Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released NDA (I) 2022 notification on December 22, 2021, to fill up a total of 400 vacancies. The application form has been released along with the notification. Both male and female candidates can apply for the exam till January 11, 2022. NDA I 2022 written exam will be conducted on April 10, 2022. 

NDA (II) 2022 notification will be released on May 18. NDA (II) application form 2022 will be available from May 18 to June 14, 2022. NDA (II) 2022 written exam will be conducted on September 4, 2022.

NDA (1) Notification 2022 EventsNDA (1) Notification 2022 Dates
Release of NDA 1 notification22-Dec-2021
Release of application form22-Dec-2021
Last date to apply11-Jan-2022
Written exam10-Apr-2022
NDA (2) Notification 2022 Events NDA (2) Notification 2022 Dates
Release of notification 18-May-2022
Application form18-May-2022 to 14-Jun-2022
Written exam04-Sep-2022

Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :
Only unmarried male/female candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 2003 and not later than 1st July, 2006 are eligible.


NDA Exam 2022 NDA 1 Summary

To have an overview of the UPSC NDA 1 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 Exam 2022
Exam NameNational Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA-I)
OrganisationUnion Public Service Commission
Exam level National 
Total vacancies400
Exam Date10th April 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 GAT: 150 Objective type questions Mathematics: 120 Objective type questions
Eligibility Unmarried Boys & Girls 
Language of ExamEnglish and Hindi 

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.

NDA I 2022 Vacancy Details

As per NDA I 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- I 2022.

NDA- I 2022 Vacancy
Naval Defence Academy300 (Army- 208, Navy- 42, Air Force- 120)
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)30


Steps to Apply for UPSC NDA I 2022

Visit the official website of and click on “Apply Online”. The candidates have to complete their application form in two stages: Part I & Part II which has been detailed below:

NDA Application Form Part I

The part I registration is classified into 4 steps:

Step-I The candidate must begin with the registration process and submit all the details correctly in the application form.

Step-II The next step is to choose the preferred branch you want to join in the Defence Army.

Step-III Enter your email id and phone number and verify the details.

Step-IV The last step to complete the registrtaion process is the generation of Registration ID.

NDA Application Form Part II

Step-I Pay the application fee for UPSC NDA I Exam as applicable.

Step-II Select the preferred city where you want your exam centre to be allotted.

Step-III Upload your photograph, signature, and photo-identity proof. The file should not exceed 300 kb and must be less than 20 kb

Step-IV Agree to the declaration and submit your application form for UPSC NDA Exam. Download a copy of the application form for future reference.

UPSC NDA 2022 Selection Process

UPSC NDA 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 1 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 2022 Exam Pattern 

The candidates who are preparing for NDA I Exam 2022, must be familiar with the exam pattern that is followed by UPSC. We have discussed the details for NDA 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 language (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