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NDA Exam 2022 – Important Dates, Exam pattern, Syllabus and More Information


On 22nd December 2021, UPSC i.e. Central Public Service Commission issued NDA Application Form 2022. Candidates wishing to apply for NDA (National Academy of Defence) recruitment for the posts of Indian Army, Indian Navy and Air Force can apply directly by visiting the official website. For detailed information on NDA Application Form 2022, keep reading this article till the end.

NDA I Exam Dates 2022:

As mentioned in UPSC Calendar 2022, UPSC NDA I online written test is conducted on 10th April 2022 (Sunday). Check the important dates for NDA-I and NDA-II 2022 from the table below and mark them on your calendar so that you do not miss the exam dates.

NDA Exam Date 2022
Events NDA-1 Exam Dates NDA-2 Exam Dates
Notification 22nd December 2021 18th May 2022
Application form 22nd December 2021 18th May 2022
Last date to apply 11th January 2022 (6 pm) 14th June 2022
Application Withdrawal 18th to 24th January 2022 To be notified
Admit card March 2022 October 2022
Written exam 10th April 2022 04th September 2022
Declaration of written result To be notified soon To be notified soon
SSB Interview To be notified soon To be notified soon

 NDA  Exam Information  online TEsts

NDA 2022 Exam Pattern:

Candidates who are preparing for the NDA I exam 2022 should be aware of the examination system to be followed by UPSC.  NDA 2022 exam pattern below:

  • The exam will be conducted in an offline mode
  • Questions will be in multiple choice questions
  • Questions will be asked in bilingual (English and Hindi).
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.83 marks for Maths, 1.33 for English, and 1.33 marks for GK
  • See detailed exam sample for NDA I online exam
Code Subject Max. Mark Duration
1 Mathematics 300 2.5 hours
2 General Ability Test 600 2.5 hours
  Total 900 5 hours

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2022:

The NDA eligibility criteria are divided into three different stages which are age limit criteria, educational qualification and physical standards. Below you can go through the detailed eligibility norms of the NDA 2022 exam:

  • Age limit

For UPSC NDA 1 Exam 2022, candidates should not have been born before 2nd July 2003 and not after 1st July 2006.

UPSC NDA 2 Exam 2022, Candidates should not have been born before 2nd January 2004 and not after 1st January 2007

  • NDA Educational Qualification
Academy Educational Qualification
NDA Course (Indian Army) 12th Class pass of the 10 + 2 School Education pattern or equivalent exam performed by the State Education Board or University.
NDA Course (Indian Navy & Indian Air Force) & 107th and 108th INAC Course 12th Pass of the 10 + 2 School Education pattern or equivalent to Physics and Mathematics by a State Education Board or a University.
  • Physical standards for NDA
Category Minimum Height for Male Candidates
Tribal’s from Ladakh Region 155 Cm
Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, and Minicoy Islands 155 Cm
Gorkhas, Nepali, Assamese, Garhwali, Kumaoni, and Uttarakhand 152 Cm
Bhutan, Sikkim & North East Region 152 Cm