UPSC NDA 2022: NDA II Exam (Sept 4), NDA 2021 Result (Out)

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Sep 4, 2022

Jun 21, 2022

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UPSC NDA II 2022 application withdrawal facility was closed on Jun 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM. NDA II exam will be conducted on Sept 4, 2022, as a pen and paper-based test. A total of 8262 candidates are qualified to appear for the exam.

UPSC NDA 2022 gives the candidates a golden opportunity to be a part of the incredible men who are an integral part of the country's defense system and serve as the lords of the Land, Air, and Waters of the Indian Subcontinent. National Defence Academy Exam, commonly known as NDA exam, is conducted to recruit candidates in the Army, Navy, and Air Force. This is a national-level test conducted by UPSC twice a year in April and September.

Latest Updates on UPSC NDA

  • Jun 20, 2022: UPSC NDA II 2022 application withdrawal window was closed on Jun 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Read More
  • Jun 15, 2022: UPSC has declared the final result for NDA II 2021 on Jun 14, 2022, on the official website. Read More
  • Jun 14, 2022: UPSC NDA II 2022 application withdrawal window will be open from Jun 14 - 20, 2022. Read More

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NDA 2022 Application Form

UPSC NDA II 2022 application withdrawal facility was opened on Jun 14, 2022, and was closed on Jun 20, 2022, at 6:00 PM.  Candidates who did not wish to appear for the NDA II 2022 exam even after filling the application form could avail this facility. 

The application form was released on the official website on May 18, 2022. However, the offline fee payment had to be done by Jun 6, 2022. Aspirants can find the form on the official website and must fill the same before the last date. The exam is set to be conducted on Sept 4, 2022

NDA 2022 Application Form Fee

Candidates must apply for the exam through the online method only. Candidates can pay an application fee either online or offline. An application fee of INR 100 can either be deposited as cash in any branch of the SBI or it can be paid by using the net banking facility of SBI or by using Debit Card/Credit Card. Candidates who select the 'Pay by Cash' mode should take a printout of the system generated pay-in-slip and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day.

Candidates belonging to SC/ST/JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from paying the application fee. Candidates are required to upload a recent photograph and signature as per the required format. A page with the candidate's registration number will be generated. Candidates must take a printout of this page.

The table below shows the particulars of NDA 2022 application fee.

NDA Application Form Fee
Category NDA Application Fee
General/OBC INR 100
SC/ST/JCO/NCO/OR Nil

NDA 2022 Document Upload

While filling out NDA 2022 application form, candidates must upload certain documents. These documents must be according to the standards prescribed by the exam authorities. Candidates have to upload their latest passport size photograph taken against a white background and a signature in blue or black ink. Other specifications regarding these documents that candidates must follow are tabulated below.

NDA 2022 Document Upload Specifications
Document File Size File Format Resolution
(Height X Width)
Bit Depth
Photograph 3 KB - 40 KB JPG 140 Pixel X 110 Pixel 24 Bit
Signature 3 KB - 40 KB JPG 140 Pixel X 110 Pixel 24 Bit

Steps to Apply for NDA 2022

The step by step procedures on how to apply for NDA 2022 exam is mentioned below.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC NDA 2022.
  • Step 2: Register by providing all details that have been asked in Part I of the registration form.
  • Step 3: In Part II, provide the personal, basic, and contact details.
  • Step 4: Upload the pre-scanned copies of the photograph and signature.
  • Step 5: At last, make the payment for the successful submission of NDA 2022 application form.

Read More: NDA 2022 Application Form

About UPSC NDA Exam

NDA (National Defense Academy) examination is a national level test conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) twice a year to fill in the vacancies available in various roles. This exam acts as a gateway for recruiting candidates in the Army, Navy, and Air Force. This national-level exam is conducted twice a year in more than 41 cities across India.

The recruitment process consists of two stages. The first stage in NDA 2022 is the written test which will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper-based). The candidates who qualify in the written test will be eligible to attend the next stage which is the personal interview. Candidates can refer to the notification to get detailed information about the vacancies and the eligibility criteria of the desired post before applying to the exam.

NDA Exam

NDA is the first tri-service academy in the world where cadets of the three services, Army, Navy, and the Air Force train together before they go on to respective service academies for further pre-commissioning training.

NDA 2022 Exam Highlights
Exam Name UPSC NDA
Full Form Union Public Service Commission National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Exam
Exam Level National
Exam Category Under Graduate
Exam Mode Offline (Pen and Paper-based)
Conducting Body UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)
Frequency Twice a year (NDA I & NDA II)
Required Marital Status Unmarried
Official Website www.upsc.gov.in

NDA is located in Khadakwasla, Pune, Maharashtra. Cadets who are accepted and successfully complete the program are sent to their respective training academies for one year of training before granting commission.

Army cadets go to Indian Military Academy (IMA) at Dehradun, Air Force cadets to Air Force Academy (AFA) at Dundigal, Hyderabad, and Naval cadets to Indian Naval Academy (INA) at Ezhimala, Kerala.

UPSC NDA 2022 Exam Dates

Candidates have to make a note of all the important dates related to NDA 2022 exam and try to complete all the relevant tasks before the last date to avoid any last-minute hassle. Candidates can check NDA 2022 exam dates in the table given below.

NDA 2022 Exam Dates
Events Dates
NDA I NDA II
NDA 2022 Notification Dec 22, 2021 May 18, 2022
Release of NDA 2022 Application Form Dec 22, 2021 May 18, 2022
Last Date to Submit NDA 2022 Application Form Jan 11, 2022 Jun 7, 2022 (By 6:00 PM)
Last Date to Pay NDA 2022 Fee Offline Jan 27, 2022 Jun 6, 2022
Online Application Withdraw Jan 18 - 24, 2022 Jun 14 - 20, 2022
Release of NDA 2022 Admit Card Mar 18, 2022 Aug 2022
NDA 2022 Exam Dates Apr 10, 2022 Sep 4, 2022
Announcement of NDA 2022 Results May 9, 2022 Nov 2022

Read More: NDA 2022 Exam Dates

UPSC NDA Examination/Recruitment Tests Notification 2023

UPSC has released the annual exam schedule for the year 2023 on May 4, 2022. UPSC candidates can view UPSC NDA annual exam calendar on UPSC's official website.

NDA 2022 Vacancy

The vacancies for NDA II have been released along with the official notification. A total of 400 vacancies are available, and the female candidates can appear for 19 vacancies. Candidates can check previous year's vacancies for some ideas. The number of vacancies that was filled through NDA 2020 1 & 2 exam is given below.

UPSC NDA I Vacancies 2020
Academy Vacancy
National Defence Academy 370 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy, and 120 for Air Force)
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) 43

NDA 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must ensure to check NDA 2022 eligibility before filling up the application form. NDA 2022 eligibility consists of Nationality, Age Limit, Gender, Minimum Qualifications, and Physical Standards.

Nationality

The nationality criteria for UPSC NDA exam 2022 is mentioned below.

  • Citizen of India
  • Subject of Bhutan
  • Subject of Nepal
  • Tibetan refugees who came over to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement in India.
  • 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 permanent settlement.

NDA 2022 Age Limit

The age limit criteria for UPSC NDA is as follows.

  • Only unmarried males with a date of birth not later than Jul 1, 2004, are eligible for NDA I exam.
  • Candidates born between Jan 2, 2002, and Jan 1, 2005, are eligible for NDA II 2022 exam.
  • Female candidates and married candidates are not eligible to apply for the examination.
Age Limit for NDA
Age Limit Age (years)
Minimum Age 15.7 years (not later than Jan 1, 2005)/ 16 years during the commencement of course
Maximum Age 18.7 years (not earlier than Jan 2, 2002)/ 19 years during the commencement of the course

NDA 2022 Minimum Qualification

The candidates applying for UPSC NDA should have the mentioned minimum qualification.

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Passed class 12 examination conducted by a state education board or university.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at Indian Naval Academy: Passed class 12 or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a state education board or university.

Candidates who are appearing in class 12 or equivalent examinations can also apply for the exam.

UPSC NDA 2022 Physical Standards

Physical standards for the candidates of UPSC NDA are as follows.

  • Candidates seeking admission to the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy examinations must be physically fit as per the physical standards set by the conducting authority.
  • Candidates who have resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of the Armed Forces are not eligible to apply for the exam.

Read More: NDA 2022 Eligibility

NDA 2022 Admit Card

UPSC NDA 2022 admit card can only be downloaded from the official website. Admit cards will not be sent by post to any candidate. The admit cards for UPSC NDA I 2022 are released on the official website on Mar 14, 2022.

Candidates must take the admit card to the exam hall on the exam date. Candidates without admit card will not be allowed to write the examination. Candidates should visit the official website to get the latest updates about the examination including important dates.

NDA 2022 Admit Card Download

To download UPSC NDA admit card follow the given steps.

  • Step 1: Visit the official UPSC website and click on the active exam link to download the admit card.
  • Step 2: Under the list of active exams click on UPSC NDA 2022 exam link:
  • Step 3: Candidates will be directed to a page where you can click on the link to access the admit card:
  • Step 4: A new page will open where you should click on the link to download the admit card:
  • Step 5: Once you click on the link, the candidate will be directed to the page to log in. Candidates can select the option given on the screen to log in with the registration number/roll number.
  • Step 6: Once you click on a choice, fill in the details and click the 'Submit' button
  • Step 7: UPSC NDA (I) admit card will be displayed on the computer screen.
  • Step 8: Download and review the admit card.
  • Step 9: Take a printout for the future.

Details Mentioned on NDA 2022 Admit Card

Candidates can check the below information regarding the contents of NDA 2022 admit card:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Roll Number
  • Candidate’s Photograph and Signature
  • Exam Date and Time
  • Exam Centre
  • Exam Centre Address
  • Centre Code

Documents to Carry With NDA 2022 Admit Card

Candidates will need to carry certain documents to the exam centre. These documents are:

  • An original photo identity proof
  • Photocopy/xerox copy of the photo identity proof
  • Two passport size photographs

Invigilators at the exam centre will verify these documents and then only applicants will be allowed to enter the exam hall. Candidates can bring any one of the following documents as photo identity proof.

  • Aadhar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Voter Card
  • Permanent Driver's License
  • Passport
  • Ration Card.

Read More: NDA 2022 Admit Card

NDA 2022 Exam Centres

The following is a list of NDA 2022 exam centres. Candidates can select any three from the following list of NDA 2022 exam centres based on their preference during the application process.

NDA 2022 Exam Centres
Exam Centre Exam Centre
Agartala Kochi
Ahmedabad Kohima
Aizawl Kolkata
Allahabad Lucknow
Bengaluru Madurai
Bareilly Mumbai
Bhopal Nagpur
Chandigarh Panaji (Goa)
Chennai Patna
Cuttack Port Blair
Dehradun Raipur
Delhi Ranchi
Dharwad Sambalpur
Dispur Shillong
Gangtok Shimla
Hyderabad Srinagar
Imphal Thiruvananthapuram
Itanagar Tirupati
Jaipur Udaipur
Jammu Vishakhapatnam
Jorhat

Read More: NDA 2022 Exam Centres

NDA 2022 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern has been set by Union Public Service Commission based on which NDA 2022 exam will be conducted. NDA exam will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper-based test). There will be a negative marking for every wrong answer.

Candidates who score qualifying marks in NDA 2022 written exam will be selected for the next phase which is the SSB interview. In the interview, the candidates will be tested for intelligence and personality test.

NDA Exam Pattern
Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration
Paper I (Mathematics) 120 300 150 Minutes
Paper II (General Ability) 150 600 150 Minutes

NDA 2022 Written Exam Pattern

NDA 2022 exam has two parts, Mathematics and General Aptitude and they are both conducted in offline mode (pen and paper-based). A total of 120 questions multiple choice-based objective questions will be asked in the Mathematics section and a total of 150 multiple choice-based objective type questions will be asked in the General Ability section.

Both exams are being conducted for a duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes. Negative marking is practiced in the evaluation scheme.

NDA 2022 Written Exam Pattern
Topic Mathematics General Ability
Mode Offline Offline
Type of Question MCQs MCQs
Language English and Hindi English and Hindi
Sections Mathematics English and General Knowledge
Marking 2.5 for every correct answer 4 for every correct answer
Negative Marking 0.83 for every wrong answer 1.33 for every wrong answer

NDA 2022 Interview

UPSC has announced NDA 1 2022 result with names on May 12, 2022. A total of 8262 candidates had qualified UPSC NDA written exam. The qualified candidates will be called for the interview process. It includes two stages- psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test. Candidates qualifying for the stage one interview process will be considered for the stage 2 process.

NDA 2022 Medical Test

After clearing the SSB interview, candidates are required to undergo a medical test.

Read More: NDA 2022 Exam Pattern

NDA 2022 Syllabus

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) sets NDA 2022 syllabus. The syllabus for NDA 2022 exam is divided into two Papers - Paper 1 (Mathematics) and Paper 2 (General Ability).

NDA 2022 Syllabus for Mathematics

NDA 2022 syllabus for Mathematics is given below.

  • Algebra
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry of two and three Dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability

NDA 2022 Syllabus for General Ability

NDA 2022 syllabus for General Ability is divided into two parts which are given below.

  • Part A - English: It covers various topics like Grammar and Usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Cohesion to test the candidate's proficiency in English.
  • Part B - General Knowledge: It covers various subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography, and Current Events.

Read More: NDA 2022 Syllabus

NDA 2022 Reference Books

To score more in NDA 2022 exam candidates have to prepare very well. As the competition is very high in this exam, candidates should go for the best NDA 2022 books available. Some of the books are listed below.

NDA Reference Books
Book Author / Publication
UPSC NDA Examination E S Ramasamy
Pathfinder NDA / NA Arihant Publications
5800+ MCQ's NDA / NA Disha Publications
Solved Papers NDA / NA Arihant Publications
Mathematics for NDA / NA R S Aggarwal
10 Practice sets NDA / NA Arihant Publications

NDA 2022 Preparation Tips

Preparation tips for NDA 2022 exam are below.

  • Candidates must know the syllabus thoroughly.
  • Understand the exam pattern and the topics included.
  • Make a realistic timetable and map out a preparation plan
  • Invest in quality reference material and practice books.
  • Practice until you are perfect using mock tests and previous year papers available.

Read More: NDA Exam 2022 Reference Books

NDA 2022 Results

UPSC has declared the final result for NDA II 2021 exam on Jun 14, 2022, in the form of a PDF file with the roll numbers of qualified candidates. Based on the marks obtained in the written test and SSB Interview, a total of 462 candidates have qualified to get admission in the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy for the 148th course and the Naval Academy for the 110th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC).

The marks obtained by the candidates in the Medical exam of UPSC NDA II 2021 is not considered in the preparation of merit lists. The marks obtained by the candidates will be released on the official website within 15 days.

NDA 1 2022 results were declared by UPSC on May 9, 2022, on the official website, and later UPSC has announced NDA 1 2022 result with names on May 12, 2022. A total of 8262 candidates had qualified UPSC NDA written exam. The result with names displays the list of qualified candidates and their respective roll numbers.

Results was updated in the form of PDF and candidates can download and view the roll numbers of candidates who are shortlisted to attend the interview process. The shortlisted candidates then have to register on the official website. After the results of the interview are announced the final mark list of the candidates will be released within 15 days and candidates can view it until 30 days.

After the declaration of NDA 2022 results, a merit list will be prepared by UPSC on the basis of which candidates should appear before a services selection board for the Intelligence and Personality test where the candidates for the Army/Navy wings of NDA and 10+2 cadet entry scheme of the Naval Academy will be judged on Officers Potentiality and those for the Air Force in addition to the above will have to qualify Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).

Steps to Check NDA 2022 Results

UPSC NDA results can be checked by following the steps below.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC.
  • Step 2: Click on the respective NDA result link under the 'What's New' section, on the homepage. 
  • Step 3: Click on the PDF link for the exam the result is declared.
  • Step 4: The result will be displayed in the PDF file.
  • Step 5: To find the particular result, click 'Ctrl +F', and enter the name or roll number to find the result easily.
  • Step 5: Download and print the result PDF for future reference.

Read More: NDA 2022 Results

NDA 2022 Cut Off

NDA 2022 cut off will be released after the declaration of the result. Candidates securing the cut off marks will be called up for the two-stage selection procedure.

NDA 2022 Cut Off Parameters

UPSC sets NDA 2022 cut off marks based on the following parameters.

  • Total candidates appearing for NDA 2022 exam.
  • Vacancies in the academies (NDA and NA).
  • Previous year's cut off marks.
  • Performance of candidates.
  • The difficulty level of exam.

NDA 2022 Expected Cut Off

The expected cut off for NDA exam 2022 is below.

NDA 2022 Cut Off
Section Expected Cut Off
General Ability Test 370 - 410 Out of 600
Mathematics 185 - 210 Out of 300

NDA Cut Off Previous Years

NDA cut off for previous years is mentioned below.

NDA Previous year Cut Off
Year Minimum Qualifying Marks for Written Stage (Out of 900 Marks)
2017 342 (At Least 34% in Each Paper)
2016 288 (At Least 25% in Each Paper)
2015 306 (At Least 30% in Each Paper)

Read More: NDA 2022 Cut Off

NDA 2022 Recruitment

UPSC NDA 2022 recruitment is conducted to recruit candidates for the posts of Army, Navy Air Force for NDA and NA. The vacancies for 2022 have not been announced as of yet, it will be announced along with the official notification.

In 2020, there were a total of 413 vacancies to be filled for NDA II and 418 for NDA & NA I. The exam was conducted on September 6, 2020. Candidates can go through the below-tabulated data for the previous year vacancies.

UPSC NDA & NA II 2020 Recruitment

NDA 2020 Vacancies
UPSC NDA & NA II 2020 Recruitment Vacancies
Army (NDA) 208
Navy (NDA) 42
Air (NDA) 120
Total 370
Naval Academy 43
Total 413

NDA 2022 Selection Process

The selection process for NDA 2022 is a two-step procedure that consists of a written exam and an interview. The written test is qualifying in nature. Candidates need to score higher than the minimum qualifying marks to be eligible to attend the next round, which is the interview. The interview has two stages, namely Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test.

Candidates will go through stage one on the first day of reporting at the selection centres. Candidates qualifying the Stage I will go through Stage II. The final mark list of Candidates qualifying for stage II will be released after the successful conduction of the interview. Those candidates need to submit the original class 10 pass certificate and class 12 pass certificate along with one photocopy.

To be selected for the Army/Navy/Naval Academy and Air Force, candidates will have to secure the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the Conducting Authority and Officer Potentiality Test as fixed by Service Selection Board.

Read More: NDA 2022 Recruitment

NDA 2022 Salary

During the training in service academies, a fixed stipend or salary will be given to the Cadets which is INR 56,100. Candidates can go through the below-tabulated data based on the rank and pay level.

NDA 2022 Salary
Rank Pay Level
Lieutenant to Major Lieutenant - Level 10 - INR 56,100 - INR 1,77,500Captain - Level 10 B - INR 61,200 - INR 1, 93,900Major - Level 11 - INR 69,400 - INR 2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel to Major General Lieutenant Colonel - Level 12 - INR 1,21,200- INR 2,12,400Colonel - Level 13 - INR 1,30,600- INR 2,15,900Brigadier - Level 13 - INR 1,39,600 - INR 2,17,600Major General - Level 14 - INR 1,44,200 - INR 2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15 INR 1,82,200 - INR 2,24,100
HAG + Scale Level 16 - INR 2,05,400 - INR 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cadet/Lieutenant General (NFSG) Level 17 - INR 2,25,000
COAS Level 18 - INR 2,5,000

UPSC NDA 2022 Contact Details

In case of question of queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through the following contact details. 

Address:
Union Public Service Commission,
Dholpur House,
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi- 110069.

Phone Number: 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

Email ID: [email protected]

Official Website: www.upsc.gov.in

FAQs

What is UPSC NDA?

Full form of UPSC NDA is Union Public Service Commission - National Defense Academy. The entrance exam is conducted twice a year by UPSC for candidates who aspire to become students at the NDA. NDA Exam is conducted for recruiting candidates in the Army, Navy and Air Force.

When will the official notification of UPSC NDA 2022 be released?

The official notification for UPSC NDA II 2022 has been released on May 18, 2022. NDA I 2022 notification was released on Dec 22, 2021.

When will UPSC NDA 2022 exam be conducted?

NDA II 2022 exam will be conducted on Sep 4, 2022. The written exam for NDA I was conducted on Apr 10, 2022.

What is the pattern of UPSC NDA 2022 exam?

The exam is divided into 2 papers. Paper 1 is a Mathematics test of 300 marks and Paper 2 is a General Ability Test of 600 marks. Both papers are conducted Offline (pen and paper-based) and contain only Multiple Choice based Objective type Questions.

Will there be an interview round after UPSC NDA 2022 exam?

Yes. Shortlisted candidates after the written examination are put forward for an Intelligence and Personality Test through an interview. The interview carries 900 marks and can run up to a period of 3 to 4 days.

What is the educational qualification specified in UPSC NDA 2022 Eligibility Criteria?

The educational qualification for Army Wing of National Defence Academy is that the candidate must have passed class 12 examination conducted by a state education board or university, and for Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 cadet entry scheme at the Indian Naval Academy, they must have passed class 12 or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a state education board or university. Candidates who are appearing in class 12 or equivalent examination can also apply for the exam.

What are the courses offered upon clearing the UPSC NDA 2022 exam?

Various courses are available for admission at the NDA. Like B.A, B.Sc, and B.Tech at the Naval Academy.

When is the deadline for submitting the UPSC NDA II 2022 Application Form?

The last date to submit UPSC NDA II 2022 application form is Jun 7, 2022, however, the offline fee payment must be done by Jun 6, 2022. Aspirants can find the form on the official website and must fill the same before the last date. The exam is set to be conducted on Sep 4, 2022. 

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