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UPSC NDA 1 2022 - Union Public Service Commission has begun the UPSC NDA 1 2022 application facility online on January 18, 2022. Candidates can able to withdraw their UPSC NDA application form 2022 till January 24 (6 pm). UPSC has closed the NDA 1 application form 2022 in online mode on January 11, 2022. Those who meet the NDA eligibility criteria had to fill the UPSC NDA application form at the UPSC official website. NDA 1 2022 notification has been released along with the application form.
As per the NDA eligibility criteria 2022, all 12th passed candidates between 16.5 to 19.5 years can apply for the NDA 2022 exam. The application form of NDA exam 2022 is filled in two parts - Registration Part 1 and Part 2. General category applicants need to pay the application fee of Rs. 100/-. However, SC/ST and other reserved category candidates are exempted from paying the NDA application fee.
What is NDA exam?
The NDA exam is twice every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in April and September. The NDA recruitment exam 2022 is conducted to induct eligible and qualified applicants as officers in the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. All class 12th passed from a recognised board between the age group of 16.5 to 19.5 years. Those who given the standard 12th exam and are awaiting result are also eligible to appear for the NDA 2022 exam.
The NDA 2022 recruitment process as has two stages - written exam and SSB interview. The NDA written exam has two papers one of elementary mathematics and the other of general aptitude test (GAT). Both the NDA 2022 papers are conducted in offline mode.
Candidates clearing the written exam will be eligible to appear for the Service Selection Board (SSB) interview which is 5 day process in which applicants are tested on various parameters to confirm their final candidature before the induction.
On clearing the NDA 2022 recruitment process applicants than have to undergo intensive training for the defence service they are selected for before they are deputed to their respective services.
What is the full form of NDA?
The full form of the NDA exam is National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination. But it is commonly known and referred to as the NDA exam or UPSC NDA exam. The objective of the NDA exam is to recruit eligible and qualified candidates as officers of the defence safety and security of the country.
Candidates preparing for NDA 2022 can check the NDA question papers 2022 for their effective preparations. NDA selection process comprises a written exam followed by an SSB interview and medical examination. NDA 2022 written exam comprises two papers - Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). The duration of each test is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The maximum marks allotted to the written exam is 900. Candidates who clear the written exam will be called for an SSB interview.
What's new in the UPSC IAS exam?
In a recent judgement, Supreme Court has allowed women candidates to also apply for the NDA exam.
|Year||National Defence Academy (NDA)||Indian Naval Academy (NA) (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)||Total|
|NDA I 2022||370||30||400|
|NDA I 2021||370||30||400|
|NDA II 2021||370||43||413|
|NDA I 2020||370||48||418|
|NDA II 2019||370||45||415|
|NDA I 2019||342||50||392|
|NDA II 2018||339||44||383|
|NDA I 2018||360||55||415|
|NDA II 2017||335||55||390|
|NDA I 2017||335||55||390|
Previous year NDA stats
|Year||Applicants applied for NDA exam|
Candidates appeared for NDA exam
|2019 - II||3,69,979||2,70,527|
|2019 - I||4,62,921||2,97,685|
|2018 - II||3,48,785||2,40,576|
|2018 - I||4,50,641||2,94,688|
|2017 - II||3,44,202||2,32,120|
|2017 - I||4,16,961||2,68,012|
|2016 - II||4,23,064||2,86,511|
|2016 - I||5,03,062||3,05,146|
|2015 - II||4,13,867||2,83,001|
|2015 - I||5,07,576||3,11,279|
UPSC Contact Details
If candidates face any problem with any aspect of the UPSC IAS exam, they can get in touch with the Union Public Service Commission at the following address, phone number and email.
UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069
Facilitation Counter : 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
NDA 2022 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination|
|Short Exam Name||NDA|
|Conducting Body||Union Public Service Commission|
|Frequency of Conduct||2 times a year|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||100 Rs [Online] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||5 Hours|
|Number of Seats||400 Seats|
NDA 2022 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
18 Jan, 2022 - 24 Jan, 2022
Application withdrawal | Mode: Online Ongoing
10 Apr, 2022
Exam | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
22 Dec, 2021 - 11 Jan, 2022
Application | Mode: Online
22 Dec, 2021
Advertisement | Mode: Online
The Union Public Service Commission prescribes the NDA eligibility criteria 2022 in the official notification. Candidates should check the NDA 2022 eligibility before filling the NDA examination form. NDA exam 2022 eligibility criteria comprise various factors like Nationality, age limit, educational qualification, marital status, and others. Candidates can check more details about NDA eligibility from the table given below.
NDA Eligibility Criteria 2022
1. A Citizen of India
2. A subject of Nepal
3. A subject of Bhutan
4. A Tibetan refugee who moved to India, before January 1, 1962, with the intention of settling here permanently
5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from the below-specified countries, with the intention of permanently settling in India.
16.5 to 19.5 years for all categories, i.e. there is no age relaxation in the NDA exam
|For Indian Army - Passed Class 12 from State Education Board or a University |
For Air Force and Naval - Passed 12th class with Physics and Mathematics from State Education Board or a University
Male and Female
For Army, Navy, and Naval Academy - 157 cm (minimum)
For Air Force - 162.5 cm (minimum)
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
UPSC has started the NDA 1 2022 application withdrawal facility on January 18 online on the official website. UPSC closed the NDA 1 application form 2022 on January 11, 2022. Candidates who wish to appear for the NDA 2022 exam had to fill the UPSC application form 2022 in online mode in two parts - Registration part 1 and Registration part 2. NDA 2022 application Part 1 comprises filling basic details like category, father's name, mother’s name, date of birth, and others. After successful registration candidates receive the NDA application number on their registered mobile number and email id.
After completing registration part 1, candidates need to log in with their application number and date of birth to complete part 2 of the NDA application process. In NDA registration part 2 candidates need to fill in the education qualification, communication details, and other information. After entering in all the details, applicants have to upload the signature and photograph as per the specifications. Candidates also need to upload one valid photo ID proof. After submitting all the details, they had to pay the application fee Rs 100 is required to submit the application form successfully.
Details and Documents Required To Fill NDA Application Form 2022
- Scanned image of the photograph
- Aadhar Card
- Credit/Debit Card details
- Valid email ID
- Active mobile number
- Class 10th mark sheet
Steps To Fill NDA Application Form 2022 online
Step 1 - Go to the NDA official website - upsc.gov.in
Step 2 - Go to the What's New section on the home page.
Look for the “Exam Notification: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination, 2022” link and click on it.
Step 3 - A new window will open and the NDA Examination, 2022 notification PDF link and NDA application 2022 link will displayed.
Step 4 - Download the NDA notification 2022.
Step 5 - To fill the NDA 2022 application form, press Click here link.
NDA application page details
Registration Part 1 link
Registration Part 2 link
Step 6 - Click on the NDA exam 2022 part 1 registration link, read the instructions on how to fill the online NDA application form 2022 and press the “Yes” button.
Step 7 - Fill the details asked in Part 1 Registration form. And press the “Continue” button.
NDA exam form part 1
Date of birth
Persons with Benchmark Disability
Fee Remission Allowed
Degree Subject in Graduation
Step 8 - Now fill the NDA service preference order by numbering them between 1 to 4. And other details.
Step 9 - Preview the details filled in NDA form part 1. And click on the Submit button. A registration slip will be generated.
Step 10 - Now click on the NDA Part 2 registration link. A new pop up screen will open, enter the NDA 2022 Registration ID, date of birth and captcha and press the submit button.
Step 11 - Pay the NDA application fee either in online or offline mode as per your convenience. After paying the form fee click on the “Continue” button.
NDA 2022 application fee
NDA application fee
General/ OBC/ EWS
SC, ST, Sons of JCOs, NCOs, and ORs
Step 12 - Select the NDA 2022 exam centre
Step 13 - Upload the documents and images required to complete the NDA application process
Upload the relevant images and documents as asked by the UPSC in jpg/ jpeg format. And photo identity card in PDF format in the dimension specified by the Commission.
NDA Scanned Images dimensions
Scanned Images/ Documents
File Size and Format
20 to 300 KB in JPG format
Photograph must be recent with white background
Signature must not be in capitals and use blue/ black ink
Photo Identity Document (PID)
20 to 300 KB in pdf format
Any one should be uploaded -
Voter Card/ Aadhar Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/ Central Government
Step 14 - Before final submission of NDA 2022 application form , use the "Print Preview" option to check the application details. Click on "I have read Declaration and Agree" for the final submission. To edit, click on "I Do not Agree".
NDA Application Form 2022: Withdrawal Process
Visit the official UPSC website - upsc.gov.in
Now click on the What's New section for NDA 2022 application form
Click on the button which states, " Withdrawal of Application: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2022 application form.
Read the withdrawal instructions and click on the "yes" button
Enter the NDA 2022 registration id and press the continue tab
Fill the following information
Date of birth
Name of the candidate
Choose the NDA form withdrawal option and press Agree button.
When Agree button is pressed, the NDA application form 2022 will be withdrawn.
Note - In case of any query, candidates can contact the UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate C of its campus in person or over telephone number 011-23385271/ 011-23381125/ 011-23098543.
|General, OBC||Offline, Online||Male||₹ 100|
NDA Paper 1 Syllabus
|Concept of set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams|
|De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation|
|Representation of real numbers on a line|
|Complex numbers-basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity|
|Binary system of numbers|
|Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa|
|Arithmetic, geometric, and harmonic progressions|
|Quadratic equations with real coefficients|
|Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs|
|Permutation and combination|
|Binomial theorem and its applications|
|Logarithms and their applications|
Matrices and determinants
|Types of matrices, operations on matrices|
|Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants|
|Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, applications-solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by matrix method|
|Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians|
|Trigonometric identities sum and difference formula|
|Multiple and sub-multiple angles|
|Inverse trigonometric functions|
|Applications-height and distance, properties of triangles|
Analytical geometry of two and three dimensions
|Rectangular Cartesian coordinate system|
|Equation of a line in various forms|
|Angle between two lines|
|Distance of a point from a line|
|Equation of a circle in standard and in general form|
|Standard forms of parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola|
|Eccentricity and axis of a conic|
|Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points|
|Direction cosines and direction ratios|
|Equation two points|
|Equation of a plane and a line in various forms|
|Angle between two lines and angle between two planes|
|Equation of a sphere|
|Concept of a real valued function-domain, range, and graph of a function|
|Composite functions, one to one, onto, and inverse functions|
|Notion of limit, standard limits-examples|
|Continuity of functions-examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions|
|Derivative of function at a point, geometrical, and physical interpretation of a derivative-applications|
|Derivatives of sum, product, and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function|
|Second order derivatives|
|Increasing and decreasing functions|
|Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima|
Integral calculus and differential equations
|Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential, and hyperbolic functions|
|Evaluation of definite integrals-determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves-applications|
|Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples|
|General and particular solution of a differential equations, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types-examples|
|Application in problems of growth and decay|
|Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector|
|Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of a vector, scalar product or dot product of two vectors|
|Vector product or cross product of two vectors|
|Applications-work done by a force and moment of a force, and in geometrical problems|
Statistics and probability
|Statistics: Classification of data, frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution-examples. Graphical representation-histogram, pie chart, frequency polygon-examples. Measures of central tendency-mean, median, and mode|
|Statistics: Variance and standard deviation-determination and comparison. Correlation and regression|
|Probability: Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events. Complementary, elementary, and composite events|
|Probability: Definition of probability-classical and statistical-examples. Elementary theorems on probability-simple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes' theorem-simple problems. Random variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution|
|Probability: Examples of random experiments giving rise to binominal distribution|
NDA Paper 2 Syllabus
Grammar and usage
Comprehension and cohesion
|Physical properties and states of matter, mass, weight, volume, density and specific gravity, principle of Archimedes, pressure barometer|
|Motion of objects, velocity, and acceleration, Newton’s laws of motion, force and momentum, parallelogram of forces, stability and equilibrium of bodies, gravitation, elementary ideas of work, power, and energy|
|Effects of heat, measurement of temperature, and heat, change of state and latent heat, modes of transference of heat|
|Sound waves and their properties, simple musical instruments|
|Rectilinear propagation of light, reflection, and refraction|
|Spherical mirrors and lenses, human eye|
|Natural and artificial magnets, properties of a magnet, earth as a magnet|
|Static and current electricity, conductors and non-conductors, Ohm's law, simple electrical circuits, heating, lighting and magnetic effects of current, measurement of electrical power, primary and secondary cells, use of X-rays|
|General principles in the working of the following: Simple pendulum, simple pulleys, siphon, levers, balloon, pumps, hydrometer, pressure cooker, thermos flask, gramophone, telegraphs, telephone, periscope, telescope, microscope, mariner’s compass|
|General principles in the working of the following: Lightening conductors, safety fuses|
|Physical and chemical changes|
|Elements, mixtures, and compounds, symbols, formulae, and simple chemical equations, law of chemical combination (excluding problems)|
|Properties of air and water|
|Preparation and properties of hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, oxidation and reduction|
|Acids, bases, and salts|
|Fertilizers-natural and artificial|
|Material used in the preparation of substances like soap, glass, ink, paper, cement, paints, safety matches and gun-powder|
|Elementary ideas about the structure of atom, atomic equivalent, and molecular weights, valency|
|Difference between the living and non-living|
|Basis of life-cells, protoplasm's, and tissues|
|Growth and reproduction in plants, and animals|
|Elementary knowledge of human body and its important organs|
|Common epidemics, their causes, and prevention|
|Food-source of energy for man|
|Constituents of food, balanced diet|
|The solar system-meteors and comets, eclipses|
|Achievements of eminent scientists|
History, freedom movements
|A broad survey of Indian history, with emphasis on culture and civilisation|
|Freedom movement in India|
|Elementary study of Indian constitution and administration|
|Elementary knowledge of five year plans of India|
|Panchayati Raj, cooperatives, and community development|
|Bhoodan, sarvodaya, national integration and welfare state, basic teachings of Mahatma Gandhi|
|Forces shaping the modern world; renaissance, exploration, and discovery; war of American independence|
|French revolution, industrial revolution, and Russian revolution|
|Impact of science and technology on society|
|Concept of one world, united nations, panchsheel, democracy, socialism and communism|
|Role of India in the present world|
|The earth, its shape, and size|
|Latitudes and longitudes, concept of time|
|International date line|
|Movements of earth and their effects|
|Origin of earth|
|Rocks and their classification; weathering-mechanical and chemical, earthquakes and volcanoes|
|Ocean currents and tides atmosphere, and its composition; temperature and atmospheric pressure, planetary winds, cyclones, and anti-cyclones; humidity; condensation and precipitation; types of climate, major natural regions of the world|
|Regional geography of India-climate, natural vegetation|
|Mineral and power resources; location and distribution of agricultural, and industrial activities|
|Important sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India|
|Main items of imports and exports of India|
|Knowledge of important events that have happened in India in recent years|
|Current important world events|
|Prominent personalities-both Indian and international including those connected with cultural activities, and sports|
Preparation is the key to success for any competitive exam. Thus, one must plan and strategies their preparation to crack NDA 2022 exam. The foremost thing that candidates are concerned about during the NDA exam 2022 preparation is what to study, what study material to refer, etc. Before proceeding with the NDA preparation tips 2022, applicants must get acquainted with the NDA 2022 exam syllabus and the exam pattern. Some tips and tricks that candidates can follow to prepare for the NDA 2022 exam are as follows.
1. Know the exam pattern and syllabus - Candidates must know exactly what they need to study and what will be the pattern. This will help candidates know the number of papers they have to appear for, marking scheme etc.
2. A study from the best books - They must choose NDA books which cover all the NDA 2022 syllabus of the exam.
3. Prepare and maintain a study schedule - By preparing and maintaining a study plan, applicants will be able to pay an equal time and attention to both the papers, their topics and sub-topics, provided they have allotted sufficient time slot for studying each topic.
4. Solve previous years question papers and mock tests - Candidates can refer to the previous years question papers of NDA to boost their confidence and enhance their problem-solving skills. Along with studying for the exam and solving the previous year's question papers, candidates must also take mock test regularly to experience the exam like environment where there will be a time constrains.
The NDA 2022 exam pattern contains the stages of NDA exam, different sections, mode of exam, duration of exam, marking scheme, etc. Applicants must go through the exam pattern of NDA 2022 before they start off with their NDA preparations. As per NDA exam pattern, the test is conducted in the offline mode. The test has two papers - paper I (Mathematics) and paper II [General Ability Test (GAT)]. The time allotted for each paper is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
In Mathematics, there will be a total of 120 questions while in GAT, there will be a total of 150 questions. The written exam of NDA (Maths and GAT) will be conducted for a total of 900 marks. Candidates qualifying in the written exam will have to appear for the SSB interview round. The SSB Interview will be conducted for a total of 900 marks and will be conducted in a five days process.
NDA 2022 exam pattern
NDA Written exam
Offline (Pen and Paper)
Offline (Group activities and Face to face interview
5 hours (2 hours 30 minutes for each section)
Maths - 120 questions
GAT - 150 questions
UPSC will release the NDA 1 admit card 2022 in online mode on its official website. Candidates will be able to download the NDA 2022 admit card by using either their NDA exam registration number or roll number and date of birth. The NDA admit card contains important details like candidate’s name, the address of allotted exam centre, date, time of the exam, roll number, category, photograph, signature etc.
Applicants must carry the NDA 2022 hall ticket to exam centres on the day of the exam along with a valid original photo ID proof like Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Driving License, PAN Card, Passport.
How to download NDA admit card 2022?
To download the admit card of NDA 2022, candidates must follow the steps mentioned below:
1st Step: Visit the official website of UPSC
2nd Step: Click on ‘e-admit cards section
3rd Step: Select the e-admit card link for NDA 2022 admit card
4th Step: Read the instructions carefully and tick on the yes checkbox
5th Step: Enter registration number (RID)/roll number of NDA, date of birth, and captcha code
6th Step : Click on download
7th Step: The screen will then display you admit card of NDA
Details mentioned on NDA 2022 admit card
The table below contains the details printed on the hall ticket.
NDA admit card details
|Candidates details||Exam details|
Name of candidate
Date of birth
Exam centre and city
Photograph and signature
Photo ID as entered in the application form of NDA
What to do incase of discrepancy in the NDA admit card 2022?
Candidates must ensure that all the details mentioned on the UPSC admit card are correct. In case of discrepancy in the NDA 2022 admit card, applicants must contact the examination authorities and get it rectified. To contact the authorities, candidates can send an email at email@example.com and a copy of their NDA admit card along with application form or can even go in person to the facilitation centre or call up at 011-23385271/ 23381125/ 23098543 (on working days between 10 am to 5 pm).
Documents to carry with NDA admit card
Along with the admit card of NDA 2022 , they must carry the following items to the exam centre on the exam day:
- 2 passport size photographs (if required)
Anyone photo id- proof like Driving License, Aadhaar Card, Passport, Voter ID Card
NOTE: It must be noted by candidates that they will not be allowed to take the NDA 2022 test without the admit card of NDA exam.
NDA 2022 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Aadhar card
- Driving license
- Voter ID card
UPSC will release the official NDA answer key 2022 after the NDA recruitment process is over. The NDA 2022 answer key contains the correct answers for all sets of NDA 2022 question paper sets (A, B, C, D) of GAT and Mathematics . However, the unofficial answer key of NDA 2022 is released by the leading coaching institutes a few hours after the conclusion of the NDA 2022 examination.
By going through the NDA answer key, applicants can know the number of correct and incorrect answers given and thus calculate their expected scores.
NDA Maths Answer Key
NDA GAT Answer Key
NDA Answer Key Cavalier
NDA Answer Key Baalnoi
NDA Answer Key Aim and Achieve
|NDA Answer Key Set A, B, C, D |
How to download the NDA answer key 2022?
1. Visit the official website- upsc.gov.in
2. Check the Examination tab mentioned on the page and click on the Answer key
3. GAT and Mathematics subject pdf file is available to download
4. Click on both subject separately to download the answer key of NDA 2022
5. Save the NDA answer key file for future use.
NDA Exam Analysis 2022 will be updated here for both the maths and GAT papers. Exam analysis of NDA includes section wise difficulty of the exam and mathematics and GAT paper and over all difficulty level of the NDA 2022 exam. Along with this the expected NDA 2022 cut off of the NDA exam.
NDA 2 exam analysis - Previous Year's
General Ability Test
Union Public Service Commission will declare the NDA 1 result 2022 online on the official website. The UPSC will release the NDA 1 result 2022 of the written exam in PDF format. The NDA 2022 exam result PDF contains the roll numbers and names of all qualified candidates. All those who clear the NDA written exam cutoff will have to appear for the NDA SSB Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test.
After conducting the SSB Interview, the examination authority will prepare the final NDA 2022 merit list. The NDA final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks secured by candidates in the written exam and SSB Interview. Final admission to the NDA and NA academy will be offered to candidates based on their rank in the NDA 2022 merit list.
Stages of NDA Result 2022
The NDA exam result 2022 is declared in two stages. To know more about the stages of the NDA result check the points below.
- NDA written exam result 2022 - The NDA written exam has two papers - GAT and mathematics. Both the papers together are of 900 marks. Applicants clearing the NDA result 2022 cutoff marks in the written exam will be called for the SSB interview.
- Final NDA result 2022 - The final NDA exam result is declared after the completion of the SSB interview. The final selection of candidates for admission to NDA and NA is based on the NDA written exam and SSB interview.
Steps to check NDA result 2022
Step 1 - Visit the official website - upsc.gov.in.
Step 2 - Click on the What's New link.
Step 3 - Search for the NDA result 2022 link and click on it.
Step 4 - The NDA exam result PDF will be displayed.
Step 5 - The NDA 2022 result contains the roll numbers and names of qualified candidates.
Step 6 - Using CTRL+F search for your roll number of name in the NDA 2022 result merit list.
Step 7 - Download the NDA exam result 2022 for future reference
NDA 2002 Scorecard
Union Public Service Commission releases the scorecard of NDA result 2022 after the completion of the NDA selection process. The scorecard is issued within 15 days from the date of the declaration of the final NDA result. The authorities will release the NDA scorecard which will be available on the UPSC website for 30 days. The scorecard of NDA 2022 exam contains details like candidate’s name, roll number, sectional and overall scores.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the NDA cutoff 2022 marks for written exam and final stage together after the NDA recruitment process is over. Applicants should note that the Commission releases the official NDA 2022 cut off after the declaration of the final NDA exam result.
The cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that the candidate needs to clear a particular stage of the selection process. Candidates have to clear the overall as well as the sectional cutoff to be eligible for the next stage of the NDA 2022 exam which will be fixed by UPSC.
Factors determining NDA Cutoff 2022
- Total number of vacancies
- Number of candidates who appeared for the exam
- The difficulty level of the exam
How check the NDA Cutoff 2022?
- Visit the UPSC official website - upsc.gov.in
- Search for the NDA cutoff 2022 link and click on it
- The NDA 2022 cutoff PDF file will be displayed on the screen.
- Check the NDA category wise cutoff
- Download and save the NDA exam 2022 cutoff pdf for future reference.
Previous Year NDA Cutoff marks
|Stage||NDA Written exam (out of 900)|
NDA Final Cutoff (Out of 1800)
|NDA 2 2020 Cut off||355||719|
|NDA 1 2020 Cut off||355||723|
|NDA 2 2020 Cut off||346||709|
|NDA 1 2020 Cut off||342||704|
The NDA selection process 2022 has two stages - written exam and SSB interview process. On the basis of the marks secured in the NDA 2022 written exam, candidates will be called for the next stage of the NDA exam 2022 selection process takes place that is SSB interview process.
Stages of the NDA Selection Process 2022
NDA written exam - First stage of the NDA selection process is the written exam. NDA 2022 written exam comprises two papers - Mathematics and GAT. The total marks allotted to NDA written exam is 900. Candidates have to qualify both the papers separately. According to the NDA exam pattern 2022, there is negative marking in both papers. Those who score marks equal to or more than the NDA 2022 cut off marks are called for the SSB interview.
SSB Interview - Those who clear the NDA written exam 2022 are called for the SSB interview at various selection centres. NDA SSB Interview is a five-day process held at Indian Armed Force selection centres.
NDA SSB selection process
Picture Perception & Discussion Test (PPDT)
Thematic Apperception Test
|Group Testing Officers Task (GTO)|
Personal Interview with Officers
It comprises interaction with all board members including GTO, psychologist, board president and others
Medical examination - Recommended candidates from SSB interview are called for medical examination. In the NDA medical exam, candidates will be tested on various factors like height, weight, physical fitness and others. Candidates declared physically fit in all respects will be Commissioned as Cadets in different academies.
Documents Required at Counselling
- Matriculation certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth
- 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent
- Call letter
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:What is the NDA exam?
NDA is an exam conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) twice a year. This exam is conducted to recruit (10+2 qualified) candidates for officer posts in NDA/NA.
Question:What is the fullform of NDA?
NDA stands for National Defence Academy.
Question:How many stages are there in NDA exam?
There are two stages in the NDA exam, one is the written test while the other is the SSB (Services Selection Board)
Question:What is the eligibility criteria of NDA?
The age limit for candidates who are applying for NDA must be 16.5-19.5 years while the academic qualification must be 10+2 qualified/appearing. However, candidates will have to showcase their qualified result if they get selected for NDA.
Question:What are the subjects in the NDA exam?
There are two subjects in the NDA exam - General Ability Test (GAT) and Mathematics.
Question:What is the difference between CDS and NDA?
Both the exam is for officer level however there are some differences between the two. The eligibility criteria for CDS is different than NDA, in CDS graduates can apply. The salary is NDA is a bit higher than that of a CDS and the syllabus, exam pattern and difficulty level of CDS is that of Graduation level while the NDA is on 10+2 level.
Question:What is the syllabus of NDA?
NDA has a vast syllabus, for more information click here NDA Syllabus.
Question:Who can apply for NDA?
Male candidates who are between 16.5-19.5 years can apply for NDA. These candidates must also have cleared their 10+2.
Question:Can girls apply for NDA?
Yes, girls can apply for NDA exam form NDA 2 2022 onwards.
Question:What is the NDA salary?
Candidates who will complete the NDA training will get commissioned as Lieutenant and will get a salary from INR 56,100/- to INR 1,77, 500/- Per Month. During the training period, they will get a stipend of Rs. 15600. Know more about the NDA salary here.
Question:Is the NDA exam tough?
Yes, it is a bit tough as the vacancies range between 350-450 and the competition is quite high. However, if candidates prepare for NDA in a strategise way they can qualify it.
Question:What happens after candidates are shortlisted for NDA?
After candidates qualify the NDA exam, they get into academics to complete their graduation along with the training. Post completing their training, they are recruited as Lieutenant post.
Question:How to prepare for NDA?
To prepare for NDA candidates need to cover the complete syllabus, refer to the previous year question papers of NDA and solve them on a regular basis, they must also read daily current affairs through newspapers, magazines and get daily does of general awareness.
Question:How to join NDA after passing 12th?
You will first have to fill the UPSC NDA application form which is released on the UPSC official website twice every year. Refer to this article for detailed inputs - How to join NDA after passing 12th?
Questions related to NDA
i was born in 11 jan 2005 so please tell me how many attempts i have for nda please answer..........
Here is the information about the the age limit and number of attempts for NDA examination-
1. The NDA age eligibility criteria state that candidates between the age of 16 to 19 years are eligible to apply for the NDA exam.
2. However, there is no particular limitation for the number of attempts for the examination.
Hope you found it helpful.
my date of birth is 11june 2005 and ill be completing my 12 in 2024,so am I eligible for nda in 2024
No, you are not eligible for NDA , 2024
This is because,
To be eligible for nda -1,2024 examination , you should have born between 2nd July 2005 to 1st July , 2008 but you fail to fulfill this criteria with your mentioned date of birth on 11 june 2005
You can check NDA eligibility criteria which is provided below:-
NDA eligibility criteria says that:-
-------------) Qualifucation required :-
For army :- you need educational qualification of 10 + 2 in any stream.
For navy and Airforce :- To need qualifucation of 10 + 2 with Physics and Maths .
-------------) You must be in the age group of 16.5 to 19.5 years old to be eligible.
NDA Age limit
Date of Birth Criteria
NDA -1, 2024
16.5 years to 19.5 years
2nd July 2005 to 1st July , 2008
NDA - 2, 2024
2nd January , 2006, to 1st January , 2009
-------------) Earlier for nda only boys were eligible but now, girls are also eligible for Army in nda . For details on this refer:- https://news.careers360.com/nda-2021-sc-allows-women-appear-in-national-defence-academy-exam-slams-army-for-gender-discrimination
-------------) You must be unmarried.
You should be citizen of India
Or should be citizen of
-----) or you need to be a Tibetan refugee, who came before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle here in India
or you should be Indian origin person migrated to permanently settle in India from :
For details you can visit our page, the link for the same is provided below
how and from where i can prepare for NDA exam
Here are some tips you can follow for preparation-
1. Firstly go through the pattern of exam.
2. Then you should know about syllabus of exam
3. Develop a habit of reading the newspaper and books as it will help them to improve their grammar skill set, cover recent events & developments in the world and improve their basic general knowledge.
4. practice as many sample and previous year question papers as possible for the NDA written examination.
5. Different candidates have different ways of time management, so it's up to you to learn how to better utilize your time during the NDA 2021 exam.
hope this help you
my age is 27 august 2006 and so can i appear for nda exam if yes than in which nda 1 or nda 2 and how many attempta do i have
To be eligible for National Defence Academy (NDA 1 2022) a candidate must be not born earlier than July 2, 2003 and not later than July 1, 2006. And to apply for NDA 2 2022 a candidate must be not born earlier than January 2, 2004 and not later than July 1, 2007. You were born in the year 27/08/2006 so you are eligible for NDA 2 2022. The NDA eligibility criteria are decided by the Union Public Service Commission. Candidates willing to appear for NDA exams can apply for the same only if they fulfill the prescribed NDA Eligibility Criteria.
how can i prepare for NDA exam after 12th board examination?
Follow the below tips to prepare for NDA Examination:-
--------------------------) First of all know the syllabus and examination pattern.
No. of Questions
2 hours 30 minutes
2 hours 30 minutes
NDA Examination pattern for Maths
Marks allotted to each question
Negative marking for each incorrect response
NDA examination pattern for General Ability Test
Part A - English
Part B - General Knowledge
History, Freedom Movement, etc.
The top books which you can follow for the preparation of your NDA examination are provided below:-
NDA Mathematics Books
Author / Publisher
NCERT Maths - 11 &12th
Mathematics for NDA and NA
S Chand publication
NDA Entrance Exam
E. S. Ramasamy
NDA General Ability Test Book Name
Science and Technology in India
Kalpana Rajaram: Spectrum
Oxford School Atlas
Social P roblems In India (Indian So ciety – GS1)
Objective General English for Competitive Exams
General Science Guide for Competitive Exams – CSAT/ NDA/ CDS/ Railways/ SSC/ UPSC/ State PSC/ Defence
History Of Modern India
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------------------------) Practice questions:- after finishing each chapter you should practice mcqs in case of both Maths & GAT
------------------------) Short breaks :- take short breaks in between your studies, studying continuously can be brain tiring and it becomes difficult to focus and study with concentration, so take breaks to relax and refresh your brain.
------------------------) Make short notes:- You should make chapterwise short notes .These short notes will be a great revision tool for your examination.
------------------------) Set goals :- set daily , weekly and goals to cover your syllabus and meet them without any fail.
------------------------) Follow a routine or timetable :- you can make a routine and religiously follow it and try to give at least 7- 8 hours to study each day in your routine.
------------------------) Revise:- Revision is very important otherwise as you move forward in your syllabus, you start forgetting what you have learned before and you won't be able to perform well in your examination.
------------------------) Solve previous year NDA question papers and attempt mock test :- Solving previous year and mock NDA questions papers will let you know the examination pattern, your preparation level etc and it will be of great help to you . For nda previous year papers checkout our page at:- at https://competition.careers360.com/articles/nda-question-papers/amp
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