UPSC NDA 1 2020 Notification Out for 418 Vacancies [APPLY NOW]

Union Public Service Commission has released the Notification for NDA 1 2020 Examination. The official notice is released on, including detailed PDF about the exam, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, and the number of vacancies.

The UPSC has released NDA 1 2020 notification for admission to the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy under 145th Course of Indian Army and 107th Course of Indian Naval Academy.

Eligibility to Apply for NDA 1 2020

Age Eligibility: 

Candidate must have Date of Birth between 2nd Jul 2001 and 1st Jul 2004. Remember, both dates are included under the eligibility criteria.

Education Qualification:

For Army Wing of NDA: 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 NDA and INA: 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.

Candidates appearing for 12th Standard are also eligible for examination.

Important Dates for NDA 1 2020

  • NDA 2020 Notification Released: 8th Jan 2020
  • Last Date of Form Submission: 28th Jan 2020 till 0600 Hours
  • Date for Admit Card Release: Three Weeks before Exam
  • NDA 1 2020 Exam Date: 19th Apr 2020

Important Instructions for NDA 1 2020 Online Application

  • Candidates must possess one photo ID viz Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Driving License, School Photo ID, Passport, or any other government-issued ID.
  • After the form submission, Online Applications will be withdrawn between 4th Feb and 11th Feb 2020.
  • The e-Admit cards for eligible candidates will be issued three weeks before the exam date.
  • During the written exam, only a Black ballpoint pen is permitted to use. 
  • In the exam premises, no electronic gadget will be permitted.

NDA 1 2020 Vacancies

In 2020, the Union Public Service Commission has released the NDA 2020 notification for a total of 418 candidates out of which 370 will be selected for the Indian Army (208), Navy (42), and Air Force (120). 48 Seats are kept reserved for Naval Academy 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme.

However, the number of vacancies may change depending upon the training capacity of NDA and INA. Candidates who are selected through all the stages will be considered to join the respective defence forces and earn stars on their shoulders.

NDA 2020 Exam Center List

The written exam for NDA 1 2020 will be conducted across the country. The NDA exam will be held in Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur, and Vishakhapatnam.

Fees for NDA Online Application

Candidates are required to pay INR 100/- as the Fees for NDA online application. However, SC/ST Candidates, Sons of JCOs, NCOs, and ORs are exempted from the fee payment.

Fee payment can be either done in any SBI Branch via cash or using SBI Net Banking. You can even use your Visa/Master Card/ Rupay Credit/Debit card.

If you have any doubts regarding NDA 1 2020 Online Application, drop us an mail at [email protected].

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