NDA Application Form 2020 has been released by UPSC in online mode at upsconline.nic.in. The last date to fill application form of NDA 2020 is January 28, 2020 . NDA application form (1) has two parts. Candidates have to fill in basic information like name and contact details in Part 1 NDA registration process. Thereafter, candidates have to pay NDA 2020 application fee of Rs 100 (reserved candidates are exempt), choose exam centres, upload scanned images of photograph and signature, and agree to the declaration in Part 2. All the aspirants who want to fill NDA application form 2020 need to pass 12th in PCM except army wing; also there is a gender restriction. Only male candidates are eligible for NDA exam. Know the details like NDA eligibility, dates, fees, how to apply for NDA 2020 and etc.Latest: Direct Link to NDA 2020 registration - Click here
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NDA 2020 exam is conducted to fill 418 vacancies for the admission of candidates in National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA), to be finally recruited in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. The exam will be held twice - NDA (I) on April 19, 2020 and NDA (II) on September 6.
Go to the official website - upsc.gov.in
Click on the ‘Examination’ option on the menu bar
Select ‘Active Examinations’
Select NDA-I 2020
Click on the direct link of NDA application form
Proceed to fill Part-I first and then Part-II of the NDA 2020 application form.
Candidates can check NDA 2020 application form release dates in the table below. The exam dates of NDA 2020 have also been provided for reference.
NDA 2020 (I)
NDA 2020 (II)
January 8, 2020
June 10, 2020
Release of NDA application form 2020
Last date to submit NDA application form
January 28, 2020
June 30, 2020
Last date of fee payment online
Last date of offline fee payment
January 27, 2020
June 29, 2020
NDA Exam dates
April 19, 2020
September 6, 2020
Aadhar Card/ Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government
After UPSC has released the application form of NDA I 2020, candidates must first complete Part 1 and then Part 2 of the application. The process of filling NDA 2020 application form is summarized below in the image.
Go to the direct official NDA application link
Click on ‘Part-I Registration’ link
Step 1: Details of Candidates - Fill details like name (as recorded in matriculation/secondary examination certificate), gender, date of birth, parent’s name, nationality, marital status, community, fee remission (if applicable), educational qualification, address and email ID in the released NDA 1 Application Form. Check image for reference.
Step 2: Preferences -
Mark Army, Navy, Air Force and Naval Academy from 1 to 4, in order of their preference.
Mark it 0 in case of no preference.
Candidates from Sainik/ Military School or Son of JCO/ NCO/ Other Rank Officer have to enter relevant details.
Click on the ‘Continue’ button.
Step 3: Verify the Details -
Verify the details that were filled earlier.
To make changes, click on the ‘Update’ button else Click on the ‘I Agree’ button.
Step 4: Generation of registration ID –
Preview the details including name, father’s name, DOB, email ID and registration ID.
An email regarding the registration details will be sent to the registered email ID.
Candidates paying application fees offline have to print their pay-in-slip during this stage.
Next, print the filled NDA application form by clicking on the ‘Print Application Part-I’ tab.
Click on the ‘Part-II Registration’ option on the official direct link of NDA Application form 2020.
Enter registration number and date of birth and click on the ‘Submit’ button to fill Part-2 of NDA 2020 application form.
Step 1: Fee Payment - Pay the requisite NDA application fee either offline or online. The fee for general and OBC categories is Rs. 100 while SC/ ST candidates, sons of JCOs, NCOs, and ORs are exempted from paying the application fee.
NDA 2020 Registration Fees
General & OBC
SC, ST, Sons of JCOs, NCOs, and ORs
Online Payment Mode
Offline Payment Mode
Net banking, Credit/ Debit card
By cash (pay-in-slip) to be downloaded
Candidates paying their NDA 2020 application form fee offline must use 'Pay by Cash' option and print pay-in-slip generated by the system. Online payment can be done through net banking, credit/debit card. Offline payment is through cash at the nearest SBI branch. Candidates must click on "Pay by Cash" option for offline payment and download the challan to pay the fee.
Step 2: Selection of examination centre –
Candidates must fill in one choice of exam centre city.
Since centre allotment is on a first come first serve basis, they will be allotted other cities nearby if their choice of centres are full.
Step 3: Uploading scanned images of photograph and signature - The next step in NDA Registration 2020 is to upload the images of photo and signature. The preferred file size and format are given in the table.
File size and format for uploading images
20 - 300 KB
The process to upload photo and signature in NDA Application form 2020 can be checked from the image
Step 4: Declaration - Before final submission of NDA 2020 application form, candidates can use the "Print Preview" option to check their application details. They must click on "I have read Declaration and Agree" for final submission. To edit the details, they must click on "I Do not Agree".
To keep a reference for the future, candidates are advised to take a printout of NDA 2020 application form and the fee payment proof.
Candidates cannot correct the NDA 2020 application form after final submission of the form. They can however make the changes only if they have not submitted the application form. To make corrections in the NDA application form 2020, they must undertake the following steps.
NDA application can be rejected in the following cases -
1. Poor quality of photograph
2. Poor quality of signature image
3. If candidates have uploaded photograph in place of signature and vice versa
4. If candidates have uploaded just one image- photograph or signature.
5. If candidates have failed to click on "Final submit" of part-II NDA registration
6. In case, a candidate has paid the fee but was still unable to completely fill the application form.
7. If payment details are not received from banks, it would be treated as a fictitious payment case and applications will be rejected.
What to do if payment details are not received from bank?
A list of candidates whose payment details did not reach the Commission will be published under the name - fictitious fee list. Such candidates will have to submit documentary proof of fee payment to Under Secretary (NDA), UPSC, through post or by hand within 10 days of the release of the list. The list is expected to be released after a few days of the last date of application. After receiving a relevant proof, genuine fee payment cases will be re-accepted.
Candidates who have filled the application form of NDA 2020 and do not wish to appear for the exam will be provided with the facility to withdraw their applications a few days after January 28 which is the last date to fill NDA application form.
Note - Candidates must note that the application fee paid by them will not be refunded in case they withdraw their application of NDA.
Step 1: Visit UPSC official websiteStep 2: Click on NDA application to withdraw (after link is activated)Step 3: An OTP will be sent to email and mobileStep 4: Request for NDA 2020 withdrawal will be processed after validating OTPStep 5: After withdrawal request for NDA online 2020 application is accepted, candidates should print the receipt
Candidates who aspire to fill NDA application form 2020 must know the eligibility criteria of the exam. NDA eligibility criteria is based on age, educational qualification, nationality, and physical standards. Aspirants of age 16.5 to 19.5 years are eligible to apply. All candidates must have passed class 12. Candidates willing to apply for Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy need to have physics and mathematics as compulsory subjects in class 12 while those willing to enter the Army wing can be of any stream.
NDA Age Limit
NDA I 2020
16.5 to 19.5 years
Born between July 2, 2001, to July 1, 2004
NDA II 2020
Born between January 2, 2002, to January 1, 2005
Educational Qualification - Class 12. Physics and Mathematics mandatory for Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.
The written examination of NDA 2020 will be conducted in 41 cities of various states across the country. Candidates can enter their preferences of NDA exam centres while filling the application form of NDA 2020. Some of the major cities where NDA 2020 written exam will be conducted are listed below. Click on the link above to get the complete list of NDA 2020 exam centres.
UPSC will issue the admit card of NDA 2020 tentatively by March 30. Only candidates who have successfully filled NDA application form 2020 will be able to download the NDA admit card 2020. Candidates will have to log in using their registration number/ roll number and date of birth to download it. NDA admit card will contain personal details about the candidate like name, roll number, category, etc. and important exam details like date of the examination, reporting time, and venue address.
1. Candidates who wants to ensure their selection in NDA 2020 exam exam should know NDA exam pattern thoroughly.
2. After knowing the pattern applicants should cram NDA syllabus religiously so that they don't miss any important topics before appearing in exam.
3. Solve Previous year papers of NDA as many a times questions are repeated in exam.
4. Try to attempt mock test before appearing in exam.
You can only apply for Army Wing only. For Naval Wing and Air Force it is mandatory that you are from maths & science stream.
The last date to apply for NDA 2020 is January 28. However, you must take the printout for the cash payment a day early and ensure the payment is done by January 27.
The application form is available till January 28, 2020 on its official website (upsc.gov.in).
Click on the “I Understand the risk (Mozilla) or Advanced (Google Chrome)” options and proceed to fill Part-II of the application form.
No, girls are not eligible to appear for NDA entrance examination.
If your fee payment fails, you can try again. In case it has been paid multiple times, no refund will be made by UPSC. For this, you will have to contact the concerned bank.
You will be sent a rejection notice on the registered mobile number and/or email ID.
If you are paying in online mode you will get a receipt on your registered contact details and if you pay offline by cash, you will have to print a pay-in-slip that you can make copies of.
Corrections will be allowed only if you have not clicked the final submit for the application form.
No. Students must have completed class 12 or are awaiting their results to be eligible to fill the NDA application form. Students other than PCM will be eligible for the Army wing only.
There is no pass percentage specified for NDA registration. Students need to have passed class 12 and must be within the permissible age limits.
No. To apply for NDA exam, there is no such criteria. You have to pass class 12.
As per NDA selection process applicants have to first appear for written test followed by SSB and Medicial round.
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You require minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, chemistry and Maths as a eligibility criteria in order to appear in the NDA exam. THERE IS NO MINIMUM MARKS REQUIRED FOR NDA. U JUST NEED TO PASS IN CLASS 12TH.
The documents required while filling the online application form are enlisted below
Here is the link for NDA 2020.You can find the important information
Yes you can apply for NDA while appearing in class 12th.
And your age must be in between 16.5 to 19.5.
Best of luck.
The cutoff varies over the years and each subject a candidate needs to score minimum 25% marks in the exam, the cutoff for the previous years is as follows
338 (With at least 25 % marks in each subject)
325 (With at least 25 % marks in each subject)
342 (With 25 % in each subject)
258 (With 25% in each subject)
288 (With 25 % in each subject)
229 (With at least 20% marks in each subject)
306 (With at least 30% marks in each Subject)
269 (With 25% in each subject)
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