UPSC NDA 2020 Exam Postponed due to COVID-19 Lockdown: Check Updates, Exam Date, Admit Card, Vacancies & Other Notifications

UPSC NDA 2020 Exam Postponed due to COVID-19 Lockdown: UPSC NDA (1) 2020 Exam has been postponed as per the official notification released @upsc.gov.in. UPSC conducts NDA Exam twice every year for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA). NDA & NA (1) 2020 recruitment process will consist of Written Exam and SSB Interview. The online submission of Application Form for UPSC NDA & NA (1) 2020 was commenced from 8th Jan 2020 and ended on 28th Jan 2020 for 418 vacancies.

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In this article, we are going to share all the relevant information related to UPSC NDA 2020 Recruitment like Vacancies, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Application Process, etc. So, let’s look at the list of topics covered below in the article:

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UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Exam Notification

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UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Exam Dates

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UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Recruitment and Vacancies

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UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Eligibility Criteria

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UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Selection Process

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UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Application Process

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UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Results

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UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Mark Sheet

UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Exam Notification

The official notification for UPSC NDA I 2020 Recruitment was released at upsc.gov.in for the recruitment of 418 vacancies in the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force Wings of National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA). The application process for the National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Exam (I) 2020 was conducted from 8th Jan 2020 till 28th Jan 2020. 

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UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Exam Dates

Important Dates for UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Exam

Dates for submission of online applications

8th Jan to 28th Jan 2020

Last date for Online Payment

28th January 2020 (6:00 PM)

Last date for Offline Payment (Pay by Cash)

27th January 2020 (23:59 Hrs)

Facility to withdraw application form

4th Feb to 11th Feb 2020 

UPSC NDA & NA (1) 2020 Written Exam

19th Apr 2020 (Postponed)

145th Course for the NDA and 107th Course for the Naval Academy

Commencing from 2nd January 2021

UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Recruitment and Vacancies

The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Exam will be as under:

UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Recruitment

Vacancies

National Defence Academy

Army

208

Navy

42 

Air

120

(28 for Ground Duties)

Total

370 

Naval Academy

(10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)

48

Total

418

Note: Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy.

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UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Eligibility Criteria

For the UPSC NDA & NA II Exam, the eligibility criteria are as follows:

Age Limit, Sex, Marital Status:

Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 2001 and not later than 1st July 2004 are eligible.

Age Limit

Age (years)

Minimum Age

15.7 years (not later than 1st July 2004)/ 16 years during the commencement of course

Maximum Age

18.7 years (not earlier than 2nd July 2001)/ 19 years during the commencement of course

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Educational Qualifications as on 24th December 2020

NDA & NA I 2020

Educational Qualification as on 24th December 2020

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.

Note: 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.

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Physical Standards

1. The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely to interfere with the efficient performance of Military duties.

2. The minimum acceptable height is 157 cms (162.5 cms. for Air Force). Chest should be well developed. Fully expanded chest should not be less than 81 cms. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms.

3. Distance Vision (Corrected): Better Eye 6/6; Worse Eye 6/9. Myopia should not be more than -2.5D including astigmatism and manifest hypermetropia not more than +3.5D including Astigmatism. The Colour vision standard will be CP-III (Defective Safe).

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UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Selection Process

UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 exam will consist of 2 stages, i.e., written exam and SSB Interview. UPSC prepares a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion. Such candidates shall appear before a Services Selection Board (SSB) for Intelligence and Personality Test where candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be assessed on Officers Potentiality and those for the Air Force in addition to the above will have to qualify Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).

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Subject to these conditions the qualified candidates will then be placed in a single combined list on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written Examination and the Services Selection Board Tests. The final allocation/selection for admission to the Army, Navy, Air Force of the National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be made upto the number of vacancies available subject to eligibility, medical fitness and merit-cum-preference of the candidates.

UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Application Process

Aspirants can start filling the NDA & NA I 2020 Application Form from 8th Jan to 28th Jan 2020 at upsconline.nic.in. For your ease, we have listed down some relevant information needed while filling the application form. Let’s have a look at those points:

Category

Fees

Male Unmarried Candidates

Rs. 100

SC/ST candidates

No Fees

Sons of serving/ex-Junior Commissioned Officers/ Non-Commissioned Officers/ Other Ranks of Army and equivalent ranks in the Indian Navy/ Indian Air Force are also not required to pay the prescribed fee if they are studying in Military School (formerly known as King George's School)/ Sainik School run by Sainik Schools Society.

No Fees

UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

Subject

Code

Duration

Maximum Marks

Mathematics (120 Questions)

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01

2 Hours & 30 Minutes

300

General Ability Test (150 Questions)

English + General Knowledge

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Practice UPSC NDA General Ability Test Part-B GK & Current Affairs Mock Test

02

2 Hours & 30 Minutes

600

Total

25

50

900

SSB Test/Interview

900

Note:

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UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Exam Results

UPSC declares the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) Written Examination Results on its official website upsc.gov.in. It includes the Roll. Nos. of the candidates who have qualified for interview by the Services Selection Board (SSB) of the Ministry of Defence for Admission to Army, Navy and Air Force Wings. Within two weeks of announcement of the written result, candidates are requested to register themselves online on the Indian Army Recruiting website joinindianarmy.nic.in.

UPSC NDA & NA I 2020 Mark Sheet

The mark-sheets of the candidates will be put on the Commission’s website within fifteen (15) days from the date of publication of final result (after concluding SSB Interviews) and will remain available on the website for a period of thirty (30) days.

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