The Union Public Service Commission announced the NDA I 2022 notification on December 22. (UPSC). For the examination, a total of 400 positions have been posted. From December 22 through January 11, 2022, the application form will be available.

On April 10, 2022, the examination will be held. The exam is open to both male and female applicants. Read on to find all the important exam info including CDS 1 2022 exam date, registration, eligibility and more.

What is The NDA Exam?

The National Defence Academy entrance exam is among the most competitive in the nation. The examination is for entrance to the NDA’s Army, Navy, and Air Force divisions, as well as the Indian Naval Academy’s course (INAC).

The NDA exam is held twice a year and consists of two parts: a written exam and an SSB interview. A total of 5.3 lakh applicants applied for the examination in 2020, with 2.4 lakh candidates showing up for it. Candidates who pass the written exam are invited for an SSB Interview.

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NDA 2022 Exam Highlights

You can get all the key points of UPSC NDA exam below:



Exam name

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA)

Conducted by




Total vacancies



After Class 12


Twice a year


Written Test and SSB Interview




Five hours (Mathematics: 2 ½ hours, General Ability Test (GAT): 2 ½ hours)


Mathematics: Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability

GAT: English, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Geography, Current Events, etc.


GAT: 150 objective-type questions

Mathematics: 120 objective-type questions


English and Hindi

Exam purpose

For admission to National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC)

Test cities

NDA I: 41

NDA II: 75

Official website

NDA 1 2022 Notification

Find all the important details regarding the UPSC NDA 2022 notification.

UPSC NDA 1 2022 and NDA 2 Dates

National Defence Academy (I) 2022 Events

National Defence Academy (I) Dates

Salient Features 



The notification has been released online in PDF form

Application form

22-Dec-2021 to 11-Jan-2022

The application form needs to be filled online only

Written exam


The exam will be conducted in two shifts: morning and afternoon across 41 cities spread throughout the country

Withdrawal of application form

18-Jan-2022 to 24-Jan-2022

The withdrawal link will be made available for candidates who do not wish to appear for the exam even after filling the application form

Declaration of result

June 2022

The result will be announced online in PDF form


National Defence Academy (II) 2022 Events

National Defence Academy (II) 2022 Dates

Salient Features 



The notification will be released online in PDF form

Application form

18-May-2022 to 14-Jun-2022

The application form is made available along with the notification

Written exam


The written exam will be conducted offline across multiple exam centres in various cities

UPSC Online NDA 2022 Application Process

The candidates who are interested can fill out the form online in the time frame. The application fee is Rs. 100, and it can be paid online or in person. The commission releases the candidate list who was denied a few days after the application process concludes. In addition, for a limited time, the board enables the option to delete the National Defence Academy online application. Applicants who do not intend to take the test can cancel their applications.

NDA 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Age limit

The applicants must be born between July 2, 2003, and July 1, 2006, for the NDA 1 test and between January 2, 2003, and January 1, 2006, for NDA 2.

Educational qualification

Various academies have different educational requirements. Candidates can see the educational requirements for various academies in the table below.


Educational Qualification

Army Wing of National Defence Academy

Passed Class 12/HSC or equivalent from a recognised board or university.

Air Force, Navy, and Naval Academy of National Defence Academy

Passed Class 12/HSC with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

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Preparation Tips

Knowledge Of Syllabus

Candidates should be familiar with the test format as well as the National Defence Academy examination 2022 curriculum for the written test. The written portion of the National Defence Academy examination consists of two subjects: Maths and a general aptitude test. These are the subjects on which the questions are based.

Written Test

Candidates should prepare for the written test by practising as many mock and previous year papers as feasible. This will help them perform better in the exam by increasing their precision and agility. Candidates for the SSB should stay physically fit and improve their interpersonal skills.

Applicants should practise the sample papers after going over the syllabus to get a sense of how well prepared they are. This will also aid applicants in identifying their weak spots in the test that need to be improved.

Stay Healthy

Candidates should be calm, hydrated, and focused in order to reach their final goal in any test. Every applicant has his or her own manner of preparing for the test. Instead of copying other people’s strategies, applicants should come up with their own. Staying focused and driven until you achieve your objective is the key to clearing the test.


Applicants should begin their preparation with a clean slate, meaning they should discard any preconceived views they may have on the test. They should concentrate on the end objective and how to get there. Candidates should begin their study long ahead of the exam date to ensure that they cover all areas, including mathematics and the general ability test.

Every test requires time management, therefore applicants must understand how to maximise their efficiency within the allotted time. Different candidates handle their time in various ways, so it’s on you to figure out how to make the most of your time during the test.

Get more help by visiting our website UPSC Pathshala. Check the blog section for Sarkari result updates.

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