NDA for Women: 10 Easy Step by Step Guide for NDA Women Form Filling


Before August 2021, women were not allowed to apply to the National Defence Academy. But after the 2021 NDA Notification, Union Public Service Commission also allowed women to fill out the application form. After that, women candidates can also contribute to the Defence of the country by joining the Indian Armed Forces through NDA for Women Examination. As you all know it is the dream of every citizen of the country to work as an officer in the Indian Armed Forces.

Women candidates were also given a chance by the Supreme Court in August 2021 in major examinations like NDA. The dates for the written exam to be held in NDA 2022 have been announced. The written exam date for the NDA exam to be conducted by UPSC is 10 April 2022. This exam and their application forms are conducted twice a year. In which the date of the second examination of NDA is 4th September 2022. Let us now inform you what things should be kept in mind before applying for a female candidate in the NDA exam.

If you are going to fill out this application form for the first time then you should follow the following steps.

Information about NDA for Women: –

As you all know that NDA exam is conducted twice a year. The application forms for the examination come in the month of January-February and September-October. For the information related to the application form for the year 2022, you can see the table made below.

Exam NameNational Defence Academy (NDA)
Conducted byUnion Public Service Commission
Level of ExamNational Level (Pan Indian)
Conduct in Year2 Times
Mode of PaperOffline
Application ModeOnline
Fees Structure for applicationGeneral/OBC:- 100/-
SC/ST/- 0/-
Female:- 100 (Exempted)
Timing for Paper5 Hours
Languages of PaperBoth (Hindi and English) expect English section)
Official Websitehttps://www.upsc.gov.in/

NDA for Women Essential Eligibility Criteria:-

Education Qualification: – To fill out the NDA application form, the female candidate must pass the 12th examination from any board in India. Candidates who are in the final year of class XII can also fill out this application form. Female candidates must have a minimum of 60% marks in Mathematics and Science subjects in class 12th.

  • To apply, the candidate has to pass the 12th class with Physics and Mathematics.
  • If you are a student of class 12th or have passed class 12th sometime back then you can fill out this application.
  • It is mandatory to have a minimum of 60% marks in the 12th class to apply.

Age Limit:-

  • The minimum age of the candidate to apply should be 16.5 years and a maximum of 19 years.
  • For the NDA 2/2022, thewomen candidate must have been born between 2nd July 2003 to 1st July 2006. No relaxation is given in the age limit.
  • The age limit is the same for all categories of candidates.

Application fee:-

  • To fill out the application candidates have to pay the examination fee through online mode.
  • The application fee is ₹100 for Male and Female (Gen and OBC) candidates.
  • But the fee is exempted for female candidates / SC / ST/sons of JCO / ORS / NCO.No application fee is charged from the candidates.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee through Debit Card Credit Card Net Banking.
  • Candidates who do not have or do not have the facility can also make their payment through SBI by making a challan.

Check Nationality: – To apply for NDA, generally residents of Indian origin can fill out this application. But even if you belong to the friendly countries of India like Bhutan, Nepal, Uganda, etc., you can still fill out this application form.

  • Tibetan Refugee who settled in Permanent India after 1 January 1962.
  • Women candidates who are Indian but have settled in Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Vietnam, Campaign, etc. can also apply this application form.

Selection Process:-

After the submission of the application form, the candidates have to appear in the written examination followed by the issuance of the admit card. After the examination, if the candidates are successful in the examination, then they are also sent for an SSB interview and medical examination. The NDA selection process consists of a

  1. Written test,
  2. SSB interview, and
  3. Medical test.

The pattern of Written Exam:-

The candidates who will give this exam for the first time must know about the exam pattern.

  • NDA exam is conducted offline.
  • In this exam, you get 2 hours 30 minutes to solve the question paper.
  • All questions in the question paper are multiple-choice.
  • The question paper consists of 300 marks in Mathematics, 600 marks in GAT, 900 marks in the SSB interview.
  • The complete NDA for Women exam is 1800 marks.
  • For each wrong answer, one-fourth of your correct marks will be deducted.
  • Questions are asked in the exam in both Hindi and English languages (Except English Subjects).
  • There are 2 question papers in the exam in which the first is of Mathematics and second is of General Aptitude.

Syllabus of NDA 1/2022:-

  • In Mathematics, you are asked questions from subjects like Algebra, Trigonometry, Matrix, Numerology, Estimation, Integration, etc. You can prepare your maths question paper from the 12th class maths books.
  • In English subjects, you can prepare for Grammar, Vocabulary, and Comprehension.
  • To prepare for Physics, you can prepare for chapters taught in class 12th books like Physical Properties and State of Matter, Force, and Momentum. You must read the topics like power and energy, mirror and lens, change of state, and latent heat in physics books.

NDA 2022 Exam Pattern:-

NDA written exam 2022 is a national-level exam. To qualify for this exam, the candidate has to qualify for the Written Examination and SSB Interview. The mode of examination is completely offline and the Mathematics paper in this examination consists of 120 questions and the GAT paper are 150 questions. Thus the question paper consists of a total of 280 questions and the total time to solve it is 5 hours. For every wrong answer, 0.33 marks will be deducted as a penalty. Major Kalshi Classes is one of the best NDA for Women coaching in India.

Here you can easily understand the NDA exam pattern from the table given below.

Pattern of NDADetails
Mode of ExaminationOffline
Questions typesMCQs Based
Total Numbers of Questions280
Section in PaperPaper 1:- Mathematics Paper 2:- GAT
Marking of each paperPaper 1:- Mathematics (300 Marks) Paper 2:- GAT (600 Marks)
Timing5 hours (2.5 hours for Each Paper)
Negative mark for each Wrong QuestionPaper 1:- 0.83 Paper 2:- 1.33
Timing5 hours (2.5 hours for Each Paper)

Exam Pattern of Mathematics paper-1 2022

Below we are giving you information about the pattern and marking scheme of the question paper mathematics asked in the exam.

Pattern of NDADetails
Questions typesMCQs Based
Total Numbers of Questions120
Section in PaperPaper 1:- Mathematics
Marking of paper 1Paper 1:- Mathematics (300 Marks)
Timing2.5 hour

Exam Pattern of GAT Paper:-

Below we are giving you information about the pattern and marking scheme of the question paper General Ability Test (GAT) asked in the exam.

Pattern of NDADetails
Questions typesMCQs Based
Total Numbers of Questions150
Section in PaperPaper 2:- GAT
No of Questions for English50
Total Marks of English200
No of Question for Science100
Total Marks for Science400
Marking of paper 2Paper 1:- GAT (600 Marks)
Timing2.5 hour
Cut mark for each Wrong QuestionPaper 1:- 1.33 for GAT

Check Physical Standard: –For the first time, the application form of women will be included in the National Defence Academy. For which the physical standard of women candidates will also be checked for many vacant posts of NDA for Women. This investigation will be under the Ministry of Defence.

Best NDA Coaching in India for Women:-

Major Kalshi Classes is a famous institute for the preparation of the NDA Examination, we have integrated classrooms for male and female candidates. If you are a woman and wanted to join Best NDA Coaching in Allahabad then join Major Kalshi Classes online or offline.

Frequently Asked Question:-

What is the provision in NDA for women candidates?

No additional concession has been kept for women candidates in the NDA exam. The procedure is the same for female candidates as for male candidates

How many women filled the NDA application form in the year 2021?

NDA 2021 was the first to have 3 female candidates each for almost one vacant position.

What is NDA Syllabus?

Questions related to Mathematics, Science, and Current Affairs are asked in the syllabus of the National Defence Academy

Is the medical and physical process the same for NDA for Women?

Yes, the medical and physical process is the same for all female candidates in NDA. But it will be under the Defence of the Ministry.

National Defence Academy Can female candidates apply?

After August 2021, women candidates have also been allowed to fill out the application form in the NDA exam.

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