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  • Last Modified 20-09-2022
  • Written By Varsha
  • Last Modified 20-09-2022

UPSC NDA Recruitment 2022: Dates, Result, Merit List, Cutoff

NDA Recruitment 2022: The Union Public Service Commission announced the UPSC NDA 2 result on September 19, 2022. Candidates can check the written exam result online on the official website, i.e., upsc.gov.in. Furthermore, they can access the result from the link updated in this article. The UPSC NDA 2 exam was conducted on September 04, 2022.

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Candidates can check the roll numbers of qualified candidates on the merit list. Qualified candidates have to appear for interviews conducted by Services Selection Board (SSB). The Commission conducts UPSC NDA for admission to Army, Navy, and Air Force Wings of the National Defence Academy and for the Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). Candidates can further read the article to know about the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, selection process, and other details.

Latest: The UPSC NDA 2 written exam result is available now. Candidates can check the result here.

NDA Recruitment 2022: Overview

Before getting into the details of NDA Recruitment, let us have an overview of the exam mentioned below:

Exam NameNDA and NA
NDA exam Full FormNational Defence Academy
NA Exam Full FormNaval Academy
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Frequency of ExamTwice a Year
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam StagesWritten Exam & SSB Interview
Exam ModeOffline
Number of Exam Centers77
Official Websiteupsc.gov.in

UPSC NDA Important Dates 2022

Candidates can check the important dates of UPSC NDA (I) and (II) recruitment exams from the table given below:

UPSC NDA I Dates 2022

Start of NDA 1December 22, 2021
Last Date to Apply OnlineJanuary 11, 2022
NDA 1 Application Withdrawal Last DateJanuary 24, 2022
Release of NDA 1 Admit CardMarch 2022
NDA 1 Exam DateApril 10, 2022
Release of NDA 1 Answer keyReleased
Declaration of NDA 1 ResultMay 12, 2022

UPSC NDA II Dates 2022

Start of NDA (II) ApplicationMay 18, 2022
Last Date to Apply OnlineJune 07, 2022
NDA (2) Application WithdrawalJune 14 to 20, 2022
Release of NDA 2 Admit CardAugust 10, 2022
NDA 2 Written Exam DateSeptember 04, 2022
Declaration of NDA 2 ResultSeptember 19, 2022

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NDA Vacancies 2022

The UPSC has released NDA I vacancies along with the notification. The vacancy released has been provided in the table below:

National Defence Academy370
Naval Academy30

Note that under National Defense Academy vacancies, 208 vacancies are for Army, 42 for the Navy, and 120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground Duties).

Eligibility Criteria For NDA 2022

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The UPSC NDA Recruitment eligibility criteria are listed below:

Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India or any of the following categories:

  • A Subject of Nepal, or
  • A Person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India 

Provided that these candidates, except Indian citizens, produce a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than July 02, 2002, and not later than July 01, 2005, are eligible.

Educational Qualification: The educational qualification specified by the officials are listed below:

  • For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: The candidates should have passed the 10+2 board exams from a recognized board.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and For Naval Academy: The candidate should have cleared Class 12 board examination in 10+2 pattern or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths as subjects from a recognized board.

NDA Application Form 2022

The NDA application form is available online on the official website of UPSC. Candidates apply online for NDA from the official website. Check how to apply for NDA recruitment 2022 below:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website of UPSC – upsconline.nic.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the link ‘Online Application For Various Examinations of UPSC‘.
  • 3rd Step: Now corresponding to ‘National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I)’ click on the link ‘Click here for Part-I‘ Registration.
  • 4th Step: A instruction page will be displayed; go through the instructions carefully. Thereafter, click on the ‘Yes’ button present at the bottom of the page.
  • 5th Step: Fill up the NDA application form with Name, Mobile Number, Email ID, and all the necessary details. Your Registration ID will be generated.
  • 6th Step: Proceed to Part II of the registration and make the payment of UPSC NDA Application Fee.
  • 7th Step: Upload the scanned copy of photograph, signature and photo ID card in prescribed formats.
  • 8th Step: Select the exam centre and go through the declaration and accept the terms to submit the application form.
  • 9th Step: Recheck all the entered details and click on ‘Submit’. Take a few printouts of the filled application form.

NDA Application Fee

The application fee for UPSC NDA Recruitment is tabulated below:

CategoryApplication Fee
GeneralRs. 100/-
SC/ST Category/ Sons of JCOs, NCOs & ORs.No Fees

The payment can be made through Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit or Debit Card and Net Banking. Besides that, candidates who wish to pay the fee through offline mode can do so by generating the Pay-in-slip during Part-II registration and depositing the fee (in cash) at the counter of the SBI Branch on the next working day.

NDA Exam Centres

The conducting body has increased the number of UPSC NDA exam centres. Check the updated list of NDA exam centres below:

Panaji (Goa)BengaluruUdaipur
GwaliorBilaspur (Chhatisgarh)Vijayawada
Prayagraj (Allahabad)JorhatGangtok
PuneKohimaGautam Buddh Nagar
Almora (Uttarakhand)ThiruvananthapuramNavi Mumbai
IndoreDehradunSrinagar (Uttarakhand)
Anantpur (Andhra Pradesh)TiruchirapalliKolkata
Aurangabad (Maharashtra)TirupatiKozhikode (Calicut)

UPSC NDA Selection Process

The NDA selection process involves two stages:

  • Stage I: Written Test
  • Stage II: SSB Interview

Candidates have to qualify in both stages to get selected for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force Wings of the National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). Furthermore, candidates who qualify in the written test are only eligible to appear for the interview.

NDA Exam Pattern 2022

The NDA exam pattern for the written test is tabulated below:

SubjectsMaximum Marks
GAT (General Ability Test)600
Total Marks900

The examination will be conducted for two papers:

  1. Paper 1 is for Mathematics and the time duration for NDA Maths exam is 2 hours 30 minutes.
  2. Paper 2 is for General Ability Test (GAT) and will consist of two sections – English and General Knowledge. The total time duration of the exam is 2 hours 30 minutes.

The exam pattern for SSB interviews is as follows:

After qualifying in the written test, shortlisted candidates will be called for an SSB interview. Candidates will go through SSB Test/Interview (Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test). Check the following stages and tests conducted during the SSB interview that are given below:

EventDurationMaximum Marks
SSB Interview5 days900

Candidates can further check the detailed NDA syllabus to prepare for the written exam.

NDA Medical Test Details

Candidates who qualify in the SSB Interview will have to reach the Medical Board as per the suggestions of the officials to get themselves evaluated medically. It takes 4 to 5 days of time for the concerned Military Hospital to complete the medical checkup of the candidates. Those who are medically fit will be appointed according to the vacancies and preferences. Candidates who have been declared unfit may seek the advice of the President Special Medical Board for review/appeal.

NDA Admit Card 2022

UPSC releases the NDA admit card online on the official website. Candidates who are appearing for the NDA examination can visit the official website and log in with their credentials to download NDA I and II admit cards. In order to download the NDA hall ticket, candidates can follow the steps below:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website, i.e., upsc.gov.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the NDA Admit Card link.
  • 3rd Step: A login page will appear. Enter the registration/ roll number and date of birth.
  • 4th Step: The NDA Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
  • 5th Step: Candidates are advised to check the details mentioned on the same.
  • 6th Step: Finally, download and take a printout of the hall ticket.

NDA Answer Key 2022

The UPSC will release the NDA answer key after the culmination of the exam. Candidates can download the answer key available in the form of a PDF on the official website. Furthermore, they can calculate their estimated scores with the help of the answer key.

NDA Result 2022

On the basis of performance in the Written Exam and SSB Interview, the candidates will be shortlisted. Considering NDA vacancies, candidates’ medical fitness, and their performance, candidates will be selected for Army, Navy, and Air Force of the National Defence Academy and the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of the Indian Naval Academy.

Candidates who have appeared for the written exam can check the result from the official website. The candidates who have cleared the written exam are now eligible for the SSB interview round, after which they will be shortlisted if selected.

NDA Cutoff 2022

The UPSC will release NDA cutoff marks along with the results on the official website. The cutoff marks are the qualifying marks required by the candidates to become eligible for the next round of the selection process. The cutoff marks are decided based on the number of vacancies, candidates appearing for the exam and difficulty level of the exam.

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FAQs on NDA Recruitment 2022

The frequently asked questions on the NDA recruitment 2022 are given below:

Q.1: When will the NDA result be released?
Ans: UPSC released the NDA 2 written exam result on September 19, 2022. Candidates can access the result through the direct link updated in this article.

Q.2: What is the exam date for NDA I and II?
Ans: The UPSC NDA 1 exam was conducted on April 10, 2022, whereas the NDA 2 exam was held on September 04, 2022.

Q.3: What is the application fee for NDA?
Ans: The application fee for the NDA exam is Rs. 100/-.

Q.4: What is the mode of application?
Ans: UPSC releases the application form in online mode only. Thus, candidates have to apply as well as submit their application form online from the official website.

Q.5: How many vacancies have been announced for NDA?
Ans: The UPSC has announced 400 vacancies for NDA.

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