks in Class 12 for applying to National Defence Academy (NDA)? exam. But you should have completed Class 12 with mandatory subjects Mathematics and Physics and Chemistry.

Q. What are the subjects of the National Defence Academy (NDA)?

Answer: National Defence Academy (NDA)? exam comprises questions from two subjects: Mathematics and GAT (English and General Knowledge).

Q. How many times can we attempt the National Defence Academy (NDA)?

Answer: There are no restrictions for the number of attempts for the National Defence Academy (NDA). But you can only give the NDA when you are appearing for your 12th exams or have finished your 12th. Your age must fit between 16.5 and 19.5.

Q. When will the National Defence Academy (NDA) 2022 quotations paper be released?

Answer: Union Public Service Commission releases National Defence Academy (NDA) 2022 exam paper a few days after the exam is conducted. The question papers are released separately for Maths and English and General Knowledge (GAT) in PDF form. Candidates can also raise objections against the question papers within the given deadline. 

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