NDA 2 2022 Exam Date: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the NDA 2 Exam Notification 2022 for 400 vacancies. The candidates who are interested in NDA II Exam 2022 must bookmark the dates and those who are interested in upcoming NDA Exams must go through the below article for detailed information for UPSC NDA Exam. The written exam for NDA 2 2022 is to be held on 4th September 2022 (Sunday).

NDA Exam is conducted twice every year for selecting the eligible candidates for the admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC) of the NDA for the 150th Course and for the 112th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing in 02nd July 2023. National Defence. The selection of eligible males & females will be done through written Examination and SSB interviews.

NDA Exam 2022 Exam Summary

To have an overview of the UPSC NDA 2 Exam, the candidates must refer to the below summary table including all important details for the exam. Now eligible girls can also apply for National Defence Academy  & Naval Academy Examination. 

UPSC NDA 2 Exam 2022
Exam NameNational Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA-I)
OrganisationUnion Public Service Commission
Exam level National 
Total vacancies400
Exam Date04th September 2022 (Sunday)
Frequency of exam Twice a year
Exam stages Written Test and SSB Interview 
Exam mode Offline 
Exam duration Five hours (Mathematics: 2 ½ hours, General Ability Test (GAT): 2 ½ hours) 
Exam pattern 
  1. GAT: 150 Objective type questions
  2. Mathematics: 120 Objective type questions
Eligibility Unmarried Boys & Girls 
Language of ExamEnglish and Hindi 
Official websitewww.upsc.gov.in

NDA Exam Date 2022 Out

NDA Exam Date 2022 has already been released by the UPSC for NDA 2 2022 exam along with its annual exam calendar. The UPSC NDA 2022 II Offline Written Examination will be conducted on 04th September 2022 (Sunday) as mentioned in UPSC Calendar 2022. Check the important dates for NDA-II 2022 from the below table and mark them on your calendar so you do not miss out on the exam dates.

UPSC NDA 2 Exam Date 2022
EventsNDA-2 Exam Dates
NDA 2 Notification 18th May 2022
Application form 18th May 2022
Last date to apply 7th June 2022 (6 pm)
Application Withdrawl14th to 20th June 2022
NDA 2 Admit card 2022October 2022
NDA 2 2022 Exam Date  04th September 2022
NDA 2 Answer Key [Unofficial]04th September 2022
NDA 2 Result 2022To be notified soon
SSB Interview To be notified soon

NDA 2 2022 Notification 

NDA 2 notification 2022 has been released on www.upsc.gov.in on 18th May announcing 400 vacancies for boys & girls to be recruited for FY 2022-23 for National Defence Academy and Naval Academy. The direct link for the official notification will be provided below, till then click on the link and download UPSC NDA 1 Notification 2022 PDF.

UPSC NDA 2 Notification 2022 Out: Download PDF

NDA 2 Vacancy 2022

The total number of vacancies to be recruited through the NDA 2 exam has been released along with the official notification of UPSC NDA 2022 exam on 18th May 2022. As per NDA 2 2022 Notification, a total of 400 vacancies will be recruited for National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) out of which 370 belong to NDA and the remaining 30 for NA. Check the below table for detailed vacancy distribution for NDA II 2022.

NDA 2 Vacancy 2022
National Defence Academy Army208 (including 10 for female candidates)
 Navy42 (including 03 for female candidates) 
 Air Force(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

NDA Exam 2022 Online Form 

The online application form for NDA 2 Exam 2022 has been activated from 18th May 2022 and ends on 7th June 2022 on www.upsc.gov.in. All the eligible boys & girls candidates interested in NDA-II 2022 can fill the NDA form 2022 through online registration by clicking on the link given below. 

NDA II 2022 Online Application Form Link 

NDA 2022 Application Fee

The Application fee for a General Category candidate is Rs 100/-

The fee can be deposited in any Branch of SBI by cash or can be submitted by using the net banking facility of the State Bank of India or directly by using Visa/ MasterCard/ Rupay Credit/ Debit Card.

Candidates belonging to SC/ ST candidates/ Sons of JCOs/ NCOs/ ORs are exempted from payment of the fee.

NDA Previous Year Question Paper PDFs- Click to Download

UPSC NDA 2 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must hold the minimum qualification to be eligible for Defence Jobs. Below we have mentioned the details for Education Qualification, Age Limit, Nationality, Physical Standards.

NDA Education Qualification

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: The candidate should be 12th pass/HSC or equivalent examination from 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 Naval Academy: The candidate should have completed their 12th Class/HSC or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics from a State Education Board or a recognised University

NOTE: The candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination are too eligible to appear in the UPSC NDA examination.

NDA Age Limit 

For UPSC NDA 2 Exam 2022, candidates must have been born not earlier than January 2, 2004, and not later than January 1, 2007. 


The candidates must be unmarried male/female and should be:

a Citizen of India, or

a Subject of Bhutan, or

a Subject of Nepal, or

a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Physical Standards

The candidates must be physically fit as per the physical standards for National Defence Academy and Naval Academy. They should be able to fulfill the following criteria:

(a) Running: 2.4 km in 15 minutes

(b) Skipping

(c) Pushups & Sit-ups: Minimum 20 each

(d) Chin-ups: Minimum 08

(e) Rope Climbing: 3.4 meters

Height Requirements

For Ground Duty
Height RequirementMinimum heightMaximum height
Except states mentioned below157.5 cm--
Height for Gorkhas and individuals belonging to North Eastern regions of India and hilly regions of Uttarakhand152.5 cm---
Candidates from Lakshadweep155.5 cm---
For Flying Duty
Height RequirementMinimum heightMaximum height
Sitting Height81.5 cm96 cm
Leg Length99 cm120 cm
Thigh Length---64 cm

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UPSC NDA 2 2022 Selection Process

UPSC NDA 2 is the examination process that is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to provide the opportunity to the youth of the country who wish to join defence jobs. The selection for defence jobs through NDA 2 Exam 2022 will be conducted in two stages:

Written examination

Intelligence & Personality Test (SSB)

A candidate who qualifies in a written examination will be called for a personality test which will be conducted to check the intelligence and personality. The candidates have to clear both stages to get their names on the merit list. The merit list/final result will be generated by UPSC with the cumulative score of the Written Exam and the SSB will be considered for final selection.

NDA 2 2022 Exam Pattern 

The candidates who are preparing for NDA II Exam 2022, must be familiar with the exam pattern that is followed by UPSC. We have discussed the details for NDA 2 2022 exam pattern below:

1. The exam will be conducted in an offline mode

2. The questions will be in Multiple Choice Questions

3. The questions will be asked in bilingual languages (English & Hindi)

4. There will be a negative marking of 0.83 marks for Maths, 1.33 for English, and 1.33 marks for GK

5. Have a look at the detailed exam pattern for NDA I Examination

CodeSubjectMax. MarksDuration
1Mathematics3002.5 hours
2General Ability Test6002.5 hours
Total9005 hours

NDA 2 2022 Syllabus 

There would be two subjects Mathematics & General Ability Test for which the candidates have to be well-prepared. The candidates are advised to not skip any topic for NDA Exam and begin their preparation along with the detailed syllabus. There will be questions from English (200 marks) and General Knowledge (400 marks) in the General Ability Test.

Topics covered under Mathematics

Matrices and Determinants
Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
Vector Algebra
Analytical Geometry Of Two and Three Dimension
Statistics and Probability

Topics covered under General Ability Test

The questions in this paper will be asked from English language and General knowlegde.

Topics covered under English

Spotting Errors
Selecting Words
Ordering of Words in a Sentence
Sentence Improvement

Topics covered under General Knowledge

General Science
History & Freedom Movement
Current Affairs/ Events

Detailed NDA 2 Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022

NDA 2 SSB Interview 2022

The SSB Interview will be conducted for assessing the Intelligence and Personality Test tentatively in January 2023 to April 2023. The candidates who have qualified in the written exam have to appear in 2 stages interview process conducted by the officials. The candidates who qualify for the interview round are required to submit a birth certificate and pass certificate. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of the candidate's performance in the written examination and interview round.

NDA II Admit Card 2022

It is expected that UPSC will release the NDA II Admit Card in August 2022 for the exam which has been scheduled for 04th September 2022. The candidates who are going to register for the exam can download their UPSC NDA II Admit Card from the official website @upsc.gov.in using their registration number and password generated at the time of the UPSC NDA II 2022 Application Process.

NDA Admit Card 2022- Check Details

NDA II Answer Key 2022

The answer key for UPSC NDA II Exam will be released officially after the conduction of the written test. The commission will be issuing a provisional answer key first to which the candidates can submit their objections. After the assessment of the provisional answer key and objections, the final answer key will be released.

NDA II Result 2022

The result of the written test will be released around a month later after the conduction of the NDA-II 2022 Exam with the names of candidates shortlisted for the interview round. The commission will be releasing the merit list of candidates selected for the admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC) of the NDA for the 150th Course and for the 112th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) after the SSB Interview process.

NDA 2 Result 2022- Click to Check Details

UPSC NDA Cut off 2022

The cutoff for the written exam and final selection is released after the declaration of the final result. NDA Cut Off marks for the written exam will be calculated out of 900. The final cutoff marks are calculated on the basis of marks scored by the last recommended candidates out of 1800 marks (900 marks for the written exam and 900 marks for the SSB Interview). The minimum qualifying mark for each subject is 25%. The candidates can check the previous year's cut off marks for NDA Exam below.

NDA (II) 2020 Cutoff

StageCut off
Minimum qualifying standard at the written stage (out of 900)355
Marks secured by last recommended candidate (Final Stage) (out of 1800) 719

NDA (I) 2020 Cut Off

StageCut off
Minimum qualifying standard at the written stage (out of 900)723
Marks secured by last recommended candidate (Final Stage) (out of 1800) 355

UPSC NDA Cut Off [Previous Year]- Click to Check

NDA II Exam Centres

The candidates were given choice to choose their preferred cities for the exam centres while filling their application form. Below is the list of cities where the UPSC NDA II Exam will be conducted on 04th September 2022.

JorhatGarwhal (Srinagar)
BhopalGautam Budh Nagar
Navi MumbaiShillong
Panaji (Goa)Shimla
Port BlairSrinagar
Prayagraj (Allahabad)Thane


NDA Exam 2022: FAQs

UPSC will conduct the the UPSC NDA 2022 2 exam on 04th September 2022 (Sunday).

Yes, NDA 2 notification 2022 pdf and online application form has been released by UPSC on 18th May 2022.

The commission will conduct written examination followed by interview round to select candidates for defence jobs through NDA Exam.

Yes, the candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks in each subject of NDA 2 Exam 2022.

NDA Exam comprises of two subjects: Mathematics & General Ability Test (English & General Knowledge).

Yes, unmarried girls are now eligible to appear in NDA Exam.

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