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

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National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination I 2020 or NDA and NA I 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to NDA and NA Examination. NDA and NA I 2020 is conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

NDA and NA I for the year 2020 has been announced by Union Public Service Commission and will be held on 06/09/2020. The application forms will be available from 08/01/2020 till 28/01/2020. The exam is in written mode. The duration of the exam will be 300 minutes. It is being conducted in English and Hindi languages. Admit card will be available from 10/08/2020. Result is expected to be announced on 09/10/2020.

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NDA and NA I 2020 Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

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. 

NDA and NA I 2020 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 08/01/2020 28/01/2020
Admit Card Release Date 10/08/2020 06/09/2020
NDA and NA I 2020 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 06/09/2020
  • Declaration of result 09/10/2020 -
    Final Result 06/03/2021 -
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    NDA and NA I 2020 Prospectus

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    Note:

    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

    HOW TO APPLY:

    • Candidates are required to apply online by using the website  upsconline.nic.in Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in the Appendix-II (A) Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned website. 
    • The Commission has introduced the facility of withdrawal of  Application for those candidates who do not want to appear for the Examination. In this regard, Instructions are mentioned in Appendix-II (B) of this Examination Notice. 
    • Candidate should also have details of one photo ID viz. Aadhar Card/  Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. The details of this photo ID will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. The same photo ID card will also have to be uploaded with the Online Application Form. This photo ID will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this ID while appearing for examination/SSB. 

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    • The online Applications can be withdrawn from 04.02.2020 to 11.02.2020 till 6:00 PM. Detailed instructions regarding withdrawal of Applications are available at Appendix-II (B).
    • 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.  

    NDA and NA I 2020 Syllabus

    SubjectCodeDuration
    Mathematics012½ Hours 
    General Ability Test022½ Hours 

    Subjects


    • Mathematics
    • General Ability Test

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    NDA and NA I 2020 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 10/08/2020
    Admit Card Download End Date 06/09/2020    8:00 am

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    NDA and NA I 2020 Exam Day Instructions


    Offline Dates

    • 06/09/2020

    Examination Day Instructions

    MOBILE PHONES BANNED:

    • The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any  electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. 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  item including mobile phones or any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.  

    For both writing and marking answers in the OMR sheet (Answer Sheet) candidates must use black ball pen only Pens with any other colour are prohibited. Do not use Pencil or Ink pen. Candidates should note that any omission/mistake/discrepancy in encoding/filling of details in the OMR answer sheet especially with regard to Roll Number and Test Booklet Series Code will render the answer sheet liable for rejection. Candidates are further advised to read carefully the “Special Instructions” contained in Appendix-III of the Notice. 

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    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. 

    Note: 

    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

    Result Declaration09/10/2020
    Final Result Date06/03/2021
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    Details of Training at NDA, Khadakvasla

    December 11, 2019

    Details of Training at NDA, Khadakvasla

    After class 12, one has to clear the UPSC NDA & NA Entrance Exam to gain admission into the Officer Training Program for the three branches of Indian Defense Services i.e. Army, Air Force and the Navy. It’s a very tough training period, where the cadets as they are called have to go through vigorous physical training as well as finish their studies.

    NDA, Khadakvasla
    This training period is of 3 years duration and is at the National Defence Academy which is an Inter-Service Training Institution.  The training during the first two and half years is common to all the cadets of three wings.  On passing out from NDA at the end of three years, each cadet will be awarded degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi as under:-
     
    Army Cadets:             BSc or BSc (Computer) or BA
    Naval Cadets:            BTech Degree
    Air Force Cadets        BTech Degree or BSc or BSc (Computer)
     
    •    Cadets undergoing BSc or BSc (Computer) or BA Degree program will be awarded the degree on the successful completion of Academics, Physical and Service Training at NDA. 
    •    All the cadets undergoing BTech program shall be awarded the BTech degree in the subsequent Pre Commissioning Training Academies/ Institutions/ Ships/ Air Craft.
     
    Naval Academy (INA)

    The selected candidates who joined Naval Academy will be given preliminary training both academic and physical, for a period of 4 years at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. The cadets of 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme will be awarded a BTech Degree on successful completion of training.

    Indian Military Academy, (IMA) Dehradun
    On passing out from NDA, Army Cadets join Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun. Here army cadets are known as Gentlemen Cadets. They have to undergo strenuous military training for a period of one year. On successful completion of training, Gentlemen Cadets are granted Permanent Commission in the rank of Lieutenant. 

    Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
    The Naval cadets are on passing out from NDA are given further training at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala for a period of one year on successful completion of which they are promoted to the rank of Sub Lieutenants.
     
    Naval cadets, who joined naval academy from the word go under 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme, are inducted as Cadets for four year BTech course in Applied Electronics & Communication Engineering (for Executive Branch) and Mechanical Engineering (for Engineering Branch including Naval Architect specialization) or Electronics & Communication Engineering (for Electrical Branch) as per Naval requirements. On completion of the course, B. Tech Degree is awarded by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi.
     
    Air Force Academy (AFA) Hyderabad

    (a) Air Force Cadets receive flying training for a period of 1½ years. However, at the end of 1 year of training, they are given provisional Commission in the rank of Flying Officer. After successful completion of further training of six months, they are absorbed as permanent commissioned officers on probation for a period of one year.
     
    (b) Air Force Ground Duties Branch Cadets receive streamwise specialist training for a period of one year. At the end of one year of training, they are given provisional Commission in the rank of Flying Officer. Subsequently, they are absorbed as permanent commissioned officers on probation of one year.

    It’s a privilege to join these academies and undergo training here. These academies are institutes of repute. NDA, IMA, INA and AFA all are the top defense training institutes of India.

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