NDA (I) 2022 Exam Date has been announced. The exam will be organized on 10th April 2022 for the first session. For second session it will be held on 4th September 2022. UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is the authority that organizes NDA (National Defense Academy) entrance exam every year. It is a national-level entrance exam through which various candidates become eligible for selection into training academies of the Indian Navy, Indian Military, and Air Force. Candidates have to qualify for the entrance test followed by SSB interview rounds & medical tests in order to be eligible for entry into NDA. Candidates can go through our article to know complete details about NDA 2022 application form, exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.
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NDA 2022 Notifications
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NDA 2022 Exam Date has been announced. The exam will be organized on 10th April 2022 for the 1st session & on 4th September 2022 for the 2nd session. Check here for application details. Get the latest news & updates about NDA 2022 via SMS and e-mail, by entering your details below:
NDA 2022 Exam Dates
Know here NDA exam dates for various events and sessions of the entrance exam:
|Events||Dates 2022 (Tentative)|
|NDA I||NDA II|
|Release of Notification||22nd December 2021||18th May 2022|
|Availability of Application Form||22nd December 2021||18th May 2022|
|Last date to apply||11th January 2022||14th June 2022|
|Last date to pay the fee by cash||January 2022||June 2022|
|Withdraw of application||Last week of January to 1st week of February 2022||–|
|Availability of Admit card||4th week of March 2022||August 2022|
|NDA 2022 Exam||10th April 2022||4th September 2022|
|Declaration of Result||May 2022||October 2022|
|SSB interview||July to September 2022|
NDA 2022 Application Form
Check details about NDA 2022 Application form in the below-given section:
- The application form will be released on 22nd December 2021 for the 1st session and on 18th May 2022 for the 2nd session.
- Candidates can apply for both sessions through online mode.
- The board will also provide the facility for withdrawing of application within a certain period of time.
- Students are advised to fill the application carefully as no modification in the application will be allowed after the submission of the form.
- The last date to fill the application form will be till 11th January 2022 for the 1st session and till 14th June 2022 for the 2nd session.
- There will be two parts to the registration process – Part I & Part II.
- In Part I, candidates will have to fill in basic & other details in the registration form.
- In Part II, candidates have to upload their scanned photograph and signature, make the choice of exam center and make payment of the application fee.
- After completion of the application process, candidates are advised to print the application form and keep it safely for any future reference.
- For all category candidates, the application fee is Rs.100/-.
- The application fee is exempted for ST/ SC/ NCOs/ Sons of JCOs/ ORS category candidates.
- Mode of Fee Payment: Application fee can be submitted through debit card/ credit card/ net banking method or SBI challan method.
Check Here – How to Fill NDA Application Form
NDA 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Know details about NDA Eligibility criteria in the below-given section:
- Applying candidate must be Indian citizen/ subject of Nepal/ subject of Bhutan/ refugee of Tibetan who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention to settle permanently in India.
- Candidates who have migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and East African countries of Zambia, Tanzania, Zaire, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, or Vietnam with an intention of settling in India are also eligible.
- Candidates who are foreign nationals (except Gorkhas) will be required to produce a certificate of eligibility which is issued by Govt. of India.
Gender, Age & Marital Status:
- Male & Female candidates are eligible to apply for NDA.
- Only male candidates who are unmarried are eligible to apply. Candidates will not be allowed to marry until they complete their training period.
- Applying candidate age should be between 16.5 to 19.5 years. For NDA I, the candidate must be born between 2nd July 2003 to 1st July 2006. For NDA II, the candidate must be born between 2nd January 2004 to 1st January 2007.
- For Air Force & Naval Wings (Cadet entry scheme): Candidates must have passed 10th and 12th level with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
- For Army Wing: Candidates must have passed 10th and 12th levels from a recognized board or university.
- Appearing: Students appearing for the 12th level are also eligible to apply.
- Applying candidates must be physically fit as per the physical standards set by the commission of NDA admissions.
- Candidates who have withdrawn or resigned from any training academies of the Armed forces on disciplinary grounds are not eligible.
NDA 2022 Exam Pattern
Check below complete details about the NDA Exam pattern & marking scheme:
- Mode of Exam: The paper will be held in offline (pen and paper) mode.
- Number of Sections: In the paper, there will be two sections – Mathematics & General Ability.
- Exam Duration: Candidates will be given 5 hours to complete the paper (2 hours 30 minutes each for Mathematics and GA section).
- Questions type: There will be objective types of questions in the paper.
- Paper Language: The paper will be bilingual – in English as well Hindi language.
- Marking pattern: For each wrong answer, 33% of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted.
Check the distribution of time duration and marks in the below-given table:
|Subjects||Code||Maximum marks||Time duration|
|Mathematics||01||300||2 hours 30 minutes|
|General Ability test||02||600||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Total||900 marks||5 hours|
|SSB Interview: 900 marks|
NDA 2022 Syllabus
Candidates can check the complete NDA Syllabus online mode from the website. The Syllabus will contain various topics from Paper I – Mathematics and Paper II – General Ability & English.
Paper I (Code No – 01) – Mathematics:
Matrices & Determinants, Analytical Geometry of two and three Dimensions, Integral calculus and Differential Equations, Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics and Probability, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, etc.
Paper-II (Code No – 02) – English & General knowledge:
There will be two parts in Paper II:
Part A: English:
The question paper of English will be designed for testing the student’s understanding of English and workman-like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and usage, and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.
Part B: General Knowledge:
The paper on General Knowledge in NDA will cover various topics from the subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Social Studies, General Science, and Geography & Current Events.
NDA 2022 Preparation Tips
Know various preparation tips for the NDA exam in the below-given section:
- Students must first go through the complete details provided for NDA online.
- Know the syllabus and exam pattern of NDA.
- Prepare a study routine and follow it daily.
- Take mock tests online or offline to analyze your exam preparation.
- Download sample papers or previous year’s question papers and solve them for good practice.
- Study for the exam from good study material available online or offline recommended by the experts.
FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question: From when can I register for the first session?
Answer: You can register for NDA 2022 first session from 22nd December 2021.
Question: Can I appear for both NDA I and II session?
Question: Are females eligible to apply for NDA?
Question: Can I make corrections in the application after submission?
Question: Is it possible to register through offline mode?
Question: I am married. Am I eligible to apply?
Question: Are the candidates appearing in the 12th level exams eligible to apply?
Question: I don’t have Physics & Mathematics as a subject in my 12th level. Can I apply for NDA?
Question: Is there any negative marking in the NDA exam?
Question: What is the complete selection procedure in NDA?
NDA 2022 Admit Card
Students can download NDA admit cards online mode on the website. The admit card will be available for download from the fourth week of March 2022 for the first session. For the second session, the hall ticket can be downloaded in the month of August 2022.
Candidates must go through the complete details provided on the admit card related to the exam. Students can know their roll number, exam date, venue, timing, and other instructions on the admit card.
NDA 2022 Answer Key
After the exam conclusion, the NDA Answer key will be released by various coaching institutions. It may or may not be released by the official authority. Complete set-wise answers will be provided on the admit card.
Students with the help of the answer key can check the correct answers and evaluate the probable scores obtained in the exam.
NDA 2022 Result
Candidates will be able to check the NDA results in the month of May 2022 for NDA I. For the NDA II session, students will be able to check results in the month of November 2022. It will be available online mode in the form of a PDF.
The result/ merit list will show the names of qualified candidates who will be further eligible for the SSB interview round and medical test. Candidates must keep their result cards safely for further reference in the admission procedure.
NDA 2022 Cut Off
The cut-off of NDA 2022 will be available through online mode for various categories. The cut-off will vary for different categories. The cut-off for the written test will be 342 and the final cut-off will be 708.
Candidates must obtain prescribed NDA cut-off marks in order to be eligible for participation in the further interview process.
NDA 2022 SSB Interview
After the successful conclusion of the written test, candidates who will be selected in the result/ merit list can go for the SSB interview process. The SSB interview process will be of two stages – Stage I and Stage II.
Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are picture perception & description test (PP & DT). Stage II comprises the interview, group testing officer tasks, psychology test, and the conference. These tests will be organized over 4 days.