UPSC NDA 2022 Notification: NDA Recruitment 2022: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released UPSC NDA/ NA Recruitment Notification on the official website of UPSC – A total of 400 vacancies have been announced for the exam. UPSC is going to conduct the NDA 2022 Written examination on April 10, 2022.  UPSC NDA online applications have begun from December 22. The last date to apply online for the NDA exam is January 11, 2022.

NDA is a national-level entrance examination conducted by conducted UPSC for the candidates who want to join defense services. The examination is conducted for the recruitment in Army, Air Forces, and Naval Academy. Check out the article further to get all the information related to the NDA exams like eligibility, NDA application form 2022, exam pattern, selection process, and other related information.

UPSC NDA 2022 Notification:  Exam Overview

Exam Name NDA & NA Exam
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Frequency Twice a Year
Mode of Application Online
Exam Stages 2 (Written Exam & SSB Interview)
Exam Mode Offline
NDA/NA (1) Vacancies 400
No. of Exam Centres 41
Official Website (or)

NDA 2022 Notification  PDF

Union Public Service Commission will release the NDA 2022 notification on December 22, 2021, on their official website. The direct link for the official notification has been provided below, click on the link and download UPSC NDA 1 Notification 2022 PDF.

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UPSC NDA 2022 Notification Exam Dates

UPSC NDA I Exam Dates 2022

The UPSC NDA I Online Written Examination has been scheduled for 10th April 2022 (Sunday) as mentioned in UPSC Calendar 2022. Check the important dates for NDA-I & 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 Exam Date 2022
Events NDA-1 Dates NDA-2 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 Withdrawl 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 Recruitment 2022: Vacancies

The vacancy details of UPSC NDA (1) 2022 Recruitment is tabulated below:

Post  Vacancy Details
National Defence Academy 370 (Army- 208, Navy- 42, Air Force- 120)
Naval Academy 30
Total 400

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Eligibility Criteria of NDA Recruitment 2022

UPSC NDA 2022 Age Limit :

candidates should be between the age of 16.5 years and 19.5 years to be eligible for the exam. Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 2003 and not later than 1st July 2006 are eligible to apply online for NDA 2022 exam.

Educational 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

NDA Application Fee 2022

The application fee for UPSC NDA Recruitment is table below:

Category Fee
General Rs. 100/-
SC/ST Category/ Sons of JCOs, NCOs & ORs. No Fees

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UPSC NDA 2022 Selection Procedure

The NDA selection procedure involves two stages:

  • Stage 1: Written Test
  • Stage 2: SSB Interview

The selection will be done on the basis of performance in Written Test (900 Marks) and SSB Interview/Personality Test (900 Marks).

UPSC NDA Exam Pattern 2022

There will be objective-type questions on:

Subject No. of Questions Marks Time
Maths (Post Code – 01) 120 300 2 Hours & 30 Minutes
General Ability Test (Post Code – 02) 150 600 2 Hours & 30 Minutes

There will be Negative Marking for wrong answers marked

UPSC NDA 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 Requirement Minimum height Maximum height
Except states mentioned below 157.5 cm
Height for Gorkhas and individuals belonging to North Eastern regions of India and hilly regions of Uttarakhand 152.5 cm
Candidates from Lakshadweep 155.5 cm
For Flying Duty
Height Requirement Minimum height Maximum height
Sitting Height 81.5 cm 96 cm
Leg Length 99 cm 120 cm
Thigh Length 64 cm

NDA Salary Scale 2020


Rank Pay (in Rupees)

Lieutenant to Major

15,600 – 39,100/-

Lieutenant Colonel to Major General

37,400 – 67,000/-

Lieutenant General HAG Scale

67,000 – 79,000/-

HAG+ Scale

75,500 – 80,000/-

Vice Chief of Army Staff/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)


Chief of Army Staff

90,000/- (fixed)

How to Apply for UPSC NDA Recruitment 2022?

Click Here to Download UPSC NDA Recruitment Notification PDF!

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UPSC NDA 2022 Exam: FAQs

Q. What is the exam date of UPSC NDA Exam 2022?

Ans: NDA 1 exam is scheduled to be held in 10th April 2022 while the NDA 2 exam is to be conducted in 4th September 2022.

Q. Are girls eligible to apply for NDA 2022 Exam?

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

Q. What is the eligibility for NDA exam?

Ans. For NDA, the age of candidates should be between 16 to 19 years. Candidates who have passed or are appearing in Class 12 from a recognised board can apply for the exam.

Ans: Details regarding vacancies will be available in the notification. Till then candidates can refer to the previous year’s NDA vacancies details given below.

  • Indian Army – 208
  • Indian Navy – 22
  • Indian Air Force – 120
  • Naval Academy (10+2) – 30