NDA and NA I 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling


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NDA and NA I 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality A candidate must be unmarried male and must be:
    • a citizen of India, or 
    • a subject of Bhutan, or 
    • a subject of Nepal, or
    • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962  with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.  Provided that a candidate belonging to above  categories shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal. 
  •  Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status : 
    • Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 2000 and not  later than 1st July, 2003 are eligible. 
  • Educational Qualifications: 
    • For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: 12th Class pass of the  10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a  State Education Board or a University.
    • For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University
    • Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination. 
  • Physical Standards: 
    • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for  admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination  (I), 2020 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV (in prospectus) . 
    •  A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from  any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply. 

For more details kindly Visit: http://www.upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notice-NDA-I-2019-Engl.pdf 

NDA and NA I 2020 Exam Centers

Offline Dates

19/04/2020 Port Blair, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Itanagar, Dispur, Jorhat, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Delhi, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Shimla, Jammu, Srinagar, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Dharwad, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Gangtok, Chennai, Madurai, Hyderabad, Agartala, Allahabad, Bareilly, Lucknow, Dehradun, Kolkata

NDA and NA I 2020 Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form08/01/2020 28/01/2020
NDA and NA I 2020 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 19/04/2020
  • Interview 14/12/2019 06:54 am -
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    NDA and NA I 2020 Prospectus

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    Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Allotment of Centres will be on the first - apply - first - allot basis and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice. 

    NDA and NA I 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Application Form Fee: Rs 100 

    Candidates (excepting SC / ST candidates / Sons of JCOs / NCOs / ORs) exempted from Application Fee

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above - mentioned website. 

    More Information

     The Commission has provided the withdrawal facility from 08.02.2019 to 

    NDA and NA I 2020 Syllabus

    Mathematics012½ Hours 
    General Ability Test022½ Hours 

    For Syllabus description kindly visit: http://www.upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notice-NDA-I-2019-Engl.pdf 


    • Mathematics
    • General Ability Test

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    NDA and NA I 2020 Admit Card

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    NDA and NA I 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 19/04/2020

    Examination Day Instructions

    • No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he holds a certificate of admission for the examination. On receipt of e-Admit Card, check it carefully and bring discrepancies / errors, if any, to the notice of the UPSC immediately. The courses to which the candidates are admitted will be according to their eligibility as per educational qualifications for different courses and the preferences given by the candidates. 
    • No candidate should misbehave in any manner or create disorderly scene in the Examination Hall or harass the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of the examination. Any such misconduct will be severely penalised. 
    • The candidates are not permitted to use calculator or Mathematical or logarithmic table for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.  


    • Mobiles, phones, Bluetooth, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.  Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/Bluetooth/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping cannot be assured. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable / costly items to the Examination Halls, as safe keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard. 
    • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones / pagers / bluetooth or any valuable / costly items to the venue of the examination as arrangements for safe keeping cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.

    Articles permitted inside Examination Hall

    • Clip board or hard board (on which nothing is written)a good quality  Black Ball Pen for marking responses on the Answer Sheet. Answer Sheet and sheet for rough work will be supplied by the invigilator.

    Articles not permitted inside Examination Hall 

    • Do not bring into the Examination Hall any article other than those  specified above e.g. books, notes, loose sheets, electronic or any other type of calculators, mathematical and drawing instruments, Log Tables, stencils of maps, slide rules, Test Booklets and rough sheets  pertaining to earlier session(s) etc. 

    Unfair means strictly prohibited 

    • No candidate shall copy from the papers of any other candidate nor permit  his papers to be copied nor give nor attempt to give nor obtain nor attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description. 

    More Information

    The eligible candidates shall be issued an e - Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e - Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website (upsconline.nic.in) for being downloaded by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e - mail id while filling up online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them. 


    If a candidate does not receive his e-Admit Card or any other communication regarding his candidature for the examination one week before the commencement of the examination, he should at once contact the Commission. Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or over Phone Nos. 011–23385271 / 011–23381125 / 011–23098543 Extn 4119, 4120. In case no communication is received in the Commission’s Office from the candidate regarding non-receipt of his e-Admit Card at least one week before the examination, he himself will be solely responsible for non - receipt of his e - Admit Card. 

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    NDA and NA I 2020 Results

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    Date & Time: 14/12/2019 06:54 am

    Address: As per the official notification released, “Candidates need t0 register themselves online on the Indian Army Recruiting website joinindianarmy.nic.in within two weeks of announcement of written result for the SSB interview. At the time of SSB interview, candidates will have to submit the original certificates of age and educational qualification.

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