NDA Application Form 2020

NDA Entrance Exam Application Form 2020

NDA Application form is the first step that you need to complete to sit for the NDA exam. The last date for the submission of NDA (I) application form has already been announced. However, you can still fill the application form of the NDA (II) exam. Some new information has popped up regarding the NDA application form. In this article, we will talk about all the latest news that we have regarding the NDA application form. At the end, there will be some tips on how to fill up the form. Read on.

NDA Application Form: Release Date and Submission

As you know that the NDA (I) exam was scheduled to be held on April 19th. Likewise, the NDA (I) application form submission window opened in January 2020 and lasted till 28th January 2020. Now that the NDA(I) exam has been postponed, there is only way to sit in the NDA common exam - filling up the NDA (2) application form.

NDA (II) Application Form Last Date 

If you want to sit for the common NDA exam for both NDA 1 and 2 aspirants, fill the NDA application form for NDA(II). Candidates who have already submitted the NDA(I) application form in January do not need to submit the form again. Here are the important dates regarding the NDA application form.

Important Dates Regarding the NDA Application Form

NDA (II) Application form : Notification will be published on 

10th June 2020

Last date for the submission of NDA (II) application form

30th June

Combined NDA 1 and 2 exam to be held on 

6th September 2020


If you want to submit the NDA application form, you need to pay Rs 100. However, if you belong to the SC or ST community or if you are a son of a serving/ex Junior Commissioned Officers/Non-Commissioned Officers/Other Ranks in the Army ( or somebody in the Navy or the Airforce who has a similar rank) then you are exempted from paying any exam fee.

Here are Some Details About the NDA Application form Submission 

Mode of submission

Online only

Mode of payment

Online and offline ( SBI)

Refundable ?


Last date for online payment 

30th June

Last date for offline payment

29th June

Before Applying Check If You Are Eligible 

You need to check if you satisfy all the eligibility criteria mentioned by the UPSC. Here are some of the major eligibility criteria that you need to satisfy:

  • You must be a citizen of India. 

    • If you are subject of Bhutan, Nepal or a Tibetian Refugee who came to India before 1st january 1962. 

    • If you are an Indian origin person who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam to India with the intention of permanently settling in then you are eligible.

  • You must have the Certificate of eligibility if you migrated from other countries.

  • Candidates who are between 16 and 19 years are only eligible to apply.

  • You cannot marry until you complete the full training.

  • If you want to enroll in the Army, you need to be 10+2 pass from a recognised board.

  • If you want to join the Navy or the Airforce, you need to pass the 10+2 exam from a recognised board and you must have studied Maths and Science in Class 11 and 12.

  • You must be physically fit as per the standard fixed by the National Defence Academy.

NDA Application Form : How To Apply 

You need to apply online to sit for the NDA exam to be held on 6th September 2020. 

  • First you need to keep with yourself a photo ID.

  • Fill up the application form based on the information written on the photo ID. You have to fill up other details also - like your educational qualification.

  • You need to select your preferred examination centre during the NDA application form fill up. Keep in mind that the examination centre will be allotted on a first apply-first allot basis.

  • You also need to specify what is your first choice - Army, navy or Airforce.

  • You have to upload scanned copies of your signature, photo and photo ID.

  • If you submit more than one application make sure that application form with the highest RID is duly filled. All the other application forms will be ignored and the payments for them forfeited. 

  • You have the option to pay the fee online or offline. If you are paying offline, make sure that you pay the fee at least one day before the last date of the form submission.

At A Glance 

NDA Application form age limit 

16 to 19  years

Educational qualification for Army aspirants 

10+2 pass

Educational qualification for Navy or Airforce aspirants

10+2 pass with Maths and Science in Class 12

Marital status of the aspirants

Aspirants need to be unmarried

In case of multiple form submission

Only the application form with the highest RID will be entertained


You need to specify what is your first choice among the Army, Navy and Airforce. You will need to specify your choice of exam centre.


Rs. 100 ( exemptions are there, see above)

Fee payment mode 

Online and Offline

Types of valid photo ID 

Aadhar Card/ Election Commission Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/

School Photo ID/ Any other valid photo ID issued by the central or the state government

Do NDA 1 aspirants need to fill the application form again

No, the first application will suffice.

Allotment of exam centre on the basis of 

First apply -  first allot basis


You can withdraw the application form if you don’t want to give the exam.

There is still enough time to submit the NDA Application Form. However, you need to hurry up if you want to grab your preferred exam centre in your city of choice. NDA application form is just like any other application form. There is no complexity. Please don’t include any irrelevant or inappropriate text or photos if you want to avoid disciplinary action. Start applying as soon as the application window opens on UPSC’s website. 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the Last Date for NDA Application form Submission?

Ans. The last date of the NDA (II) application form submission is 30th June 2020.

2. When Will the NDA Exam Be Held?

Ans . As per the latest announcement, the common NDA exam for both the NDA 1 and 2 aspirants will be held on 6th September 2020.

3. Can I Submit the Application via Post?

Ans . No, the NDA application form can only be submitted online.

4. Can I Pay the Fees of the NDA Application Form Offline?

Ans. Yes you can pay the fees offline by visiting any SBI branch.

5. How Much is the Fee for General Non-Exempted Candidates?

Ans. The application fee for general non-exempted candidates aspiring to sit for NDA exam is Rs 100 only. 

6. Can I Choose My Preferred Exam Centre While Filling up the Form?

Ans. Yes, you can. But some exam centres have limits. After reaching that limit, the exam centre cannot be chosen by you. So, hurry up. Attempt to apply as soon as the application form window opens. 

7. I am Studying in Class 11. Can I Apply?

Ans. No, Class 12 students awaiting results can apply for the NDA exam. Class 11 students cannot apply.

8. What Should Be My Educational Qualification If I Want to Join the Army, Navy or Airforce?

Ans. For joining the Army - 10+2 pass is a must. For Navy and Airforce - 10+2 pass with Maths and Science in class 12 is a must. And, you need to be healthy and fit.

9. Are There Any Changes in the NDA Exam?

Ans. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the UPSC failed to conduct the NDA (I) exam. Now, it has decided that the NDA 1 and 2 exams will be combined into one common exam this year.

10. I Already Filled up the Application Form in January for the NDA (I) exam. Do I Need to Fill the Form Again for the Common NDA Exam?

Ans. No, only those candidates who did not fill the form in January, need to fill the form. If you already filled the form, you don’t need to do anything apart from studying.

11. Is Physical Fitness Necessary?

Ans. For the written exam, it is not necessary. But for the SSB interview, yes physical fitness is necessary.

12. Can I Marry During the Training Session?

Ans. No, if you marry during the training session, you will be excluded. Furthermore, the cost incurred by the government during your training will also be taken back from you.

13. Can I Change My Date of Birth in the Application Form or in the NDA System Later?

Ans. The Date of Birth that the candidate enters at first will be treated as final.

14. How Can I Prepare for the NDA Exam?

Ans, Read the NCERT books thoroughly. Keep yourself aware of all the things that are happening in the world. Bring out the school books of history and geography. Read Manorama Yearbook for General Knowledge. And practise fast thinking and prompt answering of questions.