NDA Application Form 2020
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 - 4:11 p.m. IST by Aayushi madavi
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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.
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NDA Official Notification 2020-Download Here

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.

Highlights of NDA Application Form 2020

  • Once UPSC has released the application form of NDA (I) on January 8, candidates have to first fill the basic details in Part 1.
  • Only if they successfully fill the Part 1 of the form, they can move on to fill the Part 2 of the NDA 2020 application form.
  • Care should be taken to avoid mistakes as no correction of the NDA application form 2020 is allowed after submission.
  • Except for Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur, a ceiling will be imposed on the number of students per exam centre. So it is advisable to fill the application form of NDA 2020 as allotment of exam centre is on a first come first serve basis.
  • Once part 1 of the NDA 2020 application form is filled and submitted, a registration number and password will be generated. This will be sent by Email and SMS and must be used to login and fill part 2 of the application form of NDA.
  • Candidates must select at least one preference from Army, Navy, AFA or Naval Academy in the order of choice. They can also opt for all in the order of preference. If they have none, they must mark it as "0".
  • It is advisable to avoid submitting multiple application forms. However, if any candidate has submitted multiple forms, the application with the highest Registration ID number will be considered if it is complete in all respects. The commission also will consider the NDA application form 2020 with the higher RID. However, fee paid for earlier applications will not be refunded.
  • Candidates not wishing to appear for the exam can withdraw their applications within a specified time. However, they will not be refunded the NDA application fee already paid.

How to Fill NDA 2020 Application Form?

  1. Go to the official website - upsc.gov.in

  2. Click on the ‘Examination’ option on the menu bar

  3. Select ‘Active Examinations’

  4. Select NDA-I 2020

  5. Click on the direct link of NDA application form

  6. Proceed to fill Part-I first and then Part-II of the NDA 2020 application form.

NDA Application Form 2020 - Important Dates

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 Important Dates

Events

NDA 2020 (I)

NDA 2020 (II)

NDA notification

January 8, 2020

June 10, 2020

Release of NDA application form 2020

January 8, 2020

June 10, 2020

Last date to submit NDA application form

January 28, 2020

June 30, 2020

Last date of fee payment online

January 28, 2020

June 30, 2020

Last date of offline fee payment

January 27, 2020

June 29, 2020

NDA Exam dates

April 19, 2020

September 6, 2020

Documents to upload with NDA 2020 Application Form

Scanned Images/ DocumentsFile Size and FormatInstructions
Photograph (to be uploaded)20 to 300 KB in JPG formatPhotograph must be recent with white background
Signature (To be uploaded)Signature must not be in capitals and must be in blue/black ink
Photo Identity Document (PID) To be uploaded20 to 300 KB in pdf formatAny one should be uploaded -

Aadhar Card/ Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government

Debit/Credit Card/ Net Banking DetailsRequired during payment of NDA application fee
Class 10 marksheetDetails needed to be entered in NDA Part II application form

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Steps to Fill NDA Application Form 2020

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.

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NDA 2020 Registration (Part I)

  • Go to the direct official NDA application link

  • Click on ‘Part-I Registration’ link

NDA Registration 2020 - Part I

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NDA Registration 2020 - Part 2

  • 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.

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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

Rs. 100

No Fee

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.

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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.

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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

Images

File size

Format

Photograph

20 - 300 KB

JPG Format

Signature

Photo IDPDF Format


The process to upload photo and signature in NDA Application form 2020 can be checked from the image

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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".

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What after NDA Application Form 2020?

To keep a reference for the future, candidates are advised to take a printout of NDA 2020 application form and the fee payment proof.

Corrections in NDA 2020 Application Form

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.

  • Use the "Update" button provided before the final submit.
  • Check the details and make the corrections
  • Agree to the declaration and click on the "Final Submit" button.

Reasons for Rejection of NDA Application Form 2020

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.

NDA 2020 Application Form - Withdrawal Facility

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.

How to withdraw NDA application form

Step 1: Visit UPSC official website
Step 2: Click on NDA application to withdraw (after link is activated)
Step 3: An OTP will be sent to email and mobile
Step 4: Request for NDA 2020 withdrawal will be processed after validating OTP
Step 5: After withdrawal request for NDA online 2020 application is accepted, candidates should print the receipt

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2020

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

16.5 to 19.5 years

Born between January 2, 2002, to January 1, 2005


Nationality - Indian, a subject of Nepal, a subject of Bhutan, a Tibetan refugee (under certain conditions), and a Person of Indian Origin (PIO, under certain conditions).


Educational Qualification - Class 12. Physics and Mathematics mandatory for Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.

NDA 2020 Exam Centres

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.

Agartala

Ahmedabad

Aizawl

Bengaluru

Bareilly

Bhopal

Chandigarh

Chennai

Cuttack

Dehradun

Delhi

Dispur

Hyderabad

Jaipur

Mumbai

NDA Admit Card 2020

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.

How to Prepare for NDA

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.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NDA Application Form 2020

Question: I am a commerce student. Can I apply for NDA examination?

Answer:

You can only apply for Army Wing only. For Naval Wing and Air Force it is mandatory that you are from maths & science stream.

Question: What is the last date to apply for NDA 2020 if I opt to pay through offline mode?

Answer:

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.

Question: How can I access the application form?

Answer:

The application form is available till January 28, 2020 on its official website (upsc.gov.in).

Question: How should I proceed with Part-II if an alert/message is displayed stating that the security certificate is unsafe/untrusted?

Answer:

Click on the “I Understand the risk (Mozilla) or Advanced (Google Chrome)” options and proceed to fill Part-II of the application form.

Question: Can girls apply for NDA?

Answer:

No, girls are not eligible to appear for NDA entrance examination.

Question: What happens if my NDA application fee payment fails?

Answer:

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.

Question: How would I know that my NDA application form has been rejected?

Answer:

You will be sent a rejection notice on the registered mobile number and/or email ID.

Question: Will I get a payment receipt or proof after paying NDA application fee?

Answer:

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.

Question: How can I change incorrect details in my NDA application form?

Answer:

Corrections will be allowed only if you have not clicked the final submit for the application form.

Question: Can class 11 student give NDA exam?

Answer:

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.

Question: What is the percentage required to fill UPSC NDA form?

Answer:

There is no pass percentage specified for NDA registration. Students need to have passed class 12 and must be within the permissible age limits.

Question: Do class 12 marks matter for NDA exam?

Answer:

No. To apply for NDA exam, there is no such criteria. You have to pass class 12.

Question: What is selection process of NDA

Answer:

As per NDA selection process applicants have to first appear for written test followed by SSB and Medicial round.

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NDA Exam is conducted by UPSC for selecting candidates for indian army, Navy and AirForce. You can only apply after 12th, if you are from commerce background then you can only apply for indian army, if you are from science background in 10+2 then you can apply for all three, yearly exam is conducted twice. You can register at website of upsc official site. 3phases are there , first is written test after you qualify that you will be called for ssb interview after you qualify that you will have to undergo medicals, once you clear all three a merit list is prepared and you will be called for joining the academy. Exam dates will be given in notification. Syllabus is maths, English and general awarness. For detailed you can have in notification, usually it is of 10+2 level.
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Pankhuri Kumari 16th Jan, 2020
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NDA has not given syllabus norms as such for Current Affairs. Current affairs itself means the recent happenings going around in the world. So, as a matter of fact, tou can prepare for topics such as important dates, important and current happening in India and around the world, prominent personalities, geography, history, and basic science as a whole, and basic knowledge about Indian armed forces. Hope this helps.
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i have hypermetropia with a corrected vision using 3.5D corrective glasses(cylindrical or spherical matters?). am I eligible for SSB medical test for vision?

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Entry Uncorrected Vision Corrected Vision Limits of Myopias Limits of Hypermetropia Binocular Vision Colour Perception
NDA 6/6,  6/9 6/6,  6/6 -.75 +1.5 III I
GS (X)
HYDRO
6/12,  6/12 6/6,  6/6 -1.5 +1.5 III I
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NAIC 6/60,  6/60 6/6,  6/12 -3.5 +3.5 III II
LAW 6/60,  6/60 6/6,  6/12 -3.5 +3.5 II III
EDU 6/60,  6/60 6/6,  6/12 -3.5 +3.5 II III
LOG 6/60,  6/60 6/6,  6/12 -3.5 +3.5 II III
IT 6/60,  6/60 6/6,  6/12 -3.5 +3.5 II III
ATC 6/9,  6/9 6/6,  6/6 -.75 +3.0 III II
TECH 6/24,  6/24 6/6,  6/6 -3.5 +3.5 III II
NCC 6/12,  6/12 6/6,  6/6 -1.5 +1.5 III I
NA 6/60,  6/60 6/12,  6/12 -3.5 +3.5 III II
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hello, I am 12th PCB student can i go in defence without give nda. please tell me about any exam in officer ranking

Vikas gehlot 15th Jan, 2020

If you want to go into defence services as an officer just after class 12th then the only option is to appear for National defence academy exam and qualify the SSB interviewthe qualification is you need to have physics as your subject in class 12th and mathematics if you are applying for airforce and navy.

Other option is technical entry scheme in which you need to have physics chemistry and mathematics for subject in class 12th.

if you wish to join defence forces as an officer after your graduation then there are multiple entry option technical entry , general entry by cdse.


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hello, I am 12th PCB student can i go in defence without give nda. please tell me about any exam in officer ranking

Shubham Dhane 15th Jan, 2020
Hello,

No, you cannot appear for NDA as you have not fulfilled the eligibility criteria.To be eligible a candidate must have passed 10+2 with Mathematics, physics, chemistry and English as compulsory subjects from a recognised board or university.
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