NDA 2022: Application Form (Released)

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NDA 2022: Application Form (Released)

NDA 2022: Application Form (Released), Exam Dates (Out), Pattern

NDA 2022

NDA 2022

NDA (I) 2022 Application Form has been released from 22nd December 2021. Exam Date has been announced. The exam will be organized on 10th April 2022 for first session. For second session it will be held on 4th September 2022.  UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is the authority which organizes NDA (National Defense Academy) entrance exam every year. It is a national level entrance exam through which various candidates become eligible for selection into training academies of Indian Navy, Indian Military and Air Force. Candidates have to qualify the entrance test followed by SSB interview rounds & medical tests in order to be eligible for entry into NDA. Candidates can go through our article to know complete details about NDA 2022 application form, exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.


Exam Dates

Eligibility Criteria

Exam Pattern



NDA 2022 Notifications – Application Released

newiconNDA (I) 2022 Application Form has been released from 22nd December 2022. Check here for application details.

newiconSupreme Court has allowed women aspirants to participate in the NDA 2022 Exams. Check here for eligibility details.


NDA 2022 Exam Date has been announced. The exam will be organized on 10th April 2022 for 1st session & on 4th September 2022 for 2nd session. Check here for application details. 

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NDA 2022 Highlights

What is the age limit for NDA 2022 ? – Between 16.5 to 19.5 years

When will be NDA I 2022 exam organised ? – 10th April 2022

Are female candidates eligible to apply for NDA 2022 ? Yes.

How many attempts can be made for NDA exam  ? No attempt limit prescribed. You can attempt the exam if you satisfy the age criteria

Is option of application withdrawal in NDA I 2022 available ? – Yes, (From 18th to 24th January 2022), Check application form

Can Non- science background students apply for NDA ? Yes, such candidates can only apply for Indian Army wing of NDA

Is the exam pattern of NDA different for the students with Non- Science background ? – No. Check exam pattern

Are there any changes in NDA 2022 Syllabus ? – No, Check syllabus

Can I apply for both NDA I & II exam ? Yes

Are Body tattoos allowed ? Yes, Check eligibility criteria

In what mode will be the NDA exam conducted ? – Offline (PBT)

NDA 2022 Exam Dates

Know here NDA exam dates for various events and sessions of the entrance exam:

EventsDates 2022 (Announced)
Release of Notification22nd December 202118th May 2022
Availability of Application Form22nd December 202118th May 2022
Last date to apply11th January 202214th June 2022
Last date to pay fee by cashJanuary 2022June 2022
Withdraw of applicationLast week of January to 1st week of February 2022
Availability of Admit card4th week of March 2022August 2022
NDA 2022 Exam10th April 20224th September 2022
Declaration of ResultMay 2022October 2022
SSB interviewJuly to September 2022

NDA 2022 Application Form

Check details about NDA 2022 Application form in the below given section:

  • The application form has been released on 22nd December 2021 for 1st session and on 18th May 2022 for 2nd session.
  • Candidates can apply for both sessions through online mode.
  • The board will also provide the facility for withdraw of application within a certain period of time.
  • Candidates can withdraw their application from 18th to 24th January 2022.
  • Students are advised to fill the application carefully as no modification in the application will be allowed after submission of form.
  • Last date to fill application form will be till 11th January 2022 for 1st session and till 14th June 2022 for 2nd session.
  • There are two parts in registration process – Part I & Part II.
  • In Part I, candidates have to fill basic & other details in registration form.
  • In Part II, candidates have to upload their scanned photograph and signature, make choice of exam centre and make payment of application fee.
  • After completion of application process, candidates are advised to print the application form and keep it safely for any future reference.

Application Fee:

  • For all category candidates, the application fee is Rs.100/-.
  • Application fee is exempted 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 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Know details about NDA Eligibility criteria in the below given section:


  • Applying candidate must be Indian citizen/ subject of Nepal/ subject of Bhutan/ refugee of Tibetan who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention to settle permanently in India.
  • Candidates who have migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and east African countries of Zambia, Tanzania, Zaire, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda or Vietnam with an intention of settlement in India are also eligible.
  • Candidates who are foreign nationals (except Gorkhas) will be required to produce certificate of eligibility which is issued by Govt. of India.

Gender, Age & Marital Status:

  • Male & female both candidates are eligible to apply for NDA.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to marry until they complete their training period.
  • Applying candidate age should be between 16.5 to 19.5 years. For NDA I, the candidate must be born between 2nd July 2003 to 1st July 2006. For NDA II, the candidate must be born between 2nd January 2004 to 1st January 2007.


  • For Air Force & Naval Wings (Cadet entry scheme): Candidates must have passed 10th and 12th level with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • For Army Wing: Candidates must have passed 10th and 12th level from a recognised board or university.
  • Appearing: Students appearing for 12th level are also eligible to apply.


  • Applying candidates must be physically fit as per the physical standards set by the commission of NDA admissions.
  • Candidates who have withdrawn or resigned from any training academies of Armed forces on disciplinary grounds are not eligible.

NDA 2022 Exam Pattern

Check below complete details about NDA Exam pattern & marking scheme:

  • Mode of Exam: The paper will be held in offline (pen and paper) mode.
  • Number of Sections: In the paper, there will be 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 GA section).
  • Questions type: There will be objective type of questions in the paper.
  • 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.

Check the distribution of time duration and marks in the below given table:

SubjectsCodeMaximum marksTime duration
Mathematics013002 hours 30 minutes
General Ability test026002 hours 30 minutes
Total900 marks5 hours
SSB Interview:                                          900 marks

NDA 2022 Quick Links

NDA 2022 Syllabus

Candidates can check complete NDA Syllabus through online mode from the website. The Syllabus contain various topics from Paper I – Mathematics and Paper II – General Ability & English.

Paper I (Code No – 01) – Mathematics:

Matrices & Determinants, Analytical Geometry of two and three Dimensions, Integral calculus and Differential Equations, Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics and Probability, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, etc.

Paper II (Code No – 02) – English & General knowledge:

There will be two parts in Paper II:

Part A: English:

The question paper of English will be designed for testing the students understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like: Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension and usage and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.

Part B: General Knowledge:

The paper of General Knowledge in NDA will cover various topics from the subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Social Studies, General Science, and Geography & Current Events.

NDA 2022 Preparation Tips

Know various preparation tips for NDA exam in the below given section:

  • Students must first go through complete details provided for NDA online.
  • Know the syllabus and exam pattern of NDA.
  • Prepare a study routine and follow it daily.
  • Take mock tests online or offline to analyse your exam preparation.
  • Download sample papers or previous year question papers and solve them for good practice.
  • Study for the exam from good study material available online or offline recommended by the experts.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

NDA 2022 Admit Card

Students can download NDA admit card through online mode on the website. The admit card will be available for download from fourth week of March 2022 for first session. For the second session, the hall ticket can be downloaded in the month of August 2022.

Candidates must go through complete details provided on the admit card related to the exam. Students can know their roll number, exam date, venue, timing and other instructions on the admit card.

NDA 2022 Answer Key

After the exam conclusion, NDA Answer key will be released by various coaching institutions. It may or may not be released by the official authority. Complete set wise answers will be provided on the admit card.

Students with the help of answer key can check the correct answers and evaluate the probable scores obtained in the exam.

NDA 2022 Result

Candidates will be able to check NDA result in the month of May 2022 for NDA I. For NDA II session, students will be able to check result in the month of November 2022. It will be available through online mode in the form of PDF.

The result/ merit list will show the names of qualified candidates who will be further eligible for SSB interview round and medical test. Candidates must keep their result card safely for further reference in admission procedure.

NDA 2022 Cut Off

The cut off of NDA 2022 will be available through online mode for various categories. The cut off will vary for different categories. The cut off for written test will be 342 and the final cut off will be 708.

Candidates must obtain prescribed NDA cut off marks in order to be eligible for participation for further interview process.

NDA 2022 SSB Interview

After the successful conclusion of written test, candidates who will be selected in the result/ merit list can go for SSB interview process. The SSB interview process will be of two stages – Stage I and Stage II.

Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are picture perception & description test (PP & DT). Stage II comprises of interview, group testing officer tasks, psychology test and the conference. These tests will be organised over 4 days.

If you have any other query related to NDA 2022, you can ask your query in the comments section given below.

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