How To Join NDA After 12th - One of the most common question arises in an aspirant's mind after 12th class is how to join NDA. UPSC NDA is the best opportunity for candidates to join Indian Defence Forces after 12th class. Union Public Service Commission conducts NDA exam to fill officer level vacancies in armed forces. The written exam comprises two papers - Elementary Mathematics and General Awareness Test. Candidates who qualify the written examination will be called for a 5 day SSB process at various selection boards. Candidates who clear the SSB interview will be called for a medical exam. Qualified candidates will be commissioned as officers in Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.
NDA 2020 written exam is scheduled to be conducted on April 19, in offline mode. Let's now discuss the eligibility criteria and documents required to join NDA after 12th.
Candidates applying for UPSC CDS I exam 2020 must be citizen of India.
Aspirants from Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan refugee, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam are also eligible but only after subject to fulfill eligibility criteria as the rule of Government of India.
NDA 2020 Age limit
16.5 to 19.5 years
Educational qualification for NDA exam
For Army wing:Candidates must have passed Class 12/HSC
For Air Force and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of INA:
Candidates must have passed Class 12 exams with Physics and Mathematics
Candidates appearing in the NDA exam must keep certain documents ready before filing the application form. Check below documents required to join NDA after 12th.
Valid email ID and mobile number
Valid photo ID proof - Aadhar Card/ Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government.
Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate
Scanned image of photograph and signature.
Visa/MasterCard/Rupay/ Credit/Debit Card to pay NDA 2020 application fee.
Candidates who wish to join NDA after 12th class must go through the NDA 2020 selection process, candidates first need to appear for a written exam. Qualified candidates will be called for SSB interviews.
The written exam of NDA comprises two papers - Elementary Mathematics and General Awareness Test. The exam will be conducted for a duration of 5 hours. Paper 1 of NDA will be of 300 while paper 2 will carry 600 marks. Lets now discuss the SSB process of the NDA exam.
Qualified candidates from the written exam have to face the Service Selection Board interview. The first day is called screening day. Candidates have to appear for two verbal and non verbal tests followed by PPDT. On the basis of performance of candidates, SSB board announces the result for all candidates. Qualified candidates from day one are retained for the next stage of SSB interview and remaining candidates will be sent back on the same day. The next stages in SSB interview are
Group Testing Officers Test
After the conference round final results will be announced. Candidates who got recommended will be called for medical examinations at various centres.
UPSC releases the National Defence Academy application form twice every year at its official website. Aspirants can fill NDA application form in January and July. For more detail, check steps to fill nda application form below.
Visit the official website of UPSC - www.upsc.gov.in.
Click on the “Apply Online” link.
Fill basic details in registration form part 1.
Now proceed to registration part 2.
Fill educational qualification, personal details and exam details.
Upload photograph, signature and photo ID proof as per the specifications.
Pay NDA application fee and submit the application form.
Download the application form for future reference.
Candidates appearing for the NDA exam must check the preparation tips from below.
Make a study plan to distribute time for all topics.
Go through the NDA exam pattern thoroughly before starting your preparations.
Practice previous year NDA question papers regularly.
Practice online mock tests for better time management.
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Yes, commerce stream aspirants can apply for the NDA exam.
Candidates between 16.5 to 19.5 years of age with essential educational qualifications can apply for the NDA exam.
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Pratham, at this point in time, all the entrance examinations have been postponed until further notice. While the exact dates have not been announced by the exam conducting authorities, we might have a clarity after April 15th because the lock down period would have been completed by then. Meanwhile please continue your preparation and watch out for any official press release.
Yes you can surely apply for NDA exam as you are eligible for the exam if you are in intermediate from open school and college.
The age limit for the exam is from 16.5 year to 19.5 year.
For more details you can refer the site :https://competition.careers360.com/articles/nda-eligibility-criteria
since you have studies in commerce stream of 12th course you are eligible to apply for NDA army wing, the eligibility criteria is candidates must pass or appearing in 12th exam from a recognized education board. you must also satisfy the age and physical standard criteria.
for air force and naval winds the candidates who passed 12th from science stream with physics and mathematics is eligible to apply.
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