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NDA 2020 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

NDA 2020 Exam Notification


National Defence Academy (NDA), the first Defence Academy to provide tri- service, that is, training for all three wings of Indian Armed Forces. NDA is the overreaching desire of every Defence aspirant. The broad and well furnished institute of NDA admits candidates to train them for Indian Air Force, Indian Army, and Indian Navy.

The best part of joining NDA is that the doors of eligibility are wide open. Yes, the eligibility criterion demands the candidate to:

  • -Be a citizen of India
  • -Must be an unmarried, male candidate
  • -Should have 10+2 level of education for joining Indian Army; 10+2 level of education with Physics and Mathematics for joining Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

It’s been rightly said, ‘with success comes hard work’. Since NDA possess such a great reputation and the competitive level to study here is so high, hence the entrance is also demanding. The entrance procedure in NDA involves a three way process:


Gender, Age and Marital Status:

Gender: Only males are eligible to apply.

Age: He must be born between July 2, 2001 and July 1, 2004 for NDA I.

For NDA II, he must be born between 2nd January 2002 and 1st January 2005.

Marital Status: Applying candidate must be unmarried. Candidates cannot marry until completing their training.


Written exam: The written exam is divided into 2 sections- mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). Each paper is scheduled for 2 ½ hours. Mathematics is of 300 marks while GAT is of 600. Hence the total marks are 900.

SSB interview: All the students who clear the written part shall have to appear for the SSB interview. It is a 4-5 day procedure involving various tests such as psychological, verbal, written, group tasks and outdoor tasks as well.

Medical examination: The shortlisted students shall have to undergo a little medical examination under selected parameters following which they can commence with their training.

The entrance exam for NDA is held twice a year. For year 2020 also NDA has released its notification and here are the details of it:


NDA I 2020 Exam Dates:



Notification releases

8th January 2020

Application form available

8th January 2020

Submission of application form

28th January 2020

NDA I Exam date

19th April 2020


NDA II 2020 Exam Dates:



Notification releases

10th June 2020

Application form available

10th June 2020

Submission of application form

30th June 2020

NDA II Exam date

6th September 2020



  • All the interested candidates must log in to the official website of UPSC.
  • Fill in all their necessary details and get themselves registered.
  • Next, the candidates will have to pay a fee of Rs. 100 except those belonging to SC/ST category and the wards of NCOs/ JCOs/ Ors.
  • Submit your application form
  • Take a print out and keep it for further use.


Now that you know the dates have been listed above, waste no more time and get into the shoes of preparation. Good luck to all the NDA aspirant.


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