NDA 2020: UPSC conducted NDA 2020 exam is postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak in India. Earlier, the examination was scheduled to be conducted on April 19, 2020. As of now, UPSC will announce the new dates of the exam at the official website upsc.gov.in later. Earlier, the Commission released the official notice for NDA & NA (I) 2020 exam earlier this year. The posts advertised are for National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (10+2 cadet entry scheme), with 418 vacancies. Subsequently, the application process was conducted between January 08 to 28, 2020. Get the complete details of NDA 2020 exam here in this article. Read to know about NDA & NA (I) 2020 admit card, exam pattern, syllabus and more.
Latest Events of NDA 2020:
NDA 2020 exam is postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak. NDA Admit Card 2020 delayed
11 Feb 2020: NDA 2020 Application form withdrawal closed
04 Feb 2020: NDA 2020 Application form withdrawal started
28 Jan 2020: NDA 2020 Online Application process closed
08 Jan 2020: NDA 2020 Online Application started
08 Jan 2020: NDA 2020 Official Notice released
UPSC conducts the biannual National Defence Academy and Naval Academy examinations every year. Subsequently, the Services Selection Board recommend qualifiers of NDA & NA (I) 2020 exam for admission into the defense academies. Get all the important dates of NDA 2020 in the dates table below.
|NDA 2020 notification||08 Jan 2020|
|Start of application||08 Jan 2020|
|Last date to apply||28 Jan 2020|
|Application form withdrawal||04 Feb 2020 to 11 Feb 2020|
|NDA Admit Card 2020||03 weeks before exam|
|NDA & NA (I) 2020 |
To be announced
|Answer Key||To be announced|
|Result||To be announced|
NDA 2020 Exam Postponed!
UPSC has postponed the NDA 2020 examination due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in the country. Earlier, the NDA & NA (I) 2020 exam was scheduled to take place on April 19, 2020. The new exam dates for NDA 2020 are releasing soon on the official website.
NDA Admit Card 2020 (Postponed)
NDA Admit Card 2020 can be downloaded online from the UPSC website as per schedule. It is published at upsc.gov.in approximately 03 weeks before the exam. As of now, the admit card is delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in India. Candidates must enter theregistration ID and date of birth to download the admit card when released. Applicants can also use date of birth and roll number or date of birth, father’s name and name of the applicant to login and download NDA Admit Card 2020. If in any case, candidate does not receives hall ticket 1 week prior to the exam, they must contact the Commission.
Admit card contains important information about the candidate and exam center. Check out the list of information provided through the NDA 2020 admit card below.
- Examination’s Name and year.
- Registration ID of the candidate.
- Candidate’s roll number.
- Applicant’s name.
- Applicant’s address.
- Examination center and complete address of the exam.
- Examination’s date and time.
NDA 2020 Exam Pattern
NDA 2020 exam consist of two subjects viz. mathematics and general ability test. It is for a total of 900 marks. 2020 NDA aspirants can check out the exam pattern below.
- Language: Hindi & English.
- Mode of examination: Offline exam
- Total duration: 2 hours 30 minutes.
- Total Marks: 900 marks
- Negative Marking: 0.33 marks deducted for every incorrect answer.
Check out marks distribution of NDA 2020 exam below
|General Ability Test (GAT)||600|
NDA 2020 Syllabus
The NDA 2020 Syllabus is of the higher secondary level and consist of topics from mathematics and general studies. UPSC has published the detailed syllabus through the official notification. However, candidate can check out the main topics of the NDA 2020 Syllabus below.
General Ability Test
- English grammar, comprehension & cohesion in extended text
- General science
- Social studies (Histtory, freedom movement etc)
- Current events
- Matrices & Determinants
- Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions
- Differential calculus
- Integral calculus
- Differential equations
- Vector algebra
- Statistics and probability
NDA 2020 Preparation Tips
Being a national level competitive exam, the NDA 2020 is by no means easy to crack. Besides, the syllabus is of the senior secondary level. As such, NDA 2020 preparations can be time consuming and exhaustive due to the vast syllabus. Candidates often start preparations as early as one year before. However, it is possible to ace the NDA 2020 exam with the time that is left now. We provide here some important preparation tips for the NDA 2020 exam. Read on to get all the necessary help.
- Start studying from previous year questions from day 1. NDA questions are often repeated from previous years.
- Solve mock test. Managing the exam duration to complete the paper within time is important. Therefore, solving mock tests can help candidates know the exam pattern better and manage time effectively.
- Identify typical maths questions from previous years and solve these in separate rough workbooks. This will help you solve mathematics section faster.
- Refer to newspapers, recent current affairs books and internet sources to keep yourself updated on recent events. Research on facts of recent events.
- In social studies section of NDA 2020 exam, make short notes of important dates in history and freedom struggle.
- Focus on Indian rivers, mountain ranges and other important geographic features of India for the geography section.
Suggested books for NDA 2020 preparation
While a wide variety of guide books are available in the market, it can be difficult to choose the best books to study. However, we have come across some select few books. Candidates can refer to the books given below to prepare for NDA 2020.
|Book Title||Buy here|
|Let’s Crack NDA Exam||Click here|
|Pathfinder NDA/NA |
Entrance Examination 2019
|NDA / NA Solved Paper |
Chapterwise & Sectionwise 2019
|10 Practice Sets NDA/NA 2019||Click here|
NDA 2020 Exam Center
UPSC conducts the NDA & NA (I) 2020 exam throughout India in centres identified by the Commission. Besides, the examination centers are mentioned in the NDA Admit Card 2020. Check out the complete list of NDA 2020 exam centers below.
NDA 2020 Application Form Withdrawal
UPSC conducts NDA 2020 application form withdrawal as per schedule mentioned in the dates table. Candidates unwilling to appear in the NDA 2020 exam are able to withdraw their application forms. Window to withdraw the form will remain open only during the specified schedule. Check out the screenshot below to know the detailed procedure of NDA 2020 application form withdrawal.
NDA Answer Key 2020
UPSC releases the answer key for NDA NA 1 examination online at the UPSC website. Candidate has to visit the website, upsc.gov.in and download the answer key as per the set. Make sure that candidate download the correct set of the answer key. The answer keys can be used to calculate the estimated score in the examination. There is panalty for marking incorrect answers. It will help a candidate to know whether he has qualified the examination or not.
NDA Result 2020
On the official website of UPSC, result for NDA 2020 is declared. The candidate can check the result by visiting official website, usc.gov.in. UPSC releases result in the Merit list form. There will be two merit list. One only have roll number and the other consistes of name along with the roll number of the selected candidates. Name of the candidate, candidate’s roll number is on the result. Candidates can use the find feature (CTRL +F) to check whether their name is on the merit list or not.
NDA 2020 Selection Procedure
UPSC adopts a two stage selectopn process for NDA 2020 exam. Eligible applicants are issued admit cards to appear in the written exam. Subsequently, NDA 2020 qualifiers are called for the SSB interview which has two stages. Read on below for a brief description of the main selection stages of NDA 2020 below.
1. Written examination
The written exam is held throughout the country on scheduled date for all eligible candidates. The question paper is higher secondary level and objective type. All candidates must qualify in the exam by securing the minimum marks to be eligible for the SSB interview. The duration of the written examination is 2 hours
2. SSB Interview
NDA 2020 qualifiers are called up for the SSB interview. The interview is conducted for 05 days and consists of different personality tests.
Stage 1 of the SSB Interview consists of officer intelligence rating (OPR) test and picture perception and description test. The candidates are shortlisted based on the performance in OPR test and picture perception and description test. It is conducted on the first day of SSB interview.
Stage 2 of the SSB Interview consists of group testing officer tasks, interview round, psychology test, and the conference. These rounds are organized to test the officer like qualities of the candidates. These tests are conducted for over 4 days.
NDA 2020 Application Form
Online application process for NDA 2020 exam is over. UPSC released the NDA 2020 Application Form at the official website i.e upsconline.gov.in. Follow the steps mentioned below to fill the application form online.
#1: Go to the UPSC website, upsc.gov.in
#2: Click on the link ‘Online Application for various exams’.
#3: You will be asked some details to fill the NDA application form like personal details, educational qualification.
#4: Once done with details, you have to pay the application fee and upload your scanned image of the signature and photograph.
#6: Click on the ‘Submit’ button to submit your application form.
#7: Take a print out of the application form for future reference.
NDA 2020 Application fee is payable through online or offline modes. Checl out the available modes of application fee payment below.
|Online||Credit card/debit card/|
Rupay/SBI net banking.
Check the application fee for various categories below.
|Sons of JCOs/NCOs/OR||Rs 0/-|
NDA 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who wish to apply for NDA 2020 NDA NA exam are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying. The admission to any stage of the selection is provisional until the document verification is done. So, fill the NDA 2020 application form only you fulfill the eligibility criteria. Check out the complete eligibility conditions for NDA 2020 below.
- Candidate should be citizen of India
- Subject of Bhutan or Nepal
- Tibetan refugee who have moved to India before January 01, 1962, in order to settle down here on a permanent basis
- Only male candidates who are unmarried and born not before July 02, 2001 and after July 01, 2004, can apply
- Candidate must have passed 10+2 exam to apply for Army Wing of National Defence Academy.
- Candidate must have passed 12th standard with physics and mathematics to apply for Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the INA.
- It is mandatory for the candidate to be physically fit and meet the specified standards to apply for CDS.
NDA 2020 Vacancy Details
UPSC has advertised 418 vacancies for the 2020 NDA & NA (I) admission. The vacancies are distributed across the defense academy and naval academy. Check out the details below.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is India’s central recruitment agency for government vacancies. It takes care of the appointments and examination to All India Service and Group A and Group B of Central Services. The Commission was formed on October 1, 1926. UPSC headquarters are located at Dholpur House, New Delhi while it functions through its own secretariat.
Official website: upsc.gov.in
For more information about NDA 2020, download notification.
NDA 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : To be eligible for NDA 2020, the candidate must have passed or appearing in the 12th standard.
Ans : The candidate will be able to check their result on UPSC website and download the result in PDF format.
Ans : As per UPSC, only male candidates who are unmarried are eligible to apply.
Ans : Candidates can pay the NDA 2020 application fee online as well as offline. You can use credit card/debit card/net banking by SBI or upload pay in slip while filling the application form.