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NDA Notification 2022: Dates, Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus


NDA Notification 2022: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released NDA 2 admit card on August 10, 2022. Candidates can download their admit cards online on the official website, i.e., upsc.gov.in. They need to enter the login credentials like registration ID/ roll number and date of birth. The UPSC NDA 2 exam will be conducted on September 04, 2022.

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However, the NDA 2 2022 application form was available from May 18 to June 07, 2022. UPSC conducts NDA to select the eligible candidates for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC) of the NDA for the 150th Course and the 112th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). Read on to know more.

Latest: The UPSC NDA 2 admit card 2022 is available. Candidates can download their admit cards here.

NDA 2 Notification 2022

The NDA 2 notification 2022 was released on May 18, 2022, at upsc.gov.in, announcing 400 vacancies for boys and girls to be recruited for the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy for the fiscal year 2022-23. Before applying for the exam, aspirants should review the UPSC NDA 2 announcement 2022 to gain an understanding of the exam. The direct PDF download link for the NDA 2 notification is provided below:

NDA 2022 Exam Dates

The UPSC has released the dates for the NDA (I) and (II) 2022 exams. Candidates can check the complete exam schedule from the table mentioned below:

NDA 2 Exam Date 2022

NDA (II) 2022 EventsDates
Notification May 18, 2022
Application formMay 18 to June 07, 2022
Admit card dateAugust 10, 2022
Written exam September 04, 2022
Date of written exam resultTo Be Announced

NDA 1 Exam Date 2022

NDA (I) 2022 EventsDates
Notification December 22, 2021
Application form December 22, 2021, to January 11, 2022
Admit cardMarch 14, 2022
Written exam April 10, 2022
Date of written exam resultMay 09, 2022

Note –

  • NDA exam is conducted to recruit candidates in India’s prestigious defence organisations, i.e. Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • UPSC is responsible for conducting the written exam, while SSB is responsible for taking the interview.
  • After the NDA exam and SSB, shortlisted candidates will be recruited to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC).

UPSC NDA 2022 Vacancy

UPSC has released a total of 400 vacancies for NDA-2. For these vacancies, the shortlisted candidates shall be placed among National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA). Based on their posting, they will be assigned different duties and responsibilities.

Here is a detailed breakdown of NDA-II vacancies:

Name of the post


National Defence Academy (148)


208 (including 10 for female candidates)


42 (including 3 for female candidates)

Air Force

120 (28 for Ground Duties)


92 (including 2 for female candidates)

GD Tech

18 (including 2 for female candidates)

GD Non-Tech

10 (including 2 for female candidates)



Naval Academy (110)

(10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)

30 (for male candidates only)



UPSC NDA Eligibility Criteria 2022

To be eligible for the exam, candidates must meet the following NDA 2022 Eligibility criteria:

  • Nationality: The candidate should be an Indian or a citizen of Bhutan/Nepal or a Tibetan refugee or have 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.
  • Age Limit, Sex, and Marital Status: Both male and female candidates for the NDA 1 exam must have been born between July 2, 2002, and July 1, 2005. Both male and female candidates for the NDA 2 exam must have been born between January 2, 2003, and January 1, 2006.
  • Educational Qualification: Different academies have different educational requirements. Candidates can see the educational criteria in the table below.
AcademyEducational Qualification
Army Wing of National Defence AcademyPassed Class 12/HSC or equivalent from a recognised board or university. 
Air Force, Navy, and Naval Academy of National Defence AcademyPassed Class 12/HSC with Physics and Mathematics 
  • The candidate should be physically fit.

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How to Apply for NDA-2 Recruitment?

Candidates can follow the stepwise procedure to apply for the NDA 2022 exam:

1st Step: Go to the official website of UPSC: upsconline.nic.inNote that the link might show that the connection is not secure for mobile users. So, go to “Advanced” and click on “Proceed to upsconline.nic.in”.
2nd Step: Click on Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC and then on the relevant link to apply for NDA 2022 Exam.
3rd Step: A new page will appear where you must fill Part-I and Part-II to complete the application procedure.
4th Step: In Part I, candidates have to enter their Personal Details and other information to register themselves. Upon successful registration, a Registration ID will be generated. This Registration ID will be required to proceed to Part II of filling up the NDA Application Form.
5th Step: In Part II, candidates must enter their payment details and preferred examination centre and upload a Photograph, Signature, Card Document, and Photo Identity.
6th Step: Agree to the terms and conditions.
7th Step: Click on Submit NDA 2 Application form.

NDA Application Fee

Here is the application fee for the UPSC NDA 2022 Exam as per the official notification:

NDA Application FeeRs 100/-
No Application Fee forSC/ ST candidates/ Sons of JCOs/ NCOs/ ORs
Mode of paymentOffline and Online
  • Offline Mode: Required to submit Pay-in-slip to any branch of SBI.
  • Online Mode: Has to pay using debit/ credit card or internet banking.

NDA Selection Process 2022

There are two stages in the NDA selection process, i.e. Written Test and SSB Interview. Candidates must clear the Written Examination to move to the second stage, i.e. SSB Interview. 

The SSB Interview comprises various psychological and intelligence tests, which will be conducted for 5 days. After the SSB interview, document verification and medical examination will be conducted. Based on the final merit list, candidates will be asked to report for the medical examination.

After selection, candidates have to undergo training at Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy. On successful completion of training, the candidate will serve as an Indian Army/ Navy/ Air Force Officer.

NDA 2022 Exam Pattern

The NDA Exam will have only objective-type questions. The questions will be asked in English as well as Hindi.

Subject (Code)DurationMaximum Marks
Mathematics (01) – 120 Questions150 mins300 Marks
General Ability Test (02) – 150 Questions
(English and General Knowledge)
150 mins600 Marks
Total300 mins900 Marks
 SSB Test/Interview5 days900 Marks

NDA Marking Scheme

The NDA Exam has negative markings. One-third of the marks allotted to a question will be reduced on every wrong attempt.

Marking SchemeCorrect Answer RewardsNegative Marking
Mathematics2.5 Marks– 0.83 Marks
General Ability Test4 Marks– 1.33 Marks

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NDA 2022 Syllabus

Candidates appearing for the NDA 2 exam must prepare for subjects like Mathematics, General Knowledge and English Subjects.

Mathematics: Integral calculus and Differential Equations, Matrices & Determinants, Algebra, Analytical Geometry of two and three Dimensions, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, etc.

English: The candidate will be assessed based on the understanding of English and workman, like the use of words. This syllabus will cover Grammar and Usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension, Antonyms and Synonyms.

General Knowledge: The question paper on General Knowledge will cover the subjects like Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.

NDA 2022 Admit Card

NDA admit card will be released in the third week of August 2022. The candidates can download the hall ticket from the official website of UPSC. The NDA hall ticket can be downloaded via logging in with the Roll Number or Registration Number. The candidates will not get any hard copy of their hall ticket via post.

NDA Cut off 2022

Check previous years’ cut off for the NDA exam mentioned in the tabular column below:

NDA & NA ExamWritten Exam Cut offFinal Cut off
NDA I 2021343 Marks709 Marks
NDA II 2021355 Marks726 Marks
NDA I 2020355 Marks723 Marks
NDA II 2020355 Marks719 Marks
NDA I 2019342 Marks704 Marks
NDA II 2018325 Marks688 Marks
NDA I 2018338 Marks705 Marks
NDA II 2017258 Marks624 Marks
NDA I 2017342 Marks708 Marks
NDA II 2016229 Marks602 Marks
NDA I 2016288 Marks656 Marks

Note: Candidates have to score at least 25% marks in each subject.

NDA 2022 Result

The written and final NDA results are released online in two stages. A merit list for both stages will be released on the day of the NDA result. Candidates whose names are present in the NDA Result PDF are required to appear for the SSB Interview. 

NDA results will be made available on the official website of the UPSC. The result will comprise both the roll number and the names of the selected candidates.

Also, check out these links:

NDA RecruitmentNDA Exam Dates
NDA Application FormNDA Syllabus
NDA Preparation TipsNDA Books
NDA Question PaperNDA Result

FAQs on NDA Notification 2022

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the NDA Exam 2022:

Q.1: When was NDA (I) 2022 notification released?
Ans: The NDA (I) 2022 notification was released on December 22, 2021.

Q.2: When will the NDA (II) 2022 notification be released?
Ans: The NDA (II) notification was released on May 18, 2022.

Q.3: Can girls apply for the NDA exam?
Ans: Yes, after the Supreme Court’s interim judgement, girls can now appear for the NDA exam. Previously, they were not permitted to apply for the exam.

Q.4: Can a married candidate apply for the NDA exam?
Ans: No, only unmarried male and female applicants are eligible to apply for the NDA exam.

Q.5: How many posts are available for NDA II female candidates?
Ans: As per the latest NDA Notification, there are 19 posts available for NDA II female candidates.

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