NDA & NA-(I) 2020: Exam Date, Apply Online, Eligibility Criteria

Here you will get NDA & NA- (I) 2020 all important updates like Exam Date, Apply Online, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, selection procedure, application fee, and exam centers in advance.

Recently, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released a notification announcing the upcoming NDA & NA (I) exam dates, Apply online Procedure, Eligibility along with the Online Application dates. In NDA and NA examinations, various posts from the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air force will be filled up.


NDA & NA (I) 2020

What is the NDA & NA (I) 2020 Examination?

NDA & NA is a National level examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission of India and is formally known as UPSC. UPSC conducts NDA & NA examination two times per year. It is normally held in the month of May and October month every year. It aims to fill up various posts in the Army, Air Force, and Navy.

NDA and NA (I) 2020 Important Dates

Name of the Examination BoardUPSC
Exam NameNDA & NA (I)
Notification Release Date6th January 2020
Online Apply Start Date9th January 2020
Last date of Online Application9th February 2020
Last Date of Payment12 February 2020

Eligibility Criteria for NDA & NA- 2020

a) Nationality Eligibility

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India or Nepal or Bhutan
  • Only male candidates are allowed to apply for NDA & NA- (I) 2020
  • Refugees before 1st January 1962 are also allowed
  • All the Candidates must be an Unmarried Person

b) Age Limit

Minimum AgeCandidates must attend the age of 16 as on 1st January 2020
Maximum AgeCandidates must not over the age of 19 as on 1st January 2020

c) Educational Qualifications

Army10+2 (12th Class) Any Stream
Navy10+2 (12th Class) Science Stream with Physics and Chemistry
Airforce 10+2 (12th Class) Science Stream with Physics and Chemistry

d) Physical Qualification

  • For Army, Air Force and Navy the qualifying hight is 152 cm
  • Minimum Qualifying weight is listed below
NDA & NA16-17 Ages (Kg)17-18 Ages (Kg)18-19 Ages (Kg)
Army and Air Force 42.5044.0045.00

Application Fee

Application Fee₹ 100
Application fee for SC/ST/ Son of Ex-Service ManNil
Mode of PaymentOnline (Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/ UPI) or Off-Line SBI Challan

Required Documents

  1. Aadhaar Card
  2. Matriculation Certificate
  3. 10+2 Certificate
  4. Passport Size Photo
  5. SignatureScanned Copy

How to Apply NDA & NA (I)-2020 Online?

  1. First of Visit the Official website of UPSC given below.
  2. Now, Navigate to Home >> Examinations >> National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2020 section.
  3. Read all the information carefully.
  4. Apply NDA & NA (I) 2020 post by filling the application.
  5. Pay the Application Fee of ₹ 100
  6. Print the Application Receipt for future reference.

Important NDA-1 2020 Link

Official WebsiteClick Here
Official NotificationRead Here
Apply OnlineApply Now

Exam Pattern

In the NDA exam 2020, candidates have to o through 3 stages of selection.

  1. Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. SSB Interview
  3. Medical Test

1) ComputerBased Test

After completion of the online Application for the NDA-1 examination, candidates have to attend the first and last Computer Based Test. In this computer-based test, you will face Mathematics and General Science Questions. The mark distribution is as follows:

Mathematics3002.30 hr
General Science3002.30 hr
Total6005 hr

2) SSB Interview

The candidates who qualify the CBT test conducted by UPSC have to attend the SSB interview. Candidates have to log in to the following Army website and book the slot for the interview procedure.

  1. www.joinindianarmy.nic.in
  2. www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
  3. www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in

After the publication of the NDA-1, the 2020 result, the selected candidates have to appear the SSB interview within 20 days at the Army/Navy/Airforce Head Quater along with the required Original Documents. The SSB interview consists of 600 marks itself.

4) Medical Test

The candidates who will qualify all the above two steps will be forced to attend the Medical test.


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