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NDA 2 2022 Notification, Exam Date, Online Application, Eligibility, Age Limits

UPSC will start the NDA 2 2022 registration on 18th May 2022 and the written exam will be conducted on 4th September 2022.

Update: UPSC has published the NDA 2 2022 full notification today on 18th May 2022. Check out the more details below.

Find out the latest UPSC NDA 2022 2 Notification Details. UPSC has published the NDA 2 2022 notification on 18th May 2022 for the male and female defence aspirants who are aspiring to join the National Defence Academy.

The National Defence Academy Exam is a national-level entrance examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for candidates who want to join the armed forces. The National Defence Academy is situated in Khadakwasla, Maharashtra. Recruitment is done into the Army, Navy, and Air Force on completion and clearance of the entrance exam, SSB Interview, and medicals. The entrance examination is conducted twice a year, once at the beginning of the year, and one towards the end. Defence aspirants who are looking forward to NDA 2 2022 notification can check the important details related to UPSC National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II) 2022.

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The NDA 2022 2 Exam will be conducted in an offline and written mode. The exam can be attempted in Hindi or English.

NDA 2 2022 Important Dates:

Important DatesEvent
NDA 2 2022 Applications Start18th May 2022
NDA 2 2022 Applications Closes7th June 2022
NDA 2 2022 Admit Card ReleaseAugust 2022
NDA 2 2022 NDA Exam Date4th September 2022
NDA 2 2022 NDA Results ReleaseNovember 2022
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NDA 2 2022 Vacancies

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NDA 2 2022 Application fee:

General and OBC candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100. Women, SC and ST candidates are exempted from fee payment.

Here is some important information regarding the NDA examination:




A candidate must be an unmarried male or female and must be:

  1. A citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal
  3. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  4. 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 categories (1), (3) and (4) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

NDA 2 2022 Educational Qualification:

Military WingEducational Qualification
Air Force Wing12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board or a University.  
Naval Wing12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board or a University.  
Army Wing12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University  


The age limit is between sixteen years, during commencement of the course, to nineteen years, during the commencement of the course.

For NDA 2 2022 exam, candidates must be born between January 2, 2004 – January 1, 2007, both dates being inclusive.

A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of the Armed Forces shall not be eligible to apply.

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NDA 2 2022 Selection Process:

Step 1: Written Exam

  • The first step involves the written exam.
  • The exam involves two papers of mathematics and general ability.

Step 2: SSB Interview

  • The second step involves the SSB Interview.
  • Candidates who clear the written exam are called for the SSB Interview which tests them on their personality, physical fitness, group discussions and psychology.

NDA 2 2022 Exam Syllabus:

The NDA exam is divided into two papers namely Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT).

Mathematics Paper:

Total Marks300 marks
Number of Questions120
Marks Awarded for Correct Answer2.5 marks
Negative Marking-0.83 marks
Exam Duration2.5 hours

Topic-Wise Question Distribution:

Quadratic Equation15-20
Matrices and Determinants30
Complex Number10-15

General Ability Paper:

Total Marks600 marks
Number of Questions150
Number of Questions in English Section50
Number of Questions in General Knowledge Section100
Maximum Marks for English200 marks
Maximum Marks for General Knowledge400 marks
Marks for Correct Answer4 marks in both section
Negative Marking-1.33 marks in both sections
Exam Duration2.5 hours

Topic-Wise Question Distribution:


TopicNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
Spotting Errors520
Selecting Words1040
Ordering of Words in a Sentence936
Sentence Improvement1040

General Knowledge:

TopicNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
General Science1144
History and Freedom Movement1664
Current Affairs1768

NDA 2 2022 Expected Cut Off Marks

Many candidates are appearing for the NDA 2 2022 written exam on 4th September 2022. Here we will discuss NDA 2 2022 expected cut off marks based on previous trends.

NDA & NA (II) 2020355723
NDA & NA (I) 2020355723
NDA & NA (I) 2019342704
NDA & NA (II) 2018325688
NDA & NA (I) 2018338705
NDA & NA (II) 2017258624
NDA & NA (I) 2017342708
NDA & NA (II) 2016229602
NDA & NA (I) 2016288656
NDA & NA (II) 2015269637
NDA & NA (I) 2015306674
NDA & NA (II) 2014283656
NDA & NA (I) 2014360722
NDA & NA (II) 2013360721
NDA & NA (I) 2013333698
NDA & NA (II) 2012335699

NDA 2 2022 Admit Card:

You will be able to download your admit card two weeks prior to the examination.

Make sure to carefully check all your details like name, age, registration number, exam centre and date of the exam. If there are any mistakes you must inform the authorities immediately.

Carrying your admit card on the day of the exam is mandatory along with ID proof.

NDA 2 2022 Vacancies:

148th NDA – Indian Army208
148th NDA – Indian Navy42
148th NDA – Indian Air Force120 (including 28 for ground duties)
110th Indian Naval Academy Course30

NDA 2 2022 Vacancies for Women:

148th NDA CourseVacancies for Women
Indian Army10
Indian Navy3
Indian Air Force (Flying)2
Indian Air Force (GD Tech)2
Indian Air Force (GD Non-Tech)2

Females applying for the National Defence Academy examination:

In compliance with the judgment of the Honourable Supreme Court, the UPSC released a notice allowing females to appear for the NDA exam 2 in 2021. All the eligibility criteria remain the same as the male candidates.

Health and physical standards, infrastructure for females at the National defence Academy, strength intake, nature of training and medical standards was left to be decided by the Ministry of Defence.

It was also specified that separate physical infrastructure and residential quarters with strict physical separation would be allotted to female candidates including separate bathroom cubicles, swimming, equitation, games, and sports facilities.

As per the female eligibility criteria stated in the NDA 2022 notification, the age limit, educational qualification, & marital status requirements for female candidates are the same as for male candidates. 

NDA Physical Fitness- Undesirable Health Issues:

  • Wax in Ears
  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Hydrocele / Phimosis
  • Condition of Overweight / Underweight
  • Under Sized Chest
  • Piles
  • Tonsillitis
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Varicocele

Case of Body Tattoos:

  1. The candidates must ensure that the permanent body tattoos, if any, should only be present on the inner side of the forearm. 
  1. Under no circumstances will UPSC accept tattoos on the inside of the elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of the palm/back (dorsal) side of the hand. 
  2. Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are also not acceptable.
  3. In case the candidate happens to belong to a tribe where it is customary to have tattoo marks on the face or body, acceptance will be granted on a case-to-case basis, considering the traditions involved. The decision of authorities would be final in such instances.

NDA 2 2022 Exam Centres:

BhopalGautam Budh Nagar
Navi MumbaiShillong
Port BlairSrinagar

NDA 2 2022 Application Process – Steps to apply:

  1. Click on upsconline.nic.in.
  3. Click on Part-I Registration of NDA/NA 2022 II Examination.
  4. Read all the instructions carefully.
  5. Click on YES once you have read the instructions.
  6. Fill in your details EXACTLY as per given in your Matriculation/SSC/10th Class Secondary School Certificate.
  7. Give proper educational qualification:

Make sure you only go to the official website. Enter all your details correctly, without any spelling mistakes, as mentioned in your official government documents.

NDA 2 2022 Answer Key:

After the announcement of the results, the answer key is released. Candidates can go to the official website and download the answer key to match your answers and see where you lost marks or if your paper has some discrepancies.

NDA Salary:

Cadets training at NDA get a fixed stipend of Rs. 56,100. Once commissioned their salary increases and differs according tot heir rank.

Lieutenant10Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500
Captain10 BRs. 61,300 – 1,93,900
Major11Rs. 69,400 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel12 ARs. 1,21,200 – 2,12,400
Colonel13Rs. 1,30,600 – 2,15,900
Brigadier13 ARs. 1,39,600 – 2,17,600
Major General14Rs. 1,44,200 – 2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale15Rs. 1,82,200 – 2,24,100
HAG + Scale16Rs. 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Lieutenant General (NFSG)/Army Cdr17Rs. 2,25,000 fixed
COAS18Rs. 2,50,000 fixed

Tips for Written Exam:

  • Make your own study plan after analysing the complete syllabus and previous year question papers, all available on UPSC Website
  • Make a list of topics you want to leave for the exam as risks should be avoided at any costs due to negative marking. And make other topics your strength by focusing on problem solving
  • Focus on clearing concepts from NCERT books as recently many questions especially in maths were basic definitions of terms.
  • Keep attempting regular mock tests and analyse your performances to work on weak areas. Focus on accuracy first and then move to speed.
  •  For current affairs follow the trend of questions asked from this subject and prepare as per that otherwise current affairs as a whole is too vast to complete. Same for other subjects.

NDA 2 2022 Results:

To check the results, one can:

  1. Visit the official link.
  2. Click on the results link.
  3. Login with your credentials.
  4. Download your results.
  5. If you have qualified you, will be called for the SSB Interview.

In the above article, we have gone through the NDA exam eligibility criteria’s along with the paper pattern and syllabus.

Candidates are always advised to keep themselves updated on any updates posted by the UPSC regarding the examination.

Cracking the NDA exam is not an easy task. I wish all the aspirants who are appearing for the NDA examination good luck. You can always find course-wise study material at SSBCrackExams.

I hope this article was useful and informative for all the defence aspirants.

Find more such articles at SSBCrackExams blog post!

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