NDA Exam Centres 2020
Updated on Dec 30, 2019 - 10:51 a.m. IST by Team Careers360

NDA Exam Centre 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) mentions the lists of NDA 2020 exam centres in its official notification. NDA exam centres are the venues wherein the exam would be held. NDA 2020 exam will be conducted across 41 exam centres in 30 States and Union Territories of the country. The exam centres will be allotted to candidates on the basis of the centres selected at the time of filling the application form. It is to be kept in mind that there is a ceiling on the number of candidates alloted to each NDA exam centres except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Allotment to each centre will be on first-apply-first-allot basis. NDA exam is conducted twice a year, NDA (I) and NDA (II) in April 19 and September 6 respectively. Candidates are encouraged to fill the NDA 2020 application early so that they get an exam centre of NDA 2020 of their choice. Candidates can find the allotment details of NDA exam centre 2020 on their respective admit cards. NDA 2020 exam centres once allotted cannot be changed under any circumstances. To know the list of NDA exam centres 2020, go through the article below.
Latest: NDA Application Form 2020 begins on Jan 8

What is NDA?

It is to be noted that National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) examination is conducted for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force. Candidates who are between 16.5 to 19.5 years of age can apply for NDA 2020 exam. The selection process of NDA exam comprises of two stages – written and Service Selection Board (SSB) interview. Candidates must be physically fit according to the physical standards mentioned in the guidelines of the official notification.

NDA 2020 Exam Centres


States /UT



Andaman and Nicobar

Port Blair


Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam, Tirupati


Arunachal Pradesh




Dispur, Jorhat











Delhi and New Delhi









Himachal Pradesh



Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Srinagar






Bengaluru, Dharwad



Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram


Madhya Pradesh




Mumbai, Nagpur















Cuttack, Sambalpur



Jaipur, Udaipur





Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Madurai








Uttar Pradesh

Bareilly, Lucknow, Prayagraj (Allahabad)





West Bengal


NDA Exam Centres 2020- Important Points to Note

  • Candidates are required to opt for three NDA exam centres while filling the application form.

  • Allotment to each NDA exam centres will be on first-apply-first-allot basis.

  • Applicants need to keep in mind that there is a ceiling on the number of candidates alloted to each centres for NDA 2020 except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Hence, they must fill the application form as early as possible to get a centre of their choice.

  • Applicants must select test cities for NDA 2020 exam centres wisely keeping in mind several factors like distance from their home, feasibility in transport, traffic jams and weather conditions.

  • UPSC also reserves the right to change the applicant’s choice of NDA 2020 centres at their discretion if the situation demands.

  • Details about the exam centres of NDA 2020 exam will be mentioned in the admit card of candidates.

  • If any candidate appears at NDA 2020 examination centre other than the one indicated in the e-admit card, their papers will not be evaluated and their candidature to the NDA examination 2020 will be cancelled.

  • Exam centres of NDA 2020 once allotted cannot be changed under any circumstances.

  • If possible, applicants should visit the 2020 NDA exam centres one day before the exam date to have an idea of the route, traffic and to avoid last-minute confusions.

  • Candidates must carefully read and adhere to all the instructions printed on the admit card regarding the NDA exam centres 2020.

NDA 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

  • Candidates must reach their allotted NDA exam centres 2020 at least 1 hour in advance.

  • Applicants should carry a good quality print of their NDA 2020 e-admit card. Candidates will NOT be allowed to appear in the exam without their admit card.

  • Applicants also need to carry any one valid photo ID in original- PAN card/ driving license/ voter id/ passport/ aadhaar card/aadhaar enrolment receipt/ ration card to the NDA 2020 exam centres.

  • Phone/ microphone/ pager, calculator, camera, tape recorder, any metallic item or electronic gadgets etc. are not allowed in the examination room/ hall.

NDA Application Form 2020

UPSC has released the NDA (I) application form 2020 on January 8 with the notification. The last date to apply online for NDA 2020 is January 28. Candidates need to apply for the NDA 2020 examination in two parts. In part-I, the basic details like name, address, academic details etc of an aspirant are registered. While in part-II, scanned photograph and signature of the candidate is to be uploaded in the pre-defined format and online payment is made accordingly. The candidates whose application is successfully filled will be issued an admit card for NDA 2020 (I) to be held on April 19, 2020. The print out of the application form and the payment receipt is to be kept for further reference.

NDA 2020 Admit Card

Candidates who have successfully applied can download their admit card of NDA 2020 in online mode tentatively from March 29. The last date to download the NDA admit card is April 19. To download the admit card of NDA, candidates have to provide their registration id/ roll number and date of birth in the login window of the commission. The admit card of UPSC NDA 2020 contains the details related to the candidate and the examination. Alongwith a good print of the NDA 2020 admit card, a candidate must carry a valid photo ID proof on the date of examination.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NDA Exam Centres 2020

Question: What do I need to carry to my NDA exam centre?


The following items are allowed entry to an NDA exam centre: E-admit card downloaded from UPSC website, a valid photo ID proof in original, black pen, hardboard/ clipboard with no markings on it.

Question: Is there only one NDA exam centre in each particular city?


There can be many exam centres in a  particular city depending on the number of candidates appearing from that city. But aspirants are advised to apply as early as possible to make sure they are allotted a centre of their choice. 

Question: Can the exam centre allotted for NDA be changed?


Exam centres once allotted cannot be changed under any circumstances. Candidates while filling their application form are made to choose three centres of their choice. Among the chosen three centres, one centre is allotted to the candidate for appearing the exam on the given date. Aspirants are advised to give sufficient time on the day of exam for their commute so that they reach the allotted centre on time.

Question: How do I know my NDA exam centre?


The address of the NDA 2020 exam centre with a pin code will be mentioned in the e-admit card downloaded by you.

Question: Will I be reimbursed travelling expenses to the exam centre?


Candidates appearing for SSB interview for the first time for a particular type of Commission i.e. Permanent or Short Service, shall be entitled for AC III Tier to and fro railway fare or bus fare including reservation cum sleeper charges within the Indian limits. Candidates who apply again for the same type of Commission will not be entitled to travelling allowance on any subsequent occasion. 

Question: When will the notification for NDA 2020 be out?


The official notification for NDA 2020 will be available from January 8, 2020 on the UPSC website, upsconline.nic.in.

Question: When will the application for NDA 2020 start?


The NDA application form 2020 will start from January 8 to Jan 28, 2020

Question: What if there are any errors in NDA 2020 admit card?


Candidates whose admit cards are not available at the website or there are errors in name, date of birth, father’s and mother’s name etc should immediately contact the facilitation counter of UPSC. While reporting for any issue, candidates need to provide the name and year of examination, their name, roll number (if received), registration id and postal address as given in the application in all correspondences to UPSC.

The contact details of UPSC are given below.
Union Public Service Commission
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi - 110069

Question: Are there any ailments that are accepted for the selection to NDA 2020?


UPSC recommended the following minor ailments: Ear Wax, Deviated Nasal Septum, Hydrocele/ Phimosis, Overweight/ Underweight, Undersized Chest, Piles, Gynaecomastia, Tonsillitis, Varicocele

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can i give nda in class 11th if my present age is fulfilling the nda age criteria

Aishwarya Kadam 18th Jan, 2020


As a 11th standard student you are not eligible for NDA exam as the candidate must have passed or must be appearing for the 12th standard exams from any recognized board. It is important as you will be required to produce the proof for passing the 10+2 in the month of December 2020.

You can check the eligibility criteria on the link given below:


Hope this addresses


Hii,I am a student of standard 11. Please,give me complete information about NDA exam. How to registered? How many phase of exam? Exam date ,etc. Also give me Syllabus

Sanjay Khandelwal 16th Jan, 2020
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.

nda current affairs syllabus 2020

Pankhuri Kumari 16th Jan, 2020
Dear Student!
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.
Good luck!

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?

tarun kumar 16th Jan, 2020

Here is the full details for health conditions:

Visual Standard

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)
6/12,  6/12 6/6,  6/6 -1.5 +1.5 III I
CDSE 6/12,  6/12 6/6,  6/6 -1.5 +1.5 III I
AVIATION 6/6,  6/9 6/6,  6/6 -.75 +1.5 III I
10+2 (B.Tech) 6/6,  6/9 6/6,  6/6 -.75 +1.5 III I
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
MUSICIAN 6/60,  6/60 6/6,  6/12 -3.5 +3.5 II III

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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