NDA 2 2020 Notification And Exam Date

UPSC has published the NDA 2 2020 notification on 16 June 2020. Defence aspirants who want to join the army, navy and airforce after 10+2 can apply for the NDA Exam. NDA 2 2020 registration last date will be 6 July 2020. NDA 2 2020 written exam will be conducted on 6 september 2020.

About NDA Exam

Exam name National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination 
Conducted by UPSC 
Exam level National 
Exam category After Class 12
Frequency of exam Twice a year
Exam stages Written Test and SSB Interview 
Exam mode Offline 
Exam duration 5 hours (Mathematics – 2 ½ hours, General Ability Test (GAT) – 2 ½ hours) 
Exam syllabus Mathematics – Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability. GAT – English, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Geography, Current Events etc. 
Exam pattern GAT – 150 objective type questions  Mathematics – 120 objective type questions 
Language English and Hindi 
Exam purpose For admission to National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) 
Test cities 41
Exam helpdesk011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543 
Official websiteupsc.gov.in

NDA 2  2020 Important Dates

EventsDatesSalient Features 
Notification 16-Jun-2020NDA 2 notification is available in PDF format. 
Application form 16-Jun-2020Application forms are made available along with the notification 
Last date to apply 06-July-2020Candidates can apply within the application deadline 
Written exam 06-Sept-2020The written exam of NDA will be conducted in two shifts and comprises two papers. 
Admit card Mid-week of August 2020NDA 2 admit card 2020 will be released online for registered candidates. 
Declaration of written result December 2020The result of the written exam is declared on the official website in PDF form
SSB Interview January/February  2021SSB Interview is conducted in two stages. 
Final result May 2021NDA 2 final result is announced in May.

NDA 2 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria in order to be eligible for the exam. 

Age Limit: For NDA 2 exam, candidates must have born not earlier than January 2, 2002, and not later than January 1, 2005.  Candidates who have born not earlier than July 2, 2001, and not later than July 1, 2004, are eligible to apply for NDA 1 exam. The date of birth is calculated as mentioned on the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation.

Educational qualification: The educational qualification is different for different academies. Candidates can check the educational qualification prescribed for different academies in UPSC Notification:

Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Candidates must have passed Class 12/HSC under 10+2 pattern of school education or equivalent from a recognised board or university. 

Air Force, Navy and Naval Academy of National Defence Academy: Candidates must have passed Class 12/HSC under 10+2 pattern of school education with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University. 

NDA 2 2020 Exam Day Guidelines 

  • Candidates should carry their NDA admit card to the exam center 
  • Along with the admit card, candidates should also carry one photo-identity proof 
  • Carry clipboard or hardboard and a black ball pen for marking their responses
  • Sheet for doing rough work is provided by the invigilator 
  • 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 are not allowed inside the examination center
  • Misconduct during exam is not entertained and serious actions will be taken against the candidates doing the same
  • Strict action is taken against those candidates found copying or cheating 

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