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

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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 Union Public Service Commission.

NDA and NA II 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 16/06/2020 till 06/07/2020. 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 II 2020 Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

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 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 categories (ii), (iii) and (iv) above  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.

(b) Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :

  • Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January, 2002 and  not later than 1 st January, 2005 are eligible. 

(c) 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 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

(d) Physical Standards: 

  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission  to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2020 as per  guidelines given in Appendix-IV. 
  • A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any  of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.  

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NDA and NA II 2020 Exam Centers

Offline Dates

Date Location(s)
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

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 16/06/2020 06/07/2020
Admit Card Release Date 10/08/2020 06/09/2020
NDA and NA II 2020 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 06/09/2020
  • Declaration of result 09/10/2020 -
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    NDA and NA II 2020 Prospectus

    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 upsconline.nic.in n 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 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.
    • The NDA& NA Examination (I) 2020, which was scheduled to be held on 19.04.2020, was deferred against the backdrop of COVID-19 outbreak. Now, a common examination will be held for both NDA&NA Examination (I) and NDA & NA Examination (II) 2020 on September 6, 2020.
    • Candidates of NDA& NA Examination (I) 2020 who intend to apply for NDA& NA (II) Examination 2020 should note that their photograph, signature, choice of Centre & Photo ID as per NDA & NA (II) 2020 application will be utilised for the purpose of allotment of centre and future referencing and they are advised to carry this ID while appearing for the examination. They should also note that any variation in photograph/signature/date of birth in two applications may entail cancellation of candidature for either of the two examinations or both. Such common candidates are required to indicate their unique RID of NDA&NA Examination (I) 2020 in the application form for NDA&NA Examination (II) 2020. The unique RID for NDA&NA Examination (I) 2020 was provided to each of them after submission of application for the examination earlier. 
    • The candidates should also note that no addition/deletion/any changes are allowed in online application form in the NDA & NA Examination in any circumstances once it is submitted

    More Information

    Applications can be withdrawn from 13.07.2020 to 19.07.2020 till (6:00 PM)

    NDA and NA II 2020 Syllabus

    Mathematics012½ Hours 
    General Ability Test022½ Hours 


    • Mathematics
    • General Ability Test

    NDA and NA II 2020 Admit Card

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

    Admit Card Download Url

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    NDA and NA II 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 06/09/2020

    Examination Day Instructions


    • 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. 
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    NDA and NA II 2020 Results

    Result Declaration09/10/2020

    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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