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NDA and NA II 2020 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination II 2020 or NDA and NA II 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to NDA and NA Examination. NDA and NA II 2020 is conducted by UPSC.

NDA and NA II for the year 2020 has been announced by UPSC and will be held on 06/09/2020. The application forms will be available from 10/06/2020 till 30/06/2020. The exam is in written mode. The duration of the exam will be 300 minutes. It is being conducted in English and Hindi languages. The result date will be announced later.

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NDA and NA II 2020 Conducting Body


NDA and NA II 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), 2019 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 II 2020 Exam Centers

Offline Dates

06/09/2020 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 II 2020 Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form10/06/2020 30/06/2020
NDA and NA II 2020 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 06/09/2020
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    NDA and NA II 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 II 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 Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above - mentioned website. 

    NDA and NA II 2020 Syllabus

    Mathematics012½ Hours 
    General Ability Test022½ Hours 


    • Mathematics
    • General Ability Test

    NDA and NA II 2020 Admit Card

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    NDA and NA II 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 06/09/2020

    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 ( 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 II 2020 Results

    How to join Indian Army, Airforce or Navy as an officer after class 12

    December 11, 2019

    How to join Indian Army, Airforce or Navy as an officer after class 12

    Join Indian Army, Airforce or Navy as an officer after Class 12th

    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

    Eligibility criteria

    •    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.

    Entrance Exam:

    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...

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