NDA 1 2022 Notification: Application Form, Dates, Vacancy, Fee

By Dhruv Kumar|Updated : April 24th, 2022

NDA 2022 Notification: UPSC has release the official notification for NDA 1 2022 on 22nd December 2021, the exam will be conducted on 10th April 2022. Candidates who have been waiting for the NDA 1 notification 2022 can now check the important exam dates, steps to apply, application fee, selection process, eligibility and other details of National Defence Academy (NDA) exam in this post. A total of 400 vacancies has been released by UPSC in NDA 1 2022 exam. The online application of NDA (1) 2022 will also started from today. We will shared the PDF of official notification & direct link to apply of NDA (1) Exam 2022 below.

As per the UPSC notification, male & female candidates who have completed their 12th or equivalent can apply for the NDA 1 2022 exam. In this article, we will also discuss the NDA 1 2022 eligibility criteria, nationality, age limit, educational qualification, marital status, physical standards, height and weight, visual standards, etc.

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Click Here to Download NDA 1 2022 Official Notification

Click Here to Apply for NDA 1 2022 Exam

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.

Important Dates

Details

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

 
Note* The e-Admit Card for NDA exam will be released three weeks before the commencement of examination. Candidates can download e-admit cared from official UPSC website (upsconline.nic.in).

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

Details

Indian Army 

208 (including 10 for female candidates)

Indian Navy

42 (including 03 for female candidates)

Indian Airforce

(i) Flying – 92 (including 02 for female candidates)
(ii) Ground Duties (Tech) – 18 (including 02 for female
candidates)
(iii) Ground Duties (Non Tech) – 10 (including 02 for
female candidates)

Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)

30 (for male candidates only)

Total

400

Steps to Apply for NDA 1 2022

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC- www.upsc.gov.in
  2. Read the instructions carefully and click Yes
  3. Fill Part 1 of the Online Application Form and Register yourself
  4. Upload Your Photo and Signature
  5. 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.

Category

Fees

General/OBC

Rs. 100/-

SC/ST/Sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs

Nil

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.

Academy

Age Criteria

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.

Wing

Eligibility

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

Note:

  • 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:

Specification

Naval

Air Force

Uncorrected without glass

6/6

6/6, 6/9

Corrected with glass

6/6

6/6 (only for Hypermetropia)

Limits of Myopia

-0.75

Nil

Limits of Hypermetropia

+1.5

+2.00 D Sph

Limits of Colour Perception

I

Nil

Binocular Vision

III

Nil

Manifest Myopia

N.A.

Nil Re

Tinoscopic Myopia

N.A.

0.5

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.

  1. Written Examination
  2. SSB Interview/ Personality Test
  3. Medical Test
  4. 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.

Details

Paper  1

Paper 2

Paper

Mathematics

General Ability Test

Questions 

120

150

Marks

300

600

Time

2.5 hrs

2.5 hrs

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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FAQs

  • You can download the NDA 1 2022 notification PDF through the official website https://www.upsc.gov.in/ you can check the direct link here in this article.

  • The NDA 1 2022 Application form link will be activated from on 22nd December 2021.

  • The last date to apply for NDA 1 2021 recruitment is 11th January 2022.

  • Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination.

  • No, there is no percentage criteria to apply for NDA exam.

  • Yes female candidates can apply for NDA 1 2022 exam.

  • A total of 400+ vacancies are expected to be released by UPSC for NDA 1 2022 exam.

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