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.
|Events||Start Date||Last Date|
|Application Form||08/01/2020||28/01/2020 06:00 pm|
|Admit Card Release Date||10/08/2020||06/09/2020 8:00 am|
|NDA and NA I 2020 Exam Date||
|Declaration of result||09/10/2020||-|
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.
Application Form Fee: Rs 100
Candidates (excepting SC / ST candidates / Sons of JCOs / NCOs / ORs) exempted from Application Fee
HOW TO APPLY:
|General Ability Test||02||2½ Hours|
Syllabus Link: View/Download
|Admit Card Download Start Date||10/08/2020|
|Admit Card Download End Date||06/09/2020 8:00 am|
MOBILE PHONES BANNED:
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.
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.
|Result URL||Check your result here|
December 11, 2019
NDA or National Defence Academy provides education and training to students for joining Army, Airforce or Navy as officers. NA/INA or Indian Naval Academy is for those students, who want to join Navy right from word go after class 12. Thus both NDA and NA provides training to students to become officers in Indian Navy. For admission to Army and Airforce, one has to join NDA for first three years. NDA is located at Khadakwasla, Pune and Indian Naval Acadmy is located at Ezhimala, Kerala.
Number of seats at NDA, Pune
Number of seats do vary each semester according to the requirements. For the 144th course at NDA, for which students will join on 2nd July, 2020:
• 208 cadets are to be taken for Indian Army
• 120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground duties)
• 42 for the Navy.
A total of 370 cadets will accepted to the academy in this semester. Thus the total number cadets inducted at NDA are around 740 each year.
Number of seats at INA, Ezhimala
45 seats are allocated to join Indian Naval Academy as 10 + 2 Cadet Entry Scheme. By that count almost 90 candidates are accommodated at INA each year.
Duration of Course at NDA:
It is a 3 years training and at the end of three years, the cadet is awarded an undergraduate degree in BSc or BA affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, and fully supported and supervised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
After 3 years, army cadets are allocated to Indian Military Academy, Dehradun for a year, after which they pass out as Indian Army Officers.
After graduation from NDA after three years, Air Force cadets are send to Air Force Academy (AFA) at Dundigal, Hyderabad for a three semester course before passing out as Indian Air Force Pilots.
Naval cadets, after completing three years at NDA go to Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in Kerala. It’s a one year course before they pass out as Indian Navy Officers.
Duration of Course at INA
This course is only for those aspirants who want to join Navy after class 12. According to the choice and merit, students opting for navy will get allocated to INA or NDA for naval training after clearing the UPSC NDA & NA entrance exam successfully.
The Indian Naval Academy inducts two batches each year at a difference of six months. Final passing out for INA graduates is after 4 years. They all get a B.Tech degree after 4 years of training.
Navy cadets from NDA, who join INA for their fourth year of training join the MSc (Applied Electronics and Communications) course, which is of one year duration before they pass out as Indian Navy Officers.
• Must be an Indian citizen or should have letter of eligibility from Indian Government if a resident of some other country.
• The minimum age should be 16 and half years and maximum age should be 19 and half years.
• Candidate should be unmarried
Educational Qualifications for Navy at NDA and INA
10+2 Science stream schooling with Physics and Mathematics subjects, with minimum 70% marks in PCM subjects. Also, minimum 50% marks is required in English subject also (10th or 12th class).
Education qualifications for Army at NDA
For joining Army training at NDA, candidates should have qualified 10+2 or equivalent examination from any recognized board. For Air Force & Naval of NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam with physics and mathematics subjects.
Education qualifications for Airforce at NDA
Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam with physics and mathematics subjects.
UPSC holds a NDA & NA entrance exam twice a year for induction into National Defense Academy and Naval Academy.
NDA applicants have to pass the written exam conducted by the UPSC, followed by extensive interviews by the Service Selection Board (SSB). These interview cover candidates skills in general aptitude, psychological testing, team skills as well as physical and social skills, along with medical tests. Applicants for Air Force go through a test called Computerized Pilot Selection System or CPSS for short.
Once Selected, a merit list is published and students join NDA or INA.
Preference to join
1. A candidate has to specify one order of preferences to join Army, Airforce or Navy in the Online Application Form.
2. Candidates will be considered for appointment to those services only for which they express their preferences.
3. No request for addition/alteration in the preferences already indicated by a candidate in his application will be entertained.
Thus there are lot of opportunities for students to join Indian Defence Services as officers after class 12. As the entrance exam is held twice a year, one will have to keep a vigil on the UPSC or mynextexam sites to know about the time of filling up of applications. The joining to the courses is in January or July each year. Read More...