NDA 2020: Admit Card, Date of Exam, Pattern

NDA 2020 exam will be held by UPSC to select candidates for admission into training academies of Indian Military, Navy and Air Force. The exam is conducted twice a year. To be eligible for selection, the candidates will have to qualify the written exam and interview following it. The candidates will be able to download their admit card for NDA I soon. Applicants are suggested to verify their eligibility before filling out the application. after successful submission of application, withdrawal of candidature is not permissible.

Avialable Application Form 2020

News:NDA I is proposed to be held on 6th September 2020.

NDA 1 which was scheduled to be held on 19th April 2020 has been postponed till further notice.

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NDA I admit card will be available soon.

Highlights of NDA 2020

  • The filling and submission of the application form can only be done in online mode.
  • Candidates having problem with the online application submission can contact the facilitation counter.
  • In case the candidates submit multiple applications, he must make sure the application submitted later is complete in all respect as the application with highest RID will only be considered.
  • Discrepancy in the admit card can make it invalid and therefore must be corrected by communicating the Commission.
  • A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates appearing for SSB interview for the first time for a particular type of Commission will be offered traveling allowance.

NDA 2020 Important Dates

The official dates related to NDA 2020 exam are given in the table below:

Important ActivitiesRespective Dates
Online application form release date8th January 202010th June 2020
Last date to submit the application form28th January 202030th June 2020
Availability of admit card1st week of April 20204th week of August 2020
Date of exam6th September 20206th September 2020
Announcement of resultJuly 2020December 2020
Date of interviewAugust 2020 to September 2020January 2021 to April 2021
Declaration of final resultTo be notifiedTo be notified
Commencement of classesJanuary 2021July 2021

NDA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NDA 2020 are given in terms of age, nationality and educational qualification:

Age, Sex and Marital status:

  • NDA I: Male candidates who are unmarried and are born not earlier than 2nd July 2001 and not later than 1st July 2004 are eligible.
  • NDA II: Male candidates who are unmarried and are born not earlier than 2nd January 2002 and not later than 1st January 2005 are eligible.
  • Marriage before or during the training is strictly prohibited.


The applying candidate should be any of the following:

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has 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.

Qualification criteria:

  • For Army Wing: The applicants should have cleared their class 12th exam or its equivalent from a recognized board/ university.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings and for 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at Indian Naval Academy: Candidates who have cleared their class 12th exam with Physics, and Mathematics from a recognized board/ university are eligible.
  • Appearing candidates are also eligible to apply given that they clear the exam before the final selection.
  • Candidates appearing in class 11th exam are not eligible to apply.

Physical Standards:

The candidates should be fit, physically and medically, as per the physical standard set by the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination.

Height & Weight Standards for Indian Army/ Air Force

Height (Cms) Without ShoeWeight (Kgs)
16-17 Years17-18 Years18-19 Years

Height & Weight Standards for Indian Navy

Height (Cms)

Without Shoe

Weight (Kgs)
16 Years18 Years20 Years

NDA Application Form 2020

The application form for NDA 2020 will be released online. Interested and eligible candidates will be able to obtain the application form by visiting the official website of UPSC. There will be two parts of application: Part 1 (registration) and part 2 (filling rest details in the form).

  • Using their basic details such as name, mobile number, email address, etc, the candidates will have to fill the registration form.
  • After successful registration, id and password will be received by the candidates to fill the rest of the application form.
  • In the application form, personal details, contact details and educational details of the candidates will be asked.
  • Scanned copies of candidates’ photograph and signature will also be uploaded into the form.
  • Once all the details are entered correctly, the candidates can finally submit the application form.
  • The candidates should take a printout of the filled-in application form and keep it safe for future correspondence.

Application fee:

  • Along with the form, the candidates are also required to submit the prescribed application fee.
  • The application fee will be Rs. 100/-. The SC/ ST candidates and sons of Junior Commissioned Officers/ Non-Commissioned Officers/ Other Ranks of Army will be exempted from fee payment.
  • Candidates can submit the application fee using debit card/ credit card/ SBI net banking or through cash using the pay-in slip generated during application submission.
  • The cash should be deposited with the slip to any nearest branch of SBI on the next working day of slip generation.

How to withdraw the applications?

Following instructions need to be followed to withdraw your application. Please go through the instructions before you request for withdrawal of application:

  • The Commission may start the withdrawal facility from February 2020 for candidates who don’t want to take the examination.
  • Candidates will be asked to provide information regarding registered application with registration id which was filled and submitted successfully. The incomplete applications can’t be withdrawn.
  • Before you put a request for withdrawal, you need to ensure that you have access to your registered mobile number and email. You’ll receive an OTP to your registered email ID and mobile number and it will be valid for 30 minutes only.
  • If you had submitted more than one application then you should use your latest registration-id and all earlier applications are considered invalid.
  • Upon the final acceptance of the request for withdrawal, you need to print the authenticated receipt. Once the application is withdrawn, it can’t be revived in future.
  • UPSC won’t refund the fee paid by you.
  • Upon successful completion of the withdrawal request, an email and SMS will be sent to your registered ID.

NDA 2020 Exam Pattern

Check below the overview of NDA 2020 exam pattern:

  • Mode of exam: Offline
  • Medium of test: Hindi and English both (except for English specific section)
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Negative marking: For each wrong answer one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.
TopicsMarks AllottedDuration
Written exam
Mathematics3002 hours 30 minutes
General Ability Test*6002 hours 30 minutes
SSB Test/ Interview900———-

* General Ability Test will comprise of two sections: English section carrying 200 marks and General Knowledge section carrying 400 marks.


Here is the notified syllabus for NDA exam:

  • Mathematics: Algebra, Analytical Geometry Of Two And Three Dimensions, Matrices And Determinants, Differential Calculus, Trigonometry, Integral Calculus And Differential Equations, Statistics & Probability and Vector Algebra
  • English: Grammar and Usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension and Cohesion
  • General Knowledge: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events

NDA Admit Card 2020

  • The admit card for NDA 2020 exam will be made available in online mode on official UPSC website.
  • It is expected that the admit card will be released around 3 weeks before the exam date.
  • Candidates are required to download the admit card, take its printout and carry it to the exam center on day of exam.
  • In the case, the candidate is not able to download their admit card, he should contact the commission 1 week before the exam.
  • No candidate without a valid admit card will be allowed to take their examination.
  • Name in the admit card in some cases, may be abbreviated due to technical reasons.

Exam Centres

The exam is supposed to be held at the following centres:

  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Agartala
  • Udaipur
  • Agartala
  • Tirupati
  • Ahmedabad
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Aizawl
  • Srinagar
  • Allahabad
  • Shimla
  • Bengaluru
  • Shillong
  • Bareilly
  • Sambalpur
  • Bhopal
  • Ranchi
  • Chandigarh
  • Raipur
  • Chennai
  • Port Blair
  • Cuttack
  • Patna
  • Dehradun
  • Panaji (Goa)
  • Delhi
  • Nagpur
  • Dharwad
  • Mumbai
  • Dispur
  • Madurai
  • Gangtok
  • Lucknow
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Imphal
  • Kohima
  • Itanagar
  • Kochi
  • Jaipur
  • Jorhat
  • Jammu

NDA 2020 Result & Interview

  • The result of the NDA written exam will be published on the UPSC website.
  • Applicants who score more than the required qualifying marks will be shortlisted for the interview process.
  • Qualified candidates are required to register themselves online on official website of Directorate General of Recruiting.
  • A list of such candidates will be prepared and they have to appear in front of SSB for the interview (Intelligence and Personality Test).
  • Candidates reporting for interview must carry their documents in original for verification.
  • Pilot test will be conducted for the candidates selected for the Air Force. Failing in the test will make the candidates ineligible for selection.

NDA 2020 Selection Process

  • Those who clear the written exam and the interview both will be considered for selection.
  • Original documents of the candidates will be verified during the interview.
  • Candidates will also have to clear medical fitness test to be eligible for selection.
  • Final selection will be done on the merit-cum-preference basis, depending on the number of vacancies available.
Displaying 105 Comments
  1. SADDAM ALI says:

    I am 18 Years old.
    My date of birth is 01 JAN 2002.
    I want to attend NDA(2).
    Please Help me to guide.

  2. jeet mukati says:

    my dob is 27:06:2004 but i am in class 11th math so i am eligible or not??

    please reply me

  3. Ankit Singh bosht says:

    Sir my birthdate is 6/12/2003 and my weight is 80 kg and height is 5.3 inches can I apply for NDA examination

  4. Teshanki Pramanik says:

    Female students are not allowed to attend in NDA exam?

  5. C venkatesham says:

    Sir am gng cmplte my 12th with in a few months am eligble to nda.. Its my ambition dob 15.10.2002

  6. C venkatesham says:

    Sir am gng cmplte my 12th with in a few months am eligble to nda.. Its my ambition

  7. Mukesh vaishnav says:

    My DOB 01/05/2004
    I can attend this exam

  8. Vaibhav says:

    Ha Bhai bilkul Maine Diya hai

  9. Atish says:

    My date of birth is 13/11/2003 and this year in April I will be in 12th . So I am eligible for NDA 1 for 2020

  10. Aditya Patil says:

    My DOB is 14 July 2003 Can I give exam ..

  11. Aftab says:

    Sir now I’m 18years old in NBA there is eligible till 19.5years than how can I not give the exam my dob is is July 1 2001 only one day so plz reply me Iam eligible or not

  12. Aftab says:

    Sir my dob is 1/7/2001iam eligible for Nda 1 2020 or not plz reply sir

  13. Varun kumar says:

    If child is studying in xii humanities with maths then he will eligible for test dob 30.11.2001

  14. Sunny samrat says:

    Sir mein Abhi 12 ka exam doonga.2020 mein ,lekin mera ek question hai .ki mera weight 75 kg hai but jb hm merit check kiye tb wahan problem bata raha hai.
    Kaun sa guide accha Hoga .iske preparation ke liye.

    I hope you will give ans.us .

  15. Vinay Shetty G V says:

    How much percentage is need for writing the exam

  16. Hardik Sharma says:

    My DOB is 4 September 2003, and next year in April I will be in 12th. So am I eligible for NDA 1 2020. If so then will it be a good decision to apply for it in 12th.

  17. NITESH Gahlawat says:

    Is there any sectional cutt off ,iff yes then how much for maths,eng. And GS and expected sectional and overall cutoff for NDA tier 1 of 2020

  18. Krishna Kshirsagar says:

    Sir can I give NDA Exam if I am in 12th class for April 2020.
    I am in 11th now (2019-2020)

  19. sonu says:

    sir i am spectical can i apply for nda

  20. P bhargav says:

    I am studying in inter first year .

    What is the age limit for the NDA exam

  21. Jashma says:

    If women can write nda exam

  22. Hitesh Kumar Gurjar says:

    NDA exam ki last date kab ki h

  23. Joshua says:

    Can an act students enter nda

  24. Narendra Kumar Dara says:

    Sir I am 2nd trie in NDA my agg 21 nov .2001 can apply to 2020 reply to sir please

    • Manish says:

      What I got from your query, your date of birth is 21 nov .2001 (you meet the age criteria). Confirm other criteria too through the eligibility section of this post.

  25. Prathik Reddy says:

    I was born in 2000 can i write in 2020

  26. kayode says:

    I was born on 31 January 203
    am I eligible for the NDA exam 2020

  27. Prince says:

    I am in 11 standard
    My DOG is 22/7/2003
    Can I apply for this exam


    My son
    DOB 22.03.2003
    CAN I Apply

  29. Raynier Lepcha says:

    My D.O.B is 17/06/2001
    Can I apply for NDA ?

  30. Saber says:

    What are NDA 1 and NDA 2 exams

  31. Dixant Saxena says:

    My DOB is 24/03/2001
    Sir can I eligible for NDA exam 2020

  32. Satyam meshram says:

    Me bhi le chahta hun admission sir nda me

  33. kelvin says:

    Hi, my name is kelvin vandi
    i am 19 year old can i join the academy
    would be waiting for your replay thank you

  34. Tarun Das says:

    my date of birth 12/11/2000.can i apply in this nda exam

  35. akshay Kumar says:

    My Name is akshay Kumar.
    I am 17 Years old.
    My date of birth is 08 march 2002.
    I want to attend NDA(1).
    Please Help me to guide.

    • Manish says:

      Your date of birth meets the age criteria. Please confirm other criteria as well. If you have any specific concern then please let me know. Moreover, you can follow this article and information brochure for further details.

  36. Govind kumawat says:

    My DOB is 12/4/2002 Please tell me how many time I am can appear in nda exam

  37. Shibam says:

    I want to appear for NDA 2020.My age is now 16. Weight- 73 kg. Height – 165 cm

  38. Aditya says:

    My DOB is 20/08/2002,I’m 188 cm height and I weigh 62 kgs. my right elbow was broken at the age of 8 but my arm is fine now, can I apply for NDA exam?

  39. Aditya says:

    I’m 17 years old and I want to serve my country. How much percentage is needed to be qualified in NDA exam?


    i am 17 yerar oid and my weigit is 74kg and my hight is 5 feet 8 inch can i apply for it.

  41. sachin kumar says:

    my date of birth is 18/03/2004. Can i apply for nda2 2020 which is going to be held in September?

  42. Aaditya vishwakarma says:

    I want all information about NDA and rules&regulations so I want to apply NDA 2020 and about exam of NDA.

  43. Aaditya vishwakarma says:

    NDA and 13th can we do both at a time

  44. Mahadip says:

    Sir my DOB is 26-nov-2001 can i apply for 2020 nda exam

  45. Mahadip says:

    My date of birth is 26-nov-2001 can i apply for nda in 2020 sir

  46. Raj vardhan says:

    My D.O.B is 20/06/2002 and I’m in 11th standard…..Would I’m applicable to apply form when I’m in 12 th standard…As I have heard that I can give examination in appearing.

  47. Shamshad ansari says:

    sir meri eye me nikat dristi dosh(myopia) hai right eye me(-0,50) and left eye me (-0,75) hai and black bord per likhe word ko mai bina chasme se pad nahi sakta. kya mai nda medical me pass pass ho jaonga ya nhi ho jaonga to mujhe kaun choice karna padega army me ,air force me ,navy me. Give me answer please please …..

  48. Saburikumar says:

    I have spectacal i can give exam of nda

    • Manish says:

      Candidates who habitually wear spectacles are not eligible for Air Force, Minimum distant vision 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia. You amy refer official brochure for more info.

  49. Saburikumar says:

    My birth date is 25|3|2004 i can give 2020 nda exam

  50. Lokesh Shinde says:

    NDA ke liye Form bharte Samay Candidate 19 saal ke Bich me hona chahiye aisa kahte hai, To phir January me Application Start hoga toh January 2020 ke baad ke Candidate lena chahiye na, Phir July hi kyun

  51. Anj says:

    will women be allowed to join the nda anytime soon?

  52. Senhar says:

    I was born on 19 November 2001.
    Am I eligible for the NDA exam 2020 ?

  53. Tanishq says:

    Sir my birth date is 11.10.2004 can i apply for nda

  54. Pankaj says:

    My DOB is 23/01/2003 but in school it is 23/01/2004 can i be eligible for NDA 2020?

  55. Arjun joshi says:

    After two year what is the age requires in NDA online application form

    • Manish says:

      We can predict based on ongoing age criteria for NDA exam. If you talk about NDA 1 2022 then you should born born not earlier than 02nd July, 2003 and not later than 1st July, 2006. However, actual things will be notified only after the release of its respective notification. Thanks.

  56. Hrithik says:

    I am a NDA aspirant and I am 172cm tall and my weight is 70kg. If selected will I be able to join as I checked the height weight detail it is 172cm-54kg only.

  57. Bharat says:

    Sir my doubt regarding NDA 1 2020 is that,
    My Date of Birth is 08/06/2001,
    As per the exam date that is on April my age would around be 18 1/2 so can I apply sir?

  58. Sreerag. S says:

    My Date of Birth
    Can i apply sir

  59. Jashandeep Singh says:

    Hlo sir, My Date of birth is 28/10/2000.
    Can i apply in 2020 Nda(I)?

  60. Ratul Chandra Malik says:

    what is the nda from fill up proccess?

  61. Your Name...sonia singh says:

    This for women or not??

  62. Ravinder Singh.. says:

    to join NDA

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