NDA 2022 : Must know facts

NDA Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Syllabus and Result

NDA or National Defence Academy Exam is a national level exam organized by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to recruit candidates in Army, Navy and Air Force. It is a two-tier examination, wherein, candidates qualifying the written test will also have to clear the SSB interview round.

The eligibility is different for every post, applicants must fulfil the complete NDA Eligibility to apply for the exam.

  • The exam will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper-based).
  • The exam consists of 2 sections- Mathematics and General Ability Test. Total duration of exam is 5 hours combinedly for both sections. Check NDA Exam Pattern
  • Syllabus of NDA exam is based on CBSE 10+2 standards.
  • Candidates qualify the written test are called for NDA SSB Interview. Final selection is done on the basis of overall performance of the candidate.

NDA 2020 Highlights

Exam Name National Defence Academy
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Official Website upsc.gov.in
Exam Type National Level
Eligibility Criteria Unmarried Male candidates can apply
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Offline
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

NDA 2020 Exam Dates

NDA Exam Dates for 2020 session have been released now. Here we are providing the official dates of NDA 2020:

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Notification Issue Date January 08, 2020 June 10, 2020
Last Date to Submit the Application Form January 28, 2020 June 30, 2020
Admit Card Issue Date February 2020 August 2020
Exam Date April 19, 2020 September 6th, 2020
Result Declaration Date June 2020 December 2020

NDA 2020 Eligibility criteria

There are various parameters on the basis of which the candidates’ eligibility is checked so that they can appear for the exam and eligible for the further procedure.


As per the nationality standards set by UPSC for NDA 2020, Candidates must have:

  • Indian Citizenship or should be
  • Subject of Bhutan
  • Subject of Nepal
  • Tibetan refugee who came to India prior to January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • A PIO (Person of Indian Origin) who has come back from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention to get settled down permanently in India.