NDA Selection Process 2020 - Written Exam & Interview
NDA Selection Process 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam and also prescribes the selection process of NDA 2020. NDA is conducted for admission of 12 passed candidates into Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). The NDA 2020 Selection Process has two stages - Written exam and SSB Interview. Candidates appearing for NDA 2020 will have to first appear for the written exam of NDA. On the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the written exam, they will be shortlisted for SSB Interview. As per NDA selection Process 2020, the SSB Interview comprises of 2 stages in itself - I and II. Candidates will have qualify both the stages of SSB Interview to be eligible for the recruitment.
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As per official calendar of UPSC, NDA 2020 exam was scheduled to be conducted on April 19, 2020, in offline mode across various exam centres allotted by the exam commission body, but has now been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both NDA 1 & 2 exam will be conducted on September 06, 2020.
NDA 2020 Selection Process Stages
The selection process of NDA 2020 involves the following stages:
NDA Selection Process 2020 - Written Exam
The written exam consists of 2 papers – Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). During the written exam of the NDA selection process 2020, candidates will get 2 ½ hours to answer each paper and the total marks allotted will be 900 marks. In mathematics, the questions will be based Algebra, Matrices and determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical geometry of two and three dimensions, differential calculus etc. On the other hand, the GAT paper will comprise of question from English, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events. Candidates will have score the minimum cut off marks prescribed by UPSC to qualify and be eligible for the SSB interview. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the marks they score.
NDA 2020 Selection Process - SSB Interview
The SSB interview is elimination is nature and is the toughest part of the whole selection process of NDA 2020. Candidates qualifying the written exam can appear for the SSB. It is designed to analyse the candidate in & out. The selection process of SSB Interview is also divided into 2 stages. In stage I of the selection process NDA 2020 for SSB Interview, candidates have to appear for Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) test which is Picture Perception * Description Test (PP&DT). Candidates qualifying stage I will be eligible to appear for stage II of SSB interview. Stage II has Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. Stage II tests will be conducted for 4 days. Candidates who qualify both the stages of NDA 2020 selection process of SSB Interview will be eligible for final recruitment.
Day wise SSB Interview
Picture Perception* test and Description Test
Group Testing Officer’s Task
What are the documents required during the NDA 2020 Selection Process - SSB Interview
Candidates appearing in the SSB interview will have to carry their original certificates along with one photocopy of the following documents:
Original 10th pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth
Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification
Caste certificate if belonging to SC, ST, OBC etc
One photo identity and address proof
Nivaas Pramaan Patra (Address Proof)
NDA Selection Process 2020 – Final Merit List
To get acquainted in Army/Navy/Naval Academy and Air Force through NDA, candidates need to secure the minimum NDA cut off 2019 marks prescribed UPSC, Candidates to score the cut off separately in written exam as well as the SSB Interview.
Candidates will have to separately qualify for Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) if they have been selected for Indian Air Force.
Candidate's final selection will be done as per the vacancies subjected to their NDA eligibility, medical fitness and merit-cum-preference of candidates.
NDA Selection Procedure 2020 – Reasons for candidate’s disqualification
Those candidates were previously selected and were then removed due to lack of officer-like qualities or on disciplinary grounds will not be selected.
Candidates who were withdrawn previously from NDA/NA on medical grounds or left the training voluntarily will be eligible for admission only if they qualify the medical fitness test.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NDA Selection Process 2020 - Written Exam & Interview
Question: How many times a candidate can apply for the SSB interview?
Candidates can appear in the SSB interview up to their permissible age limit.
Question: What if I didn’t receive the call letter of SSB interview?
If you have qualified the written examination of the NDA 2020 selection process you will surely receive the call letter and in case you don’t receive it, you must contact the exam conducting authority at the earliest.
Question: What if I am not able to appear in the SSB interview on the said date due to some problem and want to reschedule my SSB interview date?
Yes, you can reschedule the date of your SSB interview by writing/calling the concerned department and explaining your problem.
Question: Who will bear the boarding and lodging charges during my stay while the SSB interview?
During your SSB interview of the NDA selection process 2020 you will have to stay at the Selection Centre and the charges will be on the NDA exam conducting body. Train charges upto AC 3 tier and government bus charges from your home to the SSB centre will also be given by the conducting authority.
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How to start preparing for NDA from class 12th?? Please reply...
NDA stands for National Defense Academy . It is one of the reputed and well sorted career for those who want to make his or her career in the field of Army, Airforce and Navy. The exam basic consist of three stages,
- written exam
-Interview or SSB
You need to prepare for the first two. There are multiple online coaching that teaches NDA relevant course . You can go for Unacademy for amxing content. Gradeup is also very good in terms of preperation .
You can also follow certain YouTube channel to master the tips and tricks to clear the written exam as well as SSB.
HOPE that helps.
what are the government exams for girls age 16-17 in class 11-12th standard (like for boys their is NDA that can be given in this age and class)?
If you are aspiring to join in Defence after class 12th then Indian Army B.Sc Nursing is the entrance exam for you. The eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have passed 10+2 with Biology, Physics and Chemistry from a recognized board. The minimum height required is 152 CMS. To check the details use the link below
To join in other armed forces like Indian Navy, Indian Air Force including Indian Army you must at least passed 3 year bachelor's degree or B.E/B.Tech or LAW from recognized board. If you are aspiring to appear for other government exams then you may consider appearing for
- SSC CHSL
- SSC MTS
- SSC Stenographer Group C and Group D
- State Police Constable
- State level Postal Recruitment
- Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
- State level Public Commission Service
How many cadets get selected for NDA from Tripura till date ?
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This is a confidential information which is not provided to the citizen of country. It may be harmful for national security!!!
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can I apply to the NDA after BTech?
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Below I have mentioned the eligibility criteria for NDA 2021:
Should be an Indian national
The candidate should be an Unmarried male
Minimum education qualification required for NDA is 10+2 (Army), 10+2 with Physics and Maths (Air Force & Navy)
Candidates should fall in the age group of 16.5 and 19.5 years
So by the time you complete your B.Tech you would have crossed the maximum age and would not be an eligible candidate. So I would suggest you to try now itself.
Hope this helps
I am born on 10 Nov 2003.Am I be able to appear in the NDA(1) and NDA(2) exam in 2022
- For NDA 2, candidates must have born not earlier than January 2, 2003, and not later than January 1, 2006.
- For NDA 1, candidates should be born not earlier than July 2, 2002 and not later than July 1, 2005.
This is the age limit as per the previous years statistics.Moreover NDA exam considers the date of birth as mentioned in 10+2 board exam certificates.
Hope it helps!!