• National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination, 2020 is the exam for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA.
  • National Defence Academy is a premier joint training institution and center of excellence for grooming junior leaders for the Indian armed forces and armed forces of Friendly Foreign Countries.
  • The National Defence Academy is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to respective service academies for further pre-commissioning training.

The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be as under:

National Defence Academy370 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force including 28 for ground Duties)
Naval Academy
(10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)


Nationality : A candidate must be unmarried male and must be

  • A citizen of India,
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India

Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :

  • Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 2001 and not later than 1st July, 2004 are eligible.

Educational Qualifications:

  • For Army Wing of National Defence Academy:—12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by 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 6 Naval Academy :—12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University

Physical Standards:

  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I)
  • A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.


  • Registration for the exam will be take two parts, Part-I and Part-II. Candiadtes should complete both the two parts.
  • Candidates are required to apply online by using the website

Mode of Application: Online

Application Fee: 100/- (excepting SC/ ST candidates/ Sons of JCOs/ NCOs/ ORs)


Code Subject Code Duration
Mathematics 01 2½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 02 2½ Hours 600
Total 900
SSB Test/Interview 900


Agartala Ahmedabad Aizawl Allahabad Bengaluru Bareilly Bhopal
Chandigarh Chennai Cuttack Dehradun DelhiDharwad Dispur
Hyderabad Imphal Itanagar Jaipur Jammu Jorhat Kochi
Lucknow Madurai Mumbai Nagpur Panaji (Goa) Patna Port Blair
Ranchi Sambalpur Shillong Shimla Srinagar Thiruvananthapuram Tirupati
Udaipur Vishakhapatnam Gangtok Kohima Kolkata Raipur

Note: Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Allotment of Centres will be on the first-apply-first-allot basis and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice.


Start of Online Application For NDA 2020 08-01-2020
Closing of Online application 28-01-2020
NDA 2020 Examination 19th April, 2020
Download of Admit Card begins e-Admit Card will be downloded three weeks before the commencement of the examination.
Announcement of results on NDA 2020 website In the month of JUNE, 2020