How to apply for NDA 1/2020, step by step guide

The NDA exam is conducted by the UPSC twice in a year for the selection of the officer into the Indian Armed forces. Here in this article, we will discuss the selection Process of this, eligibility Criteria to apply for NDA and How to apply for NDA 1/2020, step by step guide to apply for NDA, NDA online application.I will share all the details regarding this exam and what are the document required while applying for this. To get complete information, check the article below:

How to apply for NDA 1/2020, step by step guide:

To apply for the NDA online application, the Candidate should match with the Declared eligibility Criteria for the NDA exam. here are the Eligibility Criteria which is required to apply for this Exam:

Eligibility Criteria to apply for NDA Exam:

  • Candidate must have physics and mathematics in 10+2.
  • If you are in class 12th. Then too you can apply.
  • Candidate must have 60% marks in PCM in 12th board.

Age Limit:

  •  The age of the candidates must be between 16.5 to 19 yrs old.
  • there is no relaxation has been given to any caste or any religion.
  • The age limit is the same for all the categories.

Selection Process of NDA Exam:

The Selection in the National Defense Academy would be based on these following phases of tests:

  • Written Test
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Test
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 Exam pattern of NDA Exam:

The Question Paper of NDA will be in two parts, the first part would be mathematics and second would be GAT(General Ability Test)

Part-I  In this paper you will be given 120 questions of mathematics.

  • Max marks 300
  • Time duration 2.5hrs
  • Candidates will be given 2.5 marks on each correct answer.
  • Negative marking 0.83 for each wrong answer.

Part-II In this paper you will be given 50 questions of English and 100 question from GS.

  • Max mars 600.
  • Time duration 2.5hrs
  • The candidate will get 4 marks on each right answer.
  • Negative marking 1.33 for each wrong answer

NOTE- Candidates will be given 45min  rest time between part I and part II paper.

How to apply for NDA Exam:

  • Application for the NDA Exam would be accepted online only. You have to go to the official website of the Union Public Service Commission and click on the ‘online application’.
  • Select the NDA exam and register as “New User” In this registration you have to fill your properly working email ID and Mobile no.
  • After this, you will get ID and Password and you have to login through that.
  • Login to your account and open the form and follow the procedure as said in the instruction.
  •  Now, fill-ups the application form Candidates must enter their particulars in the online application. Terms and conditions linked to the form must be read, prior to submitting the form.
  • After successfully submitting the form the candidate will receive a confirmation in the form of a dialog box of having submitted the application.
  • Print out of the application with an application number will be available to the candidate 30 mins after the closing of online applications.
  • Candidates are required to print two copies of the application with a number generated by the system.

Latest NDA Syllabus, Exam Pattern For Mathematics and GAT

How to prepare for the NDA:

  • First student has to mark good study plan. Remember one thing this exam is not too hard you just have to be clear with the 10+2 syllabus.
  • You can also take help from some NDA books also Or you can take some NDA coaching classes 7 days crash course. In Allahabad Major kalshi Classes is one of the best coachings for the crash courses.
  • Make shorts note while you are studying. So that you revise it at the end time of preparation.
  • Solve previous year question papers.
  • If you do not have enough time for the preparation then just solve previous year question papers as much as you can.
  • As per my knowledge, if you were good at 12th, you just need 3 months for the best preparation, if you are regular and punctual of time.
  • You just have to study 4-5 hours every day.
  • Solve the previous year’s question paper as much as you can.
  • Appear for the Mock tests.
  • Try to learn from the Youtube videos, Many Retired examiner made videos on the preparation of the NDA Exam.

All the things depend on your capability of preparation, your discipline and Puchulity is everything. You have to work hard. It is not easy to get commissioned.


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