UPSC NDA and NA (I) 2020 Application Process – Step-by-Step Guide

Published on : 9th January 2020    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
NDA Exam

On Wednesday (08th January 2020), 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 2020. The exam is commonly known as NDA & NA II exam. The online application process has started on 08th January 2020 and will continue till 28th January 2020 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 2020. Here we will be checking out the NDA & NA II Application Process 2020. But before getting in to the UPSC NDA and NA 2020 application form, check out the major of what UPSC NDA notification 2020 says:

Check Official UPSC NDA (I) notification 2020 –

As per the UPSC NDA notification, candidates will now be able to register their entry and apply for NDA I examination 2020, as the exam conducting authority has activated the link to apply for NDA & NA I Application Process 2020. The applications are invited from 08th January 2020 and will continue till 28th January 2020 till 06:00 pm.

NDA & NA II Exam 2019 Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates

Commencement of application process

08th January 2020

Last date of application submission

28th January 2020

Withdrawal of online application

04th February 2020 to 11th February 2020

NDA & NA (I) Jan 2020 exam

19th April 2020

NDA & NA I Exam Number of Intakes

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




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

NDA & NA II 2020 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 II 2020 Application Process

  • 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 the parts of the registration process are to be completed before the last date of application submission.

Available Application Forms

  • 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 of fee payment, uploading scanned images of documents, and selecting exam centre.
  • Upload the scanned images of 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 2020 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 2020 application process is self-explanatory and important instructions are provided wherever required. So, candidates will not face any difficulty in filling the form.

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