NDA Exam 2022 Exam Date, Selection Process, Answer Key Out for 400 Vacancies

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NDA 1 2022 Exam Date Out: Union Public Service Commission has released the NDA-1 Exam Notification 2022 on 22nd December 2021. The candidates who are interested in NDA I Exam 2022 must bookmark the dates and those who are interested in upcoming NDA Exams must go through the below article for detailed information for UPSC NDA Exam. The online registration process for NDA I 2022 has been scheduled from 22nd December 2021 to 11th January 2022.

NDA Exam is conducted twice every year for selecting the eligible candidates for the admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC) of the NDA for the 149th Course and for the 111th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing in July 2023. National Defence. The selection of eligible males & females will be done through written Examination and SSB interviews.

NDA 1 2022 Notification

NDA I notification 2022 is released on www.upsc.gov.in on 22nd December 2021 announcing 400 vacancies for boys & girls to be recruited for FY 2022-23 for National Defence Academy and Naval Academy. The direct link for the official notification has been provided below, click on the link and download UPSC NDA 1 Notification 2022 PDF.

NDA Exam 2022 Exam Summary

To have an overview of the UPSC NDA 1 Exam, the candidates must refer to the below summary table including all important details for the exam. Now eligible girls can also apply for National Defence Academy  & Naval Academy Examination.

UPSC NDA Exam 2022
Exam Name National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA-I)
Organisation Union Public Service Commission
Exam level National
Total vacancies 400
Exam Date 10th April 2022 (Sunday)
Frequency of exam Twice a year
Exam stages Written Test and SSB Interview
Exam mode Offline
Exam duration Five hours (Mathematics: 2 ½ hours, General Ability Test (GAT): 2 ½ hours)
Exam pattern
  1. GAT: 150 Objective type questions
  2. Mathematics: 120 Objective type questions
Eligibility Unmarried Boys & Girls
Language of Exam English and Hindi
Official website www.upsc.gov.in

NDA Exam Date 2022

The UPSC NDA 2022 I Offline Written Examination has been scheduled for 10th April 2022 (Sunday) as mentioned in UPSC Calendar 2022. Check the important dates for NDA-I & NDA-II 2022 from the below table and mark them on your calendar so you do not miss out on the exam dates.

UPSC NDA Exam Date 2022
Events NDA-1 Exam Dates NDA-2 Exam Dates
Notification 22nd December 2021 18th May 2022
Application form  22nd December 2021 18th May 2022
Last date to apply  11th January 2022 (6 pm) 14th June 2022
Application Withdrawl 18th to 24th January 2022 To be notified
NDA Admit card  14th March 2022 October 2022
Written exam 10th April 2022 04th September 2022
NDA Answer Key [Unofficial] 10th April 2022 04th September 2022
Declaration of written result To be notified soon To be notified soon
SSB Interview To be notified soon To be notified soon

UPSC NDA 2022 Answer Key Out

As the written examination for UPSC NDA 2022 I conducted on 10th April 2022. So the unofficial NDA Answer Key for the same has been prepared by our teachers on 10th April 2022. All candidates who appeared for NDA I exam can check their NDA 1 Answer Key from the link given below:

NDA Application Fee

The Application fee for a General Category candidate is Rs 100/-

The fee can be deposited in any Branch of SBI by cash or can be submitted by using the net banking facility of the State Bank of India or directly by using Visa/ MasterCard/ Rupay Credit/ Debit Card.

Candidates belonging to SC/ ST candidates/ Sons of JCOs/ NCOs/ ORs are exempted from payment of the fee.

Documents Required to fill NDA Application Form

  1. Before filling the UPSC NDA I application form, the candidates must keep the following documents aside.
  2. Scanned images of photograph and signature
  3. Photo-identity card in PDF format (Aadhar Card / Voter Card/PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID or any other photo ID Card issued by the State / Central Government)
  4. Bank details to make an online transaction
  5. Marksheet and admit card of Class 10 and 12

Steps to Fill NDA Form 2022 for NDA I Exam

Visit the official website of www.upsc.gov.in and click on “Apply Online”. The candidates have to complete their application form in two stages: Part I & Part II which has been detailed below:

NDA Application Form Part I

The part I registration to fill NDA form 2022  is classified into 4 steps:

Step-I The candidate must begin with the registration process and submit all the details correctly in the application form.

Step-II The next step is to choose the preferred branch you want to join in the Defence Army.

Step-III Enter your email id and phone number and verify the details.

Step-IV The last step to complete the registration process is the generation of Registration ID.

NDA Application Form Part II

Step-I Pay the application fee for UPSC NDA I Exam as applicable.

Step-II Select the preferred city where you want your exam centre to be allotted.

Step-III Upload your photograph, signature, and photo-identity proof. The file should not exceed 300 kb and must be less than 20 kb.

Step-IV Agree to the declaration and submit your application form for UPSC NDA Exam. Download a copy of the application form for future reference.

UPSC NDA 2022 Selection Process

UPSC NDA is the examination process that is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to provide the opportunity to the youth of the country who wish to join defence jobs. The selection for defence jobs through NDA 1 Exam 2022 will be conducted in two stages:

Written examination

Intelligence & Personality Test (SSB)

A candidate who qualifies in a written examination will be called for a personality test which will be conducted to check the intelligence and personality. The candidates have to clear both stages to get their names on the merit list. The merit list/final result will be generated by UPSC with the cumulative score of the Written Exam and the SSB will be considered for final selection.

NDA 2022 Exam Pattern

The candidates who are preparing for NDA I Exam 2022, must be familiar with the exam pattern that is followed by UPSC. We have discussed the details for NDA 2022 exam pattern below:

1. The exam will be conducted in an offline mode

2. The questions will be in Multiple Choice Questions

3. The questions will be asked in bilingual languages (English & Hindi)

4. There will be a negative marking of 0.83 marks for Maths, 1.33 for English, and 1.33 marks for GK

5. Have a look at the detailed exam pattern for NDA I Examination

Code Subject Max. Marks Duration
1 Mathematics 300 2.5 hours
2 General Ability Test 600 2.5 hours
Total 900 5 hours

NDA 2022 Syllabus

There would be two subjects Mathematics & General Ability Test for which the candidates have to be well-prepared. The candidates are advised to not skip any topic for NDA Exam and begin their preparation along with the detailed syllabus. There will be questions from English (200 marks) and General Knowledge (400 marks) in the General Ability Test.

Topics covered under Mathematics

Algebra
Calculus
Matrices and Determinants
Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
Trigonometry
Vector Algebra
Analytical Geometry Of Two and Three Dimension
Statistics and Probability

Topics covered under General Ability Test

The questions in this paper will be asked from English language and General knowlegde.

Topics covered under English

Spotting Errors
Comprehension
Selecting Words
Ordering of Words in a Sentence
Sentence Improvement
Antonyms
Synonyms

Topics covered under General Knowledge

Physics
Chemistry
General Science
History & Freedom Movement
Geography
Current Affairs/ Events

NDA SSB Interview 2022

The SSB Interview will be conducted for assessing the Intelligence and Personality Test tentatively in January 2023 to April 2023. The candidates who have qualified in the written exam have to appear in 2 stages interview process conducted by the officials. The candidates who qualify for the interview round are required to submit a birth certificate and pass certificate. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the written examination and interview round.

UPSC NDA 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must hold the minimum qualification to be eligible for Defence Jobs. Below we have mentioned the details for Education Qualification, Age Limit, Nationality, Physical Standards.

Education Qualification

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: The candidate should be 12th pass/HSC or equivalent examination from a State Education Board or a University

For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: The candidate should have completed their 12th Class/HSC or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics from a State Education Board or a recognised University

NOTE: The candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination are too eligible to appear in the UPSC NDA examination.

Age Limit

For UPSC NDA 1 Exam 2022, the candidates must have been born not earlier than July 2, 2003, and not later than July 1, 2006. For UPSC NDA 2 Exam 2022, candidates must have been born not earlier than January 2, 2004, and not later than January 1, 2007

Nationality

The candidates must be unmarried male/female and should be:

a Citizen of India, or

a Subject of Bhutan, or

a Subject of Nepal, or

a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

a person of Indian origin who has 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India

Physical Standards

The candidates must be physically fit as per the physical standards for National Defence Academy and Naval Academy. They should be able to fulfill the following criteria:

(a) Running: 2.4 km in 15 minutes

(b) Skipping

(c) Pushups & Sit-ups: Minimum 20 each

(d) Chin-ups: Minimum 08

(e) Rope Climbing: 3.4 meters

Height Requirements

For Ground Duty
Height Requirement Minimum height Maximum height
Except states mentioned below 157.5 cm
Height for Gorkhas and individuals belonging to North Eastern regions of India and hilly regions of Uttarakhand 152.5 cm
Candidates from Lakshadweep 155.5 cm
For Flying Duty
Height Requirement Minimum height Maximum height
Sitting Height 81.5 cm 96 cm
Leg Length 99 cm 120 cm
Thigh Length

NDA I Admit Card 2022

It is expected that UPSC will release the NDA I Admit Card in the last week of March 2022 for the exam which has been scheduled for 10th April 2022. The candidates who are going to register for the exam can download their UPSC NDA I Admit Card from the official website @upsc.gov.in using their registration number and password generated at the time of the UPSC NDA I 2022 Application Process.

NDA I Answer Key 2022

The answer key for UPSC NDA II Exam will be released officially after the conduction of the written test. The commission will be issuing a provisional answer key first to which the candidates can submit their objections. After the assessment of the provisional answer key and objections, the final answer key will be released.

NDA I Result 2022

The result of the written test will be released around a month later after the conduction of the NDA-I 2022 Exam with the names of candidates shortlisted for the interview round. The commission will be releasing the merit list of candidates selected for the admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC) of the NDA for the 149th Course and for the 111th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) after the SSB Interview process.

UPSC NDA Cut off 2022

The cutoff for the written exam and final selection is released after the declaration of the final result. NDA Cut Off marks for the written exam will be calculated out of 900. The final cutoff marks are calculated on the basis of marks scored by the last recommended candidates out of 1800 marks (900 marks for the written exam and 900 marks for the SSB Interview). The minimum qualifying mark for each subject is 25%. The candidates can check the previous year’s cut off marks for NDA Exam below.

NDA (II) 2020 Cutoff

Stage Cut off
Minimum qualifying standard at the written stage (out of 900) 355
Marks secured by last recommended candidate (Final Stage) (out of 1800) 719

NDA (I) 2020 Cut Off

Stage Cut off
Minimum qualifying standard at the written stage (out of 900) 723
Marks secured by last recommended candidate (Final Stage) (out of 1800) 355

NDA I Exam Centres

The candidates were given choice to choose their preferred cities for the exam centres while filling their application form. Below is the list of cities where the UPSC NDA I Exam will be conducted on 10th April 2022.

Agartala Bilaspur
Agra Chandigarh
Ahmedabad Chennai
Aizwal Coimbatore
Aligarh Cuttack
Almora Delhi
Ananthapur Dharwad
Aurangabad Dispur
Bareilly Faridabad
Bengaluru Gangtok
Jorhat Garwhal (Srinagar)
Bhopal Gautam Budh Nagar
Ghaziabad Gurgaon
Gorakhpur Gwalior
Hyderabad Imphal
Indore Itanagar
Jabalpur Jaipur
Jammu Jodhpur
Kochi Kohima
Kolkata Kozhikode
Leh Lucknow
Ludhiana Madhurai
Mysuru Mumbai
Nagpur Sambalpur
Navi Mumbai Shillong
Panaji (Goa) Shimla
Patna Siliguri
Port Blair Srinagar
Prayagraj (Allahabad) Thane
Puducherry Thiruvananthapuram
Pune Tiruchirapalli
Raipur Tirupati
Rajkot Udaipur
Ranchi Varanasi
Vellore Vijayawada
Vishakhapatnam Warangal

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