NDA 1 2022 Notification: Important Dates
NDA Exam is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for Selection in Indian Armed Forces namely Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force. Candidates can check the NDA official notification release date, last date to apply, exam date, etc in the following table. NDA 1 2022 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 10th April 2022.
Online Application Start Date for NDA 1 2022
22 December 2021
Last Date of Online Registration for NDA 1 2022
11th January 2022
NDA 1 2022 Admit Card Release
Three weeks before the exam
NDA 1 2022 Exam Date
10th April 2022
NDA 1 2022 Vacancies
UPSC has release a total of 400 NDA vacancies for Male and Female candidates for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 149th Course, and for the 111th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd January, 2023.
Expected Vacancies in NDA 1 2022 for Male and Female Candidates
|208 (including 10 for female candidates)|
|42 (including 03 for female candidates)|
|(i) Flying – 92 (including 02 for female candidates)|
(ii) Ground Duties (Tech) – 18 (including 02 for female
(iii) Ground Duties (Non Tech) – 10 (including 02 for
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)
|30 (for male candidates only)|
Steps to Apply for NDA 1 2022
- Visit the official website of UPSC- www.upsc.gov.in
- Read the instructions carefully and click Yes
- Fill Part 1 of the Online Application Form and Register yourself
- Upload Your Photo and Signature
- Submit the Fee (If applicable)
NDA 1 2022 Application Fees
General and OBC category candidates have to submit the application fees of INR 100 while Women, SC, and ST candidates are exempted from fee payment. The application fee can be paid both online and offline mode.
SC/ST/Sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs
NDA 1 2022 Age Criteria Eligibility
According to the official notification of UPSC NDA only unmarried male and female aspirants aged between 16.5 - 19.5 are eligible to apply. Candidates must not born earlier than 02nd July 2003 and not later than 1st July 2006 to be eligible for NDA 1 2022 exam.
NDA- Army, Navy & Air Force
02 July 2003 - 01 July 2006
NDA- Indian Naval Academy
02 July 2003 - 01 July 2006
Educational Qualification for NDA 1 2022 exam
The NDA 1 2022 educational qualification required for male & female candidates for the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force & Indian Naval Academy are provided in the following table. Candidates who are studying or passed the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination are eligible to apply for the NDA 1 2022 examination.
The Army wing of NDA
The aspirant must be appearing or passed Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized board
The Air Force & Naval wings of National Defence Academy (NDA) and 10+2 Cadet entry scheme at INA
Candidate must be appearing or cleared his class 12 or equivalent examination with Maths and Physics
- Students who are studying in 12th class can apply for the NDA 1 2022 exam.
- Students who are studying in class 11th are not eligible for the NDA examination.
NDA 1 2022 Exam Eligibility: Marital Status
- Unmarried male & female candidates are eligible for the NDA 1 2022 examination
- Candidates who are applying for NDA exam should not marry until completion of training in the academy.
Physical Standards & Medical Standards for NDA 1 2022
Physical fitness is an important criterion for male & female candidates to apply for the NDA 1 2022 exam. Candidates must be physically fit according to the standards of NDA.
Note: Physical & Medical Standards for female candidates will be updated in NDA 1 2022 notification.
Minimum Height for NDA 1 2022 exam
- According to the official notification the minimum height for male candidates is 157 cms & 152 cms for female candidates ( Note for the Indian Air Force flying branch it is 163 cms).
- Certain exceptions are provided to the candidates in physical standards based on their region.
Visual Standards for NDA 1 2022 exam
- The distance vision (corrected) should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/9 in the worse eye
- In case of Myopia- more than 2.5 D is not permitted
- In case of Hypermetropia: more than 3.5 D including astigmatism is not permitted
In the following table we are sharing the visual standards for the Indian Navy and Indian Air Force:
Uncorrected without glass
Corrected with glass
6/6 (only for Hypermetropia)
Limits of Myopia
Limits of Hypermetropia
+2.00 D Sph
Limits of Colour Perception
NDA 1 Selection Process 2022
NDA Exam is conducted by the UPSC and considered as one of the most challenging competitive exams in the country. Candidates have to clear multiple stages to assure their place in the National Defence Academy. Following are the steps to clear the entire process of NDA exam.
- Written Examination
- SSB Interview/ Personality Test
- Medical Test
- Merit List/ Final Selection
NDA 1 Exam Pattern 2022
There are two papers as per NDA exam pattern which are conducted in two shifts. Two and a half-hour is given for each paper. In the following table we are sharing all the details.
General Ability Test
Note: There will a negative marking of 1/3 of the marks that are assigned to the question will be deducted for an incorrect response.
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