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

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


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.


NDA 2020 Registration (Part I)

  • Go to the direct official NDA application link

  • Click on ‘Part-I Registration’ link

NDA Registration 2020 - Part I


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.


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.


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.


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


File size



20 - 300 KB

JPG Format


Photo IDPDF Format

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".

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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.
















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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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

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


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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

Question: What is selection process of NDA


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

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aggregate 60% for nda means each subject have to get 60+marks ?

Dhameer Bhatia Student Expert 21st Feb, 2020

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.


documents for 12 th students apply NDA form?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 20th Feb, 2020


The documents required while filling the online application form are enlisted below

  • Class 10 marksheet
  • Adhaar card
  • Scanned image of passport size photograph
  • Scanned image of singnature
  • Valid email ID
  • Phone number
  • Credit card or debit card details.

Here is the link for NDA 2020.You can find the important information



Mai abhi 11th class Mai hu lekin Mai iss saal 12th me chala jaunga can I apply nda


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.

Thank you.


can you give me sample papers of NDA

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Feb, 2020

You can get nda previous year papers by visiting the following link-

nda me passing mark kitana hota hai first exam me

Vikas gehlot 18th Feb, 2020

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




2019 342(With at least 25 % marks in each subject) To be announced


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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