Top NDA Coaching in Lucknow Latest Updates:
- July 17, 2020: The application withdrawal facility of NDA (2) application form 2020 will close of two days. Read More
- July 13, 2020: The facility to withdraw NDA (2) application form 2020 is available now. Read More
- July 13, 2020: UPSC has released the list of rejected candidates for NDA (2) 2020 exam. The application forms of these candidates have been rejected due to non-payment of application fees. Read More
- July 8, 2020: JEE Main candidates who are appearing for NDA 1 exam should note that they need to update their status as ‘Yes’ in the online application form of JEE during the correction period so that there is no clash in their schedule of NDA. Read More
- July 6, 2020: NDA (2) 2020 application process will close at 6 pm of July 6. Read More
- June 16, 2020: NDA 2 notification 2020 has been released by UPSC. Along with the notification, the application form has also been released. Candidates can apply till July 6. Read More
- June 10, 2020: UPSC has postponed the release of NDA (2) notification 2020 to June 16. Earlier, the notification was scheduled to be released on June 10. Read More
- June 5, 2020: This year, UPSC will conduct a common exam for NDA (I) & (II). Students who had already filled the application form for NDA I, are not required to apply again. Read More
- June 5, 2020: UPSC had announced NDA (I) exam dates 2020. The exam will be conducted on September 6 across various cities spread throughout the country. Read More
NDA 2020 exam: Important highlights Top NDA Coaching in Lucknow
- This year, there will be a common exam for NDA 1 and 2.
- Candidates of NDA 1 exam who wish to apply for NDA 2 should note that their photograph, signature, choice of centre & Photo Identity as per NDA 2 application form will be utilised for allotment of exam centres.
- Common candidates are required to indicate their Registration ID of NDA 1 while filling the application form.
- Though a common exam will be conducted for NDA 1 and 2, the results will be announced separately.
What is the NDA Exam?
NDA is one of the most sought after defence entrance exams in the country. NDA recruitment is conducted for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). NDA is conducted twice a year. The exam is conducted two stages: written exam and SSB Interview. Around 4 lakh aspirants sit for NDA every year, out of which approximately 6000 are called for SSB Interview.
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NDA Eligibility Criteria 2020
Candidates need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria in order to be eligible for the exam.
Age Limit: For NDA 2 exam, candidates must have born not earlier than January 2, 2002, and not later than January 1, 2005. Candidates who have born not earlier than July 2, 2001, and not later than July 1, 2004, are eligible to apply for NDA 1 exam. The date of birth is calculated as mentioned on the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation.
Educational qualification: The educational qualification is different for different academies. Candidates can check the educational qualification prescribed for different academies below:
Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Candidates must have passed Class 12/HSC under 10+2 pattern of school education or equivalent from a recognised board or university.
Air Force, Navy and Naval Academy of National Defence Academy: Candidates must have passed Class 12/HSC under 10+2 pattern of school education with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
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NDA 2020 Highlights
|Exam name||National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination|
|Exam category||After Class 12|
|Frequency of exam||Twice a year|
|Exam stages||Written Test and SSB Interview|
|Exam duration||5 hours (Mathematics – 2 ½ hours, General Ability Test (GAT) – 2 ½ hours)|
|Exam syllabus||Mathematics – Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability. GAT – English, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Geography, Current Events etc.|
|Exam pattern||GAT – 150 objective type questions Mathematics – 120 objective type questions|
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Exam purpose||For admission to National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC)|
|Exam helpdesk||011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543|
NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY Dates 2020
The dates of NDA I and II exams had been announced through UPSC calendar 2020. Candidates can check below NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY dates 2020.
NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY I Dates 2020
|Notification||08-Jan-2020||The complete schedule along with other details has been released|
|Application form||08-Jan-2020||Registrations for the written exam of NDA has started|
|Last date to apply||28-Jan-2020||Candidates can submit their application forms online till this date|
|Application withdrawal||04-Feb-2020 to 11-Feb-2020||The facility to withdraw the application form of NDA is available now|
|Written exam||06-Sept-2020||NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY 1 exam date has been announced on June 5. Earlier, the written exam was scheduled to be conducted on April 19, however, it was postponed due to COVID-19. The exam will be conducted in two shifts – morning and afternoon across 41 cities spread throughout the country.|
|Admit card||Midweek of August 2020||NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY 1 admit card 2020 will be issued in August. Candidates need to enter their login credentials to download the admit card.|
|Declaration of written result||November 2020||The result of the written exam is declared online and displays the roll numbers of shortlisted candidates.|
|SSB Interview||January/February 2021||SSB Interview is conducted for the shortlisted candidates of written exam in two stages.|
|Final result||May 2021||On the basis of the final result, candidates are selected for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and INAC.|
NDA 2 Dates 2020
|Notification||16-Jun-2020||NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY 2 notification is available in PDF format.|
|Application form||16-Jun-2020||Application forms were made available along with the notification|
|Last date to apply||06-July-2020||Candidates could apply within the application deadline|
|Written exam||06-Sept-2020||The written exam of NDA will be conducted in two shifts and comprises two papers.|
|Admit card||Mid-week of August 2020||NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY 2 admit card 2020 will be released online for registered candidates.|
|Declaration of written result||December 2020||The result of the written exam is declared on the official website in PDF form|
|SSB Interview||January/February 2021||SSB Interview is conducted in two stages.|
|Final result||May 2021||NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY 2 final result is announced in May.|
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NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY vacancies 2020
The details regarding NDA vacancies are released along with the notification. NDA 2 vacancies have been announced by UPSC. A total of 413 seats will be filled through NDA 2 exam. The exam is conducted for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY for the 146th Course, and for the 108th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from July 2, 2021. A total of 418 vacancies were announced for NDA 1 exam.
NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY 2 vacancies 2020
|Academy||Number of vacancies|
|NDA||370 to include 208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground Duties)|
|Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)||43|
NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY 1 vacancies 2020
|Academy||Number of vacancies|
|NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY||370 to include 208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground Duties)|
|Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)||48|
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NDA Selection Process 2020
The complete process of NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY is explained below:
Filling the application form
Interested candidates are required to fill NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY application form online. The application fee is Rs 100 which can be paid both online and offline. The commission releases the list of rejected applicants a few days after the closure of the application process. Besides, the examination authority also activates the link to withdraw NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY application form for a specified period. Candidates who do not wish to appear for the exam can withdraw their application form.
Release of admit card
NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY admit card is released three weeks before the exam. The link to download the admit card will be available on the official website. Candidates can download the admit card by logging either with roll number or registration number. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post.
All the candidates who successfully register for the exam are required to appear for the written exam. The written exam comprises two sections – Mathematics and General Ability Test. The test carries a total of 900 marks. Candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written exam are called for SSB Interview. Read more on NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY exam pattern.
Declaration of result
NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY result is declared online in two stages – written and final. First, the result of the written exam is declared followed by the declaration of the final result. The result is made available in PDF format. It displays the roll numbers of qualified candidates. The mark sheet of candidates is released after the declaration of the final result. Candidates need to secure NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY cut off 2020 separately in written exam and SSB Interview.
The SSB Interview is conducted for Intelligence and Personality Test. The test is conducted in two stages. All qualified candidates are put to stage 1 test on the first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. Candidates qualifying the first stage are called for the second stage exam. Those who will qualify the second stage are required to submit a birth certificate and pass certificate.
Candidates are finally selected for admission to admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY and INAC based on their performance in written exam and SSB Interview. The final allocation will be done as per the number of vacancies subjected to candidates eligibility, medical fitness and merit-cum-preference.
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NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY 2020 Exam Centres
NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY exam centres are the cities where the offline test will be conducted. Candidates need to appear for the exam in the exam centre allotted to them by the examination authority. While filling the application form, candidates need to enter their preferences of exam city. UPSC will allot exam centre to candidates as per the preferences exercised by them in the application form. However, the Commission reserves the right to cancel or add exam centres. The exam will be conducted in the following cities.
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NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
- Candidates should carry their NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY admit card to the exam centre
- Along with the admit card, candidates should also carry one photo-identity proof
- Carry clipboard or hardboard and a black ball pen for marking their responses
- Sheet for doing rough work is provided by the invigilator
- Books, notes, loose sheets, electronic or any other type of calculators, mathematical and drawing instruments, log tables, stencils of maps, slide rules, test booklets and rough sheets are not allowed inside the examination centre
- Misconduct during the exam is not entertained and serious actions will be taken against the candidates doing the same
- Strict action is taken against those candidates found copying or cheating
NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY Preparation Tips by Toppers
Candidates can check below the interviews given by toppers to Shiksha on how to prepare for NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY .
|NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY 2019 Topper Piyush Thorve (AIR 16)||Candidates must have a strong determination. Prepare questions from Mathematics, English and Science through NCERT books of class 6 to 12. Read newspapers, magazines and also focus on basic grammar rules for English. Do not overstress yourself before the exam. Do not learn new topics before the exam rather revise the topics you have learned.|
|NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY Exam 2018 Topper, Sparsh Kankane (AIR 1)||Focus on understanding the syllabus and exam pattern of NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY exam. Candidates must solve previous years’ question papers. Start preparing for the exam at Class 9 and 10 and do not wait for Class 11 an 12. Read NCERT textbooks of class 6 to 10 because questions are directly asked from the same. Trust in their own preparation. Peace of mind is very important.|
NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY Preparation Tips 2020
Candidates can prepare for NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY exam by following the tips given below:
- To begin with, candidates must be clear about the subjects, pattern and types of questions.
- The Mathematics section of NDA comprises questions from Algebra, matrices, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, etc. Candidates must clear their concepts from Class 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 NCERT books.
- The GAT comprises a variety of subjects such as Chemistry, General Science, Geography, History and Current Affairs. This section also comprises a section on English.
- Candidates must revise the topics they have studied.
- Make short and simple notes as it will help candidates to revise properly and quickly.
- Solve previous years’ question papers and take a mock test.
- Buy good books and question banks.
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