Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has finally made a declaration to postpone the National Defence Academy (NDA) written Exam, which was to be conducted 19th April 2020. Ongoing countrywide lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak is the sole reason for rescheduling the exam to a later date. Earlier it was expected that NDA 1 2020 admit card will be released in the 3rd week of March; however, due to the ongoing outbreak, the commission decided to halt all the ongoing exams and conduct them once the pandemic disease comes under control.
The online registration for NDA 1 2020 started on 28th January 2020. On the UPSC official website, the notification has been released that:
“NDA & NA Exam (I) 2020, scheduled to be held on 19.04.2020, stands deferred till further notice.”
NDA (I) 2020 New Exam Date
UPSC has currently only notified about the rescheduling of the written exam, but they haven’t informed about the new exam date. The statement released by the UPSC clearly says that the exam is postponed until further notice.
With this rescheduling, comes a golden opportunity for the candidates to invest more time in self-study and keep them self-quarantined simultaneously.
About NDA 1 2020 Exam
This year, UPSC is supposed to fill 418 vacancies for the admission in Indian Army, Navy and Air force wings of NDA for the 145th Course, and the 107th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). The courses will commence from 2nd January 2021. Candidates will be selected through a written exam followed by the two-stage SSB Interview and Medical. Once they clear the medicals, the final NDA merit list will be released for candidates alongside their courses and joining date.
UPSC NDA 1 2020 will be of objective type and carrying 900 Marks. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.