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NDA Exam 2020 Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus, eligibility

This Article Provides the Detailed Information About NDA Exam Date 2020, Syllabus, Interview process and how candidates can Apply for the NDA Exam. We have also Discussed the Exam Patterns and Information About Admit Card . Read The Complete Article To Get All Information. 

NDA 2020 Exam

What is NDA Exam?

The National Defence Academy NDA is a national Level defence entrance exam for admission in Army, Navy and Air Force and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). NDA Exam occurs two times in a year. NDA conducts exam in two-phase.
  • First One – Written Exam
  • Final is 5 Days SSB Interview. about 4 lakh candidates appear in the NDA exam every year, from that only 7000 approx. Candidates Qualified for 5 days SSB Interview.
If You are one of the aspirants read this article to. You will get detailed information of NDA Exam, Syllabus, Important Dates and Eligibility. Here we have covered everything required to prepare this exam.

NDA Exam 2020 – Application Form

As mentioned above the NDA Exam occurs in two-phase. Written Exam and Final Interview. Both the exam have different pattern of asking questions. There are many factors need to pass this exam. We have shared some important tips that you can follow to get good marks in the exam with smart studies.
How To Join NDA

NDA Written Test Preparation 2020

The NDA Exam Written Exam has two papers on the same day. On the First shift, there will be the mathematics exam and on the second shift, General Ability Test (GAT).
The Mathematics and GAT question papers mainly cover Class Metric and Intermediate levels.
All Questions are in MCQ Format. Both Paper Covers 900 marks having Maths of 300 marks and General Ability Test (GAT) for 600 marks.

Mathematics Syllabus of NDA 2020

The Mathematics Paper has a total of 120 questions. Total Marks in this section is of 300. For all correct answer, 2.5 marks awarded. But for each correct answer, and one-third marks is deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates should have better command on the maths paper as there are less than 3 hours. Attempting More Questions are required. Candidates can first try the easy questions and escape the hard one. They can attempt hard questions at the end if they get some left time.
The question paper of Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT) is asked in both English and Hindi languages. So that candidates all over India should be comfortable with the question paper.
There is no change in the question Paper Observed Since The Last Year.
Major Topics Syllabus Algebra, Set, Complex numbers, Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations, Permutation and Combination, Binomial theorem, Linear Equations Trigonometry Trigonometrical ratios. Height and distance, properties of triangles, Angle Measurements, Trigonometric identities. Calculus Limits, Functions, Continuity of functions and differentiability.
Derivatives, Slope and its graph,domain, and range of a function. Integration, Area under Curve, Solution Of Differential Equation, Application in growth and decay. Vector Algebra Magnitude and direction of a vector, two and three-dimensional vectors. Operations on vectors, scalar and vector multiplication, scalar product, and Vector product.
Geometrical problems, Application of Moment of Force and Dot Product. Statistics and Probability Mean, Median and Mode, Variance and standard deviation. Frequency distribution, Analysis of Data By Graph. Basic Operations on Probability, Terminology related to Probability, Conditional Probability, Bayes’ theorem

NDA Syllabus 2020 For General Ability Test

The general Ability test is further divided into two sections. The first section is English and the second section comprises of the G.K, G.S, and Social Science. Most of these Part II Section is of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology


The English question is to test the understanding of practical English. Most of these questions covers the Spelling tests, Comprehension tests. Spotting errors, synonyms, and antonyms.

Detailed Syllabus of GAT for NDA 2020

Physics: Physical Properties studies of Matter, Mass, Weight and Volume. Reflection and Refraction of Light. Archimedes Principle, Spherical mirrors and Covex and Concave Lenses. Pressure, Instruments for measuring Pressures, Human Eye, magnetism, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum , Electricity, Conductors and Non-conductors, Ohm’s Law, Gravitation. Work Energy and Power, Measurement of Heat
Principle Of Working of these tools: Simple Pendulum, Rope and Pulleys, Siphon, Levers. Balloon, and its escaping tendencies, Pumps, Hydrometer, Barometer. Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Periscope, Telescope. Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightning Conductors, Safety Fuses.
General Chemistry: Preparation and Properties of these Gases – Hydrogen. Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Carbon Dioxide.
Oxidation and Reduction. Acids, bases and salts. Physical and Chemical Changes Carbon and its different allotropes.
Fertilizers, Elements, Mixtures and Compounds. Basic ideas about the structure of Atom Formulae and some basic Chemical Equation. Atomic Equivalent and Molecular weight, and operation on Moles. Law of Chemical Combination Valency
General Science: Solar System, history, Geography, Current Affairs.

Exam Pattern of NDA written and interview

NDA Exam Infographics

NDA 2020 Exam Dates


NDA I – Exam Dates

  • Release Of Notification and Application Form – 8th January 2020
  • Last date to submit the application form of NDA 2020 – 28th January 2020
  • NDA Exam Date 2020 – IN April
  • Announcement of Results – In May to June

NDA II – Exam Dates

  • Release Of Notification and Application Form – Generally In June
  • Last date to submit the application form of NDA 2020 – End Of June
  • Release Of Admit Card – 3 weeks before the Written exam
  • NDA Exam Date 2020 – IN September
  • Announcement of Results – In November

NDA 2020 Admit Card

NDA Admit Card for NDA I and NDA II releases generally few days before the commencement of entrance exams. Candidates can download the admit card online from the UPSC Official website. They have to fill the required fields like Registration Number Or Roll Number and Their Date of Birth to download NDA Admit Card.
The Admit Card is necessary for both written and Final Interview exam. Candidates can get all the important information required for the exam. Details for the question papers, Do and don’t in the exam. In case of any error faced in the details of the admit card, candidates must contact the officials before the exam. For More Details on the required issues visit UPSC official Website.

NDA Eligibility and Educational Qualifications


NDA Eligibility For Nationality

  • Aspirant Can be be the Citizen of India / Refugee of Nepal / Subject of Nepal or Bhutan ( came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently being the citizen of India).
  • Candidates of Indian origin from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, east African countries of Tanzania. Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of being the citizen of India can also apply for NDA 2020.

NDA Eligibility 2020 – Age Limit

  • Candidates must have born on between July 2, 2001 to July 1, 2004. The age limit for NDA 2020 is 16 years to 19 years approximately.
  • The Date of Birt will be accepted as per the class 10th and class 12th mark sheet or admit card. Candidates have to show their admit card or date of Birt Proof in the NDA 5 days interview process. After manual verification of Documents Candidates for the interview.

Marital Status

  • Only unmarried male candidates from the above-mentioned nationality can apply for this exam. Candidates do not get to marry until they complete their Complete training at NDA.

Other Required Eligibility Criteria For NDA

  • The least height prescribed by the official Notification is 157 cms (For Air Force it is 162.5 cms).
  • Candidates should fulfil all fitness criteria for this exam. For Gorkhas and candidates who have come from North-Eastern areas of India, Garhwal and Kumaon. The least height will be 5 cms less than the general Height of the candidates. For candidates living in Lakshadweep Region, the least height Criteria is reduced by 2 cms from the general standard.

How To Apply For NDA I and NDA II Exam?

Step – 1: Visit the official website.
Step – 2: Go to the apply For NDA Section. Then, A new page will appear on the screen.
Step -3: On the top right side You can get twp options: “PART-I Registration” and “PART-II Registration”.Click on Part – 1 Registration.
Step -4: Fill all required details. Like Name, Father’s Name, Educational information and related subsidiary questions
Step -4: Move For “PART-II Registration”
Step -5: You need to fill details like –
  • Fee Payment.
  • Filling the Choice for Examination Centre.
  • Uploading of Candidate Photograph.
  • Uploading of Candidate Signature.

NDA 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Q. What is the age limit to apply for NDA 2020?
Ans. Candidates Age Should be in the range of July 2, 2001, to July 1, 2004. As an aggregate their age should be between 16 years to 19 years.
Q. How Can I apply for NDA 2020?
Ans. Aspirants can apply online from the official website. But For the sake of your convenience, we will provide the direct link to apply for the NDA exam. You have to subscribe to exam-related this article and we will send the exam related notification for free.
Q. Can girls appear for NDA exam?
Ans. NDA is only for the male candidates and they should be unmarried. There is a admit different Exam for Girls in the Defence Exams.


Q. When Can I download NDA Admit Card?
Ans. Aspirants can get their admmit card three weeks before the exam to be held.
Q. What is the application fees for NDA 2020?
Ans. Ther is a very minimal Fee for application fee – Rs 100. Candidates can pay the application fee at the time of applying for the exam in both online and offline mode.
Q. What is the least qualification to apply for NDA Exam?
A. Candidates Must Have Passed Class 12th exam or they are studying in class 12th. But At the time of appearing for the interview, they have to show their class 12 result.

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  3. Neerraj Rc Gohil

    NDA should start recruitment of Indians who wants to serve their country leaving behind their age be it anyone from 18-60 yrs.

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