UPSC NDA 2022 @ for 400 Vacancies
UPSC NDA 2022 @ for 400 Vacancies


NDA 1 2022 application form has been released online on the official website - Candidates can apply for NDA 1 2022 exam till January 11, 2022.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Exam I for the year 2022 tomorrow i.e. on 21 December 2021. 

Note: For any queries, contact UPSC’s facilitation counter near gate C in person directly or through the telephone number – 011 23385271/ 23381125/ 23098543.

UPSC NDA 2022 Important Dates

EventsUPSC NDA 2022 Dates
UPSC NDA Notification Date 202222 December 2021
UPSC NDA Registration Date 202222 December to 11 January 2022
UPSC NDA Application Withdraw Date 202218 January 2022 to 24 January 2022
UPSC NDA 1 Exam Date 202210 April 2022
UPSC NDA 1 Admit Card Date 2022Three weeks before the exam
UPSC NDA Interview DateTo be released
UPSC NDA 2022 Important Dates

UPSC NDA Vacancy Details 2022

NDA 2022 vacancy details

National Defence AcademyArmy208 (including 10 for females)
Navy42 (including 3 for females)
Air ForceFlying – 92 (including 2 for female)Ground duties (Tech) – 18 (including 2 for female)Ground duties (Non-Tech) – 10 (including 2 for female)
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadre Entry scheme)30 (only male)
NDA 2022 vacancy details

National Defence Academy

  • Army – 208 (including 10 for female candidates)
  • Navy – 42 (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 candidate

Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)

30 (for male candidates only)


Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training for Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy – Rs 56,100/- p.m. (Starting pay in Level 10)


Lt to Major

  • Lt – Level 10 (56,100 – 1,77,500)
  • Capt – Level 10 B (61,300-1,93,900)
  • Maj – Level 11 (69,400 –2,07,200)

Lt Colonel to Major General

  • Lt Col – Level 12A (1,21,200 –2,12,400)
  • Col – Level 13 (1,30,600-2,15,900)
  • Brig – Level 13A (1,39,600-2,17,600)
  • Maj Gen – Level 14 (1,44,200-2,18,200)

Lt Gen AG Scale

  • Level 15 (1, 82, 200-2,24,100)

HAG + Scale

  • Level 16 (2,05,400 – 2,24,400)

VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ LtGen (NFSG)

  • Level 17 (2,25,000/-) (fixed)


  • Level 18 (2,50,000/-) (fixed)

Military Service Pay (MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lt to Brig:

Rs 15,500 p.m. fixed

Flying Allowance:

The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance at Rs 25,000/- p.m.

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UPSC NDA Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check the eligibility criteria of the NDA 2022 exam from the table below.

NDA 2022 eligibility criteria

Nationality– A candidate must be an unmarried male and must 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. Provided that a candidate belonging to above categories and shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
Age limitApplicants born between July 2, 2003, to July 1, 2006, are eligible. (no age relaxation for reserved category)
Minimum Age – 15.7 years
Maximum Age – 18.7 years
Academic qualificationFor Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Candidate must be 12th passe of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy: Candidate must be 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

NDA 1 application form 2022 – Documents needed

The following are the list of documents required to fill the application form of NDA 1 2022.

  • Valid email id & mobile number.
  • Scanned photograph & signature.
  • Valid photo ID proof.
  • Necessary documents and certificates.
  • Basic personal & academic details.
  • Fee payment details.

Steps to fill NDA 1 2022 application form:

In order to fill the NDA application form 2022, candidates have to follow the steps below.

Step-1: NDA 1 registration 2022 (Part-1)

Step-2: NDA 1 2022 registration (Part-2)

Step-3: Payment of application fee

CategoryFee (Rs.)
General/ OBC/ EWS100
SC, ST, Sons of JCOs, NCOs & ORsNo fee

Step-4: Upload necessary documents

Step-5: Final submission

UPSC NDA 2022 Selection Procedure 

The candidate will be selected on the basis of:

  1. Written Test – 900 Marks
  2. SSB Interview/Personality Test – 900 Marks

UPSC NDA Exam Pattern

SubjectPost CodeNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
Maths(Post Code – 01)1203002 Hours & 30 Minutes
General Ability Test(Post Code – 02)1506002 Hours & 30 Minutes

Note: There will be negative marking in the exam.

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UPSC NDA Syllabus

Part 1 – Mathematics:

  • Algebra :Concept of set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation. Representation of real numbers on a line. Complex numbers—basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa. Arithmetic, 19 Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations with real coefficients. Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its applications. Logarithms and their applications.
  • Matrices and Determinants : Types of matrices, operations on matrices. Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, Applications-Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by Matrix Method.
  • Trigonometry : Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.
  •  Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions: Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula. Equation of a line in various forms. Angle between two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.
  •  Differential Calculus : Concept of a real valued function–domain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits—examples. Continuity of functions—examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative—applications. Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function. Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.
  • Integral Calculus and Differential Equations : Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. 20 Evaluation of definite integrals—determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves—applications. Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of a differential equations, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types—examples. Application in problems of growth and decay.
  • Vector Algebra : Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of a vector, scalar product or dot product of two vectors. Vector product or cross product of two vectors. Applications—work done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems.
  • Statistics and probability : Statistics : Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution—examples. Graphical representation—Histogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon— examples. Measures of Central tendency—Mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation—determination and comparison. Correlation and regression. Probability : Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events. Complementary, elementary and composite events. Definition of probability—classical and statistical—examples. Elementary theorems on probability—simple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes’ theorem—simple problems. Random variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.
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PAPER 2 – General Ability Test:

Paper will consists of 2 parts:

Part ‘A’—English: Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.

Part ‘B’— GK:

  • Physics – Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific
  • Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer. Motion of objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Power and Energy. Effects of Heat, Measurement of Temperature and Heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat. Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments. Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflection and refraction. Spherical mirrors and Lenses, Human Eye. Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet. Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Nonconductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays. General Principles in the working of the following: Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses.
  • Chemistry: Physical and Chemical changes. Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems). Properties of Air and Water. Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbondioxide, Oxidation and Reduction. Acids, bases and salts. Carbon—different forms. Fertilizers—Natural and Artificial. Material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and GunPowder. Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.
  • General Science: Difference between the living and non-living. Basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues. Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals. Elementary knowledge of Human Body and its important organs. Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention. Food—Source of Energy for man. Constituents of food, Balanced Diet. The Solar System—Meteors and Comets, Eclipses. Achievements of Eminent Scientists.
  • History, Freedom Movement etc. – A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation. Freedom Movement in India. Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration. Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India. Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives and Community Development. Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence. French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution. Impact of Science and Technology on Society. Concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism and Communism. Role of India in the present world.
  • Geography – The Earth, its shape and size. Lattitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time. International Date Line. Movements of Earth and their effects. Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification; Weathering—Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate, Major Natural regions of the World. Regional Geography of India—Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and Industrial activities. Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports of India.
  • Current Events – Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years. Current important world events. Prominent personalities—both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports. 23 NOTE : Out of maximum marks assigned to part ‘B’ of this paper, questions on Sections ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ will carry approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20% and 10% weightages respectively

UPSC NDA Admit Card 2022

Candidates can download UPSC NDA 1 Admit Card in the month of March 2022 from UPSC Online website. No Admit Card will be sent by post.

UPSC NDA Exam Centres

  1. Agartala
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Aizawl
  4. Prayagraj (Allahabad)
  5. Bengaluru
  6. Bareilly
  7. Bhopal
  8. Chandigarh
  9. Chennai
  10. Cuttack
  11. Dehradun
  12. Delhi
  13. Dharwad
  14. Dispur
  15. Gangtok
  16. Hyderabad
  17. Imphal
  18. Itanagar
  19. Jaipur
  20. Jammu
  21. Jorhat
  22. Kochi
  23. Kohima
  24. Kolkata
  25. Lucknow
  26. Madurai
  27. Mumbai
  28. Nagpur
  29. Panaji (Goa)
  30. Patna
  31. Port Blair
  32. Raipur
  33. Ranchi
  34. Sambalpur
  35. Shillong
  36. Shimla
  37. Srinagar
  38. Thiruvananthapuram
  39. Tirupati
  40. Udaipur
  41. Vishakhapatnam.

UPSC NDA Result 2022

A PDF list containing the roll numbers selected for the interview round shall be uploaded to UPSC website.

FAQs on UPSC NDA 2022

What is UPSC NDA Application Form Last Date?

11th Jan 2022 is the last date for filling the UPSC NDA 2022 application form.

What is UPSC NDA Exam Date 2022?

10 April 2022

Is there any negative marking in the UPSC Exam?