UPSC NDA and NA (I) 2022 Application Process – Step-by-Step Guide

Last Modified: 24 Feb 2024

On 22nd December 2021, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has started the online application process for the first phase of the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Exam 2022. The exam is commonly known as NDA & NA I exam. The online application process has started on 22nd December 2021 and will continue till 11th January 2022 till 06:00 pm. Candidates who have completed class 12th level education from a recognized board can appear for the examination and take a part in the UPSC NDA registrations 2022. Here we will be checking out the NDA & NA I Application Process 2022. But before getting into the UPSC NDA and NA 2022 application form, check out the major of what UPSC NDA notification 2022 says:

Check Official UPSC NDA (I) notification 2022 –

As per the UPSC NDA notification, candidates will now be able to register their entry and apply for NDA I examination 2022, as the exam conducting authority has activated the link to apply for NDA & NA I Application Process 2022. The applications are invited from 22nd December 2021 and will continue till 11th January 2022 till 06:00 pm.

NDA & NA I Exam 2022 Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates

Commencement of application process

22nd December 2021

Last date of application submission

11th January 2022

Withdrawal of online application

18th to 24th January 2022

NDA & NA (I) Jan 2022 exam

10th April 2022

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NDA & NA I Vacancies

The examination will fill the following vacancies in the courses offered at the National Defence Academy and the Naval Academy:


Number of Intakes

National Deference Academy

370 (Army - 208, Navy - 42, Air Force – 120) (including 28 Ground Duties)

Naval Academy




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Check complete notice of NDA & NA Examination (I), 2020 HERE.

NDA & NA I 2022 Application Process

Candidates are advised to submit the application form well before time to avoid the last-minute hassle. Here are some things which should be prepared beforehand to make the application process smooth:

  • Scanned image of candidate’s recent photograph (in JPG format, the file size should not exceed 300 KB).
  • Scanned image of candidate’s signature (in JPG format, the file size should not exceed 300 KB).
  • A PDF file of Photo Identity Proof  (the file size should be between 20 KB to 300 KB).
  • A valid email ID
  • An active mobile number

Steps to Fill the NDA & NA I 2022 Application Form

  • Visit the official application submission website of UPSC.
  • Click on the link ‘Online Application For Various Examinations of UPSC’ link.

UPSC Portal

  • The application process links will appear in two parts. You are required to start filling the application form with Part-I. Please note that both parts of the registration process are to be completed before the last date of application submission.

NDA Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

  • UPSC Civil Services & IFS Preliminary Solved Papers (E-Book) Download
  • IES 2009 - 2018 Previous Year Papers E-Book Download

  • Now, click on the link under Part-I registration column.

UPSC NDA NA Registration

  • Read the instructions carefully and click on the ‘Yes’ button at the bottom of the page.

UPSC Registration Last Step

  • The registration form will appear. Enter all the details correctly in the specified space provided. The details are to be correct as per the Matriculation Exam Certificate.

UPSC Registration Submit

  • After completing the registration form, click the ‘Continue’ button. If you want to fill the form again, click the ‘Reset’ button.
  • After completing the registration process, a registration ID will appear on the screen. Keep it safe. This along with your DoB will be your log-in credentials.
  • You can continue with the Part-II of the application process or log in later (before the last date) to complete the application form.
  • Part-II of the registration process comprises fee payment, uploading scanned images of documents, and selecting the exam centre.
  • Upload the scanned images of the candidate’s photograph, signature, and a PDF file of ID proof.
  • Make fee payment - The application fee can be paid either through e-challan or using the online payment mode. The application fee for the NDA & NA I exam 2022 is ₹ 100. Candidates belonging to SC, ST, sons of JCOs/NCOs are exempted from paying the application fee.
  • After successful fee payment, submit the completed application form. And, take a print of the confirmation page.

We hope that the application process will help you in filling the form correctly. Moreover, the NDA & NA I 2022 application process is self-explanatory and important instructions are provided wherever required. So, candidates will not face any difficulty in filling the form.